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JJob title: Multimedia Sports Reporter

Location: Clackamas County

Reports to: PMG Managing Editor of Sports

Supervisory Responsibility: No

Type of position: Full-time

FLSA Classification: Non-exempt

Position Summary:

  • PMG's sports reporters ensure that there is quality sports content on each of the websites within their assigned coverage area, with a focus on high school athletes. Currently, the North Clackamas County region is responsible for five websites (Lake Oswego, West Linn, Wilsonville, Oregon City and Clackamas).

  • Reporters work collaboratively with the PMG Managing Editor of Sports and their local publisher, as well as all PMG journalists writing sports-related coverage for use throughout the PMG coverage area.

  • Coverage will highlight the players and unique communities in each of these areas and go beyond box scores and game recaps, with a focus on unique feature stories.

  • Essential Functions:

  • Produce sports content for all PMG websites and print editions within the coverage area with an eye toward content that can be shared outside the coverage area.

  • Promote stories using social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.)

  • Prepare weekly coverage schedule of sports events to ensure that there is no duplication of effort (two or more journalists covering the same event).

  • Pitch ideas for company-wide coverage of sports topics to the Managing Editor of Sports

  • Work to create a sports coverage strategy that provides unique sports coverage online and can translate to the print products.

  • Meet and exceed assigned area coverage goals as identified by the Managing Editor of Sports.

  • Must clearly respond to the urgency of the business by balancing daily workloads and being sensitive to the needs of employees and clients.

  • Perform other duties as assigned, such as helping with coverage beyond high school sports.

  • Knowledge & Skill Requirements:

  • Strong reporting and copyediting ability

  • Ability to take photos with a phone; digital camera photography/videography skills a big plus

  • Knowledge and use of social media.

  • Understanding of grammar and ability to write clear, compelling, accurate copy on a consistent basis.

  • Ability to be balanced, diplomatic and fair in stories covered.

  • Knowledge of Associated Press style.

  • Must be able to juggle multiple projects and meet multiple deadlines.

  • Must be thorough, conscientious, well organized and have excellent follow-through on delegated tasks.

  • Work Experience Requirements:

  • One year of professional journalism experience, or equivalent experience at a student newspaper internship

  • Job Conditions:

  • Provide personal vehicle, possess valid driver's license and required insurance, and maintain safe driving record.

  • Ability to personally drive to and from different locations as required within the Portland Metro area.

  • Ability to work evening and weekend hours in addition to regular daytime business hours.

  • Work more than 40 hours per week as needed.

  • Will be expected to use the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams), in addition to other software necessary for job function.

  • To apply:

    Email PMG Managing Sports Editor Austin White (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 7/30/22. Include cover letter, resume and links to three clips that represent your best work. Put "Sports Reporter CC 2022" in the subject line. Pamplin Media Group will conduct a background check and pre-employment drug screen. Pamplin Media Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.