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Sports reporter, Palm Springs (CA) Desert Sun

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by desert, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. desert

    desert New Member

    The Desert Sun in Palm Springs, CA, seeks an experienced multiplatform journalist to join its award-winning sports department. We’re seeking candidates with a proven track record in writing compelling game stories, profiles, enterprise and watchdog work focused on the local high school scene. This position is geared toward preps and feature writing with an emphasis on high school football and soccer. With two professional golf events, as well as the world’s fifth-largest ATP and WTA tennis tournament in our backyard, coverage opportunities abound. We produce 20 special sections a year. This position offers a tremendous opportunity for an experienced writer with an ability to generate your own story ideas. The right candidate must be comfortable in both print and digital platforms and inform our readers online through social media and blogs.

    Send your resume, six clips (including two enterprise articles) and examples of digital work to Sports Editor Matt Solinsky at matt.solinsky@thedesertsun.com

    The Desert Sun is a Gannett daily with a circulation that hits more than 55,000 during the fall and winter months. We're located not more than two hours from the beach, San Diego or Los Angeles and less than four hours from the Las Vegas strip. Our valley is home to such exciting events as an international film festival that is one of the world's largest as well as the Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals.

    Qualifications include:

    College degree and work experience as a reporter

    Strong communications skills

    Excellent writing and reporting skills

    Strong digital skills (blogging, texting, Tweeting, etc.)

    Ability to handle multiple tasks

    Ability to perform in a deadline-oriented environment

    Excellent time-management

    We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. This is an excellent career opportunity with the nation’s largest media organization, Gannett Co., Inc. We offer excellent growth opportunities, competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package to include medical insurance, life insurance, 401(k), paid vacation and more.
  2. GidalKaiser

    GidalKaiser Member

    Got an email saying they're not hiring until after the new year.
  3. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Um, Gidal, it might not be too good an idea to be advertising on the web that you're looking for a new job. You never know when your bosses might be looking through here.
  4. Norrin Radd

    Norrin Radd New Member

    Don't listen to him, Gidal Kaiser. You just keep right on posting.

    I mean, how easy would it be to identify someone with such a common name through an Internet search?

    So . . . who left, to open up this spot?
  5. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Eh, that's only 25 days. Not like they're going to be interviewing on Christmas Eve.
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