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Southern California News Group seeks a sports reporter

August 29, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

The Southern California News Group, a subsidiary of MediaNews Group, is seeking a high school sports reporter for the Los Angeles Daily News. As a High School Sports Reporter, you will play a pivotal role in covering and showcasing the diverse and exciting high school sports scene in the San Fernando Valley.

What you will do:

  • Cover high school and local sports stories in the San Fernando Valley and surrounding areas in the LA Daily news circulation footprint
  • Regularly cover the top high school and local athletes – stories include previews, breaking news, game coverage, profiles, features and analysis
  • Attend a wide range of high school sports events, including games, matches, and tournaments, to provide detailed and insightful coverage.
  • Work with a freelance budget to assign additional coverage in the area
  • Utilize social media platforms to promote articles, engage with the audience, and share live updates from games and events.
  • Collaborate with photographers and videographers to create multimedia content that complements written stories.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with local schools, coaches, and sports community members to stay informed about upcoming events and stories.

What you will bring:

  • Experience covering high school sports and familiarity of the San Fernando Valley community (daily newspaper preferred)
  • High school diploma or equivalent required; some college or a degree in journalism, communication or related field is preferred
  • Strong reporting, writing and deadline skills
  • Ability to find and tell stories that go beyond the game
  • Full set of digital skills – ability to break news, post quickly, engage on social media and tell stories with multimedia in a variety of formats, including newsletters and occasionally on camera
  • Ability to find and tell diverse stories


  • Minimal out of town travel required, must be able to cover a large area in the San Fernando Valley, attending in person for multiple events each week.

The hourly wage is $19.23. 

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