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Wilkes-Barre looking for a sports writer........again?

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by boots, Dec 12, 2006.

  1. TheCommish

    TheCommish New Member

    I could have been way more specific. I opted not to for that very reason. But at the same time, considering the events and the fact close friends and family on mine have kids approaching that certain age, I have a hard time feeling sympathetic.
  2. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Well, I'm sure he's enjoying his time in the big house, along with the radio station owner (Doug Lane) who also had similar issues.
  3. Andy Dufresne

    Andy Dufresne Member

    From what I understand, the aforementioned isn't the only time a W-B writer has been involved in this kind of behavior.
  4. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    BS to bring it up without citing a case. The other two cases previously discussed here have been covered in the local media. Now everyone will wonder what dude you're talking about.
  5. Kurt Knapek

    Kurt Knapek New Member

    Since I was the SE in Wilkes-Barre for five years (I left about eight months ago) I can shed some light on the newspaper.
    Keep in mind, I bailed before the KR sale and know very little about the new editor and how things are run there.
    The positives: A great staff of experienced writers who go to bat for one another. It's a perfect place for someone young looking to learn, or a semi-experienced writer looking to get better. You'll get a lot of bylines. And the cost of living there is incredibly low (housing and renting)
    The negatives: The only one that I can speak of because I'm getting this secondhand, there will likely be some copy editing shifts. There was a universal copy desk until the new editor arrived. But many sports staffs this size read their own copy.
    I can't speak for the new editor/owner because I have never met him nor know all of the changes that have and will take place. I know a lot of very talented and valuable newsroom people have left since the sale. That includes the longtime managing editor who could drive you nuts, but is by far most dedicated and driven newspaper mind I've ever known.
    And yes, the current sports editor is leaving in about a month. But I would not let that deter anyone from applying for this position. No one will expect you to stay forever. Just contribute, be a part of a great bunch of hardworking sports nuts and help win a battle in one of the last two-newspaper towns.
    Any more questions you might want to ask, drop me an e-mail.
  6. boots

    boots New Member

    Kurt is good people. Pretty straight. Rack it and stack it. I'm out.
  7. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    War Boots and Angola.
  8. MU_was_not_so_hard

    MU_was_not_so_hard Active Member

    Love the show. I'll hang up and listen.
  9. Clever username

    Clever username Active Member

    I do know the current SE. Good guy, knows what he's doing. Burnout seems to be the issue here. Too many demands on too small a staff is my understanding.
  10. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    They have some talented guys on that staff. It'd be a shame if they get run by an overzealous new publisher/editor.
  11. PressBoxJunky

    PressBoxJunky New Member

    Is the gig open again?
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