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Want to cover college football for The Oklahoman/NewsOK?

by Mike Sherman Published: February 25, 2014

We’re hiring a new college football writer.

You can read the job description below.

I’ll have more to say on this opening later. I’m also interested in your feedback on what you look for from our coverage.


The Oklahoman is hiring a strong storyteller and passionate journalist to cover college football for our award-winning sports section and website, Our next OU or OSU writer will engage readers across all platforms by:

– Breaking news on one of the nation’s premier athletic departments and a football program that wins and contends for Big 12 and BCS titles;

– Writing memorable features, enterprise, project and game stories;

– Making our blogs must-reads throughout the day;

– Building deep relationships with sources and readers using social media and old-fashioned tools like conversation;

– Contributing to and collaborating with a team of journalists to serve a readership captivated by sports and how we cover it.

If you’re committed to all this and helping us get better, please send a cover letter, writing samples and examples of your best digital work to:

Mike Sherman

Sports Editor

The Oklahoman/NewsOK

9000 N. Broadway

Oklahoma City, OK 73125

Twitter: @MikeSherman




by Mike Sherman
Sports Editor
Mike Sherman is sports editor of The Oklahoman, where he has a combined 18 years of service during two stints as a writer and an editor. He covered high school sports for The Oklahoman from 1984-93. He also worked as a news writer for the...
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