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St. Paul backup Twins/GA

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Jersey_Guy, Feb 6, 2007.

  1. MrMojave

    MrMojave Member

    So now why is the primary beat job open?
  2. PressBoxJunky

    PressBoxJunky New Member

    I just saw that, too. Who has a scoop?
  3. keef spoon

    keef spoon Member

    Which primary beat job, Fort Worth or St. Paul?
  4. busuncle

    busuncle Member

    The new posting from Jjobs.com

    Saint Paul Pioneer Press
    Minnesota Twins beat reporter

    Description: The Pioneer Press has an opening for the primary Minnesota Twins baseball beat reporter and is looking for someone with previous experience writing about Major League Baseball for a professional daily newspaper who can step in immediately and provide superior coverage of the team in a competitive market, with an emphasis on breaking news and distinctive content, both in the newspaper and online. The reporter must provide standout game stories, notebooks, features, centerpieces, online content and more -- all of which go beyond what is reported in other media. The reporter must work closely with assigning editors and reporters/columnists in coordinating coverage. The reporter must: 1) Cover the vast majority of the 162 Twins regular-season games and spring training, significant off-season news and playoff games, if applicable. 2. Work under deadline constraints, set by the assigning editors. 3. Produce work that is accurate, fair and balanced and that enhances the credibility of the newspaper and the web site in the community. 4. Show a sense of urgency, making breaking news a top priority and showing a willingness to embrace last-minute changes in coverage plans -- and still meet critical deadlines for daily and weekend work and standards for high-impact journalism. 5. Be creative, producing work that is unique in the marketplace, that is differentiated from news/information provided by other media, that gives our newspaper personality and sense of place, 6. Take initiative, showing ability to anticipate and plan ahead for news coverage and willingness to contribute to discussions that lead to quality news coverage and solutions to problems. 7. Show willingness to take risks with coverage and approaches and an ability to learn from others. 8. Work closely with other areas of the newspaper -- including photo, graphics and online -- to enhance the overall quality of the product. 9. Understand that the sports section is a product of the ideas, talents, performance and other contributions made by every one of its staff members and that the responsibility for its overall quality rests with all of us. The job requires an intense knowledge of baseball and in most cases requires a four-year college degree. Because of the nature of this position, a successful completion of a background screen including a consumer report/investigative consumer report is required. Those interested should send a resume, cover letter, references and 5 clips (maximum) to: Mike Bass, Senior Editor/Sports, St. Paul Pioneer Press, 345 Cedar Street, St. Paul, MN, 55101, mbass@pioneerpress.com, 651-228-510.
  5. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Filled by an intern. Guess that's this week's sign of the apocalypse.
  6. powerplay

    powerplay Member

    Jason Williams is moving on in two weeks.
  7. busuncle

    busuncle Member

    So does the new posting supplant the original posting, or is it in addition to the original posting?

    (Given the current job climate, my guess would be the former, but I'd be curious if anyone knows).
  8. joe king

    joe king Active Member

    Probably in addition to. I heard they are very, very close to a hire on the backup/GA spot.
  9. woodstein

    woodstein New Member

    This was posted today....the hunt for a primary baseball writer continues. Until then, it's coverage by committee in Fort Myers

    I am very pleased to announce that we have hired Kelsie Smith for our backup Twins/GA position. Kelsie had been an on-call reporter with us from September to December and was a big help at the end of the season and during the postseason with Twins coverage. Kelsie also covered everything from high schools to Vikings during her short time here. When the on-call money was cut, Kelsie took a part-time job at the Strib as a high school reporter and clerk.

    Kelsie graduated in May from Kansas and had a number of internships -- two with the Boston Globe (during which she wrote quite a bit about the Boston Red Sox), one with the Los Angeles Times, one with Duluth and one with the Lawrence Journal-World.

    Her first day will be March 5. She will work in the office next week and then head to spring training the following week. Please join me in welcoming her.
  10. MU_was_not_so_hard

    MU_was_not_so_hard Active Member

    Congrats Kelsie.
  11. annoyed

    annoyed Member

    Would this be the future Mrs. Chris Snow?
  12. Cadet

    Cadet Guest

    Congrats to Kelsie, but has anyone warned her of Mike Bass', uh, history?
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