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Knoxville News Sentinel desk position

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Philkaplan, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. Philkaplan

    Philkaplan Member

    The job won't officially be posted until late next week. This person will serve as copy desk chief. I will be looking for someone with at least five years experience as a copy editor. Page design skills will be a plus.
    I'm accepting applications and I hope to fill the position by the end of the month.

    Phil Kaplan
    Sports editor
    Knoxville News Sentinel
    2332 News Sentinel Drive
    Knoxville, TN.
  2. Shifty Squid

    Shifty Squid Member

    For those unfamiliar, Phil is one of the really good ones out there. Paper has a solid reputation in a college town. Sports staff is a good mix of youth and experience. Don't hesitate to apply if you think you can get it.
  3. nmsports

    nmsports Member

    I've worked with this staff several times on freelance assignments. Everyone I've dealt with has been topnotch.
  4. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    Can't think of a single negative comment to make about Phil or anyone else at the News Sentinel. I was a finalist for a job there once, and they treated me with respect and professionalism. This is one of the best places out there, and Phil's a solid, connected pro. Don't hesitate if you think you have the goods.
  5. Philkaplan

    Philkaplan Member

    Just a bump. Job was officially listed last week.
    The News Sentinel is seeking a sports copy editor with solid editing and headline-writing abilities. The ideal candidate will have at least five years experience as a copy editor. Page design skills also required along with familiarity with content management system for posting stories on the various sports websites at the News Sentinel.

    Candidates also will have a record of performing well under deadline pressure.

    The ideal candidate will have newspaper experience. Strong communication skills and the ability to multitask and thrive in a demanding, fast-moving environment are also essential.
  6. Barsuk

    Barsuk Active Member

    One more vote of confidence for Phil. Good dude no matter how you slice it.
  7. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    The job has been filled.
  8. Philkaplan

    Philkaplan Member

    Matt Johnson, who had been with the El Paso Times, will be moving to Knoxville next month.
    Matt started at the paper as a features writer and later moved over to sports. He was assistant sports editor and promoted to sports editor before leaving to start a high school magazine in El Paso.
    I appreciate the interest level for the job.

    Sports editor
    Knoxville News Sentinel
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