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Lake Charles, La. Page designer/copy editor

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Sunshine Scooter, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. http://www.journalismjobs.com/Job_Listing.cfm?JobID=797400

    Page designer/copy editor needed for the American Press, a family-owned 39,000 daily that is regularly judged the best in its class for its prep and college sports coverage. Assist the sports desk chief in producing the sports section three nights per week; you run the desk the other two nights. We use Quark and Baseview NewsEditPro. The spot's open right now. The pay depends on your experience. Send a resume, cover letter and work samples to Sports Editor Scooter Hobbs at shobbs@americanpress.com or c/o American Press, P.O. Box 2893, Lake Charles, LA 70602. Deadline July 16.
  2. credroc

    credroc Member

    Scooter (Hobbs, that is, not Sunshine) is terrific people.
    Let me bum one or two Dorals back in the day. That qualifies.
  3. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Active Member

    Yeah, but did he bail you out in Salt Lake City when it absolutely, positively had to be there sooner than overnight?

    (Threadjack over.)

    Anyone interested in the job, PM me with any questions about the paper or the city. I'm acquainted.
  4. joe_schmoe

    joe_schmoe Active Member

    had to stay in lake charles once. Not sure I remember much more than a casino being there. Wat's the cost of living like here? And what's the major sport?
  5. joe

    joe Active Member

    Lucinda Williams referenced it in a song on "Car Wheels on a Gravel Road." Said nothing about the sports section, though.
  6. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    Lake Charles isn't a bad town, or at least it wasn't 15 years ago when I made pass through for a McNeese State football game*.
    I heard that Lake Charles took some major damage in the last round of hurricanes, but I don't how they've recovered.

    * It isn't quite Bubbler lore, but that was the game where I tried to call their black quarterback, who was also an All-American javelin thrower, a, wait for it, "spear-chucker" in a preview article for my college paper. It was me trying to be clever when I didn't realize how offensive it was.
    It is one of several things that the newspaper adviser, with whom I'm still close, talks about when we get together.
  7. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Active Member

    The quarterback was Kerry Joseph, who is now in the CFL. Powerful arm. He did some amazing things in college.
  8. boots

    boots New Member

    This place gets the thumbs up award from boots. You could do a lot worse going either way on Interstate 10.
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