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Clarion-Ledger Mississippi State beat

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by RustyHampton, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. RustyHampton

    RustyHampton Member

    We are looking to fill this quickly. The following ad will be posted to other job boards in a day or two:

    The Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Miss., has an immediate opening for a sports reporter who will be based in Starkville and cover Mississippi State athletics. The right candidate will have experience working a 24/7 beat and knows the importance of breaking news via Twitter and online before explaining in print the next day what that news means. We need someone who can report, write, tweet, blog, shoot and download video – and make a print deadline. The right candidate won’t be camera shy, either – you will appear on camera often on our website. Two to three years experience covering a major college beat is preferred but not a necessity. If you have the digital and reporting chops to handle an SEC beat, you will be considered. To apply, send a cover letter and samples of your work, including digital, video, a project and watchdog journalism, via email to Sports Editor Rusty Hampton at rhampton@clarionledger.com. No phone calls, please.
  2. What's the difference between digital and video? Would digital be your work on social media or a blog or an audio slideshow or ...?
  3. RustyHampton

    RustyHampton Member

    Yes, digital is work on your Blog or breaking news via Twitter, etc. Video would be video you've shot and posted, of sources, or of yourself. An example would be the post-game talking points video that our Ole Miss and MSU beat writers record and post on their Blogs and link to their stories at clarionledger.com.
  4. 35in44

    35in44 Member

    Who left?
  5. RustyHampton

    RustyHampton Member

    Our Mississippi State beat writer.
  6. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Well played.
  7. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

  8. ConorRevell

    ConorRevell New Member

    This appears to be a pretty sweet gig. I wish I had the experience to apply for this job. You may not be covering a great athletic program, but it gives people the experience to get to the next level.
  9. awriter

    awriter Active Member

    Agreed, but in 35's defense, the former Mississippi State writer theoretically could have still been with the paper.
  10. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    Nice one.
  11. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    I wasn't going to say anything, but now that you have all chimed in...

    X gets the square and the win.
  12. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    I don't know what's the big deal. It was a straight-forward question. Rusty gave a straight-forward answer. There could've been a number of reasons why the beat became open. It's a good gig covering one of the up and coming teams in the SEC. You will be busting your hump. Rusty has a great for being a teacher and mentor of good sports writers. Good luck to all who apply.
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