We are looking for a seasoned journalist to lead the high school sports coverage for The Clarion-Ledger and the Hattiesburg American. The successful candidate will strive to tell more than the same old bat-and-ball game stories, loves telling stories, and becomes an authority on the beat. Between the two sites, we cover nearly the entire state of Mississippi. The ideal candidate should have experience managing stringers and has the ability to coordinate our high school sports coverage. Candidates who stand out will have a keen eye for enterprise and unique stories. Digital storytelling is a top priority, so a comfort in that area is preferred.
Job Duties include:
  • Coordinating high school sports coverage between The Clarion-Ledger and Hattiesburg American
  • Cover high school sports; writing will concentrate on digital storytelling, Preps report blog, enterprise, features and columns
  • Coordinating stringer coverage for both sites
  • Scheduling photo for live high school events
  • Coordinating weekly coverage and advance planning with the Hattiesburg high school sports coordinator
  • Participates on The Clarion-Ledger recruiting coverage team
Candidates need to submit a resume with references and five writing clips to sports editor Zack Creglow at zcreglow@jackson.gannett.com. Examples of digital work a plus