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Sports Writer, Emporia, KS

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Drip, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    The Emporia Gazette, a family owned 8,000-circulation evening newspaper in the scenic Flint Hills of Kansas, seeks a sports reporter who is driven to dig up sports news and get it published as quickly as possible.

    Our community is home to Emporia State University, whose women’s basketball team just won the NCAA Division II National Championship. In addition, its baseball and softball teams have played in national championship tournaments. The university also has played host to the NCAA Division II national outdoor track and field championships. We also heavily cover the football, men's basketball, volleyball, women's soccer and tennis programs.

    At the secondary level, Emporia High School is a Class 5A school with football, volleyball, cross country, track and field, boys and girls basketball, soccer, golf and wrestling programs. In Lyon and surrounding counties, we cover sports at eight smaller high schools.

    We are looking for a sports reporter who cares about community journalism. Reporting and writing skills must be demonstrated. Ability to lay out pages for pagination in InDesign is a plus as is experience with the NewsEdit Pro system. While experience is preferred, we would consider recent college graduates who possess the essential skills.

    To apply, send a cover letter, resume, work samples and three references to Gwendolynne Larson, executive editor, The Emporia Gazette, 517 Merchant St., Emporia, KS 66801. E-mail applications may be sent to larson@emporiagazette.com.
  2. RicketyCricket

    RicketyCricket New Member

    I'll bite ... what's the pay range?
  3. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    If I made less, this would be an interesting job, as my wife has family there.
  4. JJHHI

    JJHHI Member

    As a native of Kansas, I can say there are many, many worse places in the state than Emporia. If it's still owned by William Allen White's family, well, that's pretty cool.
  5. TheMethod

    TheMethod Member

    That may be true, but none of those places are big enough to have daily newspapers.

    That's not a knock on the Gazette at all. I'm just saying don't apply for this job thinking you're getting anything other than a standard mid-sized Kansas town, only with a meat-packing plant.
  6. dm19

    dm19 Member

    Emporia State is in one fo the best D-II conferences in the land too. You get quite a few pros coming out of there.
  7. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Not bad for the location. You're in the center of a triangle with Topeka, Wichita and Kansas City, which isn't too shabby. It's not a bad community, either. I happen to be going through there next week on my spring trip on the way to KC (and some Arthur Bryant's... lol). You could do a lot worse.
  8. JJHHI

    JJHHI Member

    Not entirely true. There are lots of smaller towns in Kansas with daily papers. It's not uncommon to find dailies (or at least five-day-a-week papers) in Kansas with circulations under 5,000.

    And as dm19 said, the MIAA is a damn solid D-II conference, especially for football.
  9. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    I was thinking that would be a mighty flat triangle ... but I looked on a map and you're right. It's almost exactly halfway between KC and Wichita, and it's also about the same distance to both Lawrence and Manhattan.
  10. Elmwood44

    Elmwood44 New Member

    Has anybody actually heard back from them?
  11. Riding Phat

    Riding Phat Member

    I received an email from Gwen saying that they were behind looking at applicants because of Emporia State's national title run.
  12. flexmaster33

    flexmaster33 Active Member

    thanks for the update Riding
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