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Sports writer | TimesDaily (Florence, AL)

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by MiamiBoy, Jun 30, 2019.

  1. MiamiBoy

    MiamiBoy Active Member

    The TimesDaily, a 5-day-a-week publication in Florence, Alabama, is seeking a sports writer to cover University of North Alabama athletics., UNA is a Division I university that plays football in the Big South Conference while its other sports compete in the A-Sun Conference. This position also requires some preps coverage and office responsibilities. Experience covering a college or prep beat and/or having managerial experience is preferred.

    Please submit a cover letter, resume and no more than five writing samples to gregg.dewalt@timesdaily.com or Gregg Dewalt, 219 W. Tennessee St., Florence, AL, 35630.

    We are looking to move quickly on this hire.

    The TimesDaily is a part of Tennessee Valley Media.

    JournalismJobs.com - Job Listing - Sports Writer
  2. Rockbottom

    Rockbottom Well-Known Member

    To replace Jeff McIntyre, a respected TimesDaily veteran who passed away last month.

    Cool area. Good people at the TD. You could do a heckuva lot worse.

  3. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Mackin was the best.

    Florence is a really cool spot, like rb said above. And this is a good gig, one that hasn't been open for maybe two decades. I know little about the owners, unfortunately. But the people left in the newsroom are good folks. You could, indeed, do worse. Far worse.
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  4. MiamiBoy

    MiamiBoy Active Member

    This one intrigues me. I'm already covering an FCS school with a solid following so Idk if this would be a lateral move. But it would be closer to my family. Anyhow, seems like it's getting good reviews, which is more than a lot of other places can say.
  5. Boofus

    Boofus New Member

    It’s hard for me to imagine there are many people left in the business as good as Gregg. The TimesDaily does great work and the community loves sports.

    I’ll reiterate this: Mackin was the best. You’d be filling big shoes, but it’s a great opportunity.
  6. MSUgrad

    MSUgrad Member

    Any update on this? They were to have their short list by the end of last week, apparently.
  7. Mike Hebert

    Mike Hebert New Member

    Does anyone know if there's an update on this?
  8. MSUgrad

    MSUgrad Member

    No clue. Didn't exactly move quickly as the ad stated. Was to have short list last week.
  9. Boofus

    Boofus New Member

    The editor was in Hoover for SEC Media Days and then left for Big South Media Days, so that may be the cause of any delay if it’s still open.
  10. spadjo martin

    spadjo martin Member

    My pipeline indicates an offer is in the hands of a potential hire.
  11. Mike Hebert

    Mike Hebert New Member

    Thanks for letting us know.
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