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Bakersfield Californian sports designer

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Diabeetus, Mar 27, 2008.

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  1. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member


    You may have heard of the Californian's controversial redesign. It's loud, flashy and can be tough to handle. And that's just on A1.

    We need a certified badass to take the wheel on our racecar of a Sports section. Obviously, you'll need strong visual skills, including extensive experience with page design, graphics and photo selection. But our designers are full partners in their pages, so you'll also need solid copy-editing skills and a flair for accurate, compelling headlines.

    Bakersfield is a huge sports town. We cover the ECHL Condors, D-League Jam and Cal League Blaze, Division I Cal State Bakersfield, Bakersfield College (JC) and 30 high schools. Scores of pro athletes, including David Carr, Joey Porter, Kevin Harvick and Casey Mears have ties to Kern County. Bakersfield also hosts the nation's largest single-class state prep wrestling tournament in March, along with many world-class auto and drag racing events.

    We'd be satisfied with a strong, entry-level someone, but a seasoned ace would thrive in our no-holds-barred environment. Above all, we need a TEAM PLAYER who is open to guidance, helping on phones and willing to take a turn on other sections as needed.

    The Californian is a great place to work. The paper is family owned, progressive and very tech-savvy (all Mac newsroom)! We're also a recognized leader in both multi-media reporting and citizen journalism, and we have one of the best photo staffs in the country (Google us and see!). We offer excellent benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401K and more.

    Bakersfield is nice, too: Tons of outdoor activities (hiking, kayaking, huge bike trail), kooky local events (from lavish fairs, to dirt track racing). We're surrounded by beautiful mountains and national parks, but we're only a short drive from Los Angeles, San Francisco and world-class beaches.

    Interested? Please send at least five PDF work samples, a cover letter and a
    resume to:

    Ross Priest
    Assistant Sports Editor

    1707 Eye Street
    Bakersfield CA, 93302

  2. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

    Not too sure, to be honest Buck. I got this in an e-mail and thought I'd share it.
  3. HoosierLoser

    HoosierLoser Member

    Same position, different listing.
  4. Bump_Wills

    Bump_Wills Member

    "Short drive from ... San Francisco."

    Only if you're not buying the gas. It's almost 300 miles!
  5. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    Outdoors opportunities sound great.

    Does the paper have an outdoors presence during the week, other than the "fishing report" that is posted online?

    300 miles is not a short drive. How much does gas cost now in California?
  6. HoosierLoser

    HoosierLoser Member

    Gas is $3.33 a gallon for regular. San Francisco is less than 5 hours. Not terribly long. I've never made the trip but we have plenty of Giants fan (including a season-ticket holder on our staff) in our area that do.

    Let's move all the questions to the other posting.
  7. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Closing this one since we've got another thread...
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