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Job opening: Longhorns beat writer, Austin American-Statesman

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Ricote7091, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. Ricote7091

    Ricote7091 New Member

    The Austin American-Statesman is seeking a college beat writer to cover the University of Texas. The position currently covers Longhorns football, baseball and recruiting as well as providing online content, though those may change in the future based on the applicant's and staff's strengths.

    We're looking for a seasoned, aggressive reporter with a writer's touch, with at least five years of experience as well as experience on a college beat and a demonstrated ability to break news.

    Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, résumé, clips and references to Deputy Sports Editor Richard Tijerina by Wednesday, December 8, either at rtijerina@statesman.com or to:

    The Austin American-Statesman
    Attn: Richard Tijerina, Sports
    305 S. Congress Ave.
    Austin, TX 78704
  2. Ben.Breiner

    Ben.Breiner Member

    I'm guessing there won't be too much interest in this one ;D
  3. Harry Doyle

    Harry Doyle Member

    Is someone leaving?
  4. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    I thought it said Longhorns get beat writer.
  5. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    It's about time the Longhorns beat someone.
  6. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

  7. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Great paper. Great gig. Great city.
  8. writingump

    writingump Member

    What Mizzougrad said.
  9. chase.colston

    chase.colston Member

    Unless something else happened that I'm unaware of, this position would replace Alan Trubow, who is going to/has been in graduate school.

    This is the No. 2 slot behind Randy Riggs, who moved over to the Longhorns beat this year while Suzanne (sp?) Halliburton went to Texas A&M/Big 12.

    I am surprised it's being posted -- the last two hires in this position were promotions from the staff's main high school position. Trubow and Cedric Golden were both the lead high school writers, then had this job, and of course, Golden moved up to columnist later.

    It's a great paper that's better off financially than most. I can't recall a layoff (maybe buyouts, but not sure) in sports. I can't speak for everyone, but it'd he hard to find someone better to work with than Golden and Kirk Bohls -- even though Golden kicks my ass in fantasy football every year.

    As for the city, you can't get any better. Great atmosphere, great music scene, the food is incredible and you'll be able to find a solid place to live.

    I'm jealous of whoever gets it. Good luck.
  10. nmsports

    nmsports Member

    Plum gig. Good luck to all the applicants.
  11. chase.colston

    chase.colston Member

    Need to correct myself. Trubow is not leaving. He is doing work for the Statesman's new Longhorns site, HookEm.com. This is an added position.
  12. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Added position?! That's crazy talk. What does the American-Statesmen think, that this is 1999? :D
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