Date Posted June 30, 2020
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Sports/Outdoors
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified


The Wisconsin State Journal, the state’s leading newspaper for coverage of University of Wisconsin sports, seeks a full-time columnist to provide commentary and analysis on the world of sports in Madison and beyond. This columnist must be able to write timely and compelling columns on tight deadlines; produce unique content for multiple Web platforms; and deliver insight and opinion on a wide range of local and national sports topics, with an emphasis on the Badgers and the Packers.

The successful candidate will be well-versed with social media, able to engage readers through Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, live chats, podcasts and video. In addition, the successful candidate will have a strong understanding of journalistic ethics, AP style, accuracy, sports rules and concepts, statistics-keeping, interviewing skills and relationship-building with sources.

To be considered for the position, applicants must have at least three years of experience as a sports columnist. Applicants must apply online; no phone calls or emails, please.

In addition to a resume with references, please provide five samples of your sports columns, and a cover letter answering the following questions: What have you done to increase creativity as a sports columnist? What have you done to engage your audience? What unique skills make you the ideal candidate for this position?

The application deadline is July 15.

Pre-employment background and drug screenings apply. Apply online at Capital Newspapers is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We are committed to maintaining a workforce that accurately reflects our audience and expands our voice. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

This is a full-time, exempt role. Benefits offered include medical, dental, and vision insurances; company paid life and long term disability insurance; company matched 401k; employee assistance program; and paid vacation, personal, sick, and holiday time.

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