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Sports Writer, The Cullman (Ala.) Times

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Moderator1, Aug 29, 2012.

  1. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    The Cullman Times is seeking a sports writer to cover a competitive beat
    of 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. STLwriter

    STLwriter Member

    Wonder what happened here. I applied for this back in the spring and never heard anything back.
  3. Hawks11

    Hawks11 New Member

    This is one of the worst places for a journalist to end up. It has nothing to do with the town, but rather with management.

    The pay is around $22k and you have to take a furlough every once in a while because they don't have enough money. Your "desk" is a glorified card table with a computer that runs Quark.

    If I were you, I would look elsewhere for a job.
  4. Pencil Dick

    Pencil Dick Member

    Make sure to refer to the Editor as "Monkey" during your interview.

    He will appreciate it. Honest.
  5. STLwriter

    STLwriter Member

    I've already found a job, thankfully. Glad these people never got back to me.
  6. slc10

    slc10 Member

    I wonder if they ever filled this job. Just curious.
  7. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    In the last week? At least twice...
  8. To be fair, some fine journalists have worked in Cullman as a sports editor through years, including Lance Griffin, Scott Turner, Creg Stephenson and Justin Graves. I'm not saying this job is Sports Writing Nirvana, but it has been used a stepping stone/stopover for some capable and hard-working journalists through the years.
  9. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    And hell, never hurts to have an editor who can bust a long punt return for a touchdown at crunch time.
  10. JosephC.Myers

    JosephC.Myers Active Member

    Ha! I saw what you did there.
  11. Yodel

    Yodel Active Member

    From inside sources, the recent hire didn't last too long. Pitched a tantrum about not getting to cover something and left. Just what I hear.
  12. 2underpar

    2underpar Active Member

    what could she possibly have wanted to cover in cullman that would have made that person quit?
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