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Sports writer, Lewiston, ID

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Jay Sherman, Aug 5, 2008.

  1. Jay Sherman

    Jay Sherman Member

    From JJobs: http://www.journalismjobs.com/Job_Listing.cfm?JobID=960174

    The Lewiston Tribune, a family-owned, 24,000-circulation newspaper, offers an unusual opportunity for a reporter who wants to cover big-time sports while living in a rural area. Our sports writers cover Pac-10, WAC and NAIA teams, plus high schools in two states. Our community annually plays host to the NAIA baseball World Series. We need a talented writer who can turn game stories, features, columns and handle a desk shift, paginating with InDesign. We are located on the Washington/Idaho border, about two hours south of Spokane. Our region offers immediate access to a multitude of outdoor experiences including hiking, camping, white water sports, fishing and hunting. Housing prices are reasonable, the weather is mild and the crime rate low. We offer an employee stock ownership program and a solid benefits package. If you are interested in joining an experienced and dedicated newsroom staff, send resume, clips and references to: Paul Emerson, Managing Editor, Lewiston Tribune, P.O. Box 957, Lewiston, ID, 83501. E-mail to pemerson@lmtribune.com

    Pay is $20k-25k
  2. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    They've never paid especially well, but they play bigger than their size. I talked to Paul Emerson about a city editor job in the early 1990s and he was as straight a shooter as I've encountered in this business. He also was the paper's SE a long time ago. So, as much as someone who hasn't actually worked there can say so, I'd say that at least you'd be working for decent folks. I have not seen the paper in a very long time, but when I did a critique for them, I thought it looked and read more like a 70K than a 25K paper.
  3. Kevin Morales

    Kevin Morales Member

    Is this position for a particular beat?
  4. thebigd

    thebigd Member

    Doubtful. They cover Washington State, University of Idaho and Lewis & Clark
  5. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    It's Lewis-Clark State. Lewis & Clark is another school entirely, and it's in Portland, Ore.

    Anyway, said NAIA school is a baseball powerhouse that has produced some really great players, many of whom couldn't cut it academically at Div. I schools.
  6. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    Including Marvin Bernard and Keith Foulke.
  7. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    And Beau Mills who set an NAIA home run record in 2007 and was drafted in the first round by the Indians. Couldn't hack it academically at Fresno State. Great, great college player though.
  8. jren3333

    jren3333 New Member

    Does anybody know anything about the area? Is there at least a Super Target?
  9. Jay Sherman

    Jay Sherman Member

    Looks like Wal-Mart (non-Super) is the only megastore in town.

  10. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Lewiston is a regional center, with an operating airport and regular flights to Seattle, at least. I'm sure it has a Wal-Mart, if not, there's one up the road in Moscow.
  11. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

  12. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Welcome to the rural West, folks. There isn't a Target on every corner. There wasn't one in Kalispell when I started, although there is now, and I'm pretty sure there are more people in that area than in Lewiston.
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