Sports Clerk

Lee Enterprises Inc   Fredericksburg, VA   Full-time     Sports and Recreation / Fitness
Posted on May 19, 2023
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Job Title: Sports Clerk

The Free Lance Star is seeking a talented and passionate part-time Sports Clerk to join our team. As a Sports Clerk, you will be responsible for supporting the sports department in gathering and organizing information, as well as assisting with research and reporting.

Key Responsibilities:

- Assist sports reporters in gathering and organizing information for articles, including researching statistics and background information
- Monitor sports news and events to keep the sports department up-to-date on breaking news and trends
- Assist with editing and proofreading sports articles for accuracy and clarity
- Help maintain the sports department's database of contacts and resources
- Provide administrative support, such as answering phone calls and responding to emails
- Collaborate with other departments within the newsroom to ensure timely and accurate coverage of sports events


- Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, or a related field (or equivalent experience)
- Passion for sports and a deep understanding of the industry and its trends
- Strong research and analytical skills, with an eye for detail and accuracy
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Suite
- Experience with content management systems and other newsroom software is a plus

We offer competitive compensation packages, including benefits such dental and vision for part-time employees as well as paid time off and retirement savings plans. If you are a self-motivated, detail-oriented individual with a passion for sports and journalism, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity to join our team.


Why Join Us?

Lee Enterprises offers competitive wages in a dynamic, interesting work environment with career growth opportunities. We offer an extensive benefit program that can be personalized to your needs. Our benefit program includes medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, company provided life insurance and supplemental life insurance. In addition, we offer a 401K retirement plan with company match. We also offer generous paid time off to allow the flexibility to balance personal life and work. This includes paid parental leave for new parents.

Lee Enterprises is a leading provider of high-quality local news, with 77 daily newspapers in 26 states that have print, digital and e-replica versions. Lee's newspapers have a combined circulation of more than 1.2 million daily. Our digital sites attract more than 44 million unique visits monthly. We also have a rapidly growing roster of digital products for consumers, and are committed to aggressive digital growth.

Lee Enterprises is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to attracting and retaining a workforce whose diversity reflects the communities we serve. Lee embraces change, and we recognize that we must create and maintain a culture of fervent inclusion. For more information about Lee, check us out at .

We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you are excited about this role but do not meet 100% of the qualifications above, we encourage you to apply.