Date Posted January 17, 2024
Industry Newspapers
Specialty Sports/Outdoors
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time


We're looking for a deadline-driven writer to cover high school sports for The Manhattan Mercury in Manhattan, Kansas.

The successful candidate will work closely with our sports editor, sports freelancers and photographers in a team atmosphere to bring the best possible coverage of local sports to our readers. 

The Mercury covers the Manhattan High Indians as well as seven smaller area schools, so we need someone who can juggle the schedules of numerous sports teams for the best stories. The person also will assist with K-State sports coverage, including women's basketball, volleyball and baseball, among others. Night and weekend hours are required. Copy-editing and page design skills are a plus.

Manhattan is a young, vibrant city of 56,000 in the scenic Flint Hills. It's home to Kansas State University and down the road from Fort Riley. It has a small-town atmosphere with big-city amenities. Nearby, Tuttle Creek Lake and Konza Prairie wildlife preserve provide lots of opportunities for outdoor recreation. Manhattan also features a regional airport with daily flights to Dallas and Chicago and is only a two-hour drive from Kansas City. 

The Mercury offers a benefits package that includes medical, vision, dental, three weeks vacation after the first year and a profit-sharing plan. Bachelor's degree and reporting experience preferred. Most of all, though, we want someone smart, eager and willing to work as part of a team.

The Mercury's sports staff placed in the top 10 in the Associated Press Sports Editors annual writing contest in four different categories and also was named a top-10 website in the country for its class.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and three to five writing clips to Megan Moser at No phone calls, please.

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