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Sportswriter -- The (Owosso, Mich.) Argus-Press,

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by dkphxf, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. dkphxf

    dkphxf Member

    Salary: $20,000 to $25,000

    The Argus-Press of Owosso, Michigan (9,000 daily) has an opening for a full-time sports writer. This position would be perfect for a recent college graduate, although more experienced writers are welcome to apply. The Argus-Press covers 10 high schools and a variety of other sports in the Shiawassee County area. As part of a three-person sports staff, the successful candidate will write, take some photos and paginate pages on occasion. Resumes and clips should be e-mailed to managing editor Dan Basso at drbasso@argus-press.com.

    Per: http://www.journalismjobs.com/Job_Listing.cfm?JobID=691502

    This job was recently open: http://www.sportsjournalists.com/forum/threads/78528/
  2. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    How many times is this job posting going to become available? This shop sounds like a revolving door.
  3. spikechiquet

    spikechiquet Well-Known Member

    Not a great shop from what I have been told. Overbearing and uncaring management is just the start of it. I never worked there, but do know someone who has and it was not a pleasant experience for them.
  4. NickMordo

    NickMordo Active Member

    Really small town and I echo what the two above me have said.
  5. Schottey

    Schottey Guest

    I've driven through Owosso more times than I can count. I certainly wouldn't move there for barely minimum wage...
  6. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    Kind of interesting that it's only a 9K circ., but they still have three sports staffers.

    Not much in Owosso and you're closer to Flint than you are Detroit.
  7. anonymous1

    anonymous1 New Member

    How quickly are they looking to fill the position?
  8. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    I know the one who just left... considering he just got there I'd say that's a huge red flag. He moved on to the Livingston County paper. Don't know much else about the place.
  9. Cheng Sio

    Cheng Sio New Member

    Just wondering, huge red flag for the guy who just left or for the publication...
  10. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    I understand what you're saying about the red flag because of the quick move.

    But Livingston County is a bigger paper with at least some opportunities to cover college sports (Michigan, MSU) at times.

    Plus, you're closer to Ann Arbor (which is better than Owosso being closer to Flint).

    That being said, I don't really know much about the Owosso paper.
  11. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Might be a red flag for the publication. Then again, he used to be on our night crew and he IS a go-getter in his defense, so Livingston County would be a good step up for him.
  12. Ben.Breiner

    Ben.Breiner Member

    How long should someone be at a entry level job for it to not be a red flag?
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