What is 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.



Typical 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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