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Sports copy editor/ reporter Crystal River, Fla.

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Drip, Aug 17, 2009.

  1. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    OVERVIEW: The sports reporter/sports copy desk editor is one member of a three-person sports team who must be as comfortable editing stories and paginating pages as reporting on sports events and issues. The sports team produces the daily sports sections, annual football tab, special sections and makes additional contributions to the 28,000 circulation daily, 30,000 Sunday Citrus County Chronicle.

    The Citrus County Chronicle is seeking a sports reporter/sports desk editor (copy editor/page designer). Successful applicant must be a strong writer who’s comfortable editing the work of coworkers and free-lancers as well as designing and paginating pages at least three days a week for the sports section. There will be a heavy emphasis on pagination with this position but the ideal candidate must also be dedicated to excelling at local sports coverage, identifying and producing enterprise stories, and, when paginating, offering a balanced wire-copy package of college and pro sports.

    He/she must be proficient in Quark, organized, deadline-conscious and a stickler for accuracy and fairness.

    QUALIFICATIONS *B.A. degree or equivalent experience. *Solid college newspaper experience or equivalent with sports background. *Expertise with Quark and familiarity with Photoshop. *Strong interpersonal skills and able to take direction from sports editor. *Ability to work in and foster team-management structure. *Ability to quickly adapt to change.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS *Laying out, editing the daily sports section, balancing local content with wire-service content. *Producing approximately 4 stories a week, including – but not limited to – sports events, preview stories, sports news stories, sports feature stories and assisting news reporting team when necessary. *Editing work of stringers. *Coordinating with the photography team. *Attending weekly sports team meetings. *Working on special projects as needed, including an annual football tab. *Assist in training coworkers. *Managing section space and work flow. *Editing for libel, AP style, grammar, clarity, accuracy. *Writing crisp, accurate stories, headlines and photo captions. *Designing pages on Quark within parameters of general formats.

    Interested persons should e-mail John Coscia, Sports Editor at jcoscia@chronicleonline.com or call to 352-564-2928.
  2. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    This one gets a thumbs-up from me. It's 90 min north of Tampa and 90 min west of Orlando, but in a fairly rural part of Florida. Paper has always done well in Citrus County, though unfortunately it's the only shop in town since the St. Pete Times closed its bureau there a couple years ago. Lots of good golf there and I think four high schools.
  3. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Wasn't this affiliated with Tampa at one time or another before breaking away?
  4. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    No. http://tinyurl.com/qetzgs
  5. Meatwad

    Meatwad New Member

    Good paper, good staff. PM for details, if you must.
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