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Sports Editor, Carlisle, Pa.

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Drip, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Lee Enterprises is a leading provider of local news, information and advertising in 53 markets in 23 states. Lee's newspapers have circulation of 1.5 million daily and 1.8 million Sunday, reaching four million readers daily. Lee's online sites attract 14 million unique visits monthly, and Lee's weekly publications have distribution of more than four million households. Lee's markets include St. Louis, Mo.; Lincoln, Neb.; Madison, Wis.; Davenport, Iowa; Billings, Mont.; Bloomington, Ill.; and Tucson, Ariz. Lee stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol LEE. For more information about Lee, please visit www.lee.net.

    Job Description:

    The award-winning Sentinel of Carlisle, Pa., (circ. 15,000) has an opening for a sports editor who's ready to step in and lead our team of full- and part-time reporters and correspondents.

    We cover 15 high schools and three local colleges ' Shippensburg University, Dickinson College and Messiah College ' plus local auto racing and youth sports. And in a highly competitive market, we want to keep readers coming to us first in print and online for local sports news and features.

    This position requires a supervisor who can make sound decisions quickly, communicate well, train and coach reporters, edit copy and produce attractive pages on deadline using InDesign. The sports editor is also a key player on the news team responsible for developing strategy and content for our Web site. Experience with InDesign or similar a desktop publishing software is required.

    Applicants must have, as a minimum, a bachelor's degree or equivalent experience, three years on a daily newspaper of general circulation and management experience.

    The Sentinel is an a.m. paper seven days a week.

    Carlisle is close enough to Baltimore, Philly and D.C. for day trips and down the road from Harrisburg, the state capital. New York City and Pittsburgh are just a few more hours away. The position offers an excellent compensation and benefits package, plus opportunities for advancement.
  2. dm19

    dm19 Member

    Did this SE get the job in Harrisburg by any chance?
  3. ewt112

    ewt112 New Member

    No way. They had one who left in December and the gentleman they hired was there for a couple of weeks and then took a better paying gig at a different paper in PA...and by better paying gig, I mean substantially better paying, for less work (he was hired as a writer).

    PM me if you want details on this place. It's a former stomping ground of mine.
  4. 1HPGrad

    1HPGrad Member

    Home of Jeff Lebo. (Who? Exactly. Is it possible to know too much about Carolina basketball?)
  5. cjericho

    cjericho Well-Known Member

    also Billy Owens or is he from Altoona?
  6. ewt112

    ewt112 New Member

    Billy is from Carlisle. Danny Fortson had a cup of coffee in Altoona
  7. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Former (and maybe again soon?) home of Redskins training camp.
  8. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Redskins camps were fun when they were in Carlisle.
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  9. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Allllllrighty then.
  10. ewt112

    ewt112 New Member

    that is the rumor that SKins camp is coming back. The Skins actually called Dickinson (not the other way around) about returning.
  11. cs2823

    cs2823 New Member

    Word is that the former SE left to go back to school (another sports writer leaving the biz to pursue other things? I'm shocked). And like someone mentioned above, apparently they brought a guy in who quit after a week or so. Great area for prep sports.
  12. ewt112

    ewt112 New Member

    Yes, the one who was there for about two years left to go back to school and the gentleman they hired was there all of three weeks and took a much better paying job.

    As far as the preps, there's a couple of consistent football contenders, including Cumberland Valley who went to the West final in football, basketball is up and down sometimes, but again there's a couple of regulars who contend and the teams like Red Land, Mechanicsburg, Trinity, who compete in the Keystone are good and that is fun to be around, Carlisle also has a rich bball history.

    Wrestling is good, track and field is usually very competitive.

    Messiah college fields good teams but this place only cherry picks stories and they do not cover the "three local colleges" as much as the ad seems to lead on that they do. They are very behind in covering those colleges.

    Again, PM me if you need some details, lay of the land.
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