Sports Writer

Navajo Times (Window Rock, Arizona)

Posted 4 months ago

Navajo Times Publishing Company, Inc. is looking for a seasoned Sports Writer with strong interviewing skills, sound news judgment, and the ability to generate and write insightful news stories, features, and game stories. Candidates need to be self-starters, able to cope with the pressure and stress due to weekly publication deadlines and travel.  Column-writing experience a plus.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Researches and develops news articles from local, city, and around the state sporting events.
  • Conducts onsite and phone interviews with individuals and attend sporting events to obtain items for publication, verify facts and clarify information.
  • Writes articles and game recaps accurately, clearly and concisely, and in an engaging, interesting and unbiased manner; and coordinate photos for weekly publication.
  • Develop ideas for news and feature pieces; cultivates and use sources and resources. Establishes and maintains relationships with individuals who are credible sources of information.
  • Collaborates effectively with others, communicates and works independently or within a team to give a complete picture of sports coverage.
  • Must have reliable transportation, or access to it, and be able to travel within the assigned area or greater distances when needed.
  • Establishes social media presence on various platforms, such as; Twitter, Facebook, etc.
  • May take photographs and other visual elements, to edit when necessary, and to provide information for and/or provide graphics.
  • Maintains basic journalistic standards and enforces the newsroom code of ethics; exhibits professionalism and tact.
  • Understands and complies with copyright, libel, privacy, and journalism ethics guidelines.
  • Attends weekly editorial meetings.

Job Requirements:

The ideal candidate must possess a strong command of AP grammar and style, and a deep knowledge of all sports. Nature of the work requires flexible schedules, including evenings, holidays, and weekends, as the schedule varies depending on the sports calendar.  Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English; or closely related field and two years of experience writing sports content at a weekly or daily newspaper; or an equivalent combination of training, education and experience. Must have valid driver’s license and a clean driving history.  Salary: based on overall education and experience.

Download application here.

Please send application, cover letter, resume, and any supporting documents such as diplomas or certificates and writing and/or photography samples and clips to Navajo Times Human Resources; P.O. Box 310; Window Rock, AZ 86515 or email to

To download an application, please go to Applications will not be accepted by telefax.

The position is open until filled. For more information, telephone the Navajo Times office at (928) 871-1130.

NTPC, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and enforces the Navajo Preference in Hiring Act.

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