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Sports Reporter/Editor at the Recorder, Amsterdam, NY

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by ChrisMaza, May 2, 2011.

  1. ChrisMaza

    ChrisMaza Member

    Is this the same job they posted back in January or is this a case of someone else moving on or the department expanding?

    Company: The Recorder
    Sports Reporter/Editor
    Amsterdam, New York
    Job Status: Full-time
    Salary: Not Specified
    Ad Expires:
    June 6, 2011
    Job ID: 1048504
    Website: http://www.recordernews.com/


    The Recorder, an award-winning daily newspaper in Amsterdam, is seeking an enthusiastic and skilled reporter to cover local sports and assist in both news and sports desk 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 e-mail 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 Road, Amsterdam, N.Y. 12010.

    (via journalismjobs.com)
  2. bbnews60

    bbnews60 Member

    The other job was an ooops as the guy that was heading to news came back to sports. This one is to replace him as he's now headed elsewhere.
  3. dkphxf

    dkphxf Member

    When this gig "opened" the first time, it looked pretty solid. Nice town, but the pay might not have been great. Probably could say that about a few places on this board.
  4. sportsnut22

    sportsnut22 New Member

    The pay is around $25,000 for those interested. I know someone who works at the paper.
  5. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    For a single person in that neck of the woods, that's not too horrific (backhanded compliment, I know).

    I'd imagine you could get a 1-BR apartment for maybe $500/month or so.
  6. Sports Tick

    Sports Tick New Member

    Pay is a little higher than previously stated. Somewhat of a nutty sports town. Cost of living isn't too bad and you're 20 minutes from both Albany and Saratoga Springs. Amsterdam Mohawks are their big summer beat - draws about 1,700 fans a night. Amanda Comak covered the team two years ago and she is now a Washington Nationals beat writer for Washington Times and last year's beat writer just got a job as an editor for the Daily Gazette in Schenectady. Good mix of staff.
  7. MikeNeedsAJob

    MikeNeedsAJob New Member

    I would love a job like this, but unfortunately for me I am stuck in that "no job because of no experience but no experience because of no job" loop. This seems like the kind of place that I could plant my roots. Whoever gets this job will have a great job from the sounds of it. Good luck to all who apply!
  8. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    There are jobs in Podunk.
  9. Blogtastic

    Blogtastic New Member

    Been there. Just lost out on a job due to lack of experience. This looks like a promising one from what I'm reading in this thread.
  10. jimithing11

    jimithing11 New Member

    Anyone hear back from these peeps? Sent stuff twice and no response or anything.

    Amsterdam is not exactly a booming town. They have decent high school sports and summer league baseball, as someone previously noted.
  11. bbnews60

    bbnews60 Member

    Filled by a guy they had previously laid off.
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