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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Reporter

The Andalusia Star-News has an immediate opening for a general assignment and sports reporter. Writing, photography and multi-tasking skills necessary; page design skills a plus. Competitive salary and benefits package. Send resume and writing samples to  michele.gerlach@andalusiastarnews.com or The Andalusia Star-News, P.O. Box 430, Andalusia, AL 36420.

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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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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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