Thursday, June 4, 2009

Entry-level sports reporter @ S.C. newspaper

The Spartanburg Herald-Journal, a 45,000-circulation daily newspaper near the South Carolina-North Carolina border, seeks a a prep sports reporter.

Our reporting positions call for strong daily coverage of beats with opportunities for projects, enterprise and features.," the ad states. "Two years experience on a daily paper preferred, but we'll consider talented beginners.‚Äč"

Apply online.

Location: Spartanburg, S.C.

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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Reporter jobs @ Texas newspapers

A few newspapers in Texas are looking for reporters, including a sports reporter. These may be good opportunities for young journalists.
  • AUSTIN: The Hays Free Press, a weekly newspaper near Austin, is seeking a full-time reporter to cover a local beat including crime, government, schools, business and feature stories. E-mail resume to
  • AMARILLO: The Pampa News, a 4,500-circulation daily newspaper near Amarillo, seeks a general assignment reporter. "The community is rooted in oil and ranching, but is also ready to grow with the wind energy industry," the ad states. E-mail resume and clips to
  • HOUSTON: The Liberty Vindicator, a semi-weekly newspaper near Houston, seeks a sports reporter to cover four local high schools. E-mail resume to

Location: Texas

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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Paid sports intern @ Bay Area daily

The Marin Independent Journal, a 30,000-circulation daily newspaper located in the Bay Area, is offering a paid part-time internship covering sports. The position is approximately 6 hours per week and pays $9 per hour.

"This position is ideal for a college student looking for a paid internship," the ad states. "At least one night a week is required in the office collecting information for the high school roundup and Marin briefs. This position may also include game coverage and features written away from the office to be filed remotely via e-mail."

Send resume, cover letter and writing samples to Dave Allen at or mail him at Dave Allen, Marin Independent Journal, 150 Alameda del Prado, Novato, CA 94949. D

Location: Novato, California

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Monday, February 23, 2009

Sports freelancer @ Reading (Pa.) Eagle

The Reading Eagle, a 64,000-circulation daily newspaper, seeks freelance sports writers to help cover a seven-county area in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

"This isn't game coverage," the ad states. "We're looking for somebody who can put out a good feature story once or twice a month. Focus will mostly be on preps.

Might be a good opportunity for a local college student or a young journalist looking to get some clips until s/he finds a permanent job.

Send a message to the editor online.

Location: Reading, Pennsylvania

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Friday, January 23, 2009

Sports reporter @ Sprinfield, Ill. paper

The State Journal-Register, a 50,000 daily newspaper in Sprinfield, Illinois, seeks a sports reporter to cover high school sports.

The advertisement seems to emphasize being "energetic" and having a "deep knowledge of sports," but doesn't mention any experience requirements, so perhaps they will consider an entry-level journalist.

By February 20, E-mail a cover letter, resume and clips to Sports Editor Jim Ruppert at Or mail to: P.O. Box 219, Springfield, IL 62705-0219.

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Sunday, December 28, 2008

L.A. Daily News seeks freelance sports writers

Los Angeles Daily News, a 160,000-circulation newspaper, is seeking freelance sports writers.

"Our focus centers on high school and community sports and knowledge of local teams is a plus," the sports editor states. "Freelancers will produce regular game coverage, notebooks, features, trend pieces and enterprise stories."

E-mail cover letter, resume and 6-8 work samples to

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