Beat Writer

  Sports Facility
  Northeast Region
  Sports Services
  Posted/Updated: 11/15/19



Job Summary

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  •  Beat Writer must be at all 9 home games for their designated team and meet the following criteria:
  • Available to work evenings and weekends
  •  Learn league rules and gameplay
  • Stay abreast of league news, transactions and storylines
  • Able to produce content on a tight deadline
  • Produce game previews, recaps, and feature stories within provided deadlines
  • Post and/or schedule content to the website.
  • Capture content in post-game interviews and press conferences 
  • Perform online and on-the-ground research to accurately report on assigned team and their players
  • Utilize access to players and team staff to its potential


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Previous experience in sports writing
  • Exceptional grammar, spelling, and punctuation
  • Ability to write and edit content for the website with accuracy 
  • High degree of responsibility and organizational skills 
  • Basic understanding of Content Management Systems such as WordPress
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with team personnel and other media
  • Strong communication and storytelling skills; ability to pitch storylines to league stakeholders
  • Desire to seek unique and non-traditional stories

 



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