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Virginia Sports Editor

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by peteditor, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. peteditor

    peteditor New Member

    Sports Editor

    We’re looking for a strong leader responsible for taking our local sports coverage beyond traditional prep games.The sports editor will work with a sports writer, freelancers, unpaid contributors, interns and community groups to cover prep sports, a growing Division II university, recreational leagues and everything else sports in the Tri-Cities.
    The sports editor supervises one full-time sports reporter; and writes, edits and paginates stories. We are looking for a leader that can take sports section to the next level for content, design and multimedia. This position requires a person who can communicate well, train and coach reporters, edit copy and produce attractive pages on deadline and grow our digital portfolio.
    Our sports pages have always reflected the community, but there are opportunities to improve in the digital sphere including expanded social media usage and multimedia presentations. We seek an editor who will hit the dugouts for great daily game coverage and go beyond the outfield for those unique features and athlete profiles.
    The Progress-Index is a 12,000 circulation daily newspaper that offers a competititive compensation and benefits package.
    Petersburg is a historic town with a growing, vibrant arts community. We are two hours from the beaches and mountains and 2 1/2 hours from Washington, D.C.
    Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and three years on a daily newspaper. Knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop and social media are basic requirements. Send resume and cover letter, plus work samples to: Managing Editor Brian J. Couturier at bcouturier@progress-index.com. No phone calls please.
  2. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Is/Was this Tom Dozier's job? If so, where's he going?
  3. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    How many places in Virginia call themselves Tri Cities? I was thinking Bristol.
  4. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Petersburg, Colonial Heights, Hopewell.

    Bristol, Johnson City, Kingsport (?)

    So two that jump to my mind
  5. Uncle.Ruckus

    Uncle.Ruckus Guest

    Those are correct, Moddy. And those are the cities I thought of when reading the ad, too. Didn't know there was another Tri-Cities.
  6. Mystery Meat II

    Mystery Meat II Well-Known Member

    Three, actually. Kinda. Some people still call northwestern Chesapeake, western Portsmouth and northeastern Suffolk the Tri-Cities, but outside of a few businesses and the ODU Tri-Cities distance learning center, I don't know how many people use it in their day to day dialogue. At least North Carolina comes up with different names for their three-city units (Triangle, Triad).

    Seconded on wondering where Dozier is headed.
  7. Hoos3725

    Hoos3725 Member

    Neil Fuller tweeted that he got the job.
  8. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    How about that. Neil used to be in Dunn.
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