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Assistant Sports Editor/Indianapolis Star

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by jim lefko, May 10, 2010.

  1. jim lefko

    jim lefko New Member

    Indianapolis Star
    Position: Assistant Sports Editor/High Schools

    THE JOB: The Indianapolis Star seeks a full-time Assistant Sports Editor to coordinate coverage of 70-plus area high schools and supervise five reporters (one in The Star’s downtown office and four in suburban offices) for both print and digital. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., with some nights (Fridays in the fall) and weekends required.

    QUALIFICATIONS: Candidate should have at least 5 years of Metro newspaper experience. Previous management experience and familiarity with high school sports preferred. Strong organizational skills are required. Creativity and ability to work well with others, edit copy, supervise quality enterprise work and advance planning are staples.

    START DATE: Late July.

    WHAT TO DO: If interested, contact Jim Lefko, Senior Editor/Sports.
    jim.lefko@indystar.com, 317-444-6352
  2. Any idea what this gig would pay?

    Who left and where are they headed?
  3. jim lefko

    jim lefko New Member

    Kristen Leigh Porter had been the ASE/High Schools for the past 2 years, after 5 years as a prep reporter at The Star. Her last day was May 7.

    She is taking a job in communications...and left on very good terms, I might add.
  4. Lollygaggers

    Lollygaggers Member

    Sounds like a really nice, step-up position for someone. I'd really consider it if I hadn't locked myself in location-wise (i.e., no way my house would sell right now). Best of luck to all who apply.
  5. jim lefko

    jim lefko New Member

    Thanks to all of those who have contacted me.

    The plan is to accept resumes for another week or so and then move to the next stage of the process.
  6. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Bump back to the top... I did not make the next stage, but Jim did send me a very nice e-mail and I responded in kind. We'll see where this goes; good luck to those of you in the running.
  7. Riddick

    Riddick Active Member

    Was anyone hired for this one yet?
  8. gravehunter

    gravehunter Member

    I would think they've filled it. I spoke with Jim (via e-mail) shortly after this job was posted and they were planning to move at a pretty good pace to fill it.
    It only took a couple of weeks before I got my polite "thanks anyway" notice.
  9. Editude

    Editude Active Member

    My understanding is that the position has evolved to include more enterprise directing, and Jim was looking for that kind of background to narrow the field.
  10. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    The 5,280 pipeline (just a tad below Moddy's, but still solidly reliable) says this job will get filled from the outside only after the Pirates win the World Series.
  11. Riddick

    Riddick Active Member

    Well, Pittsburgh IS only 18 games out of first place.
  12. jim lefko

    jim lefko New Member

    I am happy to announce that Nat Newell has been named to fill this position.

    Newell has been with The Star for 7 years, covering sports in the North zone, primarily for the community zoned sections.
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