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Sports Ed, Vandalia (Ill.) weekly

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Central-KY-Kid, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. http://www.lcni.com/jobs/index.php
    Sports Editor

    The Leader-Union, a 4,800-circulation weekly in Vandalia, Ill., is seeking a sports editor. The position's primary responsibility is to cover sports activities in Vandalia and Fayette County, which includes six other school districts. The job includes writing stories, related photography work, paginating the sports pages, and loading sports stories and pictures on The Leader-Union website (www.leaderunion.com). Some pagination and proofing of other pages in the paper is also included. The successful applicant must be a strong writer, a good photographyer and be familiar with a broad range of prep and youth sports. They must be able to write game stories as well as features, be organized, able to meet deadlines and be a stickler for accuracy. Bachelor's degree in journalism or related field, or equivalent experience is desired. This exempt position requires considerable night and some weekend work. Interested persons should apply to: Dave Bell, Publisher, The Leader-Union, at dbell@leaderunion.com Click here to view full details
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    JOB POSTING

    Sports Editor
    The Leader-Union
    Vandalia, Illinois

    The Leader-Union, a 4,800-circulation weekly in Vandalia,
    Ill., is seeking a sports editor.
    The position's primary responsibility is to cover sports
    activities in Vandalia and Fayette County, which includes six
    other school districts. The job includes writing stories, related
    photography work, paginating the sports pages, and loading sports
    stories and pictures on The Leader-Union website
    (www.leaderunion.com). Some pagination and proofing of other
    pages in the paper is also included.
    The successful applicant must be a strong writer, a good
    photographer and be familiar with a broad range of prep and youth
    sports. They must be able to write game stories as well as
    features, be organized, able to meet deadlines and be a
    stickler for accuracy.

    QUALIFICATIONS:
    � Good writing and interviewing skills
    � Bachelor's degree in journalism or related field, or equivalent
    experience
    � Good organization and time-management skills
    � Good photography skills and knowledge of Photoshop
    � Knowledge of Adobe InDesign layout software
    � Knowledge of spelling, grammar, AP style and libel law

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
    � Write crisp, accurate and compelling stories, headlines and
    photo captions
    � Write a mixture of game stories and feature stories for the
    weekly sports pages
    � Develop relationships with area coaches to facilitate the flow
    of information to the newspaper
    � Shoot clear and compelling photos
    � Design and lay out weekly sports pages
    � Design and lay out other pages, as needed
    � Load stories and photos onto The Leader-Union website
    � Write copy and lay out the fall, winter and spring sports
    preview sections
    � Serve as a backup for other members of the news team

    OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
    � Must have a valid driver's license and access to a reliable
    vehicle.

    WORK SCHEDULE:
    This exempt position requires considerable night and some weekend
    work.

    Interested persons should apply to: Dave Bell, Publisher
    The Leader-Union
    PO Box 315
    Vandalia, Ill. 62471
    Email: dbell@leaderunion.com

    Notify your immediate supervisor and LCNI Human Resource Director
    if making application. Deadline for applications is August 18,
    2010.

    EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
     
  2. Scouter

    Scouter Member

    Home of the Vandals. Vandalia is a former state capital of Illinois. That's all I got.
     
  3. msprague

    msprague New Member

    Right on I-70. Still in the South Central Conference...?
     
  4. doubledown68

    doubledown68 Active Member

    This guy also went to Vandalia...

     
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