Jop Opening: Sports

Jop Opening: Sports

Help us revolutionize coverage of high school and community sports for our 15 weekly newspapers and related websites in Northern Virginia. Create weekly scintillating news features including analysis and trends on high school, youth and community sports and impacts on families, students, athletes, schools and more. Bring multimedia storytelling, digital first approach. Engage athletic directors, coaches, parents, athletes, freelancers and high school news organizations for local coverage of each high school for our individual papers and websites. Develop multimedia, digital storytelling and social media presence and following; systems for posting results and highlights. We’re starting from a blank slate now but we have a rich history of excellence in sports coverage. Our sports writers and editors have gone on to be celebrity bloggers (Greg Wyshynski/Puck Daddy), Washington Post reporters (Mark Giannotto), video and live stream pioneers (BJ Koubaroulis/Synthesis Multimedia Productions), among many others.

Successful candidate: Believes he/she can do the impossible; has multiple story ideas a minute; is insatiably curious; connects big ideas to local coverage; comes with all the requisite skills; is prolific, energetic, focused, organized and positive. Experience covering sports is required.

This is a new position. Salary in mid-to-upper $30s but negotiable. Paid vacation, health insurance.

Send letter, resume, work samples and ideas to Mary Kimm, resumes@connectionnewspapers.com

Local Media Connection LLC
Independent, locally owned publishers of the Connection Newspapers, 15 award-winning newspapers and associated websites, including flagship Alexandria Gazette Packet that dates to 1784. Our news team is lively, collaborative and fun. Among our editors is Kemal Kurspahic, one of the original 50 World Press Freedom Heroes named by the International Press Institute. Journalists who have worked at the Connection Newspapers have gone on to work for top news organizations around the country, including the Washington Post, the Times-Picayune, the Wall Street Journal. Others have leveraged their journalism experience to successful careers on Capitol Hill, lobbying firms, government contractors and nonprofits. www.ConnectionNewspapers.com