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Eminence, Ky.: Sports editor for Henry County Local (weekly)

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Central-KY-Kid, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. LCNI paper. Sports editor was Tommie Dillard, who had been there a few years. Paper is usually honored by Kentucky Press Association. No college coverage I'm aware of and you're pretty much a one man gang covering Class 3-A Henry County and Class 1-A Eminence. Neither school is much of a force on the state scene in any sport.

    http://www.lcni.com/jobs/index.php

    Sports Editor

    The Henry County Local, a mid-sized weekly newspaper, in Eminence, Ky., has an opening for a sports editor. The sports editor writes and produces the weekly sports sections, annual sports preview sections, special sections and makes additonal contributions to the 3,500 circulation weekly. Successful applicant must be a strong sports writer and paginator/page designer. This person must be dedicated to excelling at local sports coverage, identifying and producing enterprise stories, and contributing to non-sports sections. Candidate should be a self-starter who proactively maintains sports coverage by staying on top of upcoming sporting events and activities and planning their coverage. Must be organized, deadline-conscious and a stickler for accuracy and fairness. A bachelor's degree, journalism degree preferred, or one or more years experience in the newspaper field is required. Candidates should have expertise with InDesign and familiarity with Photoshop. The Henry County Local provides local sports coverage for two high schools, in addition to youth and recreational sports. Interested persons should apply to: Jonna Spelbring Priester, General Manager/Editor, Henry County Local, at editor@hclocal.com Click here to view full details

    http://www.lcni.com/jobs/fulljobs/SportsEditorHenryCountyLocal.txt

    JOB POSTING

    SPORTS EDITOR
    Henry County Local
    Eminence, KY

    The Henry County Local, a mid-sized weekly newspaper, in Eminence, Ky., has an
    opening for a sports editor. The sports editor writes and produces the weekly sports
    sections, annual sports preview sections, special sections and makes additional
    contributions to the 3,500 circulation weekly.

    Successful applicant must be a strong sports writer and paginator/page designer. This
    person must be dedicated to excelling at local sports coverage, identifying and producing
    enterprise stories, and contributing to non-sports sections. Must be organized, deadline-
    conscious and a stickler for accuracy and fairness.

    QUALIFICATIONS
    * B.A. degree or equivalent experience.
    * One or more years of experience in the newspaper field, journalism degree preferred.
    Experience may substitute for education.
    * Expertise with InDesign and familiarity with Photoshop.
    * Strong interpersonal skills.
    * Must be an organized self-starter who can communicate with and assist the news staff
    and others as needed.
    * Possess time management and leadership skills, and be able to work well with others.
    * Be able to meet and deal with the public on newspaper and community issues.
    * Ability to quickly adapt to change.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
    * Be a self-starter who proactively maintains sports coverage by staying on top of
    upcoming sporting events and activities and planning their coverage.
    * Produce well-written sports, news and/or feature copy and photos on a strict deadline
    schedule.
    * Write sports columns and features in addition to team and local coverage.
    * Paginate, or learn to paginate, sports and other pages in InDesign.
    * Regularly cover local high school sports events, in addition to youth sports and
    recreational sports, throughout the year.
    * Coordinate community submissions of middle school and other youth sports.
    * Actively generate and develop unique stories.
    * Be an active participant in newspaper projects and take part in community activities
    as time allows.
    * Assist with planning and production of special sections.

    Interested persons should apply to:

    Jonna Spelbring Priester,
    General Manager/Editor
    e-mail: editor@hclocal.com
    fax: 502-845-2921

    Notify your immediate supervisor and LCNI HR Director if making application.
    Deadline for applications is November 21, 2011.

    Equal Opportunity Employer
     
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