Sports Reporter

Sports Reporter Resume Keywords and Skills (Hard Skills)

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Your Name
Sports Reporter
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
The New York Times March 2018 - Present
Senior Sports Reporter
Managed team of junior reporters and coordinated with editor to uphold the high-quality reporting standards of The New York Times, resulting in a 20% increase in reader engagement
Developed digital broadcasts on multiple sports events using Adobe Premiere Pro for live-streaming, increasing online viewer numbers by 30%
Used in-depth data-driven storytelling methods to provide captivating sports content and increased daily news subscribers by 15%
Lead regular training sessions on AP Stylebook usage for the sports section, enhancing consistency and reducing editing time by 25%
Initiated a new social media strategy, leveraging Facebook and blogging to engage younger audiences, resulting in an increase of 25% in social traffic
ESPN October 2015 - February 2018
Sports Reporter
Conducted detailed post-game interviews with athletes and coaches, producing unique insights that increased nightly viewership by 10%
Authored a weekly feature column on prominent sports personalities, generating 5% more web traffic
Live-reported from major sports events, contributing to a 15% increase in ESPN’s ratings for the year January 2014 - September 2015
Junior Sports Reporter
Produced compelling sports journalism pieces that boosted website's average daily visits by 15%
Collaborated with a team of writers on a series covering the 2015 NBA Finals, which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in Feature Writing
Streamlined editing process with Final Cut Pro which reduced the turnaround time by 20%
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2014
Master of Arts - Sports Journalism
Specialized in digital sports journalism, producing high-quality reporting, features, and commentary
Resume Worded University May 2012
Bachelor of Arts - Mass Communication and Journalism
Concentration in Sports Reporting
Graduated with First-Class Honors
Reporting & Research: News Writing, Multimedia Storytelling, Feature Writing, Investigative Reporting, Online Research, AP style
Sports Knowledge: Basketball, Football, Baseball, Tennis, Soccer, Hockey
Technical Tools: Microsoft Suite (Advanced), Content Management Systems (Intermediate), Social Media Platforms (Advanced), Adobe Creative Suite (Intermediate)
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational)
Certifications: Certified Sports Journalism with Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) - 2020
Awards: The Sports Reporting Excellence Award from The Sports Journalists' Association - 2019, National Headliner Award – Best Online Only Writing on One Subject - 2016
Volunteering: Run for the Kids: Charity Marathon (Event Volunteer) - 2018-Present
Projects: Sports Talk - Personal blog with over 100 articles on various sports topics and analyses - 2017-Present
Your Name
Broadcast Journalist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded March 2018 - Present
Senior Broadcast Journalist
Led a team of 10 junior journalists and managed the daily operation of the department, achieving a 10% increase in overall content production
Mastered Final Cut Pro to edit and finalize over 200 broadcast videos, reducing production time by 15%
Implemented the use of social media, especially Facebook, to enhance our outreach, increasing viewership by 30%
Applied storytelling techniques in broadcasting, which enhanced viewer engagement by 20%
Developed and conducted journalism training to junior reporters which increased the reporting quality by 15%
BBC April 2015 - February 2018
Broadcast Journalist
Reported live from several sports events, which garnered high ratings and increased the weekday primetime viewership by 10%
Efficiently used Adobe Premiere Pro to edit videos and broadcasts, which sped up the production process by 25%
Authored over 500 news reports, causing web traffic to increase by 15% August 2013 - March 2015
Junior Broadcast Journalist
Managed and updated company blog on a daily basis, resulting in a 25% increase in website traffic
Implemented a new video editing workflow, which reduced post-production timelines by 20%
Incorporated AP Stylebook guidelines into the editing process, improving consistency across all published content
Resume Worded University August 2011
Master of Science in Journalism
Specialized in Broadcast Journalism
Resume Worded Academic Center June 2010
Postgraduate Certificate in Radio Journalism
Focused on reporting, producing and presenting radio news
Graduated with Honors
Production Software: Adobe Audition, Hindenburg, Pro Tools, Cool Edit Pro
Video Editing: Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, Camtasia
Design & Graphics: Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Canva
Languages: English (Native), French (Conversational), Spanish (Basic)
Certifications: Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM), American Meteorological Society
Awards: Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Writing, 2019
Volunteering: Mentor, Youth Journalism Project
Projects: Producer of 'Voices of the City' - A radio documentary series on urban issues
Your Name
Sports writer
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded February 2019 - Present
Senior Sports Writer
Introduced comprehensive game analyzes on multiple sports, which increased daily users by 25%
Implemented AP Stylebook standards throughout the team, ensuring consistent high-quality content and reducing the number of revisions by 30%
Used Adobe Premiere Pro to create high-quality video content, increasing website visits by 40%
Posted regular sports-related stories on Facebook, attracting thousands of shares and expanding site traffic by 15%
Utilized data-driven storytelling techniques to write in-depth sports articles, resulting in an increase of 25% in readership
The Washington Post June 2015 - January 2019
Sports Writer
Authored over 1,000 sports news pieces, which drew in an additional 15% of readership annually
Live blogged major sporting events resulting in a 20% increase in online visitors during game times
Initiated in developing social media strategies, which increased followers on various platforms by 30% May 2013 - May 2015
Junior Sports Writer
Published regular engaging content on the blog, attracting an average of 3,000 daily visitors
Worked extensively on the use of AP Stylebook for better content creation, reducing editing requirements by 20%
Assisted in the creation of a team social media strategy, driving a 25% increase in web traffic
Resume Worded University March 2013
Master's Degree in Sports Journalism
Coursework in sports ethics, sports multimedia coverage
Resume Worded Institute May 2011
Bachelor's Degree in English Literature
Specialized in feature writing, Received Outstanding Graduate Award
Writing/Reporting: Copywriting, News writing, Interactive storytelling, Long-form feature writing, Headline writing, Beat Reporting
Multimedia: Photography, Video editing (Adobe Premiere Pro), Podcasting, Live web chats
Tech: Content Management Systems, HTML, CSS, WordPress, SEO basics, Google Analytics
Sports Coverage: Sports commentary, Play-by-play reporting, Scouting reports, Game analysis
Certifications: Certified Sports Journalist - Poynter Institute
Awards: Awarded 'Best Sports Feature' by National Newspaper Association, Consistent Honor Roll member at Association of Sunday and Features Editors (ASFPE)
Volunteering: Volunteer writer at Local Sports NGO, Writing mentor at School Newspaper Club
Language Proficiency: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational), Italian (Basic)
Your Name
Sports Writer
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded January 2020 - Present
Senior Sports Writer
Harnessed storytelling and feature writing strategies to create engaging sports articles resulting in a 25% increase in website traffic
Implemented content management tactics to reduce article publishing timeline by 30%
Enhanced social media presence by broadcasting live updates from sporting events, increasing followership by 15%
Conducted in-depth research and interviews for articles, leading to an increased unique readership by 20%
Utilized AP Stylebook and editing skills to maintain content standards and error reduction by 45%
ESPN January 2017 - December 2019
Staff Writer
Managed a team of journalists, effectively increasing news output by 30%
Improved interactive content using online journalism strategies, escalating website visitor engagement by 27%
Exercised strong investigative skills to break news stories, resulting in an increase in unique web traffic by 35%
Participated in live broadcasts from sporting events, increasing radio show ratings by 12%
The Guardian May 2015 - December 2016
Junior Sports Journalist
Developed new features for the sports column, generating a 15% increase in print subscriptions
Wrote press releases, resulting in a 10% increase in company-wide visibility
Contributed to the creation of engaging and creative blog content, leading to a 25% increase in blog traffic
Resume Worded University May 2015
Master's Degree in Journalism
Emphasis on Sports Reporting, In-depth Interview Techniques
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2013
Bachelor of Arts in English
Minors in Communications, Highlights: Dean's List 2012 (Top 10%)
Writing Software: Microsoft Office Suite, Google Docs, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop
Journalistic Techniques: Report Writing, Interviewing, Story Development, Content Editing, Information Verification, Investigative Research
Digital Platforms: WordPress, Blogger, MailChimp, Hootsuite
Certifications: Certification in Sports Journalism - University of Resume Worded (2019)
Awards: Awarded 'Best Sportswriter' – National Journalism Awards (2018)
Volunteering: Youth Sports Coach - Local Community Center (2017-Present)
Projects: Managed and created content for 'Sports Analytics' blog (2016-Present)
Your Name
Sports Broadcaster
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE May 2018 - Present
Senior Sports Broadcaster
Led a team of 5 broadcasters, resulting in improved program production efficiency by 35%
Introduced a new radio show focused on football, increasing listener rate by 20%
Established relationships with industry athletes and influencers, boosting our reach by 25%
Revamped social media strategy leading to a growth rate of 50% on Facebook and Instagram
Leveraged my strong sports knowledge to present analytical insights on broadcasts, resulting in a 30% increase in listener retention
BBC Sport January 2015 - April 2018
Junior Broadcaster
Worked on live broadcasts, resulting in a consistent listener increase of 15%
Co-hosted weekly sports radio show, leading to a 12% increase in listener rate
Improved information accuracy through in-depth research and program scripting, reducing corrections by 20%
Resume Worded University June 2014
Master's Degree in Communication Studies
Specialization in Sports Broadcasting
Resume Worded Institute June 2010
Bachelor's Degree in Journalism
Minors in Media Studies
Awarded Dean's List in 2009 & 2010
Broadcast Tools: Adobe Premiere Pro, Wirecast, Sony Vegas Pro, Adobe After Effects, Telestream Live Stream Producer, OBS Studio
Sports Knowledge: Baseball (Advanced), Soccer (Advanced), Track & Field (Intermediate), Basketball (Advanced)
Other Technical Skills: Audio Mixing, Content Writing, Public Speaking, Interviewing, Digital Media, Commentating
Languages: English (Native), German (Conversational), Spanish (Conversational)
Certifications: Public Speaking Specialist - Dale Carnegie Training, Narrative Journalism Certification - Poynter Institute
Leadership & Volunteering: Radio Volunteers International - Regional Director, High School Sports Mentorship Club - Volunteer Mentor
Projects: Conducted independent study on the Influence of Media on Amateur Athletics
Professional Associations: Active member of the Sports Broadcasters Association
Your Name
Sports Researcher
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
ESPN February 2019 - Present
Lead Sports Researcher
Spearheaded a team of 5 junior researchers, improving productivity by 30%
Developed a sports industry trend predictor model, used in crafting 60% of our stories
Conducted research contributing to a significant story on sports betting legislation, resulting in an increase in website traffic by 25%
Maintained a database of sports statistics, reducing time spent on data collection by 20% for writing team
Collaborated with Sports Writers to create in-depth pieces, leading to a 35% increase in engagement
Resume Worded July 2015 - January 2019
Sports Research Analyst
Provided data-driven recommendations to writers and broadcasters, resulting in an increased accuracy by 15%
Conducted thorough research into new sports trends, resulting in the publication of 120 articles
Collaborated with writing staff to ensure accuracy of statistics in published content, resulting in a 10% reduction in corrections
Research Tools: SPSS, SAS, Matlab, Python, R
Sports Analytics Techniques: Player Performance Metrics, Sabermetrics, Play-by-play Analysis, Physiological and Biomechanical Analysis
Data Visualization: Tableau, Power BI, D3.js, Matplotlib
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational)
Certifications: Certified Sports Analytics Specialist (CSAS) - May 2019, Certified SAS Programmer
Leadership & Volunteering: Member, American Statistical Association Sports Analytics Section
Projects: Developed a predictive model to determine success probability of different play strategies in football - Featured on Sports Analytics Blog
Your Name
Sports Coordinator
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded June 2020 - Present
Sports Coordinator
Coordinated and executed fitness events, resulting in an increase in member participation by 50%
Spearheaded sports marketing strategies that generated a 35% increase in seasonal ticket sales
Provided athletic training to new team recruits, leading to an improvement in overall team performance by 25%
Leveraged social media to promote fitness training programs, achieving a 20% increase in online subscriptions
Managed the implementation of injury prevention methods, reducing health-related incidents by 30% January 2018 - May 2020
Athletics Event Planner
Streamlined event planning and logistics resulting in a 40% reduction in preparation time for tournaments
Collaborated with fellow coaches to enhance personal training methods which led to a 30% improvement in player performance
Devised a fundraising campaign that secured $20,000 in donations for athletic programs
Golds Gym December 2016 - December 2017
Personal Fitness Coach
Pioneered a new strength and conditioning program that increased client satisfaction by 25%
Managed a group of 20 clients, successfully meeting their fitness goals within stipulated timelines
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2020
Master of Arts in Sports Management
Specialized in Sports Event Management
Resume Worded University December 2016
Bachelor of Science in Physical Education
Minors in Sports Psychology and Nutrition
Dean's List 2015 (Top 10%)
Event Management: Event Planning, Vendor Management, Ticketing, Logistics, Venue Selection, Hospitality
Coaching & Training: Strength Training Principles, Fitness Assessments, Exercise Modifying, Individualized Program Design, Corrective Exercise, Injury Prevention
Software Proficiency: Microsoft Office (Advanced), Google Suite, Sports Management Software, Scheduling Software, Project Management Tools
Certifications: Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) - American Council on Exercise, CPR/AED Certification
Leadership & Volunteering: Volunteer Youth Football Coach, Community Fitness Boot Camp Organizer
Projects: Established 'Fit for Life' wellness Program at, leading to a 60% increase in employee involvement in voluntary physical activity during work breaks
Your Name
Athletic Director
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE April 2019 - Present
Athletic Director
Supervised budget and financial management for athletic department, resulting in a 30% reduction in unnecessary expenditure
Increased youth participation in sports programs by 50% through strategic event management and marketing
Overhauled strength training programs, resulting in enhanced team performance and fewer injuries
Directed a successful promotional campaign on social media that increased game attendance by 40%
Developed and implemented a strategic fundraising plan netting over $50,000 in donations for the department
Resume Worded January 2017 - March 2019
Senior Sports Trainer
Implemented scientific fitness training techniques which improved athlete performance by 35%
Lead coach for 'best team of the year' 2018
Administered an injury prevention program, reducing the team injury rate by 30%
LA Fitness January 2015 - December 2016
Personal Trainer
Drove a 20% increase in member close rates through designing and delivering bespoke physical training regimens
Resume Worded Institute April 2019
Certified Athletic Administrator
Completed with a focus on the management of high school and middle school athletic programs.
Resume Worded University December 2014
Master's in Sports Science
Specialized in Strength and Conditioning
Dean's List 2014
Sports Management: Athlete Development, Facilities Management, Budgeting, Scheduling, Event Management, Regulations Knowledge
Fitness & Conditioning: Sports Medicine Knowledge, Personal Training, Fitness Assessments, Program Design, Nutrition Planning, Injury Prevention
Systems and Platforms: SportsCode Gamebreaker, Coach's Eye, Hudl,, Microsoft Office Suite, Google Drive
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational)
Certifications: Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) - National Strength and Conditioning Association, CPR/AED Certification - American Red Cross
Awards: National High School Athletic Coaches Association Coach of the Year (2018)
Leadership & Volunteering: Basketball Coach, Youth Basketball Camps - Summer 2017, 2018, 2019
Workshops: Leadership in Sports Workshop - National Association for Sport and Physical Education, 2018
Your Name
Sports and Fitness Program Manager
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded June 2019 - Present
Sports and Fitness Program Manager
Led the implementation of an athletics program that increased student participation by 60%
Managed team of 10 coaches to ensure high-quality sports instruction and training
Raised over $30,000 in annual fundraising for sports initiatives with strategic partnerships and donors
Implemented a successful injury prevention program reducing member health incidents by 30%
Introduced a sports marketing initiative that stimulated a 40% increase in gym memberships February 2017 - May 2019
Athletic Coordinator
Increased sports event participation by 25% through targeted marketing and outreach
Coordinated with multiple coaching staff to enhance sports training techniques, improving team competitiveness
Successfully managed logistics for local and national sports tournaments
24 Hour Fitness January 2015 - January 2017
Gym Instructor
Developed and implemented personalized fitness regimes for over 50 clients, increasing their satisfaction rates by 36%
Fitness Technologies: Experience with Heart rate monitors, Exercise equipment software, Fitness mobile apps
Programming: Basic Knowledge of Python, JavaScript
Health and Wellness: Nutrition Planning, Physical Assessment Procedures, Rehabilitation Techniques, CPR and First Aid
Training Techniques: Strength Training Principles, Flexibility Training, Aerobic Training, Agility Training
Certifications: American Council on Exercise (ACE) Fitness Nutrition Specialist (2017), The Cooper Institute Certified Personal Trainer (2015)
Leadership & Volunteering: Team lead for Fitness fundraising event at, Organizing Committee Member of Annual Marathon Event
Projects: Developed an effective Athletic Training Program at Resume Worded, resulting in increased participation
Professional Affiliations: Member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), Member of the American Fitness Professionals and Associates (AFPA)

How do I add skills to a Sports Reporter resume?

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Go through the Sports Reporter posting you're applying to, and identify hard skills the company is looking for. For example, skills like Broadcast Journalism, AP Stylebook and Broadcasting are possible skills. These are skills you should try to include on your resume.

Add industry skills like Sports and Storytelling.

Add other common skills from your industry - such as Sports Writing, Journalism and News Writing - into your resume if they're relevant.

Add skills into your work experience.

Incorporate skills - like Editing, Facebook and Newspapers - into your work experience too. This shows hiring managers that you have practical experience with these tools, techniques and skills.

Use the exact job title.

Try to add the exact job title, Sports Reporter, somewhere into your resume to get past resume screeners. See the infographic for how to do this.

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On top Sports Reporter resumes, skills like Sports Writing, Journalism, Sports, News Writing, Storytelling, Broadcast Journalism, Broadcasting and AP Stylebook appear most often.

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