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Sports reporter/copy editor, Fairbanks, Alaska

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Mark2010, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Maybe not for everyone, but some cool, unique sporting opportunities there.


    The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner is looking for a sports copy editor/page designer who can also help cover the stories in our sports-heavy part of Alaska.

    Our seven-day sports section focuses largely on local sports, including the many that are unique to the Arctic.
    We are looking for someone who is solid in the fundamentals of page design and who isn't afraid to have a little zip in the layout. You'll be a part of a copy desk that paginates the News-Miner, as well as the Kodiak Daily Mirror, the Alaska Post and special sections.

    Our ideal copy editor must have a grasp of newspaper design principals, be able to write attention-grabbing headlines, be familiar with website uploading, and have a strong knowledge of AP style, grammar and punctuation. Your eye for detail should be just as strong for visual elements as for the written word. Basic knowledge of InDesign or a comparable program is a must.

    As part of our three-person sports team, you'll also help cover sports at more than 15 high schools in a 500-mile radius, the University of Alaska Fairbanks and its two NCAA Division I sports (men's hockey and coed rifle) and eight Division II teams (volleyball, women's swimming, men's and women's cross-country, men's and women's basketball, and men's and women's Nordic skiing).

    You could also be covering the Fairbanks Ice Dogs, the reigning Robertson Cup champion in the Tier II Junior A-level North American Hockey League, and the Alaska Goldpanners of the Alaska Baseball League. Interior Alaska is rich in sled dog racing, too. We've got the Open North American Championships, one of the premier sprint mushing events on the planet, and the 1,000-mile Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race. There's also coverage of the World Eskimo-Indian Olympics, the Arctic Winter Games, the Yukon 800 Marathon riverboat race, the 2,000-mile Iron Dog snowmachine race, and a vibrant running scene, which includes the Midnight Sun Run, conducted during summer solstice (June 21).

    E-mail your cover letter, resume, and work samples to Managing Editor Rod Boyce at editor@newsminer.com.
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