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Job Opportunity: West Virginia/Big 12 beat writer:WVMetroNews/The Dominion Post

Job description:

Date Published: June 14, 2018
Industries: Newspapers / Wires, Digital Media
Job Status: Full-time
income: Negotiable

Description:

WVMetroNews.com and The Dominion Post newspaper in Morgantown seek an aggressive, innovative beat writer to cover West Virginia University football. We want an effective storyteller who’s adept at source-building in order to break news and develop enterprise pieces that keep fans engaged year-round.

prosperous candidates can contextualize trends that impact the Big 12 and D-I athletics. This reporter will take a secondary function on Mountaineers basketball coverage and other Olympic sports.

On-camera opportunities exist to connect with a passionate fan base, and you’ll be a guest on the MetroNews everyday lineup of statewide talk shows.
Approaching our 80th anniversary, we're a profitable, privately owned media company excited to strengthen our statewide market command and amplify solid journalism by merging broadcast, digital and print resources.

practice/SKILL REQUIREMENTS
• At least 2 years practice covering a college or pro sports beat, though we’d love to hear from veteran journalists who have been impacted by layoffs in other newsrooms
• Capable of moving beyond traditional game stories to provide analysis
• Public records and data reporting is a plus
• Producing clean, compelling copy on tight deadlines
• Capable of shooting photos/video for social media
• Schedule flexibility to work deep nights and weekends
• Frequent travel required

Please send resume, income requirements, and links for five writing samples to Allan Taylor at E-Mail: ataylor@wvmetronews.com.
We aim to ID the right candidate before the start of preseason camp.
WVMetroNews and The Dominion Post are part of West Virginia Radio Corp., which offers 401K retirement plan, paid vacation, medical and dental insurance and relocation assistance. WVMetroNews is an equal opportunity employer.

Skills:

Job Category: Other [ View All Other Jobs ]
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Employment type:
Salary: Unspecified
Degree: Unspecified
Experience (year): Unspecified
Job Location: Morgantown, West Virginia
Company Type Employer
Post Date: 06/14/2018 / Viewed 7 times
Contact Information
Company: WVMetroNews/The Dominion Post
Contact Email: ataylor@wvmetronews.com


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