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Prep Sports Editor in Tucson

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Mighty_Wingman, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. Mighty_Wingman

    Mighty_Wingman Active Member

    From apse: http://apse.dallasnews.com/job_board/2008/2178.html

    Date posted: 3/19/2008
    Newspaper: Arizona Daily Star
    Job listing: High School Sports Editor
    (e-mail): Shannon Conner, Sports Editor

    The Arizona Daily Star in Tucson has an opening for a full-time energetic and passionate high school sports editor.

    The Star covers 61 high schools across four counties, including 26 big schools in the metro area. The high schools editor is responsible for a staff of five part-time reporters and works closely with the sports editor to determine daily coverage as well as special section content.

    Tucson is a growing market in the Pac-10 Conference and home to the University of Arizona, as well as three spring training teams, a Triple-A baseball team, 56 area golf courses, a community college and outdoor opportunities including mountain biking, cycling, running, swimming, hiking and mountain climbing.

    Applicants must have at least one year of daily newspaper experience. The Star, owned by Lee Enterprises, is a 101,000-circulation daily.

    The successful candidate will possess strong reporting and editing skills. The position includes nights and weekend work.

    Tucson is about an hour north of the Mexican border and 90 minutes south of Phoenix. The mid-sized paper is consistently among the top award winners in the region for its size.

    Send a resume, cover letter and work samples to:

    Shannon Conner
    Sports Editor
    Arizona Daily Star 4850 S. Park Ave.
    Tucson, AZ 85714

    You may also apply via e-mail to:


    A minimum of one year of experience for a position nominally supervising five people? Part-timers or not, that surprised me a bit.
  2. wannabeu

    wannabeu Member

    I agree. Just one year of experience for this job seems low. Maybe because the pay will be low as well?
  3. MU_was_not_so_hard

    MU_was_not_so_hard Active Member

    Good paper w/ some really good people.
    Just be ready to drive quite a bit. Tucson isn't the biggest of cities, but it is extremely spread out.
  4. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    61 schools, you and a buncha part timers. sounds like fun.
  5. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    Sounds like a pretty good job.
    Any idea on the pay? Also, what is the word on the chain?
  6. sportsnut

    sportsnut Member

    So when do we start. Will the editor be spending a lot of time on the desk, or actually out covering 10 some schools?
  7. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    I can't speak for Tucson in particular, but Lee tends to underpay a bit, but it has wonderful bennies. They pay 5 percent into your 401K before you contribute a dime, plus they have paid time off instead of vacation and sick leave, which is great for young healthy people. You get three weeks of it.
  8. Yawn

    Yawn New Member

    You have answered correct. Move on to Question 2.
  9. Jay August

    Jay August Member

    Anybody know who left and where they went?
  10. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    the last guy, johnny tokenheimer, now is the SE at the paper in zigzag, oregon.
  11. Riddick

    Riddick Active Member

  12. Appgrad05

    Appgrad05 Active Member

    Yep. When the rest of Oregon zigs, Tokenheimer zags.
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