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Sports reporter/page designer, Opelika-Auburn News

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Mike Szvetitz, Mar 23, 2007.

  1. Mike Szvetitz

    Mike Szvetitz Member

    The Opelika-Auburn News (Ala.) is seeking a sports reporter/page designer to complete its four-person staff.

    Applicant must be a deadline-driven individual with the ability to read and write sports stories and spot mistakes and style errors quickly.

    This person must be able to design attractive news pages for a daily newspaper as well as other printed and Web-based products.

    The ideal candidate is one who can run the desk 4-5 nights per week and is able to make quick decisions about placement and importance of late-breaking stories.

    The position is full-time and mostly on the night shift.

    Applicant must have at least one year of daily newspaper experience. Knowledge of Quark, Photoshop, Microsoft Word and Adobe is a must.

    The Opelika-Auburn News is an award-winning seven-day-a-week newspaper and is located in a brand-new, 40,000-square-foot building in a growing, sports-loving, vibrant college community in Auburn/Opelika (Ala.)
    To apply, send resume with clips and a list of references to Sports Editor Mike Szvetitz at mszvetitz@oanow.com or mail them to 2901 Society Hill Road, Opelika, AL 36801 c/o Mike Szvetitz.
  2. ServeItUp

    ServeItUp Active Member

    Between running the desk four or five nights a week, reading copy, designing news pages, doing stuff for the Web and doing a "fair share" of writing, I feel entitled to ask when the successful applicant's days off are.
  3. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Who left?
  4. Mike Szvetitz

    Mike Szvetitz Member

    OK, after re-reading what I wrote, I know the job sounds impossible. So I made some edits.

    Days off are normally Sundays and Mondays, but that could vary.

    As far as the "fair share" of writing goes ... what I should have said is there is an opportunity for the person to write as much as he/she would like, but the main focus is desking.

    Sorry for the confusion.
  5. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Who left?
  6. Mike Szvetitz

    Mike Szvetitz Member

    Tim Ritter. He got a job at the Fort Myers News-Press as one of their desk guys.
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