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Sports Editor -- The Sullivan (Ind.) Daily Times,

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by dkphxf, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. dkphxf

    dkphxf Member


    The Sullivan Daily Times, a 4,100 circulation, M-F morning daily in SW
    Indiana, is looking for a sports editor to begin in late April.
    Duties include covering three county high schools, reporting and
    photographing games, writing sports-related features, and designing
    5-10 sports pages weekly.
    The job requires a quick, accurate and efficient writer needing little
    editing or supervision to meet nightly deadlines, serving as part of
    an award-winning, four-person staff.
    Candidates should have a four-year journalism degree or equivalent
    work experience.
    The Sullivan Daily Times is a family-owned newspaper in Sullivan,
    population 4,800, the county seat of Sullivan County, population
    Sullivan is 95 miles SW of Indianapolis, 23 miles south of Terre
    Haute, 30 miles north of Vincennes and 55 miles west of Bloomington on
    the state's western border.
    The sports editor's pays $23K to $27K per year, depending on
    education, experience and talent.
    The Times offer major medical insurance through Anthem Blue Cross Blue
    Shield for $10 a week.
    The Times offer one paid week of vacation after a year on the job and
    two weeks after five years.
    There are six paid holidays: New Year's, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor
    Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

    Candidates should e-mail a cover letter, resume, references, plus
    writing, photography and layout samples to Tom P Gettinger, managing
    editor, Sullivan Daily Times at tomgettinger@gmail.com

    No phone calls.
  2. One paid week of vacation the first five years on the job?
  3. TallSportsGuy

    TallSportsGuy New Member

    Halfway between Terre Haute and Vincennes. What an excellent location...
  4. LevinTBlack

    LevinTBlack Member

    I would bet they mean 1 week per year and then two weeks per year after 5 years.
  5. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Ridiculous. I had two weeks in my last job, which went up to three weeks after two years.
  6. Of course, I knew what they meant. One week of paid vacation for each of the first five years that you work there is a joke. And I imagine they don't have too many sports editors get to five years to get their two weeks of vacation before they move on.
  7. MartinonMTV2

    MartinonMTV2 New Member

    Of course, the real joke is expecting someone to do all these tasks for $23-27K. But as long as people keep taking these jobs, not much will change.

    Now -- start the clock on the responses of "You'll take this and then move on," "Have to start somewhere," etc.
  8. LevinTBlack

    LevinTBlack Member

    Are you willing to throw your career down the tubes because of some high horse stance? You don't want the job then don't apply but plenty of other people will apply. You'll change nothing and your career will disappear.
  9. TallSportsGuy

    TallSportsGuy New Member

    To be quite honest, the description doesn't make it seem that hard. Plenty of other papers seem to want you to have video and web skills, and this doesn't mention that. Designing 5-10 pages per week is nothing.

    I went to college nearby, so you can direct message me with questions about the general area.
  10. MartinonMTV2

    MartinonMTV2 New Member

    Those responses prove my point. I already know that plenty of people will apply -- that's the problem.

    Today, even in an area like that, no one is going to get far on that salary. Prices have gone up; newspapers pay the same.
  11. LevinTBlack

    LevinTBlack Member

    Prices have gone up because subscriptions are down. The actual profit of newspapers is down just about everywhere. It's also common knowledge of anyone who reads the paper from time to time let alone wants to work for one.

    Yeah I would like to make more money but my holding out will accomplish nothing other than ruin the career I have worked all my life to have.

    Anyways as far as this paper, I was born and raised in Indiana. Not everyone's cup of tea but there are much worse places (like North Dakota). Sullivan is half and hour from Terre Haute which is a very bland city but it does have shopping, good restaurants ... etc. You are also an hour and a half from Evansville which is a nice town on the Ohio River.

    If you want big city thrills Indy is less than two hours and St. Louis is a little over three.
  12. MartinonMTV2

    MartinonMTV2 New Member

    You sound like you wrote the ad. Is there rock climbing only four hours away, too?

    Prices -- I was referring to gasoline, food, etc. And your comment about profits being down is a noble defense of the current system.
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