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Sports Copy Editor, Waco, Tex.

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by outdoors, Jan 6, 2007.

  1. outdoors

    outdoors Member

    The perfect candidate will be a wordsmith who can make bloated copy lean and write headlines with punch — and do it on deadline. Should have command of grammar and AP style, a strong sense of what makes a page visually compelling, and good knowledge of sports, from Little League to the NFL. Understanding and facility with other media, including podcasting and video, is a plus. Job includes producing a 4-page sports section two nights per week, and helping with larger sections three other nights. Limited opportunity for reporting/writing for the right candidate. Requires work on nights and weekends. Submit resume and work samples to sports editor Kim Gorum at kgorum@wacotrib.com or P.O. Box 2588, Waco TX 76702-2588.
  2. zman82

    zman82 Member

    anybody know anyone that's made the jump from here to austin? i know they're both cox owned but don't know if that has anything to do with anything.
  3. Basil Exposition

    Basil Exposition New Member

    The road to Austin indeed runs through Waco but not through the Tribune-Herald newsroom.
  4. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Make sure you stop in West on your way and pick up some kolaches at the Quick Czech.

    (BTW ... in proper AP style, Texas doesn't get an abbreviation.)
  5. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    I've noticed that the NY Times and Wash. Post both use "Tex." but I don't know why.
  6. boots

    boots New Member

    This gig gets the boots seal of approval if for no other reason than it won't be folding or downsizing.
    SE Kim Gormus is good people. You could do worse.
    And remember, Waco pronounced properly is Whack 0. c
  7. Flip Wilson

    Flip Wilson Well-Known Member

    Gorum is good people, as are the rest of the long-timers in the sports department there. There hasn't been much turnover at all in the last 20 years or so. In fact, the paper has had just three sports editors in its existence: Jinx Tucker, Dave Campbell (of Texas Football magazine fame) and Gorum.
  8. redsox99

    redsox99 Member

    Waco is that nice mid-level town in a great location with lots of history. Close enough to Dallas/Austin/San Antonio to get to those places fairly quickly and Houston's a fairly easy drive. Lots of good preps in the area. They lost one of the truly great people a few years back when they lost Mickey Humphrey. And Gorum is a great guy.
  9. zman82

    zman82 Member

    very clever basil, very clever indeed.
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