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Sports ed/college basketball reporter, Manchester, Conn.

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by gravehunter, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. gravehunter

    gravehunter Member

    ...from JJ.com

    Company: Journal Inquirer
    Sports editor and college basketball reporter
    Manchester, Connecticut
    Job Status: Full-time
    Salary: Negotiable
    Ad Expires:
    January 19, 2012
    Job ID: 1305425


    Aggressive 35,000-circulation suburban Connecticut daily seeks a skilled editor for copyediting, page design, and reporting on a major college basketball beat. Versatility and schedule flexibility required. Send application with introductory letter, resume, and several work samples by U.S. mail, not e-mail, to Brian Coyne, Executive Sports Editor, Journal Inquirer, 306 Progress Drive, Manchester, CT 06045-0510.
  2. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    I like their vagueness over what beat it is. That's going to be a shitty job if the team you're covering is Arizona.

    (Yes, I know it could be the men or the women.)
  3. BillyT

    BillyT Active Member

    Maybe it's the Manchester, Conn., part that clued me in, but the team is UConn, which is not a bad beat.

    It's also a great job.

    You clearly have never heard of the late, great Randy Smith.

    Being half as good as he was would be a tremendous start.
  4. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    Isn't this the paper that brought down the George O'Leary regime at Notre Dame?

    PBOWKER Member

    NO, that was Manchester, New Hampshire. The hole in his resume was over the University of New Hampshire.
  6. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    Blue font there. The "men or women" part could have clued you in to the fact that maybe I had an inkling that it was UConn.
  7. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    Either way, you get to deal with a bonafide major-league asshole.
  8. noodles

    noodles Member

    I understand that this job opened because Connecticut men's basketball beat writer Phil Chardis will be leaving to become the men's basketball SID at Connecticut.

    Phil replaces Kyle Muncy, who will remain at UConn but in another role within the athletic department.

    Muncy mentioned this via Twitter late last week.
  9. pickensp

    pickensp New Member

    Neill Ostrout got this job. He tweeted it earlier this week.

    Good for the paper and for Neill. He covered the team for the Connecticut Post for years.
  10. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Great news for Neill. Hopefully he kicks the crap out of the Post, which never should have let him go.
  11. Buckeye12

    Buckeye12 Member

    35,000 circ. and the sports editor does layout in Connecticut?
  12. BillyT

    BillyT Active Member

    Has nothing to do with the state, Buckeye.

    Just because it's not how you do it, doesn't mean it doesn't happen.
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