The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, a Pulitzer Prize-winning news organization and Western Pennsylvania’s largest newspaper, seeks a reporter whose primary focus will be on college athletics. This reporter should be able to look beyond the box score and the quote sheets and tell the deeper stories surrounding the major college programs in our area, including West Virginia, Pitt, Penn State and all the other universities that play here. The college sports world is changing with NIL, conference realignment and the transfer portal, and the Post-Gazette is seeking a reporter who can take readers behind the scenes.

The ideal candidate should have:

  • A proven record of establishing sources and investigative reporting.
  • A high interest in college athletics. Knowledge of local teams is a plus.
  • A strong ability to manage parallel projects at once.
  • An ability to be self-managed and generate engaging content ideas.
  • The propensity to collaborate with editors, reporters and the visual team.
  • Familiarity with common forms of social media story design and tools.
  • Comfort using different forms of visual multimedia, including video and podcasting.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in journalism but not a must
  • 2 to 5 years of reporting experience.
  • Strong verbal, written communication skills as well as strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to deliver news on social media platforms
  • Strong analytical and strategic planning skills and attention to detail
  • Exceptional work ethic, time management, and organization skills

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Competitive salary and benefits package

We encourage everyone to apply who shares our passion for indispensable journalism and our drive to create a sustainable business model to support it. 

Contact Sports Editor Ryan Winn ( to apply.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). As an equal opportunity employer, the Post-Gazette is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture, and we encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people, and people with special needs.

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