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Sports reporter/copy editor ..... Waterloo/Cedar Falls, Iowa

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Mark2010, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    The Courier, a 36,000-circulation Lee Enterprises newspaper that publishes Sunday through Friday, has an opening for an experienced Sports Writer/Sports Page Designer.

    The Courier is a Drug Free Employer requiring pre-employment drug testing. The Courier (www.WCFCourier.com) and Lee Enterprises (www.Lee.net) are Equal Opportunity Employers.

    Cedar Falls is home to University of Northern Iowa, and the Courier is the home paper for them.

    One of the staffers, Jim Nelson, recently was honored as the national wrestling writer of the year, so whomever fills this spot need not worry about being assigned to that sport. Sports staff currently has five persons.
  2. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Hey, John Wayne is from Waterloo!! ;D
  3. Matt Stephens

    Matt Stephens Well-Known Member

    Let's play a game called "serial rapist or movie star"
  4. MC Courier

    MC Courier New Member

    They may restructure beats, but the guy who left covered Iowa State football in the fall, Northern Iowa men's basketball in the winter and the Waterloo Bucks (a collegeiate level wooden bat team) in the summer. He left for a writing job with Fox Sports North in the Twin Cities - where most of his family is located. There will probably be some desk work required, but the sports editor is very good about giving each staff member plenty of writing opportunities. As somebody stated, Jim Nelson does the majority of wrestling coverage for this publication - high school and college.
  5. Haneluca

    Haneluca New Member

    John Wayne is from Winterset (that's what I named my six-shooter)
  6. azom

    azom Member

    Curious how this paper handles Friday night football without a Saturday edition.
  7. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    The local TV station gets them back together on Saturday night to re-enact the last two plays of the game? [/crossthreading]
  8. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    If I'm not mistaken, a lot of the Friday football game stories go online and then there's a recap in Sunday's edition.
  9. MC Courier

    MC Courier New Member

    Yes, they run full-fledged stories and photos online late Friday night. Then they devote a page or two in Sunday's paper to Friday night's action. It's not ideal, but they do a pretty good job considering the situation they are dealt.
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