Hockey writer

The Denver Post   Denver, CO   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on September 13, 2022
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The Denver Post is looking for an experienced reporter to cover the Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche. Qualified candidates must have a demonstrated ability to dig for stories, break news, produce enterprise and provide digital-specific coverage that draws readers.

 

The Ideal candidate can write stories sophisticated enough for the most ardent hockey fans and also produce in-depth enterprise stories that engage readers of all interests. The reporter must be a great teammate, easy to work alongside and able to adapt when necessary. A background covering hockey is required, preferably at the professional level. 

 

Successful candidates must have a strong grounding in journalism and sports coverage and be able to pitch in on other beats during the offseason.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Develop news sources and create story/coverage ideas.  

  • Break news in a competitive news environment.

  • Produce stories of varying complexity and form. 

  • Seek out and report news for immediate publication on The Post’s digital platforms.

  • Use digital tools and social media to report and promote Denver Post stories and other media, including podcasts.

  • Understand and implement SEO techniques to ensure content reaches largest online audience. Stay on top of latest trends.

  • Work closely with visual and digital journalists to create engaging story presentations, graphics and interactive materials.

  • Must be comfortable interpreting story analytics.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, or equivalent experience.

  • Experience covering professional sports, preferably the NHL.  

  • Basic understanding of standard curation techniques

  • Demonstrated proficiency with social media tools

  • Strong reporting and writing skills

  • Ability to multi-task and and be able to provide analysis of games on deadline

 

Hourly Range is $22.45-$33.27 - Exact compensation will be determined by skills and experience.


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