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Sports/News Reporter- Wartburg, TN

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by FusilliJerry, May 28, 2014.

  1. FusilliJerry

    FusilliJerry Member

    From JournalismJobs.com.

    Salary: $20,000 to $25,000

    Morgan County News, located in the beautiful mountains of East Tennessee, seeks a full-time sports and news reporter with the position open immediately. Morgan County is approximately 30 minutes from Oak Ridge, and one hour from Knoxville, and is home to the Obed Wild and Scenic River, Frozen Head State Park and Lone Mountain State Forest. We seek a creative, motivated and self-sufficient reporter who can bring ball games and meetings to life.
    The Morgan County News is owned by Landmark Community Newspapers in Shelbyville, Ky. We are a sister paper to the Roane County News in nearby Kingston, and the LaFollette Press, in Campbell County.

    • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field
    • Solid writing, researching and interviewing skills
    • Fluency in AP style and strict adherence to grammar rules
    • Copy-editing skills
    • Pagination skills via inDesign
    • Photoshop skills
    • Competency in photography and social media
    • Valid driver’s license, car insurance and a vehicle
    • Impeccable time management and organization

    Essential job functions
    • Cover sports in Morgan County — which includes four high schools — and some other community sports such as racing
    • Cover regular government beats and other stories as assigned. While the position is mostly sports related, you can expect to write news regularly, especially during downtimes
    • Assist with special sections, create features stories on a myriad of subjects and cover breaking news as required
    • Communicate with the editor daily
    • Contribute a column regularly
    • Meet deadlines
    • Help proofread news content

    Work schedule
    Hourly, 40 hours a week with evening and weekend work sometimes required

    If this sounds like the job for you, please email a resume, clips and photography examples to:

    Beth Braden
    Editor, Morgan County News

    Apply before June 4.
  2. PensWriter

    PensWriter New Member

    20k/year... Is the price of living that low in Wartburg or would freelance work be necessary to put a roof over your head?
  3. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Mountain country. Cost of living should be very reasonable, plus opportunity to make moonshine or meth on the side.
  4. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    Population: 910.


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  5. brojones47590

    brojones47590 New Member

    I actually applied for the job. In fact, it's my dream job. I have lived there my whole life and after spending the last 7 or 8 years at the neighboring Roane County News as a stringer I want this job. Sorry if some of you want to thumb your nose at third job.
  6. sgreenwell

    sgreenwell Well-Known Member

    If your dream job pays $20,000 to $25,000, you need better dreams. Then again, maybe you don't - It must be blissful to set your sights that low, because there is a great chance you'll achieve them. It's like how Poin once told me that three 2s are the same thing as one 6.
  7. brojones47590

    brojones47590 New Member

    You are being a wee bit condescending, sir. If you want to trash someone for going for their dream then that's on you.
  8. Liut

    Liut Well-Known Member

    Well, bro, get used to it if you're going to hang around here. To each is own. If this is what you want, go for it and good luck.
  9. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    My idea of hell is paying $3,000/month for an apartment the size of a broom closet on some grimy street in NYC.

    Others would consider it bliss.

    To each his own indeed.
  10. brojones47590

    brojones47590 New Member

    I rarely post on here but I felt obligated to defend my local paper. Normally I just read for job openings.
  11. Liut

    Liut Well-Known Member

    Fair enough. Again, good luck.
  12. Sports Guy

    Sports Guy Member

    Some newspaper companies are probably elated that Obama's national minimum wage hike to $10.10 per hour was denied.
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