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Sports reporter and editor/designer - Punta Gorda, FL

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by JV37, Feb 12, 2015.

  1. JV37

    JV37 New Member

    From JournalismJobs.com: JournalismJobs.com - Job Listing - designer/copy editor and a sports writer

    Company: Sun Coast Media Group, Inc.
    designer/copy editor and a sports writer
    Punta Gorda, Florida
    Job Status: Full-time
    Salary: Negotiable
    Website: http://www.yoursun.com, suncoastsportsnow.com

    The Sun, a family-owned daily located on the Southwest Florida coast, seeks two people to join our team producing a community-oriented sports section: a designer/copy editor and a sports writer.

    The designer/copy editor will be responsible for all aspects of producing 3-4 pages daily. Successful candidates will be able to design section fronts/feature centerpieces and special projects immediately. Strong copy editing, page proofing and design skills, using InCopy, InDesign and Photoshop, are required as is command of AP style.

    The sports writer will be responsible for generating people-driven stories on activities across all age and competition levels. Our coverage area is home to eight high schools, various outdoor sports, the Tampa Bay Rays' spring training complex and two minor league baseball teams in the Rays' organization.

    Candidates should have clips that show an ability to produce feature/enterprise work that utilizes creative nonfiction techniques as well as event coverage that doesn't rely on play-by-play. The ideal candidate will be able to pitch in on the desk if needed. Photography skills and the ability to speak Spanish are a plus.

    We are looking to fill both positions quickly.

    Send cover letter, resume and work samples to Mark L. Lawrence, Sports Editor, via email to sunsportsrecruiting@gmail.com or to our mailing address: 23170 Harborview Road, Charlotte Harbor, FL 33980. Please identify the position being applied for in the email subject line. Designer/copy editor candidates are asked to identify their samples as being either design or copy editing samples or both.

    Application deadline: Feb. 22. No phone calls.

    The Sun Coast Media Group is an equal opportunity employer. We are a nicotine- and drug-free workplace. Pre-employment drug/nicotine testing is required.
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2015
  2. JV37

    JV37 New Member

    I've been working here for the past year, so feel free to DM me with any questions if you have interest in either opening.
  3. jaxson5

    jaxson5 Member

    Is this the same Mark Lawrence from the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville?
  4. jsimp

    jsimp Member

    Any updates on this one?
  5. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Yes, JV37 has them. DM him.
  6. boundforboston

    boundforboston Well-Known Member

    New (?) posting for a sports designer went up today:

    It's 80-plus degrees on Florida's Gulf Coast and the Sun newspaper group needs someone to design sports pages. If you have experience on the sports desk, or if you have mastered InDesign and want to spread your wings and work for a growing newspaper, you may be the person we need. Successful candidates will be as adept with InDesign and Photoshop as AP style and have the clips to show it. While some experience is preferred, candidates from the Class of 2015 will be strongly considered for these entry-level pay-scale positions. Send resume, references and examples of work to John Hackworth, jhackworth@sun-herald.com. Company benefits: health insurance, paid vacation, 401(k). We are a drug and nicotine free workplace; pre-employment nicotine/drug test required..

    JournalismJobs.com - Job Listing - Design Sports Pages
  7. dpilar05

    dpilar05 New Member

    "a growing newspaper,"

    They don't exist.
  8. BDC99

    BDC99 Well-Known Member

    Would actually think this paper is in a pretty good spot to be around a while. Closest competition is probably Bradenton/Sarasota/Fort Myers. So it's really the only game in town.
  9. BDC99

    BDC99 Well-Known Member

  10. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    It's not a bad little town either.
  11. BDC99

    BDC99 Well-Known Member

    It's a great little town, unless you're young and single, as I was when I worked there. It's changed a lot since then, though. Loved driving over to Boca Grande and Englewood. Great little slices of Old Florida.
  12. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    mmmm Ice House mmmm
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