Sports News Aide (Part time)

Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Jun 22, 2022
Closes
Jul 21, 2022
Ref
JR-90273710
Hours
Part Time
Application Instructions

Please list all professional experience and explain any gaps in employment history. All of your application materials, which may include PDF files of work samples and/or links to audio, video, photography or graphics, must be uploaded to the field labeled Resume/Cover Letter/Work Samples to be considered for the position.

Job Description

The Washington Post Sports department is looking for a detail-oriented journalist to work part time on our team contributing to our high school sports coverage.

Duties will range from covering games and contributing features to putting together our Scoreboard page for the newspaper and hunting down results. When not at games, shifts in the office typically run a little past midnight, and occasionally coming into our downtown D.C. office will be a requirement. Expect to work two or three nights per week on a flexible schedule.

The ideal candidate would also be interested in picking up a high school sports beat, which would have them writing features, news updates and game stories, in addition to maintaining a social media presence, especially on game nights. Beat writers can expect regular weekly bylines as they develop sources in the community, break news and become an expert on the major stories and teams on their beat.

Interested candidates should upload a résumé with links to their work and a cover letter outlining the experience they would bring to the position to our jobs portal. All application materials can be uploaded to the same field. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled, but those received by 07/05/2022 will be prioritized. The cover letter should be addressed to Deputy Sports Editor Matthew Rennie and Multiplatform Editor Mark Selig.

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