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LA Times posts a Sports reporter opening *

This one is open to staffers and non-staffers. I don't know if it's a go-up or a replacement for someone.

To: The Staff
From: Mike James, Sports Editor


The Sports Department has an opening for a general assignment/enterprise reporter. The candidate should be an experienced and creative self-starter with a strong background in sports journalism, someone who is as comfortable and proficient writing for the front page of the paper as for the Sports section.

The candidate needs to be a tireless, curious reporter and experienced wordsmith capable of delivering multi-leveled enterprise pieces as well as daily stories that go beyond the news of the moment. Versatility is important. The individual must be adept at researching and writing a deep profile, enterprise or feature story, be agile enough to produce daily stories off developing news and be adept writing from events on deadline.

Skill in all aspects of digital journalism and a strong background in social media are required. A knowledge of the Southern California sports scene is preferred.

The position is open to candidates from inside and outside the newsroom.

As sometimes happens, if you need to ask me how to go about applying you are probably not right for the job.

* D'oh: A replacement for Baxter Holmes, perhaps.


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