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Sports Writer

Position Summary
A Sports Writer is responsible for curating and writing college sports related articles for The College Daily.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Writing original sports articles for The College Daily
  • Ensuring that all text elements meet Editing quality standards
  • Double checking any necessary facts in articles & projects
  • Seeing that all text goes through any necessary reviews
  • Checking art/text consistency for articles submitted
  • Proofreading all text in assigned projects/articles
  • Representing Editing concerns on the teams for assigned projects
  • Creating and maintaining style guides for assigned work
  • Providing Editing support to other teams as needed
  • Participating in writing team activities and supporting Editing team goals
  • Working with project teams to create and maintain own schedule (experience with periodicals preferred)
  • Sitting for long periods and working at a computer for long periods
  • Ability to focus on sports
  • Ability to attend sporting events as media
  • Ability to withhold from drinking at sports events when on assignment
  • Responsible for coordinating all media passes required and sending information to your Manager to get approved.
  • Reading type sizes as small as 6 point on films, color copies, or other types of hard copy
  • Catching spelling errors without electronic assistance (on hard copy)
  • Performing other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)
  • Bachelor’s degree in publishing, communications, English, marketing, or related coursework preferred or current college student
  • Ability to pass copyediting test
  • Ability to convey complex subject matter clearly and engagingly
  • Familiarity with word processing software
  • Team orientation, enthusiasm, and loads of flexibility
  • Attention to detail and good multitasking skills
  • Familiarity with company's products strongly preferred
  • Some familiarity with adventure gaming audiences preferred
  • Familiarity with both AP and CMS style preferred
  • Self driven
Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision,