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Sports reporter, The Punxsutawney Spirit

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Jbrown1450, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. Jbrown1450

    Jbrown1450 New Member

    From JJobs.com: http://www.journalismjobs.com/Job_Listing.cfm?JobID=459490

    Salary is listed at $20,000-$25,000

    WANTED IMMEDIATELY! – A reporter who can translate his or her enthusiasm for sports to the printed word. The Punxsutawney Spirit, located in the Weather Capital of the World, is looking for a sports reporter who can bring life to sports pages with both copy and design. You’ll be covering all kinds of sports – from high school football, wrestling, basketball and the like to summer Little League and softball – for a community that thrives upon its student athletes. Excellent writing and editing skills a must. Experience with QuarkXPress and photography a definite plus. Send resume, samples of your work (copy and design) and references to Mary Jude Troupe, publisher, The Punxsutawney Spirit, P.O. Box. 444, Punxsutawney, Pa. 15767. E-mail to publisher @punxsutawneyspirit.com.

    Web site: http://punxsutawneyspirit.com
  2. FishHack76

    FishHack76 Active Member

    I wonder if every day will be Groundhog Day there?
  3. pantherprowl

    pantherprowl Guest

    There is no truth to the rumor that they will only pay you if the groundhog sees its shadow.
  4. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    If I remember right, someone from here had this job previously. Lots of local of course. I also believe the reporter wasn't allowed to quote players in stories, just coaches.
  5. Clever username

    Clever username Active Member

    Freaky. I just watched that movie yesterday.
  6. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    The sports articles I read on the site didn't have player quotes. They did have so-and-so head coach said. I thought it's assumed your quoting the head coach if you mention a coach at all.
  7. Smokey33

    Smokey33 Member

    Ned Ryerson?
  8. Dickens Cider

    Dickens Cider New Member

  9. boxand1

    boxand1 New Member

    Quoting players is a bit over-used anyway unless they've done something completely and utterly outstanding.
  10. Dickens Cider

    Dickens Cider New Member

    Yes, because what better way to inject color and perspective into a piece than a few coach quotes.
  11. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    You mean, like these?

    "The score doesn't show how hard the boys played."

    "They never gave up and I'm so proud of them for that."

    "We didn't get any breaks and the ones we did get, we didn't take advantage of."
  12. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    Chances are the job will open up again tomorrow. And the next day, and the next day...
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