Michigan, USA • Port Huron, MI, USA Req #18472
Monday, September 13, 2021
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The Port Huron Times Herald, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK, is seeking a full-time sports reporter. The sports reporter will be able to tell compelling stories concerning high school sports with a mix of game stories, features, analysis, columns, listicles and polls. While high schools are the primary focus, occasional stories on recruiting, coaching, local colleges and recreational sports are also expected, as well as trend- and issue-oriented content. Gamers follow a digital publishing format with an emphasis on quick, short, online stories with heavy social media interaction and video. This reporter must be highly motivated and able to join a fast-paced team that reacts quickly to breaking news. Some experience is preferred, but entry-level candidates with internship experience will be considered.
Here's what you need:
• Bachelor's degree in journalism or equivalent
• Experience at a daily news organization preferred
• Ability to write clear, compelling articles and to enhance your work with video and other digital storytelling tools as appropriate.
• Understanding of social media and how to engage audience on digital platforms.
• Ability to multi-task and excel under deadline pressure, using time efficiently in a 24-hour newsroom.
• Skill at collaborating in a cross-functional environment and adapting in a rapidly changing industry.
• This job includes evening and weekend work.
The Times Herald serves St. Clair and Sanilac counties in Michigan's Thumb along the shores of Lake Huron and the St. Clair River. The region is known as the Blue Water Area, home to the Island Loop National Water Trail. Local waterways draw sailors, kayakers and paddle boarders. The area also boasts state and local parks and a growing downtown in Port Huron. The Times Herald is within easy driving distance to metro Detroit.
HOW TO APPLY We are eager to learn more about you and how you fit this role. When you apply, don't limit your upload to a resume; show us what you've done. To do so, put together a single document file that includes the following, in this order:
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