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Assistant Sports Editor, Shelby (N.C.) Star

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Tarheel316, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    The Star, a 14,000-circulation newspaper based in Shelby, N.C., is looking for an assistant sports editor. The job encompasses both writing/coverage and pagination (using Quark). Multimedia capability is a plus and opportunities abound in that area. Experience is appreciated but we are willing to train an energetic newcomer. Contact: alanford@shelbystar.com.

    Alan is a good guy, hard working. He has to be with a two-man staff putting out a daily (7 days a week) sports section. There's a ton of work but this is a good gig. Prep sports are excellent as Shelby High is a megapower in football. Charlotte is also less than an hour away.
  2. Jim_Mora

    Jim_Mora Member

    did gabe whinsant leave/get promoted?
  3. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    I'm wondering the same thing. He hasn't been there that long.
  4. Keystone

    Keystone Member

    Isn't Shelby hosting the American Legion World Series this year? I remember that Legion ball is big in WNC.
  5. SportsGuyBCK

    SportsGuyBCK Active Member

    Yes ... I think they're also hosting one of the regionals ...
  6. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    They cover Gardner-Webb football too.
  7. expendable

    expendable Well-Known Member

    I interviewed and was offered this gig some ten years ago, but had to turn it down because I would've had to take a pay cut (I wasn't in the business at the time) and move out of my rent-free situation. I sometimes want to kick myself for not taking the chance, as I could see that it was a very, very good opportunity at the time. Alan is good people, and whomever gets this job will learn a lot from him.
  8. bitter mf

    bitter mf New Member

    Gabe Whisnant did get promoted. He oversees sports at The Star AND The Gazette. Good luck to him. I hear the management doesn't care about sports, even though they got great reporters like Monte Dutton, Steve Reed and Richard Walker. It's a challenge, I'm sure. It's funny, the publisher of the two papers wants to deny that Charlotte exists...go figure.
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