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Job of the week: Sports Editor at Youngstown Vindicator

The Vindicator, a 50K print/30K uniques daily in Youngstown, Ohio, needs a dynamic person to lead a content area that still dominates for daily newspapers — daily, local sports.

The right Sports Editor candidate will be able to do it all — organize print design, produce online, manage statistical databases, develop social media outreach, write in various story forms, and more. You have to love Little League as much you love LeBron (or used to love him).

Most importantly — you have to lead people and you have to partner with the community to bring their activities to life.

Our strong full-time staff of 5 is complemented by a solid corps of freelancers. And your peer group of managers in design, photo and new media is a talented bunch.

All that remains is for the right person to make it all happen.

The value of local sports in a market our size is immeasurable. We’ve launched many programs to capitalize on that passion (see Blitz and Greatest Golfer). Our departing sports editor was key in managing those programs. We need the right person to pick up the ball.

Pay, benefits and health coverage are consistent for our size. The position is available immediately.
Youngstown is a scrappy region that sits between Pittsburgh and Cleveland. Our sports history ranges from Mancini to Stoops to Tressel to Dravecky to football’s first use of the penalty flag. We’re home to D1 sports, as well as hockey and baseball franchises.

And we’re proud publishers of Cleveland and Pittsburgh sports news. And it’s a great place to live.

If interested, send resume, references and work samples to Todd Franko at

No phone calls, please.