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Columbus, Ga., Area — Sports writer with advancement potential

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by jpeeler50, Oct 9, 2013.

  1. jpeeler50

    jpeeler50 New Member

    The Bayonet and Saber, an award-winning weekly newspaper for the Fort Benning community, which was recently named the best Metro-Format newspaper in both the U.S. Army and the Department of Defense, is seeking an experienced writer/ reporter to join its staff. In this position in a fast-paced newsroom, you will write and edit stories on a variety of subjects-sports, features, current events, ceremonies, news. You will also help proof pages, write cutlines and headlines and perform other duties as needed.

    A Bachelor’s degree in journalism or English, plus 1-2 years experience at a daily or weekly newspaper, required. Must know AP style, have strong interpersonal communication skills and be able to work within tight deadlines in a military setting. Digital photography and editing experience, knowledge of newspaper design software such as Adobe Photoshop and InDesign, required.

    Hours will vary depending on the assignment, but most of the work will be done between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. A current driver’s license and reliable transportation required.

    Because Fort Benning is a training post, reporting may involve aerial photography, travel over rough terrain and exposure to loud noises. You may be expected, on special assignments to wear protective gear that can weight up to 40 pounds.

    Attention to detail and exceptional grammar required. You will be tested on AP Style, copy editing and writing.

    Send resumes to John W. Peeler, General Manager and Managing Editor, The Bayonet and Saber, 1 Karker Street, Suite W141, Fort Benning, GA 31905, or email john.peeler@thebayonet.com

  2. Nathan_C_Deen

    Nathan_C_Deen New Member

    This is my old job, feel free to PM me with any questions
  3. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    "reporting may involve ... exposure to loud noises"

    Most of us have covered indoors sports with music blasting at every ball stoppage, so that shouldn't be an issue.
  4. Nathan_C_Deen

    Nathan_C_Deen New Member

    Ever been 300 yards away from Soldiers firing AT4 rocket launchers? Your hearing will be lower the rest of the day. You're expected to do stories on field training exercises as needed. Another reporter usually covered that type of stuff, but I had to do the occasional firing range assignment.
  5. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    I've been on the sideline on the enclosed end of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium when Florida clinched a game with a pick-6. Does that count?
  6. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    You may be expected, on special assignments to wear protective gear that can weight up to 40 pounds.

    Attention to detail and exceptional grammar required.

    Uh-huh. ::)
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