Sports Editor

The Bedford Bulletin, a 4,900-circulation weekly newspaper located at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains between Roanoke and Lynchburg, VA, is seeking a sports editor. Candidates must be dedicated to producing a quality sports section with balanced and in-depth coverage. The Bedford Bulletin offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) and paid time-off benefits. The newspaper can be found online at www.bedfordbulletin.com.
Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism or related field, or equivalent experience

  • Knowledge of AP style and libel law

  • Good photography skills and knowledge of Photoshop

  • Proficient in the use of Adobe Creative Suite, especially InDesign, to design the sports section on a weekly basis

  • Have experience scheduling stringers

  • Experience and drive to use social media

  • Possess flair to drive new ideas for local sports coverage

  • Ability to work independently with superior results

  • Be available for night and weekend games coverage

  • Must have valid driver's license and reliable transportation
    Essential Functions:

  • Write crisp, accurate and compelling stories, headlines and photo captions

  • Write a mixture of game stories and feature stories for the sports pages

  • Develop relationships with area coaches to facilitate the flow of information to the newspaper

  • Shoot clear and compelling photos

  • Design the sports section using InDesign

  • Design and lay out weekly sports pages and other pages as needed

  • Load stories and photos onto the website

  • Serve as a backup for other members of the news team

  • Meet established deadlines of the newspaper




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