Sports enterprise and Purdue reporter

Indianapolis Star
March 22, 2024
Indianapolis, United States
Job Type


IndyStar is seeking a is seeking an enterprise reporter with an emphasis on Purdue. We are looking for someone who can produce high-value storytelling that includes context and analysis, entertaining features and investigative pieces.

IndyStar is winner of three Pulitzer Prizes, including in 2021 for national reporting. We recently received a $2 million investment from our parent company, Gannett, to turbocharge local journalism in Central Indiana. You’ll work with and learn from some of journalism’s best while living in a vibrant and diverse city in the heart of the Midwest.

The enterprise position will report to assistant sports editor Matt Glenesk. The ability to break news is critical, and this reporter must be able to develop strong sourcing. This reporter will develop content that takes advantage of all delivery forms available to us, including social media, podcast, video, television and online.

Our mission is clear: IndyStar informs, empowers and inspires the people of Central Indiana with our journalism. We deliver journalism that is essential to the communities we serve with urgency. We are a people-centered newsroom that’s obsessed with thoughtful experimentation and developing our next generation of industry leaders.

If you’re up to the challenge of moving us forward, read on for job requirements and information on how to share your qualifications and best work.

Apply here.

Key responsibilities:

Primary responsibilities will focus on enterprise work around Purdue.

Would also assist in coverage of big events (Indy 500, NCAA events, etc.).

Be a curious, assertive and self-starting journalist who jumps to report on breaking news and trending topics with urgency.

Harness social media and messaging platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok and Reddit, as newsgathering tools.
Optimize stories for target audience groups using SEO and metrics information.


  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • At least two years of professional journalism experience, with experience on a major beat preferred.
  • An entrepreneurial approach to growing audience and a dedicated following.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to take photos and record video/audio in the field.
  • Solid news judgment that’s guided by experience with audience metrics
  • Strong sense of journalism ethics and grounding in basics of media law.
  • Commitment to reporting with fairness, compassion and sensitivity.
  • Command of AP style and dedication to accuracy

Expected pay range:


How to apply:

We are eager to learn more about you and how you fit this role. When you apply, don’t limit your upload to a resume; show us what you’ve done. To do so, put together a single PDF document file that includes the following, in this order:

  1. Your resume – one to two pages.
  2. A cover letter that outlines how you would approach the job.
  3. Links to 3-6 online samples of your work. Show us what you’ve produced or had a hand in that best reflects what you can do in your desired role.

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