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Assistant Sports Editor at Sioux City Journal

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Zach_James, Jan 18, 2021.

  1. Zach_James

    Zach_James New Member

    Below is the official Assistant Sports Editor posting from Lee Enterprises. It is important to apply directly through Indeed or through the official company link. No candidates will be considered through email.

    The Sioux City Journal, a Lee Enterprises publication, is seeking an energetic Assistant Sports Editor to be part of a two-person sports department for our award-winning newspaper and website. Reporting to the sports editor, this position will have a mix of editing, administrative and writing duties to include:

    * Assisting the night sports desk, including editing staff, freelance and wire copy to AP and local style while working with our regional design team to meet print deadlines.
    * Assisting the sports editor with daily tasks, including assigning photos and videos and updating social media feeds.
    * Writing stories, features and columns with a focus on high school and college teams in Northwest Iowa, Northeast Nebraska and Southeast South Dakota.
    This position requires night and weekend availability. A journalism, communications or English degree is required, and previous newspaper experience is preferred. Candidates also should have interest in and familiarity with high school sports.
    The Sioux City Journal offers an excellent benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, a 401(k) plan, paid time off and paid holidays. All applicants considered for employment must pass a post-offer drug screen and background check. Learn more or apply online at: Job opportunity at local paper, a subsidiary of Lee Enterprises - Assistant Sports Editor or here.


    If there are any questions, email me at zjames@siouxcityjournal.com or DM me on Twitter @ZacharyWJames.

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    Last edited: Jan 19, 2021
  2. Zach_James

    Zach_James New Member

    This position has been filled. Thank you all for your interest.
  3. fossywriter8

    fossywriter8 Well-Known Member

    Glad to see it was filled.
    But as someone who lived in the region for four years (hello, Ida Grove and Ida County), there's absolutely no way that should be a two-person sports department. I'm sure there are part-timers and free lancers involved, but still, there's more than enough work there for more than two full-timers.
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  4. SportsGuyBCK

    SportsGuyBCK Active Member

    It's a Lee paper ... that should explain why ...
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  5. MNgremlin

    MNgremlin Active Member

    That surprised me too.
  6. Edward Marlowe

    Edward Marlowe New Member

    Was this position previously held by Justin Rust? Great dude.
  7. Zach_James

    Zach_James New Member

    Yes, it was. Justin left for a managing editor's role at the N'west Iowa REVIEW, and I took over the sports editor's role.
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  8. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    Two-man staff? OMG. I’m a one-man gang with two dailies.
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  9. Edward Marlowe

    Edward Marlowe New Member

    Unfortunately, that's getting to be the normal in some parts. I wish you the best.
  10. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    Thanks. I can’t get to nearly enough stories. Just have to prioritize and do what I can with next to no stringer help.
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2021
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