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February 16, 2019
Date Posted January 11, 2019
Industry Digital Media
Location Jackson, Michigan
Job Status Not Specified
Salary Not Specified
Website http://www.mlive.com


MLive Media Group is seeking a talented Sports Reporter for their Jackson office. The Sports Reporter will report and produce sports stories for various platforms, and act as a statewide expert and discussion leader on high-value topics, meeting audience demand for immediacy, depth and engagement. Areas of coverage emphasis include high school sports and recreational sports. We want someone who will look beyond the gamers and tell the stories of Jackson sports and the people involved in them in creative ways. The ideal candidate will have a firm grasp on sports and feature writing, solid interviewing skills and productive work ethic. Video and photography experience a must as is experience working on multiple social media platforms.


The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Degree in Journalism or Communications or related field required
  • Minimum of 2 years of journalism experience with a proven ability in reporting and writing required
  • Proven experience building, maintaining and engaging an active audience
  • Ability to work independently under deadline pressure and prioritize tasks appropriately
  • Demonstrated reporting, writing and organizational skills
  • Solid understanding of news writing, journalistic ethics and story structure
  • Understanding of search engine optimization practices
  • Experience with using social media to source and promote content
  • Demonstrated ability to capitalize on high-value topics by engaging audiences frequently
  • Understanding of the methods and tools used to deliver content across a variety of platforms such as web content management systems, blogging tools and social media platforms
  • Mastery of social media and digital interaction
  • Proven ability to utilize a broad set of tools to tell stories and engage the audience
  • Understanding of audience metrics and proven ability to leverage them to make choices about coverage
  • Ability to leverage relationships with sources to deliver content that differentiates the organization from competitors
  • Ability to work independently and remotely, and effectively collaborate with team members and managers wherever they are
  • Ability to work flexible schedules, including nights, weekends and holidays, as needed


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