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Cover sports in Kentucky (2 openings; both small papers)

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Central-KY-Kid, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. FWIW, I live 20 miles from Knox and about 35 from Springfield (insert all Simpsons jokes here). The Springfield Sun is a LCNI paper, but it won't be for very long as LCNI is up for sale. The Turret is printed and basically ran by an LCNI daily (the one I work for). At both places, you cover one high school (and middle and youth/rec leagues, etc.). Springfield Sun also has a small, small juco (we're the closest daily to it and we never cover the thing).

    Any more info, pm me or kysportswriter

    Job Title: SPORTS EDITOR
    Company: TURRET
    Category: Print Journalist
    Contact Person: LARRY BARNES
    Contacts Title: EDITOR
    Email: larry.barnes2@us.army.mil

    Address: Building 1109, Wing D; 6th Street: P.O. Box 995
    City/State/Zip: Fort Knox, KY 40121-5199
    Phone: 1-502-624-1211
    Fax: 1-502-624-2095
    Web Page: www.turret.com

    The Turret, Fort Knox's award-winning broadsheet and Kentucky's largest weekly, is seeking an ambitious self-motivator to become its sports editor.

    If you'd enjoy covering a wide variety of high school athletics, Army intramurals, youth sports and other sporting events on and off post, along with writing your own weekly column and shooting photos, then don't allow this opportunity to pass.

    The Turret provides 30-40 pages in three sections each Thursday with a circulation of 18, 700. Our readership includes military personnel, civil service and contract employees, federal retirees, family members and the general public, and ranges from Fort Knox throughout a five-county area of the region, including Metro Louisville, the nation's 16th largest city. The Turret is also mailed throughout the country and literally around the world.

    Turret staffers annually enter print journalism competitions sponsored by the Department of the Army and several civilian organizations, and have myriad opportunities to strengthen and polish their skills in reporting, writing, editing, layout, and photography.

    Larry Barnes
    Turret Editor
    Fort Knox, Ky
    (502) 624-1211

    Job Title: Staff Writer/Sports Writer
    Company: The Springfield Sun
    Category: Print Journalist
    Contact Person: Jeff Moreland
    Contacts Title: Editor/General Manager
    Email: editor@thespringfieldsun.com

    Address: P.O. Box 31
    City/State/Zip: Springfield, KY 40069
    Phone: (859) 336-3716
    Web Page: www.thespringfieldsun.com

    Staff Writer/Sports Writer
    The Springfield Sun
    Springfield, Kentucky

    The Springfield Sun is a 4,500 circulation weekly located in Washington County in central Kentucky, 45 minutes from Louisville and Lexington. The newspaper placed second in General Excellence in the Kentucky Press Association’s 2007 competition. Published each Wednesday, The Sun has been providing coverage to the community since 1892. The Sun is seeking a staff writer/sports writer. The position is 45 hours per week.


    Bachelor’s degree in journalism or equivalent experience.
    Good writing, researching and interviewing skills.
    Good grammar, spelling and punctuation skills.
    Competency in photography; electronic page design, InDesign and Photoshop helpful.
    Good organizational, interpersonal skills.

    Plan and develop story budget, report and write stories for news and sports pages
    Cover assigned beats. This will include attending meetings and sporting events on nights and weekends, and covering some spot news.
    Meet all deadlines
    Write news, columns and features as assigned.
    Write for special publications as assigned.
    Develop story ideas relevant to Washington County.
    Conduct interviews and complete research for stories.
    Assure accuracy, journalistic ethics and objectivity in all news reporting.
    Take photographs (news, sports, features, business/community) as assigned and to accompany stories.
    Some web updating – can be taught, but knowledge is a plus
    Serve as a positive liaison with the public.
    Must have a vehicle to travel to assignments; valid driver’s license and proof of insurance must be provided.
    To apply, contact:

    Jeff Moreland, Editor/General Manager
    E-mail: editor@thespringfieldsun.com
    Mail: The Springfield Sun
    P.O. Box 31
    Springfield, KY 40069
    Phone: (859) 336-3716
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