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Sports Reporter/Desker - The Forsyth County (Ga.) News,

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by dkphxf, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. dkphxf

    dkphxf Member

    The Forsyth County News, a 13,000 circulation newspaper (4 days) located in Forsyth County, Ga., is looking for a creative and energetic reporter to join our sports department.

    Our main focus is the five public high schools within Forsyth County, but there will be occasional assignments covering college and pro athletes, recreational activities and more.

    We are looking for someone who can turn a game story -- on deadline -- that tells a reader more than just the 5 W's. We want someone who has the ability to keep our readers informed with entertaining feature stories. We want someone who has strong ethics and the ability to work well with our team.

    Our sports section won 1stplace in the state in its classification each of the past two years, and we are seeking someone who can help continue that success.

    Primarily evening hours. Some weekend assignments.

    Newsroom experience is necessary. Strong interviewing, writing and editing skills are necessary. Proficiency in Adobe InDesign and Adobe PhotoShop is a plus, but we will train the right candidate to assist with occasional layout & design of the sports pages.

    Our market focuses on Forsyth County, near the beautiful North Georgia Mountains and only 40 miles from the many amenities of Atlanta. Our coverage area approximates 150K population and has 5 public high schools.

    The Forsyth County News is a Swartz Morris Media newspaper. Our compensation package includes competitive pay, medical, dental and life.

    Send letter, résumé and clips to Jared Putnam, sports editor, at jputnam@forsythnews.com.

    Per: http://www.journalismjobs.com/Job_Listing.cfm?JobID=1268751
     
  2. TGO157

    TGO157 Member

    Anyone know anything about this gig? The paper? The area? Apparently, it's just north of Atlanta.
     
  3. bydesign77

    bydesign77 Active Member

    Forsyth Co. = money. And it's growing fast. Buddy of mine teaches at Lambert, the newest HS there and it's a top notch school. Competitive schools.

    Ga-400 is a nightmare to drive during most times. And yes, it's close to Atlanta (just OTP).

    Haven't really spent a lot of time in that county. Same buddy had to move to Dawson Co. (Next one up, and home of Bill Elliot) cause he couldn't afford the prices near his school. And his place still was 200,000+.
     
  4. nietsroob17

    nietsroob17 Active Member

    A friend of mine from college is the one leaving the job (to get a new degree), so I can fill some details.

    As for the paper itself, it's not quite daily. I believe 5 days a week, but I'm not sure which are their off days. They've got the 5 public schools and 1 private. Not the best athletic hotbed -- just this past spring, Lambert's boys lacrosse program won the county its first state title since the late 90s.

    Competition is pretty much nonexistent. There's the AJC and the weekly Forsyth Herald, part of the same family that does the Alpharetta/Roswell Revue. As bydesign said, it's a fast growing area -- by people and money. There's been a lot of spread from Alpharetta and points south. Some more affordable areas in the county might be found westward towards Cherokee County. The corridor nearest 400 is the most expensive.

    Fun fact: Oprah watchers might remember that in her first year, she taped from Forsyth County for a show about the county not having a single black resident in the mid 80s.
     
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