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Mitchell Daily Republic sports opening

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by twinsfan1424, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. twinsfan1424

    twinsfan1424 Member

    From journalismjobs

    The Daily Republic, a six-day daily newspaper in Mitchell, S.D., is seeking an energetic sports lover to report, design pages, shoot photos and manage web content as part of our three-member sports staff.

    This is a great opportunity for a young journalist, but applicants will be expected to have a college journalism degree and a solid knowledge base. If you're a recent college graduate, we'll be looking for strong experience at your college newspaper. That experience should include lots of writing, and also some page design and photography. If you were heavily involved in the sports section for your college newspaper, or if you have some professional experience in sports journalism and are looking for a new challenge, this could be a great opportunity for you.

    The Daily Republic has a print circulation of nearly 12,000 and reaches about 100,000 people monthly at mitchellrepublic.com. The print edition was redesigned this year, and the Sports section is now a color section front for the first time in the paper's 133-year history. Progressive changes such as those have helped The Daily Republic earn the General Excellence Award each of the past three years in its division of the South Dakota Newspaper Assocation's Better Newspapers Contest. We are a growing, evolving media operation, and we want applicants who are willing to work hard and excel.

    Sports coverage opportunities include about 35 high schools in our area, one NAIA university in Mitchell, lots of summertime Legion and amateur baseball, an annual professional rodeo, and three local/area natives playing in professional leagues (Mike Miller of the Miami Heat, Chad Greenway of the Minnesota Vikings and Riley Reiff of the Detroit Lions).

    To apply, send a cover letter, resume and work samples to Sports Editor Luke Hagen, lhagen@mitchellrepublic.com. Only the applicants chosen for interviews will be contacted.

    This is the fourth opening they have had in a year with a three-person staff. Tons of turnover ever since they changed sports editor, who does not have a very good reputation in the area. I definitely caution ANYONE who applies for this one, it is not a good situation. A very good area to cover but the SE that is there is not worth it.
  2. Liut

    Liut Well-Known Member

    I'm reminded once again of ... George McGovern.
  3. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    It's dejavu, all over again.
  4. JosephC.Myers

    JosephC.Myers Active Member

    Wow. Fourth opening in a year at a three-person shop? How bad can the SE be? Must be pretty bad to have that much turnover.
  5. Zeke12

    Zeke12 Guest

  6. Pencil Dick

    Pencil Dick Member

    The Corn Palace. That alone should lure someone to Mitchell.
  7. Zeke12

    Zeke12 Guest

  8. peacer84

    peacer84 Member

    I was the sports editor before the current guy at this paper, and I left to be closer to family.

    When I was there, there was nothing wrong as far as his reputation in the area goes, so that surprises me.
  9. WildHockeyFan

    WildHockeyFan New Member

    From what i heard for a relative who lives in that area...They go through so many sports reporters SPECIFICALLY due to the current sports editor. I think the words "arrogant", "prick", and "a$$hole" were used more than once. Hahaha I have never met the guy...but seeing how the past -what -4 reporters quit solely because of him doesnt make me want to meet him. EVER.
    i asked my relative why do they keep this guy around if he keeps driving people away? and the response was - "from what im told he points fingers at everyone but himself if something goes wrong even if it was his fault in the first place"

    BEWARE. I wouldnt want to work here. I dont care how good the pay must be to lure you in. Geez. :-X
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