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Sports Writer, Quincy (Ill.) Herald-Whig

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by dob23, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. dob23

    dob23 New Member

    Sports Writer/designer
    The Quincy (Ill.) Herald-Whig, a 20,000-circulation paper, is seeking a
    multi-media journalist for our sports staff. This individual will provide
    coverage for the newspaper and content for the Web and other platforms. The
    ideal candidate will have strong skills as a writer, editor and page
    designer and be comfortable with new media technology. Proficiency in
    QuarkExpress is required. Prior daily newspaper experience is preferred, but
    we will consider recent graduates.

    The Herald-Whig is published Monday through Friday afternoons and Saturday
    and Sunday mornings.

    Quincy is a town of just over 40,000 that rests on the banks of the
    Mississippi River in West-Central Illinois. We cover more than 40 high
    schools in Illinois and Missouri as well as four colleges. We also cover
    Western Illinois University, a Division I school an hour up the road in
    Macomb, and we're just a two-hour drive from downtown St.Louis.

    To apply, send a resume and samples of your work to Sports Editor Don
    O’Brien at dobrien@whig.com or via mail at 130 S. Fifth St., Quincy, IL,
    62301. The Herald-Whig is an equal opportunity employer.
     
  2. Liut

    Liut Well-Known Member

    This shop puts out a very good section, IMHO.
     
  3. jeffd

    jeffd New Member

    And you'd be working for one of the best — and sharpest — guys in the biz, as I had the pleasure of four jobs ago.
     
  4. JBHawkEye

    JBHawkEye Active Member

    Great newspaper, anyone looking for a gig should jump on this.
     
  5. I interviewed here for a copy editor/design position and was impressed by the staff. Such kind people. Can't say much about the paper as I only saw one edition while in town. But it seemed like it would be a nice place to live.
     
  6. bumpy mcgee

    bumpy mcgee Well-Known Member

    Good paper, nice town, they love their preps and outdoors stuff there.
     
  7. Big Buckin' agate_monkey

    Big Buckin' agate_monkey Active Member

    Anyone know who left?
     
  8. dob23

    dob23 New Member

    Matt Goldberg, who has been with us for two years, is leaving to pursue an MBA.

    Thankfully, he's given us plenty of notice and will be with us until we fill the position. We've received a good response and will be reviewing all resumes early next week.

    If you sent your application via snail mail, please give me a heads up via PM or email so that we don't leave you out.

    Don O'Brien
    Sports Editor
    Quincy (Ill.) Herald-Whig
    dobrien@whig.com
     
  9. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    Dang it, I really wish a crappy paper in Illinois would have an opening like this. I know there's plenty of them down there.
     
  10. One thing that hasn't been mentioned -- which I feel is a huge plus -- is that The Herald-Whig is owned by QNI, a family-owned company. The family truly cares about the product and its employees. And many of the family members work throughout the company.
     
  11. flexmaster33

    flexmaster33 Active Member

    family-owned is a definite plus...good to know.
     
  12. scribe1

    scribe1 New Member

    Wow, that's surprising since they sure as heck don't give a rat's fanny about the employees at The New Jersey Herald in Newton, NJ. I can personally attest to that. There it's low pay and crappy product!
     
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