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Sports copy editor, Marietta, Ga.

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by boots, Feb 26, 2007.

  1. boots

    boots New Member

    The Marietta Daily Journal is seeking a full-time sports copy editor/reporter for a Atlanta metro-suburban daily paper. The job revolves around coverage of 20 area high schools, Kennesaw State University and an active recreational sports scene.

    Candidates must be able to cover a game and writer a player feature, and also someone who can find the interesting sidebars and enterprising stories our readers expect.

    The right candidate must be able to take those stories, and with the use of our award winning photo department, design eye-catching pages that draw the reader’s attention.

    Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field, at least one-year experience as a sports writer/sports copy editor. Internships and work on college newspapers will be considered. Other duties will include – writing on a tight deadline, proficient in spelling, grammar, punctuation and an overall attention to detail. Must be knowledgeable in Quark Xpress, Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft Word.

    Applicants must have a valid drivers license and good driving record.

    This position comes with a competitive salary and benefits package.

    Qualified candidates should send a brief cover letter, resume, five each writing and design samples and references to:

    Resumes may be submitted via email at resumes@mdjonline.com or mail to: Human Resources Marietta Daily Journal P.O. Box 449 Marietta, Ga. 30061 RE: SPORTS POSITION

    No phone calls please.
  2. John

    John Well-Known Member

    Run Away!!!

  3. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Is this the place where it's verboten to cover major sports events when they happen to take place just down the street in Atlanta?
  4. John

    John Well-Known Member

    Yes, but the turnover is so high that you could be sports editor in a matter of weeks.
  5. prhack

    prhack Member

    Release the hounds! :D
  6. joe king

    joe king Active Member

    Don't bother. Just search for the hundreds of previous threads about this place.
  7. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    Can we just refrain from posting any more MDJ job openings on here? It only ends in ugliness. Every. Time.
  8. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Nah. We get just enough n00bs coming in that we need to keep warning them off about Marietta, Killeen, the JRC, &c.
  9. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    Ok, make it the MDJ running job opening thread and sticky it.
  10. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    It's probably not a good idea, but maybe we should consider having sticky good job/bad job threads. Enough people vote on a bad job, they get on the Hall of Suck. That way, newbs can be properly warned about our favorite garden spots.
  11. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Echo the sentiments expressed already. Just run away.
  12. Dan Rydell

    Dan Rydell Guest

    Nobody goes to Marietta.

    And there's a good reason for that.

    You just don't need a job that bad.
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