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Sports reporter, Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by RustyHampton, May 25, 2010.

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  1. RustyHampton

    RustyHampton Member

    The Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Miss., has an opening for a versatile journalist to cover the Jackson State football beat and state-wide recruiting.
    Position includes covering the Jackson State athletic program, with an emphasis on football. Additionally, this reporter will help beef up our state-wide recruiting coverage, in print and online, and handle other assignments, including occasional desk shifts. Send a cover letter, resume and samples of work to Clarion-Ledger sports editor Rusty Hampton at rhampton@clarionledger.com.
  2. stickkeys108

    stickkeys108 New Member

    Don't know what kind of experience you're looking for, but I just gave this info to a friend of mine who just graduated from Ole Miss as the Sports Editor for the Daily Mississippian.

    He'd do a great job.
  3. 2underpar

    2underpar Active Member

    Rusty is good people even if he did hire that veazey guy who tweets constantly from starkvegas.
  4. StaggerLee

    StaggerLee Well-Known Member

    I'll echo that. I've only dealt with Rusty a half-dozen times, but he's a good guy to work with. And the sports staff there at the Clarion-Ledger are all good people.
  5. e_bowker

    e_bowker Member

    Where is Kareem Copeland going?
  6. esport12

    esport12 Member

    Kareem got the job covering the Green Bay Packers.
  7. Rockbottom

    Rockbottom Active Member

    Rusty is ACES, even if he has fallen down mightily in the setting-up-of-the-golf aspect in recent years. The C-L treats its standout employees well, and I would think this gig would get quite a bit of interest.

  8. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    Prediction: Rusty, you will have at least 50 resume packages by Sunday.
  9. MrBSquared

    MrBSquared Member

    This job makes me wish I was still in the biz and one of those 50 ... Have spoken and corresponded with Rusty a few times. Like many papers, the C-L has had to deal with issues, but Rusty was always cordial, friendly and helpful. Good luck to any of you among that 50, and I hope Rusty lands a solid choice out of them.
  10. RustyHampton

    RustyHampton Member

    We have received more than 100 applications for this job. Thanks to all those who have applied. We are going through candidates now and will be contacting finalists in the next week or so. I have responded to some of the applications to confirm receipt but not all. I apologize to those I haven't contacted. If you want to know if your application was received, drop me another e-mail and I'll respond. E-mail is the best way to get me.
    thanks again for the interest shown in this position.
    Rusty Hampton
  11. SEC Guy

    SEC Guy Member

    Rusty is one of the best.

    Whoever gets this job will be better than the last guy.
  12. esport12

    esport12 Member

    Heard this one is down to the finalists.
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