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The New Smyrna Beach Observer

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Diabeetus, Jun 22, 2007.

  1. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

    Company: The New Smyrna Beach Observer
    Position: hard-working reporter
    Location: New Smyrna Beach, Florida
    Job Status: Full-time
    Salary: $20,000 to $25,000
    Ad Expires: July 26, 2007
    Job ID: 759164

    Description:
    Self-starter sought to jump on daily breaking news, work on enterprise and write daily stories that have meaning. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to get a foot in the door and build clips. We're a small daily covering three coastal communities in Central Florida. There's always something happening and some assignments are pretty cool: The Daytona 500, Bike Week, Spring Break, the Pepsi 400. If you prefer natural distasters, in February, we covered killer tornadoes just a mile from the newsroom. We stress power reporting with a focus on real people and issues that impact their lives. Our newspaper is 5 minutes from the beach. And yes, we're within 90 minutes of pro sports, the arts and nightlife in Orlando, Jacksonville and Tampa. Please send resume, clips and cover letter by e-mail to henry@nsb-observer.com. Feel free to call Editor Henry Frederick at (386) 427-1000, ext. 235. Knowledge of Quark is valuable. Hard work here will prepare you for the metros. Southeast candidates preferred, but those with ties to Florida are encouraged to apply.

    http://www.journalismjobs.com/Job_Listing.cfm?JobID=759164
     
  2. melock

    melock Active Member

    Who doesn't prefer natural disasters? That's a silly question.

    20-25K for Central Florida? Does that come with your own box or do you have to provide your own?
     
  3. Danny Noonan

    Danny Noonan Member

    I think the subline deleted at the final reading by the HR department said "food stamps and pup tent not provided."
     
  4. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Can they really have three coastal communities in CENTRAL Florida?
     
  5. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Yes. Central Florida comprises pretty much everything from the Daytona Beach area down to somewhere around Satellite Beach, along with the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford area. And NSB's not a bad town, altogether.

    As for the job ... not quite RUN! but go into it with your eyes wide open. The Observer is vastly overshadowed by the Daytona Beach News-Journal, both in terms of advertising and coverage. And while the newsroom is 5 minutes from the beach, it's a concrete bunker with no windows. At least, it was. And apartment rents have started to drop in the Daytona-NSB area as market reality settled in.

    Natural distasters? Sounds like somebody's going to be on the asparagus beat.
     
  6. ogre

    ogre Member

    And if you're looking to shed a few pounds, the great whites at new smyrna beach will be happy to chew a few elbows off for you.
     
  7. chazp

    chazp Active Member

    [blue] I think they expect you to live in your car.[/blue]
     
  8. Dan Rydell

    Dan Rydell Guest

    $25,000?

    For a college degree?

    Ohhh, please............You can make more at The Home Depot.
     
  9. Rodrigo

    Rodrigo New Member

    This really isn't a sports opening - more of a ga/news role. But they might need a sports guy in the future. PM me for details.
     
  10. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Word is that this paper is about to switch from daily to weekly publication.
     
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