Sports Editor and Writer

Editorial Macon, GA


Description

Position at The Telegraph (Macon)

The Sports Editor/Writer will be responsible for:

  • Planning and coordinating local sports coverage, with an emphasis on college and
    high school teams.
  • Oversee the creation of original content as well as aggregated and real-time/trending content that will appeal to local readers.
  • Write and edit sports content for multiple platforms, as well as, coordinate freelance work.
  • Shooting and editing video are key components of the job

Skills: The most compelling candidates will have: 

  • The ability to write quickly, accurately and well
  • Solid news judgment and excellent journalism ethics
  • Expertise on sports topics and trends
  • A good grasp of Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms that drive traffic and engagement.
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills.
  • Quick study of Content Management Systems
  • Video skills, including editing, a plus. 
  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of staff and editors

Special skills

Ability to use a computer and other digital devices for reporting in a digital-first newsroom. Should be able to make smart use of the internet an online platform.

Physical requirements

Must be able to stand for extended periods while covering live games; keyboarding; ability to drive sometimes long distances. Night work required.