Journo Jobs Local seeks a Saints reporter

September 11, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

This is a remote position Based in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Advance Local has an exciting opportunity for a Saints Reporter in New Orleans for / Advance Local.

As a Saints Reporter, your coverage will include smart commentary, engaging profiles and unique stories that speak to a diverse audience of sports fans. We are a digitally focused, multimedia newsroom, and on any given day you may find yourself writing a long-form narrative or a series of incremental updates to a breaking sports report, recording podcast audio, and optimizing your post for a social or search-driven audience.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Provide reporting and analysis of pro sports
  • Breaking news and feature reporting, as well as monitoring coverage and analysis on other sports news outlets and aggregating relevant reporting onto our site
  • Contribute to the department’s traffic and enterprise goals
  • Report and create journalistically sound digital posts that are balanced and factual, timely and topical, and well-sourced
  • Use effective techniques of digital journalism: frequent posting, appropriate aggregation, engaging readers on social media, and monitoring traffic to better understand what is connecting with readers
  • Self-publish articles, photos and videos, and be able to learn the Arc publishing system or any future CMS

For this position, we are looking for candidates:

  • Who are versatile and have the ability to write authoritatively
  • Driven, dynamic reporters and writers with the ability to deliver a high volume of content every day
  • Able to proactively identify stories that are trending and respond quickly, keeping the quality of content consistent and engaging
  • With flexibility to cover what is needed, which may be during early shifts, nights or weekends
  • Who can succeed in a collaborative environment while also possessing the ability to work independently

Our ideal candidates will have the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or communications or equivalent education and related work experience with a proven ability in journalism reporting and writing
  • Minimum eight years’ experience with a proven ability in reporting and writing, including minimum 2 years of pro or college sports beat experience
  • Proven experience building, maintaining and engaging an active audience for a top-tier professional or college sports team
  • Ability to work independently under deadline pressure and prioritize tasks appropriately
  • Experience with search engine optimization practices
  • Experience using social media to source and promote content
  • Demonstrated capability to react quickly and deliver audience as news breaks on the beat
  • Understanding of the methods and tools used to deliver content across a variety of platforms
  • Understanding the imperatives of multiple platforms – desktop, mobile, etc.
  • Comfortable with being a guest or hosting podcasts and video features
  • Ability to leverage relationships with sources to deliver content that differentiates the organization from competitors

This position pays between $52,000 and $70,000 annually.

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