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Curry Coastal Pilot SE (Brookings, OR)

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Jay Sherman, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. Jay Sherman

    Jay Sherman Member

    From JJobs: http://www.journalismjobs.com/Job_Listing.cfm?JobID=824774

    The Curry Coastal Pilot, a twice-weekly award-winning community newspaper on the beautiful Southern Oregon Coast, is accepting applications for a full-time Sports Editor. The position opens Aug. 15. This position is a one-man sports department responsible for covering traditional and non-traditional sports and outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking and hunting. The job requires writing and editing sports stories, taking photographs and laying out one to two pages per issue. Join a positive, upbeat newsroom that is filled with journalists practicing big town journalism for our appreciative, small-town readers. The surrounding beaches, rivers and forests offer plenty of outdoor fun. The position requires evening and occasional weekend work. Candidates must have reliable transportation. Training and education opportunities are available. The Curry Coastal Pilot is the primary newspaper for the Brookings-Harbor area, population 13,000, and surrounding Curry County. The Pilot is one of nine papers owned by Western Communications Inc., and is sister paper to the Bend Bulletin. We offer benefits such as medical, dental and 401K-profit sharing. J-grads preferred, but practical experience considered. Experience with Photoshop, Quark and digital cameras is a plus. Pay is $11 to $12 per hour depending on experience. Candidates from the western United States are preferred. The Pilot is a drug-free workplace. Send resume, cover letter and clips to Scott Graves, Editor, Curry Coastal Pilot, PO Box 700, Brookings, OR, 97415. Brief inquiries can be e-mailed to sgraves@currypilot.com.

    Dunno much about Brookings, Oregon, but under $25k for a one-man job seems like it'd be a lot of work and not a lot of reward. Circulation is just south of 7,000.
  2. TrooperBari

    TrooperBari Active Member

    Brookings -- beautiful location, but hard as hell to find. A high school I covered had to go there for a basketball playoff game against Brookings-Harbor (where the person who gets this gig will spend most of their time). The shortest route there involved taking Highway 199 out of Grants Pass into California and going back into Oregon on Highway 101.

    WesCom is a pretty solid little chain. They can be somewhat stingy with the checkbook, but you should be able to travel to state tournaments in Eugene, Corvallis or Salem. The CCP folks I deal with were all good people, from what I recall.
  3. RossLT

    RossLT Guest

    Basically a one high school gig, I used to work not too far from there and was friends with the CCP sports guy. The BH Bruins came over to Klamath Falls, where I worked, for some playoff games with one of our schools.
  4. Jay Sherman

    Jay Sherman Member

    How's the cost of living?
  5. RossLT

    RossLT Guest

    Not really sure what the cost of living is
  6. Editude

    Editude Active Member

    It's a touch more expensive than average but not that bad for the West Coast. No sales tax, but property taxes are high. It is hard to get to -- there are no direct roads west from the Medford/Ashland area-- and the nearest decent airport is two hours away (and that's assuming Medford's is considered decent). It is mild there most of the year, considered the Banana Belt of Oregon, although it was 109 degrees this week. Retirees, SoCal transplants, not much industry. Bandon has great golf, and there are some decent places to eat fish (or catch your own). Rafting, hiking ... it's a nice place to visit but a little quiet to live and work.
  7. joe

    joe Active Member

    It rains a lot, but the ocean views are stunning. There are a few bars in town, and the Indian casino is right across the California state line.
  8. duckncover

    duckncover Member

    The Indian Casino must be new, or relatively so.

    This was the first job I ever had, under a different editor many eons ago. Paid less then, but not much, I think. I also had to cover the schools beat. I had to write 10 inches on every agenda item at the school board meeting. This on top of two pages of sports every edition (twice weekly). I must have produced easily 300 inches of copy a week. In the summer I had to resort to writing about the adult softball league to fill my two pages of sports.

    Cost of living was a real problem. Not a place geared to rentals and with that paycheck you'll be very hard pressed to buy. I ended up living with my wife, two dogs and a cat in a 60-foot by 10-foot mobile home. The mobile home tilted slightly, allowing us to roll a ball from one end to the other and entertain the cat. Ah, good times.

    The town is boring, but might be a nice place to settle if you like remote outposts.
  9. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    if you do a google search for brookings, you get this on page 3 ...


    god bless brookings.
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 15, 2014
  10. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Nice little tourist town. Was there this summer.

    Absolutely NOTHING to do!! One Fred Meyer, no shopping malls,etc. They cover 2-3 high schools up and down the coast, but, seriously, how much you going to cram into a section that is 2 pages twice per week? During the summer (when I was there, at least), they didn't even HAVE a sports page!

    Job really should be part-time or combined with news desk if it's a 40-hour a week gig.
  11. thebigd

    thebigd Member

    this thing was filled a couple of months ago, i wonder what happened?
  12. nnunya66

    nnunya66 New Member

    City of brookings cant stand that place. Good luck trying to get a job there cause its pathetic. You have to know someone there to get a job. I know police officers in that town. They were pick on in school that why theyre wearing a badge. Very bad cops that have gotten caught smoking weed and they are still wear a badge. All there is there is a bunch of nobodies.
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