Landmark Community Newspapers
  • Perry County News
  • Tell City, IN, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

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


Sports Editor
News Publishing Company
Tell City, Indiana

With the retirement of our 40-year Sports Editor, News Publishing Company, publishers of the Perry County News and Spencer County Journal-Democrat, is seeking a sports editor to begin duties in mid-July. The successful candidate will oversee sports coverage for the Perry County News, a twice weekly 4,400 circulation newspaper, and the Spencer County Journal Democrat, a weekly 2,000 circulation newspaper. The sports editor will oversee a sports writer at the Journal-Democrat. Candidates must be dedicated to producing a quality sports section with balanced and in-depth coverage. News Publishing Company offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) and paid time-off benefits. The newspaper can be found online at www.perrycountynews.com.

Qualifications:

  • Degree in journalism or related field, or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of AP style and libel law
  • Good photography skills and knowledge of Photoshop
  • Proficient in the use of Adobe Creative Suite, especially InDesign, to design the sports section on a weekly basis
  • Have experience scheduling stringers
  • Experience and drive to use social media
  • Possess flair to drive new ideas for local sports coverage
  • Ability to work independently with superior results
  • Be available for coverage of night and weekend games
  • Must have valid driver's license and reliable transportation

Essential Functions:

  • Write crisp, accurate and compelling stories, headlines and photo captions
  • Write a mixture of game stories and feature stories for the sports pages
  • Meet established deadlines of the newspaper
  • Develop relationships with area coaches to facilitate the flow of information to the newspaper
  • Shoot clear and compelling photos
  • Design the sports section using InDesign
  • Write, oversee and design outdoor pages using InDesign
  • Design and lay out weekly sports pages and other pages as needed
  • Load stories and photos onto the website
  • Serve as a backup for other members of the news team

The sports editor position is an exempt salaried position.

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