December 29, 2009

Entry-level sports reporters in South

Newspapers in North Carolina, Arkansas and Texas are seeking entry-level sports reporters:
  • The Lenoir News-Topic, a 10,000-circulation daily newspaper near Appalachian State University, seeks a writer to cover a variety of sports "Will seriously consider recent college graduates who have experience covering sports for their college paper." Send resume, cover letter and 5-7 clips of your most recent work by snail mail to Bill Kiser, sports editor, Lenoir News-Topic, P.O. Box 1100, Lenoir, N.C. 28645. Or e-mail to bkiser@newstopic.net.
  • The Alleghany News, a weekly newspaper located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of northwestern N.C., seeks a reporter for its one person sports department. "This full-time position includes covering the various sports for the local high school as well as other community sporting events as necessary." Knowledge of digital photography, Photoshop, QuarkXPress and Mac computer experience necessary. Residency in Alleghany County will be required. Send resume and clips to: Ron Brown, General Manager, The Alleghany News, P.O. Box 8, Sparta, NC 28675. Or e-mail to manager@alleghanynews.com.
  • The Texarkana Gazette, a daily 25,000-circulation newspaper on the Texas-Arkansas border, seeks a reporter to cover high school sports. Send resume, cover letter and work samples in pdf format to: Anna Johnson, personnel manager, at ajohnson@wehco.com. Ask questions to Johnny Green at 903-794-3311.
  • The Light and Champion, a newspaper located in East Texas, has an immediate opening for a reporter to cover local high school sports. "Experience preferred, but recent college graduate will be considered." Coverage of local high school sports, sports writing, and page design/layout. Send resume to jmartin@lightandchampion.com or mail to JoAnna Martin, The Light and Champion, P.O. Box 1989, Center, Texas 75935.

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