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Sports writer — The Manhattan Mercury

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Tom Ato, Apr 30, 2018.

  1. Tom Ato

    Tom Ato Member

    Here's the posting from JournalismJobs:

    Date Posted April 30, 2018
    Industry Newspapers / Wires
    Specialty Sports/Outdoors
    Job Status Full-time
    Salary Not Specified
    Website themercury.com

    We're looking for a deadline-driven writer to cover high school sports for The Manhattan Mercury in Manhattan, Kansas.

    The Mercury covers the 6A Manhattan High Indians as well as five smaller area schools, so we need someone who can juggle the schedules of numerous sports teams for the greatest coverage and best stories possible. The person also will assist with K-State sports coverage. Night and weekend hours are required.

    Manhattan is a young, vibrant city of 56,000 in the scenic Flint Hills. It's home to Kansas State University and adjacent to Fort Riley. It has a small-town atmosphere with big-city amenities. Nearby, Tuttle Creek Lake and Konza Prairie wildlife preserve provide lots of opportunities for outdoor recreation.

    The Mercury offers a benefits package that includes medical, vision, dental, three weeks vacation after the first year and profit-sharing plan. Bachelor's degree and reporting experience a plus, but most of all, we want someone who is intelligent, hungry and willing to work as part of a team.

    To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and three to five writing clips to Megan Moser at mmoser@themercury.com. No phone calls, please.

    Link: JournalismJobs.com - Job Listing - Sports writer


    I can answer pretty much any question about this position, so PM me with any inquiries.
  2. Tom Ato

    Tom Ato Member

    An update here: I've been told applications are being taken through Friday, so if you're interested in this position, you still have some time.
  3. Sports Barf

    Sports Barf Active Member

    “Salary not specified” yeah good luck living in MANHATTAN on that kinda salary
  4. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    You might be able to find a more affordable place in Ogden or one of the other boroughs and commute.
  5. MiamiBoy

    MiamiBoy Active Member

    Might sell my car if I get this job. The transit system in Manhattan is pretty thorough
  6. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    Junction City is basically Brooklyn.
    Tweener likes this.
  7. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Does it have a high school? Can we cover the Junction boys? [/oldschoolsj]
  8. Tom Ato

    Tom Ato Member

    Sho'nuff: Junction City Highschool

    Home of the Blue Jays!
    HanSenSE likes this.
  9. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    A rare poster on the jobs board that gets this place!
    Tom Ato likes this.
  10. Tom Ato

    Tom Ato Member

    I like to think I know enough to be dangerous!
  11. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

    Junk City, home of the Blue Jays and strip clubs. Watch out for Mustangs.
  12. Tom Ato

    Tom Ato Member

    This position has been filled.

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