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Sports writer/editor, McLean Va.

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Jay Sherman, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. Jay Sherman

    Jay Sherman Member

    Not USA TODAY ;D
    Does anybody know anything about Connection Newspapers?

    From JJobs: http://www.journalismjobs.com/Job_Listing.cfm?JobID=339217

    Join our small but excellent team of sports editors and reporters.
    Cover high school and community sports in suburban Washington DC for award-winning chain of weeklies. Cover events, write features and sports news stories, participate in project reporting and writing, design and layout pages.
    Connection Newspapers sports sections have won dozens of top press awards in just the last few years. We know sports coverage is key to our readership.
    We want to push the envelope, go beyond superficial. We are not looking for routine coverage and bland writing.
    Job requires passion for sports, ability to multi-task, energy, strong writing and reporting skills, knowledge of pagemaker or other layout programs. Must have demonstrated ability to make deadline.
    Sports team also contributes to editorial projects. Multi-media opportunities.
    Two weeks paid vacation plus extra paid time off around the holidays. Health benefits, 401K plan. Raise after 90 days.
    Position is available immediately. Unfortunately we cannot reimburse relocation expenses.
    Send cover letter, resume and three clips to mkimm@connectionnewspapers.com, or fax to 703-917-0997, attn: Mary Kimm.
    Or mail to Mary Kimm, Connection Newspapers, 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102. We prefer email applications with text pasted into the body of the email.
    See our sports Web page at http://connectionnewspapers.com/paper.asp?paper=86

    Cost of living is nuts as McLean is about 20 miles from DC and right in Tysons Corner.
  2. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    I interviewed with this set of papers after graduation. PM me with any questions.
  3. Napolean23

    Napolean23 Member

    Things to note about this job:

    1. You will work beyond what you ever though hard work was and then, just when you think you've learned what hard work is, you'll learn how to add 20 more hours to your work week.

    2. You will learn more in one year than many learn in 5 years at a daily.

    3. You have direct control over your writing, enterprise, etc. It's a gift and a curse.

    4. There have been many that have burned out in this role, but there are also a few success stories that have come from this place and done quite well.

    PM me for more details.
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