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News/sports reporter - Buffalo, Wyo.

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Stitch, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    The editor seems to want an awful lot from a reporter in Podunk. Guess what Joe, if you pay like crap for an experienced reporter, don't expect great stuff. Sounds like a real peach (jerkoff) to work for.


    Company: Buffalo Bulletin
    Position: News/Sports Reporter
    Location: Buffalo, Wyoming
    Job Status: Full-time
    Salary: Not Specified
    Ad Expires: March 14, 2011
    Job ID: 1222949
    Website: http://www.buffalobulletin.com

    What recession? We are adding staff, not laying off. Go West! Work and play in the shadows of the beautiful Big Horn Mountains. Enjoy breathtaking vistas, abundant wildlife, biking, hiking, climbing, hunting, fishing, and skiing in an outdoor paradise. The Buffalo (Wyo.) Bulletin, a national award-winning weekly newspaper, seeks a creative, aggressive, articulate writer who is not afraid to carry and shoot a camera, to be a part of our energetic, progressive news team. We require strong writing and shooting skills with a working knowledge of AP style. The ideal candidate will possess a burning desire to go beyond covering a basic beat, to really get to the meat of a story. Enterprise stories are expected, but not at the expense of the weekly news. Working knowledge of Adobe Suite, a plus. Minimum Requirements: Bachelor's degree or equivalent; two to five years professional newspaper experience, government reporting experience. Salary range $24,000 to $26,000 depending on experience, health insurance stipend, athletic club membership, vacation pay, holiday pay and retirement benefits. E-mail cover letter, resume, clips, references, and salary requirements to joe@buffalobulletin.com. The Buffalo Bulletin is part of a federation of 22 newspaper titles located in Wyoming, Colorado, Montana, South Dakota, Idaho, Michigan and Washington. Ample opportunity for advancement exists within our organization or federation-wide. We hope to add this position to staff soon. Please note: if you do not send all requested information, you will not be considered for this position. Please read entire ad carefully.
  2. valpo87

    valpo87 Guest

    I work for a newspaper in the same ownership, and it's the owner that is really picky. But don't be fooled, they are really nice people. I have never met the editorial staff, but the two owners do take care of their employees.
  3. ChrisMaza

    ChrisMaza Member

    Just for (fill in the blank) and giggles, anyone know what cost of living is like in a place like Buffalo, Wyoming?
  4. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    You can find a 1-bedroom for around $500-600. Cost of living keeps getting higher, though, because of the energy boom.
  5. spud

    spud Member

    How is it possible that a weekly in Buttfuck, Wyoming that's paying out in sheckels is going to set the bottom cap at two years experience?
  6. ChrisMaza

    ChrisMaza Member

    Because there are enough good writers out there that cant afford to be picky?
  7. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Are they looking for good? No. Just looking to fill a chair for a year until that person moves on. There are worse weeklies that pay more in the state.
  8. peacer84

    peacer84 Member

    Not a bad salary for a weekly paper. The line about enterprise stories is scary.
  9. I Should Coco

    I Should Coco Well-Known Member

    Yeah, a lot of us have heard this line, peacer ...

    Translation: Fantastic enterprise stories are expected, but only after you cover city council, basketball, wrestling, school programs, cops and courts, the speaker at the Rotary Club luncheon ...
  10. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    I interviewed for a similar position there a few years ago. The job description was a lot shorter and the pay was around $28,000.
  11. FreshTracks

    FreshTracks New Member

    Not a bad community weekly, but they're really looking for a general news reporter who can also cover the high school sports beat. I doubt they're going to get anyone with more than a two years of experience interested in this unless they have a burning desire to move to rural Wyoming.

    Buffalo is a pretty town and with a little looking you could probably find a 1-bedroom closer to $400. The adjacent Bighorn National Forest is great for recreation, but local government is still pretty backgwards.
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