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Metro Philadelphia Sports Editor

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by MetroPhilly, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. MetroPhilly

    MetroPhilly New Member

    Metro Philadelphia is searching for a sports editor responsible for both planning and designing our free daily tabloid's sports section and managing coverage of the city's pro and college sports teams.


    This is the perfect job for someone with at least some desk experience who's looking for an opportunity to be very creative in covering sports. Our SE is responsible for managing a staff of freelancers and also does some reporting and writing (as much as you want, really) on his/her own.

    Design experience (Quark) is a must and connections around the city's sports landscape is preferred (or proven experience developing those relationships in other markets). Pay is in the $40s.

    If you're interested, please e-mail Metro Philadelphia Editor Josh Cornfield (jcornfield@metro.us) a resume/cover letter, design examples, and five ideas for how you'd cover Philly sports in a creative way. You can explore some of our past sections at readmetro.com.

    Snail mail address: Metro Philadelphia, 30 S. 15th St., Suite 1400, Phila, Pa, 19102.
  2. PHINJ

    PHINJ Active Member

    You don't want this job unless you are willing to find another one in six months. Company is exceptionally unstable, even in the current newspaper climate. Staff has completely turned over twice in past two years. You might make some decent contacts and get experience, but you won't even get many decent clips out of this.

    PM for details.
  3. MetroPhilly

    MetroPhilly New Member

    Just to clarify: Outgoing SE has been in charge of section for 2+ years. The rest of our staff in the Philadelphia office can say the same.

    Like all newspapers, there's been some moves, but "exceptionally unstable" is going a bit far.

    We've had a recent move back to a system where most of the paper is laid out and sent to the printer from New York (costing us some jobs locally), but our sports department has only been affected minimally if at all.

    More than willing to answer any and all questions.
  4. PHINJ

    PHINJ Active Member

    Since 2004, Metro U.S. has had five editors-in-chief:

    Stefano Hatfield
    Brian Moss
    Mark Moore
    Maggie Samways
    Jon Auerbach

    There could be a sixth, although I'm not sure if the paper actually has named an editor since Auerbach got canned. They've had at least three U.S. directors during this time. The papers are currently up for sale and are bleeding money ($10.6 million in past 12 months)


    The company is being sued by one of its former publishers.

    Stable enough for ya?

    The sports department has been "affected minimally" because it is composed of one full-time position.
  5. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Someone cue up Gonna Fly Now!!!
  6. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

  7. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    media dork: clubber. any predictions?

    clubber: paaaaaaaaain.

    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 15, 2014
  8. Hoop Time

    Hoop Time Member

    $40K in Philly? Will they let you put a cot in the office to sleep on?
  9. TheHandOfGod

    TheHandOfGod New Member

    Has this position been filled?
  10. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    were you hired?
  11. TheHandOfGod

    TheHandOfGod New Member

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