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Sports Writer, Houghton, Mich.

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by UPChip, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. UPChip

    UPChip Well-Known Member

    We at the Daily Mining Gazette are looking for a full-time sports writer.

    This is different from the one we had in May. The hire will be one of three in our little corner of the institution and the majority of his or her beat work will be with Michigan Tech's well-followed men's and women's basketball teams (the women were national D-II runners-up last year and the men, on the rise, were picked to win their GLIAC division). There will also be time working with the Division III hockey and basketball teams at Finlandia University in neighboring Hancock, plus preps coverage in our area, the Keweenaw region of northern Upper Michigan.

    Photography and pagination experience is a plus. Love of, or at least tolerance of, snow is a must. The U.P. can be a challenging place to live, but this is the kind of place that some people come to and never leave, because of the stunning natural beauty and friendly folks.

    Of course, it's going to pay like most entry-level sorts of positions pay, but the cost of living in the U.P. is fairly low, and if someone's looking for a good start for a couple years, it's not a bad option, especially if you like the outdoors. Opportunities for hiking, biking, skiing, etc., abound here, and Houghton is a pretty underrated college town, if you ask me.

    If there's some interest, please PM me and I can tell you more and give you places to send official info.
  2. I Should Coco

    I Should Coco Well-Known Member

    If I was a just-out-of-college guy (or gal), I would jump all over this opportunity.

    Houghton's a great town, especially if you're into (1) winter outdoor activities, and (2) college hockey. Cost of living should be quite reasonable, there's enough of a "college scene" that people under 30 live there (compared to the rest of the U.P.), and you're literally surrounded by Lake Superior and the north woods.

    UP Chip would be your source for info about the paper and how it's doing these days, but I loved everything about Houghton when I lived in the U.P. in the late 1990s.

    P.S. -- don't call the town "HUFF-ton!" It's HOE-ton.
  3. spikechiquet

    spikechiquet Well-Known Member

    Or as us NMU grads like to say "Lack of Hoes Town" I know it's getting better, but the guy-to-girl ratio was like 65-35.

    Seriously, it's a great place to live for a few years, I am a Marquette native and I lasted 25 years! :) ...I only count the last 7 as voluntary, of course.
  4. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    Pasties and thimbleberry jam!
  5. spikechiquet

    spikechiquet Well-Known Member

    A cudighis!

    <img src="http://buycudighi.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/cudighi1.jpg">
  6. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member


    Don't forget these lovely treats. It's a bit of a drive to L'Anse, but well worth it.

  7. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    Basically, fat people or people looking to get fat should consider this job.

    That isn't to say healthy and skinny folks won't enjoy it. Just that fat people might take more advantage of all the wonderful and unhealthy food the UP has to offer.
  8. UPChip

    UPChip Well-Known Member

    Sorry for being AWOL for so long...being shorthanded caught up to me big time this week.

    Regarding our culinary delights - I had a pasty for dinner tonight. It was average for a pasty, which is pretty damn good compared to something out of a TV dinner box, IMHO. I love cudighi, but it's more of a Central U.P. thing. You can find it packaged in stores here, but there just aren't many Italians around here. Ethnically, it's mostly Finnish, Cornish or nothing.

    In three-plus years here I keep meaning to try thimbleberry jam and never get around to it (it's really expensive and I'm not a breakfast person). The Hilltop is still a must for my folks when they visit - at least one person I know has made french toast with the sweet rolls. Wrap your brain around that - really the only thing missing there is bacon.

    The ratio, the most famous straw man out there when discussing Houghton, is improving. It's still no Atlanta, but it's not like it was here in the 1960s either.
  9. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    You know.. I never thought of that, French toast out of those sweet rolls...
  10. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member


    I tried to PM you, but not sure if it went through. If you didn't get a PM, please let me know here on PM me.
  11. dm19

    dm19 Member

    The Sports Editor used to work for me. Great guy with excellent motivation and an eye toward the future of journalism. I believe a previous poster said something about this being a great place for a recent college graduate to start, and that poster couldn't be more correct. You'd get to work with a young staff, under a good editor and build a portfolio.
  12. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    I think you have Chip confused with the SE of the Mining Journal in Marquette.
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