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Job Openings

Publishers/General Manager

Publisher - The Center Light and Champion, an award-winning semi-weekly newspaper in the piney woods of East Texas, is seeking a dynamic professional to take the helm as editor and publisher. The successful candidate will be knowledgeable in all aspects of community newspapers. As editor, they will serve as newsroom manager and will actively gather some news, write, and take photographs; guide advertising programs to develop strategy and drive sales plus call on some accounts; assist in layout and design; manage business matters, interpret financial reports, be strongly goal oriented, and able to motivate staff members. The successful candidate will be an integral part of the community, active in chamber of commerce, civic clubs, etc. Enthusiasm, great attitude, leadership, problem-solving skills, teamwork and people skills are a must. Compensation based on experience and ability. Bonus opportunities are available for the right candidate. Insurance, vacation and other benefits also available. Join a group of community newspapers providing support and training in a family atmosphere. If you have a solid track record and strong industry references, we want to talk to you ASAP. Send resume, references and salary requirements to leon@granitepub.com9/30

Publisher retiring-Publisher Position opening - Paxton Media Group seeks a Publisher of The Hammond Daily Star, in Hammond, LA. The Publisher is responsible for operational, strategic and financial success of The Daily Star and for establishing a culture of continued success and for achieving operational and financial results.  The successful publisher will actively be involved in the local community as a newspaper representative, hire and hold employees accountable for business results and have responsibility for the daily operations of newspaper.  The four key responsibility areas are leadership, selecting and developing people, building engaging and relevant content and products and achieving profitability objectives. The position reports to the regional group. To apply for this position, send your resume along with a cover letter to: David Mosesso, Group President, 518 Carson St., Jonesboro, AR, 72401 or email to dmosesso@jonesborosun.com. 9/5

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Editor - The Saline Courier seeks a proven leader to direct and oversee our newsroom with a passion for local news and a desire to grow digital and print readership. As Editor, you will employ your knowledge, experience, and ability to implement innovative ideas that will lead directly to growth of The Courier’s print and digital audience. The Editor will play a vital role on The Courier’s management team, which determines short- and long-term strategy and implements tactics necessary to grow the operation. The Editor also is expected to play an active role as a leader in the community. The successful applicant will be an experienced leader of great journalism that consistently meets high professional standards. She or he will have a successful track record of serving the distinct news and informational needs of audiences on print and digital platforms. The successful applicant should show demonstrated skills in coaching, mentoring, and developing an enthusiastic and energetic staff to create consistently compelling storytelling and eye-popping visual journalism.

Responsibilities will include: Lead newsroom projects and initiatives; Project management and creation of new products in an effort to grow audience; Hire, train and develop the newsroom staff; Monitor and track performance of the team through standards of performance; Coordinate month to month progress of a news plan through planning and execution; and Prepare and comply with the annual budget for the newsroom. Qualifications: Established track record of journalistic excellence; Strong background in leading a newsroom through innovative solutions to grow audience; Proven record of achieving audience growth through print and digital media; Ability to handle multiple ongoing tasks and rapidly changing priorities; Self-motivated, community-oriented and organized; and Bachelor’s degree from four year college or university and at least 3 years of newsroom experience. The Saline Courier offers a competitive compensation package. We offer a variety of medical, dental and vision options to best fit your needs. We also offer 401k and life insurance options as well as paid vacation, sick and personal time. The Courier is a 5,000 circulation, 7-day p.m. newspaper in Benton, Arkansas. Saline County is one of the fastest growing communities in the United States. This is a great opportunity to work with a small daily newspaper that focuses on local news and the community. Qualified, interested individuals should submit a resume and writing samples to Tony Cooper, publisher, The Saline Courier, 321 N. Market, Benton, AR 72015 or via email at tcooper@bentoncourier.com. 10/15

Lifestyles Editor - The Greenwood Commonwealth, a six-day, 6,200-circulation newspaper located in the Mississippi Delta, is looking for an energetic, creative person to be its Lifestyles Editor. The Commonwealth publishes Monday through Friday afternoons and Sunday morning. It has been judged the best small daily in Mississippi 10 out of the last 12 years. The Lifestyles Editor is responsible for the content and layout of one page each weekday and the six-page Lifestyles section that runs each Sunday. This section includes wedding and birth announcements, columns from various contributors, photos from recent events and a local section-front feature story. The editor will also contribute other lifestyles-related stories for the paper as needed and write for our quarterly glossy magazine, Leflore Illustrated. For the winter edition of the magazine, which has a wedding focus, the Lifestyles Editor is responsible for selling, writing and laying out the wedding announcements. This person must be a self-starter who is talented at writing, photography and design. Previous experience with Quark Xpress or Adobe InDesign is helpful. The current Lifestyles Editor has been promoted to another position with a sister newspaper in our company, Emmerich Newspapers. The Commonwealth is a community paper, so applicants should be interested in getting to know and being an active part of this community. Greenwood is a great place to live and start your journalism career. Although it is a small town, there are a lot of events throughout the year, including a Christmas parade, half-marathon, bicycle tour and street dances. The town is family-oriented, but there are still quite a few young people. In your spare time, you might find yourself at Webster’s, a popular restaurant and bar for 20- and 30-somethings, or enjoying a Viking Range cooking class. Email your resume, references and three writing and/or layout samples to Managing Editor Charles Corder at ccorder@gwcommonwealth.com  or mail them to P.O. Box 8050, Greenwood, MS 38935-8050 10/9

Managing Editor - The Enterprise-Tocsin, a 4,000 paid circulation weekly in Indianola, Miss., is seeking a managing editor. Ideal candidates will have a bachelor's degree in journalism or a related field, experience working in newspapers and knowledge of layout and photography. The Enterprise-Tocsin is one of the oldest businesses in the Mississippi Delta, having been established in 1888, and is a past winner of the Mississippi Press Association's General Excellence Award. It is part of the family-owned Emmerich Newspapers, which is based in Jackson, Miss., and includes 24 newspapers in Mississippi and three in Louisiana and Arkansas. Previously, this has been a staff reporter position, but we'd like to get someone with more experience who can take on some editing and layout duties. That also means a higher salary, between $28,000 and $30,000, depending on experience. To apply, send resumes to Publisher Charlie Smith at csmith@enterprise-tocsin.com. 9/29

City Editor - The Courier and Daily Comet in Houma and Thibodaux, La., are seeking a city editor to lead their local news coverage. You’ll supervise a staff of a dozen reporters and photographers who cover Lafourche and Terrebonne parishes, a fun, vibrant community with Cajun roots about an hour southwest of New Orleans. We're looking for someone with a healthy curiosity, proven investigative skills and the commitment it takes to deliver comprehensive coverage to a community with an insatiable appetite for local news. As the hub of our news operation, your mission will be to motivate and mentor reporters so their stories go beyond the superficial. Strong critical-thinking and organizational skills are a must. You'll work flexible hours dictated by news events and our need to respond quickly and effectively. Mastery of the English language, grammar and AP style are required. The ideal candidate writes and thinks clearly, readily adapts to and leads change and makes it a top priority to serve readers’ interests. Also important are strong editing skills – an ability to help reporters do their best work and, when necessary, work with them to take a story apart and put it back together in a way that reaches readers effectively. Just as important are the so-called “people” skills. We’re not looking for a prima donna. We want someone who works well with others, who prefers to motivate and lead by example rather than demand or reprimand. We’re looking for someone aggressive about getting the story who deals with coworkers, sources and readers fairly and politely. Our reporters work in multiple media, including video, print and online. Dexterity in all of these, as well as with common word-processing, spreadsheet, database and video-editing systems, is preferred. A four-year college degree is required. At least three years’ previous experience at a daily newspaper or other professional news organization is required. Newsroom supervision or management experience is preferred but not necessary.

The Courier and Daily Comet have a combined daily circulation of about 23,000. Our papers consistently earn major journalism awards, and both have been named the Louisiana Press Association Newspapers of the Year in the group’s latest journalism and advertising competition. The Courier has received the award 12 of the past 14 years. Live and work in a unique, 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 and at least five writing or editing samples to Karen Dauzat, P.O. BOX 2717, Houma, LA 70361. You also can e-mail your information to karen.dauzat@houmatoday.com. 9/24

Copy Desk Chief (Copy Editor) - The Courier and Daily Comet in Houma and Thibodaux, La., award-winning newspapers in the bayou country of south Louisiana, are seeking a copy desk chief. Lead a desk of three other copy-editor page designers that produces 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 and proven leadership ability 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 page flow 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. At least three years of previous experience at a daily newspaper or other professional news organization is preferred.

The Courier and Daily Comet, with a combined daily circulation of about 23,000, consistently earn major journalism awards, and The Courier has been named Louisiana Press Association Newspaper of the Year for the past eight years. 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, to Human Resources Liaison Karen Dauzat, P.O. BOX 2717, Houma, LA 70361. You also can e-mail your information to karen.dauzat@houmatoday.com. 9/24

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

Advertising/Marketing

Multi-Media Sales Executive – A professional sales career with great earning potential awaits you at the Sulphur Daily News. We have transformed into a multi-media sales organization that is providing tremendous results for our clients. Our diverse portfolio, including print, digital, social media, web and more, offers powerful programs that deliver more for businesses of all sizes. Candidates must be able to demonstrate the ability to maximize revenue potential to meet company/business objectives and demonstrate consultative sales skills. Please email your resumes to: Andy Jacobson, Regional Advertising Director ajacobson@sulphurdailynews.com. 9/12

Circulation/Distribution

Circulation director sought - Accepting circulation director resumes for small, southern daily newspaper in McComb, Mississippi. Energetic and ambitious manager with a strong background in growth programs, sales and departmental operations, as well as a background in application of circulation software, and web circulation marketeering, will be the type audience development director hired. The newspaper has a strong market share, is a multiple-time general excellence winner, and its staff is long established in the market. The Enterprise-Journal is the flagship of Emmerich Newspapers, a privately-owned, third-generation community newspaper group with 28 newspapers mostly in Mississippi. Compensation range $55K - $60K, with a $5K MBO. Benefits include company match 401(k), medical insurance, and paid vacation. High caliber candidates should send letter of interest, resume, three business (boss) references, and two successful growth programs (in detail) to Dan W. Strack, COO, Emmerich Newspapers, at strack@emmerichnewspapers.com. 10/2

Design/Creative/Web Design

Page Designer/Copy Editor: Are you a news page designer who loves creating pages and writing headlines that resonate with readers? Do you strive for error-free pages? Do you thrive on deadline? Would you enjoy working with other visual journalists in Austin, Texas? If so, you’re the person we’re looking for to join GateHouse Media’s growing Center for News & Design. You need be adept at using InDesign to create news pages on deadline. We're looking for people with a team mentality who can handle curveballs on deadline.

Please apply here: http://ghm.applicantstack.com/x/openings. 10/28

Copy Desk Chief (Copy Editor) - The Courier and Daily Comet in Houma and Thibodaux, La., award-winning newspapers in the bayou country of south Louisiana, are seeking a copy desk chief. Lead a desk of three other copy-editor page designers that produces 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 and proven leadership ability 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 page flow 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. At least three years of previous experience at a daily newspaper or other professional news organization is preferred.

The Courier and Daily Comet, with a combined daily circulation of about 23,000, consistently earn major journalism awards, and The Courier has been named Louisiana Press Association Newspaper of the Year for the past eight years. 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, to Human Resources Liaison Karen Dauzat, P.O. BOX 2717, Houma, LA 70361. You also can e-mail your information to karen.dauzat@houmatoday.com. 9/24

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Publisher/General Manager

General Manager/Editor - Newspaper professional with more than 25 years of experience interested in GM/Editor position at a weekly or semi-weekly within commuting distance of Minden. Will consider other management or newsroom positions in same area. Contact Hal Braswell at halbraswell@bellsouth.net or call 318-773-0554. 10/23

Editing/Reporting/Writing

Advertising/Marketing

Consultant - Hands-on consultant available to secure your weekly or semi-weekly newspaper's future in Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas or Texas. This is not simply a jump start but a long-term solution with specific tangible recommendations to improve quality and your bottom line. Competing against a daily? No problem. Been there, done that in Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas and Oklahoma. Can do complete analysis, strategic plan, design templates, schedule of special sections and show how to apply the Rule of 9s to your content. Reasonable rates, willing to set up payment schedule for smaller properties. Contact Hal Braswell at halbraswell@bellsouth.net or 318-773-0554. 10/23

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