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Sports writer: The Natchez Democrat

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Ben Hillyer, Dec 1, 2015.

  1. Ben Hillyer

    Ben Hillyer New Member

    Sports reporter/Outdoors editor

    Natchez Newspapers Inc., a media group in historic southwest Mississippi that publishes a daily newspaper, magazines and niche publications, is recruiting its next sports reporter. The Natchez Democrat is a 8,000-circulation newspaper surrounded by seven high schools and one university. Ideal recruits will have sports experience at a college newspaper, a weekly or daily, InDesign experience and an eye for the story behind the game. Although much of our coverage is of preps and Alcorn State University, we branch out to LSU, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Southern Miss and the New Orleans Saints when pertinent. Job duties include writing, page design and heading up our weekly outdoors page. Requirements include a desire to learn and grow while making a difference with your work while you hone your knowledge and skills. Our location on the Mississippi River makes us a mecca for hunting, fishing and even a little kayaking. Send clips and a resume to News editor Ben Hillyer at ben.hillyer@natchezdemocrat.com or call 601-445-3540.
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2015
  2. albert77

    albert77 Well-Known Member

    This is one of the better small newspapers around; they've dominated their circulation division at the MPA awards for quite awhile. Natchez is a pretty cool old river town with a lot of history and a fair bit of tourism, plus the amenities that come with it. The only drawback that I see is the pay may not be great, and where preps are concerned, you're dealing with three different high school associations (MHSAA, MAIS & LHSAA), since they cover Vidalia and Ferriday in Louisiana pretty extensively. But for someone just out of college looking to get some experience and build some clips, you can do a whole lot worse than the Natchez Democrat.
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