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Sports editor, Register-News - Mt. Vernon, Illinois

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by jetssack, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. jetssack

    jetssack Member

    From JJobs:

    Company: Register-News
    Position: Seeking sports editor
    Location: Mt. Vernon, Illinois
    Job Status: Full-time
    Salary: Not Specified
    Ad Expires: May 18, 2009
    Job ID: 1044918

    The Register-News in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, seeks a qualified candidate for the position of sports editor. We are a community newspaper in the truest sense of the phrase and are looking for someone who will provide coverage of all our schools in Jefferson County. We want someone who can provide coverage of sports well beyond the final scores, someone who will help us cover non-traditional sports as well as recreational sports.

    Mt. Vernon is located in the heart of hoops-crazy Southern Illinois, 70 miles east of St. Louis and roughly the same distance west of Evansville, Ind. Carbondale is a short drive down I-57, and Champaign is roughly two hours to the north.

    The successful candidate must have QuarkXPress experience and the sense of urgency required for immediate postings to our Web site. Video for our Web site is a big deal to us and we want someone capable of and willing to provide such content. Send a resume and five clips to: Jeremy Hall, Register-News, 911 Broadway, Mt. Vernon, IL, 62864.

    Or e-mail jeremy.hall@register-news.com

  2. Rusty Shackleford

    Rusty Shackleford Active Member

    Interviewed there about five years ago. Was offered sub-20k, but that wasn't for SE. It's a small town like any other.
  3. What happened to Paul Wilcoxen?
  4. HoosierSE

    HoosierSE New Member

    That's a long and interesting story.
  5. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    Don't tell my in-laws. They'd never forgive me for not applying for this job.
  6. Cubbie Blue

    Cubbie Blue New Member

    Isn't there a major prison in Mt. Vernon?
  7. Appgrad05

    Appgrad05 Active Member

    And ...
    And ...
  8. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member


    Pete Rose and Manuel Noriega did time there.
  9. rcsoxfan

    rcsoxfan Member

    Paul had enough of the place, low wages, over worked and frankly he's better than the job...Paul is a friend and former colleague who won't say anything bad about somebody....he moved to better things...me on the other hand, well let's just say EVEN I WOULDN'T APPLY FOR THAT JOB WITH THE WAGES AND WORK
  10. I thought Paul had worked there before and then come back ... maybe that was the guy before him.
  11. Paul Wilcoxen

    Paul Wilcoxen New Member

    I left the Register-News on my own accord. I decided some time ago that I was ready to move on to other opportunities in my life. One of which is politics. Unfortunately my political affiliations and my job as sports editor clashed, according to CNHI. I had to pick one or the other so I decided that it was time to move on.

    I did leave for about a month back in June of 2008 to return to Indiana where I thought I was going to work at a paper that was a better opportunity. I was wrong. It was a blessing that those in charge took me back after a month away. I will forever be grateful for that.

    I'm currently going back to school. I don't know if I'm done in the newspaper business. I'm still young, so I'm sure the possibility will be there if the right position comes available.
  12. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Former Rams' player Darryl Henley served time there for a drug conviction. He said the worst part was they showed all the Rams games on TV there.
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