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Sports Reporter- Port Angeles, WA

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Zads07, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. Zads07

    Zads07 Member

    From jj.com

    Company: Sound Publishing, Inc.
    Sports Reporter
    Port Angeles, Washington St.
    Job Status: Full-time
    Salary: Negotiable
    Ad Expires:
    October 14, 2013
    Job ID: 1527377


    The North Olympic Peninsula of Washington state has it all for the sports and outdoors writer -- the Olympic Mountains, river and saltwater fishing for salmon, steelhead and huge Dungeness crab, alpine hiking, hunting, skiing and snow play in Olympic National Park at Port Angeles' doorstep -- and prep teams that include a state football champion and the Northwest's community college soccer powerhouse.

    This is a full-time position with competitive compensation. Includes medical, dental and life insurance, 401k, and compay paid holidays, vacation and sick leave.

    This is an ideal opportunity for an up-and-coming writer who enjoys it all. Not only does this position include sports reporting but an outdoors column twice a week and some page designing, pagination and sports wire responsibilities alongside the sports editor.

    Peninsula Daily News is a community-minded, family-focused six-day newspaper (15,00 Monday through Thursday; 16,000-plus Friday and Sunday) and Web enterprise (more than 1.6 million page views monthly) that is the dominant news and advertising provider for the two-county North Olympic Peninsula. Port Angeles gets half the rainfall of Seattle, is just a 90-minute ferry ride from Victoria, British Columbia, and enjoys a North Olympic Peninsula fan base that also follows Seattle-area professional and university teams.

    This position is in our main newsroom in Port Angeles, although there is plenty of opportunity to get out and about in Port Townsend, Sequim, Forks and environs. This is essentially a daytime position with evening work on game nights in a Tuesday through Saturday shift. An in-person visit is required.

    The successful candidate will show good writing skills in both reporting and sports column-writing styles, some knowledge of page design, headline writing and InDesign pagination and be personable since this is one of our newsroom's top public contact positions. Knowledge of football, baseball, basketball and soccer are essential.

    Please email resume with a detailed cover letter addressing how you fit our above requirements, plus samples of your writing and page layouts (PDFs preferred for layouts, simple text for writing) to Executive Editor Rex Wilson at rex.wilson@peninsuladailynews.com. Our mailing address is Peninsula Daily News, P.O. Box 1330, Port Angeles, WA 98362. (Street address: 305 W. First St.). Questions about the job can be directed to Rex at 360-417-3530. Fax is 360-417-3521.
  2. I Should Coco

    I Should Coco Well-Known Member

    Can't say much about the paper or company, but wow, a great area to live if you like the outdoors.

    If I were in a different situation, I'd check into this (or even better, their news editor opening) in a heartbeat.

    Of course, you won't see many minorities visiting Olympic National Park ... [/crossthread]
  3. Pluggin Away

    Pluggin Away New Member

    Would this be considered an entry-level position, or is this a decent opportunity for someone with a bit of experience?
  4. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Interviewed there once many years ago. Rex Wilson seemed like an OK guy, he's been there forever. At the time, there was a severe shortage of reasonable housing. It was all mansions or slums with not much in between.

    Place in nice, kind of remote, accessible by ferry (ferries are quite common in western Washington), but not bus. It's on the Olympic Peninsula, which stretches all the way to the Pacific Ocean. Not much there to cover beyond high schools and a community college. If you go to Seattle for anything, expect it to be on your own time and dime.

    I'm sure they'd be happy to have experience, but don't expect the pay to be much above entry level.
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