Sports Reporter

Sports Reporter
Nashville, TN
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The USA TODAY NETWORK Tennessee is seeking talented, energetic sports reporters with strong entrepreneurial skills to join our team. Must be urgent, a quick learner, social media and video savvy, and have a passion for storytelling. Sports writers research and reports trending sports news of the day, aimed at digital platforms and optimized for social networks. The ideal candidate produces smart, context-filled stories and other content on tight deadlines and understands the difference in writing for various platforms. This position requires a versatile journalist equally skilled in building and working sources on breaking news stories as well as developing and reporting new angles on trending topics. 

In this role, you will:

  • Research, write and report on compelling sports journalism that continuously grows a fan base by informing and engaging readers.
  • Acts as a public ambassador through community outreach and connects with readers through social media.
  • Use live video to spotlight breaking news and high interest events
  • Provides thoughtful analysis of complex issues. Produces watchdog journalism that leads to change.
  • Uses real time metrics to respond to user demand and reader interest
  • Works with newsroom leaders to shape storytelling to meet audience needs and interests on every platform.
  • Contributes to the community’s greater good through impactful journalism.

Here's what you need:

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism
  • Experience working for an online-only news website, newspaper or magazine (outstanding recent grads considered for entry-level positions)
  • Excellent communication and time management skills
  • Ability to write accurately and detailed
  • Experience with video production and editing
  • Must be able to work well on deadline

Please include a variety of clips – no more than six – showing sports reporting and enterprise on different digital platforms. 

About USA Today Network - Tennessee:
We are part of Gannett and the USA TODAY NETWORK and among its fastest growing digital news groups. We are an energetic and fast-paced media company with a news team committed to covering Tennessee and beyond. If you’re looking for a rewarding challenge, the USA Today Network-Tennessee is among the fastest growing digital news sites and the place to be! 

Gannett Co., Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, education, politi

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