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Sports Writer -- Times of Northwest Indiana

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by hwkcrz1, Oct 30, 2008.

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  1. hwkcrz1

    hwkcrz1 Member

    Job Details
    Title: Sports Writer
    Location: IN - Munster
    Job Type: News
    Division: The Times
    Status: Temporary
    Contact: Lisa Vosburg


    The Times of Northwest Indiana, a 90,000 circulation daily newspaper located 30 miles from downtown Chicago -- featuring its rapidly growing Web site, nwi.com -- seeks a seasoned sportswriter. Candidate must have a journalism degree or work equivalent with a minimum of two years editing or news gathering experience for a daily newspaper or an equivalent news media company. Online news experience and experience covering college basketball is a plus. This person will work with the sports editor and other members of the sports staff. Primary duties include covering the Valparaiso University men's basketball team, plus coverage of prep sports and other office duties. The successful candidate will have solid news judgment, excellent time management and organizational skills, including the ability to deliver on tight deadlines and manage a workload in a heavily zoned environment. The Times offers competitive compensation, an excellent benefits package and a great work environment. Come join The Times team in one of the nation's most competitive news areas. Be part of the news team at the fastest-growing English language newspaper in the United States. Please apply on line at nwi.com/timesjobs.
  2. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Rumor has it, they LOVE SportsJournalists.com at that place. [/DEEPEST BLUE FONT]
  3. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    In addition to Bubbler's post, this part could be a big concern too.

    Job Details
    Title: Sports Writer
    Location: IN - Munster
    Job Type: News
    Division: The Times
    Status: Temporary
    Contact: Lisa Vosburg
  4. Dickens Cider

    Dickens Cider New Member

    Aren't they a Lee paper?
  5. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    Hank is right on, as he often is.

    Let's hit the archives: http://www.sportsjournalists.com/forum/threads/33289/.

    At the time, that position covering Valpo was part-time. Is this new position part-time, too? Are we talking about a temporary part-time position? Does this mean the person is out on their behind come the end of basketball season? Are they "day-to-day, like all of us"?

    I also seem to recall a former SE there leaving there after a relatively short tenure.
    EDIT: It was Paul Bowker. Funny that a guy who has been praised by others on here left there rather quickly. (I don't know Paul other than reading his posts, so don't call me his lackey.)
  6. Clerk Typist

    Clerk Typist Guest

    To the core. Fired good guy John O'Malley a while back during a cutback binge, and I'm not sure that was the most recent fulltime sports division chop. And before the cutbacks, when it was a Howard paper, it was a sweatshop. Seventy-plus hour weeks, no overtime. Venture their way carefully.
  7. Paper Dragon

    Paper Dragon Member

    Wasn't this a damn good paper 10-12 years ago?

    Sad, very sad.
  8. Dickens Cider

    Dickens Cider New Member

    I feel bad for anyone working at a Lee paper right now. Godspeed, all.
  9. D-Backs Hack

    D-Backs Hack Guest

    Yes and yes.
  10. pantherprowl

    pantherprowl Guest

    Sooo, young guys shouldn't apply?
  11. spud

    spud Member

    I'd say young guys are the only guys that should apply.
  12. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    From the way it sounds, I'm not sure anyone should.
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