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Sports Reporter - Lake Havasu City, Az.

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Zads07, Dec 28, 2018.

  1. Zads07

    Zads07 Member

    JournalismJobs.com - Job Listing - Seeking a sports reporter in Sunny Lake Havasu City

    Description:

    Today's News-Herald in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, is looking for a sports reporter who can design pages. The ideal candidate will be a versatile self-starter with good communication and organization skills.

    We're looking for candidates who can broaden our sports coverage to include all levels of competition, from youth sports to high school games to senior citizen leagues. Lake Havasu City -- population 50,000 -- is a recreation paradise with miles of waterways and off-road trails. It's a fishing and boating Mecca, and we want our sports pages to reflect that, too.

    Our last two sports reporters left us for jobs at larger news organizations -- one of them is now covering the Carolina Panthers and the other is covering the University of Arizona. It's no wonder -- we're a thriving daily in a great news town and we have the awards to prove it. We won 13 honors at last year's Arizona Newspapers Association awards, and we have been featured twice in Editor & Publisher since 2015.

    The News-Herald is an 11,000-circulation, 7-day daily newspaper serving the largest city in Northwest Arizona. We're a small paper with a big heart, eager to tackle big stories and committed to being the strongest source of local news for our community. Local news is our forte, but we're also a first-read for many in our audience, who expect us to provide a tightly edited news package from around the state, nation and world. That goes for sports, too.

    We hope you're eager to dig, because there are plenty of stories waiting to be told.

    We run an 10-person news operation covering Mohave and La Paz counties, and our publications include a weekly newspaper in the nearby community of Parker, and a quarterly lifestyle magazine.

    If you're the outdoors type, you'll love Lake Havasu City -- recreation opportunities abound here, from watersports and fishing access on the lake to hiking and off-road adventures in the mountains and desert just minutes away. Las Vegas is the nearest metro, about 2 1/2 hours to the northwest, and Phoenix is a 3-hour drive in the other direction. The city has a population of about 50,000, but that number grows during winter as visitors from northern climes move back to their warm-weather lodgings.

    View more information about the newspaper here: havasunews.com

    Find out more about Lake Havasu City: GoLakeHavasu.com.

    You may email resumes and work samples to editor Brandon Bowers at bbowers@havasunews.com.
     
  2. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Been a few years, but I've worked here as a news desker, but would fill in on sports often. It's a one-man office with one large high school and two smaller ones. Couple of nice golf courses in the area as well. And, being along the Colorado River, boating and fishing are also big.

    The ad mentioned the plusses. Drawbacks? As noted, the biggest cities are a few hours away. It's in the desert, so get used to triple digits from May to October (but it's a dry heat!). It's also a snowbird nest place in the winter.

    But if you're younger, three words: Spring break haven!
     
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  3. GoogieHowser

    GoogieHowser New Member

    I worked there around 05-06. Kinda sounds like they’re looking for a sports editor and don’t wanna pay for it. As the previous post mentioned, it is in ISOLATION. Used to be 4 hours to Phoenix and Vegas, maybe less now to PHX with the highway expansion. Pay’s low, but such is the life we’ve chosen.
     
  4. Sports Barf

    Sports Barf Active Member

    Will there be any Suns, Cardinals, Diamondbacks, Coyotes, U of A or ASU coverage involved?
     
  5. Tweener

    Tweener Active Member

    Papers don’t travel four hours to provide coverage when there’s wire services. Best bet is to find unique and local feature angles that may get you there once in a while.
     
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