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Sports Editor - San Luis Obispo, CA

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Zads07, Sep 9, 2015.

  1. Zads07

    Zads07 Member

    JournalismJobs.com - Job Listing - Sports Editor

    Date Posted September 02, 2015
    Industry Newspapers / Wires
    Location San Luis Obispo, California
    Position Editor
    Specialty Sports/Outdoors
    Job Status Full-time
    Salary Not Specified
    Website http://www.sanluisobispo.com

    Sports Editor

    The (San Luis Obispo) Tribune, a 35,000-circulation daily on California’s beautiful Central Coast, is seeking a sports editor to lead a great sports staff in both digital and print. The Tribune’s sports section, which has consistently won state and national awards, covers more than a dozen area high schools, a Division 1 level university and a strong community college.

    The successful candidate must articulate a vision for making The Tribune’s digital sports report a top destination for readers and must be able to guide our staff in developing stories (game coverage, features and hard news), producing video, and helping us grow our audience on social media platforms. We are a true digital-first environment, with an 8:15 p.m. print deadline.

    Candidates need to have worked in sports as reporters and preferably in an editing capacity on a sports desk as well. At least three years’ experience in daily journalism is required. The Sports Editor will work with a staff of two reporters, a copy editor and seasonal interns to produce a report that is vigorous, alert, substantive and enterprising. In addition to producing a strong daily report, including handling some print design and layout duties, the editor is also tasked with ensuring strong enterprise stories for our website, www.sanluisobispo.com, and The Tribune’s front page.

    We’re a McClatchy Co. newspaper and are committed to individual development and offer excellent benefits. San Luis Obispo is a terrific environment in which to live and work. It’s an area rich with outdoor diversions and unbeatable weather. We are located halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, seven miles from the Pacific Ocean.

    Candidates should mail work samples, a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: Human Resources, The Tribune, P.O. Box 112 San Luis Obispo, CA 93406-0112. Email: hr@thetribunenews.com EOE
  2. Dog8Cats

    Dog8Cats Active Member

    Anyone have any idea how this vacancy was created (internal promotion, incumbent left, etc.)?
  3. SEeditor

    SEeditor Member

    The sports editor, Ashley Conklin, is going to the Eugene Register-Guard. He's an Oregon alum.

    This place just had a reporter opening not all that long ago. Looks like a pretty nice area.
  4. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    It's near Pismo Beach. Definitely nice.
  5. TGO157

    TGO157 Active Member

    Is this common for small- or mid-sized dailies on the West Coast?

    How do they get any local prep or college stuff in the paper? Scratch that, I know the answer there. It's in the ad.
  6. Doc Holliday

    Doc Holliday Well-Known Member

    With an 8:15 p.m. print deadline, what in the hell would you put in the paper on a Friday night when your staff is out covering high school football and the phone is ringing like all hell? For that matter, what do you put in the print edition any night at 8:15? Tuesday high school volleyball? Nope. Basketball? Nope. College football or college hoops? Nope. Nope.

    Last edited: Sep 10, 2015
  7. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    What Doc said. That deadline makes no sense whatsoever.
  8. RonClements

    RonClements Well-Known Member

    Where Ozzie Smith played his college ball.
  9. TGO157

    TGO157 Active Member

    Well, you'll get some East Coast college/pro stuff in. Maybe the really quick Central time stuff, too. But that's not of huge value to West Coast readers.
  10. Doc Holliday

    Doc Holliday Well-Known Member

    What's the point in even having a print edition if you go to press by 8:15 every night? For news, it's fine. But there's no need to even have a sports section.
  11. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    How about a bowling column?

    Get that pee-wee football in there, too.
  12. dirtybird

    dirtybird Well-Known Member

    Beautiful town/area. I think Conklin had been there for a long while. I know I tried to break in there more than a few times.
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