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Sportswriter, Fort Smith (Ark.) Times Record

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by koolbreeze, Nov 15, 2007.

  1. koolbreeze

    koolbreeze Member

    From journalismjobs.com:

    The Times Record in Fort Smith, Ark., is looking for a sportswriter to fill an opening on our six-writer staff.

    The main focus will be high school coverage, but you’ll have the chance to write features on local athletes playing at various Division I programs, cover a Nationwide Tour event, help with coverage of two JUCO programs (one of which is transitioning to NCAA Division II) and, yes, write columns.

    Candidates should have a college degree and some newspaper experience, knowledge of AP style, the ability to write on a tight deadline and to juggle multiple projects. In return, you’ll get the freedom to set your own schedule, latitude to work on enterprise pieces, a competitive salary and benefits package.

    The Times Record is a 38,000-circulation (43,000 Sundays) daily. We’re the second- largest newspaper in Arkansas and win awards in competitions in both Arkansas and Oklahoma. Fort Smith has a low cost of living and is centrally located to several major cities.

    Send resume, references and clips to Times Record, Attn: Sports Editor Scott Faldon, P.O. Box 1359, Fort Smith AR 72902. Or e-mail it to sfaldon@swtimes.com
  2. pallister

    pallister Guest

    Some good people there, especially on the sports desk.
  3. Yawn

    Yawn New Member

    I'll agree. And this place seems to take care to not overkill people on the workload.

    Not sure about pay, but again, good folk.
  4. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Applicants beware: The company that owns the Swatter tends to lay people off now and again, and they go by reverse seniority. Meaning the new guy can get chunked at a moment's notice.

    Six sports people at a 43K shop is a rarity in this day and age. It may get rarer. Just saying.

    Having dispensed with the main caveat, yes, this paper has a lot of good people there and Scott Faldon is a good guy. A lot of people there have gone on to bigger papers like the Oklahoman and the Demozette.
  5. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    Scott Faldon is one of my favorite people in this business.

    The job's a good one, as ol' Bat said, and the opportunity to move elsewhere is there. Your stuff will be read, and you'll get every chance to move on if you do well.
  6. ScottFaldon

    ScottFaldon Member

    I'm humbled (and wondering who the heck you people are).

    In addition to e-mail, if anybody has any questions about the opening they can PM me as well.
  7. pallister

    pallister Guest

    Faldon's OK.
  8. Rich Polikoff is a frickin' stud. He's got nice hair, too.
  9. PTOWN

    PTOWN Member

    Rich sometimes sports a fantastic JewFrow that intimidates the hell out of the most confident of high school sophomores. And please, please, do not confuse him with the great Rich Garcia.
  10. Slash

    Slash Member

    Whos leaving and where are they going?
  11. PTOWN

    PTOWN Member

    Haven't talked to Rich Polikoff yet, but my guess is he is the one leaving for another paper in the chain. Sprindale maybe, which covers the University of Arkansas. Don't know if he'll still be a preps writer and help out with Arkansas or what the deal is. But he's a talented writer, and a heck of nice guy. I'll save everyone from saying "thnaks for stopping by Rich." I am not he.
  12. ScottFaldon

    ScottFaldon Member

    Rich is the one leaving. He's going to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
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