The Buffalo News seeks a reporter to cover the business of sports.
Buffalo has a collection of big sports businesses, and they are a surprisingly big part of the Buffalo
business scene. What happens to the Buffalo Bills, the Buffalo Sabres and the sports empire behind
those teams is one of the region’s biggest business stories. Private companies headquartered in Buffalo
are among the largest in sports concessions and apparel companies.
We’re looking for a reporter who can dig into the financial operations of the region’s sports companies;
detail the business and real estate dealings done by players, coaches and owners; break news on the
ongoing discussions over whether to build a new NFL stadium; and explain why it all matters.
This is a job focused on what happens off the field. The successful candidate should be as comfortable
developing a deep network of sources as combing through public records for clues about private deals,
net worth and real estate transactions.
Must have a proven ability to break news, turn around in-depth and quick-hit stories on tight deadlines
and juggle the demands of reaching digital audiences. Candidates should also be comfortable using data
to find stories and bolster reporting.
The Buffalo News is an award-winning news organization with the largest staff of journalists in upstate
New York. We have a history of breaking the area’s big stories and investing in the stories that matter.
Why Buffalo? The region is a lot more than chicken wings and snow. The city has seen a resurgence that
makes it an exciting time to work and live here. Aside from professional sports teams, the city has a
philharmonic, a growing waterfront, a burgeoning medical campus and plenty of attitude. Not to
mention Niagara Falls, beautiful hikes and ski slopes all within a short drive.
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