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Sports reporter, The News & Observer

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by stever, May 21, 2012.

  1. stever

    stever New Member

    The News & Observer in Raleigh has an opening for a reporter to cover Duke basketball and football, ACC Olympic sports and do general assignment reporting. We are looking for someone who will immerse themselves in ACC basketball, football and recruiting. We seek someone who will dominate this important beat with breaking news, large and small; someone who will be effective with blogs and twitter and chats; and who will produce memorable enterprise and investigative stories. In this era of tightening resources, we are looking for someone who is flexible and hungry and ready to make their mark as a leading reporter in college sports as well as jump into the news of the day off any beat. The News & Observer works closely with the Charlotte Observer as part of a merged sports staff that covers colleges, high schools, the NHL the NBA, NASCAR and the NFL.

    If you are interested, please send writing samples, cover letter and resume to:

    Steve Ruinsky
    Sports Editor
  2. Craig Sagers Tailor

    Craig Sagers Tailor Active Member

    this one's pretty enticing to someone who grew up in NC
  3. writingump

    writingump Member

    Should be pretty enticing for anyone with a clue. Even though this paper's taken its share of hits in the manpower dept., covering Duke hoops alone would be worth the job.
  4. In the recent past, hasn't The News & Observer advertised its openings via Charlotte....i.e., the supervising editor to whom you send the application was in Charlotte...Is this a new arrangement?
  5. Make no mistake, Charlotte calls all the dance tunes in Raleigh these days. Anyone hired will be vetted in Charlotte first. Nobody in Charlotte can sneeze without someone in Raleigh rushing to get them a Kleenex.
  6. Shawnkrest

    Shawnkrest New Member

    I think this is to give Jack Daly, who took over for Ken Tysiac mid-season (and earned it), the permanent gig. Hope not, since I sent in my resume, but that's my guess.
  7. JordanA

    JordanA Member

    Anyone heard any news on this one?
  8. My sources there say interviews have begun.
  9. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    This one is done. Congrats to Laura Keeley from St. Pete/Tampa Times.
  10. Tim Stephens

    Tim Stephens Member

    Terrific hire by Raleigh.
  11. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    She's a very recent Duke graduate and a talented writer. I'm a little surprised they went with someone so young (I'd guess she's 22, maybe 23), but she does have experience on the beat, which can offset experience in the field to some degree.
  12. Buckeye12

    Buckeye12 Member

    Far less expensive to hire a newbie. Also, we youngsters are far more savvy on the tech stuff that is always the first question in these types of jobs. Can you shoot and produce your own video, photos, etc.
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