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Newsroom Star Player - Small Midwestern Town

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Zads07, Jan 29, 2015.

  1. Zads07

    Zads07 Member

    This just popped up on Jjobs.com
    JournalismJobs.com - Job Listing - Newsroom star player

    Have fun with this one.

    Newsroom star player
    Small Midwestern town, All Locations
    Job Status: Not Specified
    Salary: Not Specified

    Ambitious, enterprising newsroom star needed: Small Midwestern daily newspaper is looking for key player who embraces community journalism to help us make a good news product even better. Ideal candidate will have experience and top-notch skills in all facets of newspapering, including reporting and writing news, features and prep sports; page production; copy editing; and web/social media. Must be a strong leader who works well collaboratively and thrives on the non-stop challenges of working at a small town daily. Ideal candidate will be detail-oriented and grounded in importance of fairness, accuracy, and adherence to AP style, but always looking for opportunities to help take us in new, innovative direction. Apply through Journalismjobs.com with cover letter, resume and clips.
  2. I Should Coco

    I Should Coco Well-Known Member

    It's tough to land a star player when you're not willing to spend free-agent money.

    This place sounds like the Pittsburgh Pirates of daily journalism.
  3. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    We want a star player, but we're not willing to say what city the franchise is in.

    Sounds like a real championship-calibre paper.
  4. EddieM

    EddieM Member

    I would be terrified to apply to a mysterious Midwestern city. That's a dangerous crapshoot.
  5. BDC99

    BDC99 Well-Known Member

    Well, you don't have top-notch skills in all facets of newspapering anyway.
  6. MNgremlin

    MNgremlin Active Member

    It's like they're trying to keep secret where they're at because it will probably scare applicants off, but this might be just as bad.
  7. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Many times when they don't specify the location, it's because they're trying to replace someone they haven't fired yet.
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  8. Ice9

    Ice9 Active Member

    Bingo. Seen this move too many times, and it's totally unethical. Why would you want to work for a paper that won't say what city it's in because they're trying to scare/fire someone? Talk about job security. Scumbags.
  9. fossywriter8

    fossywriter8 Well-Known Member

    I'm always (sadly) amused by the job openings with the following:
    Salary: Not Specified
  10. Sports Guy

    Sports Guy Member

    Guessing game is all it is. Doesn't list location, salary, and the newsroom star player is for sports? I'm sure the rest of the newsroom in place can't wait for a newsroom star to grace their publication. The great unknown maybe isn't that great. Who knows?
  11. ringer

    ringer Member

    You'd think they could at least mention the state.

    "Midwest" is kind of broad.
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