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The Buffalo News
One News Plaza
Buffalo, New York (United States)

Web: www.buffalonews.com

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College/High School Sports Enterprise Reporter


Job ID: 55138
Job Views: 299
Location: Buffalo, New York, United States
Postal Code: 14203
Job Category: Newspapers
Employment Type:
Salary: per week
Posted: 06.22.2018

Job Description

 
The Buffalo News is seeking an aggressive reporter with an ability to tell great stories to serve as a college / high school enterprise writer.
With four Division I schools, multiple smaller colleges and 90 high schools in our market, the ideal candidate will have plenty to do and strong organizational skills are a must. The writer needs to be passionate about storytelling and demonstrate strong news judgment and initiative.
This is not a position to cover games or do previews. We are seeking someone who can do deep profiles, identify trends and issues and uncover topics that engage readers in new ways. School loyalty is fierce in Western New York, but your goal will be to find stories that cut across larger segments of the audience.
Among the key responsibilities and traits:

· Identify stories with high audience potential and reach.

· Collaborate with fellow writers and other colleagues in photo, social media, digital production and excel when working as a team.

· Have a sense of curiosity that informs your reporting in new and unique ways.

· Be comfortable using social media and engaging with readers.

· Write clean, clear and accurate copy.

Despite its Rust Belt reputation, Buffalo is one of the best places in the United States. The city is in the midst of a revitalization, young people are arriving to take new economy jobs and warehouses are being rehabbed into great apartments. (More than 100,000 students attend the region’s 23 colleges and universities.) The city has two professional sports teams, a philharmonic, a growing waterfront, 27 theater companies, a burgeoning medical campus and plenty of attitude. Buffalo also has some of the best summer weather in the world and great summer recreation on our two Great Lakes – Erie and Ontario. Not to mention Niagara Falls, Toronto and ski slopes all within a short drive.
Interested candidates should email a resume, a letter outlining how you will manage your duties and writing samples that show the diversity of your work to Executive Sports Editor Josh Barnett at jbarnett@buffnews.com.
 

Job Requirements

This is not a position to cover games or do previews. We are seeking someone who can do deep profiles, identify trends and issues and uncover topics that engage readers in new ways. School loyalty is fierce in Western New York, but your goal will be to find stories that cut across larger segments of the audience.
Among the key responsibilities and traits:

· Identify stories with high audience potential and reach.

· Collaborate with fellow writers and other colleagues in photo, social media, digital production and excel when working as a team.

· Have a sense of curiosity that informs your reporting in new and unique ways.

· Be comfortable using social media and engaging with readers.

· Write clean, clear and accurate copy.


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