Community Sports Reporter

Job Locations US-MD-Baltimore
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/12/2021 1:10 PM)
Requisition ID
4589
Category
Editorial - Reporters
Position Type
Full-Time

Overview

Baltimore Sun Media is seeking a self-starting and dedicated sports reporter to cover community beats primarily in Howard County.

 

Baltimore Sun Media is committed to hiring people with diverse backgrounds, voices and visions. Be yourself. Bring yourself. Because that’s the only way we will deliver on our mission to provide meaningful journalism to the diverse communities we serve. We hold ourselves accountable for fostering inclusion and opportunity across race, gender, age, creed, identity and experience. Join us.

Responsibilities

  • The successful candidate will possess excellent reporting and writing skills, be adept at website and social media reporting, and have at least one year of reporting experience. The ideal candidate is also deft at photography and video. Candidates should thrive in team-based but competitive environment to find compelling content and be the first to report on sports events and games; enterprise riveting features, profiles and longer form stories; have the willingness to sometimes work outside his or her beat to contribute to the Baltimore Sun Media Group’s mission of being the best local news source.
  • This journalist would be responsible for producing daily and long-term community news coverage.
  • Be deft at social media reporting on Facebook and Twitter.  
  • A candidate should be able to develop sources and resources related to the beats; generate the majority of story ideas; and meet deadlines with content that contains accurate grammar and style, placing the utmost emphasis on complete, accurate and balanced reporting while maintaining high ethical standards.

Qualifications

Successful candidates should have a bachelor's degree, journalism preferred, and at least one year of professional reporting experience, with some background in sports.

 

Other requirements of the position include:

• Contributing content daily as an active member of the reporting team, ensuring readers of complete, accurate and fair coverage;

• Contributing and producing photos and videos to enhance website and print content; and alerting readers through social media;

• Unearthing, investigating and executing original story ideas in consultation with the content editor;

• Working the equivalent of a 5-day, 40-hour week, which will include night shifts and occasional weekend work;

• Assisting other reporters on issues that relate directly to their beats;

• Contributing daily to the our social media presence via Facebook, Twitter, etc;

• A valid drivers license and reliable transportation

 

Baltimore Sun Media offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision insurance, 401K with company match, paid vacation and personal days.

 

Interested applicants should provide resume, three writing samples and links to online work, if available. References should be furnished when requested.

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