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SE opening at small daily in Minnesota...only one HS and one college to cover...

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by ronalong, Sep 22, 2006.

  1. ronalong

    ronalong Guest

    Company: Crookston Daily Times
    Position: Dream Sports Editor Job
    Location: Crookston, Minnesota
    Job Status: Full-time
    Salary: $20,000 to $25,000
    Ad Expires: October 27, 2006
    Job ID: 683918
    Website: http://www.crookstontimes.com

    Looking to cover sports in a town with a successful prep program as well as a thriving university? This job is for you. We're a M-F daily seeking a sports editor in our town of 8,200 people. We're located a half-hour east of Grand Forks, ND and an hour north of Fargo, ND. Responsibilities include covering the local prep teams, the Pirates, who play in a new high school, and also the Golden Eagles, a Division II athletic program at the University of Minnesota campus in Crookston. You'd cover the games, write stories, take digital photos with a Canon EOS Digital Rebel, and write columns when you feel like expressing an opinion. You also design and lay out your page. Successful applicant would join our three-person newsroom. Experience is preferred, but we'd consider a recent college graduate looking to get his/her career off to an exciting start. Knowledge of Quark Xpress and Photoshop a plus, but will train. We'd also train on the daily updating of our recently revamped website, www.crookstontimes.com. Send writing clips, resume, cover letter and references to Mike Christopherson, managing editor, at editor@crookstontimes.com, or mail everything to Mike's attention at Crookston Daily Times, 124 South Broadway, Crookston, MN 56716. If you're faxing, the number is 218 281-7234.

    From what I've seen on their website the high school does not play football, couldn't find a prep football story for the past two weeks. The college does have a football team. Looks like a great starter for someone fresh out of school, but bring plenty of warm clothes.
  2. Space Monkey

    Space Monkey Member

    This should be ESPN's new "Dream Job," where several overqualified candidates compete to win the job of running a one-man sports section in the middle of nowhere.
  3. Minotauro

    Minotauro Member

    I wonder if being a native Minnesotan is enough to outweigh DUI and drug arrests. If so, I know someone perfect for this job... and he's available.
  4. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Let's just call him Brady S. Wait, that's too obvious. How about B. Slater?
  5. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Very close to Grand Forks, which is a metro area (for that region) and the home of a soon-to-be I-AA university.

    Great lake country, although you probably could never afford a place on that salary. And yes, it does get cold in the winter.
  6. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    no, no it wouldn't. he'd have to take a lengthy class in hydroponics ... the only other option would be spending half that cake on quality herb someone else spent the time bringing to fruition.

    not that there's anything wrong with that.
  7. RayKinsella

    RayKinsella Member

    At least you will never get the phone call from the parent complaining that you never cover such and such team.

    And maybe their are no prep football gamers because they are a M-F daily, and most prep football games are on Friday, so by the time the story would print, it is 3 days late.
  8. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Crookston, the town where Dru Sjodin's body was found. And the town where her now-convicted-and-waiting-for-the-electric-chair killer was found. Lovely place, it sounds like.
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