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Sports Reporter/Copy Editor/Designer -- The (Winter Haven, Fla.) News Chief,

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by dkphxf, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. dkphxf

    dkphxf Member

    Salary: $20,000 to $25,000

    Community daily in beautiful Central Florida is seeking an energetic, aggressive and detail-oriented sports writer / copy desk editor. Duties include general assignment reporting in sports-rich east Polk County, Fla., copy editing and sports page designing.

    This is a highly competitive journalism and online news market. The successful applicant will have solid reporting, writing, editing and layout skills and the initiative and discipline necessary to juggle multiple tasks and meet deadlines.

    Minimum qualifications include a four-year degree in journalism or mass communications, college newspaper and/or newspaper internship experience, and at least one year of professional sports reporting experience with a weekly or daily newspaper. Experience with photography and Adobe Photoshop and page design using Adobe InDesign also is required.

    The News Chief is a 99-year-old, seven-day-a-week morning newspaper serving the readers and advertisers of east Polk County, Fla. The parent company is The New York Times Company. We offer competitive pay and excellent benefits.

    Applicants may apply online to journalismjobs.com or mail, fax or e-mail applications, samples of work and references to: News Chief, Managing Editor Joe Braddy, 455 Sixth St., N.W., Winter Haven, FL 33881. Fax: 863-401-6999. E-mail: joe.braddy@newschief.com.

    Per: http://www.journalismjobs.com/Job_Listing.cfm?JobID=1153798
  2. IanA1985

    IanA1985 Member

    If you want journalists who are worth anything, you must offer a better package than 20-25K. How can we expect to survive?
  3. johann

    johann Guest

    Maybe on 25K it can be done, if there is not a lot of student debt.
  4. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    "News Chief" is a great name for a newspaper. Other than that, I got nothin'.
  5. So what you're saying is you want a college-educated person with at the very least one year on the job and with not only writing and reporting experience but a background in taking photos and designing pages and for that hire to work in a "highly competitive journalism and online news market" for $9 an hour?

    I usually don't comment or complain about this sort of thing, but the ads for jobs at this pay level are usually less picky with the levels of experience and skill sets they are willing to work with.
  6. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Sounds like they are looking at entry level.
  7. I would still consider 1-3 years experience entry level, but usually these ads sound a little more flexible in finding someone with prior experience in photography and page design rather than just the willingness to learn it.
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