August 19, 2011

Sports reporter job @ upstate NY newspaper

The Ballston Journal, serving the community of Ballston Spa and the surrounding neighborhoods since 1798 is seeking a Sports Enthusiast! Job involves reporting on a wide variety of sports-related topics including but not limited to high school sports, community sports events (5k runs, charity events, etc), sports stories involving area natives (College athletes, Olympic hopefuls etc.)

Maintain and participate actively with multiple social media profiles (twitter/facebook). Provide relevant photos and videos for the print edition of the paper as well as the online website.

Knowledge of a variety of sports, ability to attend games and meets, home and away. Requires excellent writing capabilities and mastery of the English language. Individual should require little to no editing. General understanding of social media and continual changes in Web 2.0. Must have above-average computer proficiency. Basic photography or video editing experiences a plus. Creative-minded applicants are preferred. The ideal candidate will continuously develop new ideas for features, segments, media, and social networking.

Please forward resume with two writing samples attention: Dan Sabbatino, Editor, dan@theballstonjournal.com.

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