Unified Newspaper Group is looking to fill our sports editor position for the first time in more than 15 years.
We are seeking a dynamic, energetic sports journalist who can lead the evolution of our sports coverage to match modern readers’ needs. It will take someone who knows how to produce and coach good writing and photography and will enjoy getting to know people in four different suburban communities. There is some room to tailor the job to fit your particular strengths, but it will involve some of everything – reporting, designing pages, community outreach, social media, planning and organization, as well as supervising and collaborating with our assistant sports editor.
If you have a missing piece in your resume, don’t worry, we’re all about teaching, with top-notch mentoring on every aspect of the newspaper operation. Our newspapers cover five high schools, so the ability to manage your time wisely, make community contacts to secure submitted information and learn quickly is essential. Much of the work is evenings and weekends.
Unified Newspaper Group prints three award-winning hyperlocal weekly news publications in Stoughton, Oregon and Verona and one monthly newspaper in Fitchburg, along with a quarterly regional magazine, and we have a culture and a staff structure you won’t find anywhere else. Constant learning and collaboration is our focus, from our interns to our editors, and good people stick around. We look for real journalists who like telling stories through words, photos and design.
Experience with photography, InDesign and managing websites and social media is important, but none are as important as being able to own our coverage, adapt it to our readers’ needs and defend it to parents and grandparents who are highly invested in their kids. Photo equipment and a laptop are provided. We stay on top of technology here.
The job is salaried, with health, dental, vision and paid vacations. The company is part of Woodward Community Media, a division of Woodward Communications Inc., an employee-owned company based in Dubuque, Iowa.
Apply online by May 15, 2019 and include a cover letter, your best reporting work and any design or photography samples you have. https://www.wcinet.com/careers