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Sports writer, Republican Eagle (Red Wing, Minn.)

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Jay Sherman, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. Jay Sherman

    Jay Sherman Member

    From JJobs: http://www.journalismjobs.com/Job_Listing.cfm?JobID=964712

    The Red Wing (Minn.) Republican Eagle seeks a sports reporter eager to help cover nine school districts in the Mississippi River Valley just 50 miles from the Twin Cities. We seek an energetic individual interested in both Web and print products. The reporter will work with a sports editor and a news team of eight people. Ideal candidate for this position with a five-day daily newspaper will produce a mix of game stories, features and outdoor stories in addition to shooting photos as well as helping with layout (Quark). A bachelor's degree in journalism/communications or equivalent experience required. Applicants must have a driving record insurable by the company. The Eagle is part of Forum Communications Co. and its RiverTown Newspaper Group, offering a comprehensive benefits plan. Send resume and clips to Editor Anne Jacobson at annej@republican-eagle.com.

    Pay is $25k-30k, and circulation is slightly more than 6,000.
  2. thebigd

    thebigd Member

    That seems like decent pay for a 5-day a wek paper. How harsh are the winters?
  3. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    Boy did you pick the wrong website to post this on.

    a brief attempt at humor referencing the prevailing political leanings of the board. I guess if you gotta explain it, why bother. Anyway, I'm sure this is a nice job for whoever gets it ...
  4. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Nice town.
  5. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    It's Minnesota. Guess.
  6. Putt4dough

    Putt4dough New Member

    Slappy's right (damn I hate that) but if you've shoveled snow once, the difference between a few inches and a few feet or between 20 degrees and the freezing point becomes all relative after a while.
  7. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    It's pricey, at least for outside of the Twin Cities.
  8. Sconnie

    Sconnie Member

    They have a casino there...it's also on the Mississipi River, which presents it's own blend of awesome (if you grew up on the river like me anyway). Red Wing is close enough to the TC (about 45 minutes) to go catch a Twins game or Vikings game on a whim, but don't ever expect to cover them.

    And the winters really aren't that bad. It's not northern Minnesota. It gets cold and it snows, but it's nothing you can't get through with a jacket and a warm blanket. Also, it's only about 25 minutes up the river from Wabasha, Minn., where Grumpy Old Men was filmed, so it's got that going for it....which is nice.
  9. Decent golf course there.
  10. Twinkilling

    Twinkilling Guest

    Three points in response to Sconnie and Lyman:
    * The lake from Grumpy Old Men was just outside Stillwater, MN., and much of the sequel was filmed there.
    * Mississippi national is an amazing course. Stick to the Highlands. bring lots of extra (golf) balls.
    * Minnesota winters are brutal. Anybody not from the Midwest has no idea what we're talking about here. Negative 20 with windchills below negative 50 are not super uncommon.
  11. Sconnie

    Sconnie Member

    Okay, so Grumpy Old Men was SET in Wabasha. The ACTUAL Slippery's Bar in Wabasha has a big display of where all the actual filming sites are.

    Also, don't over-exaggerate the coldness. I know it gets cold, and yes, 50-below windchills do happen, but it's only once or twice a winter it gets THAT cold. Usually it runs anywhere from 0-10 outside with a windchill anywhere from 10-20 below. A jacket and a blanket will get you through that no problem. Oh, and a stocking cap and gloves.
  12. reporter1

    reporter1 Member

    Makes me cold just thinking about you guys and your negative temps and wind chills.
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