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Waterloo-Cedar Falls (IA) Courier sports reporter/designer

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by RapidCityPsycho, May 14, 2008.

  1. NOTE: You'll want to act fast on this. ... Also, you'd be well served to be familiar with InDesign ...

    Sports Reporter/Designer
    The Courier, a 42,000 circulation daily/52,000 circulation Sunday newspaper, is looking for a full time sports reporter to help us continue providing award-winning sports news and features pages to our readers. We are looking for someone who can do it all ' design appealing pages to produce accurate, visually appealing, reader-friendly pages both on daily deadline and for advance sections and write intriguing game stories and features on sports-related topics of high interest to readers, shoot videos, write blogs, and edit stories.
    This is your chance to excel as a design/layout person and reporter and help shape the sports news package that is relied upon by residents of Northeast Iowa. We give our team the freedom to stretch their skills and the support to refine their craft.
    Requirements: A degree in journalism, design or related discipline or equivalent experience; knowledge and expertise in the use of InDesign or similar pagination program; an ability to edit copy for AP style, conciseness, accuracy and fairness; an ability to write enticing, accurate headlines
    Please send your resume with references and a cover letter by applying www.wcfcourier.com and click on Courier Jobs under the Home Tab.

    The Courier is a Drug Free Employer requiring pre-employment drug testing.
    The Courier (www.wcfcourier.com) and Lee Enterprises (www.lee.net) are equal opportunity employers. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability.
  2. This is a nicer paper than you'd think, and a nicer town than you'd think.
    Plus, from what I've seen they let all their sports staffers (7, I believe) cover a wide range of topics/teams.
  3. CarlSpackler

    CarlSpackler Member

    The online application is the most asinine thing I've ever filled out. I sincerely hope its inventor dies 1,000 slow deaths. I hate when you can't just send in your clips. Stupid HR monkeys.
  4. BrianGriffin

    BrianGriffin Active Member

    It starts with Northern Iowa coverage. And UNI is a better beat than one would think at first glance. Good I-AA (FCS) football with very good fan support and it's had its moments in the Missouri Valley in basketball. I do think they also have an Iowa Hawkeyes beat.

    The down side is you are a little south of the Minnesota border and it gets awful cold. I was up there (up to cover the game, not because I worked there) the year UNI had to play a football game at a high school stadium because their dome had not been repaired yet from when heavy snow caused it to collapse the previous winter.
  5. Waterloo/Cedar Falls is nothing special. It's a pretty isolated place, unless you consider Cedar Rapids a bastion of culture.

    But it could be worse. It could be Bismarck, I guess.
  6. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    If you're a gambler, Isle of Capri just opened a big casino on the south edge of town by US 20.

    If not, hey, the building looks nice from the highway. :)
  7. What is the law regarding gambling in Iowa? I thought they had to be on riverboats, which (I would think) means the Mississippi and Missouri. Waterloo ain't close to either.
  8. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Nope. There's a Harrah's in Council Bluffs.
  9. And Council Bluffs is on the Missouri River.

    So why is there a big hotel/casino in Waterloo, which is nowhere near either major river? Is there a river that flows through Waterloo?
  10. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Unless I'm mistaken, Harrah's ain't on a boat in Council Bluffs. To answer your other question, there is a body of water near Waterloo.

  11. ServeItUp

    ServeItUp Active Member

    The Courier covers both Iowa State and Iowa. If you like wrestling, this would be a very good gig for you.
  12. The Courier shares its Hawkeyes coverage with the other Lee papers in the state, though. (W/CF, Quad Cities, Mason City, Sioux City) One writer for all.

    From what I gather, this vacancy was created by a preps writer's exit. So another qualification will be that you must be able to write a good Dubuque writethru on the Wahlert-Cedar Falls football game this fall. (We have a sharing agreement.)
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