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Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by lisahanson, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. lisahanson

    lisahanson New Member

    The Register-Guard, a 60,000-daily newspaper in Eugene, Oregon, is seeking a sports editor to lead a staff of 11.

    The Register-Guard sports department - a consistent top-10 APSE award winner - is considered a center of excellence for our news organization, which is the second largest in the state. Our mission is local coverage with an emphasis on college athletics. We cover the University of Oregon’s nationally-ranked football program, as well as Oregon State, 45 minutes away. We cover men’s and women’s college basketball with the Ducks playing in a new $200 million arena. We cover college baseball and other non-revenue sports. We cover the scene in the Track Capital of the United States, from the UO’s nationally competitive track and field teams to major national meets held at Hayward Field such as the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships and, in 2012, the Olympic Trials. And we heavily cover the local high school scene.

    The successful applicant will have spent at least seven years in print sports journalism. He or she will have demonstrated the ability to cover big stories, and the ability to lead and inspire others through work ethic and ideas, the ability to work well with others, the ability to integrate the Internet - blogs, video, Facebook, Web updates, new frontiers of digital journalism - into daily coverage.

    In our shop, you’d be a front-line editor, reporting the news as well as directing coverage. We’re looking for a meticulous planner, sharp editor and forward-leaning thinker to lead a talented, hard-working veteran staff to greater heights. We need an experienced journalist who can manage, plan, innovate and bring great energy, but has no fear of the digital future.

    Application and complete job description available at www.registerguard.com.

    Qualified applicants who are interested in joining a successful and respected organization should submit an application, cover letter and resume by May 25, 2011 to rgjob.applications@registerguard.com or mail to Sports Editor, The Register-Guard, Human Resources, 3500 Chad Drive, Eugene, OR 97408.
  2. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    This is an outstanding mid-sized paper, that has historically spent the money necessary to cover UO athletics in a quality fashion. The Guard always paid fairly well, and thus had little staff turnover. Ron Bellamy and his peredecessor, the late John Conrad, have had this job for the past 30 years, probably, and there's a veteran, productive staff.

    UO athletics are huge, obviously, but their high school coverage is outstanding and they also do some Oregon State coverage, as it's only 50 miles away and there are plenty of OSU fans in the city and surrounding rural area. Padres have a short-A Northwest League franchise that is popular, although less so since it abandoned a historic old stadium for sterile new digs at UO.

    If you can handle the rain and gray for six months of the year, and don't mind lots of bums hanging around downtown or an absurd obsession with track & field, Eugene is not a bad place to live. The office is fairly new and out on the north edge of town.
  3. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Will echo this is a great spot.
  4. Riddick

    Riddick Active Member

    Where's Ron going? Since resumes are to be sent to him, I'm guessing he was promoted.
  5. Deskhack

    Deskhack Member

    Ron's retiring in September.
  6. Editude

    Editude Active Member

    This is a sold shop and a sports-heavy market. I would have been all over this were circumstances a bit different.
  7. DK

    DK Member

    There are very few openings posted that would even remotely tempt me to come back to newspaper journalism.

    This is one of those few. Outstanding place and job.
  8. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    One of the best college-town papers in the country... By far...
  9. dirtybird

    dirtybird Active Member

    I know in 2007 they came close to getting Jason Wilde from the State Journal in Wisconsin to come over and cover the Ducks. The fact that someone would consider giving up a Packers beat at Wisconsin's second largest paper to head to this shop has to say something.

    Also, I don't read the paper that much, but I've heard nothing but good things about Rob Moseley's coverage.
  10. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Rob does a great job, especially considering he has to work with a huge-ego coach who charms the national guys but can be a real prick to the locals. Or so I've heard.

    This is a big-boy job. And whomever is hired will be following local legends (and great guys) in Conrad and Bellamy.
    Congrats to Ron on his retirement. He's earned it. Hope he lives long enough to see Cal in a Rose Bowl!
  11. Matt Stephens

    Matt Stephens Well-Known Member

    Great gig. Great area.
  12. bpoindexter

    bpoindexter Member

    Like I said about the Des Moines openings, if this job were to come open in three years, after my freshman graduates from high school, I'd pursue this one to continue putting out a sports page and get the *#&% out of F*#&%*# California. Best of luck to all who apply.
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