Sports reporter

Daily Journal, Kankakee, IL, Kankakee, Illinois

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Date Posted November 13, 2019
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Sports/Outdoors
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified


Daily Journal seeks full-time sports reporter

The Daily Journal in Kankakee, Ill., has an opening in its sport department for a writer with a passion for local sports.

Your primary responsibility will be coverage of local sports, but here you’ll also get to write sports features and the chance to take sports stories beyond routine game coverage. You may also participate in our podcast.

Required education and skills:

Bachelor's degree in journalism or related field

Excellent grammar, spelling and punctuation skills

Be able to accurately edit own copy and submitted copy

Be able to write interesting, accurate headlines

Experience and drive to use social media

Available to work evenings and weekends

Ability to work under deadline pressure

Valid driver's license, proof of vehicle insurance and reliable transportation to travel to assignments

Skills that will put you on top of the stack:

Photography skills and knowledge of Photoshop

Previous experience with page design using InDesign

Experience with content management systems

A digital-storytelling mindset

Ability to drive social media traffic

Kankakee, Ill., is located an hour south of Chicago and covers teams in the Kankakee Valley area. We are a family-owned newspaper and offer a full benefit package.

To apply, send your resume and a cover letter to Misty Knisely, managing editor, by email at using the subject line “Sports writer position.”


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