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Sports Designer/Copy Editor, The Monitor (McAllen, Texas)

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Baker, Dec 21, 2010.

  1. Baker

    Baker New Member

    The Monitor — a 50,000 daily, 55,000 Sunday in the Texas Rio Grande Valley — is looking for a creative, dedicated sports designer/copy editor. The candidate should be a motivated designer/editor who can hit the ground running in a fast-paced environment.

    This position primarily will be charged with editing and designing the daily sports section. Experience using InDesign is a plus. There also will be limited writing opportunities.

    McAllen-Edinburg-Mission is one of the five fastest growing areas of the nation, as fact reflected by our rapidly growing sports market. The Upper Valley is home to the NBA D-League’s RGV Vipers, the Central Hockey League’s RGV Killer Bees, a soaring boxing market and NCAA Division I University of Texas-Pan American.

    High school sports have a huge following as well, which is evident by RGVSports.com The Magazine, a full-color, glossy 72-page quarterly high school sports publication written and designed by Valley Freedom Newspapers’ combined sports department. The sports staff based out of The Monitor is part of the Valley Freedom Newspapers’ sports department, which includes three dailies (Valley Morning Star and The Brownsville Herald) with a combined circulation of 90,000 daily and 110,000 Sunday.

    If you have what it takes to do the job, The Monitor offers a competitive salary and benefits, including health, dental and vision insurance, a 401K and a profit sharing program. We also offer an outstanding working environment in our five-year-old, 104,000-square-foot building with its state-of-the-art presses and equipment.

    Although we prefer candidates with one or more years of experience, we welcome resumes and clips from talented beginners with journalism degrees and/or strong newspaper internships. Because we are in the Valley, fluency in Spanish is a plus but is not required.

    If you are interested in joining our team, please send a cover letter, resume and work samples to Wade Baker, Valley Freedom Newspapers’ Executive Sports Editor, or Todd Mavreles, West Valley Sports Editor, at: The Monitor, 1400 E. Nolana Loop, McAllen, TX 78504. You may also e-mail your resume and clips to: wbaker@themonitor.com or toddm@themonitor.com. For further information you may contact Wade Baker by phone at (956) 683-4450 or Todd Mavreles at (956) 683-4451.

    The Monitor is an Equal Opportunity employer. Non-U.S. citizens wishing to apply must already be in possession of a valid work visa and other appropriate documentation.
  2. Den1983

    Den1983 Active Member

    Wade's a good guy, and McAllen is not too shabby of a place to live in. A lot of quality sports, and Wade and his staff work extremely hard. This is a quality gig.
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