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Sports editor, Ketchikan, Alaska

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by 2muchcoffeeman, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    From J-jobs:

    Company: Ketchikan Daily News
    Sports editor
    Ketchikan, Alaska
    Job Status: Full-time
    Salary: Not Specified
    Ad Expires:
    February 18, 2008
    Job ID: 873008

    Sports editor in one-person department of family-owned newspaper. Cover high school, middle school and community basketball, baseball, football, soccer, volleyball, wrestling, cross country, track etc. in a small community with an outdoors lifestyle in the Tongass National Forest. Journalism degree or sports reporting experience required. Benefits: paid vacation, profit sharing, 401k, paid holidays, medical and dental insurance, sick leave. Send resume, clips and cover letter to: Tena Williams, Co-Publisher, Ketchikan Daily News, P.O. Box 7900, Ketchikan, Alaska, 99901. tenaw@aptalaska.net.

  2. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

    Wow. No road access. That'd be an experience, I'd imagine.
  3. I'm not in sports, but to me this still sounds like a dream job.

    Where does it say no road access?
  4. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Ketchikan would be a fun post for a season. I doubt you get to travel with the teams much. The good thing is - you won't be putting a lot of miles on your car.
  5. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

    I looked it up on a map. It's on an island in southeast Alaska. Even the airport would require a ferry, it looks like. I had never realized there were so many communities that could only be accessed by boat or airplane. I also never realized Alaska's capital was one of them.
  6. Mighty_Wingman

    Mighty_Wingman Active Member

    Ketchikan: Would-be home of the Bridge to Nowhere. Average temperature: 45 degrees. More than 20 hours of daylight in June and July.

    All that, AND middle-school volleyball.
  7. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Sign me up!
  8. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    First job I ever interviewed for was this one. Straight out of college I was up for an adventure (or just employment) and Ketchikan sounded awesome. Alas, they wouldn't pay for me to come out and visit and I felt I had to see the place first (interview was a phoner; couldn't blame them for not wanting to pick up the tab from Atlanta, Ga., for a snot-nosed kid).

    Still haven't been to Alaska but I'd love to go.
  9. amraeder

    amraeder Well-Known Member

    I'm part of (I think) 2 members of AK-SJ. I don't work in Ketchikan, and have never been, so I can't tell you much. You'd cover the King Salmon, who are 3A (small schools) in football 4A (largest classification) in basketball. I've heard the area is absolutely beautiful, but I can't tell you myself.
    They probably aren't going to fly you out to look at the place (my paper didn't either, just too much $$) so you'll have to be ready to go sight-unseen.
    If anyone has any general Alaska questions, I might be able to help.

    Edit: with correct classification info.
  10. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    If you are given a notice at 8 p.m. eastern on the first day of the month, that a poll is due on the fourth of the month at noon Eastern, how late are you now?
  11. amraeder

    amraeder Well-Known Member

    Only about 4 hours.
  12. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    Read a fascinating story about Alaska high school football last year, think it was the NYT. There's a LOT of air travel involved for road games in many parts of the state.
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