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News - Sports Editorial Assistant

Knoxville, TN, USA Req #8149
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

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The Knoxville News Sentinel, part of USA TODAY NETWORK Tennessee, is seeking a part-time News Assistant for our Sports Department.

This is a part-time position, 20-29 hours per week, with nights and weekends. This is a great opportunity for a college student looking to gain experience within a newsroom sports department atmosphere.


  • Developing feature stories, breaking news as part of our high school sports coverage.
  • Work with video, putting together highlight video packages from games attended.
  • Compile photo galleries from photos taken by staff and freelance photographers.
  • Compile scores, standings, schedules for a scoreboard page.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Must be a high school graduate with extensive computer skills, understanding of sports language, statistics and scorekeeping. Must have strong typing skills with high priority on speed and accuracy. Must have excellent written and oral communication skills, and ability to interface with associates, management and customers on a daily basis. Equivalent educational and sports writing experience may be considered.


As a part of Gannett Co., Inc., the nation's largest media and marketing solutions company, we offer a dynamic, community-focused environment where individuals are rewarded for exceptional performance. Pre-employment drug testing and background screenings are required.

Gannett Co., is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation, or veteran status.

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  • Job Family Editors
  • Job Function Consumer
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Knoxville, TN, USA