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Sports Editor ElCampo, Texas

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by BrianM, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. BrianM

    BrianM Member

    From JJobs:


    Company: Leader-News
    Position: We love sports in Texas; do you?
    Location: El Campo, Texas
    Job Status: Full-time
    Salary: $25,000 to $30,000
    Ad Expires: April 14, 2011
    Job ID: 1239716


    Description:


    The Leader-News, a twice-weekly newspaper located about an hour south of metro Houston, has an immediate opening for a sports editor to complete our newsroom. This is a one-person sports department that is responsible for game coverage, features, photography and layout using InDesign software.

    Our next sports editor must be a versatile, motivated and organized journalist with a strong work ethic who understands the importance of professionally representing our company at various events throughout the area. He or she must be eager to contribute to an award-winning newspaper that has an established tradition of covering its community like few others.

    This position is full-time requiring some nights and weekends. Journalism degree is a plus.

    A competitive salary and benefits await our next sports editor.

    Please send cover letter, resume' and clips of your work to publisher@leader-news.com.

    The Leader-News is an EOE employer.
     
  2. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    A job for an up-and-comer or a has-been? Obviously this place doesn't want talent if a a degree is optional. Just someone to crank out pages.
     
  3. BrianM

    BrianM Member

    Stitch; are you suggesting that only those with journalism degrees have any talent?
     
  4. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Not as a blanket statement, but if you're under 30 and want to get in the business, you should have a four-year degree. Especially is a paper thinks it's a "plus" to have. There isn't a shortage of good writers with degrees around.
     
  5. BrianM

    BrianM Member

    I'm working in journalism without a degree. I'm pretty decent at it. It can be done.
     
  6. dirtybird

    dirtybird Active Member

    In all fairness it says "Journalism degree is a plus." To me that does not say a degree is optional, as much as the journalism focus is.
     
  7. Matt Stephens

    Matt Stephens Well-Known Member

    The best investigative reporter I know is an English / creative writing major.
     
  8. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    well that settles it
     
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