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Elizabethtown, Ky: Sports Writer

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Central-KY-Kid, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. FWIW, this is the paper that I've been with for 10+ years, most of them with KYSportsWriter (who still works here). Staffer leaving accepted a sports editor's job. PM me or KYSportsWriter for more info. Although most of responsibilities revolve around the seven high schools in our tri-county coverage area, we do cover some Louisville, Kentucky and Western Kentucky men's basketball and football.

    That being said ...



    Sports Reporter
    The News-Enterprise
    Elizabethtown, KY

    The News-Enterprise, a growing, aggressive newspaper in Hardin County, Ky., with 17,000-plus circulation
    Monday-Friday and 20,000-plus Sunday, is accepting applications for a Sports Reporter to cover high school, community and youth sports in the diverse, 100,000 population county that includes Fort Knox. The newspaper is published in Elizabethtown, 40 miles south of Louisville. The candidate who lands this newsroom position will be a high-energy performer who reports and writes effectively on deadline and is able to design, paginate and proof pages effectively; understands the value of online immediacy; who sees story ideas where others don’t and just can’t wait to tell readers about them. The sports team consists of three full-time, one part-time staffer.

    • Strong communication, organization and time-management skills.
    • Writes compelling, comprehensive, fact-filled local sports stories on deadline and puts reader first by avoiding
    clichés and arcane language.
    • Focuses on young athletes and their efforts. Looks for interesting stories in participatory sports that don’t
    normally receive much attention.
    • At least two years practical journalism experience, preferably reporting, writing and/or editing sports.
    • Proficient in using computers to write and the Internet to research.
    • Familiarity with requirements of photojournalism and ability to work with photojournalists.
    • Must be willing to work at the times sporting events take place, including evenings and weekends.
    • Strong initiative.
    • Adaptable.
    • Working knowledge and understanding of Hardin County local and/or regional sports scene a plus.
    • Bachelor’s degree preferred.

    • Reports and writes previews of local sports events, focuses on individual athletes, covers high school
    and other local sports events.
    • Demonstrated ability to design effective pages in deadline situation using QuarkXpress.
    • Effective headline writing that accurately summarizes the story while engaging the readers.
    • Develops daily and long-range story and photograph ideas.
    • Ability to use a digital camera and capable with Adobe PhotoShop
    • Establishes and nurtures sources among athletes, coaches, administrators and others involved in local sports.
    • Demonstrates understanding and commitment to serving readers.
    • Works with photographers to develop ideas for illustrating stories.
    • Participates in Sports Team meetings and decisions.

    Notify your immediate supervisor and LCNI HR Director if making application. Position available immediately. Deadline to apply is Oct. 29, 2010.

    Interested persons contact: CHUCK JONES, Sports Editor
    E-mail: cjones@thenewsenterprise.com
    Write: The News-Enterprise
    408 W. Dixie Ave.
    Elizabethtown, KY 42701
    Phone: 1-270-769-1200, Ext. 8292
    Ben Sheroan, Editor
    E-mail: bsheroan@thenewsenterprise.com
    Phone: 1-270-769-1200, Ext. 8430

  2. FILLED.


    12/27/2010 6:36:00 PM
    Groth leaving The Paper, moving to Ky. newspaper
    The Paper

    Sports Editor John Groth is in his last week at The Paper and will be missed by those who know him.

    Groth came to The Paper from the Johnson County Daily Journal in Franklin more than four years ago.

    "John has grown and matured during his time here," said Editor Frank Phillips. "Very few people understand the kind of hours a small-newspaper sports editor puts in and we are grateful to John for his hard work, his dedication and his commitment. We wish him all the best with his new job at a bigger paper in Kentucky. We know he'll do great."

    Groth will join the sports department of the News Enterprise in Elizabethtown, Ky., a newspaper with a circulation of 20,000.

    "Thank you for treating me well," Groth said when asked if he had any parting comments for Montgomery County. "Keep reading The Paper of Montgomery County."

    Groth's last day here will be Friday.
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