Clemson football writer

Greenville, SC, USA Req #39954
Thursday, November 16, 2023
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To connect with us, visit Greenville News is seeking a dynamic sports reporter to cover Clemson athletics in a highly competitive market. The ideal candidate, who will be based in Clemson, S.C., will have at least three years of experience, with proven ability to develop sources, drive storytelling and evolve written beat coverage based on audience tendencies and metrics.

We want someone who is a self-starter, a good teammate and is raring to make our coverage better. This job is part of the USA TODAY Network's South Region, which has established itself as a trendsetter for high-level collaboration among college markets within the nation’s largest media company. This candidate will be part of a broader college team which works together to achieve maximum results.



·Fundamental understanding of how to grow subscriptions through topics, timeliness and storytelling.

·Commitment to becoming the leading voice in area of expertise.

·Connect with the community through storytelling and outreach (social media, on camera, podcasts, etc.)
·Provide thoughtful analysis of complex issues.

·Works with region sports director and deputy region sports directors to evaluate what's working use metrics to develop ongoing plans to better satisfy audience needs.

·Collaborates with content team to provide all appropriate elements for stories (i.e. photos, videos and graphics).
·Captures basic photos and video as needed.

·Promotes personal brand, the brands of colleagues and the institutional brand.

·Provides great customer service, helping readers find answers and solutions.


·Bachelor's or master’s degree in communications, journalism or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.

·College or other high-level sports beat experience; strong digital skills required.

·Ability to develop strong sourcing and produce content that takes advantage of all formats available to us, including social media, mobile, desktop, video, television and print.

·Proficiency on social media platforms, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

·Experience shooting and editing photos and video on an iPhone.

·Strong communication skills, news judgement and headline-writing ability.

·Ability to multitask and excel under intense deadline pressure.

·Ability to work collaboratively and efficiently.

·Strong writing, spelling and grammar skills; familiarity with AP style.

·Ability to work some nights and weekends.

·Comfort building a beat and communicating with athletes and coaches.

·This role requires a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and the minimum liability insurance required by state law.

·Pre-employment background check and urinalysis drug screen required.

Application Instructions:
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**Your materials must be combined into a single document attachment / upload (preferably in PDF format). The application will only allow one document upload. Completing these steps will ensure that you receive the highest consideration.


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  • Job Family Media
  • Job Function Content Production
  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • Greenville, SC, USA