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Kansas City Star seeks a royals – writer

March 2, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

The Kansas City Star seeks an aggressive, enterprising Kansas City Royals beat reporter to join its award-winning newsroom in one of America’s most diverse and fast-growing communities.

In our Royals reporter, we’re seeking a versatile and resourceful journalist who is as skilled and knowledgeable about Major League Baseball as she/he/they are in knocking on doors to track down sources. One of the biggest storylines in Kansas City right now, sports-related or otherwise, is the Royals’ ambitious stadium/entertainment district project and funding/financing issues that will accompany its design and construction.

In this role, you will need to:

  • Focus on stories that build readership
  • Think about audience first and always, with a commitment to tactics that grow readership
  • Master engaging multimedia storytelling
  • Demonstrate speed, competitiveness and SEO savvy through aggregating and storytelling tools
  • Work well in a team environment.

The successful candidate should meet many of the following requirements:

  • A deep knowledge of baseball, and Major League Baseball in particular
  • Ability to build and cultivate sources that produce a constant flow of meaningful scoops and news to our passionate Royals fan base
  • College degree or equivalent work experience
  • 1-3 years of sports-reporting experience. (Minimum years of experience)
  • Strong writing skills, excellent news judgment and a demonstrated ability to “see the story” that is going to matter to readers
  • Must have reliable transportation. Must have valid driver’s license and vehicle insurance required (at least minimum insurance required for the state in which the employee works)
  • Unwavering commitment to accurate, ethical journalism
  • Ability to work collaboratively to aggressively tackle stories
  • Comfort with a job that will be demanding, fast-paced and constantly evolving over the course of a 162-game MLB season and typically busy offseason
  • Familiarity with data, public records and business reports.

Salary: $65,000 to $70,000

To apply, include a persuasive cover letter, your resume and four to six examples of your best work.

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