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Editor

Assistant Editor - The Greater Baton Rouge Business Report seeks an assistant editor who will work alongside the executive editor in producing our award-winning biweekly publication, which covers the business scene in and around Louisiana’s state capital. Candidates should possess strong story editing skills and the ability to coach staff reporters, freelancers and photographers in framing and executing their work. They also should be talented reporters in their own right who can envision and create engaging short features for the publication’s upfront pages. And they should have an ability to put photography and illustrations to interesting use, collaborating with graphic designers in conceptualizing content presentation. Preferred candidates would have at least three years of reporting and/or editing experience, preferably in business media; a working knowledge of the WordPress content management system; a keen eye for detail yet an ability to work quickly while handling the pressure of editing two daily e-newsletters under deadline; and a collaborative spirit and a desire to work to high standards. If you’re interested in this position, please send your resume (including references) and work samples either via regular mail to Penny Font, 9029 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge 70809, or to penny@businessreport.com. 11/21

Editor – The Mena Star is seeking an experienced Editor for their high energy weekly community newspaper in Mena, Arkansas. Your newsroom writing and editing skills can lead your career to newer heights and running your own newsroom operations. We are a family owned company of newspapers with a promising future. We seek an experienced, existing writer/editor or a #2 looking to make a move up and prove their abilities. A journalism degree is desired but will consider other with appropriate work experience in newsroom applications. You will cover everything from local government, hard news to ribbon cuttings and education. We are searching for a candidate to become a part of our small community and build relationships. Proven experience with Macintosh, Quark and Photoshop is required. Excelled in photography a plus. We offer an excellent competitive salary, paid holidays, vacation and health insurance. The Mena Star is a 4500 weekly community newspaper in every sense of the word, nestled in the Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas and offers an excellent quality of life valued by all who are lucky enough to live here. To apply please submit your resume, cover letter and samples of your work to: clark@menastar.com. 11/19

Seeking experienced editors - GateHouse Media, a pre-eminent multimedia company in small and midsize markets across the country, is seeking experienced editors. As GateHouse Media grows, opportunities are expected across the company's footprint. For a full list of GateHouse owned or managed media organizations, visit http://www.gatehousemedia.com/section/publications. Applicants should have at least seven years of newsroom management experience and be well versed in digital media strategies. We're looking for strong leaders who are innovative in their approach to storytelling and who find change motivating. GateHouse Media newsrooms focus on local journalism with an emphasis on enterprise reporting. From investigative pieces that challenge what we know about our communities to daily enterprising features covering local government and social issues, our goal is to engage discussion and prompt change in the areas we cover. Our newsrooms balance that hard, enterprising reporting with entertaining community coverage that helps readers plan their lives. Our approach is proactive, and our newsrooms often utilize alternative story formats. GateHouse's digital strategy involves aggressive online posting on both traditional news websites and multiple social media platforms. Our websites are constantly updated throughout every day of the week, regardless of our publication cycles. High-quality video done in various forms will be at the heart of our digital storytelling. Our newsroom leaders are adept at forging relationships with community partners who can supply quality local content to supplement original reporting. Our leaders are also involved in local social organizations such as Rotary and youth sports. We're looking for leaders who value creativity, are adept at managing expectations, and have proven experience coaching reporters and other editors. Email your resume to ejespersen@gatehousemedia.com for consideration, indicating your preferred location and your ability to relocate, if necessary. To receive more information about current openings, visit Gatehouse's career website at http://www.gatehousemedia.com/section/careers. 12/1

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.

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.

Reporter/Writer

JOURNALIST - THE RUSTON Daily Leader, a state and national award winning newspaper, is seeking a full-time journalist. Management opportunities possible depending on experience. Responsibilities include covering beats, writing news articles, taking photos and page design. Previous work experience preferred with journalism degree or related degree. Salary plus benefits within a great working environment. Send resume & writing samples to rick@rustonleader or mail to Ruston Daily Leader, Attn: Rick Hohlt, 212 West Park Ave, Ruston LA, 71270. 2/18

REPORTER - The Daily Iberian/New Iberia, La. is still looking for strong reporter candidates, trying to make sure we find someone good for us as well as someone for whom we can be good. We're offering a $1,000 sign-on bonus, competitive pay, good benefits, good working conditions, the chance to be part of a good team locally and the chance to develop professionally. We have opportunities for advancement with us or other Wick operations. You'll handle a variety of assignments, some routine but also lots of features and stories with significant community impact. Email Managing Editor Jeff Zeringue at jeff.zeringue@daily-iberian.com to apply or find out more about what we have to offer. 2/18

General Assignment ReporterThe 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 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 12/22

Reporter - The Sealy News, a weekly newspaper serving Sealy and Austin County to the west of the Houston/Katy area, seeks a full-time, professional reporter. Must be able to work flexible hours and cover everything from city hall and school boards to community events and feature stories. Photo skills preferred. InDesign and PhotoShop helpful. Some page design and website management included. Please send cover letter and resume to editor@sealynews.com. No phone calls please. 12/2

Advertising/Marketing

Director of Sales and Marketing  Are you driven and competitive? Love the new digital world? A dynamic leader that would love to live and work in one of the greatest college towns in America? We are looking for a great street smart leader to work with our accomplished group of sales professionals and take them to new levels. The right team leader will believe in the digital future and push hard for results while incorporating and providing a fun working environment.Qualified candidates will have a sales and management background with a love of training and teaching. Solid experience in digital and a creative sense of problem solving are necessary. A high energy level and love of being out of the office selling is a must. The position is responsible for all advertising revenue including magazine, print, digital and mobile. Creativity and experience in billing, systems and forecasting are keys to success. Experience in working with businesses in Texas, or in and around a major university is a real plus! The Bryan-College Station Eagle – acquired by Berkshire Hathaway Inc. in July 2012 – is one of the oldest businesses in the region, founded in 1889. Our growing central Texas community is home to the nation’s fifth largest university – Texas A&M, the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, Blinn College and Blue Bell Creameries. A bio-tech corridor is under construction near existing state-of-the-art international research facilities. Residents enjoy a small town atmosphere while benefiting from a short drive to Houston, Austin and Dallas. Sound like a fit? Send resume and cover letter via e-mail (no calls please) to: Crystal Dupre Publisher Bryan College Station Eagle crystal.dupre@theeagle.com 1/8

Advertising Sales - Come Join Us .if you’d like to earn a competitive salary plus monthly bonuses, get great company benefits like health and dental insurance, life insurance, paid holidays and vacation, a 401-K and more. If you like the idea of working with great people who take pride in their work, but who also like to have some fun. If you’d be interested in a career opportunity, not just a job?  If so, read further.We have an opening for an outside advertising salesperson to sell multi-media advertising packages to new and existing accounts in the area. Sales experience is a plus, but not a requirement, as is a college degree. If you think you’d be interested, let us hear from you and let’s see what each might offer the other. A drive to be successful is a requirement, and if you have drive and motivation, we’d love to talk to you about joining our team. Earn A Signing Bonus! If you’re hired for this position, you’re eligible for a $1,000 signing bonus to be paid after you complete 90 days on the job. Let’s talk... Send your resume and a cover letter telling about yourself to Bill Heirtzler, Advertising Director at bill.heirtzler@daily-iberian.com  • 337-321-6747 1/26

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

Online/Web Content/IT

Web Services Coordinator - Full-time web services coordinator needed for newspaper creative services department in Taylor, Texas. Primary responsibility involves managing advertising workflow for newspaper web sites and building effective advertising for numerous newspaper web sites in a deadline-oriented environment, and other promotional materials. Must be able to work with existing concepts as well as creating new ideas for a variety of clientele. You will also help our newspapers with technical issues involving software, computers, email and web sites. This is not a telecommuting job! Friendly team environment, benefits. The ideal candidate must be extremely organized, efficient, diplomatic and have great people skills, as well as be proficient in Adobe CS, Dreamweaver or Flash, and Office on a Macintosh platform. Newspaper experience and Google certification is preferred. Knowledge of Macs and PCs a definite plus! While some experience is desired, we are open to taking on the right person who has the skills but needs a chance to prove himself. Granite Publications is a family of 23 community newspapers from around Texas. We have been in the newspaper business for more than 35 years. We provide management, accounting, printing, creative and web services to our group newspapers. Send resume and samples of work to Brandi Chionsini, Granite Publications, brandi@granitepub.com. No phone calls, please. EOE. 12/2

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.

Photography

Production/Press

Press Operator - The Delta Democrat-Times, a 6-day, daily newspaper in Greenville, Miss., is accepting resumes for a press operator position. The position is primarily responsible for the set up and operation of offset printing equipment. The ideal candidate will be experienced in print quality evaluation and be able to understand and apply detailed instructions. Some experience running and maintaining a Goss Urbanite 1000 series newspaper press is preferred, but not required. The position pays between $25k-$28k. Benefits include paid vacation, medical insurance and company-match 401k. The newspaper is part of the third-generation, family-owned Emmerich group of 28 newspapers in Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas. Send resumes to jalverson@ddtonline.com 1/13

EXPERIENCED PRESS OPERATOR NEEDED Full-time, Night work, 2+ years experience • Reliable • Drug Free. We offer a competitive benefits package including health, dental, vision and life insurance, paid vacation, holidays and sick leave plus a profit sharing program. Apply between 3 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday Ask for David Bordok 725 S. Morrison Blvd. • Hammond, LA 70403 Hammond Daily Star is an Equal Opportunity Employer 1/20

 

 

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POSITIONS SOUGHT

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


Reporter - Eager reporter looking to tackle some serious news. I have a knack for digging up stories, I’m handy with a camera, proficient on social media and looking to learn as much possible. I have a broad range of interests, but I enjoy covering city news, the environment and local business. I’m currently freelancing stories in Baton Rouge and working in public relations. I moved here from Washington and am loving the new scenery. Feel free to reach Quinn Welsch at (360) 527-5333, via email quinn.welsch@gmail.com or via Twitter at @quinnwelsch. 1-14


Advertising/Marketing

Sales Management - Recently downsized Sales Management veteran is actively searching for an engaging media management position.  Over 20 years of sales management experience that has included; sales, coaching, training, budgeting, goal setting, sales analysis, forecasting, new product development, copy writing and new revenue stream creation.  Willing to relocate anywhere in the south.  Please contact Jay Kemp at 386-295-7797 or I can be contacted at jaykemp13@yahoo.com.  Also, please visit my Linkedin profile page at www.linkedin/com/pub/jay-kemp/29/991/928/ .  My resume, references and letters of recommendation are available upon request.  Thank you. 3/1

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

Graphic Design

Production

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Photography

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Cartoonist

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