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Opening in Glens Falls

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Greg_Brownell, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. Greg_Brownell

    Greg_Brownell New Member

    I have an opening for a sportswriter. The posting follows:

    The Post-Star, a 30,000 circulation daily newspaper in Glens Falls, N.Y., is looking for a solid all-around journalist to join our sports staff. We cover a broad range of sports, including 40 high schools, three state tournaments, an AHL team, a summer college baseball team and horse racing at Saratoga. We prefer journalists with daily newspaper or similar experience, but will consider exceptional entry-level candidates. Multimedia skills are a must.

    The person who fills this position will cover a high school beat through stories, blog entries, video and use of Twitter. But we like to go beyond game coverage, and feature writing is an important part of what we do. There will be some editing and pagination as part of the job.

    To apply for this opening, please visit the job listing on our website: http://poststar.com/app/marketplace/psjobs/job_openings/current/. No paper applications will be accepted. Anyone with questions may contact Sports Editor Greg Brownell at brownell@poststar.com.

    I've had the fortune to hire some very good people in the last decade. Many of our past writers have gone on to success at major metros. I'd like to think we're a cut above the average small paper, and we're looking for someone who can help us keep that going.
  2. pressmurphy

    pressmurphy Member

    Best small-market sports department in the state and ample opportunity to shine.

    This is a great stepping stone, kiddies.
  3. GarrettWampler

    GarrettWampler New Member

    Anyone know anything about this shop? how big it is? or life around the area?
  4. Wonderlic

    Wonderlic Member

  5. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    Has anyone left lately for anywhere of note? Not criticizing the section or Greg, just haven't heard of any movement out of GF in years, and many circumstances could play into that.
  6. Wonderlic

    Wonderlic Member

    I believe it was only a couple of years ago when Kate Fagan left the Post-Star to cover the Sixers for the Philadelphia Inquirer. In at least that case, Glens Falls served as more of a launching pad than a stepping stone.
  7. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Wonderlic, the memory's rusty.
  8. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    What murphy said. This opens up once every couple years, but it's because they lose talent to other papers. From what limited times I've seen it the section appears to be well put together.
  9. CarlSpackler

    CarlSpackler Member

    I met Greg a few years ago at an APSE convention when I was a first-year sports editor. One of the nicest guys in the business as far as I can tell.
  10. Greg_Brownell

    Greg_Brownell New Member

    Since someone asked, and if you don't mind me boasting a little, here is the initial destination of the last 12 people to have left our sports department (moving backward from the lastest): FasterSkier.com, Newark Star-Ledger, grad school, Philadelphia Inquirer, Augusta Chronicle, an insurance company, Daily Racing Form, Tampa Tribune, Daytona Beach News Journal, New Haven Register, Asbury Park Press, Arizona Republic. (I know the insurance company entry kind of sticks out here, but it really was a good move for him).
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