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Mercury News seeks digital sports fiends

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by BANG Sports, Jul 26, 2017.

  1. BANG Sports

    BANG Sports New Member

    We're looking for talented additions to our sports team at the Mercury News and East Bay Times to help cover an impressive stable of Bay Area teams: Warriors, 49ers, Raiders, Giants, A's, Sharks, Earthquakes, Stanford/Cal. We're interested in the best available digitally minded columnists, beat reporters, GA reporters and aggregators. We're looking for video journalists, graphic designers, interactive experts, web producers, on-air talent and social media mavens. You name it, we're considering it as we bolster our digital operation. If you have special talents geared for the future of sports journalism, we want to hear from you. Hit us at sportsgigs@bayareanewsgroup.com
  2. boundforboston

    boundforboston Well-Known Member

    So they're hiring like eight people?
  3. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    After losing two columnists to The Atlantic and a third to retirement, plenty of money in the budget!
  4. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    I think I'll look into this. I don't mind a little shaking now and then (just a little...) but the big question is cost of living and what these jobs would pay in relation.
  5. SportsGuyBCK

    SportsGuyBCK Active Member

    Eight? Probably two kids, and right out of college ... :)
    steveu and BurnsWhenIPee like this.
  6. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Just a heads up, the SoCal Digital First is offering buyouts.
  7. Bob Smith

    Bob Smith New Member

    Who is leaving in SoCal?
  8. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    No word yet. Buyouts being offered. Hope enough take them to avoid layoffs.
  9. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    Fiends? Sounds an awful lot like guys who run "casting calls" for "inexperienced actresses."
    dixiehack and HanSenSE like this.
  10. LeesaJohnson

    LeesaJohnson New Member

    Great to know about the hiring and I will ask my friend to check this.
  11. Tom Ato

    Tom Ato Member

    I guess (?) this is one of the hires from the fairly open-ended search for "talented additions" for The Mercury News/East Bay Times.

  12. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Part of the fallout from Kawakami, Thompson, Slater and Durkin joining The Athletic. That said, nice grab.
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