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Sports Reporter -- The Texarkana (Texas) Gazette,

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by dkphxf, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. dkphxf

    dkphxf Member

    The Texarkana Gazette, a 30,000 circulation daily covering portions of Texas and Arkansas, is looking for enterprising and hard working sports writer. Primary responsibilities are covering local and regional high school sports. Some college and pro coverage is possible. Most work is in the field, although office work is rotated through the sports staff. Schedule is irregular. Evening and weekend work is required. This is a writing position with no page make-up involved. Applicant must have a vehicle, certificate of insurance and a good driving record. A border city on the state line of Arkansas and Texas, the Gazette offers applicants unique opportunities in sports coverage, including sports features, advances, statistical profiles, non-traditional sports, and game coverage of sectional rivalries. We will consider a recent graduate. Regional candidates encouraged. Send cover letter, resume and clips to Texarkana Gazette ATTN: Selah Perry, P.O. Box 621, Texarkana, TX, 75504, or e-mail sperry@wehco.com. Please prepare on-line documents as .pdf files.

    Per: http://www.journalismjobs.com/Job_Listing.cfm?JobID=1094404
  2. printdust

    printdust New Member

    Don't know much about the town other than the Texas-Arkansas high rivalry, but it never struck me as a town with many thrills.
  3. SportsStringer

    SportsStringer New Member

    Who's leaving? Or, is this an addition to the sports department there?
  4. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    I remember taking a Greyhound from Dallas to Nashville years ago. Stopped in Texarkana around 3 am. Not a damn thing open within eyesight of the bus station, not even a convenience store.

    Sorry, that's all I got.
  5. printdust

    printdust New Member



    Chances are though, he's on Medicare.
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  6. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Is this the replacement for the retiring Johnny Green?
  7. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    The town is literally right on the state line, with a major road through town running right down the border. Interestingly enough, you can buy alcohol on the Arkansas side, but not the Texas side.
  8. chase.colston

    chase.colston Member

    Not much to do in Texarkana, but you would cover some great programs on the Texas side. Texas High, Liberty-Eylau, Pleasant Grove, New Boston, etc., are all very competitive in almost every sport. Recent NFL draft pick Ryan Mallett is a Texas High grad.

    My guess is this position fills what was left open after sports editor Johnny Green retired at the end of the school year.

    It's probably on your own time these days, but Texarkana used to send someone to all the Cowboys home games, too.
  9. JPsT

    JPsT Member

    Perhaps I'm being thick, but what does this mean exactly? Turn links to clips into PDFs? Just an excuse to put a hyphen in online?
  10. SteveMcQueen

    SteveMcQueen New Member

    Any word?
  11. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    You're hired!
  12. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    I hear there's a job for someone willing to haul 400 cases of Coors from Texarkana to Georgia.
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