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Sports Editor Opening - Ocala, Fla

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Riddick, Jul 25, 2006.

  1. Riddick

    Riddick Active Member

    This just in on jj.com

    Description:
    The Star-Banner, a 55,000 circulation daily newspaper in north central Florida, is looking for an editor who has a passion for local sports. We publish a smart, full-service sports section, but our reporters don't cover the Buccaneers, the Magic or the Devil Rays. Sure, we sometimes staff Gators or Seminoles games, and we follow the elite athletes from our area who make it big in college and professional sports -- pro football players, golfers, bowlers, anglers, jockeys, baseball players and boxers, among others. But we devote most of our time to doing what no one else can -- covering local sports like nobody's business. High school sports. Golf tournaments. Outdoors sports. Even rec leagues and youth sports. We cover the sports played by people in our own community. So applicants should have passion for local sports, at least two years of supervisory experience in a newsroom, demonstrated leadership ability and some page design skills. The Star-Banner is a New York Times Company newspaper nestled in the rolling hills of Florida's horse country, about an hour north of Orlando, an hour west of Daytona and 40 minutes south of the University of Florida. We offer competitive pay and terrific benefits. Send resume, cover letter and samples of your work to Tom McNiff, managing editor, Ocala Star-Banner, 2121 SW 19th Avenue Road, Ocala FL 34474. Or e- mail your interest to tom.mcniff@starbanner.com

    55,000 and no pro sports coverage? seems odd.
     
  2. Pringle

    Pringle Active Member

    At least they're honest about it. Plenty of places like to tout their proximity to big-time sports in job ads, then pull the old switcharoo once the hire gets to town.
     
  3. nafselon

    nafselon Active Member

    No pro sports to cover around Ocala. Bucs, Jaguars and Magic are roughly two hours away. Although I'd guess they would try to staff Bucs and Jags playoff games if possible.

    They do some University of Florida stuff with the campus being just 30 miles away, but with their sister paper located in Gainesville, they use them for a lot of copy as well.
     
  4. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    They did staff the Bucs at one time.
     
  5. Riddick

    Riddick Active Member

    for some reason, i was thinkin this was a pm paper. is it?
     
  6. Ira_Schoffel

    Ira_Schoffel Member

    Nope.
     
  7. zman82

    zman82 Member

    NYTC a good company to work for or are they like Gannett? just curious.
     
  8. Lollygaggers

    Lollygaggers Member

    They're supposed to be great with benefits, but I'm pretty sure most of their papers are on hiring freezes (no new positions), are understaffed and kind of incertain financially. Of course, who isn't? I'd still say better than Gannett.
     
  9. Riddick

    Riddick Active Member

    who isn't?
     
  10. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    CNHI, JRC, Lancaster, Heartland, Ogden ... just to name a few.
     
  11. nafselon

    nafselon Active Member

    The benefits are top notch. The 401, stock options stuff used to be but they've completely overhauled that program. All of NYT is on hiring freezes except for positions of need. Solid company to work for, but living in Ocala isn't paradise.
     
  12. Lucas Wiseman

    Lucas Wiseman Active Member

    What happened to Eric Barnes, who had been the SE for a few years?
     
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