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Sports Writer, Midland, TX

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Drip, Mar 26, 2011.

  1. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    The Midland (Texas) Reporter-Telegram, a Hearst Corp. Newspaper (20,000 daily, 25,000 Sunday) in West Texas, is seeking a sports reporter for our award winning sports section.

    We are looking for someone who can provide fresh ideas for stories, can work well on deadline and help keep the quality of our section high.

    This position is primarily a writing and reporting position, but there will be some layout work with our daily agate page. This position will also cover District 3-5A football, primarily Lee High School, during the fall.

    Our focus is on high school sports, especially football, but the Permian Basin’s sports scene is complemented by a Double-A baseball team, minor league hockey, indoor football, a yearly Nationwide Tour golf event, a very active local golf scene and a minor league soccer franchise. We also provide limited coverage of Texas Tech University sports.

    Candidates should have a strong knowledge of AP Style, while experience with Quark Xpress, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Freehand is preferred but not required.

    Experience is a plus, but recent college graduates will be considered. We plan to fill this position quickly because of the upcoming Double-A baseball season.



    Please send resume, clips and layouts to:

    Len Hayward, Sports Editor

    201 E. Illinois Ave.

    Midland, TX 79701

    Len.Hayward@hearstnp.com
     
  2. BujuBanton

    BujuBanton Member

    Len is one of the best in the business and Midland sends plenty of young writers to the majors.
     
  3. ARose17

    ARose17 Member

    Agreed, Len is great people.
     
  4. rjfxvii

    rjfxvii New Member

    Anyone know the pay scale for this position?
     
  5. PeterGibbons

    PeterGibbons Member

    Who left?

    And another +1 for Len, great guy, and would be a great guy to work for
     
  6. Matt Stephens

    Matt Stephens Well-Known Member

    This spot has been taken off the APSE site, so I'm guessing Len is done taking applications.
     
  7. dkphxf

    dkphxf Member

    I'm hearing finalists have been announced.
     
  8. Red-headed Man

    Red-headed Man New Member

    You are correct, sir. He also emailed the folks who didn't make the cut to thank them for applying.
     
  9. AustinWriter

    AustinWriter New Member

    Midland is booming right now. That's my hometown and my mom still lives there. Chevron is building homes for 300 new employees.

    The finding of that Wolfberry field totally revitalized the city.

    That'll be a good gig for whoever gets it because when there's more money more people will give to the HS athletic programs.
     
  10. dirtybird

    dirtybird Active Member

    How big is the staff?
     
  11. ARose17

    ARose17 Member

    It was five in sports when I was there. I think it's four now, but I'm not sure.
     
  12. MartinonMTV2

    MartinonMTV2 New Member

    Maybe the writer could promote that aspect. It could be sort of a writer/solicitor position.
     
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