Posted on: July 10, 2019
Thursday, May 30, 2019
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The Record Searchlight/redding.com, part of the--USA TODAY NETWORK,
is hiring a sports reporter in Redding, California. The beat
includes a college and university, high schools and outdoor
recreation. The successful candidate must be independent,
versatile, social media savvy and a storyteller.
Redding is a small community with big stories to tell. The city is
the--county seat--of--Shasta County, California, in the northern
part of the state. It lies along the--Sacramento River, 162 miles
north of--Sacramento, and 120 miles south of California's northern
border, shared with the state of--Oregon.--Interstate 5--bisects
the entire city, from the south to north before it approaches--Lake
Shasta, which is located 15 miles to the north. Redding is the
largest city in the--Shasta Cascade--region, and it is the
sixth-largest city in the--Sacramento Valley,
behind--Sacramento,--Elk Grove, Roseville, Vacaville and Chico. It
is surrounded by national parks within easy driving distance and
world-class outdoors opportunities.
Provide informative, engaging and analytical sports coverage.
Write knowledgeably about hiking, climbing, biking and other
outdoor activities. Work toward becoming the community's leading
voice on recreation.
Create storytelling that accurately informs, entertains and engages
specific audiences and platforms through the use of metrics.
Connect with the community through storytelling and outreach
(social media, on camera, forums, community leadership, etc.)
Provide thoughtful analysis of complex issues.
Work with content strategist and audience analyst to evaluate
what's working and what's not and develop ongoing plans to better
satisfy audience needs.
Collaborate with content team to provide all appropriate elements
for stories (i.e. photos, videos and graphics). Capture basic
photos and video as needed.
Promote personal brand, the brands of colleagues and the
Provide great customer service, helping readers find answers and
Perform other duties as necessary.
Explore and report on the widest range of news and trends,
connecting with our audience's passion.
Content strategies include print, branded digital platforms,
traditional and emerging social media, events, apps and curation of
contributed and expert content.
Place a high priority on data analysis to identify trends that
would otherwise go unreported.
Strategize and execute distribution and optimization plans for all
Demonstrate clear concise writing skills with strong nut graphs and
"why this is important to me" content.
Requires outstanding research skills and extensive contacts that
can break news.
Cultivate a beat, knowing the ins/outs of the beat and its key
players. Have a genuine interest in people and ability to build
trust.--The primary channel will be our digital products first, but
the content will also make its way into printed publications.
Identify, cultivate and curate contributed, authoritative content
and reporting that expands the footprint of the beat.
Bachelor's in communications, journalism or equivalent combination
of education and experience.
Internship or previous experience in the job duties.
Exceptional core journalism skills (reporting, producing,
Command of media law and principles of ethical conduct.
Effective communication; able to get along with diverse
Able to multitask and excel under deadline pressure.
Strong command of AP grammar and style.
Strong copy-editing skills and the ability to produce content that
is clean, accurate and "publication ready."
Is passionate and enthusiastic about news and content that will
work well with audiences on social platforms.
Is comfortable using social media such as Twitter, Facebook,
Instagram and Snapchat to enhance reporting and promote
Understand reporting ethics and sourcing.
Excel in a fast-paced news environment and understand the digital
Work weekends and nights as needed.
Collaborate well with others and can work with a team on the
Must be willing to travel on short notice to cover breaking news
This role requires a valid driver's license, reliable
transportation, and the minimum liability insurance required by
How to Apply:
We are eager to learn more about you and how you fit this role.
When you apply, don't limit your upload to a resume; show us what
you've done. To do so, put together a single document file that
includes the following, in this order:
Your resume - one to two pages.
A cover letter that outlines how you would approach the job.
Links to 3-6 online samples of your work. Show us what you've
produced or had a hand in that best reflects what you can do in
your desired role.
It is important that these items be assembled into a single
document and uploaded in PDF format. Completing these steps will
ensure that your application receives the highest
Here's what we have to offer:
We offer a competitive base salary and career growth opportunities.
We also offer you a comprehensive benefits package which includes
medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability,
long-term disability, Paid Time Off, Company Paid Holidays,
employee discount program and domestic partner benefits. Our 401(k)
is topnotch and the contributions you make, up to the first 5% are
eligible for a 100% Company match!
Gannett Co., is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug
free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We will
consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color,
national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance,
sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities,
disability, education, political affiliation, or veteran
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