Seriously. While it’s perfectly ok (heck, expected) to make fun of this, at least one of the persons doing so might as well use it as leverage for a raise.

Amongst the required qualifications :

Has basic news journalism experience and news judgment; understands assigned sport(s) from a journalistic point of view, but is not locked into the newspaper tradition.

Familiarity with most major internet search engines and fluency in electronic newsgathering techniques.

Not that they have a “type” in mind, of course