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The Virginian-Pilot is seeking YOU for a position on its Sports desk!

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Virginian-Pilot, Nov 21, 2006.

  1. Virginian-Pilot

    Virginian-Pilot New Member

    The Virginian-Pilot, a 200,000-daily serving Southeastern Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina, has an opening for a layout/copy editor for its sports desk. We need someone with strong visual and word skills to join one of the most innovatively designed newspapers in the country. Additionally, the successful candidate must be able to work quickly and accurately under tight deadlines, show strong organizational skills, be able to thrive in a team environment and have an interest in sports from preps to pros. Previous experience is a must.

    Hours: Nights and weekends, 4 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

    Essential Functions:
    --Design inside sports pages
    --Help manage page flow
    --Edit a wide variety of sports stories, from preps to the pros
    --Write headlines and photo captions
    --Compile briefs packages and roundups
    --Meet established deadlines
    --Safeguard accuracy
    --Work with the rest of the team to improve its performance

    Specialized Role:
    --Act as the lead copy editor on special series and projects, working with reporters, photographers, designers and other editors.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    --Strong layout and design skills
    --Strong mastery of grammar, spelling and copy editing skills; a copy editing test will be required
    --Thorough knowledge of Associated Press style
    --Demonstrated ability to thrive in a team environment
    --Demonstrated ability to work accurately under deadlines in a professional manner
    --Demostrated knowledge of news and sports

    Preferred Qualifications:
    --3-5 years experience as a layout/copy editor
    --Experience on a sports copy desk
    --Interest in or knowledge of sports

    --Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university
    --Three years experience on a copy desk

    --First, submit an online application to www.TheVirginianPilot.com/careers. Click on Quick Job Search and enter job code 855. Do not skip this step; an online application is REQUIRED in order to be considered for job openings at The Virginian-Pilot.

    --Then, send a cover letter and work samples to:
    Joe Garvey, Sports Desk Team Leader
    The Virginian-Pilot
    150 W. Brambleton Ave.
    Norfolk, Va. 23510
    or e-mail joe.garvey@pilotonline.com
  2. DrRosenpenis

    DrRosenpenis Member

    Did the first go-round not bring in quality candidates or is this a new opening?
  3. fmrsped

    fmrsped Active Member

    Could be mistaken, but their last desk job was filled by Joe Kacik from Myrtle Beach.

    And this is one that could send DyePack into overload mode.

    Counting down the minutes.
  4. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    It's true, the Pilot does pride itself on its -- ack! -- design. But it's a good looking paper with good writers in a good area. Every paper I've been to has someone -- myself or someone else -- do their best to ape the Pilot in design cues. There's a reason for that.

    I'll be sending in my resume, if only so people there can point and laugh at me :(
  5. fmrsped

    fmrsped Active Member

    As your boy Moddy says, don't think like that. I might send stuff in, but the last time I did I do believe I found myself quite a bit below their standards.

    Doesn't hurt to be persistent, however!
  6. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    They are seeking me? I'm flattered and all, but I'm gonna play hard to get.
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