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Sports Editor, Montgomery Advertiser

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by slappy4428, Nov 22, 2008.

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  1. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Not quite sure what happened to hasten the SE's departure, but from what the pipeline tells me, it's overdue. This is the same SE who challenged a co-worker to a fight in the newsroom earlier this year.
    On the other hand, the Advertiser is also a poster child for the category: Where can we float a trial balloon for every bad decision by Gannett?
    Management makes a lot of bad decisions in operations of this place, such as
    cutting summer interns before they start and slashing coverage in affulent areas close to home, but leaving in non-affluent ones further away.

    be very, very careful.


    Company: Montgomery Advertiser
    Position:
    Sports editor
    Location:
    Montgomery, Alabama
    Job Status: Full-time
    Salary: Negotiable
    Ad Expires: December 26, 2008
    Job ID: 997416

    Description:
    We are looking for an experienced editor with a vision to lead a team of veteran sports reporters who cover high school and college teams, including the top-ranked SEC team. Candidates should have experience covering sports and leading a team to excellence. Our award-winning sports team also covers preps, a local AA baseball team and rec sports. Must be especially strong on football, but also willing to drive coverage of non-traditional sports and recognition of women athletes. Alabama also has the famed Robert Trent Jones golf trail and our community hosts an annual LPGA event.

    Requirements: At least five years of experience at a daily newspaper in the United States and the ability to plan coverage for products on multiple platforms. Need a strong commitment to multimedia journalism, including video and databases and live online postups during sports events.
     
  2. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    A fight in the newsroom?

    I'm curious as to why this is open.
     
  3. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Am guessing it's part of gannett's cutbacks in this round, but he didn't endear himself.

     
  4. It's a shame what Gannett has done to this newspaper. There are still a lot of good people working there, but they are increasingly dispirited, to say the least. I would recommend this job only to Gannett-heads who know what they're getting into.
     
  5. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    True dat
     
  6. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    You're absolutely correct. It could be, and should be, so much more than it is.
     
  7. BrianGriffin

    BrianGriffin Active Member

     
  8. Riddick

    Riddick Active Member

    surprised they didn't just eliminate the SE position all together. After all, it is Gannett.
     
  9. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Place is a train wreck.

    That is all.
     
  10. Riddick

    Riddick Active Member

    Gannett is a train wreck.
     
  11. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    The Advertiser, for whatever reason, has never lived up to its billing as one of the state's better paper. There is a lot of potential there but the Gannett effect doesn't help. This one probably will go to someone in the chain but I think it needs someone who isn't a Gannettoid to straighten it out.
     
  12. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    The problems with the Advertiser are far higher up the food chain than the SE. A new SE isn't going to straighten out anything; all they can hope to do is maintain and keep the staff from killing the clowns at the top.
    Any potential change for the better will come only when the publisher, EE and ME are tossed out on their ass.
    There are no assistant editors here, only "Team Leaders" which should tell you everything you need to know.
     
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