Elmore County Sports Editor

Tallapoosa Publishers Inc. — The Wetumpka Herald

Wetumpka, Alabama

Date Posted June 04, 2021
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Sports/Outdoors
Job Status Full-time
Salary $30,000
Website http://www.thewetumpkaherald.com


The Wetumpka Herald and the Tallassee Tribune need a dynamic and talented sports editor to continue its award-winning sports coverage in growing communities located near beautiful Lake Martin, Alabama. The successful candidate will be the sports editor of Elmore County, which includes Tallassee and Wetumpka, that together with the flagship Alexander City Outlook, cover the entire region around the South's largest recreational lake. 

We need someone who loves youth and high school sports as much as the people who live here. Our readers consume local sports in great quantity, both in print and on our website. The Elmore County sports editor will lead our sports coverage in Wetumpka and Tallassee and work closely with our sports editor in Alexander City to ensure we provide the area's best coverage. We want a thoughtful writer who can spotlight our community's special student-athletes while producing balanced and in-depth coverage of our area. Additionally, the proximity to Lake Martin offers the opportunity to write about recreation, water sports and outdoor news as well. Our coverage has received statewide recognition, a tradition we want to continue.  

Basic social media skills are important because the community is hungry for up to date local sports news. Our website is updated often and reporters are encouraged to use Twitter, Facebook, and other platforms to expand our reach. Some basic photography skills and knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite are helpful but not essential. 

The Elmore County Sports Editor is based at our office in the Wetumpka Herald and will be part of the locally owned and operated award-winning media company Tallapoosa Publishers Inc. Excellent benefits and working environment. Send your best work samples, a brief cover letter, and resume to steve.baker@alexcityoutlook.com 

When applying, mention you saw this opening listed at JournalismJobs.com.