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Delta (Mississippi) Democrat Times sports reporter

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Diabeetus, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

    From jjobs:

    Company: Delta Democrat Times
    Position: Sports Writer
    Location: Greenville, Mississippi
    Job Status: Full-time
    Salary: $20,000 to $25,000
    Ad Expires: March 16, 2008
    Job ID: 670005
    Website: http://www.ddtonline.com

    The Delta Democrat Times, Mississippi's most historically-significant newspaper, is seeking an energized sports writer. The sports writer will be part of a staff that covers 25 high schools one NCAA Division I university, one Division II university, and a junior college across seven counties as well as other activities in a highly-competitive market. The candidate should be knowledgeable of Quark, capable of designing a section and taking photos as well as being a good writer. The Pulitzer-Prize winning newspaper covers a dynamic area that is the heart of the Mississippi Delta and considers itself a champion of civil rights and preserving our blues heritage. Newspaper is afternoon delivered, Monday through Friday — morning delivered on Sunday. Call Troy Treasure, sports editor, (662) 378-0722, or e-mail resumes to troytreasure@ddtonline.com.
  2. Appgrad05

    Appgrad05 Active Member

    Seems to be a two-man staff. Went to the website and the front page story had me shaking my head, just because it quoted things that should be paraphrased details.
    Troy Treasure is a great name, though.
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  4. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Just a word of warning ... if you're white, you're probably in for a culture shock if you get this gig ...
  5. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    I was editor there once and loved my two years in the Delta, but took a better job in the best part of the state - the Coast.
    The Mississippi Delta is so steeped in Faulkner, Walker Percy and Shelby Foote legend, that a person can soak up as much as he or she wants to.

    Travel Highway 61 from Vicksburg to Memphis. Play the casinos in Greenville or upwards towards Robinsonville, Tunica and the outskirts of Mud Island to roll the bones there.
    Find places all over the Delta to listen to real Blues music.
    Meet people. Build relationships.
    Trek interesting story lines. Do cool features. Be investigative.
    Play the public course out past the newspaper's building, on the grounds of the old base.
    Pay much more and play the private Greenville CC.
    Pay even more and play the courses up near the Memphis casinos.
    Troy is good people. He needs help there, I know.
    It's a tough gig. With around 20 prep schools that we were trying to encourage to participate in the process when I worked there.
    Plus one JUCO, one D-II and one D-IAA.
    We were busy as we wanted to be and we were at D-I games lots of Saturdays as State, Ole Miss and Southern were all in the bowl picture at that time.
    Woody Wilkins, Sally Gresham and managing editor Ross Reily are good people.
    Ross has been there long enough to find his footing and the other two have moss on their backs.
    Whoever goes there can help set up a solid stringer network stretching from Indianola and Itta Bena, to Cleveland and Mound Bayou, to Rosedale, to Hollandale.
    Then set sights on scooping the two TV stations in town.
    That's what I enjoyed doing the most. Then me and the sports talent would meet 'round midnite for drinks and fun down on the levee.
    It was all just business.
  6. johnnychoice

    johnnychoice New Member

    This sounds like it could be a fun adventure for someone young. Any idea what experience level they'd want?
  7. luckyducky

    luckyducky Guest

    Anyone know what happened to the guy/girl who left - better gig or ?
  8. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    With the pay, you would have to think it's a job for a new grad. You could certainly live on it in a the poorest area of the poorest state in the country.

    That's what one of its features said anyway on Sunday
  9. Bill Brasky

    Bill Brasky Active Member

    I'll echo the comments about Troy. There's a lot of sports news and talent out of the Delta.
  10. outdoors

    outdoors Member

    Not much for experience. The main thing they looked for when I applied for the job about two years ago was design experience. I didn't have much experience back then, but was still offered the sports editor position and it was all done over the phone. Someone out of school that wants to work tons of hours and can layout would be a good candidate. Troy and Ross are good people. Troy has been there awhile and runs the sports section well.
  11. RedSmithClone

    RedSmithClone Active Member

    This does sound like an interesting gig.
  12. Ned

    Ned New Member

    The best thing about Greenville is the annual delta blues festival each September.
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