Business of sports reporter opening at The Buffalo News

6.25.21 — The Buffalo News is hiring a business of sports reporter to join its staff, which is a Guild-represented positions. The full advertisement, with information on the opening and how to apply is here, and below.


The Buffalo News seeks a reporter to cover the business of sports.

Buffalo has a collection of big sports businesses, and they are a surprisingly big part of the Buffalo business scene. What happens to the Buffalo Bills, the Buffalo Sabres and the sports empire behind those teams is one of the region’s biggest business stories. Private companies headquartered in Buffalo are among the largest in sports concessions and apparel companies.

We’re looking for a reporter who can dig into the financial operations of the region’s sports companies; detail the business and real estate dealings done by players, coaches and owners; break news on the ongoing discussions over whether to build a new NFL stadium; and explain why it all matters.

This is a job focused on what happens off the field. The successful candidate should be as comfortable developing a deep network of sources as combing through public records for clues about private deals, net worth and real estate transactions.

Must have a proven ability to break news, turn around in-depth and quick-hit stories on tight deadlines and juggle the demands of reaching digital audiences. Candidates should also be comfortable using data to find stories and bolster reporting.

The Buffalo News is an award-winning news organization with the largest staff of journalists in upstate New York. We have a history of breaking the area’s big stories and investing in the stories that matter.

Why Buffalo? The region is a lot more than chicken wings and snow. The city has seen a resurgence that makes it an exciting time to work and live here. Aside from professional sports teams, the city has a philharmonic, a growing waterfront, a burgeoning medical campus and plenty of attitude. Not to mention Niagara Falls, beautiful hikes and ski slopes all within a short drive.

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