The StarNews in Wilmington, N.C. is seeking a high school sports reporter that is as interested in the hows and whys of high school athletics as much as the Xs and Os.

Yes, you’ll be out at the football field on a Friday night during the fall and covering the big events, live tweeting all the way. Don’t expect, however, to just cover four games, write a couple of notebooks, post a couple of blog items and call it a week. We encourage our writers to create above-and-beyond journalism here; enterprise reporting both big and small has become a hallmark of this position, and we will expect you to carry on that tradition. We are located in a growing area with lots of stories to be told; writers on this beat have won APSE awards in projects, features and investigative in the past four years.

What you'll do:

• Coordinate coverage of two dozen high schools in 21 varsity sports with sports editor, photo department, online team and group of local freelance writers

• Maintain, our Varsity Now blog, @StarNewsVarsity twitter account and StarNewsVarsity Facebook page

• Continue our great relationships with the NCHSAA, and other newspapers in Eastern North Carolina

• Showcase your ability as a journalist through writing and web-specific content

The Wilmington StarNews is a 38,000-daily circulation newspaper located 10 miles from the Atlantic Ocean and three great beaches. This position is reporting only; no editing or design shifts are required, but a good eye for presentation is always helpful. Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume, references and clips (four maximum, please) to Sports Editor Dan Spears at or c/o the StarNews, 1003 S. 17th St., Wilmington NC 28401