NBA Sports Reporter - Memphis Grizzlies

    • Memphis, TN

Memphis, TN, USA Req #9971

Monday, March 2, 2020

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The Commercial Appeal in Memphis is searching for a beat reporter to cover the Grizzlies NBA beat.

The selected candidate will join an award-winning, statewide network which won 22 national Associated Press Sports Editors honors in the past year. The hire will primarily write Memphis Grizzles basketball stories that appeal to the local and state market, and also produce multimedia content. The job will also require coverage of the NBA offseason, reporting on breaking recruiting news and roster developments. Along with the rest of the staff, the person filling this role will also report on other community interest stories and events, including the World Golf Championship summer event.

The USA TODAY Network-Tennessee operation is the largest journalistic entity in the state, with Memphis joining Nashville and Knoxville as one of its three main hubs.

At least two years of experience in sports reporting or equivalent is preferred. Candidates should have competitive beat experience covering college or professional sports.

The position will require the successful candidate to:

Create smart, thoughtful, engaging and sophisticated content in a variety of formats.
Provide leadership in developing audiences on Facebook, Twitter and other emerging social platforms, as well as podcasts.
Think outside of the box in this quickly-changing media world, offering new ways to approach the routine story.
Be comfortable appearing on camera and in front of a crowd.
* Valid Driver's License required for this position.

* Must be willing and able to pass a basic background check and drug screening.

Application Instructions:

When applying, please include a single document with as much of the following as possible:

a brief cover letter explaining your interest and fit for the position, your updated resume, and portfolio/clips/links to a few samples of your work. It's important that these items be assembled into a single document, preferably in PDF format. The application will only allow one document upload. Completing these steps will ensure that you receive the highest consideration.

We offer a competitive base salary and career growth opportunities. We also offer you a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, Paid Time Off, Company Paid Holidays, employee discount programs and domestic partner benefits. Our 401(k) is top-notch and the contributions you make up to the first 5% are eligible for a 100% company match.

Gannett Co., Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation, or veteran status.

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