1. Welcome to SportsJournalists.com, a friendly forum for discussing all things sports and journalism.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register for a free account to get access to the following site features:
    • Reply to discussions and create your own threads.
    • Access to private conversations with other members.
    • Fewer ads.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon!

Northern Illinois Univ. beat writer in DeKalb, Ill.

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by WrIIter, Jan 18, 2008.

  1. WrIIter

    WrIIter Guest

    The Daily Chronicle in DeKalb, Ill., has an immediate opening for an energetic reporter to cover Northern Illinois University athletics.

    This is an opportunity for a writer to spread his or her wings and cover a Division I college. We are looking for a reporter who can develop sources and stay on top of the news but also take chances with innovative enterprise and feature writing. It's the perfect environment and opportunity for a writer to grow while learning the ropes of covering a major college on a daily basis for the first time. The position will also have the opportunity to write special A1 Sunday features on a regular basis.

    Qualified candidates should have experience in a deadline-driven daily or college newspaper environment and the demonstrated ability to write clear, concise and engaging sports stories and features. A candidate must have a passion for community sports journalism and the ability to work collaboratively with photographers and editors to produce a great newspaper. The position also includes coverage of high school athletics and limited page design responsibility. Knowledge of Quark is a plus.

    The Huskies have a new men's basketball coach in Ricardo Patton and a new football coach in Jerry Kill, all within the past year, as well as an up-and-coming women's basketball program. DeKalb is a vibrant, growing Midwestern college town just an hour west of Chicago with a dedicated readership and a young, energetic sports department staff looking for the perfect complement for its coverage of Northern Illinois.

    This position offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits package, and career progression possibilities. If interested in this excellent opportunity, please send, or e-mail a cover letter, resume, six writing samples (make them diverse with game stories, features and news) to: Jon Styf, Sports Editor; Daily Chronicle; 1586 Barber Greene Road; DeKalb, IL 60115

    Email: jstyf@daily-chronicle.com

    Drug Free Workplace/Equal Opportunity Employer
  2. Mr. Homer

    Mr. Homer Member

    And the home of Cindy Crawford.
  3. Mr. Homer

    Mr. Homer Member

    But in all seriousness, does this person travel?
  4. WSKY

    WSKY Member

    They sound like they are really low-balling this one.
  5. Where did Bobby Narang go?
  6. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

  7. Or where did Kevin Chlum go?
  8. sportsnut

    sportsnut Member

    Why because of the experience they are looking for does not sound like they have covered a major university before??? Its a great chance for someone that loves sports to get a beat job with a newspaper.

    I don't think they would travel but it would be great for whoever gets the gig.
  9. Rick Vaughn

    Rick Vaughn New Member

    Does anyone know anything about this paper? You think they'd shell out $25k per year on this one?
  10. loveyabye

    loveyabye Guest

    Pretty sure they would travel to most football games.
  11. NISB35

    NISB35 New Member

    The Daily Chronicle got bought by Shaw Newspapers not too long ago. Maybe new owners wanted something different. I do know that Chulm is is at LaSalle, IL.
  12. Mr. Homer

    Mr. Homer Member

    Now it really sounds like low-balling
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page