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Sports Reporter, Frederick, Md.

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by CashOwner, Jul 20, 2006.

  1. CashOwner

    CashOwner New Member

    The Frederick News-Post, a 42,000 circulation daily newspaper in central Maryland, is looking for a full-time sports reporter who has a passion for local sports, can produce story ideas independently and provide insightful, entertaining copy. Primary responsibilities are game and feature coverage of about 15 high schools and a weekly prep sports page that includes statistics, a notebook and rankings. Other duties include layout/copy editing (Quark, NewsEdit), covering four local colleges, various community sports events and the town's Class A minor league baseball team. The position is about 75 percent writing, 25 percent layout/copy editing. Fax resume, clips to Human Resources at 301-662-6538.
  2. Isn't this the city where the brothel owner got raided and the police found her customer log? I think I remember reading that they found city council people, the mayor and a bunch of importanat types in the book.
    What does this place cover? Preps town I'd imagine, even though they appear close to DC and B-More.
  3. giantjay25

    giantjay25 Member

    Anyone know who's leaving?
  4. Mighty_Wingman

    Mighty_Wingman Active Member

    How big's the staff here? At a 42,000-circ. paper, it seems odd that the primary prep guy -- if that is indeed what this job is -- would also be spending 25 percent of his time desking.
  5. giantjay25

    giantjay25 Member

    The primary prep guy there now is Brandon Oland. Is he the one moving on?

    Another thing -- they're only accepting applications/clips by fax?? And Cash, where did you find this posting?
  6. CashOwner

    CashOwner New Member

    I am the assistant sports editor there. I'm the one who posted.

    Interested applicants can also contact me (Josh Smith), but the official way our paper does it (I know it's weird) is to have candidates send their stuff to HR. Never understood that.

    Yes, Brandon Oland is leaving. He was our primary preps writer. He'll be missed.

    We have a five-person staff. Three of those members cover mostly preps, while I do mostly page design/copy editing, and our editor, strange as it sounds, covers colleges/pros.

    And yes, Frederick is "The Black Book" city.
  7. JME

    JME Member

    Preps, preps and more preps. Frederick isn't a bad area -- it used to be known primarily as "Fredneck" by people in the DC area, which is only about, maybe, 35 miles south. It's a mix of rural and suburban/small, old city. The athletes are decent, not great. With sprawl, I imagine housing has gone up quite a bit over the years but it's still nowhere near what it is around DC.
  8. Where's the kid going?
  9. podunk press

    podunk press Active Member

    Inside knowledge of this one. PM me if you want more information.
  10. podunk press

    podunk press Active Member

    Bare bones stuff:

    You will cover preps. You will write local features. You will probably have a lot to do with the Prep Page. You will be involved, should you choose, with the WebCasts, blogs and Web site stuff the News-Post is implementing.

    And, yes, I suppose there are college and professional opportunities, but that's all extra.

    Anything else, PM me.
  11. Breakyoself

    Breakyoself Member

    pay range?
  12. Wow, I thought everyone at the NP was pretty much honkered down for the long hall. I wish this gig was open when I was looking to stay around that area a year ago
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