Chief Agate Clerk for LNP | LancasterOnline Sports
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LNP | LancasterOnline - Lancaster, PA
Full Time

We are in search of a tech-savvy and driven Chief Agate Clerk to join our talented team of reporters and journalists.


The chief agate clerk, working under the direction of the Sports Editor, specializes in all things agate and box scores: communicating with coaches, athletic directors and statisticians; inputting into our CMS; quality checking the work of the sports assistants; pagination and proofreading. Our metrics show that our dedication to agate and box scores is an asset in retaining our readership and gaining new subscribers; this nightside, full-time position works closely with the rest of the sports team to deliver a high-quality feature that many local news organizations have abandoned or cut. Diligence, communication, flexibility, attention to detail, ability to multitask and flourish on deadline are hallmarks of this position.


The chief agate clerk is expected to:

·Record local sports results reported by phone, email and fax

·Use and understand the agate CMS (TeamPlayer)

·Write brief game accounts and other sports news items

·Paginate daily scoreboard page using Adobe InDesign

·Compile national sports results and agate from Associated Press wire feeds

·Perform various administrative and clerical duties as assigned

·Exercise solid news judgment, a sense of urgency and the highest journalistic standards.


Journalists with LNP Media Group exercise strong news judgment and are expected to develop authoritative sources in the community, collaborate with other LNP|LancasterOnline journalists, research facts and meet the demands of a growing digital audience by routinely using social media, shooting photographs and video, and understanding how to post their work using a content-management system.


In addition to the essential functions listed above, the employee is expected to exercise honesty, integrity and respect with all clients and co-workers, preserve confidentially of all business information and data, maintain a professional appearance and demeanor, demonstrate a positive attitude, communicate effectively with co-workers and clients, work with accuracy, efficiency, and attention to detail, respect the work environment and keep it as environmentally friendly as possible, and exercise initiative to learn new skills and tasks and to help co-workers when possible. Reliable attendance and punctuality are also required. The employee is also expected to perform other related duties, special projects and functions as required from time to time.

·Excellent organizational skills, communication, and interpersonal skills.

·Good typing skills and knowledge of a variety of sports.

·Basic computer skills, including email, word processing, databases.

·Adobe InDesign experience a plus, but not required.

·High School Diploma / GED.

·Ability to work holidays, evenings, weekends, nights up to midnight to accommodate news coverage.