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Sports Reporter, The Brownsville Herald

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Bread, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. Bread

    Bread New Member

    The Brownsville Herald — a 16,000 daily, 18,500 Sunday in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley — seeks sports writing candidates.

    The ideal candidate is a highly motivated, competent reporter who is well-organized, loves the job and hates being beaten by the competition. This position will include high school coverage, general assignments and desk work.

    The Brownsville-Los Fresnos area loves its sports, mainly of the high school, boxing and soccer varieties. It also is home to The University of Texas at Brownsville, an NAIA institution, and Texas Southmost College.

    High school sports are covered extensively, and the paper is also involved in RGVSports.com The Magazine, a full-color, glossy quarterly high school sports publication written and designed by the sports departments of the Herald, Valley Morning Star and The Monitor. The Herald sports staff also is part of RGVSports.com, our high school sports website.

    The Herald offers its employees a competitive salary and benefits. Fluency in Spanish is a big plus, along with experience with page design (Quark and InDesign).

    Interested candidates can send a cover letter, resume and work samples to Bryan Read, East Valley Sports Editor, at The Brownsville Herald, 1135 E. Van Buren, Brownsville, TX 78520. You can also email your resume and clips to bread@brownsvilleherald.com. For more information, call (956) 982-6621.

    The Herald is an Equal Opportunity employer. Non-U.S. citizens wishing to apply for a position must already be in possession of a valid work visa and other appropriate documentation.
  2. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    There's a reason it's called BROWNSville.
  3. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    No doubt, it's a shit hole but it's a great training ground.
  4. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    I hope that's not the case.
  5. CaymanGuy

    CaymanGuy Member

    Well it is Texas. Or as I like to call it, Upper Mexico.
    Pretty sure Hispanics/Aztecs were there first.
  6. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty New Member

    i think it's pretty obvious what mark was getting at with his post, drip.
  7. ColdCat

    ColdCat Well-Known Member

    because one of the earliest actions of the Mexican War was the siege of a fort there and the fort's commander Jacob Brown was killed in action?
  8. Drip

    Drip Active Member

  9. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Nah, it's because years ago, they adopted the St. Louis Browns as their official favorite baseball team.
  10. gravehunter

    gravehunter Member

    Instead of having people guess, tell us the reason. You threw it out there...so tell us all
  11. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member


    For those unfamiliar with Texas geography, Brownsville is located at the far southern tip, right across the Rio Grande River from Mexico. As a result, there is a very large Hispanic population, many of which do not speak/read English. And, yes, a somewhat brownish skin tone. Similar to a lot of places along the border.
  12. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    It's probably good Mark didn't name Detroit.
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