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Copy Desk -- The (Crystal River, Fla.) Citrus County Chronicle,

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by dkphxf, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. dkphxf

    dkphxf Member

    The Citrus County Chronicle in Crystal River, Florida, is searching for
    a sports copy desk person who would be responsible for laying out 5-7
    pages nightly and contributing stories for the Chronicle sports section.
    The sports team members write and produce the daily sports sections,
    annual football tab, special sections and make additional contributions
    to the 25,000 circulation daily, 28,000 Sunday Citrus County Chronicle.

    The successful applicant must be a strong sports editor/writer and
    paginator/page designer. Must be dedicated in designing an exciting and
    compelling sports section. Must excel at local sports coverage and offer
    a balanced wire-copy package of college and pro sports. He/she must be
    organized, deadline-conscious and a stickler for accuracy.

    * B.A. degree or equivalent experience.
    * Two years in sports department of daily newspaper or four years
    with non-daily.
    * Expertise with Quark and familiarity with Photoshop.
    * Strong interpersonal skills.
    * Ability to quickly adapt to change.

    * Designing pages on Quark within parameters of general formats.
    * Writing crisp, accurate stories, headlines and photo captions.
    * Working on special projects and tabs as needed, including an
    annual football tab
    * Managing section space and work flow.
    * Helping with the coordination of local coverage for five high
    schools, the golf and outdoors pages
    * Helping with coordination of wire service coverage.
    * Editing for libel, AP style, grammar, clarity, accuracy.

    This position requires nightly and weekend work and reports to the
    Chronicle Sports Editor.

    E-mail resume to Mike Arnold, HR Manager, at
    marnold@chronicleonline.com; or fax to 352-564-2935.

    Per: http://www.journalismjobs.com/Job_Listing.cfm?JobID=1223321


    Gotta love the alliteration, right?
  2. Re: Editor -- The (Crystal River, Fla.) Citrus County Chronicle,

    This is a good paper, or at least I know it was very recently.

    I don't know a whole lot about its current situation as I haven't lived in the area for a few years, but I know it provided some very stiff competition for the St. Pete Times' bureau there news- and sports-wise until it folded a few years back as the Times drew back its coverage from some outlying counties.

    Crystal River and Citrus County are pretty dull unless you like fishing, looking at manatees or marveling at a nuclear power plant, but you can be in Ybor City and downtown Tampa in about 45 minutes with a couple dollars on the Suncoast Parkway. Gainesville is about 60-70 minutes northeast, and Orlando isn't more than 90 minutes from parts of the county.

    I think this job was posted a few months back on this board but I'm too lazy to look it up.

    UCONN ROCKS New Member

    Re: Editor -- The (Crystal River, Fla.) Citrus County Chronicle,

    I am the sports editor here at the Chronicle. If I can answer any questions please feel free to ask away.

    MonsterLobster is correct. We are a very solid award-winning newspaper that does plenty of enterprising pieces. As for the St. Pete Times they pulled out of Citrus County last year but we both still cover teams in same districts so there is a lot of cross-covering in that way.

    Citrus County is a quiet community but it is also close enough to Tampa and Orlando.
  4. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Re: Editor -- The (Crystal River, Fla.) Citrus County Chronicle,

    The thread title is a little off...it's a sports copy desker, not editor, right?

    Mike Arnold is a solid guy, been there a long time.

    If you're an outdoorsy guy or a golfer, Citrus County is a good place to hang the hat for a while.

    UCONN ROCKS New Member

    Yes, the thread is a bit off. It is a copy desk/sports reporter position with approximately three days on desk and two days writing. Mike used to be in sports a long time ago but he is now the human resource officer. He will be collecting the resumes for us since I will be out of the office next week.
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