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Prep sports writer, Tallahassee, Fla.

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Sunshine Scooter, Aug 22, 2007.

  1. Tallahassee Democrat opening

    High school sports reporter for newspaper and online news sites, covering local high school teams and helping to coordinate correspondents and reader-submitted news coverage. Also will help in gathering stats and other information related to high school sports with occasional assignments to cover Florida State, Florida A&M, Tallahassee Community College or other local and community sports or related events.

    At least two years experience preferred. Good interviewing and writing skills required. Knowledge of Microsoft Word, HTML and multimedia background a plus. Must have proven track record of meeting deadlines with clear, concise writing; have a strong working knowledge of multiple sports, grammar and spelling. Good planning, interpersonal and organizational skills a must.
  2. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Not a bad gig. If only the pay were a bit better. But it IS Gannett we're talking about here and I'm not sure about Tallahassee's cost of living. One bonus: no state tax.
  3. HackyMcHack

    HackyMcHack Member

    Once upon a time, Brian McLaughlin (now of Daytona Beach) truly owned this beat. A fine reporter, and good people too.

    And no, I'm not B-Mac....
  4. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    Base Pay: $29,900.00 - $34,990.00 /Year

    Lower cost of living than where I am, but it still sounds a bit low.
  5. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    I was making $23K as a prep writer before. So $35K sounds good to me for a prep job.
  6. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    i bet you weren't making $23K at a 50k or larger paper ... and you know the person coming in will make $30k, not $35k.
  7. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    It's a college town, so there are plenty of places to drink cheap beer. Gas is a bit higher than most parts of the state (for reasons I've never understood) but again, because it's a college town, apartments should be cheap. You just may have to live next door to a party every night.
  8. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Ditto that.
  9. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

  10. Mighty_Wingman

    Mighty_Wingman Active Member

    What happened to Jim Henry?
  11. Greatescape

    Greatescape New Member

    Jimbo left more than a year ago and is working for Don Yaeger, helping him with his book projects, etc.
    Mary Beth Bishop is the latest writer to give up the preps burden at the Democrat. She did an outstanding job -- as did Jim, and yes, Brian.
    But Brian never had to survive the Gannett factor.
    Tread carefully and be prepared to kiss mucho butt.
  12. hoopsfor3

    hoopsfor3 New Member

    Where did Mary Beth go? I understand Randy Beard and Jack Corcoran have left the building too. If that's true, that's a lot of bolting going on up there in Bowden Land.
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