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Sports editor...Dallas (Ore.)

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by gravehunter, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. gravehunter

    gravehunter Member

    The Polk County Itemizer-Observer newspaper in Dallas, Ore., part of Eagle Newspapers Inc., has an immediate opening for a full-time sports editor.

    This is a key position in our newsroom. It involves covering four high schools, a growing NCAA Division II university, and an assortment of community sports ranging from Little League baseball and softball to competitive fun runs and peewee rodeo.

    The qualified candidate must have a sports journalism background and be an energetic, self-motivated team player with solid writing, reporting and time management skills. Knowledge of AP style required. Photography skills and the ability to paginate lively and visually appealing pages using Quark Xpress is also required. Professional newspaper experience preferred, but we’ll consider a recent college graduate with the right credentials. Competitive salary and benefit package that includes vacation, health coverage, life insurance and 401(k) plan.

    This is not your typical 9-to-5 job. It’s a great career opportunity that requires regular evening and weekend work. If your idea of how to handle the job is to sit behind a desk and talk to coaches on the phone once a week, this isn’t the position for you. We’re looking for a committed individual who will take our sports coverage to a new level and make it shine through vivid feature stories, detailed personality profiles, analysis of local sports issues, and lively game coverage.

    Reliable transportation a must. Motor vehicle driving record check as well as pre-employment drug screening required. EOE. You’ll get our attention faster if you already live in Oregon or a neighboring state.

    The Itemizer-Observer in 2010 and 2011 won General Excellence awards from the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association Better Newspaper Contest and the Oregon and Southwest Washington Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists – and we know we can do even better. Our office is in Dallas, in the heart of the Willamette Valley. We’re minutes from the State Capitol in Salem and Western Oregon University in Monmouth, a short drive to the Oregon Coast, and right in the middle of Oregon’s wine country.

    To be considered, please send your resume, references, a letter explaining your vision for our sports pages and a variety of recent writing and page design samples to:

    Nancy Adams, Publisher, Polk County Itemizer-Observer, P.O. Box 108, Dallas, OR 97338; e-mail to ionews@polkio.com; or fax to 503-623-2395.

    Deadline to apply is Friday, Nov. 4
  2. Editude

    Editude Active Member

    Not to be confused with The Dalles, a cute town downriver from Portland.
  3. JPsT

    JPsT Member

    Oh sweet, I've always wanted to work at the Morning-Ne...awwww man.
  4. Charlie Brown

    Charlie Brown Member

    Guessing it's a weekly. Ad hints at it, maybe, but doesn't say.
  5. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    It's a weekly. Published Wednesday, circulation about 7k.

    Dallas is a small town. But it's only 15 minutes to Salem, 30 minutes to McMinnville, 35 minutes to Corvallis, both of which are small cities with all the usual amenities. It's an hour at most to the coast and there's an Indian casino within 45 minutes. Lots of sports around beyond the high school level, with Linfield, Western Oregon, Oregon State. Willamette and the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes all within easy driving distance.
  6. flexmaster33

    flexmaster33 Well-Known Member

    Yes, a small-town weekly paper...but the location is in the center of a busy I-5 hub, putting you within 90 minutes or Portland to the north and the state colleges to the south.
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