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Sports Reporter, Sun Sentinel

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Tim Stephens, May 13, 2012.

  1. Tim Stephens

    Tim Stephens Member

    Ted Hutton, who has been a jack of all trades at the Sun Sentinel for 30 years, is leaving at the end of the month to pursue a new career path. We have the following opening.

    Sports Reporter, Sun Sentinel
    The Sun Sentinel, a South Florida-based media company, is looking to fill a position for sports reporter to cover college sports and recruiting in South Florida. This reporter will also assist in coverage of other local sports teams and events such as the Miami Marlins, Florida Panthers, golf, tennis and more as needed.

    Reporter will cover games; write breaking news, features, columns and enterprise stories on a wide range of topics; shoot and edit video; contribute to blogs, create and manage content for the web, promote the Sun Sentinel's coverage through broadcast appearances as requested and use social media as a journalistic tool.

    We're looking for a versatile, talented reporter who knows how to juggle multiple assignments and can conceive and execute good ideas on deadline. Strong digital skills are expected, including the ability to shoot, edit and appear on video and to assist in management of college and local content on our website. This job will require strong reporting and writing skills and an understanding of public records, courts and NCAA procedures and issues.

    Send cover letter, resume, writing samples and examples of your best digital work to:

    Tim Stephens
    Florida Sports Topics Manager
    Orlando Sentinel/Sun Sentinel
    633 N. Orange Ave.
    Orlando, FL 32801

    Or e-mail to sentinelsportseditor@gmail.com.

    No phone calls, please.
  2. Starting17

    Starting17 Member

    It's this just covering FAU (plus the other requirements)?
  3. Simon

    Simon Active Member

    Fort Lauderdale is a great place to live...
  4. Smarty Jones

    Smarty Jones New Member

    I worked at the Miami Herald for more than 20 years, and often crossed paths with Ted. He's a first-class guy who will be difficult to replace. Every newspaper has a guy like Ted, a steady and talented workhorse who has that rare ability to move from one beat to another seamlessly, writing and reporting compelling and insightful stories and making it look far easier than it is.
    This will be an incredible job for the person who replaces Ted because if you want to work in a major market I don't know if there's a better place to be than South Florida.
    Good luck to the person who gets this job, and best wishes to Ted in his new career.
  5. Raiders

    Raiders Guest

    Crazy traffic and crime, though.
  6. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    I know the horses are long out of the barn, etc., but it's still mindblowing to me that, to apply for a job at Fort Lauderdale, you send your packet to Orlando.

    Excellent opportunity though.
  7. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    It is an excellent opportunity, but count me among those who is stunned that they're still getting away with having one person oversee two papers that are a plane ride (a short one, but still...) apart.

    That's not a shot at Stephens in any way.

    Both the Sun-Sentinel and the Orlando Sentinel have a great history of promoting from within, which makes this an even more desirable job.
  8. mediaguy

    mediaguy Active Member

    FAU has managed to get even less relevant with FIU joining Conference USA down the road. Attendance isn't at the 15,000 minimum, and hiring Carl Pelini isn't going to change that. Sounds dangerously close to a GA job, and those are precarious places to be.
  9. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Very true about the GA job, but both the Orlando and South Florida papers have enough turnover that if you take this job and do well, you will be promoted quickly.
  10. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Eh, not so much if you're a winter sports guy.
  11. the_lorax

    the_lorax Member

    They're narrowing the field. Got my ax letter in the past couple of days.
  12. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty New Member

    they said no to the lorax? fools.
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