JOB ALERT: We are hiring! Sports editor wanted for the Leinster Express

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the Leinster-express newspaper, one of the leading titles of Ireland’s leading local news publisher Iconic Media Group, is looking to recruit an outstanding sportswriter.

This full-time position is for someone with a passion for all sports, with excellent writing skills and media experience.

A strong digital ethic and the ability to work in a fast paced multimedia environment would be essential. Attention to detail would also be required.

The ideal candidate would show the ability and enthusiasm to put their personality in the sports pages of a newspaper whose reputation for quality sports coverage is well known in Laois and nationwide.

Of course, the focus would be on Gaelic games, but the newspaper prides itself on its coverage of a wide range of sports, and this continues to expand.

Leinsterexpress.ie also prides itself on being at the final whistle with all the sports results and with the latest team news. It would therefore also be important to have a keen sense of current events and the desire to break sports content.

Candidates must have third level qualifications. The position is based in Portlaoise, and the successful candidate would become a key member of the Leinster Express editorial team.

We are looking for an autonomous person who can:

  • Demonstrate excellent reporting skills and deliver fresh and engaging content
  • Work as part of a team committed to reporting when and where it happens
  • Engage our fast-growing online audience through a variety of channels
  • Use social media aggressively to distribute and find information, and help grow our online community.

The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, April 29, 2022.

To apply, please email brian.keyes@iconicnews.ie including a cover letter, CV and examples of your work.

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