Versatile Reporter to cover high school and local college sports in the south suburbs for the Daily Southtown, part of the Chicago Tribune Media Group. We’re looking for a skilled writer and storyteller who can produce pieces that go beyond just the numbers and statistics while juggling other beat items like rankings.
What you will do:
- The main beats will be high school football, basketball and baseball, with occasional local college sports and enterprise stories
- Writing season previews, compiling all-area teams and producing columns are all core parts of the job
- Our top priority is to tell compelling stories, regardless of sport
- General assignment and breaking news also will play a factor
What you will bring:
- A proven track record of writing featured game stories, enterprise features and columns that combine clean, crisp and creative writing with accurate reporting; getting names and facts correct are a must
- The goal will be to develop the sources in becoming the go-to, No. 1 authority on high school sports in the south suburbs
- Candidates should expect consistent night and weekend work
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