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Sports editor, Manhattan, Kan.

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Methodtomymadness, Sep 8, 2006.

  1. From jjobs:
    The Manhattan Mercury, a 10,000 circ. newspaper in a Big 12 university city, is seeking a sports editor. The ideal candidate will have the following characteristics:
    1. First-rate writing and editing potential.
    2. Energetic and aggressive.
    3. Desirous of moving up quickly in the sports arena.
    4. Willing to marry to the job for a couple of years.
    5. Able to work as part of a team.
    Please respond with resumes, two or three writing samples and references to felber@themercury.com

    Just don't know about that "willing to marry to the job." Does that mean for only single people to apply?
  2. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    It probably means that if you're single, then plan on staying single as long as you're there.
  3. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Marry to the job for a couple of years?

    Yeah, that sounds attractive. Do they physically chain you to the desk?
  4. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Hey sports editor job, what's your sign?
  5. MU_was_not_so_hard

    MU_was_not_so_hard Active Member

    I can speak to this city pretty f-ing well. The paper ain't much, but it ain't shit, either.
    Manhattan is one of those cities that is as good as you make it.
  6. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    As long as the job doesn't whine that I don't take it out on the town enough or that I haven't fixed the leaky bathroom faucet, then I'll marry the job. But it better put out.
  7. Riddick

    Riddick Active Member

    The town is great. Haven't been in a while, but they serve some of the biggest beers I've ever seen. You can go out with $15, get drunk, and come back home with change.
  8. HoopsMcCann

    HoopsMcCann Active Member

    are those two contradictory or am i reading that wrong?
  9. billikens

    billikens Member

    anybody with any questions about the job or the paper, PM me.

    but for a quick overview, i'd approach this position very, very carefully.
  10. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    Is Janssen moving on?
  11. JME

    JME Member

    Well, you'd better be damn creative IMO.
  12. billikens

    billikens Member

    The way I understand it, and I could be mistaken, is that Janssen is stepping down as sports editor and will only cover K-State athletics as a "part-timer". No more pagination or official leadership responsibilities. This way, the higher-ups can keep the full-time sports staff at two positions.

    So that probably means covering Bob Huggins won't be part of the job for the new SE.
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