Landmark Community Newspapers
  • Los Alamos Monitor
  • Los Alamos, NM, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

LCNI offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) and paid time off benefits.


Sports Reporter
Los Alamos Monitor
Los Alamos, New Mexico

The Los Alamos Monitor has an opening for a sports reporter with page design and editing experience. The paper publishes three times a week (Wed./Fri./Sun.), with a TMC once a month, and numerous special sections. The job includes writing stories, related photography, paginating sports pages and loading sports stories and pictures on the Los Alamos Monitor website. The successful applicant must be a strong writer, a good photographer, familiar with a broad range of prep sports and be a stickler for accuracy. Los Alamos is located in northern New Mexico, about 80 miles north of Albuquerque and 35 from Santa Fe. The Los Alamos Monitor can also be found online at www.lamonitor.com.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism or related field, or equivalent experience
  • Good writing and interviewing skills
  • Good organization and time-management skills
  • Good photography skills and knowledge of Adobe Photoshop
  • Pagination skills using Adobe InDesign
  • Knowledge of spelling, grammar, AP style and libel law
  • Be available for night and weekend games coverage
  • Must have reliable transportation and a valid driver's license

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Write a mixture of crisp, accurate and compelling game and feature stories
  • Develop relationships with area coaches to facilitate a flow of information
  • Shoot clear and compelling photos
  • Design and lay out sports pages and other pages as needed
  • Load stories and photos onto the Los Alamos Monitor website
  • Write copy and lay out sports preview sections and contribute to other special sections
  • Serve as a backup for other members of the news team
  • Cover assignments and two high school sports programs with timely stories and photos
  • Take initiative to pursue news/feature/photo opportunities
  • Meet established deadlines of the newspaper
  • Function effectively as member of news team

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