The Opelika-Auburn News, a seven-day publication located just 90 minutes from Atlanta, seeks a talented, experienced journalist to be our next sports editor. We’re home of Auburn University athletics, and some of the best prep sports in the Southeast. And next year, Opelika is hosting a PGA Tour event on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. The Opelika-Auburn News regularly earns state and national honors. We were one of just seven newspapers in America to win “Grand Slam” honors in this year’s Associated Press Sports Editors’ writing and sections contest. We’re proud of our championship coverage, and we’re looking for the right person who can help us remain among the nation’s best sports departments.
The ideal candidate will have at least five years of professional journalism experience, including experience covering a major college or professional sports team. Responsibilities include: guiding two full-time reporters and several stringers; writing columns and stories; working with our page designers to produce a quality print section; utilizing social media to drive readers to our print and online products; and helping produce videos and other online content for our award-winning website.
The Opelika-Auburn News is part of BH Media Group, and offers a competitive salary and full benefits including medical and retirement. Must be willing to learn new things, be flexible and able to adapt and grow with the job. Reliable transportation is a must. A valid driver’s license, proof of auto insurance and the ability to cover assignments at night or on weekends is required. College degree preferred. Must be a self starter with a strong work ethic and have the ability to work independently. EOE/M/F/D/V: Drug and background screening is required. Apply online at www.bhmginc.com.
The Opelika-Auburn News, an award-winning daily newspaper in eastern Alabama near Auburn University, has an immediate opening for a general assignment reporter. The successful applicant must have the ability to cover crime, courts, government, business, features, etc. The right journalist will have the desire to provide outstanding coverage and breaking news across multiple platforms. The Opelika-Auburn News also places an emphasis on multimedia coverage on its website. This person must be willing to work a flexible schedule. 1-2 years experience. Four-year degree in journalism required; Excellent benefits; EOE/M/F/D/V. Drug and background screen required.