Executive Editor

The TimesDaily in Florence, north Alabama’s award-winning seven-day-a-week daily newspaper (20,000 daily; 22,000 Sunday), is accepting applications for executive editor.  Florence and the Shoals communities, situated along the Tennessee River, are prosperous and rich in heritage and beauty.

The executive editor oversees newsroom digital and print operations, to include short- and long-term planning, hiring staff, managing budgets and working with beat reporters and independent contractors. The ideal candidate will have a “local-first” philosophy, enjoy working closely with a team of talented photojournalists and designers, while also assisting in day-to-day editing duties. We’re looking for the right leader to aggressively seek out compelling news coverage and to enhance our reputation in watchdog journalism. We want to remain the primary source of local news in our area.

Responsibilities:

  • Publish content that is accurate, timely and of interest to readers via online, mobile or print. Develop quality and quantity of content, supervision, coaching and training of staff. Establish criteria for staff and evaluate personnel on that basis.
  • Work with newspaper management team to reach circulation and digital and print readership goals.
  • Publish an editorial page that is lively, aggressive, inclusive, challenging and thought-provoking
  • Coordinate with other departments to meet deadlines, set deadlines, coordinate content and develop new products.
  • Lead convergence efforts with other media in the market, including television and radio.
  • Ability to coach and motivate others; has thorough understanding of readers’ needs and expectations; strong public relations; must handle pressure well; ability to work on deadlines;
  • In addition to directing the newsroom, the candidate must be capable of innovative online content generation and main Web page news judgment. The candidate should be comfortable with online forums, building databases, developing niche Web products, new technologies, video content, mobile news generation, blogging, Facebook, widgets, feeds and updating the Website with breaking news.
  • Ability to adhere to established budget.

Qualified candidates will have an undergraduate college degree, at least 10 years in newspapers, experience in multiple markets, plus significant time as a top editor or managing editor. The ideal candidate will possess the highest standards for journalistic ethics and quality and will have the ability to be a team player who will help foster productive relationships with other newspaper departments.

Send your resume, writing samples and references to Publisher Darrell Sandlin at darrell.sandlin@timesdaily.com.

The position closes Oct. 17, 2014.

Tennessee Valley Printing Co. Inc. (TVPCO) operates the TimesDaily, Decatur (AL) Daily, and six weekly newspapers reaching more than 200,000 homes weekly; a dozen Websites with more than 4 million monthly page views, plus TN Valley Media Outdoors’ 106 billboard faces. TVP is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer, offering a competitive salary, full medical benefits and 401(k). Learn more about our newspaper at www.timesdaily.com.

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Advertising sales rep

Award winning suburban newspaper has an opening for an award winning advertising sales rep. This is a rare opportunity to join one of Alabama’s most respected publications. Over the Mountain Journal has a 24-year track record of delivering results for local, regional and national advertisers. We’re looking for an individual with a minimum of 2 years successful outside sales experience. Advertising and social media sales is a plus. Please send your resume in confidence to mwald@otmj.com or call Maury Wald at 205-823-9646.

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Circulation Manager – Mississippi

The Enterprise-Journal, a six days a week, 8,000-circulation newspaper in Southwest Mississippi, seeks an experienced, hands-on circulation manager. A background in newspaper or magazine circulation is required. Candidates must be able to build on a successful kiosk program, understand all aspects of circulation department operation and have knowledge of circulation software operation. Pay range is $50,000 to $60,000. Send a resumé, three work references and two examples of subscriber growth programs to Jack Ryan, publisher@enterprise-journal.com

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Editor – GA

The Northeast Georgian, an award-winning twice-weekly newspaper in beautiful Habersham County, is seeking applications for editor. The right applicant must possess a strong sense of community and a can-do attitude. Other requirements include strong skills in organization, communication, photography, and the ability to manage a seasoned news staff. Applicants must be proficient in relevant technology.

The Northeast Georgian is a well-established legal-organ that has been serving Habersham County since 1892. Community Newspapers Inc., the parent company, is a forward-thinking, local-information company based in Athens, Ga. If you’re the person for this job, please email cover letter, resume and professional references to Alan NeSmith, regional publisher, at anesmith@thenortheastgeorgian.

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Editor

Brookhaven Newsmedia,LLC seeks a community minded journalist to join its team as editor of The Brookhaven, MS Daily Leader. We publish Tuesday thru Friday and Sunday, weekly shopper, Brookhaven Magazine, and six annual single topic magazines. Candidates must be proficient in all areas of news reporting, editing, photography and pagination. This position requires management experience and the ability to lead and direct a very talented staff. If you enjoy getting out of the office and discover compelling and interesting news stories and have strong  writing skills this position is for you. Other duties will include pagination of newspaper, website and social media updates. Candidates must have degree in journalism or a related field and must have working knowledge of indesign and photoshop. Excel experience is a plus. Full time position with good salary, benefits, and opportunities to advance within Boone Newspapers,Inc. Please send resume, samples and references to otis.raybon@dailyleader.com

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Multimedia Journalist

Opelika-Auburn News, an award-winning daily newspaper in eastern Alabama near Auburn University, has an immediate opening for a multimedia journalist. The successful applicant must have the ability to cover crime, courts, government, business, features, etc. The right journalist will have the desire to provide outstanding coverage and breaking news across multiple platforms. The Opelika-Auburn News also places an emphasis on multimedia coverage on its website. This person must be willing to work a flexible schedule.  1-2  years experience. Four-year degree in journalism required; Excellent benefits; EOE/M/F/D/V. Drug and background screen required. Apply online at www.bhmginc.com.

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News Editor

Opelika-Auburn News, an award-winning daily newspaper in eastern Alabama near Auburn University, has an immediate opening for an experienced News Editor.   The successful applicant must be able to organize and supervise coverage.  This person must be mature, thoroughly grounded in all types of news, included but not limited to government coverage, business, sports, news features, opinion and the arts. This person is expected to provide a mature, steady hand in helping the managing editor lead the newsroom. The person must also have the ability to edit copy and shepherd pages through the production process. This person must be willing to work a flexible schedule. 5-7 years experience. Four-year degree in journalism required; Excellent benefits; EOE/M/F/D/V. Drug and background screen required. Apply online at www.bhmginc.com.

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Sports Editor

The Opelika-Auburn News, a seven-day publication located just 90 minutes from Atlanta, seeks a talented, experienced journalist to be our next sports editor. We’re home of Auburn University athletics, and some of the best prep sports in the Southeast. And next year, Opelika is hosting a PGA Tour event on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. The Opelika-Auburn News regularly earns state and national honors. We were one of just seven newspapers in America to win “Grand Slam” honors in this year’s Associated Press Sports Editors’ writing and sections contest. We’re proud of our championship coverage, and we’re looking for the right person who can help us remain among the nation’s best sports departments.

The ideal candidate will have at least five years of professional journalism experience, including experience covering a major college or professional sports team. Responsibilities include: guiding two full-time reporters and several stringers; writing columns and stories; working with our page designers to produce a quality print section; utilizing social media to drive readers to our print and online products; and helping produce videos and other online content for our award-winning website.

The Opelika-Auburn News is part of BH Media Group, and offers a competitive salary and full benefits including medical and retirement. Must be willing to learn new things, be flexible and able to adapt and grow with the job. Reliable transportation is a must. A valid driver’s license, proof of auto insurance and the ability to cover assignments at night or on weekends is required. College degree preferred.  Must be a self starter with a strong work ethic and have the ability to work independently. EOE/M/F/D/V:  Drug and background screening is required. Apply online at www.bhmginc.com.

The Opelika-Auburn News, an award-winning daily newspaper in eastern Alabama near Auburn University, has an immediate opening for a general assignment reporter.   The successful applicant must have the ability to cover crime, courts, government, business, features, etc. The right journalist will have the desire to provide outstanding coverage and breaking news across multiple platforms.  The Opelika-Auburn News also places an emphasis on multimedia coverage on its website. This person must be willing to work a flexible schedule.  1-2  years experience. Four-year degree in journalism required; Excellent benefits; EOE/M/F/D/V. Drug and background screen required.

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Reporter

Serving one of the nation’s most historic cities, The Selma Times-Journal is actively seeking qualified candidates for open reporter positions. Perfect for the recent college graduate, this position will provide the opportunity to sharpen your skills, gain valuable experience and work in an environment that only Alabama’s Queen City can provide. This full-time position offers a competitive salary and benefits and a chances for advancement within our newspaper and company with top performance. Qualified candidates will be those with strong writing skills and be familiar with Adobe Creative Suite and Macintosh computers. Please send cover letter, non-returnable resume and clips to Tim Reeves, editor, The Selma Times-Journal, tim.reeves@selmatimesjournal.com. No phone calls please.

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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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