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Sports/General Assignment Reporter
The Springfield Sun

Job Title: Sports/General Assignment Reporter
Company: The Springfield Sun
Category: Print Journalist
Contact Person: Jeff Moreland
Contacts Title: Publisher
Email: publisher@cknj.com
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Description:

The Springfield Sun, a 3,700-circulation weekly in Springfield, Ky., is seeking a sports/general assignment reporter. The position’s primary responsibility is to cover sports activities in Washington County. The job includes writing stories, related photography work and pagination of the sports pages. Some pagination and proofing of other pages in the paper is also included. This position also entails general assignment reporting. The successful applicant must be a strong writer, a good photographer and be familiar with a broad range of prep and youth sports. They must be able to write game stories as well as features, be organized, able to meet deadlines and a stickler for accuracy. The company offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) and paid time off benefits. The newspaper can also be found at www.thespringfieldsun.com.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Good writing and interviewing skills
  • Degree in journalism or related field or equivalent experience preferred
  • Good organization and time management skills
  • Good photography skills and knowledge of Photoshop
  • Knowledge of Adobe InDesign layout software
  • Knowledge of spelling, grammar, and AP style
  • Must have reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license
  • Be available for evening and weekend work as scheduled

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Write crisp, accurate and compelling stories, headlines and photo captions
  • Write a mixture of game stories and feature stories for the weekly sports pages
  • Develop relationships with area coaches to facilitate the flow of information to the newspaper
  • Shoot clear and interesting photos
  • Design and lay out weekly sports pages
  • Design and lay out other pages, as needed
  • Write copy and lay out the sports preview sections
  • Serve as a backup for other members of the news team

WORK SCHEDULE:
This position requires considerable night and some weekend work.

Apply at www.lcni.com under Job Opportunities.

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