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Publishers/General Manager

General Manager (Advertising & Operations) - The Bastrop Daily Enterprise is seeking a strong sales and operational leader to accelerate local multi-media advertising growth of our five day, daily newspaper and related digital products, as well as commercial printing operation. Responsibilities include driving print and digital revenue through new account acquisition; maximizing key revenue initiatives; coaching and developing the staff; building a sales pipeline; and maintaining excellent client relationships. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a track record of goal attainment, overcoming challenges and driving digital advertising growth. Candidate also ensures business goals and initiatives are completed timely and successfully in the local market; establish business goals, operational plans and budget; and responsible to supervise the local site for general administration and operational matters. Skills and Competencies include excellent communication, presentation and time management skills; ability to delegate and manage production of editorial content; and ability to multi-task and deal effectively with time pressures. Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to sharrell@gatehousemedia.com. The Bastrop Daily Enterprise is part of Gatehouse Media, Inc.; a national company that operates daily, weekly and niche publications and websites in 21 different states  (see our website at www.gatehousemedia.com). EEO. 7/9

Online/Web Content/IT

Online Staff Writer - Daily Report, one of the most influential digital news sites in south Louisiana, is looking for an online reporter/staff writer to generate content for its twice-daily e-newsletter, which reaches more than 40,000 subscribers in the Capital Region and southeast Louisiana. Job duties include monitoring public records in person and via online data bases, covering meetings and events, conducting phone interviews, generating enterprise stories, aggregating content and writing short news items for a.m. and p.m. editions of Daily Report. We are looking for someone who is interested in politics, business and civic affairs, motivated, and quick-thinking, with the temperament of an old-school gum-shoe reporter and the skill set of a 21st-century journalist who is comfortable multi-tasking across multiple platforms. Journalism degree and prior experience are not necessary. Great communication and writing skills are a must. For more information, please contact David Dodson, Executive Editor, Baton Rouge Business Report, (225)-421-8136. 7/9

Editor

Copy Editor (Copy Desk Chief) - The Courier and Daily Comet in Houma and Thibodaux, La., award-winning newspapers in the bayou country of south Louisiana, are seeking a copy editor. You’ll work with other page designers to produce all pages for the two newspapers. The copy desk also posts content to our websites, houmatoday.com and dailycomet.com, and engages in social media and other digital journalism. We’re looking for someone with a flair for page design who can edit stories meticulously and write strong headlines under deadline pressure. We’re looking for someone who understands what good writing and photography are all about and can turn both into strong page layouts and help others do the same. And we’re looking for someone with strong organizational skills who can manage our workflow and pageflow smoothly and efficiently. This job requires someone with a strong nose for news and the ability to foster the teamwork it takes to produce high-quality journalism consistently and quickly. The ideal candidate will think critically, manage multiple assignments well and consider no project too big or small. To succeed, you’ll need to embrace change and help our team of journalists adapt to ever-changing reader demands, both in digital and print. Mastery of the English language, including spelling and grammar, along with AP style are a given. Dexterity with common word and photo-processing systems and software, including Photoshop and Microsoft Word, are essential, along with a mastery of common layout and design systems such as InDesign and Quark. A four-year college degree is required. Previous experience at a daily newspaper or other professional news organization, or a college newspaper, is preferred.

The Courier and Daily Comet, with a combined daily circulation of about 23,000, consistently earn major journalism awards. The Courier has been named Louisiana Press Association Newspaper of the Year for most of the past decade. Both newspapers received the title in their respective circulation divisions this year. Live and work a unique, fun and colorful community with Cajun roots, lots of festivals and some of the best freshwater and saltwater fishing in the world. An hour’s drive will take you to New Orleans and all of the pro sports, fantastic food and world-class entertainment for which the city is famous. Both papers are owned by the Halifax Media Group, a Daytona Beach, Fla.,-based company strongly committed to community journalism. To apply, send your resume, along with at least five writing or page-design samples, e-mail to Karen.dauzat@houmatoday.com. mail to Karen Dauzat, P. O. Box 2717, Houma, La. 70361 or go on line at houmatoday.com and click on Work for Us. 7/23

Outdoors Editor (Sports Reporter) – Natchez Newspapers Inc., a media group in historic southwest Mississippi that publishes a daily newspaper, magazines and niche publications, is recruiting its next sports reporter. The Natchez Democrat is a 10,000-circulation newspaper surrounded by seven high schools and one university. Ideal recruits will have sports experience at a college newspaper, a weekly or daily, InDesign experience and an eye for the story behind the game. Although much of our coverage is of preps and Alcorn State University, we branch out to LSU, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Southern Miss and the New Orleans Saints when pertinent. Job duties include writing, page design and heading up our weekly outdoors page. Requirements include a desire to learn and grow while making a difference with your work while you hone your knowledge and skills. Our location on the Mississippi River makes us a mecca for hunting, fishing and even a little kayaking. Send resume, clippings and three professional references to Rod Guajardo, News editor, at P.O. Box 1447, Natchez, MS 39120, or by e-mail to rod@natchezdemocrat.com. 7/23

Sports Editor - 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. 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 publisher@pressregister.com with "Sports Editor" in the subject line. 7/9

Sports Editor – The Baytown Sun (Baytown, Texas), a five-day newspaper in Southeast Texas, is looking for an experienced sports editor. The Sun covers six high schools, one community college and a variety of local sports. We are looking for an enthusiastic editor, who is creative, a team player, has a sense of urgency, is enterprise-minded and wants to set the agenda for our coverage area.   Experience in InDesign page layout and photography a must. Our company offers a complete benefits package, including health insurance, 401K and paid vacation. This position is a fulltime.  The Baytown Sun is located off Interstate 10 about 30 minutes southeast of Houston, Texas. Send cover letter, resume, layout and writing samples to Managing Editor David Bloom at david.bloom@baytownsun.com. 7/3

Reporter/Writer

Reporter - The Fort Bend Herald, the daily newspaper in the growing Houston suburb of west Fort Bend County, seeks a full-time reporter to write news, features, and columns; shoot photos; and generate online content. Night and weekend events are part of our intensely local news coverage. We're the reigning TPA champ in our class for News Writing and Editorials and we're looking to build on it. InDesign, Blox and/or Photoshop experience a plus. Bachelor's degree in journalism or English preferred. Email your resume, cover letter and samples to Publisher Stan Woody at swoody@fbherald.com8/25

Experienced Reporter- The Natchitoches Times is seeking an experienced reporter for our twice a week newspaper. You should have a nose for news and be prepared to cover meetings, write features, lay out pages, handle a digital camera, and be adept at social media. The right person has a great opportunity for growth. If you enjoy history, the arts and a university setting, Natchitoches is the place for you. Call Steve at 318-352-3618. 8/6

Sports Reporter – Natchez Newspapers Inc., a media group in historic southwest Mississippi that publishes a daily newspaper, magazines and niche publications, is recruiting its next sports reporter. The Natchez Democrat is a 10,000-circulation newspaper surrounded by seven high schools and one university. Ideal recruits will have sports experience at a college newspaper, a weekly or daily, InDesign experience and an eye for the story behind the game. Although much of our coverage is of preps and Alcorn State University, we branch out to LSU, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Southern Miss and the New Orleans Saints when pertinent. Job duties include writing, page design and heading up our weekly outdoors page. Requirements include a desire to learn and grow while making a difference with your work while you hone your knowledge and skills. Our location on the Mississippi River makes us a mecca for hunting, fishing and even a little kayaking. Send resume, clippings and three professional references to Rod Guajardo, News editor, at P.O. Box 1447, Natchez, MS 39120, or by e-mail to rod@natchezdemocrat.com. 7/23

Online Staff Writer - Daily Report, one of the most influential digital news sites in south Louisiana, is looking for an online reporter/staff writer to generate content for its twice-daily e-newsletter, which reaches more than 40,000 subscribers in the Capital Region and southeast Louisiana. Job duties include monitoring public records in person and via online data bases, covering meetings and events, conducting phone interviews, generating enterprise stories, aggregating content and writing short news items for a.m. and p.m. editions of Daily Report. We are looking for someone who is interested in politics, business and civic affairs, motivated, and quick-thinking, with the temperament of an old-school gum-shoe reporter and the skill set of a 21st-century journalist who is comfortable multi-tasking across multiple platforms. Journalism degree and prior experience are not necessary. Great communication and writing skills are a must. For more information, please contact David Dodson, Executive Editor, Baton Rouge Business Report, (225)-421-8136. 7/9

Sports Writer - The Mount Pleasant Daily Tribune, a five-day newspaper in Northeast Texas, has an immediate opening for a sports writer. Experience preferred but recent graduates with clips will be considered. We are looking for someone who can cover and write sports, take photos and be trained in InDesign if necessary. We offer a complete benefits package, including health insurance and paid vacation. Send a cover letter, resume and writing samples to Editor-Publisher Gary Borders at gborders@dailytribune.net. 7/9

Lifestyle Reporter - The Starkville Daily News is looking for a lifestyle reporter who is excited by the fast pace of our changing industry. This ideal candidate should have an interest in pop culture and current trends, from food and fashion to TV and technology, and home and gardening as well important topics such as faith, family and health. This reporter need to be a self-starter, highly organized, excited about generating story ideas through contacts and social media and able to work independently as well as collaboratively with other members of the news team. We’re looking for new ways to present information, in print and online. One to 2 years of experience is preferred. Ability to meet deadlines and juggle multiple assignments is a must. Candidate must be proficient with use of Mac, InDesign and Photoshop. The SDN, a Horizon Group newspaper, is published mornings seven days a week.  Starkville is the home of Miss. State University, Mississippi's largest university. Send resume and samples of your work to Don Norman, Publisher, Starkville Daily News, P.O. Box 1068, Starkville, MS, 39760, e-mail:sdnpub@bellsouth.net 7/2

General Assignment Reporter The Picayune Item is seeking a full time general assignment reporter. The position involves reporting on a wide variety of topics including government, spot news and features. Page layout, photography, web posting and social media skills are required. Sports writing skills a plus. The candidate must be able to meet deadlines and know AP style. Experience with InDesign and Photoshop is preferred. Print news writing experience or a degree in journalism or related field is required. Picayune is located in Pearl River County, Miss., close to NASA Stennis Space Center, 50 miles northeast of New Orleans and 50 miles northwest of Gulfport. Full benefits, including paid vacation, health insurance and 401(k) plan are included. Send resume and clips to Managing Editor Jeremy Pittari at jeremy.pittari@picayuneitem.com. 6/17

General Assignment Reporter - The Bogalusa Daily News seeks a general assignment reporter and photographer who can also help design and paginate pages. The position will allow the successful applicant to cover a wide variety of topics, have some regular beats and learn on the job. Duties include government reporting, feature writing, spot news and basic photography as well as pagination and design duties. Bogalusa is located in Southeast Louisiana about 90 minutes northeast of New Orleans. Full benefits, including paid vacations, health insurance and a 401 (k) plan are included. Send resume and clips to General Manager/Editor David Vitrano at david.vitrano@thebogalusadailynews.com. 5/14

Reporter - Interested in covering news and features in a community built on history but looking to the future? Natchez Newspapers Inc., a media group in historic southwest Mississippi that publishes a daily newspaper, magazines and niche publications, is looking for a reporter to join our award-winning staff. The company's largest publication is The Natchez Democrat, a 10,000-circulation a.m. daily with a long history of being one of the best community daily newspapers in Mississippi. Sitting on the picturesque bluffs of the Mississippi River overlooking Louisiana, Natchez is known for its antebellum homes, balloon races and literary heritage, while Concordia Parish, La., is known for famous sons such as Jerry Lee Lewis as well as its burgeoning riverfront development. The Democrat coverage area spans approximately four Mississippi counties and Concordia Parish in Louisiana. Qualified candidates will have one to three years of general assignment reporting experience. Recent graduates with pertinent experience will be considered. Send resume, clippings and three professional references to Rod Guajardo, News editor, at P.O. Box 1447, Natchez, MS 39120, or by e-mail to rod@natchezdemocrat.com. 5/14

Advertising/Marketing

Advertising Consultant - The Key West Citizen, a daily newspaper is looking for an experience newspaper sales consultant who still believes in the printed community newspaper. If you think that the way to build and maintain customers is face-to-face and you have excellent presentation skills; then I want to talk with you about joining our team. Must be comfortable selling a diverse range of publications which includes daily and weekly papers, magazines and meet deadlines.This full-time exempt position works with new and existing advertising clients to develop new revenue growth through advertising sales. This sales position must handle specific advertising accounts with accuracy and effectiveness. Maintain extraordinary levels of internal and external customer service. Handle every aspect of customer interaction. Meet or exceed monthly sales performance objectives. This is a great opportunity for the right person who truly enjoys newspapers and year around beautiful weather. Base salary plus excellent commission plan, benefits include medical and dental insurance, 401k, vacation, monthly expense and more. Qualified candidates should email a cover letter, resume and references to Tommy Todd at ttodd@keysnews.com Why not work and live in paradise? 7/9

Circulation/Distribution

No openings at this time.

Design/Creative/Web Design

Copy Editor (Copy Desk Chief) - The Courier and Daily Comet in Houma and Thibodaux, La., award-winning newspapers in the bayou country of south Louisiana, are seeking a copy editor. You’ll work with other page designers to produce all pages for the two newspapers. The copy desk also posts content to our websites, houmatoday.com and dailycomet.com, and engages in social media and other digital journalism. We’re looking for someone with a flair for page design who can edit stories meticulously and write strong headlines under deadline pressure. We’re looking for someone who understands what good writing and photography are all about and can turn both into strong page layouts and help others do the same. And we’re looking for someone with strong organizational skills who can manage our workflow and pageflow smoothly and efficiently. This job requires someone with a strong nose for news and the ability to foster the teamwork it takes to produce high-quality journalism consistently and quickly. The ideal candidate will think critically, manage multiple assignments well and consider no project too big or small. To succeed, you’ll need to embrace change and help our team of journalists adapt to ever-changing reader demands, both in digital and print. Mastery of the English language, including spelling and grammar, along with AP style are a given. Dexterity with common word and photo-processing systems and software, including Photoshop and Microsoft Word, are essential, along with a mastery of common layout and design systems such as InDesign and Quark. A four-year college degree is required. Previous experience at a daily newspaper or other professional news organization, or a college newspaper, is preferred.

The Courier and Daily Comet, with a combined daily circulation of about 23,000, consistently earn major journalism awards. The Courier has been named Louisiana Press Association Newspaper of the Year for most of the past decade. Both newspapers received the title in their respective circulation divisions this year. Live and work a unique, fun and colorful community with Cajun roots, lots of festivals and some of the best freshwater and saltwater fishing in the world. An hour’s drive will take you to New Orleans and all of the pro sports, fantastic food and world-class entertainment for which the city is famous. Both papers are owned by the Halifax Media Group, a Daytona Beach, Fla.,-based company strongly committed to community journalism. To apply, send your resume, along with at least five writing or page-design samples, e-mail to Karen.dauzat@houmatoday.com. mail to Karen Dauzat, P. O. Box 2717, Houma, La. 70361 or go on line at houmatoday.com and click on Work for Us. 7/23

Ad Builder — Creative? Love Working With Graphics? We want you. L'Observateur, a community newspaper in LaPlace, is seeking an Ad Builder to join our fast-paced team. InDesign and Adobe Photoshop knowledge preferred. For more information, please call 985-652-9545 or send your resume to stephen.hemelt@lobservateur.com. 6/5

Photography

General Assignment Reporter and PhotographerThe Picayune Item seeks a general assignment reporter and photographer who can also help design and paginate pages. The position will allow the successful applicant to cover a wide variety of topics, have some regular beats and learn on the job. Duties include government reporting, feature writing, spot news and basic photography as well as pagination and design duties. Picayune is located in Pearl River County, Miss., close to NASA Stennis Space Center, 50 miles northeast of New Orleans and 50 miles northwest of Gulfport. Full benefits, including paid vacations, health insurance and a 401(k) plan are included. Send resume and clips to Managing Editor Jeremy Pittari at jeremy.pittari@picayuneitem.com. 6/2

Production/Press

Full-time Experienced Pressman – The Eunice News is seeking an experienced press operator for its printing facility located in Eunice, LA. Competitive compensation package with full benefits, including 401K plan. Send resume to P. O. Box 989, Eunice, LA 70535, Attention Blake Messner or email blake.messner@eunicetoday.com. 4/25

Administrative/Business

Office Manager - The Daily Iberian needs an Office Manager for our Circulation Department. This person records payments, processes bills, helps with customer service issues and provides other office support to our Circulation Department and District managers. We don't expect to find someone who already knows about Circulation issues. We'll get you up to speed on the particulars of the department. But we do hope to find someone who can handle the duties, including being comfortable using a computerized bookkeeping and customer-database system, has decent ability with Word and Excel, is a self-starter who can keep himself/herself on course to handle assigned duties as scheduled. You also need to have good customer service skills, to help us address service or billing issues with our customers. The basic hours are 8-5, Monday through Friday. We've been lucky that previous persons in this position have held it for years, and hope that suggests it's a good job. We have an opening now as the current Office Manager is getting a promotion. We offer an hourly wage based on your experience and abilities, plus a monthly incentive bonus opportunity. We have a good benefits plan including health insurance, dental, and more. There's a 401-K, paid vacation and holidays, a flexible benefits savings plan and more. You'll work in a comfortable office, with a good team of employees. Please send a resume and cover letter about yourself to J.P. Poirier, Circulation Manager at jp.poirier@daiy-iberian.com. We'd love to tell you more about this position, and find out more about you. 7/11

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

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Photography

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Cartoonist

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