Sports reporter Job at Hearst Media Services, Houston, TX

  • Hearst Media Services
  • Houston, TX

Job Description

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Pro Sports Trending Reporter

The Houston Chronicle is looking for an ambitious and aggressive journalist to cover fan-based trending news from professional sports – primarily Texans, Astros and Rockets – in a fast-paced, competitive market.

The job requires recognizing trends and audience needs, the ability to write quickly and accurately, the flexibility to write breaking news, in-depth analysis and features, and just plain fun stories. This fan-focused reporter should be obsessed with the questions, trends and moments that connect Houston-based fans.

This reporter should be comfortable looking for trends, videos, the perspectives of fans and quickly be able to translate those moments for our digital audience. This reporter will focus on trending news for pro sports fans about the players and teams in the Houston area and collaborate with the beat reporters who cover the teams. Occasionally this reporter will back up the beat reporters in live coverage.


  • Routinely own the fan conversation in the digital space around the pro sports teams in Houston
  • Focus Houston-based fans as their core audience for their work
  • Work with our beat writers to break news in a competitive environment
  • Balance the demands of day-to-day reporting with the in-depth/unique content that will engage readers and drive subscriptions Think differently on approach to covering pro sports. What was once a story could be a newsletter or database or podcast/Youtube channel.


  • Track record of digital journalism that drives audiences
  • Track record of working in a fast-paced breaking news/sports environment
  • Understand audience analytics to help inform and shape coverage
  • Comfortable reporting for social media and leading the social media conversation
  • SEO best practices, including sharp headline writing
  • Desire to experiment in reporting for TikTok and other social platforms
  • Ability to write with clarity and authority
  • Proficiency in AP style and grammar
  • At least three years of reporting experience on a major college or pro beat

About the Houston Chronicle:

The Houston Chronicle, recognized for its Pulitzer Prize-winning journalism, serves its 2.3 million residents with content and marketing solutions across two of Houston’s largest websites — and , along with our magazine, television and newspaper brands. Our mission is to spark conversations that inspire action to create a better Houston. All our content and the innovative business solutions we provide invite Houstonians to join conversations about a community we’ve been committed to covering and helping prosper for more than 120 years. The community we all call home.


There has never been a more exciting time to join the Houston Chronicle. Our business is growing and transforming every day. Advertisers are partnering with us to help them navigate new marketing strategies in today’s increasingly complex digital environment. Simply put, the Houston Chronicle is a media company that uses its rich history and data to deliver the most impactful media campaigns for our customers. We leverage our substantial audience reach, coupled with best in class advertising solutions to keep our customer’s brand in front of the right people at the right time.

Why are we different? Our people! Our company is diverse and filled with smart, passionate people who want to make a difference in their community, regardless of the role they play in the company. We offer an upbeat and collaborative working environment and expect our people to challenge the norm.

Be a part of something bigger – your headline awaits.

Recognizing the diverse needs of our candidates, if you are interested in applying for employment and need assistance or an accommodation to use our website or regarding the application process, please contact us by email at Please do not use this email address to inquire about the status of applications. We will only respond to inquiries concerning requests for a reasonable accommodation through this email address.

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