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Copy editor/designer in Hickory, NC

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by koolbreeze, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. koolbreeze

    koolbreeze Member

    From journalismjobs.com

    The Hickory Daily Record, an award-winning newspaper in design, content and sports coverage, has an immediate opening for a journalist eager to showcase talent in an innovative workplace. The ideal candidate should have a four-year college degree in the communications field, preferable in journalism. Hickory is in the foothills of North Carolina -an ideal place for people with active lifestyles -and the area is home to 15 high schools steeped in tradition, an NCAA Division II university, a NASCAR-sanctioned speedway, a Class A team of the Texas Rangers and many other types of sports.

    Experience in Quark and Photoshop are pluses. Applicants must demonstrate strengths in grammar, spelling, copy editing, page layout and command of AP style. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply. Send a cover letter, resume and work samples to Sports Editor Chris Hobbs, Hickory Daily Record, P.O. Box 968, Hickory, NC 28603, or chobbs@hickoryrecord.com
  2. goneup

    goneup Member

    Aaahhh. My wife's first employer out of college. She needed a translator on her first assignment. Years of marriage to me have since taught her the language.
  3. Dickens Cider

    Dickens Cider New Member

    Media General?
  4. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    Correct. But everything I've heard about Chris Hobbs has been good. I worked with a man who worked with him long before he started running the show in Hickory.

    Plenty of high-school work in Catawba County, and the Hickory Crawdads in the summer. Not a bad spot in North Carolina, either. If MG doesn't foul this up, it can be a pretty good gig.
  5. Do you get to interview the proud native son?

  6. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    It took them something like a year to fill their last opening, and come to think of it, I'm not sure they ever did. It was for a community sports editor, I believe.

    Last couple of times I've seen the HDR, there's no writers on staff. All the reporting is done by Hobbs and a handful of stringers.

    Hickory IS a nice little town, and you're not far from Charlotte or Winston-Salem, so you could certainly do worse. Pay will suck, but finding a decent apartment for well under $500/month won't be a problem.
  7. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    Chris is a good guy, very hard working. With that being said, the HDR is a sweatshop. Low pay and more work to do than hours in the day. Come think of it, though, that describes just about every shop. There are far worse places to live than Hickory.
  8. prezclinton

    prezclinton Active Member

    Does Jimmy Chitwood still play for Hickory?
  9. spud

    spud Member

    And I had juuust google image searched Reep. Bastard.
  10. I really figured someone would have beaten me to it.
    He's a funny dude.
  11. Editude

    Editude Active Member

    If by funny you mean, "It's funny how a guy not that good at standup is making a living at it."
  12. Well, he makes me laugh. That's all I ask.
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