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Sports Editor/Writer: The (Macon) Telegraph

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Sherrie Marshall, Oct 16, 2017.

  1. Sherrie Marshall

    Sherrie Marshall New Member

    The Telegraph, a McClatchy news organization located in Macon, GA, is looking for a well-organized, high-energy editor to write and coordinate local sports coverage.The Sports Editor/Writer will be responsible for planning and coordinating local sports coverage, with an emphasis on college and high school teams. This person will oversee the creation of original content as well as aggregated and real-time/trending content that will appeal to local readers. This person will write and edit sports content for multiple platforms, as well as coordinate freelance work. Shooting and editing video are key components of the job.

    Skills: The most compelling candidates will have:
    • The ability to write quickly, accurately and well
    • Solid news judgment and excellent journalism ethics
    • Expertise on sports topics and trends
    • A good grasp of Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms that drive traffic and engagement.
    • Excellent organizational and planning skills.
    • Quick study of Content Management Systems
    • Video skills, including editing, a plus.
    • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of staff and editors

    Education: College degree required

    Experience: Previous sports writing and editing experience required.

    Please email a letter of interest, resume and work samples (or links to work) to Sherrie Marshall, smarshall@macon.com.
  2. ncdeen

    ncdeen Member

    Y'all a word of caution. This is a McClatchy paper that recently cut its sports department from 4 to 2. This is a hotbed for high school football in Georgia, but McClatchy apparently didn't think that was important. Laid off both local writers and went down to a UGA football writer and a sports editor. Not hard to figure out why the sports editor went looking elsewhere.
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  3. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    Wow. No kidding.
  4. SportsGuyBCK

    SportsGuyBCK Active Member

    Guess the high school coverage didn't produce enough clicks ... that's what drives McClatchy's editorial decision making process now ...
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  5. mn67

    mn67 New Member

    any updates on this one?
  6. Suggswriter

    Suggswriter Member

    I might take a bit of the credit for McClatchy cutting back on staff over there. I'm teh sports editor at a competing biweekly and I broke a couple of local stories that they couldn't get evene when they had a four-man staff.
  7. georgealfano

    georgealfano Active Member

    Do they still have the hockey team called the Macon Whoopie?
  8. mn67

    mn67 New Member

    Not sure, but they just got a minor league baseball team: The Macon Bacon.
  9. nietsroob17

    nietsroob17 Well-Known Member

    The Whoopee are LONG gone, but they're getting an indoor football team called the Georgia Doom, whose logo is a blatant ripoff of the computer game.

    Last edited: Dec 7, 2017
  10. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    At one point the hockey team was the Macon Traxx.
  11. mn67

    mn67 New Member

    Three months later, still no word on this?
  12. AndrettiSJ

    AndrettiSJ Member

    I spoke with someone who said this position is still open and there’s no freeze.
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