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High school sports writer | Manhattan (KS) Mercury

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by MiamiBoy, Apr 9, 2019.

  1. MiamiBoy

    MiamiBoy Active Member

    We're looking for a deadline-driven writer to cover high school sports for The Manhattan Mercury in Manhattan, Kansas.

    The APSE award-winning Mercury covers the 6A Manhattan High Indians as well as five smaller area schools, so we need someone who can juggle the schedules of numerous sports teams for the greatest coverage and best stories possible. The person also will assist with K-State sports coverage. Night and weekend hours are required.

    Manhattan is a young, vibrant city of 56,000 in the scenic Flint Hills. It's home to Kansas State University and adjacent to Fort Riley. It has a small-town atmosphere with big-city amenities. Nearby, Tuttle Creek Lake and Konza Prairie wildlife preserve provide lots of opportunities for outdoor recreation.

    The Mercury offers a benefits package that includes medical, vision, dental, three weeks vacation after the first year and profit-sharing plan. Bachelor's degree and reporting experience a plus, but most of all, we want someone who is intelligent, hungry and willing to work as part of a team.

    The Mercury's sports staff placed in the top 10 in the Associated Press Sports Editors annual writing contest in four different categories and also was named a top-10 website in the country for its class.

    To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and three to five writing clips to Megan Moser at mmoser@themercury.com. No phone calls, please.
  2. Justin Toscano

    Justin Toscano New Member

    This is my job. If anyone is interested, you can DM me on Twitter @JustinCToscano. Would be happy to answer any questions in an honest manner.
  3. Writer

    Writer Member

    Did you take a position somewhere else?
  4. Justin Toscano

    Justin Toscano New Member

    Yes. Not leaving on bad terms.
  5. Tom Ato

    Tom Ato Member

    I know some of the folks at this paper, and I've been told that they'll continue taking applicants through the end of this weekend or so.

    Needless to say, if you're interested in this gig, I'd advise hurrying up and sending your materials their way.
  6. Patrick Murphy

    Patrick Murphy New Member

    Is this job still available? If so, I'm interested.
  7. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    In the spirit of this, the Easter and Passover seasons, I'll refer you to the post just above yours, And, because it's a tradition around here, fetch me a beer:

  8. Patrick Murphy

    Patrick Murphy New Member

    It has been sent to them. I'm hoping for the best! :)
  9. Tom Ato

    Tom Ato Member

    I've been told this position has been filled. Not sure when the winner will announce publicly.
  10. Tom Ato

    Tom Ato Member

    For those wondering who landed this gig ...

  11. MSUgrad

    MSUgrad Member

    Hope he enjoys the sub-30K salary in a state with high taxes and cost of living.
  12. Matt Stephens

    Matt Stephens Well-Known Member

    Kansas has a high cost of living? Compared to where?
    Crapping on someone's unknown salary because it might be less than you'd accept is a weird flex.
    Tom Ato, Liut and Writer like this.
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