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Sports Editor, Laurel (Miss.) Leader-Call

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by BudMan, May 1, 2008.

  1. BudMan

    BudMan Member

    Courtesy Mississippi Press Association ...

    The Laurel Leader-Call, a seven-day a week daily located in the heart of the
    Miss. Pine Belt, is seeking a sports editor with the drive, leadership, and
    skills to cover some of the best sports in South Mississippi. The
    Leader-Call circulates throughout Jones County and outlying areas of Wayne, Jasper and Covington counties. This area has perennial championship high school teams (Laurel H.S. 4A football champs in 2007, Wayne Co. H.S. 4A football champs 2005, 2006). Football fans are passionate about their high school teams in this area, eagerly anticipating their daily dose of prep sports coverage. The Leader-Call also covers in depth Jones County Junior College, the University of Southern Mississippi, and William Carey University. The sports editor responsibilities include managing a four-person sports staff, writing sports stories, columns, editing and laying out the sports pages. There are also multi-media opportunities with more sports coverage posted on our website. We are seeking a seasoned sports editor or a veteran sports writer looking for additional responsibilities.
    We offer competitive pay and benefits. Please send resume, clips and/or
    tearsheets to Rob Sigler, Editor, Laurel Leader-Call, P.O. Box 728, Laurel,
    Ms. 39441 or e-mail: editor@laurelleadercall.com or fax (601) 426-3550.

    The last sports editor was there for a long time. Not sure what happened to him. This job is mostly high schools and JCJC. LLC reporters rarely make it to Southern Miss or William Carey games anymore, even though those schools are about 25 miles away.

    It's a nice, fair-sized town and there's plenty to do in Hattiesburg (home of USM), too. It would be a good opportunity for a younger reporter who wants to move into management. One drawback: It's a CNHI newspaper.
  2. Re: Laurel (Miss.) Sports Editor

    This job was open last summer, too. So not sure if they found a replacement for the SE (who went to Jones County JC to be the SID) and it's open again or what. They're not willing to pay a lot for relocating. And as the last guy said, it's CNHI.
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