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SE, Hudson, N.Y.

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Claws for Concern, Oct 25, 2006.

  1. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Company: Hudson-Catskill Newspapers
    Position: Seeking dynamic sports editor
    Location: Hudson, New York
    Job Status: Full-time
    Salary: Negotiable
    Ad Expires: November 29, 2006
    Job ID: 696033

    Sports Editor Hudson-Catskill Newspapers, a small newspaper group in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley is seeking a full-time sports editor to head its section that covers Columbia and Greene county sports. The editor, along with two full-time reporters and freelance writers and photographers, must find ways to maximize coverage with a small staff. You will get to do it all — from writing stories to snapping photos to editing copy and laying out pages — which is extremely rewarding when you put together an especially good section. The sports editor will be expected to produce a weekly column on local sports, or a regular opinion piece that localizes the major national stories of the day. While high schools sports are our bread and butter, we work in an eclectic area with an array of people with divergent interests. We therefore try to spotlight the various sports and recreational activities people engage in, from kayaking the Hudson River to hiking in the Catskills. Fishing, hunting, golf, auto racing and martial arts are all staples of our non-scholastic community coverage. Our priority is local, but it is important to strike the appropriate balance — both in terms of time and presentation — between local, regional and national sports news. Other duties will include creating preview sections for each scholastic sports season and designing comprehensive and eye-catching all-star pages at season’s end. Experience selecting and placing wire content in an innovative manner is highly desirable. Photoshop and Quark experience is required. Candidates should have at least three years experience at a daily paper, preferably as a sports editor or ASE. A legitimate fondness for (not toleration of) local recreational and scholastic sports is required. We’ve worked hard to revitalize the department over the past 18 months and have seen significant progress to that end. If you think you can help us take the next step, we would love to hear from you. Please send a cover letter, resume and 3-5 writing samples to Theresa E. Hyland, 364 Warren St., Hudson, NY 12534 or by e-mail to thyland@registerstar.com. Only candidates from New York and nearby Massachusetts will be considered.
  2. BigDog

    BigDog Active Member

    Only NY and nearby Massachusetts will be considered? Brilliant!
  3. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    Apparently the 115 miles between Hudson and Hartford would be too much for any potential candidates.
  4. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    Paper has a circ of 5,200. You were expecting a national search?

    The town is a mix of depressed Upstate town with influx of Manhattanites buying cheap weekend homes (or nearby farms) that are vacant from Sunday night or Monday morning till Friday night. Thus a lot of antique stores and some trendy restaurants. Town has some potential, paper probably doesn't.
  5. STLIrish

    STLIrish Active Member

    Interesting side note. On a recent survey of cities in NY to determine the "most stressed" -- i.e. most afflicted by a cocktail of fiscal and social woes -- Catskill (across the river from Hudson) finished #1. This survey included such garden spots as Niagara, Utica and Newburgh, not to mention Buffalo, Rochester, etc. But Catskill took the prize.
  6. BigOleSportsFan

    BigOleSportsFan New Member

    Anyone hear anything about this as far as interviews, etc?
  7. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    yeah, last i heard they were talking to some douchenozzle from, help me out here, either ny or nearby massachusetts.
  8. Diego Marquez

    Diego Marquez Member

    Theresa E. Hyland sounds like one of those people sucking the hope right out of all the newbies in this industry looking to take that first step on the ladder.
    "Candidates should have at least three years experience at a daily paper, preferably as a sports editor or ASE."
    I guess she wants one of those ASEs at the NY Times who sits at their desk and says, "Oh, if only I had a section to call my own." Right. How about saying this would be a great chance for a young, up-and-comer to get their feet wet and build a resume. I can't even imagine a situation so bad at any daily for an SE or an ASE to apply for this one. How many daily papers in the country, sorry I meant NY and nearby Mass., no, I do mean the country, are small enough to make this a good move for a three-plus year established editor?
  9. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    Mannnn. I've mentioned it before, but you've got to be working hard to overtake Newburgh on that list.
  10. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    I just want to know what this sentence means:

  11. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    if i may quote what the person was thinking: "and stuff."
  12. Monday Morning Sportswriter

    Monday Morning Sportswriter Well-Known Member

    What the editor needs to understand is that the people with divergent interests only live there on weekends, and they pick up a New York Times with their coffee at Stewart's in the morning.

    For a 5,000-circulation paper, it's good. But again, it's a 5,000-circulation paper, in a county that becoming more and more affluent. It's outsold by a twice-weekly on the other side of the county. And in most Columbia County towns, it's outsold daily by the Albany Times Union, which doesn't even cover Columbia County.
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