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Sports Editor, Tallahassee (Fla.) Democrat

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Sunshine Scooter, Mar 12, 2007.

  1. From the Gannet Web site:


    Location: FL - Tallahassee Job Type: Media - Journalism - Newspaper, Executive
    Base Pay: $60,000.00 - $70,000.00 /Year Required Education: 4 Year Degree
    Bonus: Required Experience: At Least 3 Years
    Other: Required Travel: Negligible
    Employee Type: Full-Time
    Employee Relocation Covered: No

    Experienced sports editor to lead a team of journalists covering community, high school, and major college sports -- including Florida State and Florida A&M athletics -- in print and digital environments.

    Successful candidate should have proven track record. Should also understand the new world of 24-7 breaking news coverage in sports, be comfortable with an audience-driven approach to coverage, and know the value of blogs, podcasts, video storytelling, as well as hard-hitting print coverage.

    The sports editor oversees all aspects of daily news and enterprise reporting, supervises an assistant sports editor, and a team of six other full-time reporters. The Tallahassee Democrat is a Gannett newspaper and provides coverage of FSU and FAMU athletics to our colleagues at three other Gannett newspapers and three television stations, as well as to Gannett News Service.

    Three to five years experience leading a sports team.
  2. Mighty_Wingman

    Mighty_Wingman Active Member

    This paper has changed a lot -- mostly for the better, I think -- since the Gannett takeover. They really seem to be emphasizing the online stuff, and doing so successfully.

    I know a lot of the guys on the staff, and it's a good group. This is a section that's wanted a really top-notch sports editor for a while now. And for 60-70K -- if that's actually what they end up paying -- they just might get one.
  3. Riddick

    Riddick Active Member

    Who left? And that sounds like some decent change, especially considering its Gannett. Though, kinda surprised they're not going to hook up the future SE with relocation expenses.
  4. scalper

    scalper Member

    All you need to know about this job is the part where they say won't cover the cost to relocate. For sports editor? That's pathetic, if they're really looking far and wide for the best candidate.
  5. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    What happened to Randy what's his name?
  6. Riddick

    Riddick Active Member

    yeah. but at 70k, I can overlook that small problem.
  7. Mighty_Wingman

    Mighty_Wingman Active Member

    I think Randy's still around as "executive sports editor." If I'm not mistaken, Gannett brought in another guy to handle the day-to-day running of the section, whcih previously was handled by Ike Morgan.
  8. Lollygaggers

    Lollygaggers Member

    How much daily work does the SE need to put in there? In other words, is this mostly an oversee/direct/inspire job or one where you're there until 10 helping do a couple of pages and making sure no one screws up? There's no mention of the desk staff.
  9. Jack_Kerouac

    Jack_Kerouac Member

    No sense even applying. I'm pretty sure Jen Sterger has this job wrapped up.
  10. boots

    boots New Member

    According to my sources this one is already decided up and is going through the formal Rooney rule stages.
  11. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    What, is Herm Edwards interested? (sorry, couldn\'t resist)
  12. Side2Front

    Side2Front New Member

    70K in Tallahassee goes a pretty long way. They should get good candidacy.
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