Looking to take that next step in your journalism career?
An award-winning, seven-day-a-week newspaper and online media outlet in Lewiston, Maine, is adding an Assistant Sports Editor’s position. We’re looking for someone who is willing and able to help lead one of the best pound-for-pound sports departments in the country. The ideal candidate will be organized and have a keen attention to detail. They will be able to edit copy, coach reporters, run the slot, write headlines and help conceive and execute short- and long-term projects. They also will be active digitally and write features and the occasional game story.
The assistant sports editor will have a chance to put their stamp on the section through collaboration with the sports editor, as the two of you constantly brainstorm new ideas and team up to elevate every aspect of the Sun Journal’s sports coverage. We pride ourselves on our high school and local sports coverage, and have been nationally recognized for our efforts. We are looking for someone who can meet those expectations, and help lead us to even greater heights.
Core requirements include a four-year college degree in journalism or communications, or commensurate experience; intimate knowledge of and proficiency in the basic skills of journalism — writing, reporting, storytelling, AP style; knowledge of and proficiency in social media and other practices of digital journalism; and full-time reporting or editing experience. Knowledge of Adobe suite programs is a definite plus, as is the ability to take sports action photos.
The Sun Journal takes great pride in its ability to serve the surrounding communities, and the ability to develop and maintain working relationships with coaches, athletic directors and athletes is crucial.
A comprehensive benefit package is available: Medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance options; 401(k) with company match; paid holidays, vacation and sick time; and travel reimbursement. If you are interested, please forward cover letter and resume to the address listed below.
Attn: Human Resources
PO Box 4400
Lewiston, Me 04243-4400