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Sports reporter in Norman, Okla.

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by HandsomeHarley, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. HandsomeHarley

    HandsomeHarley Well-Known Member


    Prep Sports Writer
    City: Norman
    Newspaper: The Norman Transcript
    Salary Range: negotiable
    Job Description: The Norman Transcript is looking for a highly motivated sports writer. You will have the opportunity to cover University of Oklahoma athletics, but most of the time you will be the primary prep sports writer at The Transcript. While we cover 11 high schools in all, our main focus is on Norman's two high schools: Norman High and Norman North. You will be in a position to shape the way high school sports is received and perceived throughout the area. Photo/video skills, and knowledge of AP style are helpful. Two years experience preferred, but talented recent graduates will be considered.
    Contact: Send a cover letter, resume and story clips to - Debra A. Parker, editor; The Norman Transcript, 215 E. Comanche, PO Drawer 1058, Norman, OK 73070; or e-mail the material to dparker@normantranscript.com.

    Any ideas, anyone?
  2. dirtybird

    dirtybird Active Member

    CNHI shop. Appears to have a decent number of bodies in sports. Does not ask for desk skills, so that sounds like a plus.
  3. DennisReynolds

    DennisReynolds New Member

    This same job was advertised back in February, although I don't think it ever got posted here. So either it didn't get filled or the person they hired didn't stay long.
  4. Precious Roy

    Precious Roy Active Member

    Wonder who left or if it didn't get filled. This may be another domino from the ESPN raid of The Oklahoman.

    EDIT: It's not a domino from the ESPN thing. They had to move someone to desk and had two people quit after working less than a month, so sayeth the grapevine. This is a decent gig for a CNHI paper. Unlike most CNHI shops I have had the displeasure of dealing with, Norman seems to be one that understands that Oklahoma is their bread and butter and actually throws a little money into that coverage. I get to sit next to them at all the OU games, and there are at least three people there every Saturday covering the game, two people at every luncheon and they are always working sources before the game on the other sports at the University. Good gig for someone starting out for sure.
  5. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    A little different when your paper doesn't have to pay mileage. Or (allegedly) overtime.
  6. Matt Stephens

    Matt Stephens Well-Known Member

    Paging Kyle Salomon
  7. Precious Roy

    Precious Roy Active Member

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