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Sports Editor - Watonga, OK

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Zads07, Oct 25, 2018.

  1. Zads07

    Zads07 Member

    JournalismJobs.com - Job Listing - Sports Editor


    The Watonga Republican, Hinton Record and The Geary Star newspapers located out of the Watonga newsroom in Watonga, Oklahoma is looking for a full-time sportswriter to join our team.

    TheWatonga Republican, Hinton Record and The Geary Star are weekly newspapers that provide local communities with award-winning coverage, a strong online presence and quality social media coverage.

    We are located in a beautiful area known for tourism, fishing, boating, hunting and its school districts. We are also within an hour of Oklahoma City and within an hour and a half from the campuses of Oklahoma State and Oklahoma University.

    The position offers flexible hours that include nights and weekends, paid vacation, paid holidays, sales commissions and a tight-knit team culture.

    Responsibilities include:

    · Build a rapport with sources on assigned beats to develop stories and story ideas.

    · Cover sporting events, write stories, take photographs and video and post to our website the night of events.

    · Manage content submitted by individuals and groups. Prepare this content for publication on our website and in our print editions.

    · Collaborates with others in the newsroom on content and contribute to relevant social media accounts.

    Qualifications include:

    · Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.

    · Excellent communication, organizational and social skills, and the ability to write accurate, clear and concise stories on deadline and under pressure.

    · Must have valid driver’s license with a driving record that is insurable by the company.

    Please notate if you can do the following:

    · Paginate or have familiarity with Adobe Suite or Quark

    · Write general assignment stories (city council, school board, police beat, etc.)

    · Must have valid driver’s license with a driving record that is insurable by the company.

    · Photography

    For more information contact Eric Warsinskey, Group Publisher at Eric@WesnerCo.com
  2. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    A sports editor who pitches in on council and cops? Sales commissions?
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  3. apeman33

    apeman33 Well-Known Member

    I have to pitch in on the news side. There's only three of us in the newsroom now — five in the entire building. When the reporter goes on vacation, I cover board meetings. When the managing editor goes on vacation, I fill in for her.

    The sales commission part could mean 1) he also fills in for a sales person when they go on vacation, 2) he has to actually make sales, 3) he gets a cut of special sports publications, like football tabs. I'm guessing because I've never heard of that, either.
  4. jla74m

    jla74m Member

    I'd rather shoot myself than cover a meeting.
  5. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Your non-sports duties are legend on this board, so I'm guessing that's the case here. Even I wrote some ad copy to help out on special sections at one stop. Ad rep slipped me a little cash after the section ran.

    Either that, or the commissions part was some boilerplate that was not deleted.
  6. apeman33

    apeman33 Well-Known Member

    At this point, I'm surprised they don't make me fill in for the sales rep when he goes on vacation.
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