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Calgary Herald SE

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Riddick, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. Riddick

    Riddick Active Member

    Date posted: 4/23/2007
    Newspaper: Calgary Herald
    Job listing: Sports Editor
    Information: The Editorial Department of the Calgary Herald is looking for a dynamic editor to oversee its Sports department and sports content on a variety of platforms, including the newspaper and its website.

    Calgary is a growing city of one million people and the Herald is committed to reflecting the energy and diversity of the city in all fields of coverage, including sports. We're searching for a Sports editor who can build on the department's strong foundation and lead the department in maintaining its reputation as the number one source of sports news, in-depth analysis and compelling features.


    The successful applicant will drive the section daily, lead the department in breaking news from the world of sports, and also be able to bring an innovative approach to features, the packaging of stories and special projects.

    The sports editor will also be Web savvy, driving and creating sports content for the paper's website. As well, he/she will oversee sport files to CanWest News Service and provide strong leadership as the Herald continues to transition to a multi-platform media organization.

    We're looking for an exceptional editor with a flair for innovation to steer this department, which covers everything from the city's NHL and CFL teams to high-school sports.

    He/she will supervise a group of slightly more than a dozen writers, editors, freelancers and columnists, working with them on everything from story development to beat development.

    Superior personnel management skills and the ability to flourish in a work environment that emphasizes feedback and teamwork is essential.


    The ideal candidate will have experience as an editor at a daily newspaper. Experience in sports journalism is an asset, as is experience with online journalism, Web filing and Web-related software. He/she will also be a proven manager who has demonstrated innovation, while possessing exceptional communication, leadership and organizational skills.

    Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a resume, cover letter and samples of sections they've edited to:

    Calgary Herald
    Human Resources Department
    P.O. Box 2400, Station M
    215 - 16 Street SE
    Calgary, Alberta
    T2P 0W8

    Deadline to apply is April 27.

    Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

    No phone calls or e-mails will be accepted.

    The job was posted on the 23rd and the deadline is the 27th. Crazy!
  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    No, it's because it's been posted here alone since April 7....

  3. Riddick

    Riddick Active Member

    ok. that makes sense
  4. SoSueMe

    SoSueMe Active Member

    In case anyone cares, the Calgary Sun sports ed. quit two weeks ago. That could/should be posted soon.
  5. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Cal-GARY. [/Barry Melrose]
  6. SoSueMe

    SoSueMe Active Member

    CAL-gree [/everyone who lives there]
  7. Boomer7

    Boomer7 Active Member

    Does the sports editor have to wear red to work every day, or is that just the Saddledome crowd?

    Seriously, though, Calgary's a cool city. River Cafe: one of the best dining experiences I've ever had.
  8. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Do Americans even have shots at positions like this?

    I remember another thread on here noting how it was nearly impossible for a non-citizen to get hired in Canada.
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