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Sports Writer, The Cullman (Ala.) Times

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Moderator1, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    The Cullman Times is seeking a sports writer to cover a competitive beat of nearly 13 high schools and one junior college. Our writers also cover multiple Alabama and Auburn home games, as well as national championships, throughout the college football season. Our next hire should be skilled in writing gamers on deadline, as well as features. The ability to design appealing pages is also preferred. Email resumes and writing samples to David Palmer, editor, at dpalmer@cullmantimes.com.
  2. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Nearly 13 high schools?

    Also, a quick stat that comes up every time there's an opening in Cullman (but it's worth noting for potential applicants): Cullman County is about 90 percent white and about 10 percent Latino. The black population is less than 1 percent.
  3. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    From Wiki...

    The median income for a household in the city was $29,164, and the median income for a family was $41,313.

    That's pretty low.
  4. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    That kind of money can go a long way in a place like Cullman. It's cheap to live there and it's relatively close to cultural/entertainment opportunities in Birmingham, Huntsville and Nashville.

    The high school sports are a mixed bag. Probably in large part because of the demographics I mentioned in my previous post, the football and boys basketball are mediocre-to-bad (though Cullman High usually makes the playoffs in football) while the baseball and girls basketball are outstanding.

    Oh, and it's CNHI ... so there's that.
  5. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    IIRC, there are some tax advantages to living in Alabama. No state sales tax, perhaps?
  6. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Very low property taxes. It's no longer the case, but at one time, you could have doubled property taxes in Alabama and they would have been the lowest in the country.

    They have a state sales tax.
  7. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Hey young gun, how 'bout you not out anyone? Jesus.
  8. young-gun11

    young-gun11 Member

    Not to mention it was deleted AFTER my post earlier. Assuming it was so folks didn't search and get the wrong thread, but don't get pissy when I did nothing wrong, dude.
  9. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Nice knowing you, young-gun ...
  10. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Dude? You mentioned a guy who worked there by screen name. And then another guy so anyone could have put two and two together.

    Call me dude again and I won't much like it.
  11. young-gun11

    young-gun11 Member

    As for the job itself: Cullman has a great little town. ATT U-Verse is in town. The palce has one small neighborhood of blacks and that's really it. However, cost of living is outrageously inexpensive. It's about an hour from me and where I grew up. Cullman HS has a great boys basketball team, baseball team and traditionally a good football team. A ton of good girl's basketball in the county. Softball is pretty impressive too in North Alabama. Cullman HS actually pays the Univ. of Cincy to use their "C" logo with bearcat prints. CHS is also known as the "Bearcats"

    Stan Veitch is good people. He will help anyone get things rolling. I have always enjoyed working with him. He knows preps as well as anyone in the state.
  12. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Does this get the young gun seal or are there too many illegals?
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