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Kane County SE .... BOO-YEAH need not apply

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Evil ... Thy name is Orville Redenbacher!!, May 3, 2006.

  1. Date posted: 5/1/2006
    Newspaper: NorthWest News Group
    Job listing: Kane County Sports Editor
    (e-mail): David Schwartz, Group Sports Editor, NorthWest News Group
    Phone number: —
    Information: Looking for a place to coordinate coverage rooted in bland gamers, freeze-dried and pre-packaged features, and enterprisers packed with language culled from SportsCenter?

    Give yourself a major BOO-YEAH and keep on looking. Your mojo isn't going to get its swerve on here. (Whatever that means.)

    NorthWest News Group of Greater Chicago seeks an editor to coordinate our Kane County coverage. We deliver to one of the best educated, most affluent readerships in the country, and these readers demand excellence. Prepare to bring talent, creativity and the kind of initiative and leadership that builds pyramids to the job.

    You will be the face of Kane County sports, serving as its primary local columnist. You will have your fingerprints on the front page in matters related to content and design. You'll manage as part of an elite team of editors who have won seven consecutive APSE Top 10 Daily and Sunday awards.

    The person who steps into this role will have an eye for compelling local content and the ambition to tell the story not only in print, but online.

    Do this job well, and you will have made your mark on this business.

    Have we piqued your interest?

    No? Then good luck in the land of "good enough" and "business as usual." Somewhere in Bristol, Conn., those who contribute to the decline of the language thank you for your ongoing support.

    Yes? Congratulations. We're all about innovators, not dinosaurs. Join us.

    You'll be working with our Group Sports Editor coordinating all coverage of prep sports, community sports and Class A minor-league baseball. In addition to the writing duties, you'll serve an integral leadership position among our copy desk, developing must-read weekend coverage and section-front enterprise stories.

    NorthWest News Group offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package.

    If you are interested, please send your resume to:

    NorthWest News Group
    Attn: Group Sports Editor
    P.O. Box 250
    Crystal Lake, IL 60014
  2. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    This has been done already.
  3. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    If they offer your an interview on May 19, ask to move it.

    So by "sports editor" do they really mean columnist/ASE, reporting to the group sports editor?
  4. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    Why Mystery Meat? Is Kane going to tombstone piledrive anyone who interviews on May 19? ;D
  5. BigRed

    BigRed Active Member

    I know Dave. He's good people. And this would be a good opportunity. At least someone, at some level, is going against the ESPN-ization of our sports society.
  6. I think someone has been reading the acidic comments on SportsJournalists.com...

    Company: NorthWest News Group of Greater Chicago
    Position: Copy Editor. WARNING: Contents may cause
    irritation if improperly applied
    Location: Crystal Lake, in the beautiful NW CHICAGO BURBS, Illinois
    Job Status: Full-time
    Salary: Negotiable
    Ad Expires: June 7, 2006
    Job ID: 632488
    Website: http://nwherald.com

    Note to readers: Some online job-seekers find the NorthWest News Group of Greater Chicago’s job postings obnoxious, oddly pompous and/or grating. The ads make them uncomfortable, irritable, and, clearly annoyed. Some say the ads are unsettling, and cause for concern. It has been suggested that our ads go too far. Perhaps they have not gone far enough. NorthWest News Group isn’t a business-as-usual media company. This isn't the right fit for everyone. But if you have a passion for journalism, want to work in one of the most competitive markets in the country, and have the capacity to be energized by a big news day, we have a place for you.
    We seek a copy editor with solid design skills to work in our dailies division in beautiful Crystal Lake, Ill.

    NorthWest News Group proudly publishes the Northwest Herald and the Kane County Chronicle, as well as 18 community weeklies across greater Chicago.

    NorthWest News Group always has valued high-visibility positioning for strong graphic elements, and has an ample news hole for a two-edition daily newspaper that has a combined circulation of 54,000.

    But why is this daily so difficult for our readers to put down? Our stories sing. NorthWest News Group copy editors are integral to the process, not part of a perceived problem. Our edits are thoughtful, and precise.

    If you believe that line editing is copy editing, or that your mark must be on a story before it gets passed down the line, this isn’t the right place for you.

    If you are unwilling to think, or rewrite your “best” headline for the chance to write a better one, you are in the wrong profession. If your philosophy on design is that you have no philosophy on design, this gig isn’t going to work out.

    But we’re guessing that you are ready to make a difference. So if you enjoy working in concert with reporters and editors to improve a story, discussing changes and finding the hole in a story that the assigning editor might have missed, we want you. Now. As in today. Get over here.

    Our talented group of reporters and editors were honored with 37 national, state and regional first-place awards last year. Included among them were top honors from the Illinois Press Association and the Illinois Associated Press Editors Association.

    Our recent redesign has catapulted the Northwest Herald’s presentation to the best of the broadsheets in metro Chicago. We dominate our share of the market with solid community-focused journalism, surprising enterprise and a collective passion that is unmatched in the industry. But we also fight the mega papers in Chicago and the suburban wannabes on a daily basis.

    If you would like to join the fray, send us your best work – but only six (6) tearsheets, please. Of course, Northwest Herald offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

    Want to talk shop? Call AME for Design & Production Jason Schaumburg at (815) 459 -4122, or send him your work at jschaumburg@nwnewsgroup.com.

    Want to get your stuff to us through the mail? Reply in confidence to Sarah Dickey, HR Director, and P.O. Box 250 Crystal Lake, IL 60039-0250.
  7. SmirkNLurk

    SmirkNLurk New Member


    This line is getting big grins here and, I imagine, throughout "metro Chicago."
  8. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    As well as by those of us who laugh at newspapers that think a redesign catapults them into relevancy.
  9. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    While I don't think that this is racist, it would be fun to sic Jesse Jackson on them.
  10. SEWnSO

    SEWnSO Member

    At the risk of asking a slim the newbie for asking a stupid question, I'll bite. "What the heck does 'BOO-YEAH' mean anyway?" ???
  11. Boo-Yeah is one those super-cool Stu Scott ESPN catchprhases.
  12. Bruhman

    Bruhman Active Member

    It's just an exclamatory term, like "There!" or "Bang!" of "In Your Face!"
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