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Sports Reporter- Idaho State Journal

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Zads07, Apr 22, 2013.

  1. Zads07

    Zads07 Member

    Company: Pioneer Services/Idaho State Journal
    Sports reporter
    Pocatello, Idaho
    Job Status: Full-time
    Salary: Not Specified
    Ad Expires:
    May 27, 2013
    Job ID: 1488118


    The Idaho State Journal, a 17,000-circulation daily in the mountains of Southeast Idaho, is searching for a full-time sports writer with copy editing and pagination experience. The Journal has a three-person sports staff that covers everything from outdoor recreation and martial arts to the sports played by our 19 area high schools and Idaho State University (FCS). Online, Twitter and interactive content are as important to the Journal as the print edition. Qualified candidates must have copy editing experience that can contribute to an error-free sports section. Writing and section lay-out duties are shared amongst the team and the ideal candidate will be able to work fast, cleanly and take suggestions and direction well. Live Twitter updates during games, e-mail alerts and utilizing video are all part of our aggressive Internet effort. Creativity in writing and an interest in non-traditional sports are essential.

    The Journal is located in Pocatello, a city with a population of 58,000 located a few hours from Yellowstone National Park, the Grand Tetons and Salt Lake City. Pocatello has been ranked as one of the top outdoor recreation areas in the country as well as one of the best places in the U.S. for quality of life and to raise a family. The Journal covers Pocatello and several surrounding counties seven days a week, 365 days a year with a print edition that's earned consistent state, regional and national awards. If you would like to join our newsroom and help take our sports coverage to the next level, e-mail your resume and clips to Journal Sports Editor Chase Glorfield at cglorfield@journalnet.com.
  2. Hunter Hewitt

    Hunter Hewitt New Member

    Do you (or anybody else for that matter) have a ballpark estimate for what this salary might be like?
  3. Zads07

    Zads07 Member

    No idea, I just saw it on JournalismJobs and posted it, wondering if anyone else knew about the position and the area.
  4. Must have been an old ad that was posted as it was changed to a news reporter opening. Don't expect more than $11/hr.
  5. LesJ9488

    LesJ9488 Member

    They have two listings on the site right now - both for a news reporter and a sports reporter.
  6. Angola!

    Angola! New Member

    When did this drop to a 3-person department?
  7. It's been a three-person department since at least 2009.
  8. Zads07

    Zads07 Member

    Here's the link I forgot to post.

  9. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Been through the area. It's a long way from anywhere. When I saw the print edition, it was OK, nothing really stood out as unusual or extraordinary.

    On the plus side, you do have Idaho State University as something to cover besides the high school. Even if ISU is not real good in most sports recently. I used to chat with their ISU writer on Big Sky Conference coverage and was impressed that he knew his stuff as well or better than any other beat guy in the conference, despite the fact his football team was almost guaranteed to lose every week.

    The area is heavily LDS (Mormon) and quite a bit conservative politically.
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