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Sports Editor, Pine Bluff (Ark.) Commercial

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Igor in CT, May 2, 2008.

  1. Igor in CT

    Igor in CT Member

    Courtesy ... journalismjobs.com...

    Company: Pine Bluff (Ark.) Commercial
    Position: Sports Editor
    Location: Pine Bluff, Arkansas
    Job Status: Full-time
    Salary: Negotiable
    Ad Expires: June 9, 2008
    Job ID: 901962
    Website: http://pbcommercial.com


    The Pine Bluff Commercial is seeking a sports editor to manage our Sports Department. The ideal candidate will be adept at layout, packaging and editing and should have strong headline, copy editing skills and a good command of the English language and Associated Press style. Pagination skills (InDesign) a must. Night and weekend work probable.

    The sports editor will manage prep and college coverage in our circulation area. In addition, the sports editor will develop timely hunting and fishing features.

    The Commercial has a circulation of approximately 16,000 and is published 7 mornings a week. Circulation covers an eight-county area.

    Pine Bluff is the hub of Southeast Arkansas located approximately 40 miles south of Little Rock. Abundant hunting and fishing opportunities are just short drives away. Pine Bluff is home to the University of Arkansas/Pine Bluff and SEARK College.

    If you are interested, call Kersh E. Hall, associate editor, The Commercial, (870) 543-1449, or e-mail khall@pbcommercial.com.
  2. redsox99

    redsox99 Member

    This newspaper has gone through a lot of SEs in the last few years for one reason or another. But they did recently hire a new publisher who comes from an editorial background, for what it's worth. PB is not the ideal location for everybody, but there are a ton of good stories and pretty good teams to cover in that part of the state. What this place needs more than anything else is stability.
  3. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    asking for phone calls. talk about a man of the people.
  4. Nate Olsen busted his ass at this place before leaving some time ago. That guy would cover Friday night football and would fly out early Saturday morning (read: a couple hours later) if UAPB was on the road in a big game. I'm told he's now working for a magazine.

    Haven't kept it with the paper since. Sounds like it could be a good job for the right person.
  5. Slash

    Slash Member

    The Good: Alumni includes three Arkansas-Democrat Gazette writers and four designers. Most recent long term SE, Mike Marzelli is a copy editor at a paper in NH. There are plenty of good stories to write on great talent. (Prep, college and pro natives). The coverage area includes 2 colleges.

    The Bad: The shop has been through a lot of turnover and morale has suffered.(Never a good sign).

    PM me for more.
  6. Raoul Duke

    Raoul Duke Member

    Holler at this guy for details
  7. RedSmithClone

    RedSmithClone Active Member

    Hmmm interesting
  8. I would think twice before using the word "interesting" with this position because the sports editor will have completely rebuild his staff from scratch.
    Word on the street is that there will be nobody on the sports staff by the middle of this month.
  9. Slash

    Slash Member

    Could be, but it won’t be hard to find two willing applicants. Not in this job market in this economy.
  10. Raoul Duke

    Raoul Duke Member

    Tis true...both of the current sports reporters put in their two weeks notice this week, leaving the PBC without a sports staff as of Memorial Day.
  11. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    That happens a lot at that paper, I've noticed.
  12. Seriously, what is going on there for the entire sports staff to bolt at the same time? Me thinks this place has more problems than anyone is letting on.

    What gives?
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