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Sports Reporter- Ripley, WV

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Zads07, Aug 10, 2013.

  1. Zads07

    Zads07 Member

    From Monster.com

    Sports Reporter
    About the Job
    Immediate Opening for
    Ripley Sports Reporter
    Jackson Newspapers currently has an opening for a for a hard-working individual to join our team. This is a full time, 8-hour a day-position that comes with a comprehensive benefit package, hourly wage, You're stepping into a great situation and you will be a member of the outstanding team that produces Jackson County's number one source of local news.
    To be considered for this position:
    * Newswriting experience is desired
    * Sports knowledge is a must
    * Recent college grads with Journalism, English, or a Writing Majors considered
    * Must be willing to work evenings
    If you are willing to work hard at the most challenging job youll ever love, we want to talk to you. To be considered for this position and the opportunity for a confidential interview, please mail your resume to:
    Sports Reporter-
    Jackson Newspapers
    P.O. Box 31 - 305 Church St.
    Ripley, WV 25271
    Or send your resume via email or to:
  2. TWilliams161

    TWilliams161 New Member

    Anyone have any thoughts on this one or at all familiar with Jackson Newspapers?
  3. Small, locally-owned paper. Pay will prolly be below scale.

    Ripley is 30 minutes from Charleston. There's not much in Ripley, unless you like fast food chain restaurants.

    Jobs there often lead to a move to the Charleston papers.
    As a sports guy - they have (or at least had) two - you'll cover one of the county's two high schools. Ripley (AAA) is the bigger school, but Ravenswood (AA) is the more competitive and rabid.
    The sports folks at both schools are EXTREMELY nice.

    However, the area has been decimated by the closing and downsizing of its two largest factories - the loss of about 1,500 jobs over the last three years. So I imagine circulation is down.

    As far as covering Jackson County, and despite being wedged between a number of much larger daily papers (two in Charleston, Parkersburg and Pt. Pleasant), this place OWNS the county coverage. They do a solid job on everything Jackson County. And the reporters who went to jobs at the Charleston papers are top-notch.
  4. TWilliams161

    TWilliams161 New Member

    Thanks for the insight! Looks like they have a Wal-Mart there, so that's, um...something.
  5. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    I'd give Ripley a year or two.

    Ripley, West Virginia. What life must be like there.

    Kane Davis is from there. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ripley,_West_Virginia 4-10 career record, 5.53 ERA.
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  7. TWilliams161

    TWilliams161 New Member

    They don't still hang folks there? What!?!?
  8. Not in public.
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