The Bay Area News Group (Oakland Tribune, San Jose Mercury News, Contra Costa Times) is looking for an experienced beat writer to cover the defending A.L. West champion Oakland A’s. We are seeking a first-rate reporter who is as comfortable writing for the web as he/she is for print. At Digital First Media, we place a high priority on breaking stories and getting them on the web quickly, as our readers expect to have the news first.
That means the A’s beat writer should be very comfortable with Twitter, Facebook, blogging, and writing fast and accurately. He/she will need to develop sources inside and outside the A’s organization. The Bay Area is a very competitive working environment, and the A’s have several reporters covering them on a daily basis at home and on the road. This will be a traveling beat.
We are looking for someone with at least three to five years of beat writing experience as well as web experience to match. Full benefits. Please e-mail a resume and five to seven clips (include game stories and features) to executive sports editor Bud Geracie at email@example.com .