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Sports Editor - Maryville, Tenn. - 7 day a.m.

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by TDT_Marcus, Jan 6, 2016.

  1. TDT_Marcus

    TDT_Marcus New Member

    The Daily Times (Maryville, Tenn.)
    SPORTS EDITOR

    POSITION DESCRIPTION:
    The Daily Times, a seven-day morning newspaper in Maryville, Tenn., is searching for a full-time sports editor to lead its award-winning sports department. Located outside of Knoxville, The Daily Times puts an emphasis on presenting prep sports with a big-time feel, while also providing our readers in-depth coverage of college athletics from Div. III Maryville College and D1 University of Tennessee. The primary job is to supervise — recruit, coach, manage, edit, inspire — the freelance and full-time sports staff to produce a high-standard digital and print product. The job also entails coverage and content production. A get it done and get it done right attitude is essential.


    KEY JOB SKILLS: Planning and coordinating storytelling for digital and print

    Analyzing traffic patterns, researching solutions and incorporating new ideas for our coverage.

    Enhancing social media efforts to reach a wider audience as a promotional tool box.

    Collaborating with all levels of the newsroom, advertising and design hub.

    Represent the paper in a professional manner.

    Familiarity with the AP’s sports coding system is a plus.

    A bachelor’s degree in communications or an equivalent in education or experience is required for this position.

    FAQ: This position does not require page layout, though we've found that skillset is helpful in budgeting the section. It does not require camera or photo skills, but knowing how to smartly use a smartphone for breaking news/photo/video is still a plus.


    APPLY: Send non-returnable PDF files of a cover letter and resume, and either a PDF containing selections of your sportswriting or a hypertext link to your online portfolio, to marcus.fitzsimmons@thedailytimes.com.

    The Daily Times is an Equal Opportunity Employer, located at the border of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Tennessee does not have a state personal income tax, and Blount County enjoys high-quality living in a low-cost of living environment.

    Incomplete packets that do not include all three items listed will not be considered.
     
  2. JohnHammond

    JohnHammond Well-Known Member

    What is a non-returnable PDF?
     
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  3. TGO157

    TGO157 Member

    One they won't return.
     
  4. TDT_Marcus

    TDT_Marcus New Member

    TGO157 is correct.
    We do not return the pdf submitted with resume.
    It's amazing the games people try to play with their clips when questions get asked.
    I have no idea why, or even why you'd delete the pdf of your clips you submit and ask for it to be returned, but it does happen.
    We just make clear from start, what you submit is what you submit.
     
  5. studthug12

    studthug12 Active Member

    Sounds like a pretty sweet gig.
     
  6. DeskMonkey1

    DeskMonkey1 Active Member

    Would you be willing to ballpark the pay?
     
  7. gravehunter

    gravehunter Member

    I'm finding it a little odd that the sports ed listed on the paper's website is the one accepting the resumes....unless he's being promoted to a position in which he would do the hiring. Perhaps it's just me but isn't it a bit strange for someone to be hiring his own replacement?
     
  8. djdennisOU

    djdennisOU Member

    The current sports editor is moving to another desk in the newsroom, is all. I doubt Marcus is going through the hiring process on his own for the replacement.
     
  9. DeskMonkey1

    DeskMonkey1 Active Member

    Is this still open?
     
  10. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Why would a PDF need to be returned?
     
  11. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    "Because I might have to send it out again. Duhhhh."
     
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