About the Role
Experience covering the NFL and strong relationships with league and team officials, coaches, players and agents
Excellent writing and reporting skills
Ability to write breaking news, enterprise and analysis
Ability to perform at a high level on deadline
Ability to work not only independently but also as a key contributor to team/network projects
Strong understanding of audience analytics and how to use them to drive content decisions
Experience appearing on video and contributing to podcasts
Commitment to diversity in reflecting the communities we cover
Bachelor's in communications, journalism, digital media or an equivalent combination of education and experience
At least 5 years of experience working in a news organization
USA TODAY recognizes and appreciates the benefits of diversity in the workplace. EOE.
About the Company
The USA TODAY Network, which includes more than 260 local news organizations and the flagship USA TODAY, is seeking an NFL Insider reporter for a new subscription-based digital sports experience. The ideal candidate is plugged into the NFL beat with experience covering the league and teams and has cultivated a network of sources. He or she will specialize in breaking news, unique enterprise and smart analysis, surfacing this content in stories, videos and other media. The candidate must be adept in leveraging social media to drive readership and loyalty and promote the brand. He or she should have a passion for building a community of sports fans and engaging them in conversations around what’s trending and what’s being debated in the NFL. The ability to collaborate and work as part of a team of editors and reporters across the USA TODAY Sports Network is a must.