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Sports writer -- Antelope Valley Press (Palmdale, Calif.)

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by TrooperBari, Jul 27, 2007.

  1. TrooperBari

    TrooperBari Active Member

    http://www.journalismjobs.com/Job_Listing.cfm?JobID=669779

    Our APSE award-winning daily seeks an aggressive writer to develop prep, high school coverage. The Antelope Valley Press covers 16 high schools, a community college, a minor league baseball team, and all Los Angeles-area professional teams and Division 1 colleges. Local takes priority, but area coverage includes Dodgers, Lakers, USC and UCLA. Applicants should have a college degree with Journalism, English, or similar background. Previous writers have moved on to the Los Angeles Daily News, North County Times, and Stockton Record. Qualified applicants please send resume and 5-7 clips with cover letter and salary history to Antelope Valley Press, P.O. Box 4050, Palmdale, CA 93590-4050, fax to (661) 267-4284, or e-mail to personnel@avpress.com.

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    Circulation is just a shade under 23,000. Any idea who owns the paper? As for the town, there's a good-sized buffer between it and Los Angeles.

    It looks like there's been a fair amount of turnover recently:
    http://www.sportsjournalists.com/forum/threads/35136/
    http://www.sportsjournalists.com/forum/threads/30552/
    http://www.sportsjournalists.com/forum/threads/28128/
    http://www.sportsjournalists.com/forum/threads/35246/
    http://www.sportsjournalists.com/forum/threads/35155/
     
  2. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Re: Sports writer -- Anteleope Valley Press (Palmdale, Calif.)

    FWIW, I have had good relations with the paper in the past few years freelancing for them. They've got a hell of a Big League softball program that always manages to send a team to the World Series (where I pick up the team for stories). It does seem like there's a lot of turnover, though.
     
  3. Riddick

    Riddick Active Member

    Re: Sports writer -- Anteleope Valley Press (Palmdale, Calif.)

    Not to be too much of a dick, but isn't this a D_B
     
  4. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Re: Sports writer -- Anteleope Valley Press (Palmdale, Calif.)

    Talk with Birdscribe about this paper and area.
     
  5. AVSE

    AVSE Member

    Re: Sports writer -- Anteleope Valley Press (Palmdale, Calif.)

    Actually the circulation is about 33,000 and holding steady rather than declining as is the case with many newspapers. It's privately owned.
    The turnover has been for a variety of reasons:
    Last year our former SE quit to go to cooking school
    Another staff member moved to Chicago to be with his girlfriend
    Another quit because he was homesick and moved back to Minnesota
    Another split for the Merced paper
    Another moved to Colorado because his fiancee got a job there
    Our agate clerk left because she was going to college
    Another got fired for cussing at a coach
    A copy editor went to another paper owned by the LA Times
    My ASE is going to Boston because his girlfriend got into law school there
    A writer is leaving to go to the bay area (where he's from) and sell houses with his mom
    another staffer is leaving to go to grad school.
    A lot of turnover, yes, but we roll with it and try to get better.
     
  6. Mayfly

    Mayfly Active Member

    What are you going to do about the previous applications to the position AVSE?
     
  7. AVSE

    AVSE Member

    I am considering all applicants and will go from there
     
  8. Rick Vaughn

    Rick Vaughn New Member

    When are you looking to fill this position?
     
  9. AVSE

    AVSE Member

    I have two positions I'd like to fill before the end of August
     
  10. luckyducky

    luckyducky Guest

    Two? Are they both prep positions?
     
  11. Pica Poll

    Pica Poll Guest

    One thing that remains the same at the AV Press... the great Brian Golden. The hardest-working man in the business...
     
  12. AVSE

    AVSE Member

    The positions are mostly preps with some other stuff. Also would love it if someone came in jonesin to write outdoors stuff
     
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