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Sports ed, Hopkinsville, KY

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by gravehunter, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. gravehunter

    gravehunter Member

    This might become a hire from within. Website shows bylines of a guy who was listed as "assistant sports editor" but is now listed as "interim sports editor." Why wouldn't they just promote the assistant?


    Seeking dynamic leader to revamp our sports coverage

    Salary: $30,000 to $35,000

    Website: http://kentuckynewera.com

    Description: The Kentucky New Era, an award-winning mid-sized daily publication that goes to press five days a week, is looking for a passionate sports editor to lead our two-person sports team. The New Era, which has a paid circulation of 7,500, is based out of Hopkinsville, Ky., about an hour’s drive north of Nashville and 10 miles from Fort Campbell, home of the 101st Airborne Division.

    The previous sports editor spent 19 years in this role, and while we were sad to see him go, we’re ready to revamp our approach to our sports coverage. If you always wanted your own sports section and think you can find innovative ways to produce great coverage beyond the standard run-of-the-mill game summaries, this might be the perfect the job for you. We’re looking for a renewed focus on player profiles and in-depth analyses, and we need an energetic, dynamic individual who takes ownership of his or her work.

    We cover seven local high schools, youth athletics and four colleges, including Austin Peay State University, Murray State University, Western Kentucky University and the University of Kentucky, in addition to the Tennessee Titans and much more. Local coverage is our bread and butter, but if that base is covered, there are some solid perks that can come with this position. Additionally, Hopkinsville is less than a 30-minute drive from Land Between the Lakes, one of the premiere outdoor recreational areas in the South.


    - Ability to work nights and weekends

    - Bachelor’s degree in journalism or applicable field

    - Minimum two years of experience working for a newspaper, preferably in the sports department for a daily publication

    - Ability to write well-crafted stories, edit copy and layout pages using Quark Xpress, all on deadline

    - Photography skills (a Nikon D700 camera will be provided)

    - Knowledge of AP style

    - Ability to manage multiple team schedules and utilize freelance writers to bolster coverage

    - Knowledge of social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter

    - Excellent conflict-resolution and customer service skills

    - Ability to work effectively in a team environment

    - An unrelenting passion for sports and the desire to produce the best sports section in the state

    Employment at the New Era comes with some benefits, including options to participate in our company’s health, dental and vision insurance plans. Additionally, the New Era provides matching incentives for a retirement plan and paid vacations.

    To apply for the position, send a cover letter explaining why you’re the right person for the job, along with any applicable page designs and writing samples, to Editor Eli Pace at epace@kentuckynewera.com. Don't forget to include at least three references. No phone calls please.
  2. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    I've never seen the paper and don't know anything about the job, but I think 35K would go a long way in Hopkinsville. The little town isn't too bad. Just over an hour from Nashville, a couple from Louisville, maybe three to Lexington.
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