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Jan 18, 2014
The Press Democrat

Sports Reporter/Columnist

The Press Democrat, a division of Sonoma Media Investments is looking for candidates to fill a
vacancy as a reporter/ columnist in its sports
department. The Press Democrat focuses its
coverage, both in print and on digital platforms, on the unique subject matter that is at our fingertips in Sonoma County. High school athletics is our primary subject matter, but the calendar also is rich in recreation sports - running, bicycling and boating - and we have two successful college sports programs in our area, Santa Rosa Junior College and NCAA Division II Sonoma State University. A worthy candidate for the position would be a skilled writer and reporter who can work effectively on deadline. Excellent sports knowledge is a must and fluency in Spanish would be a distinguishing factor

This position is responsible for:
Developing and writing timely stories within
deadlines and ahead of competing news outlets
Delivering news and information for print and
online platforms
Cultivate and maintain news sources & monitor
developments in the news
Identify photographs, video and graphics to
illustrate stories
Identify multimedia elements to enhance
stories online.
Communicate with callers on stories & evaluate
story tips from the public
Mastering alternative forms of news delivery,
such as Twitter feeds and blog formats.

Job Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in journalism or related field
At least two years experience with a daily
newspaper or similar publication
Spanish language skills is preferred
Multimedia skills a plus.

The Press Democrat values the contribution of their employees and offers a competitive
compensation plan. We also offer an array of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life, accident insurance and paid time off.
Additionally, we are committed to a drug and
alcohol free workplace. Any job offer is conditional upon satisfactorily completing a background investigation and pre-employment drug testing. Some of the above positions require a valid California State Driver's License, proof of
insurance and reliable transportation.
See job description for details.

To be considered please submit a cover letter, resume and up to six samples of your best work to: hr@pressdemocrat.com and put the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line.

The Press Democrat is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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