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Sports Reporter/Editor at the Recorder, Amsterdam, NY

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by ChrisMaza, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. ChrisMaza

    ChrisMaza Member

    Company: The Recorder
    Sports Reporter/Editor
    Amsterdam, New York
    Job Status: Full-time
    Salary: Not Specified
    Ad Expires:
    February 10, 2011
    Job ID: 1048504
    Website: http://www.recordernews.net

    The Recorder, an award-winning daily newspaper in Amsterdam, is seeking an enthusiastic and skilled reporter to cover local sports and assist in page layout.

    Applicants must have a bachelor's degree and college, weekly or daily newspaper writing experience.

    Candidates with page layout experience will be given preference.

    Amsterdam is centrally located in upstate New York, 30 minutes west of Albany.

    We offer a competitive salary and great benefits. For immediate consideration email your resume, cover letter and writing clips to Kevin Mattison, Executive Editor, at kmattison@recordernews.com. If necessary, mail your items to The Recorder, 1 Venner Rd., Amsterdam, NY 12010.
  2. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    One-man staff? Or bigger than that?
  3. Sports Tick

    Sports Tick New Member

    It's definitely more than a one-man shop. They use a pay model for their main website, but sports has its own free website at http://sidelineguys.recordernews.com. Bios of staff members are there. We don't compete with them directly, but they've always been known to churn out good sportswriters. Looks like a quality staff in place. Perhaps they are expanding.
  4. NickMordo

    NickMordo Active Member

    So according to the OP, you need to relocate and make a decision ASAP or it won't work out. Publications these days are just idiotic.
  5. IanA1985

    IanA1985 Member

    What exactly is their definition of a "competitive" salary? 20-22 K and all the Rahman Noodles one can eat?
  6. ChrisMaza

    ChrisMaza Member

    If I recall, it wasn't terrific, but it was about on par with the norm, which isn't very good, either.
  7. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    In an area like Amsterdam, 22K for a single person isn't half-bad, although not terrific. If you have a family, though, it wouldn't pay.
  8. Sports Tick

    Sports Tick New Member

    From what I remember the pay was a lot more than 22 K. I thought it was closer to 30 K which is more than some of the other competing publications.
  9. bbnews60

    bbnews60 Member

    Has anyone heard anything on this one? Last I knew, they had a full staff of three and no one has gone anywhere of late.
    I can't imagine they're adding one to the department as they've been at three people for a while now.
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