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Texas Tech women's basketball beat

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by courtney, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. courtney

    courtney New Member

    This is posted on our Web site here: http://www.lubbockonline.com/jobs/aj.shtml. Feel free to PM me with specific questions.


    The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal is looking for a sports writer to join our award-winning staff and handle the Texas Tech Lady Raiders beat, along with other college and high school assignments throughout the year. The top candidate can write great stories under deadline pressure, can find and write compelling feature and enterprise stories and grasps the Web…updating beat blogs online and comfortable working in multimedia. You must have daily newspaper experience (college is acceptable). If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, three references and six writing samples to Shelby Caballero, The Lubbock Avalanche Journal, 710 Avenue J, Lubbock TX 79401, or email shelby.caballero@lubbockonline.com. The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  2. dm19

    dm19 Member

    Anyone know anything about the paper, the position, the Sports Editor, the potential pay? Really curious about this one.
  3. Liut

    Liut Well-Known Member

    Courtney recently departed Ames, Iowa for west Texas.

    I applied for a position with her this past spring in Iowa and never heard a thing back.
  4. pressboxer

    pressboxer Active Member

    Not to disparrage the place or the people, this is merely what I have gleaned from spending most of the past three decades in West Texas, averaging three or four trips a year there to cover various events.

    Lubbock is the most happenin' town for about 300 miles in any direction. Of course, there's not a place with more than 30,000 (and only three close to that size) for more than 100 miles. Amarillo is about 120 miles north and Midland-Odessa is about 120 miles south. Those are the nearest towns of more than 100,000.

    The terrain is table-flat and the scenery consists mostly of cotton fields, except when dust storms choke the visibility down to almost nothing. You will also be subjected to nearby feedlots and the accompanying odor.

    I have no idea what the nightlife is like these days, but since it is a college town there has to be something going on.

    Oh, and this is a Morris paper.
  5. Runnin Rebel

    Runnin Rebel Member

    Well Mr. Pressbox I've got some bad news. I ended up in Lubbock to cover some college sports way back when. No college night life to speak of :-\
  6. dm19

    dm19 Member

    Well, it still beats the places I've worked in the past and am currently working at. Might as well apply.
  7. PeterGibbons

    PeterGibbons Member

    Did they ever fill the sports editor position after Walker left?
  8. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    The thread starter is the new sports editor.
  9. I believe the venerable George Watson is the sports editor, not sure if interim or not. I believe the following old thread can answer a lot of questions about Lubbock and The A-J in general. Just wondering what had happened to Travis in that beat?

  10. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

  11. I stand corrected. My apologies to Ms. Linehan.
  12. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Member

    Who was the former writer?
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