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Sports reporter - Staunton, Va.

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Wonderlic, Oct 30, 2007.

  1. Wonderlic

    Wonderlic Member

    Company: The News Leader
    Position: Sports Reporter
    Location: Staunton, Virginia
    Job Status: Full-time
    Salary: Negotiable
    Ad Expires: December 4, 2007
    Job ID: 655958

    Experienced, versatile sports reporter needed for our reader-focused newspaper in Virginia's beautiful Shenandoah Valley.

    The ideal candidate will be a strong reporter and writer, able to thoroughly cover a beat, write quickly for ongoing Web updates, develop solid daily stories and have an eye for stories to be developed into larger enterprise reports. An ear for reader interests is critical, because we're out to delivery quality journalism on topics readers care most about.

    We currently earn high reader marks for our preps coverage and plan to extend into other coverage areas in 2008. With a small sports department, the ideal candidate also will have some experience and aptitude with QuarkXpress or other publishing programs, just to help out at vacation time or in a crunch.

    While we will entertain select entry-level applicants with considerable college newspaper and internship experience, we consider this the ideal position for someone now on a small daily or large weekly newspaper looking to move up into a successful farm team that's part of a larger organization. Web writing and editing experience is desirable.

    Our area is an outdoor enthusiast's dream. Our market stretches from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the George Washington National Forest. Hiking, mountain biking, camping and fishing opportunities abound. Our town is a growing tourism destination with bustling downtown streets lined with Victorian architecture. Situated as we are amid a primarily rural area, we also offer a low cost of living and easy driving access to Charlottesville, Roanoke, Richmond and Washington, D.C.

    Our circulation is 18,000 daily and 21,000 Sunday.

    To apply for this position send, without delay, a letter, resume and 10-12 work samples to sportsjob@newsleader.com or via snail mail to David Fritz, executive editor, The News Leader, P.O. Box 59, Staunton, VA 24402-0059. (Overnights to 11 N. Central Ave., Staunton, VA 24401). We are a Gannett Newspaper and we value diversity.

    Or a nightmare. Not really the paper's fault, though. I guess. ::)

  2. FreddiePatek

    FreddiePatek Active Member

  3. Rhouston

    Rhouston Member

    10-12 work samples? Do they need to know you can write every beat and feature there is?
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