Sports Writer – Bedford Bulletin

  • Bedford, VA
  • Posted 09/14/2020

Opportunity Description

The Bedford Bulletin, a 3,800-circulation weekly newspaper located at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains between Roanoke and Lynchburg, VA, is seeking a sports writer. Candidates must be dedicated to producing a quality sports section with balanced and in-depth coverage. The Bedford Bulletin offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) and paid time-off benefits. The newspaper can be found online at


  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field, or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of AP style and libel law
  • Good photography skills and knowledge of Photoshop
  • Proficient in the use of Adobe Creative Suite, especially InDesign, to design the sports section on a weekly basis
  • Have experience scheduling stringers
  • Experience and drive to use social media
  • Passion for local sports coverage and desire to seek out interesting features
  • Possess flair to drive new ideas for local sports coverage
  • Ability to work independently with superior results
  • Be available for night and weekend games coverage
  • Must have valid driver’s license and reliable transportation

Essential Functions:

  • Write crisp, accurate and compelling stories, headlines and photo captions
  • Write a mixture of game stories and feature stories for the sports pages
  • Develop relationships with area coaches to facilitate the flow of information to the newspaper
  • Shoot clear and compelling photos
  • Design the sports section using InDesign
  • Design and lay out weekly sports pages and other pages as needed
  • Load stories and photos onto the website
  • Serve as a backup for other members of the news team
  • Meet established deadlines of the newspaper

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