Sports Multimedia Journalist

Sports multimedia journalists (MMJs) receive press passes to events and have the opportunity to develop relationships with some of Cal Poly’s top athletes. The job requires curiosity and a love of sports above all else, but it also requires dedication and a strong writing/multimedia ability.

What You Will Do:

  • Pitch and report on games, athletes and sports news at Cal Poly across Mustang Media Group platforms
  • Produce content in a variety of multimedia formats, including interactive, graphic and video
  • Use industry standard software, including Adobe Illustrator, Premiere, AfterEffects, and Photoshop along with multimedia web apps
  • Shoot photos and videos using DSLR and broadcast cameras
  • Edit content according to Associated Press style
  • Work alongside social media editors to develop social media-native content and promote your stories via social platforms; including but not limited to info videos and live tweeting
  • Collaborate with editors and other multimedia journalists on comprehensive coverage
  • Attend weekly Sunday editorial staff meetings

We are looking for team players with a drive to learn and passion for storytelling. Mustang Media Group members thrive on innovation while ambitiously seeking to hone their craft and improve their communities.

Whether your goal is to pursue a career in journalism, gain experience in multimedia reporting or learn more about a specific campus topic you’re interested in, Mustang Media Group is the best place to get a comprehensive campus experience. No writing, multimedia or reporting experience is required.

Growth:

There are two levels of sports multimedia journalists in Mustang News, depending on experience:

  • Multimedia Journalist
  • Intern

Compensation depends on experience.