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Franklin County, Ala. Again!

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by chazp, Jul 19, 2007.

  1. chazp

    chazp Active Member

    This was just posted today. If I recall right it was open back in March or April and Kim West took it. She must be leaving already. It's a Boone newspaper, so 18 cents a mile. This area does have good prep sports to cover, especially football.

    The Franklin County Times, an award-winning tri-weekly newspaper in beautiful North Alabama, is seeking a sports editor. The ideal candidate will have some experience in a newsroom environment, including editing and layout/design, story assignment and development and photography experience. However we are willing to invest time and training into the right person who is willing to learn. Opportunity for advancement within the company are limitless. The Franklin County Times offers competitive pay and a generous benefits package. Franklin County is located in Northwest Alabama, about 30 minutes from Florence, Muscle Shoals and the Tennessee River. Interested and qualified individuals should contact Jason Cannon at 1-256-332-1881. Resumes may be e-mailed to jason.cannon@franklincountytimes.com or mailed to P.O. Box 1088, Russellville, Al 35653.
  2. 2underpar

    2underpar Active Member

    don't think there's any truth to this one. Kim West is still there, doing sports and news.
  3. chazp

    chazp Active Member

    It was posted Thursday as a new opening on the Alabama Press Association web site.
  4. 2underpar

    2underpar Active Member

    I think the APA website is a little behind the times.
  5. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

  6. chazp

    chazp Active Member

    The APA web site only had two sports related openings before Thursday, then this appeared making it three. It therefore looks to be a new opening.
  7. 2underpar

    2underpar Active Member

    Chazp -- trust me on this one -- kim is still there and doesn't have any plans to leave in the near future.
  8. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Buh.. buh... buh... LOL
  9. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Chazp, what's your problem with BNI?

    You had a buddy who didn't get promoted? Is that right?
  10. chazp

    chazp Active Member

    I don't have a problem with them, expect they don't pay worth a crap and it's a sinking ship (they've gone from 34 papers to 27 in the past four years) and I don't mind pointing that out to others. From what I hear, the Franklin County job is actually one of the better Boone jobs out there.
  11. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    They don't pay worth a crap? As opposed to all the other newspaper companies out there that do?

    And downsizing isn't always a bad thing. Every company in the newspaper industry is struggling right now. Small, community-oriented companies are no different.
  12. chazp

    chazp Active Member

    I have friends at three different Boone papers. They won't leave for one reason are another, but they tell me the crap they deal with a their papers and I just think it's fair to let others know about these things before they take a Boone job what's going on. Also, as far as low pay, I'll never heard of another company that pays less mileage than them.
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