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Sports editor, Providence (R.I.) Journal

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by playthrough, May 13, 2008.

  1. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Salary: 75,000.00 - 90,000.00
    Location: Rhode Island
    Employer: The Providence Journal Company

    ProjoSports, the new media sports department of The Providence Journal, seeks a Sports Editor/Content to direct a staff of about a dozen reporters in the coverage of professional, college and high school sports. The successful candidate will have a proven record of achievement in story assignment, development and editing. Expertise in sports journalism is required.

    Candidates must have a command of convergence trends in online and print media, excellent communication skills, and a demonstrated record of leadership in a media company. An undergraduate degree is required; graduate degree is preferred.

    We offer an excellent salary and a comprehensive benefits package, 401 (K), tuition reimbursement and growth opportunities. Interested individuals should send a resume along with a salary history to:

    The Providence Journal Company Att: Human Resources 75 Fountain Street Providence, RI 02902

    An equal opportunity employer

  2. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Ray Bigsby must be retiring
  3. Barsuk

    Barsuk Active Member

    Looks like a pretty sweet gig for somebody.
  4. Wasn't this Art Martone's job?
  5. Twinkilling

    Twinkilling Guest

    A little help here. I used to live out east and remember the Pro-Jo as a heckuva a good paper (no Boston Globe or Hartford Courant, but still really good). Is it still top-notch stuff, considering its size? Its circulation has certainly dropped ...
  6. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Still under Belo ownership so it's not bad. Its baseball coverage is still very good under Steve Krasner and Sean McAdam. And no, I'm not either one. :)
  7. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Is this the No. 1 job because it seems odd to have the title "Sports Editor/Content"
    Is there more than one sports editor overseeing things?
  8. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    What's the cost of living like in Providence compared to other Northeastern cities? That seems like a pretty decent salary.
  9. nybluepepper

    nybluepepper New Member

    It's an excellent salary. Pay is more than enough to live in Providence or the surrounding 'burbs, especially if you have a spouse with a second income (though you don't need a second income at that salary).

    This was Art Martone's job, I believe. Not sure what he's doing now.

    You'll have a few people who have been on staff forever, including columnists Bill Reynolds and Jim Donaldson, as well as beat writers Paul Kenyon and Kevin McNamara. Steve Krasner and Sean McAdam team up for Red Sox coverage and do an excellent job. John Gilooly has been a fixture in preps for decades. Shalize Manza Young, Carolyn Thornton and Rob Lee all split Celtics and preps coverage.

    Red Sox coverage is excellent there and the Pats are their bread and butter in the winter. Celtics coverage has been strong of late, though they largely ignored the Celts for much of the season because they didn't receive enough web hits ... last year. Seriously.

    They also cover the Providence Bruins, Pawtucket Red Sox, Providence College, the University of Rhode Island, preps and a slew of other stuff. They do get around quite a bit.

    As someone who checks out this paper pretty often, it's a pretty strong product. It has its problems like any other (one is its over-reliance on web hits as an indicator of interest), but this is a good job.

    I'm probably not qualified for it, but I might throw my hat in the ring on this one. It'd be a nice move for me, I think.
  10. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    You have to wonder if one of the veteran reporters goes for this job and creates a staff opening if they get it (YOU'RE HIRED!)... wishful thinking, ya, but it could happen.

    Good luck to whoever applies.
  11. Rhody31

    Rhody31 Well-Known Member

    Kenyon and McNamara are the paper's college basketball writers - PK on URI, Kmac on Providence.
    Manza Young is now the primary Pats beat writer and Lee helps out during football season.
    Preps is Gilloolly and Thorton, although they've recently done away with most of their coverage and have abandoned their all-state selection.
  12. MMatt60

    MMatt60 Member

    If this job is for the "new media sports department," does that mean someone else is in charge of the "old media sports department"? Or is just a newfangled way of saying they're hiring a sports editor?
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