Sports Writer - Rock Springs

Sports Reporter, Rock Springs Rocket-Miner, Rock Springs, Wyoming The Rock Springs Rocket-Miner is seeking a skilled reporter to join our award-winning news team. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in, and preferably some experience covering trends in high school, college and rec-league sports. We follow about 14 teams during the fall season and a couple more during the winter, which means there are almost always multiple games being played simultaneously, so organization and multitasking is crucial. The ideal candidate will also have drive to find and share large-scale stories that include visual and digital components, as well as personal stories. Located in southwest Wyoming, the Rock Springs Rocket-Miner provides daily online coverage and twice-a-week printed editions of our corner of Wyoming. Sweetwater County residents enjoy easy access to Salt Lake City, the Flaming Gorge, Red Desert and other recreation opportunities. Essential skills and requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in journalism.
  • Experience with community journalism and sports.
  • Comfortable writing quickly and consistently in Associated Press style.
  • Strong eye for details. Requirements Desired skills and experience:
  • Experience writing enterprise and long-form content, as well as telling personal stories.
  • Experience covering news on social media platforms.
  • Some experience with photography, video and/or design preferred, but not required. This position is full-time and offers competitive salary and benefits. Please submit a cover letter, r?sum? and three to five writing clips to Managing Editor Caleb Michael Smith at for consideration.