Sports Reporter / Outdoors 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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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 – 2 years experience is preferred. Ability to meet deadlines and juggle multiple assignments 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

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Advertising Consultant – Key West, FL

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?

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Editor

Greenville Newspapers LLC seeks a community-minded, self-motivated person to join its team as editor of its weekly publication The Luverne Journal.

Candidates must be proficient in all areas of reporting, editing, photography and pagination.

This position 
requires an individual who loves to get out of the office and discover the
 news of our community, strong writing skills and the ability to work 
independently. Other duties will include weekly pagination of the newspaper and website and social media updates.

Applicants should have a college degree in journalism or a related field and must be familiar with InDesign and Photoshop.

The full-time position offers competitive salary and benefits, and opportunities to advance within the company.

Compensation plan includes bonus opportunities, health/dental insurance, 401(k), paid life and disability insurance, retirement plan, and paid holidays and sick leave. Send resume, work samples and references to Greenville Newspapers LLC managing editor Andy Brown at andy.brown@greenvilleadvocate.com.

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Sports copy editor/designer

The Tuscaloosa News is seeking a full-time sports designer/copy editor to join the universal desk of its 30,000-circulation newspaper. Primary responsibilities will be producing sports pages using InCopy and InDesign software and helping maintain websites, as well as producing news pages as needed. The ideal candidate would have two or more years of experience at a daily newspaper, as well as a bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field. The Tuscaloosa News produces a consistent Top 10 Associated Press Sports Editors section in one of the best college sports markets in the nation with a highly motivated sports staff that has high standards and expectations. Work schedule will include night shifts, weekends and some holidays. The Tuscaloosa News is part of Halifax Media Group. We foster a diverse, collaborative work environment and offer competitive pay and benefits. Send cover letter, resume, five to 10 of your best design examples and three to five headlines to News Editor Amy Robinson, The Tuscaloosa News, P.O. Box 20587, Tuscaloosa, AL 35402-0587 or amy.robinson@tuscaloosanews.com . No phone calls, please. The Tuscaloosa News, a daily newspaper serving Tuscaloosa, Ala., and the surrounding region of west central Alabama, is part of Daytona Beach, Fla.-based Halifax Media Group, which offers a competitive benefit plan, including health, vision, dental, life insurance, medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts, 401(k) savings plan, paid vacation and sick leave and holidays. Hiring is contingent on a background check and pre-employment drug screen. Drug-free workplace – EOE.

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Digital editor

The Tuscaloosa News is seeking a digital editor to manage its websites and other digital platforms. The ideal candidate would have previous experience producing and promoting multimedia content for a daily newspaper operation, sound news judgment, understanding of libel law and journalistic ethics, familiarity with content management systems and SEO practices, excellent writing and photography skills, ability to shoot and edit video and proficiency with HTML, Adobe Premiere, Caspio, Photoshop and Microsoft Office. The digital editor is a supervisory position, reporting to the executive editor, and with the authority, in collaboration with the city editor and other editors, to direct reporters, videographers, photographers and some other newsroom employees to develop each day’s news report, as well as weekend plans and long-term projects. The position requires a self-starter who can react quickly to breaking news and ensure the newsroom is working with a sense of urgency to provide content for and update our digital products. This person also interacts with key staff members in other departments at the newspaper and the corporate level and must be connected with members of the community and news sources. Responsibilities include producing, editing, organizing and managing content on tuscaloosanews.com and other digital platforms, including driving web traffic through social media outlets, such as Facebook and Twitter, and other online tools, writing and editing stories, posting stories and photos, managing blogs, building databases, engaging with site users and collaborating with sports, photo and news departments to help develop multimedia elements to accompany stories. Work schedule typically would be M-F during the day but could include night shifts, weekends and some holidays. Four-year degree in journalism, communications or related field, preferred. Send cover letter, resume and samples of online work and writing to Executive Editor Michael James, The Tuscaloosa News, P.O. Box 20587, Tuscaloosa, AL 35402-0587 or michael.james@tuscaloosanews.com. No phone calls, please. The Tuscaloosa News, a daily newspaper serving Tuscaloosa, Ala., and the surrounding region of west central Alabama, is part of Daytona Beach, Fla.-based Halifax Media Group, which offers a competitive benefit plan, including health, vision, dental, life insurance, medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts, 401(k) savings plan, paid vacation and sick leave and holidays. Hiring is contingent on a background check and pre-employment drug screen. Drug-free workplace – EOE.

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Digital Producer

The Birmingham Business Journal, a leading business publication and part of the American City Business Journals chain, is seeking a dynamic Digital Producer.

The Digital Producer is responsible for the day-to-day management of all online content and owns the execution of the online content strategy across multiple platforms and products, including Web, email and mobile. It is mandatory that the candidate thrive in a breaking-news culture and has demonstrated content programming experience in an online environment. The primary goal of the Digital Producer is to craft timely and compelling products that drive loyal engagement, grow audience and extend the Business Journal brand in the digital space. The job requires solid news judgment, strong headline writing skills and familiarity with SEO and site metrics. The Digital Producer must balance the highest standards for content with ambitious traffic and engagement objectives.

In addition to working with staff- and user-generated content, the Digital Producer is expected to curate, report and write posts as well as produce interactive features, galleries and video. The end result should be a rich and vibrant digital experience that serves the Business Journal audience, generates user feedback and inspires robust community interaction.

Working with the editors and reporters, the Digital Producer will assist in determining how best to extend and expand online articles for print.

REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS
·       Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
·       2-3 years experience in online news operation
·       Strong headline writing and copy-editing skills
·       Familiarity with AP Style
·       SEO experience
·       Video production experience a plus
·       Demonstrated use of databases to build interactive elements and features
·       Data entry for content management systems
·       Html skills
·       Excel and/or spreadsheet tools and management

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Duties and Responsibilities, work schedules and/or location may change based on evolving business needs
·       Produce newsy, engaging daily online content.
·       Generate and execute digital content ideas.
·       Track metrics and measure engagement with an eye towards constant improvement.
·       Recommend creative approach/strategy for social media executions.
·       Work with editors, reporters and other stakeholders to plan new content and features.
·       Help staff identify and deploy tactics to meet traffic and engagement goals.
·       Work collaboratively with peers in design, research, and technology.
·       Produce and maintain all market-specific content on the business journal’s website, including local promotions, updated staff lists, rate information, editorial calendars. Local content should be updated a minimum of twice a month, with a target of once each week.
·       Handle coding and uploading of weekly files to bizjournals.com.
·       Gather and upload selected graphics, photos, informational graphics and info boxes to bizjournals.com.
·       Regularly participate in and attend Business Journal sponsored events.
·       Take on any other assignment made by manager(s).
·       Work cooperatively and collaboratively with all colleagues and professionally with sources.

Send resume and cover letter to Editor Cindy F. Crawford at ccrawford@bizjournals.com.

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Circulation Director

The Opelika Auburn News, a 7 day morning publication with a 24/7 digital operation, is seeking an experienced circulation director with a proven track record for achieving goals and objectives. The person selected for this position will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the department/staff, and will be an integral part of the leadership team. Candidates must possess exemplary organizational and interpersonal skills, have exceptional customer service standards and be creative in their approach to selling/marketing across all of our audience platforms. The person chosen for this role will have full responsibility for the management of the entire department, including but not limited to, sales, distribution, service, collections, NIE, NIE fundraising, third party distribution, and community involvement.  Full range of benefits; Pre-employment drug and background screening required; EOE/M/F/D/V: Interested parties should apply online at www.bhmginc.com or send your resume to rmaynor@oanow.com.

 

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