SPORTS WRITER / REPORTER
The 121-year-old family-owned
is seeking a sports writer/reporter
for its print and digital platforms.
You should possess knowledge of AP style, understand the basics of prep sports, have critical thinking skills and competency in photography and social media journalism. The Times-Independent excels in accurate, hyperlocal news/sports coverage in print and online. You will also lead by example, as fill-in news-writing and reporting is expected.
You will cover the Grand County High School Red Devils and be a part of our core staff with the publisher, editor and writers. If you know how to do layout and design, or want to learn, that is a plus. We also print on-site with a Goss Community press, so a desire to learn the printing side of our operation is welcome.
The ideal candidate will have a desire to learn the print and newspaper industry and should be curious and versed in visual storytelling. We are a collaborative newsroom with all our staff working together to find creative ways to present sports and news stories. We want an out-of-the-box thinker who can conceptualize and illustrate a story.
The Moab Times-Independent is an award-winning publication that has been the newspaper of record in Grand County since 1896. Our last sports writer was here for more than a decade. We’re looking for someone that wants to be in a very stable position in traditional/new media … but with a desire to be the best.
Moab is the tourism center and economic hub of the Southeastern Utah and is home to Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park, as well as plentiful other recreation opportunities.
If you love the outdoors, sunshine and the lifestyle of a place like Moab, which is Utah’s year-round playground — and you want to write for a living — this is the place to be.
Interested writers should send a resume, samples of their best work and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Serious inquiries only and, please, no phone calls.
The Moab Times-Independent is an equal opportunity employer and committed to diversity in the workplace.