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Prep sports reporter, State Journal-Register, Springfield, Ill.

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Igor in CT, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. Igor in CT

    Igor in CT Member

    From journalismjobs.com

    Company: State Journal-Register
    Position: Seekng prep sports reporter
    Location: Springfield, Illinois
    Job Status: Full-time
    Salary: Not Specified
    Ad Expires: February 26, 2009
    Job ID: 1013792

    The State Journal-Register in Springfield, Ill., a 57,329 Sunday, 48,505 daily publication, is seeking an energetic sportswriter with an eye for enterprise, a deep knowledge of sports and what people are talking about, and the skill to report and write for multiple platforms.

    This position will have an emphasis in covering high school sports. Successful candidates must have a strong track record of consistent performance, strong writing skills, the creativity to generate insightful feature stories and analyses, and a demonstrated ability to improve the product. Candidates should possess the ability to post news updates to the newspaper's Web site and he or she will aid in efforts to build Web site traffic. A four-year college degree in journalism or a related field is required.

    To apply, please send or e-mail a letter expressing interest, a resume and clips to Jim Ruppert, sports editor at jim.ruppert@sj-r.com, or P.O. Box 219, Springfield, IL 62705-0219. Applicants should express interest by Feb. 20
  2. Riddick

    Riddick Active Member

    holy shit! a newspaper that's hiring!
  3. Jbrown1450

    Jbrown1450 New Member

    That remains to be seen.
  4. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Not THAT Journal Register, thank Tebow.

    ADD: But GateHouse, unfortunately. The only chain in Illinois to make people long for Gannett.
  5. Rusty Shackleford

    Rusty Shackleford Active Member

    If I'm not mistaken, this paper has had layoffs/big time budget cuts/etc in the not-too-distant past. Which really surprises me that they're hiring and makes me wonder if whoever they bring in will be the first on the chopping block the next budget-cut go-round.
  6. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    I was just through Springfield last weekend en route to St. Louis for the Cardinal winter warm-up. Been through there several times; can't imagine cost of living is too terribly high, but can anyone share?
  7. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    There's a copy editor opening as well.
  8. Is this Robert Burns' old job?
  9. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    you mean ol' bobby?
  10. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    does it pay at least 30k?
  11. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    i'm guessing it def. would.
  12. EmbassyRow

    EmbassyRow Active Member

    Where'd Burns go?
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