The Yuma Sun, an award-winning 20,000 circulation daily located on the Arizona/California/Mexico border, seeks a sports writer who is ready for the challenge of maintaining the excellent local sports coverage. The right candidate will be a talented journalist with a demonstrated ability to write and report. We’d like to find someone with two to three years of experience, but are willing to train recent college graduates. We do more than just write so you will be expected to occasionally design vibrant, reader-friendly pages, write clear and compelling headlines, be a sound editor of copy, and be able to shoot and edit video as we try to expand our online presence. You must be able to help execute a series of online sports initiatives and be able to work collaboratively with the other members of our newsroom. Our staff covers eight competitive high schools, a recently renovated dirt track that features auto races twice a month, the Yuma Scorpions, a North American Baseball League team and Arizona Western, one of the premier junior colleges in the Southwest. We also don’t shy away from community sports, everything from 8-year-old MMA aces to 88-year-old golfers. Our region offers immediate access to off-roading, hiking, camping, fishing and hunting. Housing prices are reasonable. The Yuma Sun is owned by Freedom Communications Inc. We offer an exciting environment in which to continue to grow as a journalist and leader. We are a drug-free workplace and all applicants considered for employment must pass background check prior to commencing employment. Benefits include health care insurance, vacation and 401k. Pay range is $24,000 to $27,000 per year.
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