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 Sports Reporter - Dodge City, KS - Gannett, Virginia, United States

Job information
Posted by: Gannett 
Hiring entity type: Other 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Publishing
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: XJDxXzy8fiVR1AxJcAfLHHhMqIYSjU / Latpro-3766430 
Date posted: Dec-22-2020
State, Zip: Virginia, 22107


Req #12738

Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is an innovative, digitally focused media and marketing solutions company committed to strengthening communities across our network. With an unmatched reach at the national and local level, Gannett touches the lives of nearly 140 million people monthly with our Pulitzer-Prize winning content, consumer experiences and benefits, and advertiser products and services. Gannett brands include the USA TODAY and more than 260 daily local newspaper brands, digital marketing services companies ReachLocal , WordStream, and ThriveHive and U.K. media company Newsquest. There's never been a better time to join our talented team. Visit to learn more about our opportunities, and visit Gannett Privacy Policyto understand our privacy policy.

The primary role of the Sports Reporter is to collect and analyze facts about sporting events by interview, investigation or observation; report and write news stories about sporting events for publication, describing the background and details of the event; submit copy for publication on deadlines.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Report and write news stories about sporting events for publication.
  • Receive assignments or evaluate leads and tips in order to develop story ideas.
  • Develop story or content ideas, considering reader or audience appeal.
  • Arrange and conduct interviews with people who can provide information about a particular story.
  • Check standard reference sources such as books, news files and public records in order to obtain and verify relevant facts, dates and statistics.
  • Gather information about sporting events through research, interviews, experience and attendance at political, news, sports, social and other functions.
  • Investigate breaking news developments about sporting events.
  • Research and analyze background information related to stories in order to be able to provide complete and accurate information.
  • Review and evaluate notes taken about event aspects in order to isolate pertinent facts and details.
  • Review copy and correct errors in content, grammar and punctuation, following prescribed editorial style and formatting guidelines.
  • Revise work in order to meet editorial approval or to fit time or space requirements.
  • Discuss issues with editors in order to establish priorities and positions.
  • Develop and maintain a wide variety of contacts within various areas of the community.
  • Work with other staff members and internal support personnel to coordinate work
  • Develop story or content ideas, considering reader or audience appeal.
  • Meet deadlines.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by management.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Degree in Journalism or related field.
  • Background in print journalism.
  • Must have a valid state driver's license and an acceptable MVR. Must maintain proof of current auto insurance and maintain a reliable vehicle.
Application Instructions:

When applying, please include a single document, preferably in PDF format, with a brief cover letter, resume with references, and a few samples of your work.

The application will only allow one document upload. Providing these combined materials will ensure that you receive the highest consideration.

Gannett Co., Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation, or veteran status.
Other details
  • Job Family News
  • Job Function Consumer
  • Pay Type Hourly

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