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Sports Reporter
The Richmond Register

Job Title: Sports Reporter
Company: The Richmond Register
Category: Print Journalist
Contact Person: Jonathan Greene
Contacts Title: Editor
Email: jgreene@richmondregister.com
Address: 380 Big Hill Avenue
City/State/Zip: Richmond, KY 40475
Phone: (859) 624-6690
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Website: richmondregister.com
Description:

The Richmond Register, a 3,400-circulation daily (Tues. - Sat.) newspaper in Richmond, Ky., is seeking a sports reporter. The position's primary responsibility is to cover sports activities in Madison 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. The successful applicant must be a strong writer, a good photographer and be familiar with a broad range of college, 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. Madison County is home to Eastern Kentucky University, Berea College, three high schools, plus a wide array of various traditional and non-traditional sports and outdoor activities. 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.richmondregister.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 Quark Xpress/InDesign layout software
  • Knowledge of spelling, grammar, and AP style
  • Must have reliable transportation and a valid driver's license

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 nhutchinson@richmondregister.com.

The Register 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.