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Sports Columnist- Boise, ID

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Zads07, May 16, 2014.

  1. Zads07

    Zads07 Member

    From jjobs.com

    Company: Idaho Statesman
    Sports Columnist
    Boise, Idaho
    Job Status: Full-time
    Salary: Not Specified
    Job ID: 1588824


    The Idaho Statesman is searching for a full-time sports columnist responsible for 3 columns each week, largely focused on local sports, athletes and coaches. Columnist must own his brand, using blogs and social media in sophisticated ways that build audience and relationships. Columnist must contribute to our digital presence with video, live chats and multi-media projects as well as backup other sports staffers as needed and filling in with general assignments as needed, including beat coverage of our minor league hockey team.

    Responsibilities include:

    Collecting accurate, pertinent information by interview, observation, research and/or investigation about newsworthy sporting events in the local community.

    Generating column ideas, creatively and persuasively write columns with a personal agenda/opinion/idea on current controversial, personal or newsworthy topics that will be of interest to readers.


    Four-year college degree, preferably in journalism or equivalent experience and training.

    Knowledge of current events locally, nationally and internationally.

    If interested contact Sports Editor Mike Prater at 208-377-6421. Send a letter, resume and samples of your work to mprater@idahostatesman.com and jobs@idahostatesman.com.

    The Statesman is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace.
  2. Matt Stephens

    Matt Stephens Well-Known Member

    Sad to hear Murph is leaving the Mountain West media family. Big shoes to fill.
  3. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Matt, where's Brian going? I'm definitely e-mailing Mike on this one...
  4. Matt Stephens

    Matt Stephens Well-Known Member

    Don't know how public it is, so I'll wait to see if he wants to share. Definitely not a bad reason he's leaving. He did great work there.
  5. TheMethod

    TheMethod Member

    Any estimates on pay?
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