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The Dallas Morning News | Temporary High School Football Position

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Izzy Gould, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. Izzy Gould

    Izzy Gould Member

    Company: The Dallas Morning News
    Temporary High School Football Position
    Dallas, Texas
    Job Status: Not Specified
    Salary: Not Specified
    Ad Expires:
    July 28, 2011
    Job ID: 1263759


    The Dallas Morning News sports department is seeking help to produce statistics and stories for high school football games. This position will last from the beginning of August thru mid November and will typically work one to two days a week. Candidates must be able to attend games locally.

    Candidates should have the following:

    — Understanding of high school football rules and statistics.
    — Fast, accurate computer skills.
    — Drive to get it right, get it quickly.
    — Ability to write effectively on deadline.
    — Ability to commute around the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

    This part-time opportunity is open to college students and others with experience covering high school football. It is paid. To apply, send your resume and clips to HSGameTime.com editor Kyle Whitfield at kwhitfield@dallasnews.com.

  2. BrianGriffin

    BrianGriffin Active Member

    Aren't all newspaper jobs temporary these days?
  3. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    Nice autumn job to get, for sure.
    They will hire a person 25 or younger, I'm betting.
    Maybe a college student.
  4. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    Or maybe others with experience covering high school football.
  5. kwhitfield

    kwhitfield New Member

    Hi everyone. Wasn't going to post the listing here. But since someone else did I figured I'd chime in.

    Bottom line: If you're in the Dallas-Fort Worth area I encourage you to apply. We can use as much help as we can get during football season. There'll be training sessions before the season starts to help people learn our stats system, etc.

    E-mail me with any questions -- kwhitfield@dallasnews.com
  6. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Many of us, self included, started this way. Even for veterans doing other things who want to catch a game once a week, it's not a bad gig.
  7. Editude

    Editude Active Member

    But is it a gig? Isn't this stringing? Not that there's anything wrong with that.
  8. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Probably why they are looking for someone already in the Metroplex. It's a good way for someone still in college or just out to get some clips, and we all know how seriously high school football is taken in Texas.
  9. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    All I know is Kyle is good people.


    Silly Billy
  10. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Thank you. This is a stringer position -- cover one game a week for 15 weeks or so.
    Don't we have a board for that?
  11. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    From what kwhitfield posted, I'd say they will take several from the pool of applicants and offer stringer work.
    That's a no-brainer, and a good way to build the pool of contributors.
  12. kwhitfield

    kwhitfield New Member

    It is stringer work. You'd cover 1-2 games for us per week from end of Aug. to start of Dec. at the latest. We posted the listing on JJ because -- like someone said -- it couldn't hurt.

    Johnny Dangerously is the man! I bet it's like 60 degrees where you are, right?
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