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Times of Northwest Indiana Sports Editor opening

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by hwkcrz1, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. hwkcrz1

    hwkcrz1 Member

    If you have any questions, you can e-mail me directly:

    justin.breen@nwi.com

    Thank you.

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    Sports Editor

    The Times Media Company of Northwest Indiana, located 30 miles from the downtown Chicago area and boasting Indiana's second-largest newspaper (90,000+ circulation) and website (nwi.com), is looking for a highly-motivated, creative Sports Editor. Skills should include editing, assigning for multiple platforms, page proofing, coverage planning for zoned delivery, content development, personnel management and community outreach. Must have a solid knowledge of sports, with emphasis on prep sports. Knowledge and experience should include research, database and computer-assisted reporting, copy editing, page proofing, online and multimedia delivery, headline writing, ability to communicate with public, ability to use social media for communication and research, ability to work in a collaborative environment. The successful candidate will have a college degree or equivalent experience, a minimum of five years daily newspaper/editing experience or equivalent, excellent time management and organizational skills, including ability to accurately gauge project duration, deliver on deadlines, and manage a workload with possible conflicting priorities. The Times offers competitive compensation, an excellent benefits package, and a great working environment. Interested candidates may apply online at www.nwi.com/timesjobs. EOE
     
  2. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Wasn't this open about 6 months ago?
     
  3. thegrifter

    thegrifter Member

    They just filled it in November. M
     
  4. Buckeye12

    Buckeye12 Member

    This has to be at least the third time I've seen this job posted in two years.
     
  5. DK

    DK Member

    Yup.

    http://www.sportsjournalists.com/forum/threads/78214/
     
  6. Matt Stephens

    Matt Stephens Well-Known Member

    Is this spot a great stepping stone? Editor isn't a spot you'd expect tons of turnover.

    Where are the guys (or gals) who last held this spot now?
     
  7. Hate-Miser2

    Hate-Miser2 Member

    A quick search shows this job was "advertised" on here last June, August, December and now March. When people have asked about it on here, there wasn't much of a willingness to have the questions answered.

    So what are the options?

    1) They have a revolving door of SEs, because it's a steppingstone that the people get in there and then instantly find better jobs and leave.

    2) They have a revolving door of SEs, because the new hires get in there and the people leave the first chance they get.

    3) They have a revolving door of SEs, because they get the new hires in there, they aren't right for the job and the paper gets rid of them.

    4) The job never was filled from back in June, and they have been working without an SE during this entire high school season as the bosses realize it's cheaper to go with an empty chair in that spot.

    Out of those 4, 3 of them raise pretty big red flags about this place.
     
  8. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    Can't speak about the paper. But didn't the SE (Justin Breen) get bumped up to ME or something and they just haven't filled the position for a while?
     
  9. Toby Carrig

    Toby Carrig Member

  10. LevinTBlack

    LevinTBlack Member

    And the guy hired just three months ago is gone because ...
     
  11. TimmyP

    TimmyP Member

    I'd be just as concerned that the editor search that ended with the guy hired in December started in June, judging by the posts on here.

    It doesn't take 6 months to find a sports editor. If they were willing to let that seat stay empty for that long, through football season, it may show where sports ranks among that place's priorities.

    At the very least, if it takes you 6 months to get a person in that job, that's plenty long enough to make damn sure it's the right person and he knows exactly what he's getting into.
     
  12. Fran Curci

    Fran Curci Member

    Steppingstone .......... or quicksand?
     
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