Sports Clerk/Writer Part-Time – St. Joseph, MO #6263
St. Joseph News-Press is seeking candidates for a part-time Sports Clerk/Writer. Training in the specific job functions will be provided.
Responsibilities include taking dictation and/or transcribing brief items, game summaries and scores for publication in the newspaper’s sports section; assisting with editing, proofreading, page design and layout; and writing original sports news items and game stories as able.
Scheduling for the position typically consists of 3 evenings and some weekend evenings, for a total of 14 hours per week, requiring a highly reliable candidate with some degree of scheduling flexibility.
This position requires solid command of English grammar, punctuation and spelling (training or experience in journalism preferred but not required); keyboarding skills; and the ability to travel to nearby sport events when needed. Candidate must have a valid driver’s license as well as reliable and insured transportation.
Preference given to candidates possessing strong video skills, experienced in covering live sporting events.
Employment is contingent on passage of a drug screening and a background check.
To apply, please provide cover letter, noting referral source with resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org.