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Sports editor, the (Youngstown) Vindicator

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Walter Burns, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. Walter Burns

    Walter Burns Member

    Rob Todor was the sports editor there for many years. Not sure the circumstances of his departure.

    From jjobs:

    The Vindicator, a 50K print/30K uniques daily in Youngstown, Ohio, needs a dynamic person to lead a content area that still dominates for daily newspapers — daily, local sports.
    The right Sports Editor candidate will be able to do it all — organize print design, produce online, manage statistical databases, develop social media outreach, write in various story forms, and more. You have to love Little League as much you love LeBron (or used to love him).
    Most importantly — you have to lead people and you have to partner with the community to bring their activities to life.
    Our strong full-time staff of 5 is complemented by a solid corps of freelancers. And your peer group of managers in design, photo and new media is a talented bunch.
    All that remains is for the right person to make it all happen.
    The value of local sports in a market our size is immeasurable. We’ve launched many programs to capitalize on that passion (see Blitz and Greatest Golfer). Our departing sports editor was key in managing those programs. We need the right person to pick up the ball.
    Pay, benefits and health coverage are consistent for our size. The position is available immediately.
    Youngstown is a scrappy region that sits between Pittsburgh and Cleveland. Our sports history ranges from Mancini to Stoops to Tressel to Dravecky to football’s first use of the penalty flag. We’re home to D1 sports, as well as hockey and baseball franchises. And we’re proud publishers of Cleveland and Pittsburgh sports news. And it’s a great place to live.
    If interested, send resume, references and work samples to Todd Franko at tfranko@vindy.com.
    No phone calls, please.
  2. BigSleeper

    BigSleeper Active Member

    I heard that Rob moved on to become the editor at the paper in Alliance, Ohio. As for this gig, "scrappy" is a fairly accurate way to describe Youngstown.
  3. Buckeye12

    Buckeye12 Member

    Is this a union shop?
    Wonder what the pay range is here?
  4. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    There was a strike several years ago where management was offering gold-rush wages to any scabs willing to come in from sister papers. Don't know if that broke the union or not.
  5. JoeScalzo

    JoeScalzo New Member

    Update: We've made a great hire on this one. I'll wait until he makes it official before announcing it.
  6. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    I can't imagine there being a strike at any newspaper now. Not in this market.
  7. Walter Burns

    Walter Burns Member

    Since he's announced it on Twitter, I think the cat's out of the bag. Ed Puskas, the sports editor from the (Warren) Tribune-Chronicle, appears to have gotten the job. He starts Monday.
  8. JoeScalzo

    JoeScalzo New Member

    Ed's got big shoes to fill -- Rob Todor was the best boss I ever had -- but we're very excited about the hire. And, for all the frustrated journalists out there, we should note that Ed is old and expensive. So there's hope for everyone that's not a 20-year-old working for minimum wage.
  9. Colton

    Colton Active Member

    Joe, you couldn't do any better than Ed. A top-notch guy and a fine newspaper man. Kudos on a great hire.
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