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Daily Progress sports specialist -- Charlottesville, Va.

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Rhouston, Sep 10, 2007.

  1. Rhouston

    Rhouston Member

    The sports editor told me he has received more than a dozen resumes in the two hours since posting time, and last time he had a sports writing position open, he receive 367 resumes and hired a guy from San Diego Union Tribune who took a cut in pay. Seeing as how I'm a recent grad, I don't imagine I have much of a shot. But hey, it doesn't hurt to apply.

    Good luck to everyone applying for this.

    From JournalismJobs.com

    Company: The Daily Progress
    Sports specialist
    Charlottesville, Virginia
    Job Status: Full-time
    Salary: Not Specified
    Ad Expires:
    October 15, 2007
    Job ID: 826194


    Sports specialist

    The Daily Progress of Charlottesville, Va., is looking for the newspaper equivalent of a great utility player. We need a hustling reporter and writer to cover the area’s active and growing rec sports scene. We want a journalist who can help handle prep games and college sports. We need a utility person who can lay out pages, handle agate and edit copy. Not enough of a challenge? Our utility player also needs to be excited about multimedia and the industry’s digital transition. We’ll train the right person on some key duties. But we can’t train enthusiasm, energy and a willingness to handle a variety of responsibilities. Send resume, writing samples and a cover letter to Jerry Ratcliffe, Sports Editor, The Daily Progress, 685 Rio Road West, Charlottesville, VA 22901, or e-mail jratcliffe@dailyprogress.com
  2. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Very strong Moddy seal.
    VERY strong.
  3. In Cold Blood

    In Cold Blood Member

    great paper, great town.
  4. Herky_Jerky

    Herky_Jerky Member

    Real solid staff, from what I hear.
  5. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    Decent paper, good SE, awesome awesome town. But shitty pay. Be warned, because C'Ville is kind of pricey to live in. My favorite Virginia locale.
  6. In Cold Blood

    In Cold Blood Member

    Did someone leave?
  7. Hustle

    Hustle Guest

    I was wondering that myself, ICB.
  8. McLovin

    McLovin New Member

    Prep Sports Editor Jerry Miller is leaving. I was moved over to fill his role. This is essentially my old position at the paper.

    As has been said, this is a great opportunity. Jerry Ratcliffe is a fantastic boss. Charlottesville is an awesome town. The staff is talented. It's been a great place for me to work.

    The ad does a good job describing the job. It really is a little bit of everything. In addition to doing some design and a weekly community sports feature, I was able to help out on some UVa football game coverage and played a big role in our coverage of the Louisa County High School football team's run to the state title game. You can get some great clips and work with quality people in this position.

    And all those recent grads shouldn't hesitate to apply. This was my first job out of school.
  9. Go State

    Go State Member

    What's the pay and how does it relate to cost of living, McLovin?
  10. McLovin

    McLovin New Member

    Like most places, you're not going to become a rich man working here, but I haven't had any problems meeting cost of living and even having a little bit left over. Having UVa in town helps in terms of finding a cheap place to stay.
  11. Lollygaggers

    Lollygaggers Member

    For someone who has more of a desk background is this still worth going after?
  12. Editude

    Editude Active Member

    Charlottesville is a cool town, but a writer left the U-T to go there? Was this writer full time in San Diego? If so, wow.
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