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copy editor/reporter at Marietta (Ga.) Daily Journal and Neighbor

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Jeremy Goodwin, Sep 4, 2007.

  1. Jeremy Goodwin

    Jeremy Goodwin Active Member

    Company: Marietta Daily Journal and Neighbor
    Sports Copy Editor/Reporter
    Marietta, Georgia
    Job Status: Full-time
    Salary: Not Specified
    Ad Expires:
    October 9, 2007
    Job ID: 743646
    Website: http://mdjonline.com

    The Marietta Daily Journal is seeking a full-time sports copy editor/reporter for a Atlanta metro-suburban daily paper. The job revolves around coverage of 20 area high schools, Kennesaw State University and an active recreational sports scene.

    Candidates must be able to cover a game and write player features, and be someone who can find the interesting sidebars and enterprising stories our readers expect.

    The right candidate must be able to take those stories, with the use of our award winning photo department, and design eye-catching pages that draw the reader’s attention.

    Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field, at least one-year experience as a sports writer/sports copy editor. Internships and work on college newspapers will be considered. Other duties will include writing on tight deadline, proficient in spelling, grammar, punctuation and an overall attention to detail. Must be knowledgeable in Quark Xpress, Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft Word.

    Applicants must have a valid drivers license and good driving record.

    This position comes with a competitive salary and benefits package.

    Qualified candidates should send a brief cover letter, resume, five each writing and design samples and references to:

    Resumes may be submitted via email at resumes@mdjonline.com or mail to: Human Resources Marietta Daily Journal P.O. Box 449 Marietta, Ga. 30061 RE: SPORTS POSITION

    No phone calls please.

    From Jjobs: http://www.journalismjobs.com/Job_Listing.cfm?JobID=743646
  2. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Stay away. Stay far away.
  3. Jeremy Goodwin

    Jeremy Goodwin Active Member

    Doc, any specifics on why people should stay away?
  4. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Do a search for Marietta. It starts with Otis Brumby and the shit rolls downhill from there. This board has a few Marietta alums who can give you specifics.

    EDIT: For starters, read this.
  5. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Wow, people have thought he's a sonofabitch for 30-plus years. Guess age hasn't mellowed him.
  6. Jeremy Goodwin

    Jeremy Goodwin Active Member

    Thanks, Doc. I read some of the old threads and skimmed the article. I think I'll pretend I never saw this job posting.
  7. healingman

    healingman Guest

    Otis Brumby, meet Dean Singleton.
    Dean Singleton, meet Otis Brumby.
    Brumby, Singleton. Singleton, Brumby.
  8. TyWebb

    TyWebb Well-Known Member

  9. boots

    boots New Member

    Which is sad because this place doesn't have to be this way. It's places like this that cause people to leave the business for good.
  10. Dicky_Dunn

    Dicky_Dunn New Member

    Anybody know who got paroled?
  11. Shifty Squid

    Shifty Squid Member

    Can't say for sure, but I'd guess either erstwhile on-again, off-again sports copy editor Drew is, well, off again, or they moved him to another position.

    And I've been here. Please, for the sake of mankind, don't even consider this job. If anyone needs further instruction, feel free to PM me or any number of other MDJ survivors. There are enough of us that we should have a convention each year, presumably at a psychiatrist's office.
  12. boots

    boots New Member

    Shifty, for the sake of those who don't know, why does this place continue to be the hell of journalism? More importantly, can anything be done to change it?
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