Sports Clerk – Part Time

Maine Today Media, publisher of The Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram, is Maine’s largest multimedia company. Find your future by joining the largest news gathering organization in the great state of Maine. We have an opening for a part time sports clerk, currently based out of our Portland office in the heart of the Old Port.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for sports reporting, an acute eye for detail, writes clearly and precisely, and thrives in a deadline driven environment. The sports clerk is responsible for taking game scores from coaches and other sources, compiling capsules for game roundups, routing phone calls and emails to the appropriate sports staff member, and other duties as assigned.

This position requires excellent organizational, writing and communications skills. The sports clerk must also have a sense of urgency to present the information with accuracy and speed, with an eye toward engaging and informing the reader.

The newsroom is a fast-paced, collaborative environment, and staff are expected to handle multiple assignments and transmit stories in real time for breaking news. This part time position will require working some nights and weekends.  Please include a cover letter when submitting your resume!

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Job Specifics:


To gather sports information and produce capsules and other material for the sports section.


  1. Takes game scores and statistics by phone and email from coaches and other sources.
  2. Compile capsules for game roundups.
  3. Responsible for going through the stream of sports emails that come in and passing them along as appropriate.
  4. Rewrite material from press releases and prepare capsules.


MTM employees are held accountable to four core values. These values will set the baseline standards for individual job performance, as it relates to the essential functions and competencies of the position.

  1. Excellence in work – Demonstrates commitment to performing work at the highest standards.
  2. Embraces innovation- Embraces change and demonstrates dedication to continuous improvement to drive business results.
  3. Exceeds customer expectations – Demonstrates the highest possible customer service (both internal and external).
  4. Collaborates as a team member – Recognizes that all departments contribute to the goals of the organization. 


  • Clear, precise writing skills
  • Unrelenting attention to detail
  • Strong critical thinking abilities
  • Effective communication skills
  • Takes initiative
  • Responsive and follows tasks through to completion
  • Team player and collaborator
  • Strong organizational and time management skills


High school education; strong command of language, grammar and writing. 




Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

The position requires standing, walking, extended sitting, repetitive keyboard / mouse use and viewing a computer monitor for extended periods.  


Please note that this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change during the course of employment and as the business needs change.

MTM is an EEO employer