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Auburn beat writer

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Kevin Price, May 15, 2015.

  1. Kevin Price

    Kevin Price New Member

    The Ledger-Enquirer, a McClatchy-owned daily newspaper in Columbus, Georgia, is seeking a writer to cover Auburn football and recruiting with a heavy emphasis on digital work, including video.

    The ideal candidate
    • will have college football beat experience and be able to go beyond just covering the games.
    • will need to be able to produce features, theme stories and breaking news stories.
    • must be highly-skilled in using social media to drive readers to our website.

    This position is based in Auburn.

    Send resume, clips and references to auburnbeatwriter@gmail.com
  2. BigRed

    BigRed Active Member

    They had 3 Auburn writers leave in 3 years.
    So they tried to hire a writer right out of college that they could mold.
    He left in less than two years.
    I think you can see the model they're looking for here.
  3. wfl

    wfl New Member

    Ryan is staying on the Auburn beat, fwiw
  4. Doc Holliday

    Doc Holliday Well-Known Member

    The only job worse than this is covering Alabama and Nick Saban.
  5. boundforboston

    boundforboston Well-Known Member

    So how is the sports department being restructured?
  6. wfl

    wfl New Member

    He's moving to a different outlet that covers Auburn and this is to replace him at the L-E
  7. dirtybird

    dirtybird Well-Known Member

    Hiring good talent that often moves on to bigger gigs?
  8. BDC99

    BDC99 Well-Known Member

    Yep, it's a high-profile beat in a pretty small shop, so there will always be turnover.
  9. Sports Guy

    Sports Guy Member

    Have you ever covered 'Bama yourself?
  10. Doc Holliday

    Doc Holliday Well-Known Member

    Nope, and never will. Those people down there are insane. Malzahn and Saban fit right in.
  11. BigRed

    BigRed Active Member

    Hiring young people that they don't have to pay a lot of money to. Hence the constant turnover.
  12. Doc Holliday

    Doc Holliday Well-Known Member

    Actually, I have but not in terms of being an Alabama beat writer. I've covered Alabama a few times, but only because the opponent was my beat.
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