Pro/College Sports Writer The...
Pro/College Sports Writer

The Press Democrat, the flagship daily
newspaper of Sonoma Media Investments,
is seeking a full-time sports writer to cover
professional and college teams in the San
Francisco Bay Area. The position would go
beyond the daily coverage of games and would instead focus on broader reporting on these teams and athletes - exploring trends, crafting features and enterprise, and breaking
news off your beat.

The position would demand an active
digital presence to reach an audience that
follows every move made by Bay Area sports teams, which includes some of the nation's most prominent NFL, NBA and MLB franchises. It
requires an online-first mindset, including the
ability to engage readers on social networks, create efficient video reports, and use other
digital tools to break news and tell stories.
The ideal candidate is someone who is excited to help shape the rapidly changing face of sports journalism, with effective reporting and writing skills, a rich knowledge of sports and the ability to react quickly and accurately in a very
competitive environment. You must know how to juggle daily stories, online posts, social media
interaction and long-term enterprise projects. A minimum of five years covering a major sports beat for a daily newspaper or digital platform is required.

We offer an opportunity to grow your career at our award-winning family of publications,
with opportunities to contribute to our daily
newspaper, websites and regional magazine. All have been recognized as among the best in their respective categories, one of the reasons our news products enjoy some of the highest
readership rates in California.

The position would require night and weekend work. It would entail very little, if any, travel
except for occasional postseason games.
The Press Democrat is based in Santa Rosa,
California, an hour north of San Francisco. We
offer a competitive compensation plan, including medical, dental, vision and life insurance
benefits, accident insurance and paid time off. We are committed to a drug- and alcohol-free
workplace. Any job offer is conditional upon completion of a background investigation and pre-employment drug testing. This reporting
position requires a valid California driver's
license, proof of insurance and reliable
transportation.

To be considered, please submit a cover letter,
a list of story ideas, your resume and up to
six samples of your best work to: hr@pressdemocrat.com. Include the title
"Bay Area sports writer" in the subject line.
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