Clarksdale Mississippi, the most “Southern Place on Earth” according to Oxford American Magazine, and home to the infamous Crossroads where Blues musician Robert Johnson sold his soul to be the greatest guitar player ever, is looking for a sports editor who’s just as comfortable laying out newspaper and magazines as covering the local high school teams.

The Clarksdale Press Register is a twice-weekly newspaper focused on local news that publishes its print product on Wednesday and Friday, and uploads its breaking news stories to its website daily. We also produce quarterly magazines and dozens of special sections that allow its writers to pen stories on a myriad of topics.

Our ideal candidate will have a strong grasp of AP style, be familiar with QuarkXPress, be able to shoot photos and write sports and occasional news pieces.

Clarksdale is known for its local live music and Blues festivals that attract hundreds of thousands of tourists each year, and its Southern hospitality and laid back style of life.

Salary is $21,000 to $27,000 and employment benefits include: low-cost, partially-funded individual health insurance and 401K. Relocation expenses also negotiable for the right candidate.

If you possess a positive attitude, can work well within our team atmosphere and are interested please send a cover letter and resume to Publisher, Jesse Wright at with “Sports Editor” in the subject line.