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Sports Editor, Liberal KS

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Drip, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Seeking hard-working and motivated Sports Editor to cover high school and junior college level sports at the Southwest Times newspaper in southwest Kansas. Must be resourceful, accurate, dependable, able to cultivate and maintain sources, able to write clean copy on deadline and layout 6-8 pages a week. Candidate will be expected to manage stringers and meet deadlines. E-mail cover letter and resume to editor@swdtimes.com, mail to PO Box 889 Liberal, KS 67905 or contact James Gutzmer at 620-624-2541.
  2. spud

    spud Member

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  3. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Do. Not. Want.


    So I'm curious ... were they not able to hire a sports editor after the walkout or did they lose whomever they hired?
  4. outdoors

    outdoors Member

    I believe they hired someone after the walkout, but then that person subsequently left. I think the previous SE was there around four months.
  5. Chef

    Chef Active Member

    Work and live in Liberal?


    I'd rather eat my own toe.
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  6. kingcreole

    kingcreole Active Member

    I know a basketball coach who spent many years in Liberal. He said his friends always wondered if he was in the witness-protection program by coaching and living out there.

    Since he left, he's lost about 25 pounds and is doing better health-wise than he has in years.
  7. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

    There's a newspaper war there. The SW Daily Times has a new competitor- the High Plains Daily Leader. Odd to two see two papers struggling over a town where a large segment of the population is not literate in English.
  8. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    The Daily Leader was started by the crew that walked out on the Southwest Times ... which is no longer a daily. And the Times' web site is amazing! (it's a link).
  9. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

    Wow, that's awesome. Hopefully they'll post a "Gone Fishin'" animated gif pretty soon.
  10. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Oh, I forgot to mention ...

    First year you won't have paid holidays, if past behavior at other papers in this chain is typical. You'll still have the days off, unless there's something to cover, but you won't get paid for it.
  11. MU_was_not_so_hard

    MU_was_not_so_hard Active Member

    Is Liberal the town with the world's largest hand-dug well? Or is it the town with the world's largest ball of twine?
    I forget.
  12. HandsomeHarley

    HandsomeHarley Well-Known Member

    The hand-dug well is Greensburg, now known for the F5 tornado.

    Liberal actually has the Wizard of Oz museum.

    Somebody kill me for knowing that.
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