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Sports reporter, Duncan (OK) Banner

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by FleetFeet, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. FleetFeet

    FleetFeet Member

    Note the ad doesn't indicate it's a CNHI property but the design of the company website is a dead giveaway. Expect pay to be pretty darn low (and, of course, the quarterly four-day furlough).

    Company: The Duncan Banner
    Seeking general assignment and sports
    Duncan, Oklahoma
    Job Status: Full-time
    Salary: Negotiable
    Ad Expires:
    July 24, 2011
    Job ID: 1262782


    The Duncan Banner, a 6,600-circulation, multi-time Sequoyah Award-winning, six-day daily, has two openings in its news room. One is for a sports writer to join our two-person sports department, the other is for a general assignment news reporter. The sports position offers an opportunity to cover seven area high schools, a variety of participation and summer sports, and some coverage of University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State sports. The news reporter will work a variety of beats, as well as writing features for both The Banner's daily newspaper and quarterly magazine. While some experience is preferred, The Banner has a long-standing reputation as a training ground for young reporters and writers. Both positions involve page production. Experience with pagination and photography preferred, but not required.
    Contact: Email cover letter, resume and references to jeff.kaley@duncanbanner.com or mail to: Jeff Kaley, The Duncan Banner, P.O. Box 1268, Duncan, OK 73534. Information, call 580-255-5354.
  2. Matt Stephens

    Matt Stephens Well-Known Member

    Wasn't this just open? Or was that Durant, Okla.?
  3. JPsT

    JPsT Member

    They had a posting for a sports editor in February.
  4. Matt Stephens

    Matt Stephens Well-Known Member

    Ah, that's right. Thanks.
  5. printdust

    printdust New Member

    CNHI paper? Then it offers no matching 401K, major-metro like pay (that was sarcastic) oh and guaranteed home and away coverage of the University of Oklahoma at Norman (that was sarcastic too).
  6. FleetFeet

    FleetFeet Member

    "Major metro-like pay?" I'm not real sure what that means (my experience is with smaller papers). However, I'd be stunned if this position paid $25,000 or more.
  7. Precious Roy

    Precious Roy Active Member

    I'm just down the road at the larger paper in the area and their biggest competitor in their area, you can PM me for details about the area, much as I did when the SE job was open.
    And hell, we're the third largest paper in the state of Oklahoma and we don't home and away OU, you don't see that much anymore, at least not in this area.
  8. Matt Stephens

    Matt Stephens Well-Known Member

  9. Precious Roy

    Precious Roy Active Member

  10. printdust

    printdust New Member

    Sorry for the previous confusion...laced with sarcasm.
  11. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    I think that's the case at more and more places. Given all the content-sharing within chains, it doesn't make much sense for every paper to send their own people. I suspect you can get pretty decent OU coverage from AP, which is not always the case with some of the smaller colleges.
  12. dm19

    dm19 Member

    I can tell you this... the sports editor is a good guy and good to work with. He just started there a couple months back.
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