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Sports Writer, The Messenger, Madisonville, KY

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Don Perryman, Feb 22, 2014.

  1. Don Perryman

    Don Perryman Member

    We once again have an opening for a sports writer. We had the position filled and unfortunately the reporter had to leave us to due to family issues. So, I'm once again accepting resumes and clips for the position. I'd like to fill this as quickly as possible. - Don

    The Messenger, an award winning daily newspaper located in Madisonville, KY, has an opening for a sports writer.

    The successful candidate will have the ability to quickly turn around gamers while also writing interesting advances and feature stories. The coverage area includes two counties with four high schools that compete in a number of sports, including football, basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, volleyball, track and field, cross country, swimming and archery.

    The ability to produce outdoors material is a plus.

    Proficiency in the use of Apple computers, Photoshop and social media such as Facebook and Twitter is required. Our sports reporters also take photos of events and process them for publication.

    The two-person sports staff has no layout responsibilities.

    The Messenger is a six-day daily Paxton Media newspaper. The paper won the 2012 and 2013 Kentucky Press Association's General Excellence Awards and is routinely ranked among the top publications in its division.

    The sports writers work five-day, 40-hour weeks with an alternating Saturday schedule.

    Madisonville is centrally located in western Kentucky near the beautiful lakes region. It is an hour and a half northwest of Nashville and is an excellent jumping off point to a number of larger midwestern and southern cities such as Louisville, Lexington, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Knoxville, Memphis and St. Louis.

    The Messenger offers a competitive salary with health benefits and a 401(k) plan.

    Send cover letter, resume and clips to Don Perryman, managing editor, at dperryman@the-messenger.com — or to The Messenger, attn: Don Perryman, P.O. Box 529, Madisonville, KY 42431. Please, no phone calls.
  2. JSkebba

    JSkebba New Member

    Any specific experience requirements?
  3. Don Perryman

    Don Perryman Member

    While the ad does not mention a specific level of experience, it addresses what is expected of our sports writers. If you can meet those requirements then you would qualify.
  4. Don Perryman

    Don Perryman Member

    We have filled the sports writer position we had open. Thanks to all who applied. I will keep your info on file in the event a position opens in the future. - Don
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