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SE job in Beaufort, S.C.?

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Drip, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    It appears that the Gazette will be looking for a new sports editor.
  2. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Interesting. Not too long after they had to lay off the guy they just hired.
  3. MU_was_not_so_hard

    MU_was_not_so_hard Active Member

    If I'm not mistaken, Jeff was in control of Beaufort and Hilton Head.
  4. Riddick

    Riddick Active Member

    If they're lucky, he hasn't moved yet.
  5. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    For sports, I assume. If I read that story correctly, it sounds like he would be moved to news.

    I hope this is what a guy like Steve Blust really wanted to do. I've talked with him on a couple of occasions, and I think I could work for him - anywhere, anytime ... if he'd have me.
  6. sblust

    sblust Member

    No need to dust off those resumes, folks. Here's what's happening:

    After 32 years of full-time newspaper employment, I've decided to take a buyout, effective Nov. 7. I'm going to head back west, although I don't have another job lined up yet. My kids live in California, and I decided I no longer wanted to be 2,500 miles from them.

    Jeff Kidd, who worked at the Beaufort Gazette for eight years as a sports reporter and sports editor and for the last eight years as sports editor of the Island Packet, has been promoted to editor of the Gazette. Lance Hanlin, whom I hired as Gazette sports editor in January, has been promoted to sports editor of the Packet and Gazette, which combined their sports operations in July (an arrangement that is going very well, by the way).

    I'm very happy for Jeff and Lance, both of whom are very deserving of their new roles.

    Steve Blust
    Beaufort Gazette executive editor
  7. sblust

    sblust Member

    Some stories have a happy ending, even in this crazy time in newspapers.

    Dan Worthington, who was laid off as an ASE at the Gazette, was rehired soon after that to work on the combined news copy desk for the Gazette and Island Packet. He's doing very well.
  8. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    Good to hear, Steve. Better to hear that Dan found a good landing spot given the chaos.

    Good luck in moving out to the West Coast, and thanks for the clarification.
  9. SCEditor

    SCEditor Active Member

    Congrats to Jeff. You won't meet a nicer person in this business, and his sports sections have always raked in tons of awards. With Lance moving up to SE, does that mean the Island Packet/Gazette is adding another ASE, sports copy editor or sports reporter?
  10. sblust

    sblust Member

    No. Combining the operations probably put us one over where we needed to be given the current economy, so there are no vacancies.
  11. SCEditor

    SCEditor Active Member

    Thanks for the response and good luck in California.
  12. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    Steve, good luck to you in California. It's a huge loss for the Gazette. You and I spoke on the phone once. I think anyone who worked for you in Beaufort was very fortunate.
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