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The Blade seeks a sports writer

February 23, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

The Blade is looking for an experienced sports writer to join our newsroom team.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Write urgent breaking news stories for The Blade’s website and apps;
  • Identify and chase impactful stories that fall between core beats and engage Toledo-area readers;
  • Write high-quality, well-sourced, long-form enterprise feature stories that take readers beyond box scores;
  • Assist in college and high school beat coverage when needed;
  • Cover the Toledo Mud Hens minor league baseball team during baseball season;
  • Work mostly from The Blade office with adjustments made for needed event coverage.


  • 3-5 years of experience covering sports for an online and/or print publication;
  • Demonstrated success writing under deadline pressure and uniquely for digital platforms;
  • Experience covering a wide variety of sports, from high school to college to professional;
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented with a proven ability to juggle multiple tasks;
  • College degree is required.

Interested candidates should include 3-5 clips of your work with your application and resume. Please send materials to sports editor Scott McNeish at

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