Date Posted July 08, 2024
Industry Newspapers
Specialty Sports/Outdoors
Job Status Full-time


The Concord Monitor, a daily newspaper and website covering central New Hampshire, is looking for a sports reporter to lead coverage from high schools to professional sports and everything in between.

If the description below describes how you approach your job, we want to hear from you:

  • passionate about local journalism and the role it plays in the communities it serves.
  • sees sports coverage as a way to tell powerful stories.
  • willing to tackle challenging stories.
  • determined to get the story right on deadline.
  • a talented writer who has put in the time and effort to build their career.
  • an ambitious journalist who wants to raise the bar.
  • confident enough to learn new skills, like photography and video (we have a veteran photo editor who’d love to show you the ropes).
  • wants to communicate digitally through our site, social media and newsletters.
  • driven to be a star performer, and always willing to be a great team player.
  • super organized and always looking over the horizon to see what’s coming up next.

As our sports reporter, here’s what you’d be doing on a daily basis:

  • covering high school sports (that’s our bread and butter). That means game coverage, previews, columns, features, selecting athletes of the week, etc. Really, anything that brings our readers onto the field and gives them a rooting interest.
  • analyzing news trends in sports, like barriers to access, safety issues, decorum on and off the field, and equal opportunity under federal Title IX guidelines.
  • seek stories that resonate with the community, like tributes to those overcoming obstacles or features on people with interesting pastimes.
  • working with area schools to submit their daily scores. We cover a lot of schools, but you won’t need to take a bunch of phone calls every day. Instead, you’ll collect the scores they submit and prepare them for publication.
  • you’ll be looking for great stories rooted in sports, but ones that go far beyond the final score.
  • some night and weekend work is required.

About the Monitor

The Concord Monitor is owned by Newspapers of New England, a family-owned group of six newspapers that serves readers in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Vermont. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Plus, you’ll be based in a small city surrounded by recreational opportunities -- skiing and hiking in the White Mountains, the state’s seacoast and Boston all about an hour away. Diversity in hiring is a priority for the Concord Monitor.

Send a cover letter and three samples of your best work to editor Jonathan Van Fleet at

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