Assistant Sports Editor (Sports Marketing/Events/Promotions)

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Sports Media
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The Kentucky New Era, an award-winning mid-sized daily publication that goes to press five days a week, is looking for an assistant sports editor to help us bolster our local prep coverage. The New Era, with a circulation of 7,500, is based in Hopkinsville, Ky., about an hour's drive north of Nashville and 10 miles from Fort Campbell, home of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). Hopkinsville is less than a 30-minute drive from Land Between the Lakes, one of the premiere outdoor recreational areas in the South.
With a two-person sports department, we cover eight high schools and youth athletics. We also cover four colleges (Austin Peay State University, Murray State University, Western Kentucky University and the University of Kentucky) and the Tennessee Titans when the opportunity presents itself.
This position has become a career launching pad, and the last three people to hold this job have become a magazine's managing editor, a graphic designer at ESPN and a beat reporter at a much larger daily newspaper.
- Ability to work nights and weekends
- Bachelor's degree in journalism or applicable field
- Ability to write well-crafted stories and edit copy on deadline
- Knowledge of AP style
- Proficient at social media, including Facebook and Twitter
- Ability to work effectively in a team environment
- An unrelenting passion for prep sports and the desire to produce the best local sports section in the state
Employment at the New Era comes with some benefits, including options to participate in our company's health, dental and vision insurance plans. Additionally, the New Era provides matching incentives for a retirement plan and paid vacations. To apply for the position, send a cover letter explaining why you're the right person for the job along with a resume and four writing samples to Sports Editor, Chris Jung. Experience with photography is a big plus. No phone calls please.

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