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Sports Writer, Roanoke Rapids, NC

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Drip, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    From Journalismjobs.com

    We are a six-day a week newspaper in the heart of a growing Valley offering a variety of outdoor activities including two lakes and the Roanoke River all in a region that is changing and growing. We cover sports in four school districts, several private schools and numerous community and city leagues. We are committed to community coverage and providing our readers with the best in sports. We are a short distance away from NASCAR venues and the heart of the ACC, Tobacco Road. This is a full-time position. The job requirements include: • Strong writing and editing skills. • Strong people skills and a commitment to community journalism. • A love of ALL sports. • A working knowledge of Word and QuarkXPress. If you are interested in this position, send you resume to Managing Editor John Moeur at P.O. Box 520, Roanoke Rapids NC 27870 or via e-mail at johnmoeur@rrdailyherald.com.
     
  2. Suicide Squeezer

    Suicide Squeezer Active Member

    Anybody know anything about this paper? I write news for a 7-day daily. Moving to a 6-day paper, albeit a sports job, seems like a step back. Any advice?
     
  3. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    Avoid, especially if you're currently at a 7-day daily.

    Roanoke Rapids isn't a bad place - I'm a little biased because my great-aunt and uncle lived most of their lives in Halifax County - but it's a little remote, and given the resources, budget, etc. ... fat chance there will be much coverage of any NASCAR or Atlantic Coast Conference sports. The Triangle is too far away, and though you're close to Virginia, UVa and Va. Tech are an even longer hike west than the Triangle.

    Stay put. This paper wasn't any great shakes the last time I saw anything out of there a couple of years ago. Perhaps things have improved, but I wouldn't bet my life on it.
     
  4. Word.
     
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