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Sports Editor | Evergreen, Colorado

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by SFIND, May 25, 2016.

  1. SFIND

    SFIND Well-Known Member

    JournalismJobs.com - Job Listing - Sports Editor

    Evergreen Newspapers is looking for a creative and energetic sports editor to coordinate coverage of nine high schools for our four newspapers. The sports editor typically writes several stories a week and designs and copy edits the sports sections in our papers. This person schedules and supervises freelancers and also updates our websites. The position also entails working with the photo editor to coordinate assignments.

    Evergreen Newspapers is comprised of three paid mail delivery weekly papers, Canyon Courier (3,400 circulation) serving Evergreen area, Clear Creek Courant (850 circulation) serving Idaho Springs area, and High Timber Times (800 circulation) serving the 285 corridor area and one free carrier delivery weekly paper, Columbine Courier (11,500 circulation) serving the Columbine area.

    Evergreen, Colorado is just 27 miles west of downtown Denver and 52 miles west from Denver International Airport. Evergreen is a foothills/mountain town that offers many outdoor recreation activities. Websites for the individual publications may be found at www.canyoncourier.com, www.clearcreekcourant.com, www.hightimbertimes.com, and www.columbinecourier.com.

    Bachelor's degree in journalism or related field
    At least two years' professional experience as a sports writer and page designer
    Must also be proficient in the use of Adobe Creative Suite, especially InDesign, to design the sports sections on a weekly basis
    Have experience scheduling freelancers
    Experience and drive to use social media
    Possess flair to drive new ideas for local sports coverage
    Ability to work independently with superior results
    Must have valid driver's license and access to a reliable vehicle

    Essential Functions
    Write or assign to freelancers all sports stories needed for the four papers each week
    Work with photo editor to coordinate assignments
    Write a mixture of game stories and feature stories for the sports pages
    Edit copy and design the four sports sections
    Use InDesign and Photoshop to design sports sections
    Plan and coordinate space and coverage needs with editor
    Develop relationships with area coaches to facilitate the flow of information to the newspaper
    Update the websites with current information
    Meet established deadlines of the newspaper

    Whe applying, please send cover letter, resume and PDFs or links of writing samples.


    For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

    Sports Editor - Evergreen, CO
  2. JohnHammond

    JohnHammond Well-Known Member

    Beautiful area. Lived nearby for several years.

    Good thing the OT rule will apply to the SE, as the limited circulation exemption only applies to newspapers or newspaper groups with a total circulation of less than 4,000. You'll also be driving a lot and dealing with traffic. It's quite a haul going from Columbine to Evergreen and Idaho Springs.
  3. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Happy to provide any info about this area. LOVE Evergreen. Small town but still near the bright lights of Denver. Was just there Saturday on hike.
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