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Sports Writer, Stillwater, OK

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by cowboy2001, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. cowboy2001

    cowboy2001 New Member

    Company: Stillwater NewsPress
    Position: Sports journalist
    Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
    Job Status: Full-time
    Salary: Negotiable
    Ad Expires: March 27, 2010
    Job ID: 1103520
    Website: http://www.stwnewspresss.com

    Stillwater NewsPress is seeking a sports reporter to join our team. We're a Big 12 university city daily, serving a community that is passionate about its sports at every level, from youth and recreational sports to high schools to the Oklahoma State Cowboys. This position, as part of a three-person sports department, includes high school and OSU beats as well as a big emphasis on community sports. Stillwater NewsPress places a major emphasis on its sports coverage with an average of four pages per section during the week and larger sections on the weekend. The position also requires pagination two days a week so experience in layout is a plus. Candidates must possess good writing and reporting skills; be able to develop and maintain coverage of their beats; and generate story ideas in addition to handling assignments. Web, photography and video are also part of our sports package. These skills are a plus. If you're looking for somewhere you can work hard, make a difference and be appreciated, send a resume, cover letter and examples of your best work to:

    Sports Editor Scott Nulph Stillwater NewsPress, P.O. Box 2288, Stillwater, OK 74076 or e-mail at snulph@stwnewspress.com
  2. MU_was_not_so_hard

    MU_was_not_so_hard Active Member

    If you can stand the smell a few months out of the year, it really isn't a bad place to live. Close to Okie City, and of course the bigger OSU sports are always entertaining.
  3. Gary L

    Gary L New Member

    This position was posted back in November, too. Just applied again. Hoping for better luck this time.
  4. Sue

    Sue New Member

    Did CNHI stop them from filling it at all in November? That would sound about right.
  5. BCox34

    BCox34 New Member

    Thanks for posting.
  6. FPH

    FPH New Member

    Yeah can we get a clarification on what the deal is with this gig? Seems to get posted every couple of months.
  7. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    From previous threads, the frequency seems to be related to the same reasons for frequency in any other job: Shitty working conditions.

    IIRC, this one in particular suffered from the malevolent corporate hand of CNHI, as well as its illusory nature, specifically the fact that working in a Big 12 town seems like it would be a boon, but in this case it very much isn't.

    PBOWKER Member

    This is NOT the same job that was posted back in November. Simply, just another piece in an exodus from a CNHI paper that has claimed, at last count through one source, 21 newsroom people in the last two years or so. Some fired, some quit. This last one (a talented writer who will do much bigger things in his career) quit, on a day's notice (just like me, about one year ago).

    SE is a good person to work for, from what I'm told. This latest exodus has nothing to do with him.

    Good thing: OSU sports.
    Good thing: Eskimo Joe's.
    Bad things: CNHI cockroaches crawling across the floor, 3-hour in-your-face meetings, etc., etc.

    PM me, if more details....
  9. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    The fact that it's CNHI alone ought to be enough to scare people away.
  10. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    This might be a topic for the other board, but CNHI owns the paper in Norman too. Imagine what a company with brains could do with that kind of set up in that state.
  11. ADodgen

    ADodgen Member

    It also owns the paper in Edmond, the home of the state's third-largest school (a II-A regional uni).
  12. fishhack2009

    fishhack2009 Active Member

    Did CNHI buy most of the former Donrey papers in Oklahoma?
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