High School Sports Reporter

Amarillo, TX, USA ● Texas, USA Req #25950
Tuesday, November 22, 2022
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High School Sports Reporter

 

The Amarillo Globe-News/amarillo.com, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK, is seeking a multimedia journalist who will cover high school sports in the Panhandle and help out with our Division II college  West Texas A&M University — along with several other local colleges and events.

 

The ideal candidate will not only know how to write a profile feature, but also build a story quickly for social media and other digital platforms. Another facet will be the ability to find enterprise stories in the community outside of the games and can be great A1 Sunday stories.

 

Applicants can be recent college graduates but must have clips that show the ability to write breaking news, enterprise pieces  big and small  and be able to produce a quick video and produce podcasts.

 

The Globe-News sports market is unique in that high schools are a linchpin to our sports coverage and provide plenty of great opportunities to pen front-page stories and covering Division I and II athletes before they make it big.

 

There is also an opportunity to cover West Texas A&M University, a Double-A baseball team (Amarillo Sod Poodles) and a Tier II junior ice hockey team in the North American Hockey League's South Division (Amarillo Wranglers).

 

The Globe-News pays a competitive salary with excellent benefits and has shown that hard work can parlay into covering a Division I college beat and beyond.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Create content (articles, videos, photos and social media posts) about local news that accurately informs, entertains and engages key audiences and platforms using metrics.
  • Provide thoughtful analysis of complex issues.
  • Work toward becoming the community’s leading voice for news and issues.
  • Plan and execute engagement opportunities to reach audiences through content, community events and social media.
  • Work with editor to evaluate what's working and what's not and develop ongoing plans to better satisfy audience needs.
  • Collaborate with content team to provide all appropriate elements for stories (i.e., photos, videos, and graphics).
  • Promote personal brand, the brands of colleagues and the institutional brand.
  • Provide great customer service, helping readers find answers and solutions.
  • Perform other duties as necessary. 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's or master’s degree in communications, journalism, marketing or related field preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience working for an online-only news website, newspaper or magazine.
  • Adept at taking photos and video and will file quickly across platforms: mobile, desktop and social media.
  • Strong command of AP grammar and style.
  • Strong copy-editing skills and the ability to produce content that is clean, accurate and publication ready.
  • Is passionate and enthusiastic about news and content that will work well with audiences on social platforms.
  • Comfortable in fluid, fast-breaking, stressful situations.
  • A desire to grow and develop a key beat in our newsroom.
  • Is comfortable using social media such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to enhance reporting and promote stories.
  • Understands reporting ethics and sourcing.
  • Excels in a fast-paced news environment and understands the digital first mission.
  • Collaborates well with others and can work with a team on the biggest stories.
  • News often requires employees to work extended hours, evenings, weekends and holidays, sometimes unexpectedly.
  • This role requires a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and the minimum liability insurance required by state law.
  • Employment is contingent on passing a post-offer pre-employment background check, motor vehicle record check & drug screen. 

We are eager to learn more about you and how you fit this role. When you apply, don’t limit your upload to a resume; show us what you’ve done. To do so, put together a single document file that includes the following, in this order:

 

1.     Your resume – one to two pages.

2.     A cover letter that outlines how you would approach the job.

3.     Links to 3-6 online samples of your work. Show us what you’ve produced or had a hand in that best reflects what you can do in your desired role.

 

It is important that these items be assembled into a single document and uploaded in PDF format. Completing these steps will ensure that your application receives the highest consideration.

 

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Other details

  • Job Family UNION
  • Job Function Consumer
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Required Education Equivalent Experience
Location on Google Maps
  • Amarillo, TX, USA
  • Texas, USA