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Sports writer, St. Joseph, MO

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Drip, Oct 10, 2009.

  1. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    The St. Joseph (Mo.) News-Press is seeking a full-time sports staff member for our daily newspaper located 40 miles north of Kansas City. Core functions of the job will include coverage of growing NCAA Division II programs in our region and regular contributions to the production of the sports section.

    This position requires a top producer who is able to demonstrate initiative in reporting sports stories that are both interesting and informative. The successful applicant will display an excellent understanding of the mission of the newspaper to engage readers and to meet readers’ needs and interests across a broad spectrum of topics. Experience preferred in producing online content, including blogs and video.

    Core requirements: bachelor’s degree in journalism or communications; experience as sports reporter (internships or experience on a college newspaper will be considered); demonstrated understanding of such issues as journalism ethics, press law and the competitive aspects of daily reporting; proficiency in spelling, grammar, punctuation, style and computer keyboarding (30-40 wpm); ability to conduct in-person and telephone interviews; ability to report and write interesting and accurate stories on deadline; and demonstrated proficiency in page layout and design for a newspaper.

    A valid driver’s license and a safe driving record are required. Employment is contingent on passage of a drug screening and a background screening. Midwestern candidates are strongly preferred.

    This position comes with a competitive salary and benefits package.

    Qualified persons are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Send a brief letter of introduction, resume, names of three references, and three to five examples of your best work to: Scott Pummell, Sports Editor, St. Joseph News-Press, 825 Edmond St., St. Joseph, MO 64501. The e-mail address is scottp@npgco.com. The phone number is (816) 271-8577.

    The St. Joseph News-Press is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  2. OrangeGrad

    OrangeGrad Member

    Who left?
  3. awriter

    awriter Active Member

    Another requirement: Going to the Brown Bear after deadline. That is required, right?
  4. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Is St. Joseph that close to KC? Or just to the 435?
  5. It's a tavern, so I'm pretty sure that's optional.
  6. Slash

    Slash Member

    Always wanted to work at News Press, never had an opening when I was looking. It is that close to KC and St. Joe has some nice things to offer with plenty of restaurants, mall, etc.

    PM me for more.
  7. awriter

    awriter Active Member

    It's an hour north of downtown KC/the Plaza/Westport.
  8. nmmetsfan

    nmmetsfan Active Member

    It appears that Dunaway is leaving. The sports dept just lost RJ Cooper to the news dept, a position the sports dept lost. Scott Pummell's a good guy, who like everyone in this industry, is now doing more with less.
  9. Liut

    Liut Well-Known Member

    This would be a heck of a gig for someone who enjoys covering quality small college football.
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