The Oregonian is looking to hire a beat writer to cover the Portland Trail Blazers.
The newspaper posted a notice regarding the open position on SportsJournalists.com.
POSITION: Trail Blazers beat reporter, The Oregonian
PAY: Commensurate with experience.
JOB DESCRIPTION: The Oregonian is hiring a beat reporter to join our coverage team on the Trail Blazers, which has one of the most passionate and educated fanbases in the NBA. We want someone with the competitive drive to help us remain the leading source of Trail Blazers news, serving readers digitally focused updates and regular enterprise-driven must-reads. A self-starter who will expand on our tradition of telling readers not only what happens on and off the court, but why it's happening and most importantly what it means. Priorities are to break news, set the agenda on the beat, and build, maintain and engage an active and hungry online audience. Preferred candidates will have at least five years of experience covering a primary beat at a sports-focused dotcom or major metro newspaper. We hope to fill this position during training camp in early October.
Send a resume, references, cover letter and five clips or links to an online portfolio of work to sports editor Seth Prince at email@example.com by Sept. 23. Please put "Trail Blazers reporter" in the subject line.
Joe Freeman and Mike Tokito also cover the team for the paper.
The paper announced back in June that it was dropping daily home delivery. A series of lay-offs followed.
The Vancouver Columbian is also seeking a Blazers beat writer to replace Candace Buckner, who left to cover the Indiana Pacers for the Indianapolis Star.
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