Date Posted September 12, 2023
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Sports/Outdoors
Required Education High School Diploma
Job Status Part-time



The Mercury News and East Bay Times, the two daily papers under the Bay Area News Group, are looking for a part-time sports clerk. This person will write and report high school round-ups, schedules, scores listings, as well as compile our weekly hole-in-one Bay Area golf listings and sports tv listings.  This is a great opportunity for a sports journalism college student eager to enter into the business.


What you will do:

  • Assist the high school sports editor to compile Bay Area prep scores and schedules for a weekly round-up

  • Compile weekly golf hole-in-one listings as reported from Bay Area golf courses

  • Assist print production personnel by compiling/formatting the daily Sports TV listings three times a week

  • Regularly attend games across the Bay Area and work nights and weekends

  • Flexible hours based on the preps season and game coverag


What you will bring:

  • Knowledge of multiple prep sports, specifically football, basketball, volleyball, baseball and softball.

  • Must be able to meet tight deadlines

  • Self-starter and highly organized

  • Good communication skills - Ability to speak with readers by phone and email

  • Knowledge of AP style

  • High School Diploma or equivalent; some college - Journalism major preferred


This position is remote but must be located in the Bay Area.

Along with your resume, please submit 3-5 writing clips.

The hourly wage is $15.66. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, time in role, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, MediaNews Group offers a comprehensive benefits package, and 401K plan (all benefits are based on eligibility).


Who we are:

The Bay Area News Group (Mercury News/East Bay Times), a subsidiary of MediaNews Group, offers news reporting and third party advertising and marketing opportunities through its multi-platform products which include: web, mobile, tablet, and print.  We are one of the largest media groups in the U.S., serving high-value audiences and connecting advertisers to them. MNG publishes award-winning content (49 Pulitzers) that amasses and engages a nationwide audience via 800 multi-media platforms including web, mobile, social, and print.  We are transforming the news industry.


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