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Sports Editor - LaFollette, TN

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Zads07, Nov 6, 2019.

  1. Zads07

    Zads07 Member

    JournalismJobs.com - Job Listing - Sports Editor

    Sports Editor
    LaFollette Press
    LaFollette, Tennessee

    The LaFollette Press is seeking a sports editor. The position's primary responsibilities include coverage of local sports, but also in sports features and taking sports stories beyond routine game coverage.

    The LaFollette Press is a Thursday weekly paper with a circulation of approximately 5,000. LaFollette is located about 33 miles north of Knoxville, Tennessee, in Campbell County, on the Cumberland Plateau. The town is surrounded by mountains and lakes, and has a population of approximately 44,000. The newspaper offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) and paid time off benefits. The LaFollette Press can also be found online at www.lafollettepress.com.


    • Bachelor's degree in journalism or related field
    • Good grammar, spelling and punctuation skills
    • Be able to accurately edit own copy and submitted copy
    • Be able to write interesting, accurate headlines
    • Good photography skills and knowledge of Photoshop
    • Proficient in the use of Adobe Creative Suite, especially InDesign, to design the sports section on a weekly basis
    • Experience and drive to use social media
    • Good communication, organization, and time management skills
    • Experience scheduling stringers
    • Available to work evenings and weekends
    • Valid driver's license,proof of vehicle insurance and reliable transportation to travel to assignments
    Essential Functions:

    • Plan and organize sports coverage for each issue of the paper and special sections
    • Write crisp, accurate and compelling stories, headlines and photo captions
    • Develop relationships with area coaches to facilitate the flow of information to the newspaper
    • Design and layout weekly sports pages and other pages as needed
    • Assist in production (including layout and design) of newspaper and special sections as needed
    • Provide stories for special sections
    • Shoot clear and compelling photos
    • Load stories and photos onto the website
    • Serve as a backup for other members of the news team
    • Work under deadline pressure in a fast-paced environment; meet or beat deadlines
    Work Schedule: Hourly, full-time up to 40 hours a week with evening and weekend work required.


    For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

    Sports Editor - LaFollette Press - LaFollette, TN
  2. Stlgooch

    Stlgooch New Member

    Anybody got a scoop on this place?
  3. Robby O'Daniel

    Robby O'Daniel New Member

    LaFollette Press is still in search of a full-time sports editor who could start immediately, primarily covering Campbell County's two high schools. If interested, send a resume and five clips to robby@lafollettepress.com.
  4. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    What does it pay?
  5. RonClements

    RonClements Active Member

    Eighty cents a day and free coffee.
  6. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    Wow. How generous!
    RonClements likes this.
  7. Stlgooch

    Stlgooch New Member

    What if you're not a coffee drinker?
    RonClements likes this.
  8. RonClements

    RonClements Active Member

    Tea and soda are also complimentary.
  9. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    Would Sun Drop be OK?
    maumann and RonClements like this.
  10. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Don't get too picky.
    RonClements likes this.
  11. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    Mountain Dew instead?
    RonClements likes this.
  12. MiamiBoy

    MiamiBoy Active Member

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