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Columnist, Austin American-Statesman

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Jersey_Guy, Jun 26, 2006.

  1. Jersey_Guy

    Jersey_Guy Active Member

    A sweet, sweet gig:

    Date posted: 6/24/2006
    Newspaper: Austin American-Statesman
    Job listing: Sports Columnist
    (e-mail): John Bridges, Sports Editor
    Phone number: (512) 912-2952
    Information: The Austin American-Statesman (185,000 daily / 240,000 Sunday) seeks a general sports columnist. For years, we've had only one (Kirk Bohls); now, we'll have two.

    We want someone who can skewer 'em and humor 'em with a single word – OK, maybe two. Demonstrated proficiency as a writer and as a reporter is a must. At least five years of experience covering college and/or pro-level beats required.

    This is a great opportunity for the nation's next great sports voice. If that's you, contact Sports Editor John Bridges at jbridges@statesman.com, by phone at (512) 912-2952 or mail at:

    John Bridges
    Sports Editor
    Austin American-Statesman
    305 S. Congress Ave.
    Austin, TX 78704

  2. boots

    boots New Member

    Good paper. Good city. You may not be the top dog doing a lot of Texas stuff, but there is a lot of other things to pontificate about.
  3. Left_Coast

    Left_Coast Active Member

    Great opening and opportunity.
  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    A paper adding a columnist -- not just filling an opening? That's super.
  5. Riddick

    Riddick Active Member

    and rare
  6. boots

    boots New Member

    Ace, Grizz be forewarned. The Statesman is a Cox newspaper. While the chain is solid, adding payroll isn't its MO. I'll believe it when I see it. I just hope Bridges isn't doing a little expedition just to see who is out there to prepare for future openings.
  7. SportsScribe5

    SportsScribe5 Member

    Any ideas on what the age criteria for this post would be?
  8. zman82

    zman82 Member

    old and grizzled...not too many young pups out there. but yeah, it is a hell of an opening. austin is the best city in texas by far.
  9. Pocket Aces

    Pocket Aces Guest

    You must be atleast 102 to apply for this job.
  10. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    This is not a new position. This opening was created when Olin Buchanan left several months ago. They have been trying to decide what to do with that spot since then, and apparently have decided they need another columnist more than another college writer.
  11. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    In case you're wondering, Olin left to become the senior national football writer for Rivals.com.
  12. Olin's interview with Jonathon Moxon is a classic piece of sports journalism.
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