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Sports Writer -- Findlay, OH

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Mooninite, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. Mooninite

    Mooninite Member

    Company: The Courier
    Location: Findlay, Ohio
    Job Status: Full-time
    Salary: $25,000 to $30,000
    Ad Expires: October 26, 2009
    Job ID: 1101640
    Website: http://www.thecourier.com

    The Courier -- a terrific 20K, family-owned, six-day daily in Findlay, Ohio – is seeking a dynamic sports copy editor and reporter with excellent design and writing skills to join a staff of four. You will become part of a friendly, hard-working staff that is loaded with talent and dedicated to excellence in print and online.

    We have the largest concentration of small-sized high schools in Ohio and we cover 30 schools with the focus on Findlay High School and a 10-team conference. We also have the University of Findlay, which won the 2009 Division II men’s national basketball championship, owns four NAIA national titles, and another in wrestling. Also, we have results and features of four other Division II and III colleges. Bowling Green State University and the University of Toledo are part of the sports pages.

    We need a self-starter who can make an immediate contribution to sound sports page design, enterprising sports news and feature reports, and multimedia presentations. You need a journalism degree and at least one-year of newspaper experience, the ability to handle In-Design at least twice a week, and the talent to cover one of the marquee sports beats as a writer.

    Sorry, we can only offer $25K and benefits during these times. Ohio and adjoining states preferred for possible interview. Your deadline is Sept. 30 to send a cover letter, resume and samples to Sports Editor Larry Alter, The Courier, P.O. Box 609, Findlay, OH 45839. No calls, e-mails. Thank you.

  2. Mooninite

    Mooninite Member

    Anyone wanting any info on this job can PM me.

    NQLBLQ Member

    At least you are honest, upfront and not looking for "hungry" reporters.
  4. flexmaster33

    flexmaster33 Active Member

    Yes, it is helpful when papers list at least a range for the pay...gives you an idea what you're getting into.
  5. SportsDude

    SportsDude Active Member

    What's with all the openings recently?
  6. Mooninite

    Mooninite Member

    Never had turnover like this before and I've been there 14 years.
    -- Editorial page editor recently took a job in Corpus Christi, Tex. Crime reporter moved into that spot.
    -- County gov't reporter took a job in South Bend, Ind. (She went to Notre Dame)
    -- Copy editor left because his wife is going to grad school a Michigan State
    -- Sports writer Mark Heiman left after 20 years to take a job with better hours and a little better pay.

    It's a pretty good place to work. Family-owned newspaper. Haven't had any layoffs in the newsroom (although right now we have to take two furlough days per quarter).
    Never missed out on a yearly raise or Christmas bonus in 14 years.
    Findlay is a small town and not everyone's cup of tea but the cost of living is pretty low here.
  7. lmcmillan33

    lmcmillan33 Member

    Apparently, this job has been filled internally. I'm not sure if that's by a part-timer or by someone from another department, but they've got a lot of good writers and I'm sure the new person will do a good job.
  8. sportsguydave

    sportsguydave Active Member

    Well, that was a waste of $2... :)

    Maybe some of these places could avoid wasting our time if they'd do an internal search before posting a job externally.
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