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Night Sports Editor, Hyannis, Mass.

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Diego Marquez, Feb 15, 2007.

  1. Diego Marquez

    Diego Marquez Member

    From JJobs:

    Company: Cape Cod Times
    Position: Night Sports Editor
    Location: Hyannis, Massachusetts
    Job Status: Full-time
    Salary: Not Specified
    Ad Expires: March 21, 2007
    Job ID: 738403

    NIGHT SPORTS EDITOR Reports to the Sports Editor

    We’re seeking a person who can help take a talented staff and a good section and make it better. The ideal candidate will be a strong leader with solid line-editing, headline-writing skills and news judgment. The night sports editor will run the day-to-day operation, working with the sports editor and sports desk to plan content, and the sports designer to oversee production to ensure the department meets nightly deadlines. We want a creative person who can raise the quality and quantity of our staff’s work and can work well with other departments. The candidate needs energy, enthusiasm and a passion for quality and integrity.

    Responsibilities include but not limited to:

    --Supervising and managing the night sports desk, which will usually includes 3-5 copy editors and reporters.

    --With the sports editor and staff, developing “tomorrow’s” news budget and overseeing content of “tomorrow’s” section, which should provide a lively mix of local, national and international stories and photos.

    --Representing the sports department at the nightly news meeting.

    --Assisting the online sports supervisor to the keep sports web site current and lively.

    --Developing weekly staffing schedules for night desk and assigning reporting and photo coverage of key events.

    --Assisting in development of project and story ideas, and long-range planning of key events; anticipating issues of concern to readers.

    --Providing regular critiques and annual evaluations of the sports desk staff.

    --Meeting regularly with sports editor to discuss stories and concerns

    --Assisting in recruitment and training on student-liaisons and interns.

    --Assisting sports editor in management of correspondents budget.

    --Managing the department when the sports editor is off or away.

    --Performing other duties as assigned by the sports editor and managing editor/features.

    EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE: College degree or equivalent experience required; five years of daily newspaper experience, with at least three years in a supervisory capacity; experience on a copy desk and/or in digital media is preferred; experience as a sports reporter helpful.


    --Knowledge of all sports is very important, and familiarity with New England region professional and collegiate sports is a plus.

    --Must be able to manage a variety of tasks simultaneously and work well under deadline pressure.

    --Must have management and interpersonal communication skills.

    --Must have technical online/web skills to enhance the development of print and online editions.

    Send a cover letter and resume with references, along with at least five work samples, to:

    Bill Higgins, Sports Editor Cape Cod Times 319 Main Street Hyannis, Mass, 02601

    e-mail: bhiggins@capecodonline.com


    Please, no phone calls

    Catch your breath and discuss whether or not you will be covering Kennedy family touch football games...
  2. WSKY

    WSKY Member

    I wanna know what the fuck does the day sports editor do?
  3. Birdscribe

    Birdscribe Active Member

    Snobbiest, most condescending rejection letter I ever got came from this place.

    Couldn't find that Pulitzer list anywhere. ;)
  4. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    Plays right tackle for one of the Kennedy teams. Great, now all I can think about is how the next big Kennedy Family function should be emceed by Mr. Kennedy.

  5. zman82

    zman82 Member

    they actually took the time to write a snobby-ass rejection letter? classic!
  6. WSKY

    WSKY Member

    That's probably what the day SE does.
  7. Birdscribe

    Birdscribe Active Member

    Yes. Granted, it was nearly 20 years ago, but it was over-the-top in its pretentiousness, provincialism and general condescending assclownery.
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