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Sports Reporter, North Andover, Mass.

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Drip, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    We're looking for a skilled reporter and fluid writer with an ability to develop and execute story ideas to join the team covering local and pro sports teams in print and online. Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field and minimum one to three years experience writing for a daily or weekly publication required. Please email resume and cover letter with salary requirements, along with examples of materials demonstrating your skills and experience to hr@eagletribune.com
     
  2. JimmyHoward33

    JimmyHoward33 Well-Known Member

    Know this group well, PM or post if questions
     
  3. MikeC518

    MikeC518 New Member

    I'm interested in any information you can give on this position. Thanks.
     
  4. RedSmithClone

    RedSmithClone Active Member

    This is one hell of a sports department. I used to work with them prior to my current shop.
    My guess is that they are replacing Alan, whose wife got a job out of state and dragged him with her. Great opp, but beware of management. This is no longer a family owned operation.
     
  5. tdonegan

    tdonegan Member

    Only know the staff by reputation and by their work but it's a great section. As for the area it's nice. It's a college town (Merrimack college is there--really good hockey and a budding rugby club) but it hardly dominates the area.

    You're close to Boston and very close to NH (sales tax free shopping, always a plus) and it's a short drive to the mountains and upstate Maine if you're the outdoorsy type.
     
  6. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Any idea of salary range?
     
  7. Ice9

    Ice9 Member

    Any updates on this one?
     
  8. DCguy

    DCguy Member

    On Friday, I was told they are still reviewing applications.
     
  9. mizzouluke

    mizzouluke New Member

    Does anyone know if they still do any of their own coverage of pro teams in Boston? The former sports editor at the Globe told me they did at one point, but he wasn't sure if they had to cut that or not.
     
  10. RedSmithClone

    RedSmithClone Active Member

    They still cover Boston. Hector Longo on Patriots and Bill Burt on Red Sox and Pats. Alan Seigal, who is the guy that left for the D.C. area covered Celtics and filled in on Red Sox. The Bruins I believe are covered by a writer at one of their sister papers.
     
  11. OrangeGrad

    OrangeGrad Member

    How big is this paper?
     
  12. bob

    bob Member

    Last I checked it was around 50G, probably less these days. It's a good sports operation, covering a mixture of Boston pros on down. They make an effort to cover all the pro events, from what I've seen, but it's a good mix of pros/college/highschool. Among their alums are Rob Bradford, who went on to the Boston Herald, and John Thomase, who did the same.
    No clue about the pay, but I would guess $30-40G range. Or less. Or more.
     
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