Sports News Writer

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GAFollowers
 Virtual
Posted: September 18 2016
Company Location: Ellenwood, GA
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 2 Part-time, Unpaid

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Description

GA Followers is looking for a writer who is extremely passionate about sports at both a collegiate and major league level. Sports writers have a unique opportunity to truly create a unique voice for themselves by not only disseminating news related to sports in Georgia but by also providing their own personal analysis of games and players. If you love breaking down plays and remember a player's stats just as well as you remember their name, we are looking for you! Keep in mind that we love original content, especially when it involves sports, so the sports writer will be expected to pitch original story ideas rather frequently. Whether it's a discussion about Matt Ryan's performance or looking back to pick the top GA college games of the season, you have a lot to say and we want you to say it here. If this sounds like you, we urge you to apply!

GA Followers is a rapidly growing digital news source that caters to a college-aged audience. For more than 5 years, GA Followers has utilized multiple platforms to share trending news and inform its readers about all things related to the state of Georgia. With nearly 850,000 followers across all social media platforms, GA Followers offers new, young writers a unique opportunity to have their work showcased to a massive audience while also learning how to further improve their journalism skills and have a better understanding of digital media.

Responsibilities

Entertainment/Celebrity News Writers will be responsible for:

- Pitching story ideas to the editor on a weekly basis
- Covering relevant events when necessary
- Repurposing news stories related to their beat but doing additional research that makes the content unique and caters to our demographic
- Meeting tight deadlines to have stories published in a timely manner
- Reporting directly to GA Followers editors and using feedback to refine stories in a timely manner

Requirements

Requirements For This Position:

- A thorough understanding of AP Style Guidelines
- Extremely familiar and efficient with WordPress
- Must be active on at least one social media platform
- A knack for turning information into engaging, insightful content
- A working laptop/computer and a reliable internet connection
- A natural curiosity and an urge to always ask questions
- A passion for writing and the desire to share your voice with an audience
- A great sense of humor (this is a young company with young leadership and we like to have fun)
- A genuine love for the state of Georgia!

*Please note that it is not required to live in Georgia for this position but priority will be given to applicants who currently live in Georgia

Skills

Required - WordPress, Writing, Copy Editing, Digital Journalism, News, News Writing, Breaking News
Preferred - Social Media, SEO, Investigative Research

How To Apply

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