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Sports Editor, The Independent Record, Helena, Mont.

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Igor in CT, May 16, 2008.

  1. Igor in CT

    Igor in CT Member

    Courtesy: journalismjobs.com

    Company: The Independent Record
    Position: Sports Editor
    Location: Helena, Montana
    Job Status: Full-time
    Salary: Not Specified
    Ad Expires: June 20, 2008
    Job ID: 925349

    Lee Enterprises (NYSE: LEE) is a premier publisher of local news, information and advertising in primarily midsize markets, with 50 daily newspapers and a joint interest in five others, rapidly growing online sites and more than 300 weekly newspapers and specialty publications in 23 states. Lee's newspapers have circulation of 1.6 million daily and 1.9 million Sunday, reaching more than four million readers daily. Lee's online sites attract 12 million unique visitors monthly, and Lee's weekly publications have distribution of more than 4.5 million households. Lee's other newspaper markets include St. Louis, Mo.; Lincoln, Neb.; Madison, Wis.; Davenport, Iowa; Billings, Mont.; Bloomington, Ill.; and Tucson, Ariz.. For more information about Lee, please visit www.lee.net.

    Job Description:

    The Independent Record, an award-winning 16,000-circulation daily in state capital Helena, Montana, seeks a dynamic sports editor with excellent leadership and or-ganizational skills to lead a staff of five in this sports powerhouse city in the heart of the Northern Rockies.

    The editor who lands this job will inherit a staff that is loaded with talent, and will join a newsroom team committed to excellence in print and online. The editor who is lucky enough to guide this department also will assume a wealth of opportunity, with multiple high school state champions and also Carroll College, home to five of the past six NAIA football national championships and many other highly competitive teams at the national level. Helena also is home to high-level amateur hockey and minor league baseball.

    The Independent Record, a member of Lee Enterprises, is a leader in news and sports innovation. This fast-paced newspaper needs a sports editor who can make an immediate contribution to achieving a high level of excellence in the printed and online products with compelling sports coverage, enterprising sports news, and mul-timedia presentation at helenair.com.

    Candidates should have at least three to five years of newspaper experience, in-cluding a previous stint as a sports editor or assistant sports editor at a daily news-paper. The ability to craft eye-catching designs via Quark Xpress is a must, as are covering some of the marquee sports beats as a writer/columnist and working efficiently with content management on the Web site. This person also must wear deadline as comfortably as an old pair of spikes and be as organized as an official scorekeeper. Salary based on experience and expertise.

    Send resume, cover letter, and design and writing samples to:

    John Doran, Editor, Independent Record, 317 Cruse Ave., P.O. Box 4249, Helena, MT 59601.
  2. BrianGriffin

    BrianGriffin Active Member

    Does anybody know if they cover the Griz, or is that too far away?
  3. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    They don't cover the Griz or the Bobcats, but Carroll College, which is an NAIA football powerhouse, is in Helena.

    Warning about Helena, the town pretty much shuts down at 4 p.m. Friday, when all the Leg folks head home for the weekend. When the Leg is in session, it's a pretty fun place during the week (or so I've heard).
  4. TrooperBari

    TrooperBari Active Member

    Good folks there, from what I remember. They were very helpful when I was covering another Frontier League team.
  5. Editude

    Editude Active Member

    Would there be enough here to finish out a long run, or is this set up for an up and comer?
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