PennLive.com is seeking a versatile high school sports reporter to join our award-winning sports department.
This unique opportunity will focus on everything from game stories to features, stat collection, all-star team selections, roundups, top performers lists, and enterprise projects that go beyond the field or court. Proven success in digital news or sports is a must. Previous newspaper experience isn’t required, but you should be able to demonstrate journalistic standards, writing ability, web-style storytelling and the ability to quickly recognize and react to trending news in the sports world. Video producing and photo editing experience is a plus.
The ideal candidate will understand the value of increasing audience and using social media to not only interact with our readers but also to find the stories that matter to them. They’ll be able to jump right into a busy local sports scene and transition weekly between a variety of sports, highlighted by our Friday night football coverage. Night and weekend work will be expected as will travel throughout our coverage area.
Upload your resume and provide links to the best work you’ve written. Don’t bother linking to routine gamers or features. Send something that will make you stand out and tell us why you’d be a good candidate to help build on what our team has already accomplished: A multi-year run as one of the top websites in the country according to the Associated Press Sports Editors, and various awards for breaking news, enterprise, projects, and video.
PennLive was Pennsylvanian’s most-read media outlet by unique visitors outlet in 2020 according to ComScore, and we’re seeking someone who is innovative and has ideas to expand our coverage.
· Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or Communications or related field
· Proven experience building, maintaining and engaging an active audience
· Ability to work under deadline pressure and prioritize tasks appropriately
· Mastery of social media and digital interaction
· Proven ability to utilize a broad set of tools to tell stories and engage the audience
We are paving the way for the future of digital news, yet we remain grounded in the ethics of solid journalism.
We offer competitive pay, generous paid time off, immediate 401k participation with Company match and choice of benefit packages to meet your needs.
PA Media Group is a digitally focused news media company which publishes and operates PennLive, The Patriot-News, and a growing suite of digital and print products. PA Media Group is committed to being the most comprehensive, in-depth source of news and information for our readers through quality, real-time journalism on PennLive.com, our social channels, newsletters, print publications and more. You would be joining a Pulitzer Prize winning news organization positioned for the future.
Pa Media is a part of Advance Local Media, one of the largest media groups in the United States, which operates the leading news and information companies in more than 20 cities, reaching 58+ million people monthly with our quality, real-time journalism and community engagement. Our company is built upon the values of Integrity, Customer-first, Inclusiveness, Collaboration and Forward-looking.
PA Media Group is located in Mechanicsburg, PA, and ten minutes from the state capital, Harrisburg, PA. Our location is only a few hours from Philly, NYC, Baltimore, Pittsburgh and Washington DC. Central PA is home to many state parks, outdoor activities, theatre, music and the arts.