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Cape Cod Times looking for copy editor/reporter

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Philkaplan, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. Philkaplan

    Philkaplan Member

    From APSE job board

    The Cape Cod Times is seeking a versatile, self-motivated and creative person to join an award-winning staff. Energy, enthusiasm and a passion for quality and integrity are a must. The successful candidate for this position must be able to handle a variety of tasks simultaneously and work efficiently in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. This person must also be technically skilled with the Web to help enhance the development of our online product. Although some reporting and writing is involved, this is primarily an editing/night desk position.


    — Night sports desk copy editor/reporter responsible for editing local and wire copy, collecting results and information from local sports events and writing stories.

    — Assist the online sports supervisor to keep sports Web site current and lively.

    — Sports copy editing and headline writing.

    — Strong news judgment and reporting skills.

    — Work effectively as a team member.

    — Exemplify superior internal and external customer service at all times.


    College degree or equivalent experience required; daily newspaper experience on a sports copy desk and in digital media is preferred; experience as a sports reporter helpful.

    Send a cover letter and resume with references, along with at least five work samples, to:

    Bill Higgins
    Sports Editor
    Cape Cod Times
    319 Main St.
    Hyannis, MA 02601

    E-mail: bhiggins@capecodonline.com

    Please, no phone calls

    DEADLINE: Feb. 27
  2. AJSmartschan

    AJSmartschan New Member

    I can answer questions about this one. The night staff is good people.
  3. What's the cost of living like there, AJ? Also, any guesses on the pay scale? Looks like a great gig, but seems like that part of the country would be brutally expensive to live in. Thanks in advance.
  4. AJSmartschan

    AJSmartschan New Member

    Cost of living is brutal. $900+ for decent accommodations, though you might be able to find a desperate owner willing to rent cheap these days. If you're looking to buy, $180k or so for 1,000 square feet is an absolute steal around here.

    Gas is $1.89/gallon on the Cape today.

    Pay, however, is good (at least by the standards you see discussed around this business).
  5. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Their motto: "We cover the Cod."

  6. mjf38

    mjf38 New Member

    I applied for this one last week. Does anyone know when we will be hearing about potential interviews?

    Also, can anyone in the area tell me what the commute may be like (traffic, etc)? I'll be coming from the South Shore. I'm sure it would take some getting used to, but the distance doesn't seem too bad.

    Thank you in advance for anyone who can help :)
  7. bob

    bob Member

    Easy ride from the South Shore, but be prepared to deal with heavy traffic in the summer.
  8. Suicide Squeezer

    Suicide Squeezer Active Member

    Has anybody that applied for this heard anything?
  9. mjf38

    mjf38 New Member

    I applied, but I haven't heard anything yet.
  10. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    jesus christ, really?


    ask the question yourself ... that's what, you know, good reporters do, find out the facts for themselves.
  11. Suicide Squeezer

    Suicide Squeezer Active Member

    Apparently they also rat up messageboards all day too. With enough wiseass messages like that, you'll hit 30,000 in no time buddy.
  12. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Would that article be a cod piece?
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