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Sports reporter -- Daily News-Record in Harrisonburg, Va.

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by boundforboston, Jun 8, 2014.

  1. boundforboston

    boundforboston Well-Known Member

    The Daily News-Record in Harrisonburg, Va., is seeking a sports writer. Your duties would include both writing and desk work (such as pagination two or three nights a week), and you'd be expected to tweet, do podcasts and contribute to our websites. Your one specific beat would be Division III football and basketball, but you'd also be the No. 2 high school sports writer. There also would be plenty of general assignment sports stories. We have five full-time staffers in Sports, and we prefer people who are news-oriented in their attitude. Harrisonburg is a college town (James Madison University is the biggest of three colleges in the immediate area) in the Shenandoah Valley about two hours from D.C. This is essentially an entry-level job, and you'd have an advantage if you did significant work at your college paper and had a good internship. Send resumes and clips by email only (csimmons@dnronline.com). No phone calls, please.

  2. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Seems like these are all entry-level jobs in Harrisonburg, but from what I've seen on here comment-wise the paper's pretty good.

    Who's leaving?
  3. Andrew Olson

    Andrew Olson New Member

    This position was posted almost exactly one year ago (May 2013). The SE replied with a copy&paste email saying the paper had received more than 200 applicants.
  4. andrewmstoddard

    andrewmstoddard New Member

    Has anyone got any updates on the status of this job?
    I applied for this position about three weeks ago, but I haven't gotten an e-mail or anything from
    the Daily News-Record.

    Is the search still ongoing or have they filled the position?
  5. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    No idea the status, but Matthew Stoss left to pursue other interests, and Matt Jones took over for Stoss on the JMU football beat. Matt worked a mix of DIII colleges and high schools before that.
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