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Night Sports Editor | The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.)

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by MiamiBoy, Feb 20, 2019.

  1. MiamiBoy

    MiamiBoy Active Member

    The Advocate, Louisiana’s largest daily newspaper, is hiring a night sports editor to help spearhead our efforts in Baton Rouge, New Orleans and Lafayette. We’re looking for an experienced journalist who can communicate well with reporters, page designers and web editors and bring fresh ideas to our print and digital coverage of high school, college and professional sports in our three markets. Night and weekend work are required.


    Night Sports Editor (Job ID 1158)

    Please attach a cover letter and resume.
  2. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Is someone leaving, or are they expanding?
  3. Matt Stephens

    Matt Stephens Well-Known Member

    I can't say enough good things about Joe (sports editor), Judi (paper's president) and everything The Advocate is doing.

    Edit: How did I miss that Joe left? Shaking my damn head at myself. He's great people.
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2019
  4. I believe Joe Schiefelbein has left. They promoted internally to replace him and this is filling that position.
  5. Joe Schiefelbein

    Joe Schiefelbein New Member

    Joe Schiefelbein was fired. He was too exhausted to come into work (bed-ridden) on a Friday after working 11 straight days, including 60.5 hours and all of the first six days of that work week alone (and doing emails during the day before hitting the wall), and was accused that no one had a plan for Saints preview content (this is entirely false; in fact, Thursday was the crescendo of months of planning -- and I have the emails and texts to prove it; Also, amazingly, despite the idiotic, false narrative concocted by his supervisors, the preview section has all the content in the order from the email sent on Thursday night to those who worked on producing the package that Friday evening). … And then because he chose to work from home from 10 AM to 6 PM on the Sunday of the NFC game (because he was setting up all the Super Bowl travel and budgeting in addition to monitoring the game and coverage from home (approving the budget and setting up deadlines, contact info and budget notes on a Google Doc and contact info on Slack) -- all of which is a usual practice, rather than wasting time driving back and forth from BR to NOLA and the hours before and after the game, all time that would be critical given the mountain of planning that had to be in place ahead of a mountain of Monday/Super Bowl meetings), his supervisors claimed he was unresponsive to colleagues and staff, ignoring the fact he has emails, Slack messages and texts between four different departments (Sports, Photo, Online and Accounting) and a Google Doc to prove his planning and activity from both Saturday and Sunday. He has yet to hear from all of the colleagues and staff who didn't call. The phone was working; nobody called; it was a day game, and people knew how to do their jobs and knew where to look for budget info). For all of this, he was escorted off the campus for which he had given heart and soul for 27-28 years (23 full time). And, oh, yeah, The Advocate won its first triple crown last year and its first APSE grand slam this year -- 37 APSE honors (31 Top 10s) under his guidance after just three from 1989-2012.

    If this sounds like the kind of stable, healthy, understanding workplace you would like to work for, go ahead and apply.

    But, hey, everybody has a tale of woe and stupidity in this business, and a job is a job.

    So, if you have any questions, you can reach out to me at schiefelbeinadvocate@gmail.com. … I'm proud of what we accomplished. There are plenty of good things and bad about my former employer. I have nothing to hide.
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  6. RonClements

    RonClements Active Member

    Whoa. I'm not a lawyer, but this reads like a wrongful termination suit in the works.
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