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Sports Writer, Biloxi, Miss.

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Drip, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Sports Staff Writer-- The Sun Herald, a McClatchy daily on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, seeks a full-time staff writer. This person will report and write daily, weekend and project stories focusing on sports. This writer may cover general issues, may be responsible for planning and writing the stories for particular sections and/or may cover a mix of assignments and mini-beats. Qualifications include: a college degree preferably in Journalism or English; at least two years of experience in the field; excellent skills in time management, organization, communication, listening, writing and editing. This person should also have a strong knowledge of identifying news stories and assessing its importance. The Sun Herald offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. Interested applicants should complete an application or mail a resume with clips to The Sun Herald, ATTN: Sports Staff Writer, 205 Debuys Road, Gulfport, MS 39507 or email to jlee@sunherald.com.
  2. Cubbiebum

    Cubbiebum Member

    Ugh. Why wasn't this available 6 months ago. I quit the game then and make a heck of a lot more now that I'm out but this is where I want to retire to so I feel like applying.
  3. e_bowker

    e_bowker Member

    Sun Herald has shed a lot of its sports staff in recent years. Did someone else leave? Is this a new position?
  4. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Go for it. You got nothing to lose. In fact, I'd tell them just what you said: "The only place I'd come back for is here."

    Guy named Slim Smith used to be SE. Have no idea if he's still there or not, but won't ever forget the name.
  5. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    I thought Doug Barber was the SE but there's no telling. They may use a Magic 8-Ball now.

    This feels like an attempt to fill the old Jim Mashek position in a more economical fashion.
  6. JPsT

    JPsT Member

    Could they make it a little less clear what you'll be covering? You might cover "general issues" or you could have some mini-beats. Or not.
  7. TGO157

    TGO157 Member

    Slim Smith is the managing editor at The Commercial Dispatch in Columbus, Miss.
  8. Liut

    Liut Active Member

  9. Liut

    Liut Active Member

    Did not know this but happy to hear it. Good to know Slim is still in the business.
  10. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    The same Slim that used be at the East Valley Tribune? I can't imagine there are that many Slim Smith's out there in management.
  11. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Yes, and yes. Slim's been gone from Biloxi for at least 15 years.

    They're down to three full-time sports guys now. There's no real sports editor, but a guy who runs both the sports and features desk.
  12. Bamadog

    Bamadog Well-Known Member

    The Captain hasn't been the SE in several years, as Scott Hawkins runs both features & sports. Theyre down to Doug, Al Jones & James Jones, half of what they had when I was there. They're adding a zoned edition for east Jackson County (Pascagoula) to pick up the slack from the Miss. Press going to 3 days a week. I'd agree this is likely the Mash-on-the-Cheap hire.
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