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Bristol (Va.) Herald Courier

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Diabeetus, Aug 13, 2007.

  1. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

    A bold description of the position...from journalismjobs.com

    Company: Bristol Herald Courier
    Position: The next great American sports writer
    Location: Bristol, Virginia
    Job Status: Full-time
    Salary: Negotiable
    Ad Expires: September 17, 2007
    Job ID: 814942
    Website: http://TriCities.com


    Description:
    The Bristol Herald Courier, a 41,000-circulation daily situated on the Tennessee-Virginia line, is looking for a hard-working, motivated sports writer to help cover one of the busiest sports areas in the Southeast. The successful candidate will help us provide in-depth coverage of prep sports involving more than 40 high schools in Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee, as well as local college sports including East Tennessee State University. The Bristol Herald Courier also covers the University of Tennessee and Virginia Tech, local auto racing and NASCAR racing at the most popular speedway in stock-car racing, Bristol Motor Speedway. Please send resumes and work samples to Sports Editor Sam Jackson, 320 Morrison Boulevard, Bristol, VA 24202.

    http://www.journalismjobs.com/Job_Listing.cfm?JobID=814942
     
  2. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Re: Bristol (Va.) Heral Courier

    Hmmm ... I see they're backing off a request for writer/desker. Interesting.

    Still, for all you youngsters out there, apply. It's a good mid-sized daily. And it has the coveted Doc Seal of Approval.

    Also, 'beetus, it's the Herald Courier, not Heral. ;)
     
  3. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

    It is what I say it is ;)

    Fixed!
     
  4. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Re: Bristol (Va.) Heral Courier

    And no, you won't be working with that Samuel Jackson, yuck yuck.
     
  5. earlyentry

    earlyentry Member

    Would it be a problem if the candidate has little knowledge of NASCAR and other stock-car racing events?
     
  6. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    I don't think so.
     
  7. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    So you think they're looking to hire before race weekend? That's coming up awful quick.
     
  8. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    That would be awfully quick, IMO. The person I knew who worked there took about a month from intial contact to start date. They also pay moving expenses, FWIW.
     
  9. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    The Moddy Seal, again.
     
  10. melock

    melock Active Member

    Any idea of what kind of experience they're looking for?
     
  11. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Do they pay interview expenses? Is that even the norm anymore?
     
  12. melock

    melock Active Member

    Someone said above they paid moving expenses so I'd hope they'd pay interview expenses. Of course that's assuming they'd bring in just a couple candidates.
     
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