The Star News, a community newspaper in Elk River, located 35 miles northwest of Minneapolis, Minn., that covers four high schools and an active sports and leisure community for its print and electronic editions, is looking for a full-time sports reporter.
Qualified candidates will have previous experience reporting on sports, and be able to manage a busy workload of game coverage, feature stories as well as non-traditional sports and some news coverage.
We want someone who will look beyond the games and tell the stories of sports and the people involved with them. The successful candidate will have an insatiable curiosity about all kinds of sports and recreation (not just prep athletics).
Ideal candidates will have excellent writing and photography skills as well as experience tweeting updates, posting stories and adding videos to social media. Experience paginating would be a plus as the Star News uses a combination of InCopy and InDesign.
We use Blox CMS (Content Management System by Town News) for our online presence. Knowledge of this system is a plus, but not a must.
Applicants should have a journalism degree, strong organizational skills and a passion for all things sports and storytelling.
This position comes with benefits, including medical, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, 401(k) plan and paid time off.