Help Wanted

Sports Reporter
The Sentinel Echo

Job Title: Sports Reporter
Company: The Sentinel Echo
Category: Print Journalist
Contact Person: Denis House
Contacts Title: Managing Editor
Email: editor@sentinel-echo.com
Address: 123 W. 5th Street
City/State/Zip: London, KY 40741
Phone: (606) 878-7400
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Website: sentinel-echo.com
Description:

The Sentinel Echo, a 3,800-circulation Monday, Wednesday and Friday newspaper in London, Ky., is seeking a sports reporter. The positionís primary responsibility is to cover sports activities in Laurel 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 will work closely with the sports staff of The Corbin Times Tribune and their sports coverage, and may also include some occasional 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.sentinel-echo.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 driverís 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

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

FOR CONSIDERATION:
Send a cover letter detailing your qualifications and why you will be a candidate for this position, your resume and three to six clips, pages and photos to editor@sentinel-echo.com.

The Sentinel Echo is a CNHI newspaper. Based in Montgomery, Alabama, CNHI is a leading publisher of local news and information. Its newspapers, websites and specialty publications serve communities in 23 states.