Sports Reporter

The Pittsburg Morning Sun is seeking an enterprising reporter to cover high school and college sports. This position will have primary responsibility for covering high school and Pitt State sports, along with the occasional breaking news and feature assignments. This is a great opportunity for a young journalist who wants to gain invaluable experience and work toward bigger beats. Your typical duties and responsibilities will include:

• Finding and breaking news as it happens

• Going beyond game stories to provide thoughtful analysis to those who saw the games but want deeper understanding of what happened and why

• Writing features on the players, coaches and personnel that make up the programs

• Generating enterprise ideas that go deeper into important issues that affect athletics and the sports world in general

• Working with a team of editors and reporters to collaborate on broader projects

• Engaging with readers and fans via social media

• Must feel comfortable in letting their personality shine through


Health insurance with optional dental and vision. 401(k). Paid vacation and sick days. Relocation assistance.


College degree in journalism preferred. Strong writing, spelling and grammar skills; familiarity with AP style. Comfort building a beat in a competitive environment and communicating with athletes and coaches. Ability to collaborate with teams on stories and projects. Flexibility to work odd hours and different days as game schedules demand. Excellent news judgment

To apply, send resumes, clips and references to Jeff Peyton at