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Sports writer/Kirksville, Mo

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Drip, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    desire to put forth the effort needed to direct coverage of 11 area high schools and a Division II university. The ideal candidate will also possess photography and graphics skills. Send resume, work samples and references to: Jason Hunsicker, Kirksville Daily Express, P.O. Box 809, Kirksville, Mo., 63501. No phone calls please.
  2. Rusty Shackleford

    Rusty Shackleford Active Member

    Wow. I'm shocked to see this. Went to college in that town just a few years ago. The SE who was at the paper at the time was the brother of the coach of the college's mens basketball team. It was a one-person sports staff at that time, and I can't imagine that's changed, which leaves me with the question of what happened to that SE. He was a really friendly guy, but the sports section always left a lot to be desired.

    I wouldn't be shocked if one of the local college paper kids takes this. A large part of the staff there went to Local U, or did as of a few years ago.
  3. AgatePage

    AgatePage Active Member

    Ah, the Daily Distress ... i haven't seen that in almost 15 years. i wonder if it's changed any.
  4. PTOWN

    PTOWN Member

    Hey the head football coach at this place was fired recently after it was uncovered that he was having an affair with the daughter of the AD. My cousin is going to play football there next year and got a call from a defensive coach asking him if he had heard the news. Fun convo for an 18-year old to have I guess.
  5. Rusty Shackleford

    Rusty Shackleford Active Member

    I covered that coach for a season when I was in college there. Seemed like a nice guy. Went to the school's newspaper website and they, of course, don't have anything about the reason he was let go, although I guess that might be hard to verify to get into print.
  6. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    This is not an SE opening, but a writer/copy editor opening. Nothing happened to the SE as you are sending resumes to the current one.

    Here's the listing on Gatehouse's site.


    Sports Copy Desk Leader
    Open date: 2009/04/22

    The Kirksville Daily Express is seeking a sports writer/editor for a six-day daily in northeast missouri. Qualifactions include a degree in journalism or practical experience in writing, editing, photography and pagination. Send resuime, work samples and references to; Larry Freels or Jason Hunsicker, Kirksville Daily Express, P.O. Box 809, Kirksville, Mo.,63501. No Phone calls please.
  7. Jason Hunsicker

    Jason Hunsicker New Member

    I came across this while doing some research on my current applicants, and thought I should set the record straight in case any of you were thinking about applying.

    I've been the sports editor at the Daily Express since August 2004. Bud Schrader, brother of men's basketball coach Jack Schrader, was moved to a sports reporter role at that time, and remains in that position.

    Within sports, things have changed a great deal, and I'm looking for someone who can keep it moving in a positive direction when I become managing editor later this month. It is not a "sports copy desk" job, and I have no idea how Gatehouse got the job description I put together and turned it into the thing that appears on its website.

    The top post in this thread is the correct job announcement. Interested applicants should apply.
  8. KUjhawk02

    KUjhawk02 Member

    Jason, glad to see you come on here and clear things up a bit. It's not a position I'm applying for, but your post and willingness to answer questions from others if they have them may be useful for them in their job search.
    Best of luck to you.
  9. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    All the info I need.
  10. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    That town just isn't the same since Bogie's closed.
  11. DwightKSchrute

    DwightKSchrute New Member

    I'd say the town isn't the same since they stopped with the 99 cents burger-and-fries baskets at the Golden Spike.

    But as long as the Ronzas are still coming out of Pagliai's, and Pancake City is still slopping out its biscuits and gravy special, all is right with the world.

    Is the Blue Moon Cafe still hanging in there?
  12. I Should Coco

    I Should Coco Well-Known Member

    Wow! The Golden Spike, the Blue Moon Cafe -- does that take me back a few years! One community pillar you left out: the radio station known as "the X, the Tri-State's real rocker." I believe they're still on the air and as independent (non-corporate) as ever.

    Yes, I spent a fun-filled year at "NEMO" in Kirksville. Lots of bad beer and euchre tournaments, but also some good times and a few local dives that had cheap eats for light-on-cash college kids. Long live the Golden Spike burger baskets.

    I hope all is well at the now-named Truman State.
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