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Crystal River, Fla.: Sports editor for Citrus County Chronicle daily

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Central-KY-Kid, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. It's an LCNI paper and I've been with LCNI 11+ years, KYSportsWriter has been with LCNI for 5+. We just re-upped our benefits packages and they're not bad. Still get matching 401K I believe.

    Not sure of the staff size in Crystal River and truth be told, not impressed with their layout. They do kick our ass when it comes to web presence, however.

    That being said ...

    http://www.lcni.com/jobs/index.php

    Sports Editor

    The Citrus County Chronicle, a 7-day daily paper in Crystal River, Fla., has an opening for a sports editor. The sports editor leads a team of six to eight stringers. The sports editor and team members write and produce the daily sports sections, annual football tab, special sections and make additional contributions to the 25,000 circulation daily, 30,000 Sunday Citrus County Chronicle. The successful applicant must be a strong sports editor/writer and paginator/page designer. This person must be dedicated to excelling at local sports coverage, identifying and producing enterprise stories, and offering a balanced wire-copy package of college and pro sports. He/she must have the ability to lead a team and foster team members' skills through effective communication, recognition, a positive attitude and routine feedback. Must be organized, deadline-conscious and a stickler for accuracy and fairness. A bachelor's degree or equivalent experience is required. Two years in a sports department of a daily newspaper or four years with a non-daily is desirable. Candidates should have expertise with Quark and familiarity with Photoshop. The Chronicle provides local coverage for five high schools and the daily recreation pages. Interested persons should apply to: Mike Arnold, HR Manager, Citrus County Chronicle, at marnold@chronicleonline.com Click here to view full details

    http://www.lcni.com/jobs/fulljobs/SportsEditorCitrusCountyChronicle.txt

    JOB POSTING

    SPORTS EDITOR
    CITRUS COUNTY CHRONICLE
    Crystal River, FL

    The Citrus County Chronicle, a 7-day daily paper in Crystal River, Fla., has an
    opening for a sports editor. The sports editor leads a team of six to eight stringers.
    The sports editor and team members write and produce the daily sports sections,
    annual football tab, special sections and make additional contributions to the
    25,000 circulation daily, 30,000 Sunday Citrus County Chronicle.

    Successful applicant must be a strong sports editor/writer and paginator/page
    designer. This person must be dedicated to excelling at local sports coverage,
    identifying and producing enterprise stories, and offering a balanced wire-copy
    package of college and pro sports. He/she must have the ability to lead a team and
    foster team members' skills through effective communication, recognition, a
    positive attitude and routine feedback. Must be organized, deadline-conscious and
    a stickler for accuracy and fairness.

    QUALIFICATIONS
    * 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 work in and foster team-management structure.
    * Ability to quickly adapt to change.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
    * Overseeing and coordinating production of the daily sports section.
    * Serving on the Editorial Leader Team and communicating department and
    corporate initiatives and issues of interest to team.
    * Coordinating local coverage for five high schools and the daily recreation
    pages.
    * Hiring, scheduling and editing stringers.
    * Coordinating with the photography team.
    * Working on special projects as needed, including an annual football tab.
    * Training stringers.
    * Managing section space and work flow.
    * Coordinating wire service coverage.
    * Editing for libel, AP style, grammar, clarity, accuracy.
    * Writing crisp, accurate stories, headlines and photo captions.
    * Designing pages on Quark within parameters of general formats.

    Interested persons should apply to:
    Mike Arnold, HR Manager
    e-mail: marnold@chronicleonline.com
    fax: 352-564-2935

    Notify your immediate supervisor and LCNI HR Director if making application.
    Deadline for applications is November 18, 2011.

    Equal Opportunity Employer
     
  2. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    This one comes open a lot. I can't understand why.
     
  3. JonStyf

    JonStyf Member

    That's actually not true. It last came open in around 2006.
     
  4. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    I stand corrected then. I thought it came open again around 2008 or 2009.
     
  5. They had a sports copy desk opening that's been posted on here. And maybe a sports/news writing position.

    I do believe it is the first sports editor position to come open at Citrus in more than four years.
     
  6. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    I had a cup of coffee there as a writer many years ago. Too long ago to comment on the current product, but it was an enjoyable place to work. Mike Arnold's a great guy. The area is very inexpensive and if you like golf/outdoors (and of course don't mind the heat), it's terrific.

    Unfortunately, the St. Pete Times' Citrus County bureau closed about 5-6 years ago; the papers had a great little rivalry.
     
  7. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    An offer has been made.
     
  8. Matt Stephens

    Matt Stephens Well-Known Member

    That was quick.
     
  9. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Yep. Notice today is the deadline for applications. Why do companies play these games?
     
  10. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Was it a game? It's entirely possible this job was open before it was posted on the board.
     
  11. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Anything is possible Play but you've been around long enough there are places that play this shell game.
     
  12. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Did you spend 20 minutes preparing your application package and feel ripped off? :)
     
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