As you first learned at Shock And Awe, Mike “da career killa” Donila has checked out of the shed and now they are replacing him.
The job posting on this website that specializes in journalism job openings has this description,
SEEKING VERSATILE, HARD-NEWS REPORTER TO WORK IN BEAUTIFUL EAST TENNESSEE. The Knoxville News Sentinel’s Metro Desk is seeking an aggressive, enterprising reporter with at least five years experience. Looking for someone who already has spent time covering large county or city governments to do the same here. Bonus points to the reporter who has uncovered scandals and caught officeholders doing things they shouldn’t. The person who gets this job will have his or her hands full covering a place where elected officials have skirted public meeting laws, ignored term limits and on at least one occasion sought companionship in a public park. The former county trustee is under indictment and awaiting trial. Knoxville is an entertaining place to work and live, and you cannot beat the landscape and climate. Winning candidates will be expected to file quickly for the Web, shoot pics with their iPhone, shoot video, blog, tweet and not complain about any of it. You must be a self-starter and you must have a thick skin. Reporters at our paper are called on routinely to pitch in on multiple beats and handle multiple topics. Those interested in applying should send examples of hard-news clips, a resume and references to Day City Editor Eric Vreeland, c/o Knoxville News Sentinel newsroom, 2332 News Sentinel Drive, Knoxville, TN 37921
If you are interested the starting salary range is $35 – $40,000.