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Staff size in relation to circulation

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by wisportswriter, Jul 16, 2007.

  1. I apologize if this interests only me, but I'm very curious as to the size of full-time sports staffs out there in relation to a paper's circulation. (Obviously this is more geared toward dailies, though weeklies are certainly free to chime in.)
    So if you would please indulge me, list first how many full-time people work on your sports staff, then your Sunday circulation. (If you want to add part-time numbers as well, bully for you.)
    Excellent addition with the HS counts.

    I'll start.

    32,000 circ.
    5 full timers
    4 PT
    30ish HS
    4 D-III colleges
  2. John

    John Well-Known Member

    Staff -- 4.5 (though the part-timer is basically full-time during the school year)
    Circulation -- 33,000
    High schools in the area -- more than 30
  3. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    About 175,000 and 210,000. Or in that neighborhood.
    Staff of 31 when we're full, which we're not.
    About 60 high schools, although so many "garage" and "home" schools have sprung up lately that I've lost count.
  4. dargan

    dargan Active Member

    5 full-timers, three part-timers
    About 38K-39K on Sundays
    Over 40 high schools
  5. TyWebb

    TyWebb Well-Known Member

    28K on a good day.
    Four full-timers and a grunt-work clerk.
    Close to 20 high schools and one local redneck track that won't leave me alone.
  6. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    170K and 200K

    35 fulltime (management, copy, design, writers)
    3 PT desk, 3 PT writers
    8 PT agate clerks for HS stuff

    80 High schools, 8 pro franchises, some D-1 and D-3colleges.
  7. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member


    1 SE, 1 ASE, 4 deskers, 1 desker/reporter, 6 reporters, 1 PT agate clerk
  8. Some Guy

    Some Guy Active Member

    just curious ... does your se or ase write, as well?
  9. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    No, ASE is mostly a designer and the SE mostly plans and edits these days.
  10. Some Guy

    Some Guy Active Member

    Interesting. My first job was at a paper about half your size and (at the time), it had a similar sized staff. Of course, most of the writers had to pitch in with some layout every now and then.
  11. 16K M-F, 20K Sunday

    One sports editor, two full-time reporters, one 25-hour worker

    Eight high schools (seven public members of state association; one private christian); cover two D-I basketball/football programs

    No help from copy desk, meaning SE and two full-timers do all pagination/layout/copy editing
  12. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    We're a recovering Gannett paper.
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