City: Elk City, Okla.
Newspaper: The Elk City Daily News
Salary Range: commensurate with experience
Job Description: The Elk City Daily News is seeking a motivated sports editor to take over its competitive one-person sports desk. High school athletics are king in western Oklahoma so there’s almost always someone playing something somewhere.
Primary responsibilities include area high school sports and outdoors coverage. With a regular Tuesday through Saturday schedule, some weekend and evening work is required. The sports editor also takes photos and designs the sports section. Knowledge of Adobe InDesign and Photoshop is preferred. Computer proficiency and keyboarding skills are required. Must have reliable transportation and a phone.
Social media is a big part of our total coverage package and increased website use is developing. We need a savvy sports editor, with critical thinking skills, who can cover our area sports, design winning pages and use social media to interact with readers. Our new sports editor will be detail oriented, organized and able to juggle timely coverage for a variety of sports in Elk City and area schools as well as all aspects of community sports, including rodeo.
Our small, family-oriented staff and pet-friendly office encourage collaboration and friendships. Elk City is a booming town on Interstate 40 west of Oklahoma City that has always remained progressive and viable.
Contact: Send resume, work samples, references and a letter outlining your game plan for this position to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to: Ms. J.B. Bittner, managing editor, The Elk City Daily News, 206 W. Broadway, Elk City, OK 73644.
Posted on Wed, April 10, 2013