Alabama Media Group seeks an experienced and driven reporter who is energized by the opportunity to lead our daily coverage of college football recruiting from the heart of it all in Birmingham, Alabama.
You will work collaboratively with the sports coverage team at AL.com to own all key recruiting content as it relates to Alabama Crimson Tide, Auburn Tigers, the SEC and the state of Alabama.
Key attributes for success:
- Be a key source of information when it comes to recruiting.
- Passionate about getting the information to the audience first, and excited about using all the various vehicles to connect with audience, including videos, podcasting and social media.
- Self-starter with the ability to develop relationships through phone calls, text messaging and social media.
- Understanding the collaborative nature of journalism and willing and eager to work with others to benefit AL.com and its audience.
While this role is primarily focused on recruiting, we are looking for someone who understands the need to be flexible and is willing to help in other areas that are of interest to our audience such as player of the week lists, high school reclassification and all-state teams. At times, you will have opportunities to contribute to coverage to Alabama and Auburn and other events though your focus would be addressing recruiting year-round.
We are looking to move rapidly to fill this role.
Please include a cover letter including anecdotal examples of your work ethic and how you would approach this role. Additionally, please provide links to the five pieces of content that demonstrate your best work to Izzy Gould (firstname.lastname@example.org) and John Talty (email@example.com).
Alabama Media Group is a digitally-focused news and information company that combines quality journalism from The Birmingham News, The Huntsville Times, Mobile’s Press-Register and The Mississippi Press with the up-to-the-minute access of AL.com. Alabama Media Group provides innovative ways to inform, connect and empower the people of Alabama in the communities we serve.
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