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Prep leader/writer, Birmingham News

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by heyuimintojsus, Jan 11, 2008.

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  1. Company: The Birmingham News
    Prep sports reporter
    Birmingham, Alabama
    Job Status: Full-time
    Salary: Not Specified
    Ad Expires:
    February 15, 2008
    Job ID: 871824

    The Birmingham News seeks a reporter to lead coverage of high school athletics in central Alabama. This reporter will cover games and athletic issues, write a column and online blog, and will organize and coordinate coverage of athletic events involving 70 high schools in the Birmingham area. Candidates should have a minimum five years daily newspaper experience and should demonstrate skill in coordinating a large prep operation as well as skill in covering off-the-field hard news stories. Experience in developing online coverage is a plus.
    The Birmingham News Co. offers an outstanding benefits package, including health, dental and life insurance, 401k with match, pension, tuition assistance, credit union and much more.

    Candidates may send a cover letter, resume, work samples and references to: The Birmingham News Co. Attn: HR/Matt Havard PO Box 2553 Birmingham, AL 35203 [No Phone calls please]

    The Birmingham News Co. WHAT WE DO MATTERS

  2. Rockbottom

    Rockbottom Active Member

    This thread, or a variation of it, was locked. Don't know why.

  3. 2underpar

    2underpar Active Member

    so, what's going on with this one?
  4. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    I get that "What we do matters!" is the News' slogan, but do you really need it in a job ad?
  5. MU_was_not_so_hard

    MU_was_not_so_hard Active Member

    Know a few people there. Think nearly all of them are pretty damn good.
  6. 2underpar

    2underpar Active Member

    this should have already been filled internally.
  7. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Should have, and have, are two different things, sadly.
  8. CarlSpackler

    CarlSpackler Member

    Good for the guy who outed the internal candidate. A penny saved not sending postage is many pennies earned.
  9. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest


    It was a bullshit move. Why should anyone be outed?

    There were two internal candidates who were up for it, by the way, and I don't know what this posting means.
  10. CarlSpackler

    CarlSpackler Member

    It means I won't waste my time applying for a job that was only posted to fulfill some corporate policy. When you get rejected over 40 times, half of which are jobs that are filled internally, you begin to appreciate when someone tells the truth about something, even if it is done in an unfortunately shady manner. But this whole business is shady, so what would you expect?
  11. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Get your facts straight. The first time around, the job wasn't even posted. A thread was started by someone on here, and it seems the thread was started solely to out the internal candidate.

    Here's the thread in question:

  12. Barsuk

    Barsuk Active Member

    No offense Carl, but I think you need to chill out about your hatred for filling positions internally. Just because a hire is made internally doesn't mean it predestined to be so. Often -- not every time, but often -- a position is legitimately opened up, and the internal candidate just happens to be the best candidate, and he or she gets the job.

    And in this case, somebody made a completely bush move by not only point out there was an internal candidate, but outing said candidate. Not cool.
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