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New from Madisonville, KY

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Don Perryman, Jul 6, 2014.

  1. Don Perryman

    Don Perryman Member

    Wanted to let everyone who applied for our recently filled sports reporter position to know that I will begin going through the resumes again on Monday. Our other sports writer, who has been here for three years, advised me on Thursday that he is moving on. Hate to see him go, but he has been ready to make that move for a while, in my opinion.

    This hire will be done quickly. Here is the job description. There's still time to apply, but do so quickly if you have interest. Thanks, Don.

    The Messenger, an award-winning daily newspaper located in Madisonville, KY, has an opening for a sports writer.

    The successful candidate will have the ability to quickly turn around gamers while also writing interesting advances and feature stories. The coverage area includes two counties with four high schools that compete in a number of sports, including football, basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, volleyball, track and field, cross country, swimming and archery.

    The ability to produce outdoors material is a plus.

    Proficiency in the use of Apple computers, Photoshop and social media such as Facebook and Twitter is required. Our sports reporters are sometime called on to take photos of events and process them for publication.

    The two-person sports staff has no layout responsibilities.

    The Messenger is a six-day daily Paxton Media newspaper. The paper won the 2012 and 2013 Kentucky Press Association's General Excellence Awards and is routinely ranked among the top publications in its division.

    The sports writers work five-day, 40-hour weeks with an alternating Saturday schedule.

    Madisonville is centrally located in western Kentucky near the beautiful lakes region. It is one hour and a half northwest of Nashville and is an excellent jumping off point to a number of larger midwestern and southern cities such as Louisville, Lexington, Indianapolis, Cincinnati and St. Louis.

    The Messenger offers a competitive salary with health benefits and a 401(k) plan.

    Send cover letter, resume and clips to Don Perryman, managing editor, at dperryman@the-messenger.com. Please, no phone calls.
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