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Sports designer/copy editor, Durham, N.C. (DANGER, WILL ROBINSON!!!)

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by 2muchcoffeeman, Nov 30, 2007.

  1. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member


  2. ColbertNation

    ColbertNation Member

    Is it just me, or does anyone else find it interesting that the hiring process seems to be starting with the ME rather than the SE?

    Also, I don't know much about this paper other than that they have a history of not paying stringers. OK, they have a history of not paying this stringer. But at least I'm not bitter.
  3. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Paxton fired 25 percent of the paper's newsroom staff the day after it bought the paper in 2004.

    This may help ...

  4. Riddick

    Riddick Active Member

    seems like designer and copy editor are two different jobs these days.
  5. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    Who's leaving?
  6. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Was the old ownership this ruthless?
  7. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    The interesting part is that snail mail is to be sent to the ME, while the e-mail is to be sent to Jimmy Dupree, the SE.

    No, Wick, the owner prior to Paxton was not this ruthless - nor this stupid.

    A few years ago, I would have been ALL OVER this one. Now, not so much. I've heard Jimmy isn't a bad guy, and I can't say enough about Mike Potter and the juggling job he does with various beats with the Herald-Sun. Nice guy, too ...
  8. MU_was_not_so_hard

    MU_was_not_so_hard Active Member

    I have nothing to add, other than Mystery Meat's avatar just caused some spilled diet coke.
  9. BBJones

    BBJones Guest

    A bit off topic, but what did you do about that? Because I've also been stiffed and would like that money.
  10. ColbertNation

    ColbertNation Member

    Never did anything. It was my senior year in college, it was near the end of the semester, and I was incredibly busy. I must've faxed them the information they needed at least three or four times, and they kept saying they never got it. Essentially, they wore me down and I gave up. They were actually one of two papers I strung for that month to never pay me (the other one was Newsday). All totaled, I was out about $350. I did get the clips, though, which was better than nothing.
  11. It's Paxton. Just walk away slowly and don't try to startle it too much.
  12. ondeadline

    ondeadline Active Member

    Nolan Hayes, the UNC beat writer, is leaving. They're shuffling duties around and that leaves a desk opening.
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