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Sports editor | Opelika-Auburn (AL) News

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by MiamiBoy, Jun 23, 2019.

  1. MiamiBoy

    MiamiBoy Active Member

    The Opelika-Auburn News has a long history of producing some of the best sports reporting in the nation, as evidenced by numerous past national awards, including the Grand Slam title, for those who know the significance of that; and the advancement of former staffers to top-notch jobs on the national scene. Work hard here, and you’ll either want to stay in the Auburn area for life, or you’ll climb the career ladder to big-time opportunities.

    We’re in the heart of SEC country and cover Auburn University sports, as well as a vibrant prep sports scene that includes everything from D-I blue-chip recruits down to kids playing ball in little more than a hayfield.

    We need a sports editor who can edit copy well, knows what a good page looks like online and in print, smiles at the challenge of tight deadlines, can write with flair and ease for the reader, and can work with a team of three in Sports, and hand-in-hand with the News team as needed (we often put big sports stories from Auburn on 1A).

    This is not a job for a rookie; you must have experience and can show a track record of success. We will, however, consider talented sportswriters looking to make the next move. Pay is in the mid- to upper-30s, with a proven advancement track to higher goals for those who earn it. Our previous three sports editors left for editor roles at: Richmond Times-Dispatch, The Tennessean, The Chicago Tribune.

    Full benefit package available, including 401K; Pre-employment drug screen and background screen required; EOE/M/F/D/V

    Also, please email your resume, cover letter and links to your work, to Troy Turner, editor, at tturner@oanow.com. Please put in the subject line: Sports editor application

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  2. Rockbottom

    Rockbottom Well-Known Member

    Mid- to upper-30s for this job is insanity. Just saying ...

    Pony_Express likes this.
  3. Stlgooch

    Stlgooch New Member

    Better than mid to upper 20s.
  4. Waldo9939

    Waldo9939 Active Member

    True but that paper does so much for so little pay?
  5. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

  6. MSUgrad

    MSUgrad Member

    Is this still open? A new ad on Indeed has appeared, as of 18 hours ago. Seems to be open rather frequently, especially for an SEC gig.
  7. Waldo9939

    Waldo9939 Active Member

    See post above yours. Although I don’t think the guy would have accepted, then put it out on social, only to pull back a couple of days later. I’ve heard it happen within the four walls before, but I’d bet it’s still filled and it just was an automated thing.
  8. Twirling Time

    Twirling Time Well-Known Member

    The Opelika-Auburn News also has a long history of producing job openings on this board. For a place that allegedly pays well, they also churn the roster.
  9. Waldo9939

    Waldo9939 Active Member

    Totally agree. They’ve had a trove of good if not great journalists roll through there in recent years. Granted it’s more of a post to get noticed and leap to a bigger job but you’d think with as much as they have there, someone would stay there a bit longer than a cup of coffee. Meh, maybe it’s just me.
  10. High-20s for reporters and mid-30s for an editor is paying well?
    cake in the rain likes this.
  11. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Nothing on his Twitter feed to indicate he backed out.
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