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The Herald-Whig is looking for an experienced journalist to oversee the sports department’s goal of providing top-level coverage of the area’s prep and college programs on all digital and print platforms.
The sports editor oversees an award-winning two-person staff that recently won two national awards from the Associated Press Sports Editors Association. The Herald-Whig provides blanket coverage of 26 high schools, four colleges, one Prospect League teams and community events.
The ideal candidate will be able to build a sports section that engages the reader and guide a staff hungry to tell the stories that make this sports savvy area unique. Do you know how to develop stories that go beyond the game? Then we want to talk to you.
The Herald-Whig is a five-day newspaper that is part of a growing media company dedicated to the communities it serves.
Quincy is a beautiful, affordable community of 40,000 on the banks of the Mississippi River in West-Central Illinois. Our coverage area consists of West-Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri. Quincy is a two-hour drive from Peoria and Springfield in Illinois, St. Louis and Columbia in Missouri, and Iowa City, Iowa.
The Herald-Whig offers a comprehensive employee benefits package with everything you expect and more. The Herald-Whig is an equal opportunity employer.
If you think you have what it takes to be our next sports editor, please send a resume, samples of your work and a letter outlining how you would approach the job to:
Matt Hopf / Executive Editor, The Quincy Herald-Whig,130 South 5th Street, Quincy IL, 62301 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org Learn more about The Herald-Whig at www.whig.com