Sports Reporter

Columbus Telegram / Lee Enterprises, Columbus, Nebraska

Date Posted February 19, 2021
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Sports/Outdoors
Job Status Full-time
Salary Negotiable


Are you ready to tell stories that go beyond the box scores?


The Columbus Telegram regional newsroom is looking for a talented and energetic sports reporter to work in our newsroom with a focus on local prep and college athletics.


The ideal candidate will be self-motivated with an interest in all areas of sports coverage, from live game stories and photography to feature items and special sections.


This full-time position will work mainly evenings and some weekend hours.


A degree in journalism is preferred, but not mandatory. Experience can be substituted. Photography experience is also a plus.


The Columbus Telegram covers three local high schools, 13 area high schools and a junior college, as well as live horse racing and dirt-track racing during the summer.


The sports reporter works under an editor while completing daily and long-range assignments for The Telegram, and also two weekly publications, the Schuyler Sun and David City Banner-Press.


Located within 90 minutes of Omaha, Lincoln and Grand Island, Columbus is an ideal location for a sports reporter looking to learn and grow in a relaxed and professional environment.


A reliable vehicle, insurance and valid driver's license is required.


As part of Lee Enterprises, The Columbus Telegram offers competitive compensation and a full benefits package along with growth opportunities for employees.


To learn more about our company or to apply, please log onto Please include a cover letter, resume and 2-3 work samples.


We are a drug-free workplace and all applicants considered for employment must pass a post-offer drug screen and background/mvr check prior to commencing employment. EOE

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