Date Posted February 02, 2024
Industry Newspapers
Specialty Sports/Outdoors
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time

Description:

Six Rivers Media, LLC, a digital-first company serving Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia, seeks a dynamic and versatile sports reporter. 

SRM needs a reporter who will go beyond game stories, someone who will dig into the numbers to discover hidden trends lurking beneath the surface. We need someone who will write engaging feature and enterprise stories that emphasize the human element.  

We are looking for a reporter who embraces investigative sports journalism, someone who can deliver thoughtful analysis that tells readers where the story is going next.  

Other duties include game coverage, mastery of social media and a knack for building an audience for all Six Rivers Media newspapers and websites. This reporter needs to break news that others follow. 

This reporter needs to work as part of a team that serves two daily newspapers in Kingsport and Johnson City and three weeklies in Jonesborough, Erwin and Mountain City, all located in Tennessee. 

A few qualities we LOVE:
-The ability to work in a deadline-driven environment
-Multitask while being highly organized and detail oriented
-Effectively shoot and edit photos and videos
-Post stories to social media platforms and websites
-Generate story ideas to entertain and engage our audience
-Identify, cultivate and develop sources within the community and region
-Knowledge of AP style is a plus 

One quality we insist upon:
-Report accurate and informative stories 

Applicants with a bachelor’s degree in journalism or communications are highly prized. 

SRM is a family-owned company that is firmly committed to our printed product. We care about both our subscriber audiences in print and online.  

Interested candidates should email their cover letter, resume and writing samples to rwaite@sixriversmedia.com 

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