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College sports reporter--USA Today

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Left_Coast, Jun 1, 2006.

  1. Left_Coast

    Left_Coast Active Member


    USA Today seeks a reporter to provide comprehensive and high quality coverage of men's college basketball and other college sports.

    Superior writing and reporting skills required. Proven ability to develop significant and creative enterprise packages. Must respond well to breaking news and work well on deadline. Candidates should have a good working knowledge of a variety of college sports including football.

    College degree preferred. At least five years experience reporter required.


    Marsha Clark
    News Administration
    USA Today
    7950 Jones Branch Dr.
    McLean, VA 22108
  2. tyler durden 71351

    tyler durden 71351 Active Member

    Why do they even advertise a job like that? It's got to be a Gannett HR thing. You know all sorts of clowns are going to put in for that gig.
    And if anyone with only 5 years experience gets that job, I'll shit a brick. That's a big-boy/big-girl job if there ever was one. You get that with 5 years experience, then you must be a f'n stud like John Holmes.....
  3. More and more these days, editors (even at the top papers) are scrapping the old way of thinking and bringing in talented, younger reporters that prove in one way or another that they're capable of doing the job. It's not like there's a large pool of such talented young reporters. But there are more floating around than you think.
  4. podunk press

    podunk press Active Member

    They skew older at USA TODAY. They make the occasional young hire, but not often.
  5. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Oh, skew. You wrote skew.

  6. whatgives

    whatgives New Member

    I believe most of the recent hires have been of the young ilk.
  7. abelives

    abelives Guest

    You certainly start to wonder when you see USA Today posted, Louisville posted, etc. Maybe we're just being cynical. Maybe some SEs really do want to see what's out there? Can't hurt, right?
  8. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

  9. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

  10. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    Do you have to move to NoVa for this one or would they let you stay put if you were working someplace like Raleigh or Louisville?
  11. abelives

    abelives Guest

    I think Moran was based in Chicago. I think.
  12. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Naperville. Which I think is in that area? Hell if I know. Point is, he wasn't in NoVa.
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