Sports Clerk/Writer Part-Time – St. Joseph, MO #6263

St. Joseph News-Press is seeking candidates for a part-time Sports Clerk/Writer. Training in the specific job functions will be provided.

Responsibilities include taking dictation and/or transcribing brief items, game summaries and scores for publication in the newspaper’s sports section; assisting with editing, proofreading, page design and layout; and writing original sports news items and game stories as able.

Scheduling for the position typically consists of 3 evenings and some weekend evenings, for a total of 14 hours per week, requiring a highly reliable candidate with some degree of scheduling flexibility.

This position requires solid command of English grammar, punctuation and spelling (training or experience in journalism preferred but not required); keyboarding skills; and the ability to travel to nearby sport events when needed. Candidate must have a valid driver’s license as well as reliable and insured transportation.

Preference given to candidates possessing strong video skills, experienced in covering live sporting events.

Employment is contingent on passage of a drug screening and a background check.

To apply, please provide cover letter, noting referral source with resume to:


St. Joseph News-Press is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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