Buffalo Bills beat reporter opening at The Buffalo News

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


Buffalo News readers have an insatiable appetite for the Bills – we publish at least one Bills story every day, often many more – and we are looking for an experienced and aggressive reporter who can take them behind the scenes at One Bills Drive.

Our ideal candidate will be able to break news and tell great stories, often simultaneously. He or she will be as comfortable working sources as sitting in the press box covering the game. We are looking for someone whose writing reflects ambition and enterprise and can provide expert analysis on our No. 1 franchise topic.

A deep knowledge of football is a must. NFL coverage experience is preferred.

Other requirements include:

  • Proficiency in social media as a reporting and reader engagement tool
  • Ability to write quickly, clearly and accurately on deadline
  • Digital fluency
  • Effective time management skills given multiple responsibilities and travel commitments.

The team and our city are on the upswing. Despite its Rust Belt reputation, Buffalo is one of the best places in the United States. We are in the midst of a revitalization, young people are arriving to take new economy jobs and warehouses are being rehabbed into great apartments. (More than 100,000 students attend the region’s 23 colleges and universities.) The city has two professional sports teams, a philharmonic, a growing waterfront, 27 theater companies, a burgeoning medical campus and plenty of attitude. Buffalo also has some of the best summer weather in the world and great summer recreation on our two Great Lakes – Erie and Ontario. Not to mention Niagara Falls, Toronto and ski slopes all within a short drive.

Interested candidates should email a resume, a letter outlining how you will help make us better and writing samples that show the diversity of your work to Executive Sports Editor Josh Barnett at jbarnett@buffnews.com.