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Sports Editor
The Winchester Sun

Job Title: Sports Editor
Company: The Winchester Sun
Category: Print Journalist
Contact Person: Mike Caldwell
Contacts Title: Publisher
Email: whitney.leggett@winchestersun.com
Address: 20 Wall St.
City/State/Zip: Winchester KY, 40391
Phone: (859) 744-3123
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Website: winchestersun.com
Description:

The Winchester Sun - Winchester, KY 40391
Do you love high school and youth sports? The Winchester Sun is looking for an experienced sports editor who has a passion for journalism, loves covering games, writing feature stories, designing sports pages and can take compelling photographs. A Boone Newspaper, The Winchester Sun offers a competitive salary, benefits and an excellent opportunity to advance.

Candidates must be willing to work nights and weekends covering three Central Kentucky high schools, their associated middle schools as well as youth sports in our communities. This position requires the ability to juggle multiple deadlines for several publications. Candidates should have experience covering games, have a work record that demonstrates the ability to meet deadlines and be able to write features that go beyond the field.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism or communications
  • At least two years experience in sports reporting for print publications

Recommended skills

  • Proven reporting, writing and editing skills
  • Advanced skills with Microsoft Word and Gmail
  • Knowledge of AP style
  • Ability to develop relationships with coaches, athletic directors, students
  • An understanding of prep sports including basketball, football, baseball, softball, track, etc.
  • Proficiency with social media applications, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • Experience with content generating websites like Wordpress
  • Ability to contribute story ideas
  • Ability to shoot quality photographs
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite products (including InDesign and Photoshop) is a plus

To apply, send the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Five best samples of writing; attached as Word or PDF files