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Double A baseball writer in Jackson, Tenn.

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Brandon_Shields, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. Brandon_Shields

    Brandon_Shields New Member


    I'm the sports editor at this place. There's some desk work during the season when the local team, the Jackson Generals, is on the road and the position becomes a GA/desk work position in the offseason from September to late March.

    Anyone interested can email me at bjshields@jacksonsun.com.
  2. 2underpar

    2underpar Active Member

    Brandon is good folks. I can vouch for him.
  3. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    And what does "desk work" entail, exactly, in a universe where your pages are handled by a Gannett Design Center?
  4. boundforboston

    boundforboston Well-Known Member

    Clerk work and proofreading?
  5. vols1998

    vols1998 New Member

    That stuff still does exist, you know ...
  6. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    But who can vouch for you?
  7. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    And, of course, Dear Dimwit on the Phone.
  8. Brandon_Shields

    Brandon_Shields New Member

    The term "desk work" for us means getting local copy edited and sent to our design studio in Nashville and essentially acting as copy editor in charge of the budget and making sure the Web site is updated. The position is one night of this kind of work every 10 days during the season because the team is home for five games then is on the road for five days with the exception of one 10-game home stand and one 10-game road trip a season.

    Then when the season ends, the position will become two or three nights of this while acting as a GA writer in conjunction with our high school and local college beats.
  9. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    I'll vouch for both of these. What I vouch, exactly, is another matter ...
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 1, 2015
  10. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Good rundown. I asked only to help clarify, as "desk work" means 99 different things in 100 random shops.
  11. Brandon_Shields

    Brandon_Shields New Member

    That was actually a pretty common question I got from people responding through email, so it's probably a good thing to put on here.

    The more you know ...
  12. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    That's everywhere!
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