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Victoria Advocate: Top-flight sports editor

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by GidalKaiser, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. GidalKaiser

    GidalKaiser Member

    From jjobs.com


    We have the team in place to create one of the nation's best community sports sections, but we need a talented and organized coach. While most of the industry is mired in a downward spiral, we’re a progressive, family-owned company that sees the opportunities for growth. We’re on a quest to be one of the best community newspapers and digital delivery systems in the country. We're looking for a sports editor who swings for the fences -- thorough prep coverage, nontraditional sports stories, and in-depth features -- and carries a good batting average. Your playing field must include digital platforms. Ability to speak Spanish a plus. We have a strong No. 2 in place who is acting as interim sports editor, so this could become a search for an assistant sports editor.
    We’re a 30,000-circulation daily in south Texas about 30 miles from the Gulf of Mexico. We’re close to the beach and the big, fun cities of Austin, San Antonio, Corpus Christi and Houston. To join our team, send your résumé, work samples and cover letter to the Victoria Advocate, attention Managing Editor/Digital Thomas Martinez, at either tmartinez@vicad.com or mail to 311 E. Constitution, Victoria, TX 77901.
  2. spikechiquet

    spikechiquet Well-Known Member

    People that swing for the fences tend to strike out a lot. ;)
  3. BujuBanton

    BujuBanton Member

    anyone have input on Victoria? Seems like a decent size paper and town.
  4. albert77

    albert77 Well-Known Member

    One thing I do know is that the ad is a little misleading. It makes it seem like Houston, Corpus Christi and San Antonio are just down the road, and that is definitely not the case.

    Looking at it on a map, it appears that Corpus is a good 2 hours away, Houston is close to 2 1/2, maybe 3, and SA probably 3 hours drive over a lot of two-lane highways. Even getting to the beach is probably close to an hour.

    Anyone who looks into a job in Texas needs to remember that it is a BIG state. I'm reminded of that every time I drive over the Sabine River bridge on I-10 en route to my folks, who live near Houston, and see the first mile marker that says 880.
  5. Random Journalist

    Random Journalist New Member

    Albert 77 is correct. Austin and San Antonio are at least two hours away and only accessible via two lane highways. Houston is no quick commute either.

    As for the Advocate, from what I understand the place has had a half dozen Sports Editors over the last five years and a lot of turnover in the newsroom. There are some very good people there. However, the Editor of the paper is someone who has had serious ethical lapses in the past.


    This can be a good opportunity for someone, but they should know exactly what they are stepping into.
  6. SpeedTchr

    SpeedTchr Well-Known Member

    Victoria is about two hours from central Houston, hour and a half from Corpus, a couple hours to San Antonio and a bit more than two hours from Austin. Hardly as remote as you guys are portraying it. Great mid-sized town.
  7. BDC99

    BDC99 Well-Known Member

    So is it, or is it not, a couple of hours from most of these towns? No one has said otherwise.
  8. SpeedTchr

    SpeedTchr Well-Known Member

    Uhh, ok. Guess I'm misreading albert77's post.
  9. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Two hours in Texas is like 30 minutes back East. :)
  10. BDC99

    BDC99 Well-Known Member

    Fair enough.
  11. Den1983

    Den1983 Active Member

    This is about right. The town itself doesn't have much to offer, particularly sports-wise, but it is located nicely to other big cities.
  12. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    It is the home of one "Stone Cold" Steve Austin. That's all I got ...
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