The Tallahassee Democrat, a member of The USA TODAY Florida Sports Network, seeks an experienced and driven reporter who is energized by the opportunity to help cover Florida State athletics. The right candidate will be someone who can build sources, break news and tell compelling stories from one of the premier beats nationally.
This position requires someone who thinks digital first. Multimedia skills including the ability to produce and edit video and engage audience on social media, especially Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, and produce podcasts is a must. The candidate must be comfortable analyzing and interpreting metrics to help make coverage decisions. The right candidate will also work closely with the Florida network and collaborate with reporters to enhance local content and state content regarding the Seminoles across multiple sports.
Key attributes for success:
— Be the source of FSU sports information in Tallahassee.
— The ability to report and write compelling stories that serve our existing audience and helps attract new consumers
— Passionate about getting the information to the audience first, and excited about using various platforms to connect with audience, including video, social media and podcasts.
— Self-starter with the ability to develop relationships through phone calls, text messaging, and social media.
— Understanding the collaborative nature of journalism and willing and eager to work with others to benefit our regional and statewide coverage and its audience.
Please include a cover letter with anecdotal examples of your work and how you would approach this role.
Additionally, please provide links to at least three pieces of content that demonstrate your best work to Democrat sports editor Jim Henry at firstname.lastname@example.org