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Kick some a** in Big Rapids, Mich.

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Captain Obvious, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. News reporter ad is unique.


    Company: Pioneer Group
    Position: Reporter
    Location: Big Rapids, Michigan
    Job Status: Full-time
    Salary: Not Specified
    Ad Expires: March 22, 2013
    Job ID: 1470263


    BIG TIME IN BIG RAPIDS! Attention Watchdogs: Biggest, best beat in the
    newsroom can be yours. City Reporter covers Big Rapids government,
    business. Time to go big or go home - your chance to kick ass and get
    noticed. If your skills, motivation are big enough for the job, send
    five clips/resume to dclark@pioneergroup.com or Dave Clark, Pioneer,
    115 N. Michigan Ave. Big Rapids, MI 49307

    Sports reporter job also open, but you don't need to kick ass in that role.


    Company: Pioneer Group
    Location: Big Rapids, Michigan
    Job Status: Full-time
    Salary: Not Specified
    Ad Expires: March 22, 2013
    Job ID: 1470266
    Website: http://bigrapidsnews.com


    GET IN THE GAME: Are you itching to prove you belong in the starting
    lineup? The Pioneer (Big Rapids, MI) is looking for sports writer
    prospects. Cover Mecosta and Osceola schools, Division II Ferris State University.

    Our award-winning Sports department consistently provides the most
    in-depth prep and local sports coverage in the region, with the
    attention to detail you'd expect from the pros. This position requires
    nightly game coverage, with an ability to consistently turn in
    features and enterprise pieces that set us apart from our peers. Page
    design experience is preferred. Send a cover letter, resume and five
    samples of your work to mslagter@pioneergroup.com or to The Pioneer
    Group, 115 N. Michigan Ave., Big Rapids, MI 49307. ATTN: Martin
  2. Uncle.Ruckus

    Uncle.Ruckus Guest

    Re: Kick some ass in Big Rapids, Mich.

    That ad should weed out plenty of unqualified candidates. Not everyone has what it takes to be a SPORTS REPORTER!
  3. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Re: Kick some ass in Big Rapids, Mich.

    How big does the paycheck go?

    C'mon, now. This is the BIG TIME in BIG RAPIDS!!!
  4. Re: Kick some ass in Big Rapids, Mich.

  5. murphyc

    murphyc Well-Known Member

    I've never been so proud to state Big Rapids, Mich. is my hometown. Go Bulldogs.
  6. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    Big as in paycheck? The hell you say!
  7. Liut

    Liut Well-Known Member

    I kinda like Mr. Clark's attitude.
  8. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    It really isn't a bad paper, but the ad is a bit out there. They do cover the high schools very well. Couldn't tell you how much experience you'd get covering Ferris State... the one that used to cover Ferris for the Pioneer is now the school's social media manager...
  9. Mystery Meat II

    Mystery Meat II Well-Known Member

    Are there any adequate or average rapids in Michigan?
  10. zdogg

    zdogg New Member

    As far as jobs for a young sports reporter, you can do a whole lot worse than this. The publisher and editor are both great people to work for, which I know from experience. I was the SE there for three years. The sports staff is two full-timers, which is rare for a paper that size. That's nice because it does allow for some flexibility in hours/work load. You're going to work hard and not make a lot of money, but that's what working at a smallish paper means.

    I think there will be some opportunity for the newcomer to cover Ferris, although he/she's primary focus will be the eight high schools (Big Rapids, Reed City, Morley Stanwood, Chippewa Hills, Crossroads, Evart, Baldwin and Pine River). John Raffel, the longtime SE in Greenville, also works at the Pioneer as a part-timer. In the past, the coverage of Ferris was kind of devoted to one person, but that was kind of by necessity, without going into detail. The quality of high school sports is decent. You're not covering the OK Red or Detroit Catholic league by any means, but Chip Hills, Reed City, Morley Stanwood and Big Rapids have their moments.

    As far as Ferris, this is a great time to get on that bandwagon. Bob Daniels has the hockey program at an all-time high and the football program is looking up under Tony Annese.
  11. BDC99

    BDC99 Well-Known Member

    They are all Grand, at the very least. Or is Grand bigger than BIG?! So many questions, so few answers.
  12. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    There's one that's Eaton.
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