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Sports reporter, Colby (Kan.) Free Press

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by chazp, Apr 10, 2007.

  1. chazp

    chazp Active Member

    Company: Colby Free Press
    Position: sports reporter
    Location: Colby, Kansas
    Job Status: Full-time
    Salary: Negotiable
    Ad Expires: May 14, 2007
    Job ID: 763474
    Website: http://www.nwkansas.com


    Description:
    Help Wanted: Sportswriter The Colby Free Press, a four-days-a-week afternoon daily in northwest Kansas needs a sportswriter for three high schools and Colby Community College, all in one county. The high schools have state-tournament quality teams and the college always send wrestlers to the national tournament. Plenty of game stories and features. We use Pagemaker and Photoshop on Macs. Colby has all the necessities in a town of about 6,000 people and is the go-to town in northwest Kansas. Just three hours to Denver, Colo. Please send resume, samples of writing and references to, John Van Nostrand, publisher, 155 W. Fifth St., Colby, Kan. 67701 or jvannostrand@nwkansas.com


    Just wondering what four days do four-days-a-week papers publish on? This one sounds like a starter for someone fresh out of school.
     
  2. Mitch21

    Mitch21 Member

    Re: Somewhere over the rainbow...

    Im fresh out of college.

    What about tornadoes...as we all know, tornadoes are the deadliest of mother nature's storms
     
  3. Re: Somewhere over the rainbow...

    Oh, yes. And what about the Wicked Witch?
     
  4. Mayfly

    Mayfly Active Member

    Re: Somewhere over the rainbow...

    Auntie Em! Auntie Em!
     
  5. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Re: Somewhere over the rainbow...

    The "go-to town" in NW Kansas. Yeeeeeeehawwwww!

    The go-to town in west Kansas is Dodge City, and the place to be is at Ma and Pa's Pool Hall drinking Bud at 11 a.m. The go-to town in east Kansas is Fort Scott, for the Bourbon County Fair. Ain't no party like a Bourbon County Fair party.
     
  6. Oz

    Oz Active Member

    Didn't take long for an "Oz" reference, did it? Second post. What took so long?
     
  7. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    Colby is the kind of town that gives Kansas the reputation of being flat, dusty and desolate. People driving I-70 trying to get to Denver or somewhere else forget about KC, Lawrence, the Flint Hills and even Salina by the time they get to Colby all they remember is the three hours of nothingness they just drove through.

    It's way out there. I don't know anything about the paper, but Colby isn't too bad if you don't mind being isolated. Of course it isn't far from Benkelman, Neb., so it's got that going for it.
     
  8. Pilot

    Pilot Active Member

    You probably won't be able to commute from from Overland Park.
     
  9. billikens

    billikens Member

    Colby's a town people in Great Bend would make fun of for being small and in the middle of no where.

    That's not good.

    Still, at least it has the community college.
     
  10. kingcreole

    kingcreole Active Member

    Colby ... ewwww. There is a Village Inn there, but that's about it. And at least it isn't Goodland or Kanorado.
     
  11. FreddiePatek

    FreddiePatek Active Member

    If you're curious about Colby, watch CBS at 8 p.m. on Wednesday nights.
     
  12. Oz

    Oz Active Member

    Might I ask why?
     
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