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Sports Writer, Beaumont, Tx

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Drip, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    From Journalismjobs.com

    The Beaumont Enterprise seeks a reporter who understands the importance of the local sports scene and can produce news, features and enterprise stories for both print -- including A1 -- and online. Candidates must have imagination, strong reporting and writing skills and an understanding of alternative story forms, multimedia and visuals.

    Also responsible for contributing ideas and content to the website, including updating the local sports database and providing video to the site. Coverage responsibilities will include reporting on Lamar University, high school, recreational and outdoor athletics.

    The ideal candidate will have good communication skills; multimedia experience and mindset; the ability to multi-task and stay organized in a fast-paced environment; and local news sensibilities, including an ability to size up readers’ needs and a desire to get to know the communities and their people.

    The Beaumont Enterprise, a 50,000 circulation daily, is part of the Hearst Corporation. It is located in Southeast Texas, which offers some of the lowest cost of living in the country (and there’s no state income tax), plus diverse shopping, restaurants and entertainment. Nestled in the piney East Texas woods, Beaumont is at the epicenter of a water-lover’s paradise, with lakes, rivers, bays and the Gulf of Mexico nearby. The city is a short drive from Houston and Galveston.

    And there's lots of room for advancement, both within our newsroom and with Hearst.

    Send cover letter, resume, references and samples of work to Kris Worrell, Managing Editor, Beaumont Enterprise, P.O. Box 3071, Beaumont, TX 77704 or kworrell@hearstnp.com.
  2. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    How long ago was it when Beaumont laid off staffers? Six months? Eight months?
  3. brettwatson

    brettwatson Active Member

    Strong, sports-friendly editor there, Tim Kelly. Used to be the sports editor in San Antonio and Seattle.
  4. BottomlessPit

    BottomlessPit Member

    How do they distribute the coverage of Lamar and the local preps?
  5. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Was working at a rival paper the day Lamar dropped football in 1989. Without football, there isn't enough for a full-time Lamar beat. It's been YEARS since Lamar's been relevant in basketball.

    Although in that conference, you could pretty much drive to every road game if you had the mind to do so.

    Back in the day, they would staff a lot of the Houston pro teams. Was a friend of their beat writer and we'd often go have dinner across from the arena after filing our stories. One night, it's almost empty when David Robinson of the San Antonio Spurs walks in with his girl. Didn't want to bug him, but said hello on the way out.

    I hear they outsourced printing to the Houston Chronicle and, as a result, their deadlines are insanely early.
  6. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    That girl wasn't Robinson's wife?
  7. reporter1

    reporter1 Member

    omg "his girl" a.k.a. wife? jeez
  8. thegrifter

    thegrifter Member

    true. but when one of the writers is promoted to SE, whatcha gonna do?
  9. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Not sure. Don't think he was married at the time. It was, iirc, his second year in the league.
  10. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    well christ, did he say hello?
  11. shopbg77

    shopbg77 New Member

    Back to the job please..any info/insight?
  12. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    yeah. they don't pay shit.
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