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Yakima Herald-Republic
Greg Halling

114 N. 4th St.
Yakima Washington United States 98901


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Sports Editor

Job ID: 6682
Job Views: 295
Location: YAKIMA, Washington, United States
Postal Code: 98901
Job Category: Newspapers
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: 54000 to 57000 per year
Posted: 11.12.2021

Job Description

People in Central Washington love sports and the outdoors. It's part of what ties us together.

The Yakima Herald-Republic needs a sports editor who understands that sports coverage is about more than reporting wins and losses — it's about building a sense of community through digital journalism.

Some readers will always prefer print, which we understand. But moving forward, we need bold, innovative strategies to engage digital sports audiences.

Yakima is a city of about 95,000 people. Altogether, about 250,000 people live in Yakima County, and slightly more than half of them are Hispanic.

The people who live here need to see themselves reflected in our sports and outdoors coverage every day.

Here are the essential parts of the job:
  • Planning local sports and outdoors coverage.
  • Developing a digital-first sports publication strategy.
  • Working with our audience engagement editor to create an effective sports social media plan.
  • Collaborating with our digital design & strategy editor and photojournalists during story and project development.
  • Editing sports content for publication.
  • Scheduling the sports staff.
  • Designing sports pages for print and e-edition publication.
  • Filing occasional game coverage and features.
  • Actively participating in newsroom planning discussions.
The Yakima Herald-Republic is a daily newspaper in Central Washington, an area dominated by vineyards, hop fields, wineries, brewpubs and eateries.

If you enjoy the outdoors, you’ll love it here – we’re close to the Cascade Mountains, rivers, lakes, trails and forests. Appreciate the big city? Seattle and Portland are just a few hours away.

We’re part of the Seattle Times Co., a family-owned company committed to journalistic excellence. The Blethen family believes that decisions about the Yakima Herald-Republic are best made by the people who live and work here.

The company values diversity in the workplace as well as in our news coverage. The Yakima Herald-Republic is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume and links to Executive Editor Greg Halling at

Job Requirements

At least one year of newsroom supervisory experience and a solid sports journalism background.

Exceptional sports knowledge; a digital-first approach to sports coverage; strong news judgment and editing skills; the ability to manage several projects at the same time; highly developed interpersonal skills; social media savvy; the ability to consistently hit  deadlines; page design experience.

Bachelor's degree in journalism or a related field.

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