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Sports writer sought -- Dodge City Daily Globe

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by michaelbuhler, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. michaelbuhler

    michaelbuhler New Member

    From JournalismJobs.com:

    The Dodge City Daily Globe is seeking a highly energized, committed individual to fill a full time sports writing position. Applicants should have at least one year experience in sports reporting. New college grads are encouraged to apply. Ability to adhere to deadlines is a must. Duties include providing reporting on high school, community and area team sports. Knowledge of dirt track racing and rodeo events is a plus. Applicants should have experience with InDesign. Our website Dodgeglobe.com is a vital part of providing breaking news and sports coverage. Experience with social media is a plus. Candidates with experience in photography and the ability to shoot video and produce multi-media packages with score huge points! Email cover letter, resume and 5 writing samples to General Manager emily.shultz@dodgeglobe.com

    Bi-Lingual, Spanish/English speaking applicants are encouraged to apply. We are an equal opportunity employer.

    Dodge City Daily Globe embraces community journalism as its philosophy. The Globe publishes Tuesday through Saturday; and La Estrella is a weekly Spanish language paper. We are a dynamic, solid and growing economy with a strong western history and agricultural economy serving a population of 30,000.
  2. ColdCat

    ColdCat Well-Known Member

    That would almost be worth it just to read the archives from the 1880s
  3. rbuchan

    rbuchan New Member

    I left the Dodge City Daily Globe a year ago. I worked there for 14 months and I think I am the only person they have had in the sports department for longer than a year since 2006. I left a year ago and just about the whole staff has left and for good reason. This is a gatehouse owned paper and they have made it a pretty bad product and that is why every one left. It is now a one person sports staff. Sports is an inside section and has very little space. The newspaper is now mostly ads. It mostly covers Dodge City High School and Dodge City Community College and by the direction of corporate stopped most of its coverage of area schools, which once included 15 high schools, including Ashland, which just won a state championship in boys basketball. This is a place that will work you to death and pay you very little. When I started, it was my first job out of college and I was paid less than what i made in high school working at a grocery store deli. As far as travel, when I left Gatehouse wasn't letting us go anywhere to cover games, including state tournaments. Dodge City is in the middle of nowhere, far away from everything. Wichita is 2 hours, 45 minutes away, but I didn't think much of that city. Kansas City and Denver are both around 6 hours away and Oklahoma City is almost five hours. But it's not all bad. Dodge City is decent sized and has a casino, a small mall and an arena. The high school is decent in sports and has friendly coaches. When i was there, the football team was a game away from the state championship and blew a 28 point lead. The basketball team is always good and makes state almost every year.
  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I'm gonna hold out for the Boot Hill Bugle.
  5. Gold

    Gold Active Member

    How about the Tombstone newspaper?
  6. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Tombstone Epitaph.
  7. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Not to be confused with: http://thetombstonenews.com/
  8. apeman33

    apeman33 Well-Known Member

    My former boss worked there for a while in the late 90s or early 00s. He knew his time was up when the higher-ups stopped telling him what time staff meetings were being held. He only found that out when he walked in on one that was being held without him.

    Last I heard, the Globe's pages were being designed in Pittsburg.
  9. kamikaze021

    kamikaze021 Member

    None of those people are there now. There are only three people who were there when I was there the last time.
  10. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

    Well, things could be worse...
  11. kamikaze021

    kamikaze021 Member

    Well...I decided to return to Dodge City and it's crazy that I've received a NUMBER of calls welcoming me back. By the way, the last person who was here more than a year in RBUCHAN's post was me in 2007. Thanks guys for all the thoughts while I was away. This is definitely a new chapter in my life.
  12. Simon

    Simon Active Member

    I'll take places you couldn't pay me $1 million to live in, Alex.
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