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HS coordinator, Casper, Wyo.

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by WordWriter, May 13, 2009.

  1. WordWriter

    WordWriter Member

    The Casper Star-Tribune, Wyoming’s only statewide newspaper, is seeking a talented reporter with high expectations and organizational skills to lead our high school sports coverage.

    Duties will primarily focus on high school athletics but will also include some general sports assignment and pagination responsibilities.

    Enterprise and online reporting, along with maintaining spreadsheets or databases, are a must here, so evidence of investigative, storytelling and multi-media skills (including pagination) and will put you ahead of the field. We’re looking for someone who isn’t afraid of controversy, writes for our readers and looks beyond yesterday’s scores.

    The successful candidate will also have excellent time management and organizational skills, including the ability to accurately gauge project duration, deliver on deadline and manage a workload with possible conflicting priorities. You’ll need a bachelor’s degree, excellent verbal skills, a willingness to continually improve as a writer and have a strong attention to detail.

    Our newsroom is hard-working but fun, and we take pride in being the prominent media voice in the Cowboy State. Our sports section has won 30 APSE awards since 1995, including five in 2008. We’re looking for someone to help us build on that excellence.

    The Star-Tribune, with a circulation of about 29,000, has been named Wyoming’s best daily newspaper for four consecutive years. You’ll live and play among Wyoming’s outdoor splendor – Casper’s central location (we’re about a four-hour drive north of Denver) offers a wide range of non-work activities.

    We have full-time writers for our University of Wyoming beats, and Casper is home to minor league baseball and football teams and the College National Finals Rodeo. You’ll pitch in on those beats at times, as well.

    Experienced journalists are preferred for this position, but new journalists are welcome to apply.

    We offer an excellent benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, paid holidays and vacation. We are an equal opportunity employer. You can see our Web site at www.trib.com and learn more about our parent company at www.lee.net.

    To apply, visit www.trib.com and fill out an online application (under the Home tab, click on Careers). Then, forward a cover letter explaining why you’re the right person for the job, your resume, reference list and work samples to: David Mayberry, Sports Editor, Casper Star-Tribune, P.O. Box 80, Casper, WY 82602; or e-mail david.mayberry@trib.com. Deadline: Friday, May 29, 2009.

    No phone calls please.
  2. azom

    azom Member

    This opening is for the job I'll be leaving soon. I'm headed to grad school.

    The job listing is pretty straightforward. High schools will take up the bulk of your time from mid-August to the end of May. You'll be surrounded by lots of talented people working for a paper that keeps sports coverage a high priority.

    If you have more specific questions, you can either post them here or shoot me a PM.
  3. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Didn't they just lay off someone from sports since the start of the year?

    Looked into a job there a couple of years back. Pay was not great, maybe a notch above entry-level.

    Obviously, given the geography of Wyoming and how spread out it is, it can be challenging. But not a bad place for a young up-and-comer to grab the bull by the horns and take charge of coverage: gamers, features, columns, notebooks.
  4. Jeremy Goodwin

    Jeremy Goodwin Active Member

    Yes, Mark, someone was laid off from sports earlier this year.
  5. Riddick

    Riddick Active Member

    Sounds like a fancy term for preps writer.
  6. dkbxt5

    dkbxt5 New Member

    From what I hear it is more than a reporter job. There is a lot of organizing schedules, keeping state-wide standings and stats -- hence the spreadsheet/database skills. At a paper with a bigger sports staff this position might be called ASE for preps. But with only four or five guys on staff including the editor, the person gets the "coordinator" title.
  7. jps

    jps Active Member

    don't know about the particular job, but this remains a great paper and great sports section. would be a fantastic stop for lots of folks.
  8. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

  9. Jeremy Goodwin

    Jeremy Goodwin Active Member

    I would guess the higher end of that range, or more, depending on experience. Though who knows in this economy.
  10. azom

    azom Member

    Roughly $25K, probably a bit more but not much.
  11. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    I heard somebody invented something to take care of a case like this. Somebody named Bull or Ball or something like that.
  12. WordWriter

    WordWriter Member

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