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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Circulation Manager

The Sand Mountain Reporter is looking for a circulation manager that will expand The Reporter’s readership and ensure The Reporter remains a leader in the community. The ideal candidate will be able to develop growth programs for the paper’s circulation, hit sales goals, have good customer relations skills, and handle the distribution of The Reporter on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, along with other products throughout the year. For more information, or to submit a resume, contact Jonathan Stinson, publisher, at jstinson@sandmountainreporter.com.

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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.

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Managing Editor – Mississippi

The Enterprise-Tocsin, a 4,000 paid circulation weekly in Indianola, Miss., is seeking a managing editor. Ideal candidates will have a bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related field, experience working in newspapers and knowledge of layout and photography.

The Enterprise-Tocsin is one of the oldest businesses in the Mississippi Delta, having been established in 1888, and is a past winner of the Mississippi Press Association’s General Excellence Award. It is part of the family-owned Emmerich Newspapers, which is based in Jackson, Miss., and includes 24 newspapers in Mississippi and three in Louisiana and Arkansas.

Previously, this has been a staff reporter position, but we’d like to get someone with more experience who can take on some editing and layout duties. That also means a higher salary, between $28,000 and $30,000, depending on experience. To apply, send resumes to Publisher Charlie Smith at csmith@enterprise-tocsin.com.

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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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