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Sports wter/Saratoga Springs, NY

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by boots, May 9, 2006.

  1. estreetband75

    estreetband75 Member

    The guy who covers horses for them is leaving the business.

    Terrible job because, yes, you get to cover the ponies at Saratoga but you get run down because your turf columnist is a HS English teacher, nobody else on staff knows a horse has 3 or 4 legs and the layout is pathetic. Plus, the pay sucks and you'll probably spend the last two weeks of the racing meet making phone calls to football coaches from the press box because there aren't enough bodies to go around.

    If you're a young writer, AVOID at all costs.
    If you're a writer, period, AVOID at all costs.

    But you do get to cover the Triple Crown and Breeders' Cup because the chain uses their stories.
  2. WHA73

    WHA73 Guest

    Leave it to JRC to find a way
  3. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    Yes, that pathetic layout will run down any writer.

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  4. farmerjerome

    farmerjerome Active Member

    Just out of curiosity, would said writer be covering the Saratoga cross country teams? Or is this all horses?
  5. WHA73

    WHA73 Guest

    Whoever it is they're looking at a hefty paycheck LOLOLOL
  6. Monday Morning Sportswriter

    Monday Morning Sportswriter Well-Known Member

    And they're probably looking at an out-of-towner. Unlike the other papers around there, they almost never hire locally. Probably because people would rather go work in Amsterdam or Hudson than Saratoga -- hard as that is to believe.
  7. farmerjerome

    farmerjerome Active Member

    I'd love to go up there and cover the cross country team. Horses, not so much.
  8. guill

    guill New Member

    I'm Canadian and starting in the business.

    Saratoga Springs is pretty close from Montreal so I will apply.
  9. guill

    guill New Member

    Anybody has any info on that paper?

    Is it good?
  10. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    I do know they pay their copy editors barely $10/hour.

    I would imagine this position starts under $20k, but that's just a hunch.
  11. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    The position starts out around $24K.
  12. schrdp2002

    schrdp2002 Member

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