Sports Editor

Website The Daily Independent

The Daily Independent newspaper in Ridgecrest, California, is seeking an enthusiastic and enterprising sports editor.

The sports editor is a one-person show, covering youth, high school, community college, and other community sporting events. The ideal candidate will be comfortable using different forms of media to tell stories, including photos, videos, and podcasts. Knowledge of AP style, ability to interact on social media, page design skills (preferably using Quark XPress), and adherence to deadlines are musts.

A college degree or related job experience and time at a weekly or small daily is preferred, but strong college graduates will be considered. Candidates must also be comfortable living in a desert environment.

The Daily Independent publishes Tuesday-Saturday each week in Ridgecrest, an affordable-living city of 27,000 in the Mojave Desert portion of Kern County. The city is adjacent to Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, located approximately 2 hours from Bakersfield, 2.5 hours from Los Angeles, and 3.5 hours from Las Vegas. The city boasts an affordable cost of living and many nearby outdoor recreation activities.

As the position is full time, it offers paid time off, paid sick leave, health, dental, vision, life insurance, and a 401(k) plan.

To apply, please send resume, cover letter, 3-5 clips of different styles including (but not limited to) photography, design, and writing to and No phone calls, please.

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