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Dallas Morning News - Cowboys beat writer

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by phoenixrising08, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. phoenixrising08

    phoenixrising08 New Member

    Just popped up on journalismjobs.com

    Company: The Dallas Morning News
    Position:Cowboys Beat Writer
    Location: Dallas, Texas
    Job Status: Not Specified
    Salary: Not Specified
    Ad Expires: March 2, 2011
    Job ID: 1228665


    The Dallas Morning News is seeking a Dallas Cowboys beat writer for SportsDay print and SportsDayDFW.com digital platforms.

    As the Dallas/Fort-Worth metro area's leading news source, The Morning News expects its writer to break news routinely and set the beat’s reporting and enterprise agenda. This reporter must be a must-read for Cowboys fans.

    The successful applicant understands and has a demonstrated history of multi-platform sports journalism. This includes breaking news online, maintaining a highly successful blog, integrating multiple social networking tools as a normal part of the daily routine while understanding where print fits in the mix. This reporter will be expected to quickly develop sources within the team and the NFL and produce ambitious, engaging and creative stories online and in print.

    The beat includes coverage of all practices and games, multimedia appearances and off-season reporting.

    Candidates should have at least two years of reporting experience at a daily newspaper or major website. The best candidates will have a distinct, polished writing style, strong reporting instincts and two or more years of experience on a major professional beat. You must possess the ability to communicate clearly, quickly and accurately on deadline, while thriving in a competitive market.

    Send resume, cover letter, writing samples and examples of your best digital work to sports editor Garry Leavell at gleavell@dallasnews.com.
  2. Johnny Chase

    Johnny Chase Member

    Dream job for anyone. What's the over/under on the amount of applications they get?
  3. NickMordo

    NickMordo Active Member

  4. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    I think he means overall. Not today.
  5. NickMordo

    NickMordo Active Member

    Forgot a zero
  6. Isn't this like U2 advertising for a new singer?
  7. Forgive me for thread-jacking but what happened to Jean-Jacques Taylor? His stuff was always a good read
  8. chase.colston

    chase.colston Member

    Taylor is a columnist now. Has been for a while. This job is replacing Todd Archer, who bolted for ESPN Dallas.

    If there was a safe job at the paper, it's this one. Can't say the same for anyone else.
  9. Most jobs like this, I look at and think that I have almost no chance of getting the job. This one, I look at and think I have almost no chance of my application getting read.
  10. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    If you don't send it, I assure you there's no chance.
  11. Oh, I'm going to send it. Having no chance has never bothered me. I did spend my last year of college sending applications to everyone...literally.

    That said, whether I send or don't send, I still have the same chance.
  12. mediaguy

    mediaguy Active Member

    This is a top-10 NFL job, short of national coverage, right? Maybe even top-five. You have to think they can pull someone established off an NFL beat, with years of NFL experience.
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