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Sports editor, Lafayette, La.

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Miles O'Toole, Jul 19, 2006.

  1. Miles O'Toole

    Miles O'Toole Member

    Company: The Advertiser
    Position: Sports Editor
    Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
    Job Status: Full-time
    Salary: Not Specified
    Ad Expires: August 23, 2006
    Job ID: 661190
    Website: http://www.theadvertiser.com

    The Daily Advertiser is looking for a versatile journalism leader who can inspire a team to produce outstanding sports coverage in print and online and can help assign, edit, and determine story play for news and features in an innovative newsroom structured for a multi-media age. Must have five years experience in a sports section at a daily newspaper and at least two years of supervisory experience. Must have basic computer skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as familiarity with the Internet. Page design, copy editing, and web posting skills are a plus. We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefit package for full time employees. To apply for this position, send your resume and salary history by mail to: Human Resources Department, Attn: Sports Editor, P. O. Box 5310, Lafayette, LA 70502, or by fax: 337/289-6409, or by e-mail: resumes@theadvertiser.com. EOE.
  2. tyler durden 71351

    tyler durden 71351 Active Member

    Lafayette is a hell of a fun town...great food, a thriving downtown, lots of good bars, tons of great looking women, good place to raise a family. If you're going to work for a less-than-mediocre newspaper, you could be in a lot worse places. For a while, The Advocate had a veteran stringer who was beating them on University of Louisiana-Lafayette stuff.
  3. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    High praise there, mr. fisticuffs.
  4. Sporty_Harvey

    Sporty_Harvey New Member

    Anyone know what happened to Kevin Foote?
  5. TigerTown

    TigerTown New Member

    I heard Foote is stepping down as sports editor to be their prep editor, his choice. There's some crazy stuff going on at that paper right now.
  6. tyler durden 71351

    tyler durden 71351 Active Member

    That paper is the embodiment of unfulfilled potential. There are some great stories in Acadiana (there's always some sort of political scandal or crazy ass crime there -- when I was there, the big deal was a dentist who allegedly injected his wife or girlfriend with HIV-infected blood. And there was a high profile Klansman.) The people are friendly and unique, the culture is like nowhere else on earth, the cost of living is fairly low. The prep sports scene there is pretty damn good...Jake Delhomme and Kevin Faulk are from the Lafayette area. U-La.La. football is as bad as it gets, but the basketball and baseball teams ain't bad. And as bad as The Advertiser is, it's the freakin' Wall Street Journal compared to those other smalltown rags in the area. (I worked at one of those smalltown rags for 2 years and I dream of buying the paper just to shut it down and replace the office with a parking lot)
    If Gannett would put some money in and hire editors, reporters, photographers and designers who knew what they were doing, that paper could kick some serious ass.
  7. WS

    WS Member

    ULaLa actually has a decent mid-major program
  8. Snarky Arky

    Snarky Arky Member


    What's the best bar in the acadiana area? Are there any good Irish bars there. or do they all sell Stella Artois instead?

    Or should I drive to Baton Rouge?
  9. tyler durden 71351

    tyler durden 71351 Active Member

    The Bulldog in Lafayette is quite fun, as is the Blue Moon Saloon. The Bulldog is a college bar and the Blue Moon is a hostel that gets a lot of Cajun and alt-country type bands. There are a lot of new bars downtown, but I haven't really been to any of them yet.
    There's an Irish bar in downtown Baton Rouge, Happy's, but I'm not too fond of it. It's kind of crowded and fratty. However, the waitresses wear Catholic school girl uniforms. If you're going to booze it up in Red Stick, go to the Chimes, the Chimes East, Duvic's or the Happy Note (my fave)
  10. chubster

    chubster Member

    what's the expected pay scale on a gig like this?
  11. Riddick

    Riddick Active Member

    and how far from a major city?
  12. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    I can tell you that La-La is 50 miles from Baton Rouge, about 2 hours from NOLA, right at 3 hours from Shreveport, and I'm guessing 3 hours from Houston.
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