The Las Vegas Review-Journal is seeking a prep sports coordinator/reporter. We cover about 60 high schools.
The right person will be heavily involved in producing content as well as working with our results management system. That person would work with our crew of nightly score-takers, a columnist who focuses on high schools and a producer who runs the results system.
The position is responsible for covering breaking news on high school sports for online and print as well as for developing compelling enterprise for both platforms. There is an expectation to shoot video and photos when appropriate and use social media to promote content. The person will be expected to live tweet, write quickly for online with updates as events develop, and then make a turn for the next-day print product.
Previous experience as a full-time reporter or intern at a midsize market or major metropolitan news organization is required as is the ability to manage a busy beat using strong organizational and communication skills.
Other requirements are a bachelor’s degree in either English, communications, journalism or a related field; strong reporting and writing skills; ability to work with editors to improve content; familiarity with social media; experience with online publishing, social media and video; and experience working with other journalists on team projects.
If you are interested, please send a resume, cover letter and three examples of enterprise work to Sports Editor Bill Bradley at firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.
We hope to have this position start by mid-summer.