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University of Kentucky beat, Louisville, KY

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by franticscribe, May 16, 2006.

  1. franticscribe

    franticscribe Well-Known Member

    Sports Reporter/University of Kentucky Beat

    Post Date: May 16, 2006
    Type: Full time
    Start Date: ASAP
    Salary: Negotiable
    Location: United States - Kentucky - Louisville

    Job Description:
    Will report and write stories about the University of Kentucky sports teams, primarily football and basketball and other topics as necessary, primarily for the daily newspaper and online. Must have at least three to five years reporting experience. Send clips, resume and references to Harry Bryan, Sports Editor, The Courier-Journal, 525 W. Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202 or hbryan@courier-journal.com

    From JournalismNext.com
  2. abesimpson22

    abesimpson22 Guest

    Wow. Wow. Expect some heavy, heavy hitters going after this one. This has to be one of the best beat jobs in the country. Wow.
  3. Mike did an outstanding job on this beat. His replacement will have some big shoes to fill.
  4. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    Damn, I wish this was a few years from now when I would have a little more experience and be in a better position to pack up and move. Jobs like this don't pop up everyday. Did Smith live in Lexington or make the drive from Louisville?
  5. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    My guess is they'll look for someone young-ish (20s-30s) who is ready to step up to a major metro.

    IIRC, Smith came from Columbia, SC. Eric Crawford, the Cards beat writer, came from Evansville. Those two don't make a trend, but if you work in a mid-size paper (say 100K circ.), you should consider applying. Harry and Creig Ewing are great people to work with.
  6. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    You'd be surprised how often they pop up. I think Smith's only been there for four years.

    And his office was in Lexington.
  7. fmrsped

    fmrsped Active Member

    A stud, one might say. ;D

    Good luck to the applicants!
  8. MU_was_not_so_hard

    MU_was_not_so_hard Active Member

    Again, Where's Smith going?
  9. SCEditor

    SCEditor Active Member

    Yeah, where is heading? He did an outstanding job covering the Chickens at The State.
  10. SportsScribe5

    SportsScribe5 Member

    Out of curiosity, what do you think the pay range on something like this would be?
  11. Deep South Hack

    Deep South Hack New Member

    My understanding is Smith went to Sports Business Journal in Charlotte to cover NASCAR. Wouldn't want to fill his shoes in Ky. Just check out the exclusive he had this morning. He gave Tipton, one of the best hoops guys out there, fits every week.
  12. ShelbyFoote

    ShelbyFoote Member

    Here's the story Smith had this morning:

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