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Sports reporter/editor, Kennett, MO

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by gravehunter, Jul 1, 2013.

  1. gravehunter

    gravehunter Member

    The Daily Dunklin Democrat, a five-day, daily newspaper seeking applicants for the position of sports reporter. Excellent writing skills, computer knowledge, and photography experience a must. Candidate must be willing to work flexible hours including nights and weekends. Some travel may be required. Interested applicants may send resumes to Michelle Rasberry at mrasberry@dddnews.com or mail to P.O. Box 669, Kennett, MO 63857
  2. BrianM

    BrianM Member

    Sheryl Crow's hometown. That's all I've got....
  3. HandsomeHarley

    HandsomeHarley Well-Known Member

    You'll have a Missouri address, but you may as well be in Arkansas or Tennessee.
  4. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    But do they have a Dunklin Donuts?
  5. michaelbuhler

    michaelbuhler New Member

    I had this job from March 2006 to January 2010, so I have some insight.

    First of all, Kennett is right in the Missouri Bootheel. It's just a couple of miles east of the Arkansas line and 20-30 miles from the Tennessee line. There's not much to do in town (the best restaurant is a Mexican place called Mi Ranchito's that makes some great creamy guacamole), but Memphis is like 100 miles south and both Nashville and St. Louis are around 3 to 3 1/2 hours.

    The prep sports aren't too bad. It's a one-man show, but your main focus will be Kennett. Those are the games you'll staff the most. The football team has had two winning seasons since 2000, but just hired one of the best coaches in the area. The baseball teams is a perennial contender and the basketball teams usually are in the hunt as well. The next schools on your radar will be Senath-Hornersville, Holcomb, Southland and Delta C7.

    The townspeople are good. Very southern and conservative, but if you do a good job, they'll love you. I made tons of friends there and some good memories too.

    There also can be opportunities to cover bigger stuff. I staffed Tennessee Titans games when I was there. Even with stricter credentialing, I still had season credentials in 2007 and 2009. Arkansas State, a lower ranking FBS school, is an hour away. It would be on your time and dime, but still could be good to do.
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