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Columnist, Kansas City

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by jeffro88, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. jeffro88

    jeffro88 New Member

    The Kansas City Star is looking to round out its award-winning team of journalists with a top-flight sports columnist.

    The Chiefs are king in KC, but our readership is just as passionate and knowledgeable about college sports, the Royals and area preps. Our sports columnists build and maintain audience by writing, blogging and tweeting for the newspaper and our website, kansascity.com.

    Qualified applicants will have a minimum of 3-5 years of experience as a columnist or reporter in a mid to major market and be equally eloquent, opinionated and resourceful online and in print.

    Send cover letter, resume and clips to resumes@kcstar.com with sports columnist in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

    The Kansas City Star does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability or any other legally protected status.
  2. LevinTBlack

    LevinTBlack Member

    I assume this is Whitlock's position. Weird it took them this long to put out an ad or did someone get the job and already leave?
  3. billikens

    billikens Member

    I believe Sam Mellinger stepped into the position when Joe Posnanski left, so I'm assuming this would be to fill Whitlock's role. Sam's been the only columnist in KC for almost a year.
  4. Harry Doyle

    Harry Doyle Member

    I assume recent grads are encouraged to apply?
  5. HandsomeHarley

    HandsomeHarley Well-Known Member

    This would be a sweet gig, but I don't think I have the talent.
  6. mb

    mb Active Member

    Big shoes to fill. Literally and figuratively.

    YGBFKM Guest

    Bigger pants.
  8. The readership knows the Royals exist?
  9. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Line forms to the left.
  10. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    They will in a few years.

    I'm just happy to see McClatchy filling a position. KC's taken so many hits in the last few years yet maintained a pretty decent sports section.
  11. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I'll be very curious who they go after.
  12. dkphxf

    dkphxf Member

    Any chance they promote from within?
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