The sports reporter covers youth and prep sports as well as outdoor activities and community sports in the vibrant, growing and rapidly changing communities of Greeley, Evans and Windsor. This beat requires a self-starter, who is comfortable with social media, enjoys the fast pace of a modern newsroom and enjoys finding and telling human stories that go well beyond the box score. To apply, please visit and select job 1679. Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to):
Research, write and report compelling journalism that continuously grows an audience by informing and engaging readers. Faithfully execute the publisher/general manager and editor's vision of the newspaper and content plan. Cover all breaking news with urgency and accuracy with the goal of always being first to report important developing news on our digital platforms. Research, report and write in-depth enterprise stories for daily and Sunday papers. Write and file eight well-written, bylined stories and/or sidebars per average week along with photographs or videos to illustrate. Cultivate relationship with athletes, coaches, administrators and fans. Post error-free basic stories to our digital platforms, including sending push alerts and pushing content to social media, twitter, and Instagram. Verify statements and facts by following social media, making phone calls to sources, tracking documents and seeking public records. Understand and embrace the concepts of readability in crafting stories and developing sidebars as well as providing materials for informational graphics. Adhere to the newsroom workflow to meet all deadlines. Review competitor publications, websites, blogs and social media to research beats and develop story ideas for print, social media, and news websites. Attend staff meetings and communicate routinely with editors, designers and peers within the organization. Edit and upload photos and videos to system, creating cutlines for each. Other duties and special projects as assigned. Experience / Qualifications:
College degree and/or equivalent experience Excellent listening, speaking, and written communication skills. Strong computer/digital skills with understanding of various platforms utilized in production of stories and photographs Working knowledge of Associated Press style and an understanding of the daily newspaper environment. Strong interest in sports news and the community. Swift Communications is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.