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Sports reporter/photographer (Willmar, Minn.)

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Stitch, May 16, 2011.

  1. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    I've had a few interactions with the editor, Kelly Boldan, but not the SE, during my stint with a twice-weekly in the same chain in Minnesota. Kelly seemed decent enough. Nice area, but don't expect to cover anything in the Twin Cities besides state tournaments


    Company: West Central Tribune
    Position: Seeking sports reporter/photographer
    Location: Willmar, Minnesota
    Job Status: Full-time
    Salary: Negotiable

    The West Central Tribune of Willmar, Minn., is looking for an energetic and dedicated full-time sports writer with a passion for covering prep and community sports. Position responsibilities include receiving and writing game reports; interviewing, reporting and writing feature and enterprise stories; and photography. Experience in copy editing, page design, Quark Xpress and meeting deadlines are preferred. The position also includes Web posting, digital media responsibilities plus some reporting and weekly layout for year-round Outdoors section. The position hours include weeknights and some weekend coverage. Daily or weekly newspaper experience and college degree preferred. Salary is based on experience and benefits include paid vacation, health and dental and 401(k). The West Central Tribune is a 15,000-circulation six-day morning newspaper based in west central Minnesota, 90 miles west of Minneapolis. The Tribune is part of the Forum Communications Co., which owns 32 newspapers in the Minnesota and the upper Midwest. To find out more, visit www.wctrib.com, mobile.wctrib.com and www.forumcomm.com. To apply, send a cover letter, resume, references and five writing and design samples by replying here via journalismjobs.com or directly to: Sports Editor Scott Thoma at: sthoma@wctrib.com.
  2. jeffshelman

    jeffshelman New Member

    My hometown paper. I delivered it for years. Worked in the sports department one summer.

    Scott Thoma is a nice guy. Haven't spoken with him for years.

    Town is better than it was when I grew up. There are at least a few decent chain restaurants there now. And a Target.

    It's an hour to St. Cloud and two to Minneapolis.
  3. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    There's a Northwoods League summer wood-bat baseball team there now too.
  4. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Town ball is big in the state. I don't know how big in Willmar, but I covered some games up near Detroit Lakes.
  5. dm19

    dm19 Member

    Decent preps scene as far as basketball and football are concerned. Hockey isn't that great in this part of the state for some reason. I'm sure covering the Willmar Stingers Northwoods team wouldn't be too bad.
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