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AnnArbor.com sports editor

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by WolvEagle, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. WolvEagle

    WolvEagle Active Member

    Here's the journalismjobs.com ad:


    Staff of two, huh? And you don't get to oversee Michigan football and basketball coverage, even though you can see into Michigan Stadium from .com's downtown offices. Just wow.

    The previous sports editor, Jim Knight, took a PR job at U-M. He's a really good guy, and I'm sure he's missed.
  2. Rockbottom

    Rockbottom Active Member

    A FAR FAR FAR cry from what this job was when Jim Knight was hiring for it years ago ... sigh.

  3. Jim_Carty

    Jim_Carty Member

    This sparked a conversation among former A2 News sports staffers about the max size of our former sports department. Circa 2006 it consisted of at least 16 staffers, 9 full time, 5 or 6 close to full time (29 hours a week with benefits) and two or three more part-timers with fewer hours.

    It's a great town.
  4. Jim K

    Jim K New Member

    We had 18 in sports before the cutting started, and it was a hard-working, creative, fun group.
  5. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    An exceptional group. Thrilled to have one of them working with me now
  6. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    Before that, there were 8 fulltimers and probably 10-12 29-hour people and 3-4 with fewer hours.
  7. I Should Coco

    I Should Coco Well-Known Member

    That ad's depressing as hell. A-squared is a great town and it used to have a really strong newspaper.

    This line in the J-jobs listing seems to acknowledge as much:

  8. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    The .com is even a shell of it former self, let alone the newspaper.

    It really started going down hill about a year or so ago when they cut the proven journalists and started hiring fresh out of college kids with no perspective as their top reporters.
  9. WolvEagle

    WolvEagle Active Member

    Tomorrow is the third anniversary of The Ann Arbor News closing - July 23, 2009. It doesn't seem like it's been three years.
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