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Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by JD Canon, Aug 23, 2007.

  1. JD Canon

    JD Canon Guest

    this one got posted again recently at APSE... what's wrong? nobody wants to live and work on the beautiful central coast? hasn't anyone seen morro rock?

    Date posted: 8/21/07
    Newspaper: The Tribune, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
    Job listing: Sports Page Designer
    (e-mail): Devon P. Goetz, Human Resources Director
    Phone number: —
    Information: The Tribune, an award-winning 40,000-circulation McClatchy newspaper in San Luis Obispo, Calif., is accepting applications for a sports page designer.

    We're looking for someone who:

    ? Understands content, both visual and words, and is not afraid to take informed risks in pursuit of excellent design.

    ? Has a thorough grounding in the basics of contemporary newspaper page design.

    ? Respects type and understands how to use it well.

    ? Can select, crop, manipulate and stylize photos to create dynamic open-page layouts.

    ? Has a solid understanding of color.

    ? Can write headlines and cutlines and edit stories according to Tribune and Associated Press style.

    ? Aspires to be at the forefront of visual journalism.

    ? Has an enthusiastic attitude and strong interpersonal skills.

    ? Has a knowledge of and interest in sports (football, baseball, basketball, etc.)

    We offer that person:

    ? A chance to gain broad experience in the company of an excellent staff.

    ? This is a place to grow, to further hone your skills and jump into the big leagues of visual journalism. We're dedicated to doing things the right way, and you'll benefit as a result.

    ? The opportunity to work with an elegant, sophisticated design. We were voted "One of the World's Best Designed Newspapers" in 2000 by the Society of News Design and have collected more than 25 SND awards since then.

    ? A chance to live and work in McClatchy's nicest destination. We're minutes from the Pacific Ocean, halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles. San Luis Obispo is known for its vibrant downtown, friendly people, and sunny, warm weather. If you like to spend time outdoors, this is the place to be.

    The successful candidate will have at least two years of daily newspaper design experience, although college graduates with top-notch internship or college newspaper experience are encouraged to apply.

    The Tribune paginates using QuarkXPress; candidates should be fluent in its use. Adobe Photoshop and Freehand/Illustrator experience is also desired.

    Any experience in multimedia storytelling using Flash is a plus.

    Please send resume, references and non-returnable samples immediately:

    Devon P. Goetz
    Human Resources
    The Tribune
    P.O. Box 112
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93406

    You may also apply via e-mail to:

  2. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Worked in Santa Maria for a few years. Loved that area, from Santa Ynez to Paso Robles to SLO and Atascadero and Arroyo Grande and Pismo Beach and Grover Beach and Nipomo and Guadulupe and Lompoc (lom-POKE; home of Nip Kaufman) and Vandenburg AFB in between.

    The tri-tip BBQ in Santa Maria is top-notch. Best meat I've ever eaten.
  3. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Love SLO, but it's pricey.
  4. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    My friend just moved out there, and he loves it.
  5. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    he must own quite a few oil fields.
  6. i went to school there and worked there for awhile. great workplace, can't say enough about the entire paper. rents aren't bad, but you won't be able to own, so it's good for someone in their young 20s. however, there aren't a lot of people in their mid-20s there, so it may be hard on the social scene (of course there are tons of smoking hot Cal Poly students). Brian Milne, their college writer, is the man.
  7. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    Not quite. He's working at a college out there, so his living expenses are basically paid for by the university. Otherwise, he'd still be slumming in Pennsylvania or New York.
  8. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    helluva place to slum, helluva place.
  9. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Is Cheap Thrills still in business there? BTW, it's a music store in SLO, not something else, people.
  10. DKIA

    DKIA Member

    True. Rent there for a cardboard box would probably set you back $750 a month.
  11. I think it is, but they moved to a bad location on the outskirts of downtown. If you haven't been to SLO in a few years, it'll be a shock to the system.
  12. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    That's all I've heard from him so far.
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