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Sports Editor in Missouri

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by jla74m, Apr 30, 2020.

  1. jla74m

    jla74m Member

    From JournalismJobs.com, a blind ad for a full-time sports editor. All I can say is who would trust these people?

    Date Posted April 17, 2020
    Industry Newspapers / Wires
    Specialty Sports/Outdoors
    Job Status Full-time
    Salary $35,000 to $40,000

    Do you love high school and small college sports and believe there’s much more than covering games? Then you’re the person we’re looking for! Our Missouri newspaper, a five-day daily, is blessed with successful high school programs that normally go far in state tournaments. We want our next sports editor to share stories about the athletes and coaches in both print and digital format, and not just rely on game coverage to fill the pages. Our ideal candidate will enjoy writing feature stories and columns as much or more than attending the games themselves. Don’t get us wrong. Game coverage is important, but it’s not the only thing. Our sports editor must know how to paginate with InDesign, use Photoshop, take photographs, cover and write deadline game stories on site, uncover hidden talent in our area to use as stringers, and have outstanding communication skills with co-workers. We are a morning newspaper, so the ability to work accurately and quickly within a short window on deadline is of the utmost importance. We are a two-person sports staff, including the sports editor.

    Benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance, 401K, free life insurance and days off. If this sounds like the perfect job for you, please email j965909@gmail.com
  2. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    A day off is a benefit? Never quite thought of it that way
    garrow, Batman, wicked and 7 others like this.
  3. studthug12

    studthug12 Active Member

    For this ideal landing spot in Somewhere, Missouri

    "If this sounds like the perfect job for you, send your resume to adkfj@gmail.com along with your social security number and a photo ID..."
  4. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

    Gotta love blind help-wanted posts.

    By the way, if you’re the sports editor at a 5-day daily in a small Missouri town and you think that your EIC or publisher (or both) are trying to get rid of you … you may be right.
    RonClements, jla74m and Liut like this.
  5. jla74m

    jla74m Member

    That's why I said, " Can you trust these people?"
  6. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Must be one of those “tests” that employers sometimes do to see if the candidate really wants the job. They want to see if you’re willing to go the extra mile and give your personal information to an anonymous email address. It’s one of those trust-fall things.

    Or they do it as a way to eliminate candidates who are gullible enough to provide the info.
    garrow and cake in the rain like this.
  7. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    The paper is “blessed” with high school teams that go far in state tournaments. So a deity is helping certain kids earn scholarships.
    wicked and Mngwa like this.
  8. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    If someone spent 10 minutes, they’d find the paper in question. Perhaps that someone can then give a heads up to the current SE.
  9. apeman33

    apeman33 Well-Known Member

    I just decided to go ahead and ask but the person who responded said they wouldn't say where it is until after they conduct a phone interview.
    My guess is an NPG paper but its based on flimsy evidence.
    Liut likes this.
  10. RonClements

    RonClements Well-Known Member

    Sure about that? If you know, then name it.
  11. bumpy mcgee

    bumpy mcgee Well-Known Member

    I can't imagine a lot of papers in Missouri are paying 35-40k a year, as sad as it sounds, so that should eliminate a good share.
    Liut likes this.
  12. apeman33

    apeman33 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, based on that number, it sure as hell ain't a Rust paper.
    Liut likes this.
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