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Sports writer, Fort Smith (Ark.)

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by ScottFaldon, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. ScottFaldon

    ScottFaldon Member

    The Times Record in Fort Smith, Ark., is looking for a sports writer.

    The main focus will be high school coverage, but you will also have the chance to write features on local athletes playing at various Division I programs, help with coverage of the local NCAA Division II program and write columns and blog on local, regional and national events.

    Candidates should have a college degree and some newspaper experience, knowledge of AP style, the ability to write on a tight deadline, experience with social media and blogging and to juggle multiple projects. In return, you’ll get the freedom to set your own schedule, latitude to work on enterprise pieces, a competitive salary and benefits package.

    The Times Record is a 38,000-circulation (43,000 Sundays) daily. We’re the second-largest newspaper in Arkansas, in the second-largest city in Arkansas. Fort Smith has a low cost of living and is centrally located to several major cities. Yes, "True Grit" was set here.

    Send resume, references and clips to Times Record, Attn: Sports Editor Scott Faldon, P.O. Box 1359, Fort Smith AR 72902. Or e-mail them to sfaldon@swtimes.com

  2. Matt Stephens

    Matt Stephens Well-Known Member

    First off, Scott is good people.

    Second, did someone leave?
  3. RangerBear

    RangerBear New Member

    This seems like a pretty solid gig. Kind of surprising not more info/input here about this one.
  4. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty New Member

    I heard the SE looks hot in a bow tie.
  5. Matt Stephens

    Matt Stephens Well-Known Member

  6. ScottFaldon

    ScottFaldon Member

    Yes, one of our guys is taking a gig as a weekend sports anchor at a TV station in town.

    If anybody here has sent resumes, please be patient. Our football tab was published today and we had a Babe Ruth World Series happening here last week. Plus high school volleyball started. So I'm way behind in even reading resumes and clips. I think I've emailed everybody back to let them know that, but I might have missed a couple. If so, sorry.

    (Thanks for the kind words about my bow ties.)

    YGBFKM Guest

    I know the writing crew there. Not sure any of them are made for TV. :D
  8. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    If writing for TV involves "Congratulations Cassie on your badminton scholarship," I'll stick with my typing fingers made for print.

    On the other hand, if it's that easy to break in to TV and actually report news, I'll blow the local spares away.
  9. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty New Member

    hmmmmm, faldon.
  10. Matt Stephens

    Matt Stephens Well-Known Member

    Filled. And by an extremely talented/qualified candidate.
  11. JJHHI

    JJHHI Member

    Don't be so modest. Congratulations, Matt! :D
  12. Matt Stephens

    Matt Stephens Well-Known Member

    lol not me. I just left NWA in June.
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