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Sports editor -- Calgary, Alberta

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Igor in CT, Apr 7, 2007.

  1. Igor in CT

    Igor in CT Member

    From jeffgaulin.com

    Sports Editor REF#: 8550
    Calgary Herald
    Location: Calgary, Alberta
    Posted: April 5, 2007
    Deadline: April 27, 2007

    The Editorial Department of the Calgary Herald is looking for a dynamic editor to oversee its Sports department and sports content on a variety of platforms, including the newspaper and its web site.

    Calgary is a growing city of one million people and the Herald is committed to reflecting the energy and diversity of the city in all fields of coverage, including sports.

    We are searching for a sports editor who can build on the department's strong foundation and lead the department in maintaining its reputation as the number one source of sports news, in-depth analysis and compelling features.

    The successful applicant will drive the section daily, lead the department in breaking news from the world of sports, and also be able to bring an innovative approach to features, the packaging of stories and special projects.

    The sports editor will also be Web savvy, driving and creating sports content for the paper's web site. As well, he/she will oversee sport files to CanWest News Service and provide strong leadership as the Herald continues to transition to a multi-platform media organization.

    We’re looking for an exceptional editor with a flair for innovation to steer this department, which covers everything from the city's NHL and CFL teams to high-school sports.

    He/she will supervise a group of slightly more than a dozen writers, editors, freelancers and columnists, working with them on everything from story development to beat development. Superior personnel management skills and the ability to flourish in a work environment that emphasizes feedback and teamwork is essential.

    The ideal candidate will have experience as an editor at a daily newspaper. Experience in sports journalism is an asset, as is experience with online journalism, Web filing and Web-related software. He/she will also be a proven manager who has demonstrated innovation, while possessing exceptional communication, leadership and organizational skills.

    Only those applicants short-listed for interviews will be contacted

    Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a resume, cover letter (stating you found this job on Jeff Gaulin’s Journalism Job Board) and samples of section they've edited to:

    Human Resources Department
    Calgary Herald
    PO Box 2400 Station M
    Calgary , AB
    T2P 0W8 ,
    Tel: No calls
  2. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Paging Flash ...
  3. HackyMcHack

    HackyMcHack Member

    Not interested right now, but always a question I've had: How easy/difficult is it for a U.S. citizen to hook up with a Canadian paper? What kind of hoops do you have to jump through, other than the normal newspaper hiring process (correct pronounciation being PRO-cess, not PRAH-cess, of course....) and obligatory consumption of Molson and/or Labatt's?
  4. EE94

    EE94 Guest

    There's a lot of red tape the organization has to go through, as well as yourself, so you really have to wow them to make them do that.
    CanWest is not about to do that. As a chain, they have pulled out of Canadian Press (the northern AP equivalent) and have established a "national" sports desk in Ottawa to replace it.
    Notoriously cheap. They had a posting for an "experienced" NBA beat writer in Toronto - and were offering about $40,000, an entry level salary in that city.
  5. doctor x

    doctor x Member

    Have to learn about curling, not to mention the correct spelling of colour, honour, labour and other such words.
  6. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    I would seriously consider cutting off a limb to get a job in Canada. Sadly, I have no editorship experience.

    Though I do know curling.
  7. MU_was_not_so_hard

    MU_was_not_so_hard Active Member

    Not sure if its still the case, but it used to be that if you were not Canadian, only one member of your immediate family could have a full-time job.
  8. John Medeiros

    John Medeiros Member

    Wasn't this Dale's job? What happened to him?
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