Expand your journalism experience by leveraging your breaking news and

digital skills in a dynamic work environment with Louisiana’s largest

news organization. As an LSU beat reporter, you will help us own

coverage of LSU athletics with a focus on football and breaking news

for NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune by joining our award-winning sports

staff.

 NOLA Media Group is a digitally focused news organization encompassing

all content, marketing and sales operations for NOLA.com and The

Times-Picayune. By bringing together the quality journalism and

in-depth coverage of The Times-Picayune with the up-to-the-minute

information of NOLA.com, we are ensuring the communities we serve have 24/7 access to what’s happening locally and around the world. The

Times-Picayune has won multiple Pulitzer Prizes, including two for its

coverage of Hurricane Katrina. Most recently NOLA.com | The

Times-Picayune, together with WVUE-TV Fox 8, earned a Peabody Award

for its groundbreaking investigative series on Louisiana campaign

financing and also earned a first-place finish at the Associated Press

Sports Editors awards for a project on Hurricane Katrina’s impact on

sports 10 years later.

 THE REQUIREMENTS

 To be a good fit for this opportunity, you will have:

 —A bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications or a related field,

or equivalent experience

–1-2 years of journalism experience with a proven ability in breaking

news of significance

–An understanding of how to access and use public records for breaking

news stories

–Proven experience building, maintaining and engaging an active

audience through various platforms

–Mastery of social media and digital interaction with audience for

reporting and promoting stories

–Eager to work under deadline pressure and prioritize tasks appropriately

–A solid understanding of news writing, journalistic ethics and story structure

–Experience with search engine optimization practices

–Experience taking photos, recording audio and shooting video with the

ability to edit

–An understanding of the methods and tools used to deliver content

across a variety of digital platforms, and an understanding of the

imperatives of multiple platforms, including print, web, mobile,

social media, etc.

–A proven ability to utilize a broad set of tools to tell stories and

engage the audience

–The ability and desire to remain abreast of industry advances and to

proactively consider new methods of reaching audiences, including

engaging, interactive and optimized product offerings

 THE ROLE

 You will have LSU beat reporting responsibilities as part of a

two-person team, so versatility and the ability to write

authoritatively about multiple sports is key. Your normal work hours

may be on the early shift, nights or weekends, so you’ll need to have

the flexibility to cover what is needed.

 In addition to traditional breaking news and feature reporting, your

role will include monitoring coverage and analysis on other sports

news outlets and aggregating relevant reporting onto our site. You

will also monitor reader response through audience data, comment

streams, and social media reaction while engaging with readers on all

platforms.

 Ours is a digitally focused, multimedia newsroom; on any given day you

may find yourself writing a long-form narrative or a series of

incremental updates to a breaking sports report; recording and editing

topical video or podcast audio; shooting and editing photos and

building online galleries; interacting with readers in live chats or

social media comment streams; and optimizing your posts for a social-

or search-driven audience in a Content Management System.

 Note: This description is intended to give you a general overview of

the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and

responsibilities.

 KEYS TO SUCCESS

 To excel in this role, you will be a driven, dynamic reporter and

writer with the ability to deliver a high volume of content every day.

You should be able to proactively identify stories that are trending

and respond quickly, keeping the quality of content consistent and

engaging. You’ll need to be able to succeed in a collaborative

environment while also possessing the ability to work independently.

 You’ll need to have a demonstrated digital background and to feel at

home in the digital world. Because we are an online, daily operation,

you will also need to be comfortable working in a fast-paced

environment. You should be someone who excels and thrives under

pressure and can produce quality work regardless of deadline.

 You can apply here: https://tinyurl.com/y89waz8m

 Contact Sports Editor Jennifer Armstrong: Jennifer_Evans@nola.com

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