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Looking for a Sports Reporter job

Discussion in 'Freelance/stringer help available' started by bbb1978, Jun 8, 2012.

  1. bbb1978

    bbb1978 Member

    I have been looking for a full-time Sports Reporter job for six months, as I'm sure plenty of others have been. Good luck to all of you, by the way.
    I prefer to cover NCAA and/or professional sports, but I also have a strong background in covering high schools. I am trying to get hired by a daily newspaper with a circulation with at least 25K.
    I'm also looking for possible work as a Sports Copy Editor/Page Designer or perhaps as a Sports Editor.
    I'm not sure if it's appropriate to use this board for a Position Wanted ad. But I figured, why not take advantage of it?

    My name is Bruce Bourquin. I live near Anaheim, Calif. I earned my Master's degree I Communication from Cal State Fullerton and my B.S. in Journalism from San Diego State University. My e-mail address is: bobi78@juno.com and Twitter's BourquinMan. I am also on Facebook.

    I have 10 years of sports reporting experience, writing about preps, colleges, some pros and minor league sports. This includes four years at The Sierra Vista Herald/Bisbee Daily Review in Sierra Vista, Ariz., 75 miles SE of Tucson and 3 1/2 hours east of Phoenix (http://svherald.com/sports) and the Freedom Comm.-owned Porterville Recorder (http://myopr.com). During the past 3 1/2 years, I have worked as a freelance reporter with The Daily Pilot (L.A. Times-owned daily) in Costa Mesa and The Orange County Register, as well as The Riverside Press-Enterprise and AOL-owned Patch.com. I wrote a story on the 2011 NCAA Fullerton Baseball Regional for The Associated Press. I've also written stories for NHL.com, Newsday, Junior Baseball magazine and others.

    I have plenty of experience with photography, page design (InDesign and Quark), copy editing, online/digital/multimedia work, social media, etc. I also have some video shooting and editing experience, but that was done from 1999-2001 while I was a TV intern at KGTV in San Diego.

    Here are some clips:

    Kings-Coyotes 2009 season opener: www.nhl.com/ice/recap.htm?id=2009020023

    2008 Super Bowl XLII Media Day, before Giants upset the Patriots:

    Mark Appel, 1st-round draft pick by Pirates, pitches solid game in NCAA Regional:
    Phil Plantier, now Padres hitting coach, in his interim manager stint in 2011 w/ Lake Elsinore Storm:

    UNLV men's basketball head coach Dave Rice gets hired before this past season:
  2. forever_town

    forever_town Well-Known Member

    Just a heads-up: Two of your clips were not found when I clicked on them.
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