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ASE Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by GeorgeMoore, Oct 19, 2006.

  1. GeorgeMoore

    GeorgeMoore Member

    So after two interviews didn't land us a candidate, they closed the position. Well, it's back open and we need to fill it ASAP. I know this is a tough time of year to find someone for a move, but a guy can hope.

    Things are shaking out nicely in the department. Once at full staff, we'll have an SE, an ASE, two copy editor/designers (one who spends part of his time as the outdoors guy), two writers who will spend one night a week on the desk and two writers who will, well, write. We also have two part-time clerks who handle the agate page and the majority of calls.

    Here are the requirements and basic job description:

    At least five years at a daily.
    Management experience a plus but not necessary.
    Writing experience a plus as well.
    Team player.

    The ASE will run the desk each night, but there also will be opportunity to write if desired. The ASE also will be involved in planning, working with me to develop enterprise pieces, filling the daily budget with stories other than the usual features, game coverage and wire copy.

    If interested, e-mail georgewmooreiii@pensacolanewsjournal.com
  2. BudMan

    BudMan Member

    Don't go there.
  3. thegrifter

    thegrifter Member

    any ideas on the pay with this one.
  4. Hed bust

    Hed bust Guest

    $34,000 tops, I'm told.
  5. HackyMcHack

    HackyMcHack Member

    This place has been a revolving door the last 2-3 years. It's Gannett, which means other papers handle the college coverage even though it's a 65k daily. And if the salary figure being tossed out there is true, then whoever gets the gig isn't going to be putting much money in the bank, as the cost of living in the Panhandle has skyrocketed over the last five years. You won't be in the poor house, but you won't have a ton of money left over, either. That said, George is good people, and you get all the white sand beach you can handle.
  6. GeorgeMoore

    GeorgeMoore Member

    It's amazing that this is a journalism Web site, but the reporting isn't very good. Hed bust, you need to check your sources. If anyone wants to know salary information, they might want to ask me, not someone who thinks he/she knows.

    By the way, we now have a weekly, 28-page college football section called the FloraBama. We feature Alabama, Auburn, Florida and Florida State. Bill Vilona writes almost all the copy (we run a feature once in a while), and I design/edit it each week.
  7. BudMan

    BudMan Member

    Yeah, Hed Bust, get it right. It's $34,500 tops.
  8. GeorgeMoore

    GeorgeMoore Member

    BudMan, if you apply, $34,500 is all you'll get. Anyone else, I'll kick in a few more bucks.
  9. Riddick

    Riddick Active Member

    great post, GW. Love it when the higher-ups get on here and mix it up.
  10. Jesus_Muscatel

    Jesus_Muscatel Active Member

    Hypothetical salary smack.

  11. GeorgeMoore

    GeorgeMoore Member

    We also have a writer position open, but we can't fill it yet. It's backup preps/colleges/pro -- basically GA, with one desk shift a week. Off nights will be Sunday-Monday, so all you NFL fans should apply. If interested, send me an e-mail. I'm hoping to fill after the first of the year.

    And BudMan, if you're wondering about salary, think one-to-three years of experience. Or about what you'll make this year. ;D Just jokes, man. I loved you as the lizard in those frog commercials.

  12. Pensacola is a great place to live, great beach. The "skyrocketing" of C.O.L. someone mentioned is some real 'insider' information considering that pretty much any coastal city has become more expensive thanks to the real estate boom. Considering it is Florida, it is much cheaper than some alternatives. It's also 1 1/2 hours from Biloxi, 3 from New Orleans.
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