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Multimedia sports reporter (St. Joseph, Missouri)

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 15:34 -- Steven J Rottinghaus
Type: 
Full time
Opportunity: 
Job
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News-Press & Gazette Company is hiring to fill a sports reporter opening in its multimedia newsroom providing content for our two television stations (FOX 26 KNPN and and NBC 21 KNPG), daily newspaper (St. Joseph News-Press), website (newspressnow.com) and social media platforms. Applicants' multimedia skills and reporting experience for print are both valued.

The specific opening calls for a reporter who cover local sports topics — news and features — that lend themselves to multimedia storytelling. This staff member also will participate in beat coverage essential to covering the high school and NCAA Div. II college programs that have a large following in our region north of Kansas City, Missouri. In addition, we seek a well-rounded journalist who can be tasked with covering other local news topics from time to time.

Applicants should expect to use all of the tools of the trade to tell compelling stories focused on our core market. Over time, all reporters in our newsroom become true multimedia journalists as they add to and develop their skills to become equally adept at reporting for TV, print and the web.

Core requirements: commitment to journalism and multimedia reporting; ability to learn new skills; understanding of journalism ethics, press law and the competitive aspects of daily reporting; and ability to do good work on deadline, for both broadcast and print.

We prefer a college degree with a concentration in multimedia journalism and two years of practical experience. Solid college preparation is a plus for recent grads who apply. Candidates from the Midwest are strongly preferred.

A valid driver's license and a safe driving record are also required. Employment is contingent on passage of a drug screening and a background check.

To apply, please submit a brief letter of introduction, current resume, names of three references, and examples of your best work.

Please mention you are applying for Position 0118 Reporter.

Prospective candidates should make their interest known as soon as possible.

To apply, send a brief letter of introduction, current resume, names of three references and examples of your best work to careers@npgco.com