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Sports producer, al.com

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by slappy4428, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Company: al.com
    Position: Online Sports Producer
    Location: Birmingham, Alabama
    Job Status: Full-time
    Salary: Not Specified
    Ad Expires: July 24, 2008
    Job ID: 939915
    Website: http://www.al.com


    We are looking for a Sports Producer. The Producer will be responsible for maintaining and updating sports stories and section front pages, working closely with affiliate newspapers to build special-report packages, updating e-mail newsletters, creating photo galleries and monitoring news wires.

    The Producer will also be heavily involved in helping grow new high school sports section at highschoolsports.al.com.

    As is this is a sports position in football-hungry market the sports staff routinely works nights and weekends at various times throughout the year.

    Candidates should possess a BS in Journalism or have comparable work experience. Candidates must have at least 2 years of experience maintaining a news and information web site.

    Candidates must possess skills in the following areas:

    * Editing photos with Adobe Photoshop and ImageReady
    * Editing HTML with a text editor
    * Using FTP to publish files to the Internet
    * Strong grammar and spelling skills
    * Strong knowledge of Windows operating systems

    This is a full time position with benefits provided.

    Please email resume to jobs@al.com

  2. Zuri Berry

    Zuri Berry New Member

    Anybody know about the environment?
  3. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Like work environment or Birmingham environment... there's an orange ozone alert here today...
  4. MU_was_not_so_hard

    MU_was_not_so_hard Active Member

    Great area. Pretty good set of newspapers. Strong readership.

    I'd be interested to know who the direct boss would be, though.
  5. Zuri Berry

    Zuri Berry New Member

    I meant work environment, but that's good to know as well.
  6. Rockbottom

    Rockbottom Active Member

    I wonder why a certain avid SportsJournalists.com poster/seemingly career part-timer isn't interested in this job -- it being a full-time, web-oriented gig within the state and all.

  7. Dickens Cider

    Dickens Cider New Member

    Wow. Do you really want to start a back-and-forth snarkfest? Really? You?

    And no, I'm not the "seemingly career part-timer" in question.
  8. Rockbottom

    Rockbottom Active Member

    I know you aren't.

    <edit, because I got the answer I was honestly asking about ... :) >

  9. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Thank God that's settled.

    The person who gets this job will inherit a site that needs a lot of work.
  10. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    I interviewed there a few years ago when they were looking, essentially, for a "sports editor" to oversee the gearheads. At that time, there was some suggestion that they might try doing some Al.com-unique content to help fill in around the edges where the three newspapers (Huntsville, B-ham and Mobile) don't overlap. The guy running the day to day was a good guy who left soon thereafter for a gig in the Carolinas.

    At that time, the controlling office was in Huntsville.
  11. times38

    times38 Member

    I'm sure other out-of-work, disgraced newspapermen in the state might be interested as well.
  12. Rockbottom

    Rockbottom Active Member

    Not sure I know of any, but if I come across any, I'll be sure to let you know.

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