Sports Journalist – The Corpus Christi Caller-Times

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Sep 17, 2015

The Corpus Christi Caller-Times seeks a multimedia sports journalist who wants to go beyond the game story, and write stories that readers remember.

The ideal candidate will not only know how to write a game story on deadline or a profile feature but also build a story quickly for social media and other digital platforms, and find enterprise stories in the community outside of the games that are covered.

Applicants must have at least two years of daily newspaper experience or internships and daily newspapers combined, with clips showing the ability to write breaking news and game stories, but also enterprise pieces both big and small.

Corpus Christi’s sports market is diverse in that high schools are a staple of coverage, but there is also a Double-A baseball team, Division I Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Division II Texas A&M-Kingsville and the Junior A IceRays hockey team, along with opportunities to catch up with a number of professional athletes that have come from the area.

Spanish fluency is a plus.

The Caller-Times pays competitive salary with excellent benefits.
Corpus Christi sits on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, about three hours southwest of Houston and two hours south of San Antonio. The warm climate, beach, diverse population and rapid growth make Corpus Christi a dynamic area for telling great stories. The paper consistently is among the top award winners in the region for a mid-sized daily. We’re going to fill this spot quickly.

No phone calls for initial correspondence, please. Feel free to e-mail work samples and references (electronic correspondence preferred initially) to: Len Hayward, sports editor, Corpus Christi Caller-Times len.hayward@caller.com.

Candidates must apply electronically at http://www.scripps.com/careers

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