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Sports reporter, Barstow, Calif.

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by 2muchcoffeeman, Jan 12, 2008.

  1. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member


    Company: Desert Dispatch
    Seeking sports reporter
    Barstow, California
    Job Status: Full-time
    Salary: Negotiable
    Ad Expires:
    February 13, 2008
    Job ID: 871269

    The Desert Dispatch, a 5,000 daily in Southern California, is seeking an ambitious, creative sports reporter to join our two-person sports staff.
    Barstow might be a small town, but it has a strong athletic reputation. The Barstow High School cross country team has won a state championship in five of the last seven years, Bengals wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh and Dino Ebel, Los Angeles Angels third base coach, got their starts playing in Barstow.

    We cover two high schools as well local recreational and youth sports. We’re looking for someone interested in developing new, non-traditional ways to tell stories. We don't just write stories, but also blog, shoot pictures and even shoot video for the Web. Though this is a small paper, you will have the opportunity to learn some of the skills necessary to survive this changing medium.

    We are located on a major freeway about midway between the Los Angeles metropolitan area and resort cities of Las Vegas and Laughlin, Nev.

    Candidates must possess a knowledge of AP style. Professional experience preferred, but recent college graduates are encouraged to apply. Digital photography, videography, page editing and Photoshop skills are a plus. We're also looking for a candidate who is comfortable reporting occasional news as well as sports stories.

    The Desert Dispatch is committed to quality, creativity, diversity, and to providing unsurpassed community coverage and simply outstanding customer service. The Desert Dispatch offers a competitive wage, excellent benefits and a local work environment.

    The Desert Dispatch is a member of the Freedom Communications chain of newspapers. Advancement opportunities at larger newspapers abound for those committed to quality journalism.

    Send resume and clips to: Desert Dispatch, Attn: Scott Shackford, Editor in Chief, 130 Coolwater Lane, Barstow, CA 92311.
  2. Jeremy Goodwin

    Jeremy Goodwin Active Member

    Watch out for the bats.
  3. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    You could even check out Area 51 during your spare time.
  4. good god, what a hell hole
  5. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

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  6. Mr. Homer

    Mr. Homer Member

    You want to be left alone, this is your place. I went through there a few years ago and I always thought it was bigger. But that could appeal to many people.
  7. Editude

    Editude Active Member

    One of the world's busiest McDonald's plus a hoppin outlet center. Trying to get an off-reservation tribe to build a casino there as well. Paper's more like a bureau of Victorvile's than its own.
  8. Jim Rockford

    Jim Rockford Member

    If you want to get away from civilization or hide from the law, it's a great place.

    Hotter than hell, though, in summer ... rarely is it under 105 there for three months straight.
  9. Mr. Homer

    Mr. Homer Member

    Heat sounds nice for this midwest man right now, but if 105 is the low, that may be a bit too hot for me.
  10. Jim Rockford

    Jim Rockford Member

    Nope, that's the high. Actually drops down to 70-75 during the night in summer, being on the so-called high plateau of the Mojave Desert. It actually gets fairly cold there in the winter, if you call 32 cold.
  11. Gold

    Gold Active Member

    A former major league player, Ron Woods who played for the Tigers, Expos, and Yankees, was a school administrator until he retired a couple of years ago.

    There's a big marine base here and a 23,000-population town pretty much in the middle of the road from LA to Las Vegas. Probably not for people used to living in cities or suburbs.
  12. sportsnut

    sportsnut Member

    The only thing I know about Barstow is that everyone goes to Barstow for food on there way to Las Vegas.

    I have never actually seen a city or a town for that matter. Also don't they drop bodies over there??
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