Full Job Description
The Montana Standard, an 8,000 circulation daily in Butte – the nation’s largest single historic district — is seeking a sports reporter to join a staff dedicated to covering a region with a rich sports heritage. Our new hire also will collaborate with a team of 16 staffers statewide who are building an innovative and robust new sports website (406mtsports.com).
We’re looking for someone who can unearth nuggets of compelling content for both a loyal print readership and an increasingly savvy digital audience — in a hearty mining city with a strong sports culture and a colorful personality. Two city high schools and the NAIA’s Montana Tech anchor our coverage, but our reach includes University of Montana Western in Dillon plus numerous small towns where sports are king. In addition, Butte and Silver Bow County is rich with year-round outdoor recreational opportunities, including fly-fishing, hiking, mountain biking and all kinds of winter outdoor sports.
Duties include feature/game coverage, plus typically two page-trafficking shifts each week. We emphasize content that will be well read not only in the Butte area but all of Montana. Periodic coverage of events of statewide importance for 406mtsports.com papers in Billings, Missoula, Helena and Hamilton also comes with the job.
Social and digital media skills are essential, and the ability to take photos/video is a big plus.
Once one of the most raucous mining towns in America, Butte is reinventing itself into one of the region’s most livable communities. It is a hard-working city that also serves as a tourist destination for people who appreciate history, the beauty of the surrounding mountains, and the wealth of outdoor activities.
The Standard is an equal opportunity employer with an excellent benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, paid holidays and vacation. Salary depends on experience. Visit our websites at www.mtstandard.com and www.406mtsports.com to see our work.