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Sports Reporter, Odessa (TX) American

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by EricBlum, Dec 12, 2017.

  1. EricBlum

    EricBlum New Member

    Social media savvy sports reporter needed for the busy Odessa, Texas, sports scene. Reporter will cover news and feature stories as well as post to Twitter, Facebook and our website. Located in the busy sports town of Odessa (home of Friday Night Lights), the OA is a West Texas Daily situated in a sports crazy area.

    The reporter will be responsible for coverage of the Permian football team in the fall and will have plenty of opportunities to cover UTPB (NCAA Division II) and Odessa College (NJCAA) athletics, along with the Midland RockHounds, the Double-A affiliate of the Oakland A's.

    Applicants will need a bachelor's degree and one to two years experience, along with an ability to multi-task several assignments during the week, delivering quick, clean stories on deadline. If you have past design experience, with Quark or InDesign, that's a bonus, but not required, as we no longer build pages in house. Also, earlier deadlines have presented us with the welcome challenge of having to present the stories in different ways, both in the print and digital versions of the paper. Send a resume, with references and clips, to Sports Editor Lee Scheide at lscheide@oaoa.com. Drug screening and background check are required.
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  2. Suggswriter

    Suggswriter Member

    This looks interesting.
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  3. MiamiBoy

    MiamiBoy Active Member

    I'm intrigued.
  4. TexasVet

    TexasVet Active Member

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  5. justanotherwannabe

    justanotherwannabe New Member

    Update on the opening(s) ... Yes, we now have a second opening that we are looking to fill.

    The posted position above, for the Permian beat, etc., is close to being filled, but we are still accepting applications for our other spot. The new position will also be involved in everything we do here in the Permian Basin as we look to continue to provide clean, tightly-written stories in the daily paper, along with instantaneous updates during the evenings on social media, then turn those around into more expansive recaps in the print edition.

    If there are any questions, please feel free to drop me a note at lscheide@oaoa.com.


    Lee Scheide
    Sports Editor
    Odessa American
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  6. MiamiBoy

    MiamiBoy Active Member

    Sent you an email.
  7. MiamiBoy

    MiamiBoy Active Member

    Any update on this one?
  8. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

  9. avtkrmn

    avtkrmn Member

    this one has been filled.

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  10. justanotherwannabe

    justanotherwannabe New Member

    Just a note to say that we have filled both openings here at the Odessa American, after taking a look at more than 100 resumes and several hundred clips .... It took a little longer than expected and I appreciate everyone's patience during the process. Thanks to everyone for their interest.

    Lee Scheide
    Sports Editor
    Odessa American
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  11. MiamiBoy

    MiamiBoy Active Member

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