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Sports writer, the Patriot-News, Harrisburg, Pa.

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Moderator1, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Sports writer, The Patriot-News, Harrisburg, Pa.

    Seeking sports writer who’s always thinking enterprise as he/she goes about covering high schools, colleges and minor league sports for 78,000 daily (125,000 Sunday) in central Pennsylvania. We’re a 2009 APSE award-winner for top 10 Sunday section and top 10 special section that prides itself in not only covering more than 50 high schools in our region, but also serving as the ranking authority on prep sports in the state. We blend those beats with national stories and more focused coverage on Philly and Pittsburgh sports and local and national auto racing. Show me what you’ve done and ways to integrate your skills into what we do daily here. Need ability to execute stories in print and online. Send resume, samples of best work to pvigna@pnco.com.
  2. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    Nice gig, and probably the best paper in the state in terms of prep coverage.

    Any ideas on salary?
  3. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Terrific gig - not sure on salary
  4. Keystone

    Keystone Member

    No shortage of unemployed sports writers in PA. ::)
  5. Have dealt in limited capacities with the folks in Harrisburg, but they've always been helpful. I know they're going to miss Rod Frisco, but there are more than capable people to fill his shoes.

    I'd be curious if this gig involves the high school wrestling beat, because District 3 is loaded with future Division I talent.
  6. mocheeks10

    mocheeks10 Member

    Paul Vigna is as good as it gets in this business. Prince of a guy, and a real pro.
  7. daemon

    daemon Well-Known Member

    All things considered, you won't find many better 70,000 circ. papers to land at. You're within three hours of five major U.S. cities (Philly, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, D.C., New York), including two that the Patriot-News will occasionally parachute in and cover (Philly is about two hours, Pittsburgh about three). You are an hour-and-a-half away from State College. The Patriot-News is the paper of record for the tremendous Central Pa. sports scene. And Harrisburg isn't the worst town to live in if you are young and single.
  8. Did a internship in Harrisburg...

    Loved. It.

    Loved the women....I struck gold on a regular basis
  9. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Indeed a good place to work or live if you want to. Lot of unemployed PA journalists to pick from for this opening.
  10. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Gee, where have I heard that before, D_B? Five posts up from yours?
  11. cs2823

    cs2823 New Member

    This opening comes shortly after the buyouts of a few people who have been at the Patriot for quite a while. Shedding themselves of the people with higher salaries and then bringing in someone for cheaper I suppose. It's a twisted business.

    Harrisburg is a nice city -- not too big and not too small. Plenty to do. There's some awfully sketchy parts of town, as can be said about any city. All in all a cool place to be especially for a young single person.

    Patriot does a nice job. Their sports section is unique because they do a tabloid style --- like a 10x12 or so that inserts inside of the rest of the paper, which is of traditional size.

    Great area for prep football, basketball and of course wrestling.
  12. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    slappy, will you post the same thing that cs2823 wrote?
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