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Prep writer at Seattle Times

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Shaggy, May 16, 2007.

  1. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    The Seattle Times has an opening for a writer to cover high school sports. Be part of one of the nation's best sports staffs, write for a section annually judged one of the nation's top 10 and join a motivated team that sets the pace for the region's coverage of high-school sports.
    Primary responsibility will be covering high-school and community sports in East King County, with duties including back-up for University of Washington football. Candidates must be competitive, motivated, knowledgeable about sports and work well independently and as part of a team. We're looking for someone who can pound out game stories on tight deadline, stay on top of breaking news, craft engaging profiles with voice and flair and produce enterprise projects while covering two of most competitive leagues in the state and about 30 total high schools.

    A strong sports-journalism background and daily newspaper experience are required. Schedule varies by season, but candidates must be able to work nights and weekends.

    Applicants should send a resume, cover letter and between five and 10 stories to Patricia Foote, AME/ Administration, PO Box 70, Seattle, WA 98111. Or, you can email the same to newsjobs@seattletimes.com. The Seattle Times is a drug-free workplace.

    For what it's worth -- and it's probably worth plenty -- I found this job at a minority job board. Nowhere to be found at journalismjobs or APSE. Hmmmm....
  2. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    I'm shocked they're advertising it at all.
  3. luckyducky

    luckyducky Guest

    They've got two prep folks leaving, so they definitely need someone, but I second SC's sentiment...I'm very surprised they're advertising this...
  4. nights and weekends? Fuck that.
  5. WSKY

    WSKY Member

    Live in Seattle? Fuck that.
  6. I have to send clips? Fuck that too.
  7. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    competitive and motivated? Next.
  8. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Eastside preps are the best in the Seattle Metro area. KingCo (or however you spell it) league churns out tons of DI athletes in all sports every year.
  9. Bob Slydell

    Bob Slydell Active Member

    Knowledgeable about sports. Well, never mind then.
  10. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    KingCo is correct, but is it really better than the city schools? I grew up on the Eastside and we had a couple of solid kids come out of my high school, but as far as basketball went the Seattle schools dominated. Now, in football, the Eastside was always really good.
  11. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Maybe not boys hoops, since Rainier Beach isn't there, but there are tons of baseball players from eastside, softball, women's hoops too.

    Anyway, this would be a good job and both Seattle papers devote a lot of space to preps.
  12. nutgraph

    nutgraph New Member


    have you seen most of the sports writers at the seattle times? they're as white as the clouds hovering above the city.
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