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The Virginian-Pilot is seeking a Sports Editor

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Virginian-Pilot, Mar 6, 2007.

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  1. Virginian-Pilot

    Virginian-Pilot New Member

    The Virginian-Pilot, based in Norfolk, Va., is a 200,000-circulation daily newspaper serving residents of southeastern Virginia, the Eastern Shore of Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. We are the flagship newspaper of Landmark Publishing, a division of Landmark Communications, Inc. The Virginian-Pilot is one of the largest newspapers in the country, ranking 50th among the 100 top newspapers, and has won multiple journalism awards, including three Pulitzer Prizes.

    We are seeking a Sports Editor who will be responsible for the staffs and production of Sports section. The successful candidate will display innovation, fresh thinking and creativity in the development of The Pilot’s Sports sections. This person will also, among other qualifications, demonstrate effectiveness at managing change, solving problems, making decisions, resolving conflict and developing people.

    Essential Functions:
    • Creates vision for the section each year, setting goals for coverage and working with direct reports to anticipate big stories, plan special sections well in advance and quickly adjust to news.
    • Supervises assistant editors and columnists, helping set direction and tone of the section.
    • Provides leadership, direction and feedback to direct reports, setting goals for accuracy, urgency, convergence, enterprise.
    • Edits articles for clarity, completeness, fairness and mechanics.
    • Supports and helps develop multimedia efforts, including LNC and online.
    • Critiques each day’s newspaper with an eye toward making tomorrow’s paper better.
    • Handles day-to-day planning, including updating budgets and attending daily and weekend news meetings.
    • Works with artists, designers, copy editors and photographers to display stories to their maximum potential and engage readers.
    • Works with special sections editor and across departments to ensure that special sections have ample space and color positions, are promoted and that advertising is aware of opportunities for their clients in these sections.
    • Meets deadlines.

    Basic Qualifications:
    • Track record of leading significant reporting and section efforts.
    • Demonstrated ability to recognize news and ability to react quickly.
    • Superior editing skills; an editing exercise will be required.
    • Proven ability to work effectively in a team environment.
    • Demonstrated ability to work across departments within the newsroom.
    • Demonstrated ability to take on increasing levels of responsibility.
    • Thorough understanding of libel law.

    • 10 years of daily newspaper experience, including at least 5 years in a newsroom supervisory role
    • Track record of excellence in previous journalistic roles

    Preferred Qualifications:
    • 10 years of daily newspaper experience, including at least 5 years in a supervisory role in a sports department.

    The Virginian-Pilot uses an online application process. To learn more about this position and to apply online, go to www.TheVirginianPilot.com/careers and enter job code 1270.

    The Virginian-Pilot and its subsidiary companies are Equal Employment Opportunity employers and support a drug free workplace.
  2. Man, why even post this? I realize it's required by corporate, but I'm guessing if you have to apply for this, you won't get the job.
  3. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    Whoa. Where in hell is Chic going?
  4. boots

    boots New Member

    I believe Chic Riebel is moving on. He's been around for a long time. Good guy. Cut his teeth at the Delaware County Daily Times in suburban Philly and kept together a Virginian-Pilot ship that desperately needed direction.
  5. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    Well, assuming he's leaving for good reasons, good for him. I assume the three ASEs in-house will be in the running for his job.
  6. boots

    boots New Member

    According to the boots pipeline, NOT EVERYONE wants that top spot.
  7. m2spts

    m2spts Member

    Yeah, why advertise?
    Unless the paper is trying to find someone to replace the someone who gets the job and realizes it's not his (or her) cup of tea.
  8. boots

    boots New Member

    You know how the game is played. If you don't then watch. It's not a done deal but someone is already being picked for the spot.
  9. Editude

    Editude Active Member

    This one intrigues on multiple levels, but I would assume the line has formed internally.
  10. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Where is Chic going and why is he "moving on?" That's a good section with good people.
  11. Buckeye12

    Buckeye12 Member

    Like most job postings, it's a formality.
    Almost everyone hires from within. Or, it's not what you know it's who you know.
  12. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    That was how whazziz name in Richmond got his job, wasn't it?
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