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Sports Writer, Pottsville PA

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Hoop Time, Aug 8, 2007.

  1. Hoop Time

    Hoop Time Member

    Company: REPUBLICAN & Herald
    Position: Seeking sports writer
    Location: Pottsville, Pennsylvania
    Job Status: Full-time
    Salary: Not Specified
    Ad Expires: September 10, 2007
    Job ID: 812450

    The REPUBLICAN & Herald, Pottsville, Pa., has an opening for a full-time sports writer/copy editor. The ideal candidate would be energetic and motivated, have a passion for high school and youth-level sports, have good grammar and punctuation skills and be able to work under deadline pressure. Layout and pagination experience is a must.

    Job duties include beat coverage of local high school, youth-level and collegiate sports, feature writing, and layout and pagination of pages on a daily basis.

    If interested, send resume and writing clips to Leroy Boyer, Sports Editor, The REPUBLICAN & Herald, 111 Mahantongo Street, Pottsville, PA 17901 or e-mail Lboyer@republicanherald.com.

    Deadline for applications is Friday, Aug. 24.


    This is a great place for someone looking for a first job, or a step up from a smaller paper. The area is not the greatest in some ways, but the people there are passionate about sports, especially their local preps. As it says, it is preps intensive, but the football and girls hoops in particular are very strong in that region.

    Money won't be great, but cost of living is very reasonable. Leroy (SE) is a good guy.

    I used to be the SE there and would be glad to answer any further questions. Just send a PM.
  2. Wonderlic

    Wonderlic Member

    Last summer this place had an opening that they filled from within the company (Times-Shamrock) in about a week, so I'd jump on this quick if you're interested. Times-Shamrock isn't a great company - they also own the Citizen's Voice in Wilkes-Barre (which competes with the bigger Times Leader) and the News-Item in Shamokin (a rag) - but it's far from terrible. Anyone know who is leaving and why?

    Oh, and Pottsville's also home to Yuengling, the oldest (and best) brewery in America. Their lager got me through high school. :D
  3. Keystone

    Keystone Member

    If you're looking for a job, send your stuff in ASAP. Considering prep football season is about to start, Leroy will want to fill this pretty quickly.

    Area has very good preps and teams make annual trips to the state championship, especially in girls basketball and softball. Pottsville High's football team was the Class AAA state runner-up the past two years. This past year, the R&H did a helluva job covering that team's march to Hershey.

    Pay won't be the best, but you will have the chance to produce some great clips. Paper did cover Penn State not that long ago, but the Scranton Times takes care of that now.

    And, yes, the paper is a couple blocks down Mahantongo Street from the Yuengling Brewery.
  4. boots

    boots New Member

    Avoid Yuengling but do apply for the gig.
  5. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    Not a bad little town, built on a 45-degree angle. ;)
  6. Hustle

    Hustle Guest

    If you get this job and you have to cover an event at Martz Hall - particularly of the state variety - arrive early. Unless things have changed (I'll defer to the current PaSJ membership), parking was always a bitch, especially for stragglers.

    Though I think I remember them reserving space for media...so never mind.

    When I went there as a kid, parking was a bitch.
  7. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    Damn nice high school sports arena, though.
  8. lapdog

    lapdog Member

    It should be noted this is NOT the Pottstown Mercury, which is owned by JRC, which would disqualify it from job consideration by any functionally sane human.
  9. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    Sigh ... here we go again ...

    The name JRC does not have to be brought up on every other job thread.
  10. lapdog

    lapdog Member

    No, only when the job posting is in the same state, and with an almost-identical-sounding city name, as a JRC paper.

    Just trying to make sure the innocent are not mistakenly tarred by association with the Domain of BeelzeBob. ::)
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