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Sports Editor -- The (Ellensburg, Wash.) Daily Record,

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by dkphxf, May 11, 2011.

  1. dkphxf

    dkphxf Member

    The Daily Record in Ellensburg, Wash., a 6,000-circulation newspaper in Central Washington, has a full-time opening for a sports editor.
    We're looking for someone with good organization and people skills who can juggle coverage of five high schools, Central Washington University (a NCAA Division II school with a full slate of sports) and one of the nation's oldest and best PRCA rodeos.
    In addition to writing game stories, the perfect candidate also will need to design pages and seek out enterprise features and packages. Experience with photography, video, the Web and social media would be helpful. It's primarily a one-person job, but the paper uses a mixture of sports correspondents. Sports editors from the Daily Record have gone on to work in much larger markets.
    The Daily Record is an award-winning, a six-day-a-week newspaper that offers the sort of coverage typically found at much larger papers. Ellensburg, population 18,000, is a lively community on the edge of the Cascade Mountains with lots of outdoor opportunities. It's about two hours from Seattle.
    A bachelor's degree in journalism or equivalent reporting experience is preferred. Recent college graduates are encouraged to apply.

    Per: http://www.journalismjobs.com/Job_Listing.cfm?JobID=1253912
  2. I Should Coco

    I Should Coco Well-Known Member

    OK all you recent college graduates, here's what will be thrown on your plate:

    - cover games (five high schools and a Division II college)
    - design pages
    - seek out enterprise features and packages
    - shoot pictures and video
    - update web site, blog and keep tabs on "social media"
    - find/schedule/pay a few stringers to help with this staggering work load.

    And oh, don't work more than 40 hours a week ... :p
  3. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    It's not a bad entry-level job. Yes, a lot of work, but you actually get to DO stuff.
  4. valpo87

    valpo87 Guest

    I work at a 10,000 weekly a few hours from here, and yeah, this is A LOT OF WORK! Good luck finding a way to not work more than 40 hours.
  5. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Bottom line, you have to be a good time/resource manager and set boundaries and stick to them. Some nights you may have to choose between covering a high school game and a college game. Or doing that feature you've been working on for two weeks while still cranking out a couple of pages on the copy desk. In the long run, those type of skills will serve you well.
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