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Job Openings

Publishers/General Manager

Community Publisher - The Sealy News is seeking a dynamic professional to take the helm as publisher and advertising director. The Sealy News is an award-winning weekly newspaper just west of Houston, Texas, in Austin County, where Stephen F. Austin brought the first settlers to what became our great state. Our small staff of five covers it all – the agriculture industry, county and city government, schools, cops and courts, civic events and community happenings. If you've got a passion for producing community journalism at its finest, we want to talk to you. The publisher will be responsible for all advertising related activities to include developing sales strategies, drive retail, online and classified revenue, developing and achieving budget, sales reports and holding sales meetings. This is a revenue driven position and you will handle accounts. You will also oversee production, circulation, business operations and editorial. This position requires a candidate who will be an active member and integral part of this community. You must also be computer literate and be familiar with Office products. The right person for this job will be a leader, someone who has at least three-five years of management experience, and publisher experience is a plus! We also need someone who is extremely organized and thrives on putting out the best quality paper he or she can produce. Enthusiasm, great attitude, leadership, problem-solving, teamwork and people skills are a must! If you're interested in this position, please respond to this ad before someone else does. The company offers a competitive starting salary with opportunities for bonuses. You are eligible for health benefits, as well as vacation and sick/personal leave, after a probationary period. We are part of Granite Publications, a group that prefers to recruit from within and that means your job with us could be the first step toward the future you've always wanted. Please e-mail a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to  brandi@granitepub.com. Please feel free to visit www.sealynews.com or visit our Facebook fan page to read up on what's been happening in your new hometown. 2/24

Online/Web Content/IT

No openings at this time.

Editor

Regional Editor - The Southwest Daily News in Sulphur, La., is seeking an experienced editor to serve as the regional leader for six Louisiana publications. Candidates must have experience as top editor or as managing editor. We’re looking for someone with a passion for investigative and enterprise journalism, and a commitment to people-oriented, community reporting, in print and on digital platforms. Responsibilities include direct oversight of our daily newspaper, web sites, and regional oversight of five other newsrooms. Candidates should have some design experience, preferably with QuarkXPress. The Southwest Daily News is owned by GateHouse Media, which owns or manages about 80 daily newspapers across the United States, and more than 200 weekly newspapers. GateHouse reaches about 10 million people on a weekly basis. Responsibilities include: Direct all newsroom functions; Develop coverage strategies and new products (print, online and niche) to reach a variety of reader targets; Ensure top-quality content and presentation, in print and online; Perform community outreach, interaction and communication; Train, motivate and recruit energetic, creative and committed staff members; and Design daily news section, and other pages as needed. The editor must have strong leadership abilities and excellent strategic planning, communication, management and people skills. Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of two years’ news management experience. For further information, contact: Suzanne Nelson, Louisiana Regional Publisher, (337) 527-7075 or speveto@gatehousemedia.com. 2/24

Managing Editor - The Light and Champion newspaper in Center, Texas has as immediate opening for a managing editor. Applicants must have a strong diction, be energetic and be willing to think 'outside the box,' while possessing the ability to come up with original story ideas.  This is a very fast-paced environment, which requires someone who has a passion for this profession. Degree in journalism a plus, experience in the field preferred. Some night and weekend work required.  Need to have computer knowledge, experience in InDesign and Photoshop a plus. Health and Dental Benefits package available, paid vacation, phone and gas allowance. Please send resume and writing samples to Dale Buie, Publisher, The Light and Champion, 137 San Augustine Street, Center, TX 75935; email: dbuie@lightandchampion.com with attachments in Word or text files. 2/6

Sports Editor - Natchez Newspapers Inc., a media group in historic southwest Mississippi that publishes a daily newspaper, magazines and niche publications, is recruiting its next sports editor. The Natchez Democrat is a 9,000-circulation newspaper surrounded by 12 high schools and Alcorn State University. Ideal recruits will have sports experience at a weekly or daily, Quark or InDesign experience and an eye for the story behind the game. Although much of our coverage is of preps and Alcorn, we branch out to LSU, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Southern Miss and the New Orleans Saints when pertinent. Editor duties will include writing, managing the sports staff, page design and a desire to learn and grow while making a difference in the community with your work. The editor is also involved in newsroom planning and staff meetings and contributes feature stories to the news section of the newspaper. Those interested are asked to send a resume and cover letter explaining what you love about sports writing to Editor Stephen Hemelt at stephen.hemelt@natchezdemocrat.com2/4

Editor - The Beauregard Daily News and Leesville Daily Leader (GateHouse Media, Inc). are recruiting for an Editor. We’re looking for a hands-on, visible leader that can help our newspapers grow editorially while managing other functional areas of the business. Our business model is to be the preeminent provider of local content and advertising in the small markets we serve. GateHouse Media has 494 community publications and more than 250 related websites and seven yellow page directories. We serve more than 233,000 business advertising accounts and reach approximately 10 million people on a weekly basis. Located in DeRidder (Beauregard Parish) and Leesville (Vernon Parish), these newspapers flank one of the largest military installations in the nation, Fort Polk (U.S. Army).

• Overseeing planning, assigning and editing of news, features and sports sections; ensuring accuracy and quality workmanship; working closely with the Regional Editor to achieve our mission: to be the leading provider of news and information for Beauregard and Vernon parishes; and filling in as the top newsroom executive in the absence of the Regional Editor.
• Supervise the planning, editing and production of all news content; (Digital, Multimedia Production) Lead regular staff meetings, making sure we address reader interests, both geographically and demographically. Monitor story selection, editing, layout and pagination of local, features, wire and sports pages.
• Oversee newsroom training; conduct ongoing needs assessment; work with team leaders to develop schedule of training programs. Create and coordinate departmental activities to ensure a diverse workforce and diverse coverage.
• Coordinate community outreach activities, making sure we solicit reader suggestions via social media and other avenues to improve content and provide customer service. Amass and analyze market data and other information to identify reader needs and readership trends; communicate and cooperate with team leaders to formulate appropriate shifts in overall news coverage.

Candidates must have deep knowledge, proven experience and a passion for the digital area of our business relating to both revenue and audience, while also maintaining the traditional journalistic integrity of print media.
We’re looking for resilient, high-energy, creative talent that with exceptional communication, time management and planning skills are required. Bachelor Degree in Journalism, Marketing or Business preferred with a minimum of five years demonstrated experience with progressive managerial responsibilities. We offer a competitive compensation package and excellent benefit programs. To be considered, please send your resume, writing and design samples and cover letter via email: btrahan@sulphurdailynews.com. Please include your total compensation expectations, including your current base salary. 12/3

Reporter/Writer

General Assignment Reporter - $1,000 Sign-On Bonus, to next enterprising general assignment reporter hired at The Daily Iberian, New Iberia, La., in the heart of Cajun Country. We're looking for the right someone to cover a government meeting, write an interesting feature about a local colorful character, someone tenacious enough to be the public's watchdog against corruption, someone with finesse who can find ways to get news about real people onto the pages of their local newspaper. We offer competitive pay, benefits, a good working environment, the chance to do impact pieces of which you'll be proud, and opportunities for advancement with us or other papers within Wick Communications. Email a cover letter, resume, clips and references —or questions about this job — to Managing Editor Jeff Zeringue at iberianedit@glacoxmail.com. 4/4

Reporter The Magee Courier/Simpson County News is seeking the right candidate to join our staff as a general assignment reporter. Experience is not required however candidate should have school training in journalism. Candidate must have excellent writing skills and computer knowledge. This position will include covering city and county government, sports, law enforcement as well as other news assignments. Compensation in the low to mid 20’s based on experience. We offer paid vacation, holidays, insurance benefits and 401K. For more information please send resume to pbrown@mageecourier.ms EOE M/F. 3/7

Sports Writer - The Light and Champion newspaper in Center, Texas has as immediate opening for a sports staff writer. Applicants must have a strong diction, be energetic and be willing to think 'outside the box,' while possessing the ability to come up with original story ideas.  This is a very fast-paced environment, which requires someone who has a passion for this profession. A degree in journalism a plus, experience in the field preferred. Some night and weekend work required.  Need to have computer knowledge, experience in InDesign and Photoshop a plus. Health and Dental Benefits package available, paid vacation, phone and gas allowance. Please send resume and writing samples to Dale Buie, Publisher, The Light and Champion, 137 San Augustine Street, Center, TX 75935; e-mail: dbuie@lightandchampion.com with attachments in Word or text files. 2/6

Advertising/Marketing

Multi-Media Account Executive - $1,000 sign-on bonus, for our next Multi-Media Acount Executive at The Daily Iberian, New Iberia, La. in the heart of Cajun Country. We're looking for the right person to help develop new business and handle an existing account list across print and digital platforms. Business-to-business sales experience a plus as is a working knowledge of Microsoft Office, and keen communication skills. A college degree is preferred. Being a team player is a must, as is a desire to succeed. We will train to help develop your skills, and to help you grow personally and professionally. Guaranteed salary, monthly bonus, good benefits package including medical, dental, vacation, paid holidays, more. Email resume, cover letter, or questions about this position, to Bill Heirtzler, Ad Director at iberianadmgr@cox.net. 4/4

Outside Advertising Sales Consultant - The Courier/Daily Comet (Halifax Media Group) is seeking an Outside Advertising Sales Consultant. Job purpose: To provide service and foster long-term relationships with customers before, during and after the sales process, with emphasis on growing customer base of the local customers. Organize and communicate client information, draw conclusions and make recommendations for growing the client and reducing customer chum. Execute advertiser orders, exceed customer expectation; building profitable accounts by offering multiple media advertising solutions to achieve targeted, profitable revenue. Scope: This position includes development, presentation and closing sales for advertising strategies relative to business sales calls. This position will also place high amount of focus on developing new business customers through lead generation and prospecting.  It demands a high impact communicator, fluent in print and digital sales approaches and solutions. The position requires interaction via face-to-face presentations and sales calls, telephone conferences and written proposals. It requires knowledge of the market as well as product portfolio. This is a sales career opportunity for the right person with a hunger for success. This position offers a base salary, commission and a full benefit package; such as medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401K , paid vacation and paid holidays. E-mail your resume to karen.dauzat@houmatoday.com or apply online at www.houmatoday.com or www.dailycomet.com. The Courier and Daily Comet is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug free workplace. 3/12

Advertising Director - The Galveston County Daily News is looking for one very special person to take the reigns of our advertising department. Located just an hour south of Houston, TX, this island-based community is waiting for one very dynamic person to lead our talented team to new heights. Excellent communication skills and a proven track record to driving revenue are a must. We are a 7-day / 22,000 circulation newspaper along with a great digital product and beautiful magazines. Family-owned and committed to being the best newspaper in the state of Texas. Excellent benefits package. Email resume to: leonard.woolsey@galvnews.com. No phone calls please. 1/13

Circulation/Distribution

Circulation Manager -  A small daily in the ArkLaMiss region is now accepting circulation manager resumes. The successful candidate for the position will be a high-energy individual with a strong background in growth programs, sales and departmental operations as well as a background in application of circulation software. Interested candidates should send a resume, three references and two successful growth programs to circdirectorneeded@gmail.com. Pay range is $42K - $45K with a $5K MBO. 2/18

Design/Creative/Web Design

Photography

No openings at this time.

Production/Press

Administrative/Business

News Clerk - The Daily Iberian has an opening for a part-time news clerk responsible for handling press releases, announcements and briefs to make ready for publication and enter into news system. Her or she will format honor rolls and college graduation lists, maintain checklists for each will write captions and select appropriate photos for our newspaper and our website. This person will post approved items to designated places on website as directed, make contacts with people to provide mug shots and gather additional information as needed, prepare calendar items for publication on website and in-paper. The news clerk should know how to type well and be familiar with word processing programs, have basic knowledge of websites and be able to navigate same with various browsers. This is a part-time position working approximately 15 hours weekly that would be ideal for a student, retiree or anyone interested in part-time work that’s varied, interesting, definitely not boring. We have some flexibility as to the times for each day’s shift that might make this fit into your schedule needs. We offer an hourly wage, a professional work environment and a chance for advancement if interested. Please email your resume and cover letter to iberianedit@glacoxmail.com or mail it to Jeff Zeringue at The Daily Iberia, P.O. Box 9290, New Iberia, LA 70562. 2/24

POSITIONS SOUGHT

Publisher/General Manager

No resumes currently on file.

Editing/Reporting/Writing

Experienced Managing Editor - I am a former Managing Editor, in charge of three weeklies, one weekly shopper and a monthly magazine relocating to the New Orleans area. I have experience with budgets, personnel issues, writing/editing, assignments, graphic design and layout, page design (Quark Express/InDesign), ad creation and reporting. I managed a team of three graphic designers, four reporters, freelance journalists, bloggers and two photographers at my former paper and enjoyed every minute of it. I'm a hard worker, dedicated to getting the story right, from an objective point of view, and from proven sources. I'm willing to put whatever hours are needed in to get the job done right. I can be reached via e-mail at nikidesoto@gmail.com, or by calling 870-710-0993. I also have a personal website at http://nikidesotosportfolio.weebly.com which includes examples of my writing, ad design and blogs. I can start within a week of notice and look forward to hearing from you. 4/17

Reporter/Writer/Blogger - I am a former Managing Editor, Reporter, Magazine and Features Writer and Blogger relocating to the New Orleans area. I have written for weekly news publications, online publications, monthly magazines and kept several weekly and bi-weekly blogs/columns. I'm looking for a newsroom that appreciates concise, in-depth reporting and/or excellent feature writing strengths in their reporters/writers. I can also paginate/layout pages using QuarkExpress and InDesign. Examples of my work can be found online at my portfolio website, http://nikidesotosportfolio.weebly.com, which includes examples of my writing, ad design and blogs. I can start within a week of notice and look forward to hearing from you. I can be reached via e-mail at nikidesoto@gmail.com, or by calling 870-710-0993. 4/17

Advertising/Marketing

No resumes currently on file.

Graphic Design

Graphic Designer/Ad and Layout Designer - I am an experienced Graphic Designer utilizing CS5 and CS6 software (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop) along with QuarkExpress and Multi-Ad Creator. I have created magazine ads, newspaper ads and ads for weekly shoppers. I take pride in my work and thrive on short deadlines. Examples of my work  can be found online at my portfolio website, http://nikidesotosportfolio.weebly.com, which includes examples of my writing, ad design and blogs. I can start within a week of notice and look forward to hearing from you. I can be reached via e-mail at nikidesoto@gmail.com, or by calling 870-710-0993. 4/17

Production

No resumes currently on file.

Photography

No resumes currently on file.

Cartoonist

No resumes currently on file.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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