MediaNews Group, Inc.

  • Saratoga Sports Reporter

    Job Locations US-NY-Saratoga Springs
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/7/2020 4:38 PM)
    Requisition ID
    2020-2396
    Time Type
    Full-Time
    Employment Type
    Regular
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    Media news group

    Overview

    The Saratogian, a subsidiary of MediaNews Group, is seeking a Multimedia Sports Reporter to join the team! MediaNews Group offers news reporting and third party advertising and marketing opportunities through its multi-platform products which include: web, mobile, tablet, and print. We are one of the largest media groups in the U.S., serving high-value audiences and connecting advertisers to them. MNG publishes award-winning content (49 Pulitzers) that amasses and engages a nationwide audience via 800 multi-media platforms including web, mobile, social, and print. We are transforming the news industry.

    Responsibilities

    We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate with the ability to travel and report on a wide variety of stories, proficient in multimedia and the use of social media.

    • Cover, photograph, live tweet, and get video at a variety of live sporting events
    • Prepare feature video to accompany feature articles
    • Post/prepare score results for online and print
    • Interview coaches, athletes to enrich content
    • Prepare weekly schedule
    • Construct local roundup/agate
    • Use social media to engage the audience
    • Beat focuses primarily on high school teams, Saratoga Horse Track, Skidmore College, and local college athletes
    • Send pages on deadline
    • Proofread and edit contributor submissions/press releases
    • Final approval of print pages for the sports section 3x weekly

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s or Associate's degree (with comparable experience) in journalism or related field.
    • Experience in both photography and video, and a willingness to experiment with new storytelling tools and social media approaches.
    • Strong writing across a variety of story types.
    • A mindset to put the reader first.
    • Some experience in copy editing.
    • Curiosity is a must

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