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Sports reporter, Corpus Christi (Texas) Caller-Times

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Greg Rajan, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. Greg Rajan

    Greg Rajan New Member

    The Corpus Christi (Texas) Caller-Times needs an energetic high school sports reporter who thrives on beating the competition, racking up a ton of bylines in print and online while covering whatever comes his or her way. This person can use social media and a video camera, can blog and knows high schools are important in this day and age for a mid-sized newspaper. Enterprise reporting also will be worked into the mix. This reporter also will get opportunities to cover the Double-A baseball team, the Corpus Christi Hooks, the Division I Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders and the Junior A hockey team, the IceRays, The reporter should expect to become proficient in using all of the visual and multimedia storytelling tools available at the Caller-Times (circulation 62,000 Sunday, 45,000 daily).

    Applicants must have at least two years of daily newspaper experience or internships at daily newspapers combined. Spanish fluency is a plus but not mandatory. The Caller-Times, owned by Scripps Howard, pays competitive salary (low- to mid-30s, depending on experience) and excellent benefits.

    Corpus Christi sits on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, about three hours southwest of Houston and two hours south of San Antonio. The tropical climate, beach, diverse population and growing area make Corpus Christi a dynamic area for telling great stories.

    The paper consistently is among the top award winners in the region for a mid-sized daily.. We’re going to fill this spot quickly.

    No phone calls for initial correspondence, please.

    Candidates must apply electronically at http://www.scripps.com/careers. Feel free to e-mail work samples and references (electronic correspondence preferred initially) to:

    Greg Rajan
    Sports Editor
    Corpus Christi Caller-Times
  2. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Pretty decent gig if you want to cover high schools. Certainly not an entry-level job.

    Paper and town gives you a real city type feel, yet small enough and focused enough that high school coverage is a big part of the operation and doesn't get lost in the shuffle of pro and major college teams the way it might in Dallas, Houston or Austin.
  3. dirtybird

    dirtybird Well-Known Member

    This honestly sounds pretty sold. Not bad at all.
  4. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Corpus and nearby schools like Sinton and Refugio do very well in Region IV, which is mainly everything from San Antonio south. You'll get plenty of deep playoff runs.
  5. joe_schmoe

    joe_schmoe Active Member

    And unless he's been fired or resigned, the Refugio football coach is among the most hated coaches in the state.
  6. Greg Rajan

    Greg Rajan New Member

    Don't worry, Jason Herring is still at Refugio. You won't find many more colorful, controversial and quotable high school coaches.

    We're still taking resumes and clips for the job for the next couple of days. So if you're interested, please email them to me at rajang@caller.com and apply online at the Scripps link posted above.


    Greg Rajan
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