Reporter/Writer

General Assignment Reporter -  The 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

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Sports position

The Gadsden (AL) Times is seeking to fill a full-time position in our sports department. Primary responsibilities include coverage of area recreational, high school and college sports. College degree and daily experience preferred. Job duties include page design and production using InDesign. Photoshop skills are helpful, but not required. Proficiency in AP Style is required. Must be able to work in close quarters under deadline pressure. Nights and weekend shifts are required.  RESUME CAN BE SENT TO: The Gadsden Times, ATTN: Human Resources, P.O. Box 188,Gadsden, AL 35902, OR BY E-MAIL: monica.johnson@gadsdentimes.com, NO PHONE CALLS ACCEPTED The Gadsden Times is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace.

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Staff Reporter

The Southeast Sun, an award-winning weekly in Southeast Alabama, is looking for a staff reporter. Applicants must possess good writing, photography and time management skills. Knowledge of AP Style required. Experience preferred. Layout skills a plus. Competitive salary plus benefits.  Send applications with cover letter, resume and references to: publisher@southeastsun.com

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P.O. Box 311546,
Enterprise, AL 36331

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Banking & Finance Reporter

The Birmingham Business Journal is seeking a reporter who is able to marry strong traditional journalism skills – source building, sharp interviewing techniques, strong analytical and investigative reporting skills, clear writing, document use – with online and social media know-how. Whatever the platform, reporters will produce content – original and curated – that is accompanied by perspective and context. Beat available at this time is banking and finance.

Duties: The top mission: to own audience, by every measure. A BBJ reporter is expected to contribute both short-form (daily online posts) and long-form (print) stories to our news products. Scoops matter. A lot. Specifically reporters will be expected to own their beat audience and conversation; use networking events, Twitter, LinkedIn and other community-building outlets to expand and fortify their source pool and audience; work collaboratively with other newsroom staffers to maximize impact and accessibility of stories reported; and meet or exceed goals related to audience engagement.

Required skills:
Proven ability in reporting and writing
Ability to work independently and remotely
Ability to break news and to identify newsworthy events and sources
Strong analytical and investigative interviewing skills
Ability to relate comfortably to a wide range of people, in person and online, and to develop sources and audience
Competitive, collaborative, curious
Solid understanding of news writing, journalistic ethics and story structure
Ability to leverage relationships with sources to deliver content that differentiates the organization from competitors

Experience: Minimum of 2 years of journalism experience; Proven experience building, maintaining and engaging an active audience; Knowledge of business, and/or business community, a plus. Experience with using social media to source and promote content also a plus

Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

For more information, contact Editor Cindy F. Crawford at ccrawford@bizjournals.com or (205) 443-5631.

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Marketing Consultant

Birmingham, Alabama’s largest monthly circulation, Starnes Publishing, is seeking a marketing consultant to join its team. Our print publications reach more than 87,500 homes and businesses monthly in Birmingham’s most affluent suburbs and our websites serve these communities around the clock. The ideal candidate shall be energetic, able to build and nurture relationships with local business owners and decision makers, willing to learn, and able to meet deadlines. See our publications at 280living.com, villagelivingonline.com, thehomewoodstar.com, hooversun.com, and vestaviavoice.com. Please email a cover letter, resume, and earnings expectations to jobs@starnespublishing.com.  No phone calls or drop-ins, please.

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Editor-General Manager

The St. Clair News-Aegis seeks an experienced, digital savvy editor-general manager to lead this weekly newspaper.

This is a hands-on position requiring initiative, imagination and sure-footed editorial and administrative judgment. In addition to being responsible for all news and opinion content as editor, this person must exhibit leadership skills to direct this operation of three additional employees while multitasking at a high level.

The editor-general manager must be self-motivated, community-oriented and passionate about local content. This person must understand how the editorial and advertising aspects of the operation combine to produce a strong community newspaper.

Pell City is a growing community about 20 miles east of Birmingham on I-20. In addition to offering a good quality of life with good schools and recreational outlets, Pell City is located near Talladega, the home of one of NASCAR’s premiere racetracks.

Interested candidates should email their resume, a cover letter explaining why they believe they are qualified for the position, and samples of their work to Terry Connor at tconnor@cnhi.com

The St. Clair News-Aegis is a CNHI newspaper. Based in Montgomery, Alabama, CNHI is a leading publisher of local news and information. Its newspapers, websites and specialty publications serve communities in 23 states.

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Advertising Director

The Cullman Times seeks an experienced, innovative and results-oriented advertising director.

The advertising director must possess a keen understanding of print and digital advertising, as well as audience-based selling. We need someone with a track record in advertising leadership who can make sales calls and execute a multiplatform sales strategy for print, niche and digital products.

Our advertising director must possess strong organizational and communication skills, a creative approach to revenue development and an emphasis on customer service. We expect a skilled leader who can train and develop a committed sales and marketing organization. Mentoring, field coaching and prospecting are key aspects of this position.

Located in north Alabama, Cullman offers an excellent quality of life, great schools and some of the best water recreation areas in the southeast.

Interested candidates should mail their resume and salary requirements to Publisher Terry Connor, 300 Fourth Ave. SE, Cullman, AL 35055, or send by email to tconnor@cnhi.com.

The Cullman Times is a CNHI newspaper. Based in Montgomery, Alabama, CNHI is a leading publisher of local news and information. Its newspapers, websites and specialty publications serve communities in 23 states.

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MAGAZINE EDITOR

Northeast Mississippi monthly magazine publication seeks energetic editor for its award-winning magazine. The ideal candidate should have 2 or more years of experience in the publishing industry; possess solid editing, writing and communication skills; be comfortable handling multiple tasks; and have a passion for the magazine industry as well as providing contract staff writers with ideas for upcoming issues.  Full-time position with competitive salary and benefits. Responsibilities include: Planning, scheduling, and overseeing day-to-day editorial operations for monthly magazine.  Specific duties include: • Managing editorial workflow for magazine, complete magazine page layouts, tracking content into and through the editorial production process • Setting and enforcing schedules for in-book packages and special projects • Facilitating communication between ad, edit, photo, copy, and production departments. • Prioritizing editorial workloads for and ensuring approvals are secured • Reviewing composed proofs and corrections • Related tasks as assigned. Must be proficient in Indesign and Photoshop and Apple Computers.  Send resume to: Don Norman, Publisher, Starkville Daily News, P.O. Box 1068, Starkville, Ms. 39760, E-mail: sdnpub@starkvilledailynews.com.

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General Assignment Reporter

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.  Must have initiative, energy, a good work ethic, and excellent interviewing skills and be a storyteller. Must be able to also report through our digital platforms, to include videos, blogs, Twitter and Facebook. 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/careers.

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Newspaper sales consultant

The Florida Keys Free Press in beautiful Key Largo Florida is seeking an experience newspaper sales consultant. If you believe in printed community newspapers and believe the way to sales is on the street face-to-face then let’s talk. Must be customer oriented, well organized and a person that can reach or exceed monthly goals. We have a stable of quality publications at your disposal in a daily and weekly paper and multiple magazines. The territory is established and has plenty of growth potential. Excellent compensation with guarantee base and a rewarding commission plan, monthly bonuses, spiffs and contest money. Benefits include health and dental insurance, life, 401K, expenses and more. This is a great opportunity in the beautiful Keys but just 30 minutes from the mainland. Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to Tommy Todd at ttodd@keysnews.com.

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