Alabama Media Group seeks a driven reporter who can lead our daily coverage of college football recruiting. This person will focus on the Alabama Crimson Tide, Auburn Tigers, SEC and the state of Alabama recruiting while collaborating with our team of sports reporters.
We want someone who can become the definitive source and voice of recruiting in Alabama. This includes breaking news, writing insightful features and broadening our recruiting coverage into other platforms like podcasts and video. This person should be a competitive self-starter who wants to deliver coverage you can’t find anywhere else. There is a healthy appetite for recruiting content in Alabama and this person will be expected to produce a quantity and quality of coverage that meets those demands. Recruiting experience is a plus but not a requirement.
While this position’s focus is on year-round recruiting content, this person will also have the opportunity to contribute to other areas of our sports coverage including occasional Alabama and Auburn football game coverage. This person will also likely contribute to our high school sports coverage.
Please include with your resume a cover letter including anecdotal examples of your work ethic and how you would approach this role. Additionally, please provide links to the five best pieces of content that demonstrate your best work.
Alabama Media Group (AMG) is one of the country’s most innovative local media companies. In 2021, it won the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting and was a finalist for commentary, won six regional Emmys for documentary work, and earned a Webby Award for short-form comedy.
AMG includes AL.com, the state’s largest news brand; a digital marketing operation serving clients in 13 states; Red Clay Media, a network of social media brands; Alabama’s three most prominent newspapers: The Birmingham News, Huntsville Times and Mobile’s Press-Register; the Mississippi Press Register; and Reckon, a news brand for diverse, younger Southerners.
Alabama Media Group is part of Advance Local, one of the largest media groups in the United States, which operates the leading news and information companies in more than 24 cities, reaching 50+ million people a month www.advancelocal.com.
Advance Local is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, physical or mental impairment, sexual orientation, marital status or any other category protected under federal, state or local law.