The Ranger is looking for a Sports Reporter to join our team covering the local area high schools, american legion baseball, and other area sports. We're looking for someone who can break news, develop sources and isn't afraid to ask the tough questions.

Our ideal candidate will have demonstrated an ability to:

  • Build sources. How will you find exclusive information?
  • Write and report with distinction. Can you show us something you've done that stands out?
  • Work hard. Do you have the motor for a demanding, fast-paced job?
  • Build and engage an audience on social media.
  • Create audio, video and photo content.

Every candidate should have a track record of reporting and writing interesting stories that promote social engagement. The ideal candidate sees creative story ideas; is comfortable creating audio and visuals; and engages with our readers.

The Reporter is critical to our organizational success and is charged with covering news for the area's newspaper. This is a fast-paced beat in a dynamic, engaged community.

The right candidate understands the importance of breaking news quickly and accurately, is versatile, and can add depth and a human perspective to news stories. Candidates should also be able to balance day-to-day news coverage with longer-term enterprise projects.

Job requirements:

  • Degree in journalism, communications or related field
  • Ability to work independently under deadline pressure and prioritize tasks appropriately
  • Understanding of the methods and tools used to deliver content across a variety of platforms
  • Understanding of social media and digital interaction

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $25,000.00 - $32,500.00 per year