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Sports Editor: The Covington News in Covington, Georgia

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Jackie Gutknecht, Aug 14, 2019.

  1. Jackie Gutknecht

    Jackie Gutknecht New Member

    The Covington News, a weekly newspaper serving as the legal organ for Newton County, is looking for a sports editor to take ownership of the coverage of Newton County. Located just 30 minutes east of Atlanta, Newton County has four GHSA high schools and ties to athletes as some of the state’s top-ranked universities. There is a lot going on in the community and we need someone who is willing to tell more than just gamers.

    Strong writing, editing and communication skills are a must. This candidate will be tasked will creating content across multi-media platforms including print, digital, social media and video.

    We offer a competitive salary as well as a full benefit package including medical, dental, vision and retirement along with paid-time-off.


    • Bachelor's degree in journalism/communications
    • 2+ years of experience working for a daily, weekly or college newspaper
    • Excellent writing, editing and interviewing skills
    • Good photography and video skills
    • Strong organizational and time-management skills
    • Excellent spelling, grammar and AP Style knowledge
    • Must have valid driver's license and vehicle to cover assignments
    • Digitally proficient in use of all social media (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram)
    • This position requires night and weekend work
    To apply, please email cover letter, resume and three published writing samples to jgutknecht@covnews.com with "Staff Writer" in the subject line. No phone calls, please.
  2. Stlgooch

    Stlgooch New Member

    Anybody got a scoop on this place?
  3. Sports Barf

    Sports Barf Active Member

    Great paper with great people
  4. Tom Ato

    Tom Ato Member

    Right off I-20. Only about 40 miles (give or take) to both Athens and Atlanta, so a great spot location wise if you're looking for things to do.
    RonClements likes this.
  5. Whomever gets this job will have big shoes to fill literally and figuratively. Gabriel did a great job here and set a high standard. There’s a lot of great prep athletes in the area and opportunity to do good work.
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