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Sports Writer / Copy Editor, Northwest Herald

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by SwampsofJersey, Jul 17, 2006.

  1. SwampsofJersey

    SwampsofJersey New Member

    I've seen several threads about the paper but nothing about this opening. I'm curious about the multi-media and editing work they include. Is it a chance for a young person to develop skills in an area where the business is headed, or is it just another way for them to squeeze more work out of the same pay check?


    From APSE:

    Wanted: sports journalist. Writer, editor, even some broadcasting – we need someone who can do it all.

    The Northwest Herald has an immediate full-time sports opening for a versatile journalist who is equally comfortable as a copy editor and reporter and who's also willing to get in front of a video camera for one of the premier prep Web sites in the country.

    We're not the biggest player in the highly competitive Chicago region, but we own our market. And we've impressed our peers as well. The APSE has recognized the Northwest Herald's sports section as Top 10 daily and Sunday for seven consecutive years.

    Bottom line? The more you do well, the better your chances of succeeding. As a copy editor, you'll play an integral role in the production of our Saturday and Sunday papers. As a writer, you'll serve as the lead girls preps writer, covering girls volleyball in the fall, girls basketball in the winter and softball in the spring. And as a member of the McHenryCountySports.com team, you'll work with a group of Internet producers and videographers to generate compelling features for our online product.

    Think you've got what it takes? Good. We look forward to seeing your clips, a cover letter and a resume. Before you apply, be aware that this is a position that demands a commitment to working nights and weekends. Recent college graduates with good experience will be considered. No phone calls, please.

    Send your materials to:

    David Schwartz
    Group Sports Editor
    Northwest Herald
    7717 S. Route 31
    Crystal Lake, IL 60014
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