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Sports Reporters gather information and write sports news for print and online media. Specific work activities of a Sports Reporter are maintaining contacts, attending sports events and press conferences, writing news reports, checking facts, and interviewing athletes. Based on our collection of resume samples in the field, essential qualifications are strong writing skills, sports knowledge, networking, time management, availability for travel, and perseverance. Successful resumes for Sports Reporter make display of a degree in journalism with focus on sports.

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1

Sports Reporter

Provided on-site coverage, interviewed key individuals, developed game/feature stories while effectively using technology to enhance newspaper circulation

  • Increased volume of followers via Twitter by 500 within four months
  • Developed and maintained positive relationships with area coaches, Athletic Directors and parents
  • Collaborated with co-workers to develop weekly plan for game/feature story coverage
Candidate Info
Sport Management (bs)
2

Sports Reporter

  • Assisted with the general oversight of the entire staff as one of the chief editors for SUNY Buffalo State's award-winning, student-run, weekly newspaper.
  • Provided bylines that appeared in any of the paper's four sections: News, Culture, Sports, Opinion.
  • Helped with the coordination of social media by posting stories on the organization's Twitter and Facebook page.
  • Contributed to the overall layout of the paper using Adobe InDesign.
  • Co-initiator of printing a special commemorative issue celebrating 100 years of [company name]'s existence.
  • Along with the executive editor, moved the publication's web presence to a faster domain host. The change led to the paper's first-time incorporation of video, a 24/7 news cycle, cleaner layout and increased readership.
Candidate Info
6
months in
workforce
5
months
at this job
BA
Journalism
3

Bradley Scout Sports Reporter

Off-Staff Reporter

  • Wrote pieces on variety of sports from MLB baseball to Bradley Tennis Team
  • Created variety of pieces including recaps, opinion, and previews
  • Wrote own leads and structured stories in pyramid format
  • Scheduled and conducted own interviews with coaches and players
  • Researched facts and stats to provide stories with a surplus of detail to inform readers
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
7
months
at this job
BS
Marketing
4

Sports Reporter/clerk

Generated local sports related stories to be published in [company name] newspaper

  • Managed Pagination of [company name] newspaper
  • Managed Pagination of [company name] Pink Sheet newspaper
  • Updated and Scheduled social media content for [company name] newspaper
  • Implemented online content to Saratogian.com website
Candidate Info
BS
Bachelor of Science
Integrated Media
5

Sports Reporter

  • Wrote features, game stories and enterprise pieces on a variety of sports, with an emphasis on high school athletics, for daily newspaper, circulation 30,000.
  • Wrote a daily sports blog for the newspaper's website.
  • Filled in on copy desk and in page design using QuarkXPress and InDesign when needed. Designed the yearly 56-page high school football preview section.
  • Coordinated sports content for Slippery Rock-Grove City weekly newspaper published by the [company name].
Candidate Info
20
years in
workforce
17
years
at this job
BS
Bachelor of Science
6

Sports Reporter

  • Served as the beat writer for the daily newspaper's top sports beat -- Division-I Youngstown State University football, men's and women's basketball and baseball.
  • Wrote game, feature, news and enterprise stories, as well as columns, to sufficiently cover the beats.
  • Assisted in covering all high school sports in the northeast Ohio tri-county area.
  • Utilized social media to cover games and events, promote stories and break news. Also used the company program NewsEdit to assist in preparing the sports section on a nightly basis.
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
11
months
at this job
BA
Journalism
7

Sports Reporter

  • Assembled nightly roundup of area high school and college games from information
  • Wrote game accounts and features involving local high schools and colleges.
  • Compiled score lists and typed box scores.
  • Produced and maintained a daily schedule of events.
Candidate Info
20
years in
workforce
8
years
at this job
BA
Communications
8

Sports Reporter

Quickly developed expertise across all facets of high school sports.

  • Tracked, recorded and integrated statistics into all sports stories.
  • Generated coach and player profiles from post-game interviews.
  • Covered multiple sports and generated multiple stories daily on deadline.
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Communications
9

Sports Reporter/weekend Sports Anchor

  • Functioned on many social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook etc. to increase awareness.
  • Utilized excellent communication skills and revolved local stories into feature stories, also delivered sportscasts in studio and/or in the field on daily basis with professionalism.
  • Competently responded to current sports events including coverage, news updates, game scores and outcomes, player injuries, sports personalities and other related topics. Efficiently conducted interviews in a professional manner from high school to professional teams.
  • Co-hosted Friday Night Blitz (a thirty minute show highlighting high school football on Friday nights) and became award winning sports in southern Colorado.
  • Achieved proper coverage of any special sports events and used different cameras from different angles.
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BA
English
10

Staff Writer/ Sports Reporter

Ability to efficiently produce and organize reports, press releases, feature writing, and news articles.

  • Cover sports games around campus and Salisbury area.
  • Conducted interviews with players and coaches.
  • Created feature articles and profiles on athletes.
  • Met all assignment deadlines for online articles and print material.
Candidate Info
BS
Bachelor of Science

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