News and Sports Reporter

Owensboro Times

Owensboro, Kentucky

Date Posted May 25, 2023
Industry Digital Media
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time


Job Title: News and Sports Reporter

Company: Owensboro Times

Location: Owensboro, KY

Job Description: Owensboro Times is seeking a skilled and passionate reporter to join our team at an innovative digital newspaper. The ideal candidate will have a background in news reporting, plus some experience in sports coverage as well as managing social media platforms and strategies. Experience with photography a plus. This is not a remote position.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Research and report on local news 
  • Find and highlight community features
  • Assist with some local sports coverage
  • Cover a variety of topics including breaking news, local events, politics, business, entertainment, sports, and more
  • Develop and maintain relationships with community sources
  • Utilize digital tools and platforms to enhance storytelling, including multimedia elements such as photos, videos, and interactive features
  • Monitor news developments and engage with readers through social media platforms
  • Adapt to evolving digital journalism practices and technologies


  • Bachelor's degree in journalism or a related field
  • Proven experience as a reporter or journalist
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Excellent verbal communication and interviewing skills
  • Experience with social media platforms and strategies
  • Strong understanding of AP style
  • Flexibility to work occasional evenings, weekends, or holidays as needed
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment

To apply: Email Managing Editor Ryan Richardson at

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