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GA writer, Houston Chronicle

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by NickMathews, Dec 18, 2014.

  1. NickMathews

    NickMathews New Member

    The Houston Chronicle is looking for a general assignment reporter, someone who can handle quick turnaround work for online, major enterprise projects and everything in between.

    This is an entry-level position here at the Chronicle.

    Please send five examples of your best work – focusing on explanatory, feature and off-beat coverage – a resume and a cover letter to sports editor Nick Mathews at nick.mathews@chron.com

    Please put “Sports GA position” in the subject line.

    No phone calls please.
     
  2. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    Any reason you have three open positions right now?
     
  3. NickMathews

    NickMathews New Member

    One person was promoted internally, leaving a void on our copy desk. One person left our online team for another opportunity outside the business, leaving a void as lead sports producer (which has been filled by Corpus Christi sports editor Greg Rajan). This open position for a GA writer is a new position created for 2015. Not many papers can say they are creating positions.
     
  4. Which areas do you see this position contributing to the most? A lot of preps with the random community events thrown in? Majority of pro backup stuff? Updating stats on website?
     
  5. NickMathews

    NickMathews New Member

    Will be a true general assignment reporter, helping out with everything from high school stuff to marathon coverage to the Texans.
     
  6. WriteThinking

    WriteThinking Well-Known Member

    Once upon a time this would have been practically a dream job for me, even if it is considered entry-level.

    Heck, even now, I keep coming back and looking at it, and I'd seriously consider applying but for the fact that I've been out of the business completely since late 2009. This is the first time in a long time my interest so piqued.

    This will be a great opportunity.
     
  7. embnc13

    embnc13 New Member

    Any update on this?
     
  8. NickMathews

    NickMathews New Member

    We are still collecting resumes. Have not yet reached out to finalists.
     
  9. HardwoodHero

    HardwoodHero New Member

    Have finalists been notified?
     
  10. EddieM

    EddieM Member

    This job has been filled, according to someone I know that applied and was notified a hire had been made.
     
  11. NickMathews

    NickMathews New Member

    We have hired Stephanie Kuzydym for this position. We had close to 250 applicants. I greatly appreciate all of the interest.
     
  12. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Very impressive resume. Congratulations, Stephanie!
     
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