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Daily Journal (Indiana) seeks sports reporter

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by gravehunter, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. gravehunter

    gravehunter Member

    The Daily Journal, an award-wining newspaper near Indianapolis, is seeking an energetic sports writer who has the drive and skills to handle a variety of beats, including high school, professional, college and recreational sports. Candidate should be able to produce strong, well-written in-depth sports features and enterprise pieces and daily stories. Looking for a leader who can run with stories and come up with original story ideas that connect with readers. Previous newspaper reporting and photography experience required. Our sports section is consistently named one of the best in Indiana and our newspaper was named the top paper in state. Send resume and clips to: rmorwick@dailyjournal.net. Phone: 317-736-2715
  2. bsugrad

    bsugrad New Member

    How serious is this place about opportunities to cover college and professional sports? Anyone have insight/experience?
  3. LevinTBlack

    LevinTBlack Member

    Good question. I would say if two Ball State grads don't know then it probably isn't all too serious. Could be wrong though. Just seems weird neither of us would know.
  4. dkphxf

    dkphxf Member

    It appears the sports editor is doing columns on the Pacers and Colts. I don't know how much would filter down to the new hire.
  5. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    The question is though, are they columns from the arena or from his couch?
  6. spikechiquet

    spikechiquet Well-Known Member

    Hmmm, never heard of it before either. Then again, I don't hawkeye award ceremonies much.
  7. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    It's in Franklin, Ind., in the south suburbs. That's the less moneyed part of the collar counties, but still pretty nice, especially the Center Grove area that's a few miles northwest of Franklin.

    I believe that they mostly concentrate on those high schools, along with the Division III school in town which has a Top 25-caliber football program. But probably pretty tough to totally ignore the Colts in this era. Not sure about Indiana U. hoops and football.
  8. LevinTBlack

    LevinTBlack Member

    The Div. III school is in a conference with schools around the state or just across the border. I went to Manchester College for a year before transferring to Ball State. They are in the conference, as is Anderson.
  9. NickMordo

    NickMordo Active Member

    If the Colts were part of the position, it would be a win for anybody to cover that team (and quarterback).
  10. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Would it be that fun just to cover a Colts game? By the looks of it, the paper just uses AP for a Colts game.
  11. NickMordo

    NickMordo Active Member

    If it was part of your beat, then yes. Otherwise, it wouldn't be entirely bad to still cover a few Colts games a year if given the opportunity. If it's an AP-only type gig then it's different for sure.
  12. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Covering a game only is not a beat. Nothing worse than a paper that sends reporters to pro games, but doesn't treat it as a beat. Having a reporter writing just on a pro team is worthless.
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