Sports Department for a full time Saints Beat Writer

The Advocate has an opening in the Sports Department for a full time Saints Beat Writer.

Summary of Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
The Saints Beat Writer will be based in New Orleans and will be responsible for covering the New Orleans Saints. Travel will be a part of the job. The sportswriter is also responsible for coordinating additional coverage of the beat, including assigning other writers and photographers, and pitching and developing long-form, enterprise or trend stories.


Required Education, Prior Work Experience & Specialized Skills and Knowledge:
A bachelor's degree in journalism or a related field is preferred. Three years of experience is strongly preferred. Strong skills as a columnist and a strong ability to use social media and multimedia as well as adapt to changes in technology as they unfold are a must. The ability to produce award-winning stories on deadline must be demonstrated by the successful candidate. Experience covering an NFL beat, including knowledge of labor rules, is preferable. Successful candidate will be able to break news in a competitive environment.


To apply: Send resume and clips to hr@theadvocate.com
Subject- Saints Beat Writer
Must be received by: Monday, July 8th, 2013