Sports Editor

Tallapoosa Publishers Inc. — The Alexander City Outlook, Alexander City, Alabama

Date Posted June 30, 2020
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Sports/Outdoors
Job Status Full-time
Salary $30,000 to $35,000
Website http://www.alexcityoutlook.com

Description:

The Alexander City Outlook — a five-day daily located at beautiful Lake Martin, Alabama — needs a dynamic, talented, passionate sports editor to continue its award-winning sports coverage. 

We are looking for an experienced reporter and editor who can lead our tri-county area's sports coverage. We want someone who loves high school sports and can spotlight our community's special student-athletes while producing balanced and in-depth coverage of our area. We pride ourselves on our staff-written coverage which is almost exclusively focused on six area high schools. Being at Lake Martin, there is plenty of water, recreation and outdoors news to cover as well along with some youth sports. Recently awarded first place for Best Local Sports Coverage by the Alabama Press Association, we want someone who will continue our local sports coverage excellence and lead us to more success.

Photography and social media skills are a must along with knowledge of AP style, libel law and the Adobe Creative Suite. Experience in handling web and social media posting is also important. In addition to these skills and being a strong writer, interviewer and reporter, the ideal candidate will have digital and video experience along with design/pagination experience.

The Outlook has been awarded General Excellence from APA for two years in a row and is dedicated to constant growth and improvement. If you have that same mindset, we want to talk to you. 

The Outlook is locally owned and operated by award-winning media company Tallapoosa Publishers Inc. which also owns three weekly newspapers. 

Send your best work samples, a brief cover letter and resume to managing editor Santana Wood at santana.wood@alexcityoutlook.com.

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