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Sports Editor, Albany Herald (Ga.)

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by ChmDogg, Oct 24, 2006.

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  1. ChmDogg

    ChmDogg Member

    This recently opened back up again. I think they may widen the search a bit more this time. PM me with questions.


    Company: The Albany Herald
    Position: Sports Editor
    Location: Albany, Georgia
    Job Status: Full-time
    Salary: Negotiable
    Ad Expires: November 28, 2006
    Job ID: 695646
    Website: http://www.albanyherald.com

    The Albany Herald has a strong history of award-winning sports journalism. We're looking for a strong, talented journalist with good managerial and design skills to carry on this tradition. Our sports editor directs a staff of three full-time and two part-time writers. Send your resume, a cover letter and five examples of your best work to Jim Hendricks, executive editor, P.O. Box 48, Albany, GA 31702, or e-mail jim.hendricks@albanyherald.com.

  2. Floyd

    Floyd Member

    Re: Albany Herald (Ga.) Sports Editor

    Just an FYI for those interested, this paper is much more aggressive in its coverage than a typical paper its size. They cover all UGA football, as well as all Falcons home games, the Masters, several NASCAR races (Daytona, Atlanta) and some Braves, as well as other college stuff at Auburn, GT and FSU. Definitely not a typical smaller paper.
  3. FlipSide

    FlipSide Member

    Pretty familar with this one, too.
    Very tough job. You'll be asked to do a lot. Above all, you must be great on Quark and deadline. But it's also a real good opportunity for someone who's motivated and willing to go bat for his section.
    Big shoes to fill in Daniel Shirley, who left a few months ago for Macon. His initial replacement apparently couldn't handle the day-to-day grind of the position.
  4. boots

    boots New Member

    Rather surprised that this one opened up again. The paper does some pretty good things but could use help in several areas. Overall not a bad place.
  5. I can't speak to what happened after I left, but I will say I really enjoyed my time in Albany. The only reason I left was for a better job at a bigger paper. And they still have a great staff in Albany: good people and hard workers.
  6. TheEck

    TheEck New Member

    I'm the one leaving Albany, and it has nothing to do with the job. It's a good place to work, it's a challenging job and the staff is tremendous. I'm returning to LaGrange, Ga. to be the sports editor where I was before. My family is happy there, and although my wife was supportive when I took the job in Albany, I don't think she wanted to leave LaGrange. So when the job opened up again they asked to come back and I told them I would. I'm not sure who Flipside is, but it has nothing to do with not being able to handle the "day-to-day grind of the position." That's pretty shaky journalism on Flipside's part. Anyway, it is an excellent job, and the company is top-notch. If anybody has any questions about the position let me know. - Kevin Eckleberry
  7. Diego Marquez

    Diego Marquez Member

    Is Flipside one of your back staffers? Or did I mean stabbers?
    There is something to be said about working where you want to, especially in this day and age of downsizing. If you have a good place to go to, and family around, best of luck to you.
  8. FlipSide

    FlipSide Member

    <--- Check in with Master Shake for my answer to that.
    Good luck in LaGrange. I hear it's beautiful this time of year.
  9. prhack

    prhack Member

    That's pretty cute, flip. It's pretty obvious you're also not in the business of getting to the bottom of something before shooting your mouth off. Looking at your profile, I see you're still a young buck. Hopefully, you take more care with your reporting than your posts.

    Good luck in LaGrange, Eck! I'm sure they're glad to have you back.

    Regarding the job (since this is the job board), Albany's a little remote for my taste, but I have no doubt it's a great launching pad for anyone who's got an eye on bigger and better things in the business. Good luck to all who apply.
  10. prhack

    prhack Member

    Don't be too hard on the guy. After all, if that signature quote of his is any indication, his politics are pretty close to mine, so he can't be all bad. :)
  11. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    Further proof that this line of work tends to eat its own. Hey flip, since you're all big on the "daily grind" thing, where do you think Eck will have to work harder, Albany or LaGrange (which, by the way, is a daily)? I can tell you that the smaller the paper is, the more of a grind working there is going to be because the staff is smaller. Most people on here don't have to have that explained to them because they've lived it.

    EDIT: This was in no way meant as a slap at Albany; I know that job requires hard work, too. But it has resources (three full-time and two part-time writers, according to the ad) a place like LaGrange doesn't.
  12. Bamadog

    Bamadog Well-Known Member

    I'm amazed that anyone can give the Eck grief. Man's got more plaques than Jordan's got rings.

    I wouldn't be where I'm now without his help and tutelage. Even if he is addicted to iced Pop Tarts. ;D

    Family is more important than work and besides, LaGrange is an excellent spot, close to everything and a nice town to live in to boot.

    Albany lost a good one when he decided to go back to LG.
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