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Sports Editor -- The (Starkville, Miss.) Daily Times Leader

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by dkphxf, May 20, 2011.

  1. dkphxf

    dkphxf Member

    The Daily Times Leader, a daily Horizon Publications newspaper, is seeking a sports editor with the vision, skill, passion to help make our great sports coverage even better. The Daily Times circulates throughout Clay County, a place where high school football is practically a religion. That passion spills over into each community’s other prep sports, making for a primed readership that is always hungry for local sports coverage. In addition to prep sports, we cover Mississippi State University and other SEC schools. The Sports Editor responsibilities include covering area sporting events, writing headlines and cutlines, compiling round-ups as well as covering area high school sporting events We are seeking someone with appropriate experience. Salary and benefits are competitive. Paid vacation, sick leave, mileage and 401K available. Please send a resume, clips and/or tearsheets to Don Norman, Publisher, Starkville Daily News. P.O. Box 1068, Starkville, Ms. 39760, or e-mail: sdnpub@bellsouth.net or fax (662)324-8092

    Per: http://www.alabamapress.org/apa/index.cfm?fuseaction=npJobList&id=2
  2. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    This is for Starkville's sister paper in West Point. Don't expect to be immersed in MSU coverage.
  3. BujuBanton

    BujuBanton Member

    Yeah the ad does seem a little bit misleading.
  4. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    There are worse places in the world to cover high school football --- West Point has won back-to-back 5A state championships --- but yeah, I wouldn't even bother unless you're a recent college grad looking to get a foot in the door in the business.
  5. BudMan

    BudMan Member

    "In addition to prep sports, we cover Mississippi State University and other SEC schools."

    No, you don't. I second the notion that this would be a good job for a recent graduate. But don't be fooled by this ad. ... Did I mention that West Point is a terrible town?
  6. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Friend of mine had a kickass wedding reception in an old movie theatre downtown. That appeared to be the only redeeming quality.
  7. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    You have to rope in those needing a job somehow. It doesn't seem the town itself is good enough to get good candidates.
  8. Liut

    Liut Well-Known Member

    The Publisher is tighter than Bill Bidwell.
  9. newspaperman

    newspaperman Member

    There is no MSU coverage here -- only West Point High, Oak Hill and Hebron Christian. And don't look to make more than $22k. You've been warned.
  10. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    It's a small town for sure, but West Point has a pretty sizeable Ole Miss faction living there.
    This job will involve heavy coverage of OHA (Oak Hill Academy) which popped up once desegregation came into being around 1970. That school was one of the 30 percent of academies in Mississippi that were formed 40 years ago in Mississippi and stood the test of time to make it into the new millennium, operating now as viable education outlets in towns that have a white populous that's not happy with public education.

    A lot of the paper's advertisers likely have kids in or are supporters of OHA.
  11. Matt Stephens

    Matt Stephens Well-Known Member

    I've done a radio broadcast in Starkville one time for an Arkansas/MSU game and it was without question the worst college town I've ever been to. Is West Point that much worse?
  12. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Downtown Starkville, like many small Southern towns, is actually very nice.

    West Point? Meh. OK, I guess.
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