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Durango, Colo.

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by KUjhawk02, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. KUjhawk02

    KUjhawk02 Member

    From jjobs.com:

    Company: Durango Herald
    Position: Sports Reporter for SW CO Daily.
    Location: Durango, Colorado
    Job Status: Full-time
    Salary: Not Specified
    Ad Expires: December 10, 2009
    Job ID: 995314

    Description:
    The Durango Herald, a family-owned seven-day morning newspaper in Southwest Colorado, is seeking a full-time sports writer/sports copy editor for a three-person staff. Position includes coverage and feature reporting on high school sports, community sports and college sports. Position also includes copy desk/layout shifts each week. Experience with Quark or InDesign preferred.

    The Herald offers competitive pay and benefits, a friendly work environment, and a tradition of journalistic excellence. The Herald is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Send a cover letter with wage requirement, resume, writing samples and layout samples to SPORTS EDITOR, The Durango Herald, P.O. Drawer A, Durango, CO 81301. Or, e-mail: aaron@durangoherald.com.
     
  2. Gene Parmesan

    Gene Parmesan Member

    Pretty area. The local college is known as the pothead school of the state, which considering CU is in Boulder, is a pretty heavy honor (dishonor?). So, um, there's always that.
     
  3. Editude

    Editude Active Member

    This hybrid job sounds interesting, even for a big-paper guy. I wonder if it's meant for a 24-year-old or would be available for someone ;) looking to return to community-based journalism.
     
  4. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Know the area quite well so feel free to PM with questions.
     
  5. RicketyCricket

    RicketyCricket New Member

    Any idea what their likely salary range is? What's the cost of living in the area?
     
  6. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    COL is a tad high because of the location. You're a bit remote down there, and Durango is getting more Aspenized/Tellurideized, but it's not in either of those areas, but it's manageable.

    Paper isn't big so I wouldn't expect monster pay.
     
  7. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    It was under $30k from what I've heard.
     
  8. This would be my dream job ... if I didn't have to take a dramatic salary reduction.
     
  9. RicketyCricket

    RicketyCricket New Member

    Any word on interviews/call-backs for this one?
     
  10. RicketyCricket

    RicketyCricket New Member

    And please WildBillyCrazyCat, don't be bashful. You can veil your bragging even thinner. Don't sell yourself short to possible applicants.
     
  11. Madhavok

    Madhavok Active Member

    Awesome area. I take a few trips every winter snowmobiling/snowboarding. But yeah, CO is very expensive IMO.
     
  12. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Depends where you live. Certainly, more expensive in the mountains. Not along the Front Range. Though, this is nowhere near the Front Range.
     
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