If you’re an experienced sports reporter who understands that sports is more than an advances and gamers, we want to talk to you. The People’s Press is a 6,000 circulation, award-winning five-day daily an hour south of the Twin Cities on Interstate 35 in Minnesota and we’re looking for a top-notch sports editor.
Owatonna takes its sports seriously, as well it should, with a coverage area that includes teams that play at a highly competitive level, with several section and state champs. But the community embraces far more than traditional athletics. We want someone who can write a great narrative on Friday night’s Huskies football game and then turn around and give readers a strong feature on the local junior hockey team or an enterprising look at a local booster club’s finances from its 990s. We want the complete package: someone who leads with his or her writing, design, photography and multimedia experience.
Our sports editor is part of a two-person desk responsible for the planning and execution of all sports sections and sport-related special sections in the People’s Press and its sister publication, The Leader.
The successful applicant will have insatiable curiosity, an excellent grasp of sports and a demonstrated knowledge of how multimedia enhances reporting. Special consideration will be given to candidates who have strong experience using social media.
We operate a regional cluster of 16 publications, 11 community websites and Facebook pages and a regional magazine. All are aggressive, watchdog-oriented papers with newsrooms full of talent. Besides the Twin Cities, Owatonna is within an hour of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, Rochester and the Mayo Clinic, Mall of America, eight state parks and more than 100 recreational lakes and other top attractions.
Benefits include health care, dental, life and long-term disability insurance, a flexible spending plan, vacation and 401k. Send your resume and no more than five of your best clips to Jeffrey, Managing Editor, Owatonna People’s Press, Owatonna, MN 55060. Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please. The People’s Press is an equal opportunity employer.