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Sports reporter and then some...Sanford, N.C.

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by gravehunter, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. gravehunter

    gravehunter Member

    Company: The Sanford Herald
    Position: Sports/Weekend editor
    Location: Sanford, North Carolina
    Job Status: Full-time
    Salary: Not Specified
    Ad Expires:
    January 4, 2012
    Job ID: 1301396


    The Sanford Herald, an 8,500-circulation daily newspaper in the heart of North Carolina, seeks Sports/Weekend editor to drive sports coverage and assist the Editor in managing and leading a six-person newsroom staff. Sports duties include covering our two major high schools, two local private schools and six high schools in surrounding counties. News duties include daily budgeting, editing news stories, updating web page, improving our online presence (videos, social networking, podcasts, etc.) and overseeing newsroom operation in editor’s absence.

    The Herald, winner of 25 awards in the N. C. Press Association’s 2011 News & Editorial Contest, including first place in General Excellence, is located 40 minutes southwest of Raleigh and 30 minutes south of Chapel Hill. We are 30 minutes from Pinehurst, host of the 2014 men's and women's U.S. Open. E-mail resumes to Editor R. V. Hight at hight@sanfordherald.com. Please include writing samples. This position assists the Editor in providing leadership, management and training of The Herald’s news staff, including the establishment and maintenance of sound professional standards and the planning, editing and production of all Herald products. Other duties include writing editorials and a regular sports column, as well as participating in community activities and dealing with the general public on matters concerning news policies and practices.

    Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications or a related field strongly preferred. Experience managing and editing at a daily newspaper is desired. Strong sports-news judgment and content management a must.

    Send Resume To:
    R. V. Hight, Editor, The Sanford Herald
    P. O. Box 100, Sanford, N.C. 27331-0100
    Fax to: (919) 708-9001
    Email to: hight@sanfordherald.com
  2. UNCGrad

    UNCGrad Well-Known Member

    My old shop, once removed. It's Paxton...
  3. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    One man shop, is it not?
  4. UNCGrad

    UNCGrad Well-Known Member

    PM me for info.
  5. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    Wow, they have cut back on their staff.
  6. UNCGrad

    UNCGrad Well-Known Member

    Yup, and this job is actually a 2-for-1 -- two jobs for one person.
  7. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    In other words, bend over and take it.
  8. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    I'm assuming they'll laugh their asses off at you if you put down for overtime pay.
  9. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    Ridiculous. But it's Paxton, so no surprise.
  10. UNCGrad

    UNCGrad Well-Known Member

    This isn't the paper that we won the 25 awards in one year with. Not after being further Paxtonized.

    That said, there are wonderful people there. And it's a job. PM me for details.
  11. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Well-Known Member

    Sanford isn't a bad place, and the Triangle isn't too far away.

    But heed the warnings about Paxton. Not pretty.
  12. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    UNCgrad, I hate that your old paper has gone this route. You did a superb job there. We crossed paths a number of times.
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