Mar 18, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) smiles after a 100-96 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland newspaper hiring LeBron James beat reporter

A few years ago you probably didn’t know who Brian Windhorst was. But once LeBron James grew into his mega-stardom and he decided to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers to join the Miami Heat in South Beach, everybody knew of Windhorst who has become synonymous with the NBA superstar.

That’s not to say Windhorst isn’t a very talented basketball writer (he is), but he was assigned to cover essentially anything and everything related to King James during his stint in Cleveland. That’s when ESPN picked him up and gave him the same job in Miami, which he is now continuing in Cleveland yet again.

But it sounds as if he’ll have some competition as a local Cleveland newspaper is hiring a full-time LeBron James beat reporter and even better – you can apply.

Posted on Cleveland.com, the Northeast Ohio Media Group is looking for somebody who can dedicate their sports career to the Akron born icon.

Bring your sports, news and investigative reporting experience to one of the most challenging reporting jobs in the country, covering the sports performance, business dealings and community leadership of basketball star LeBron James. You’ll cover all aspects of his roles in Northeast Ohio and nationally as he returns to the Cleveland Cavaliers, writing, creating videos, and posting across multiple platforms including all relevant types of social media. You’ll also participate in broadcasts where you discuss James, working closely with reporters assigned to cover the Cavaliers and the NBA.

The posting requires that applicants have at least five years of experience in a daily newspaper writing setting which will eliminate a ton of potential prospects, but it still sounds like a sweet gig.

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