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Sports Ed, La Grande, OR (3x weekly)

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by gravehunter, Jul 8, 2013.

  1. gravehunter

    gravehunter Member

    found on journalismjobs.com

    http://www.lagrandeobserver.com

    The La Grande Observer is looking for a sports editor who understands the appetite for local sports goes beyond a box score.

    The successful sports editor candidate will have either had some leadership or management of a sports department at a newspaper, or have a proven track record as a reporter and is looking to take what they’ve learned and use it to help make us even better. Candidates must possess strong writing, grammar, spelling and editing skills, as well as excellent communication skills. We’re looking for a team player who loves writing about sports and general news, as well as possessing strong Mac computer experience, solid pagination (InDesign) and design skills and abilities, very strong photography and Photoshop skills, a superior work ethic and a great attitude. Must have excellent time management and organizational skills and abilities. Must be serious and have a strong desire to write, package and publish quality sports pages each Monday, Wednesday andFriday, in addition to a vibrant Outdoor/Rec section every Friday. We’re looking for a sports editor who can contribute new ideas, as well as help coach and make others around them better.

    Additional responsibilities may include writing some general news and feature stories. Advancement and management opportunities within a topflight newspaper organization are very realistic for employees with a proven track record.

    Solid benefit package includes competitive pay, medical insurance, life insurance, flex-spending account, paid vacations and mileage reimbursement. This position will be filled as soon as possible.

    Send cover letter, salary requirements and résumé to: Andrew Cutler, Managing Editor, La Grande Observer, 1406 Fifth St., La Grande, Ore. 97850, or e-mail to:acutler@lagrandeobserver.com.
     
  2. TrooperBari

    TrooperBari Active Member

    Publishing three days a week? Sports editor doing sports and general news? Things sure have changed since I was last in The Big, when the paper was six days a week and the sports writers only did sports.

    La Grande is a nice enough town, even though it's not really near much of anything. You're closer to Boise than Portland. Still, the cost of living is affordable, you should be able to find decent housing for not a lot of money, and the Blue Mountains make for a nice view.
     
  3. Zads07

    Zads07 Member

    This one's done.
     
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