The Advocate / The Times-Picayune

The Times-Picayune/The Advocate is looking for a savvy reporter to cover the New Orleans Saints for the largest news organization in Louisiana. We want someone who knows how to work a major sports beat to help us maintain our reputation as the go-to destination for Saints fans. We need a reporter who likes to do it all — breaking news, analysis, features, and great enterprise stories — in a competitive media market, reaching readers through our websites, newspapers, social media, and email newsletters.

Job Responsibilities: 

•  Develop story ideas based on beat reporting or as assigned

•  Create relationships with people in the sports community to develop credible sources for future stories

• Quickly post stories online as appropriate and develop them further as needed

•  Use social media tools to develop, distribute and enhance stories

•  Help plan and execute the presentation of stories in a way that maximizes digital impact

•  Regularly review metrics on story performance and develop story ideas based on top-performing content

•  Meet all deadlines for projects as requested by editors

•  Write stories using proper grammar and following AP style guidelines

•  Rework pieces as requested by editors and update pieces as needed for ongoing or developing stories

Job Skills & Qualifications Required:

•       A focus on producing accurate and factual stories

•       Experience as a newspaper reporter

•       Proficiency with computers and other office equipment

The Advocate is an equal employment opportunity employer, committed to recruiting, developing, and promoting a diverse workforce while providing unique opportunities and career paths for our employees.  We encourage applicants of all backgrounds and experience levels to apply.  

Application Link:

Sports Reporter

Contact Name: Taylor Semones

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