How to Become a Sports Reporter

 

Sports Reporter Job Description

Sports reporters are responsible for preparing, writing and presenting sporting news stories for a newspaper, radio, television, magazine or website.

 

 

Sports Reporter Job Duties

  • Prepare preliminary notes for a story during the game
  • Perform fact checking research
  • Conduct interviews with parties relevant to the story such as fans, athletes, management and coaches
  • Prepare drafts of stories and update when further information is available
  • Liaise with editor for story guidance or approval
  • Present story shortly after the end of the game

 

 

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