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Saskatoon StarPhoenix

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Mark2010, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    The Saskatoon StarPhoenix seeks a talented, innovative, energetic sportswriter for a full-time position within our sports department.

    We place a strong emphasis on writing ability and creativity within the beat structure. The position includes working a prominent local beat, along with general-assignment reporting and features.

    The successful candidate will know how to cultivate sources, to ask the tough question when needed, to work with integrity, and to create compelling stories that serve our loyal readership.

    The StarPhoenix, which is part of the Postmedia chain, places a strong emphasis on digital content. A willingness to embrace digital technologies is a must.

    Saskatoon is going through a major boom, both economically and population-wise. With that growth comes a busy sports scene.

    We’re looking for somebody who can join our department, which includes four reporters, and tell local stories through strong writing and reporting.

    The StarPhoenix publishes six days a week and offers competitive salary and benefits. The position involves both evening and weekend work.


    Post-secondary journalism diploma, or equivalent writing and reporting experience
    An ability to write clean, compelling and accurate copy under tight deadlines. Strong writing is a must.
    Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision when required.
    Willingness to work as part of a team and to take direction as needed.
    Willingness to provide content on a variety of platforms.
    Valid drivers licence.

    Qualified applicants can forward their resume, with covering letter outlining their experience and qualifications to:

    Human Resources Manager

    The StarPhoenix

    204 5th Avenue North

    Saskatoon, SK

    S7K 2P1

    Email: humanresources@thestarphoenix.com
  2. How was this ad written without using the word hockey?
  3. dkphxf

    dkphxf Member

    Or without describing what the prominent local beat is.
  4. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    If you're American, you don't have a chance to get this.
  5. Brian

    Brian Well-Known Member

    Ron Artest changed his name again ALREADY?!?
  6. Beef03

    Beef03 Active Member

    I believe it is their WHL beat, and I heard yesterday they have already shortlisted applicants. Could be wrong though on that second part, not the greatest source I go that from.
  7. Is this the opposite of those threads where some Canuck asks if there's any chance he'll get a job in Montana or some border state only to have everyone shoot down his hopes?
  8. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Ability to spell defense with a c and count to 55 and 12 while covering football optional?
  9. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Must pronounce the word produce (as in vegetables) PROD-uce and not PRO-duce. Also must say LEFT-tenant instead of LIEU-tenant... :)
  10. Cubbiebum

    Cubbiebum Member

  11. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    The Saskatoon StarPhoenix sounds (and looks) like the name of an intergalactic cruiser in some B sci-fi movie.
  12. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    Oh, and your sports editor welcomes you:

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