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Sports reporter, Sacramento Bee

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by gravehunter, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. gravehunter

    gravehunter Member

    The Sacramento Bee, a McClatchy paper serving Northern California, is looking for a reporter who can write stories that capture the broad scope of sports – from how they shape our communities and make money to their influence on culture. This is a beat that covers the people, business and issues of sports and does so from the fans’ perspective, breaking news that matters to them and providing rich, in-depth stories. Candidates should be able to develop a provocative Sunday feature as well as interact with our online audience, through breaking news or social network platforms. Candidates should have three to five years experience reporting, an ability to write on deadline for multiple platforms, and show superior writing skill in crafting enterprise pieces. Send a resume and samples to Scott Lebar, Senior Editor/Culture and Sports, sacbeeresumes@gmail.com or The Sacramento Bee, P.O. Box 15779, Sacramento, CA, 95852.
     
  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Candidates should know how to file for unemployment and how to work in an atmosphere where everybody is deathly afraid of losing their jobs.
     
  3. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Interesting since they just cut five from the newsroom, including the sports editor.
     
  4. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    This sounds more like an enterprise job than a beat writer, which seems curious with all the recent cutbacks. Still, this is one of the few affordable areas left in California ...
     
  5. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Excellent observation.
     
  6. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    That place has cut so many great writers in the last few years it's disgusting.
     
  7. Tucsondriver

    Tucsondriver Member

    Sounds like a fun gig, but surprised this company is serious about investing in a position that you have to think the suits in Bean Counter Central view as fluff...
     
  8. Fran Curci

    Fran Curci Member

    Who is running the sports section?
     
  9. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Sounds like someone at McClatchy cut a weeeee bit too much. Then they looked at the 3Q numbers and said "oh, I guess the quarter wasn't THAT bad" and said we have room to rehire one. (At a reduced salary, of course.)

    Regardless, good luck to all those who apply.
     
  10. Desk_dude

    Desk_dude Member

    The editor is listed as culture and sports.
     
  11. esport12

    esport12 Member

    Anyone hear about this? (no i did not apply for this, I'm just more curious on how McClatchy is making this work. sounds interesting.)
     
  12. Tucsondriver

    Tucsondriver Member

    Nada here...
     
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