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Sports Writer
The News-Enterprise

Job Title: Sports Writer
Company: The News-Enterprise
Category: Print Journalist
Contact Person: Ben Sheroan
Contacts Title: Editor
Email: mjenkins@thenewsenterprise.com
Address: 408 W Dixie Ave
City/State/Zip: Elizabethtown KY, 42701
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Website: thenewsenterprise.com
Description:

The News-Enterprise, an aggressive daily newspaper in Hardin County, Ky., about 40 miles south of Louisville, is accepting applications for a Sport Writer in a diverse population area of more than 105,000 that includes Fort Knox. The position involves writing, reporting, photography and page design with responsibility for meeting production deadlines. The sports writer will be responsible for daily contributions to the comprehensive report of sports activities and news with a focus on games, teams and personalities in The News-Enterprise primary circulation area. The successful candidate must understand that a newspaper's goal is to respond to the needs and preferences of readers in the communities it serves. This position is available immediately. The company offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) and paid time off benefits. The newspapers can be found online at www.thenewsenterprise.com.

Qualifications:

  • Strong communication, organization and time-management skills
  • Proficiency in newspaper design with knowledge and ability with InDesign and Photoshop software
  • Familiarity with requirements of photojournalism and ability to take publication quality images with a

digital camera

  • At least two years of journalism experience.
  • Proficiency in using computers to write and the Internet to research
  • Strong initiative
  • Adaptable
  • Able to work evenings and weekends to cover events
  • Reliable transportation and valid driver's license

Essential Functions:

  • Report and write stories of local sports events, focuses on individual athletes, and cover high school and other local sports activities
  • Write accurate, compelling, fact-filled stories on deadline and put readers first by avoiding cliches and arcane language
  • Use a digital camera to generate photos to accompany articles
  • Design effective pages in deadline situation using InDesign, InCopy and Adobe Photoshop
  • Write effective headlines that accurately summarize the story while engaging the reader.
  • Develop daily and long-range story and photograph ideas
  • Propose, develop and contribute to special sections on sports subjects and ensure on-time production
  • Ensure that locally generated sports copy is posted to The News-Enterprise website
  • Establish and nurture sources among athletes, coaches, administrators and others involved in local sports
  • Participate in sports team meetings and be responsible for coverage planning and staff schedules
  • Monitor wire services, email and other submissions for stories of interest

Schedule: Evenings and weekends

Salary: Hourly

Apply at www.lcni.com under Job Opportunities.

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