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Sports Editor, Hattiesburg, Miss.

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by albert77, May 31, 2012.

  1. albert77

    albert77 Well-Known Member

    Heard about this opening last week, thought some in the SportsJournalists.com community might be interested. Found this ad on the Mississippi Press Association website.

    Category Editorial
    Job Title Sports Editor
    Job Description

    The Hattiesburg American seeks a sports editor to plan and oversee sports
    coverage for print and online.

    The sports editor oversees a staff of four reporters with priority coverage
    including the University of Southern Mississippi athletics and prep sports.
    The editor will encourage traditional sports coverage, non-traditional
    storytelling and the development of stories with broad appeal for the Sports
    section and A1.

    The sports editor position requires a minimum of 5-10 years of professional
    journalism experience, a bachelor¹s degree and managerial experience.

    Position requires proven ability to lead, motivate and inspire a newsroom
    operation that values teamwork. Must have demonstrated understanding of and
    ability to execute digital/online strategies. Must exhibit solid news
    judgment, a strong sense of fairness and high ethical standards. Position
    requires proven ability to innovate and find solutions to challenging
    problems. Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Must
    have excellent organizational, time-management and decision-making skills,
    flexibility and proven ability to work in a fast-paced, high-volume,
    deadline-oriented, rapidly-changing environment.

    Send resumes to Managing Editor Erin Kosnac at
  2. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    A friend of mine mentioned that he might apply for this job.
    It's perilous, it would seem, as papers continue to do things like we saw last weekin Mobile/New Orleans and with that chain.
    Who knows when Hattiesburg might decide to go all-web with its product?
  3. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    That seems to be the case with ANY paper these days.
  4. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Hell, Hattiesburg could start shipping daily papers TO Mobile and New Orleans.
  5. Bamadog

    Bamadog Well-Known Member

    The Clarion-Ledger prints their paper now and they've dropped circulation pretty badly in recent years. They're down in the 15,000-12,000 circulation class right now, which is pretty bad considering Forrest County (which contains Hattiesburg) has 74,000 people and it's a growing area after Katrina.

    If you're ever in town, the new Mugshots (the original conveniently burned down when they were building the shiny new one out by the new movie theater) is the place to go for a hamburger. Living there is pretty inexpensive too and it's a college town, so not a bad place to be a single guy.
  6. Liut

    Liut Active Member

    Albert, Bama, any idea what Tim Doherty is up to these days? IIRC, he was working news side at the American following the C-L departure. Tim is good people.
  7. albert77

    albert77 Well-Known Member

    Doherty's still doing news at the American.

    BTW, not sure what this job pays, but I'd guess it's in the mid-to-upper 30s. That's not bad considering the relatively low cost of living, and as Blitz indicated, the scenery is, um, nice.
  8. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Mid- to upper-30s? For a sports editor at a 26,000 daily? Hell, I was making THAT much as the second guy on the desk in Tupelo seven years ago. That's ridiculous.
  9. Bamadog

    Bamadog Well-Known Member

    It's not that much anymore. They're in our circulation class for awards and they're not even that high.
  10. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Everyone's circulation numbers have dropped in the last 5 years.
  11. Bamadog

    Bamadog Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately, you're right. Ours have too. It's a race to the bottom and I don't want to find out what the prize is when we get there.
  12. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Not ... everywhere. Not even everywhere in Mississippi.
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