Sports Editor, Writer, Photographer

City:  Elk City
Newspaper:
  The Elk Citian
Salary Range:  Competitive/Negotiable
Job Description & Requirements:  We are seeking a person to be responsible for the school sports coverage for a city of 12,800 plus the surrounding smaller schools. This person will be responsible for the writing and photography, page layout and editing for the entire sports section. This person will also be responsible for the maintenance and tracking of all relative schedules. The position will require exceptional time management skills and a true love and knowledge of high school sports.
Attributes required: Ability to write, not only straight-forward sports reports, but the ability to "see beyond the ball" and develop engaging, unique sports packages; Excellent photography skills - a portfolio of sports photography will be requested with special emphasis on low-light photos such as night football games and basketball games; InDesign and Photoshop skills; Ability to design attractive and forward-leaning sports pages and packages; Ability to interact intelligently and respectfully with coaches, players and parents; Willingness to work hours required in the office as well as out in the field covering activities; Willingness to accept other, non-sports-related assignments if necessary; Neat personal appearance; Well-rounded sports knowledge beyond that of the average fan.
Contact:  D. W. Manning, Publisher, The Elk Citian, 580-799-0925 (cell); 580-225-9400 (office); e-mail elkcitian@elkcitian.com. Visit our Website at www.elkcitian.com