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Ledger-Enquirer Auburn beat reporter

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by boundforboston, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. boundforboston

    boundforboston Well-Known Member


    The Ledger-Enquirer, a McClatchy-owned daily newspaper in Columbus, Ga., has an immediate opening for a sportswriter to cover Auburn University football.

    This is a true beat reporting job covering the SEC football team at home and on the road. We are looking for a reporter who is not afraid to aggressively cover one of the country's largest collegiate athletic programs.

    The position is a combination of writing for the print edition of the newspaper, blogging at our popular wareagleextra.com blog and producing video.

    This reporter will live in Auburn or the surrounding area and is expected to work out of his or her home. While Auburn football is the focus for most of the year, the job also requires covering other sports and other teams, including Columbus area high schools, as part of the Ledger-Enquirer sports staff.

    McClatchy is the nation's third-largest newspaper group. It emphasizes high journalistic standards and embraces an array of new strategies for serving online readers. Other McClatchy papers include The Miami Herald, The Sacramento Bee, the (Fort Worth) Star- Telegram, The Kansas City Star, The Charlotte Observer and The (Raleigh) News & Observer.

    We offer a competitive pay and benefits package.

    It is our intention to quickly fill this job. Please send us an email. In the text of the message, briefly tell us why you should be considered for the job, and also attach a one-page resume and include links to 5-10 of your best clips. Address it to sports editor Kevin Price and email it to leauburnbeat@gmail.com.

    The resume must include employment and educational history and the names and phone numbers of at least three references. If you do not want us to contact them until checking with you, make that clear on your resume.
    What's happening to Joel Erickson?
  2. JosephC.Myers

    JosephC.Myers Active Member

    I can vouch for Kevin as good people. I don't know anything about the actual job, but Kevin is a good boss to work for and I'm sure you won't be short of stories to work on, especially with the beginning of football season coming up.
  3. Michael Casagrande

    Michael Casagrande New Member

    I worked with Kevin for the past few years. He's a good guy. Whoever gets this job will be following a few excellent writers who set a high standard.
  4. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    Working from home sounds nice but I had a gig like once and found I hardly ever had time off.
  5. JeffRoper

    JeffRoper Guest

    Seems they were hiring this same position earlier this year. I wonder if it ever got filled
  6. I'm familiar with the Auburn beat. Joel is going to AL.com to collaborate with Charles Goldberg at Auburn.

    This Columbus gig is solid. The last few writers in that position moved up to bigger and better things -- David Ching, Andy Bitter and now Joel Erickson. You get plenty of topical latitude. Kevin Price, the SE, is a good guy and won't treat you like an asshole. There is some HS stuff to do, but it's not invasive. This is an Auburn job.

    Good luck to all who apply!
  7. Dawgpound17

    Dawgpound17 Member

    College sports rarely gets time off especially in an SEC beat
  8. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    Prerequisite: Experience handling coaching changes and inferiority complexes.
  9. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Forestry degree considered a plus.
  10. Joel A. Erickson

    Joel A. Erickson New Member

    Now that it's fully official, I can vouch for everything that's been said on the board already.

    Kevin Price is a great boss. Easy guy to work for, and he'll call you in on some big stuff, like the SEC Championship game, if need be. As far as the beat goes, it's everything that goes into an SEC beat. You work out of your home, but a lot of the work is done up in the Bunker at the Auburn athletics complex.

    Feel free to PM me with any questions.
  11. friedchicken96

    friedchicken96 New Member

    Believe offer was made today and position has been filled. Aaron Brenner, a sports writer at the Quad-City Times in Davenport for the past 3 or 4 years and Wisconsin graduate, will take over for Joel.
  12. Ben.Breiner

    Ben.Breiner Member

    Brenner's a good guy and a hell of a reporter. Fine pickup for the Ledger-Enquirer.
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