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ASE, San Jose

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Left_Coast, Jun 19, 2006.

  1. Left_Coast

    Left_Coast Active Member

    The Mercury News is seeking a top-notch assigning editor to help lead our 40-plus-person sports department.

    The ideal candidate will have a record of conceiving, editing and publishing investigative and enterprise pieces; a collaborative approach to working with reporters and others in the newsroom; and a collegial, upbeat attitude.

    Other requirements:

    – Exceptional line-editing skills.

    – Superior news judgment.

    – An ability to juggle breaking news with longer-term projects.

    – Excellent managerial skills.

    – Ability to think visually.

    – Outstanding organizational skills.

    – A history of risk-taking.

    – The ability and desire to have fun at work.

    – At least five years' experience as an assigning editor at a daily newspaper.

    A college degree is preferred. A background in sports would be a plus but is not required.

    The Mercury News is located in San Jose, California, where it is rarely below 50 degrees or above 80. We're within an hour's drive of the beach and San Francisco, and about three hours from the ski slopes.

    The sports section covers eight professional teams, four Division I universities and dozens of high schools. But we know that our readers aren't all the bat-and-ball type, so we also aim to tell stories outside the mainstream.

    Please send a resume and at least five samples of your best work to:

    Rachel Wilner
    Sports Editor
    San Jose Mercury News
    750 Ridder Park Dr.
    San Jose, CA 95190

    No phone calls, please.

  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    History of risk-taking?

    Cool. That's an unusual attribute for most papers.
  3. Riddick

    Riddick Active Member

    i ordered two pizzas yesterday and ate them both. Does that count?
  4. MU_was_not_so_hard

    MU_was_not_so_hard Active Member

    Only if they had jalapenos.
  5. I'll never tell

    I'll never tell Active Member

    what kind of hot shot are they looking for? 100-plus, 200-plus?
  6. Left_Coast

    Left_Coast Active Member

    Obviously, someone with a lot of experience.

    Of course, the big thing will be: How much will they pay.
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