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Missoulian sports columnist/reporter

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Cutthroats, May 4, 2007.

  1. Cutthroats

    Cutthroats New Member

    Sports columnist/reporter. The Missoulian (Missoula, Montana), a 34,000 daily in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, is seeking a columnist to replace this year’s APSE national winner. Besides pro-ducing one column a week, duties include covering the University of Montana women’s basketball team, the perennial Division I-AA power Montana football team, and helping out with local high school sports. The successful applicant must have a minimum of five years writing experience at a daily newspaper as well as a proven track record of writing strong columns of local content. To begin the application process, go to Missoulian.com and scroll down to the listing “Our job opportunities.” Send work samples and a resume (a minimum of five columns) to sports editor Bob Meseroll, PO Box 8029, Missoula, MT, 59807. Deadline for applications is May 31.
  2. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Is Rial Cummings leaving?
  3. Cutthroats

    Cutthroats New Member

    Yes, unfortunately, he is.
    Bob Meseroll
  4. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Well then let me say that whomever gets this job has some mighty large shoes to fill. Rial is one of the best mid-sized daily columnists in the country. Where is he headed, Bob?
  5. Bill Horton

    Bill Horton Active Member

    "I guess it all blew up in Missoula
    There was nothing left to say.
    After months of going crazy
    There just was no other way."
    - Jimmy Buffett "Miss You So Badly."

    I lived in Missoula for a brief period a long time ago. I was young, carefree and didn't need much to have fun and be happy and it was an absolutely wonderful place to be young. I've lived in a lot of places and it's still one of the most beautiful towns I've ever spent time in. I've always wanted to go back and spend more time there.

    What's it like now? What kind of paper is the Missoulian. I have no idea so my opinion is meaningless.
    But ... it seem like a person could do a whole lot worse than working for the Missoulian and living in Missoula.
    It's at least something to check out. If I was younger and single, I'd beg for a chance to interview.
  6. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Rial is a great guy, and I wish him all the luck in the world.

    Feel free to PM me with questions on this one.

    Bob's good people, and the paper's really good for it's size. It's growing, the area's growing and Montana freaking rules (as you all know).
  7. Cutthroats

    Cutthroats New Member

    He's headed to the Seattle area to try his hand at freelance writing. So if anyone has a need ...
  8. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member

    This one gets the overwhelming stamp of approval from Idaho. Heck, if you're a guy at a bigger paper and just want a great job in a great town, this is an awesome place to land.

    Only downsides are the eight months of winter and annual trips to Pocatello.
  9. Love_Sports

    Love_Sports Member

    what would this job pay?
  10. Trucha

    Trucha Member

    I'll second that about Rial and Bob being fine folks, the Missoulian as an excellent mid-sized sports section, and Missoula as a dandy place to live. And Idaho, you obviously haven't been there since Dubya-induced global warming. ;)
  11. jakewriter82

    jakewriter82 Active Member

    Missoula's still a cold place in the winter. Nice in the summer..though. Nothing beats floating down the Bitterroot in the day, grabbing a cold beer at Charlie B's at night.
  12. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Charlie B's sucks. Most overrated joint in Missoula. Stockman's is totally the way to go.
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