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Sports reporter (Galesburg, Ill.)

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Jay Sherman, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. Jay Sherman

    Jay Sherman Member

    From JJobs: http://www.journalismjobs.com/Job_Listing.cfm?JobID=954439

    Help shape a progressive sports department. The Register-Mail, a 14,000 circulation daily newspaper in Galesburg, IL, has an immediate opening for a sports reporter. Job duties include a variety of sports reporting from gamers to features. Design skills a plus. Enthusiasm and energy are a must. The Register-Mail was named best small daily in Illinois by the Associated Press in 2007.

    Send resume and work samples: The Register-Mail Attention: Mike Trueblood, sports editor 140 S. Prairie St., Galesburg, IL 61401, or e-mail to: mtrueblood@register-mail.com. For more information, call 309-343-7181, ext. 255

    Division III Knox College is right in town, so maybe some NCAA opportunities for coverage there.
  2. jayhawk08

    jayhawk08 New Member

    I know they cover about 12 high schools, plus Knox College is nearby. It's roughly 45 miles west of Peoria.
  3. billikens

    billikens Member

    By far the hottest girl I ever dated (other than my much hotter fiance) hailed from Galesburg.

    That's pretty much all I know about it, so hopefully that helps.
  4. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    The wife of one of the funniest guys I've ever known is from Galesburg.

    Many fun nights in Iowa City with him.
  5. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

    Jim Sundberg?
  6. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    His name was Phil. With the other two guys, we had some great card games.
  7. Scouter

    Scouter Member

    Yes, Galesburg is the hometown of Jim Sundberg. The high school baseball field is named after him.
  8. tmurray2

    tmurray2 New Member

    Anyone know how much this might pay? Around $20-22,000?
  9. Jay Sherman

    Jay Sherman Member

    Hopefully it pays better than the other Illinois paper posted here about a month ago ($15k)
  10. USW

    USW New Member

    Yes Knox College is there. Monmouth College is just down the road and they have a better sports program. But don't expect to spend much time on either D-III school.

    They do cover about 12 high schools. It used to be closer to 18 but school district mergers and sports co-ops have cut down the number of teams that are out there.

    The Sandburg Community College girls' basketball team makes the national tournament pretty regularly. The Legion Post gets good coverage and so does the Galesburg girls' basketball team.

    Pay won't be great, but cost of living is next to nothing. PM me for more details.
  11. nmmetsfan

    nmmetsfan Active Member

    So we know this place has produced at least one hot chick and another who digs dudes with a sense of humor. Anyone else?
  12. CarlSpackler

    CarlSpackler Member

    The major employer in town was once the Maytag plant. It closed down about five years ago to move jobs to Mexico or something. So Galesburg would also make an excellent setting for a Bruce Springsteen song.
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