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College Writer, Southern Illinoisan

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by JB20, Sep 12, 2006.

  1. JB20

    JB20 Member

    They didn't waste much time. Here it is ...

    The Southern Illinoisan, a regional 30,000/daily- 40,000/Sunday-circulation, seven-day, morning newspaper, is seeking an experienced and versatile professional to join our sports reporting staff. The position entails writing for daily and weekend editions, special sections, Web site, and handling special projects as assigned.

    The successful candidate will be equally adept in covering college level basketball from a news, feature, and in-depth writing perspective. At least three, preferably more, years of daily newspaper experience is preferred.

    Saluki athletics is vitally important to our readers who expect in-depth coverage from the Southern Illinoisan. If you are the reporter we are seeking, please send cover letter, resume, and clips to:

    Mary Mechler
    Southern Illinoisan
    710 N. Illinois Avenue
    Carbondale, IL 62901

    On-line applications available at: www.thesouthern.com

    Equal Opportunity Employer
  2. OrangeGrad

    OrangeGrad Member

    What are we talking salary wise? Since it's Lee and it's 30K to 40K, would it be upper 20s, lowers 30s or am I way off?
  3. MU_was_not_so_hard

    MU_was_not_so_hard Active Member

    I have no idea what this paper would pay, but high 20's would be more than sufficient to live there.
  4. Oz

    Oz Active Member

    I know a couple people who would vouch for this paper and town. You could do a lot worse than cover I-AA football and MVC hoops -- as long as the salary makes sense, of course.
  5. Weeb1

    Weeb1 New Member

    Who left?
  6. Furry Tractor

    Furry Tractor Member

  7. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Since the other thread got locked, good luck to Paul Klee in Champaign. He's a good guy.
  8. ShelbyFoote

    ShelbyFoote Member

    Agreed. He loves his hoops, and he'll do a good job with the Illini.
  9. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Hey, isn't a Saluki a dog breed?

    Southern Illinoisan needs to get busy with his own movie posters.
  10. OrangeGrad

    OrangeGrad Member

    I'd heard that they were looking to move quickly on this one. Can anyone confirm this? Anyone have an inside source? Any movement?
  11. Riddick

    Riddick Active Member

    what's a Saluki?
  12. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Egyptian dog. That area of southern Illinois is often called "Egypt". Have no idea why.
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