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Applying to a Lee paper

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Stitch, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Anyone have any luck getting a callback using Lee's online application system? I'm assuming you need to e-mail a ME or SE stating that you applied just to get any notice.
  2. J-School Blue

    J-School Blue Member

    I got a callback and made it through a couple rounds of interviewing when I was still applying in the j-industry a year or so ago. It was at one of their shops in South Dakota (and I tell you what, there's nothing like interviewing for "outlying government report" at a paper in rural South Dakota, when you live in the urban Southwest, to serve as a gut-check for how badly you want to stay in the business). I think I got the callback, then emailed my clips to the editor. I assume the online application thing goes straight to some HR person who winnows them down to a manageable stack for further consideration. I don't think it would hurt to be more proactive, though. An email to the editor asking when/if to send clips might be a good idea.

    ETA: Maybe it was North Dakota. My memory is hazy. I didn't terribly want to live in either one, not to offend the pride of Dakota residents. ;)
  3. Jeremy Goodwin

    Jeremy Goodwin Active Member

    E-mail/contact the hiring editor. That way they get your name and info instead of the HR person. I used to work at a Lee shop. I sent my application to the SE, then he asked me to do the online system, or at least that's how I remember it working.
  4. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    Too late. I declare you a mortal enemy.
  5. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    I work at a Lee paper now. As with anything else, I wrote and sent clips directly to the sports editor.

    My experience is the email applications don't really count for much.
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