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Mid-Michigan sports jobs?

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Moving on up, May 10, 2007.

  1. Moving on up

    Moving on up New Member

    I am looking to relocate to the Midland, Michigan area, and am looking for a sports writer job in that area. Doesn't seem to be much available around there. Any thoughts?
  2. Riddick

    Riddick Active Member

    Apply for a job where there are actually openings.
  3. Moving on up

    Moving on up New Member

    Junkie, thanks for a helpful response, unlike the other one. The reason I'm looking up there is because my fiancee is up there. I'm looking to move up with her, and soon.
  4. MU_was_not_so_hard

    MU_was_not_so_hard Active Member

    I have nothing to add except a Bay City Roller factoid (hey, the rest of this thread is useless).
    So before the Bay City Rollers decided on that name, they were called the Saxons. But they realized sounding like the Scottish dudes they were probably wouldn't sell in the States. So they threw a dart at a map and were going to go with that.
    They had a problem, though, when the dart landed in Arkansas. A group of several Scottish guys who hadn't spent much time in the states knew the Arkansas Rollers (or whatever) would work. They threw it again.
  5. JohnKeene

    JohnKeene New Member

    I'm from the same area and let me tell you, there is limited and I mean LIMITED jobs in the area. You'd be better to keep looking elsewhere are bring your girl with you...
  6. MGoBlue

    MGoBlue Member

    Don't forget to look into the Flint Journal. It's not far from the Bay City-Saginaw-Midland triangle. And, it's probably a better paper than the three combined.
  7. WSKY

    WSKY Member

    Mt. Pleasant is right down the road, which is a much better town than any mentioned above. Plus, it's home to one of Michigan's five D-I football schools, which is far better than covering teams in the GLIAC. I think the paper is the Morning Sun. Oh yeah, and there's gambling ...
  8. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    I believe the Morning Sun is still family-owned. I have heard that they don't pay that well.

    It is hard to find a paper that covers Michigan's MAC schools tho. All three of them are in Booth Newspaper cities. Being Booth (Newhouse), people don't tend to leave those jobs very frequently.
  9. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member


  10. WSKY

    WSKY Member

    Get shot in Flint, make peanuts in Mt. Pleasant. Hmmm ...
  11. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

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