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Cover UVA football, Charlottesville VA

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by gravehunter, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. gravehunter

    gravehunter Member

    from jj.com

    Company: The Daily Progress
    Position: Cover ACC football
    Location: Charlottesville, Virginia
    Job Status: Full-time
    Salary: Not Specified
    Ad Expires:
    March 13, 2012
    Job ID: 1319366
    Website: http://www.cavalierinsider.com


    Cover ACC sports
    The Daily Progress of Charlottesville, Va., anticipates filling an opening for its University of Virginia football beat this spring, and we're looking for a pro with proven ability to own a beat across multiple platforms. The primary function for the right candidate will be to provide complete coverage of UVa football, baseball and women's basketball. This must include hard news sports coverage, game coverage, feature writing ability and demonstrated ability to break news across multiple platforms, from print to video to social media and blogging. Includes general assignment sports coverage as needed. The ideal candidate is already Tweeting, blogging and breaking news while covering a collegiate sports program. He or she also recognizes that covering major programs requires a 24/7 mentality to lead a pack of highly motivated competitors on this beat. The Progress features one of Virginia's best sports staffs at a newspaper that places a high value on sports journalism. Help us build on an already strong audience, and have the time of your professional life along the way. Anticipated hire date: March/April. To apply, send cover letter, resume and your best work examples to: John Shifflett, Sports editor, The Daily Progress, 685 Rio Road West, Charlottesville, Va. 22901, or email at: jshifflett2@dailyprogress.com. No phone calls.
  2. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    So they're filling Jay Jenkins' job. Good to see.
  3. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    Good gig. Program on the rise (hopefully). Good people at the paper, including your potential bosses. Media General. That about sums it up.
  4. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    If anybody wants to know about this one, feel free to PM me.
  5. Uncle.Ruckus

    Uncle.Ruckus Guest

    Note to any new hire: Actually file a story.
  6. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member


    Hey, sometimes your grandmother dies. Three times.
  7. Hokie_pokie

    Hokie_pokie Well-Known Member

    That's some funny shit right there. Well done.
  8. Hoos3725

    Hoos3725 Member

    If they're not hiring until April, who's covering the baseball team in the mean time?

    I've heard bits and pieces of this Chik-fil-A Bowl debacle. What happened?
  9. Uncle.Ruckus

    Uncle.Ruckus Guest

    It wasn't just that. From what I've heard, he failed to file at least a half-dozen times. Like, the company spent money to send him places to cover UVa., and he just didn't file.

    Frankly, I'm amazed he was able to do it more than twice.
  10. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

  11. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Wow indeed. Would love to hear the inside dish on that story. But yeah, on someone's fourth or fifth oops, one would think the manager would start sharing the blame.
  12. Uncle.Ruckus

    Uncle.Ruckus Guest

    In fairness to the paper, they were without an SE for a while. I'm told the new guy is doing a good job.
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