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Sports Reporter / Designer - Elko (Nev.) Daily Free Press

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Matt Stephens, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. Matt Stephens

    Matt Stephens Well-Known Member

    From JJobs: http://www.journalismjobs.com/Job_Listing.cfm?JobID=1244137

    I believe the daily circulation is 7,000.


    Company: Elko Daily Free Press
    Position: Sports Reporter/Designer
    Location: Elko, Nevada
    Job Status: Full-time
    Salary: Not Specified
    Ad Expires: May 3, 2011
    Job ID: 1244137

    Description: Sports Reporter/Designer

    The Elko Daily Free Press is looking for a full time sports reporter to help provide award-winning sports news and features pages to our readers. We are looking for someone who can do it all - design appealing pages to produce accurate, visually appealing, reader-friendly pages both on daily deadline and for advance sections and write intriguing game stories and features on sports-related topics of high interest to readers, shoot videos, write blogs, and edit stories.

    The top candidates will be adept at coordinating centerpieces and responding to breaking news, but can also write stories and make news decisions for the sports department. This is your chance to excel as a design/layout person and reporter and help shape the sports news package that is relied upon by residents of Elko. We give our team the freedom to stretch their skills and the support to refine their craft.

    Requirements: A degree in journalism, design or related discipline or equivalent experience; knowledge and expertise in the use of Quark or similar pagination program; an ability to edit copy for AP style, conciseness, accuracy and fairness; an ability to write enticing, accurate headlines.

    Apply online at www.elkodaily.com/workhere by Friday, April 15th.

    EOE/Drug-Free Work Place
  2. Bucknutty

    Bucknutty Member

    Dear God, I interviewed here out of college. It was my first interview and I did not take the job, which was actually an arts position.

    Casino town. Used to be serviced by Casino Express Airlines, which flew to a number of cities every two weeks or so and brought in senior citizens to gamble. I was the only one under 60 on the flight into town.

    Friendly people there, but it was wayyyyyy too desert/deserted for me. When you leave town, they tell you that you must have a full tank of gas and bottled water in your car because there's NOTHING nearby.

    Beautiful scenery, though. While on my interview, they showed me the "houses of ill repute," so the town has that going for it.
  3. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    About 6 hrs. to Reno, including a trip through the town once called the "armpit of America," Battle Mountain. Of course, from Reno it's 15 minutes to you-know-where ...
  4. rmanfredi

    rmanfredi Active Member

  5. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member

    Well, it beats Winnemucca and it's not quite 6 hours to Reno ... more like 4 hours to Reno and 3 hours to Salt Lake City.

    As for Battle Mountain ... there is a hill outside of town that appropriately has BM prominently displayed in 40-foot-tall letters reminding all passersby they are, indeed, in the bowels of America.

    Elko is a small city, but has a junior college (don't know if it even has sports other than rodeo) and a few of the trappings of moderate towns on the freeway with nothing of note nearby -- a few chains restaurants and ready access to booze and gambling.

    I could think of worse places to live and try to launch a career ... but not many
  6. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Got gas and ate lunch there once will driving on I-80. Other than that, don't remember much.
  7. Ice9

    Ice9 Active Member

    All you need to know about Elko....

  8. spud

    spud Member

    I had to Mapquest this place to locate it, and...

    Oh, Jesus.
  9. BrianGriffin

    BrianGriffin Active Member

    You beat me to it. Back when I used to read Rolling Stone
  10. Ice9

    Ice9 Active Member

    HST forever, homes
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