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Sports Editor - Gainesville, GA

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Zads07, Jul 27, 2015.

  1. Zads07

    Zads07 Member

    JournalismJobs.com - Job Listing - Progressive Sports Editor

    Date Posted July 27, 2015
    Location Gainesville, Georgia
    Position Editor
    Specialty Sports/Outdoors
    Job Status Full-time
    Salary Negotiable
    Website http://www.gainesvilletimes.com

    The Times seeks an energetic, forward-thinking editor to manage our sports coverage and a staff of three for print, digital and beyond.

    The ideal candidate should have five years or more experience on a newspaper sports staff handling the tasks of budgeting, story and photo assignments, editing and page production. You should know how to prioritize resources to maximize our daily push for local, local, local content on lively, fun, image-rich pages.

    You should also be comfortable adapting to a changing digital environment and find new ways to connect with readers through Web, mobile and social media outlets. You should be able to spark innovative methods of covering old beats and encourage writers to take chances. You should be willing to abandon coverage areas and features that are worn-out and passe and find fresh ways to draw in new readers. We need an editor who thinks beyond the scores and participates fully in integrating all coverage in a forward-looking newsroom without walls.

    The Times is located in Northeast Georgia in a growing area with nine high schools in our main sports coverage area, a dozen more outside of that, and several growing college sports programs, in addition to events on Lake Lanier and Road Atlanta. We offer competitive salary and benefits. To apply, send resume, work samples and references to hr@gainesvilletimes.com.
  2. TyWebb

    TyWebb Well-Known Member

    It has been awhile, but this was one of my stops up the newspaper ladder to nowhere. Can't say much about what the staff is like now, but I do know that the area is high school football crazy. There are a few annual contenders for state in the area, like Gainesville and Flowery Branch, and a few college prospects regularly emerge from there, like Deshaun Watson at Clemson, Blake Sims at Bama, AJ Johnson at Tennessee or Connor Shaw at South Carolina. Plus you are close enough to the Atlanta Falcons' training camp that you can justify covering them some.

    There isn't much to do in the city itself. There is a small downtown area but that gets old fast. It is within driving distance of a few places, like Lake Lanier, Atlanta, and Athens, so there's that. My ex-girlfriend still lives there. If you see her, call her a life-wrecking whore for me.

    Could be a good spot to spend a few years before moving on to a bigger daily.
    Potter, Zads07 and Waldo9939 like this.
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