Staff Reporter

Hartselle Newspapers, Inc., a media company that publishes award-winning newspapers, magazines and websites in Alabama’s Tennessee Valley, is seeking a staff reporter.

This position includes general assignment reporting, feature writing, some photography and some sports reporting. Quality of life here is as good as it gets and opportunity for advancement—with our company and others— is nearly limitless.

This full-time opportunity offers competitive salary and benefits. Compensation plan includes base weekly salary, health/dental insurance, 401(k), paid life and disability insurance, retirement plan, paid holidays and paid sick leave.

Our products include:

  • The Hartselle Enquirer, a weekly newspaper with a daily online focus.
  • The Morgan Countian, a weekly newspaper covering areas of Morgan County outside of Hartselle.
  • Hartselle Living Magazine, monthly lifestyle magazine.

Qualifications:

• Solid writing, researching and interviewing skills

• Fluent in AP style and strict adherence to grammar rules

• Experience in InDesign & Pagination

• Valid driver’s license, car insurance and a vehicle

• Excellent time management and organizational skills

• Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field preferred

• Competency in photography and social media preferred

To apply: Email résumé and writing samples to Publisher Randy Garrison at randy.garrison@hartselleenquirer.com or call 256 286 0233.

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Copy Editor

The Decatur (AL) Daily has an opening for a full-time copy editor. The 10-person copy desk edits, designs, paginates, writes headlines and posts to the websites for news and sports sections of both The Decatur Daily and The (Florence, AL) TimesDaily.

Speed, accuracy and judgment are crucial, as is knowledge of InCopy and InDesign. A college degree is required. The Decatur Daily is located on the Tennessee River in north Alabama near Huntsville. We offer opportunities to creative people with initiative and ambition. Send resumes and work samples to Leah.Daniels@TimesDaily.com or by mail to Leah Daniels, news editor; 201 1st Ave., SE; Decatur, AL 35601.

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Graphic Designer

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal in Tupelo, MS, is looking for a graphic designer to join its news design team. Candidates should have some newspaper and magazine design skills. We’re looking for an energetic, creative designer who can come in work with some of the best designers in the state. You’d better hurry, this job won’t be open for long.

How to Apply  Send resumes to crissy.bland@journalinc.com.

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Managing Editor

The Opelika-Auburn News, an award-winning newspaper in a rapidly growing market is in search of a news leader who is willing and eager to drive local news coverage, has solid news judgment, design experience, experience reporting and editing news in a variety of formats to include print, online and mobile. We’re much more than a daily newspaper in a great university town and we need much more in a news leader than an ordinary editor. We are a 12,000 circulation, seven-day newspaper. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five years experience in a daily newspaper environment, at least three years of management experience and will possess strong leadership skills. The successful candidate will understand the necessity of maintaining the highest ethical standards while attacking the changing dynamics of the newspaper industry with a passion that seeks new opportunities instead of trepidation. This person will also understand the importance of positive community involvement, and be willing to become a part of a wonderful community. Bachelor’s level degree in Journalism preferred.  Pre-employment drug and back ground screen required.  Apply at www.bhmginc.com

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Staff Writer

Staff Writer – The Southeast Sun, an award-winning weekly newspaper in South Alabama, is seeking a full time staff writer. Applicants must possess good writing, photography and time management skills. Layout experience a plus. Competitive salary and benefits. The Sun is a locally owned publication covering Enterprise/Fort Rucker/Daleville for over 32 years. Send cover letter and resume to: publisher@southeastsun.com.

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Publisher of Tallapoosa Publishers

Opportunity awaits the next publisher of Tallapoosa Publishers, Inc., a media company that manages one daily and four weekly newspapers, three monthly heat-set magazines, related websites and a central printing facility all serving the beautiful Lake Martin area in east central Alabama. A dynamic growth-oriented team leader and individual performer will lead our company as publisher. Generous salary, incentive and benefits available for the right candidate. Please submit your resume and references via a short cover letter that addresses earnings expectations to kenneth.boone@alexcityoutlook.com. Email contact first is appreciated.

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Copy Editor

Over The Mountain Journal has an immediate opening for copy editor. This position involves 15-20 hours of copy editing and headline writing for an award winning suburban newspaper covering the communities of Mountain Brook, Homewood, Vestavia Hills, Hoover and North Shelby County.

This person could work off site editing copy for grammar, punctuation, spelling, sense, and AP style. Ability to write headlines and cutlines is also necessary.

We are looking for someone who can work quickly and independently.

Attention to detail is necessary but so is speed.

Requirements:
Two years of professional copy-editing experience, preferably at a newspaper or magazine.

Familiarity with AP style. Team player with a positive attitude.

Over The Mountain Journal is published every other week and has been serving readers in this community for 25 years.

Please email resume to our publisher, Maury Wald. mwald@otmj.com

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Circulation Director

Accepting circulation director resumes for small, southern daily newspaper in Greenville, Miss. 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, wins multiple editorial and advertising awards yearly, its staff is long established in the market and won a Pulitzer Prize in its storied history. The Delta Democrat-Times is part of the Emmerich Newspapers, Inc., chain, a privately-owned, third-generation community newspaper group with 28 newspapers mostly in Mississippi. Compensation range $40-$45K, with a $5K MBO. Benefits include company match 401(k), medical insurance, and paid vacation. Send resumes to Publisher Jon Alverson at jalverson@ddtonline.com.

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Managing Editor

If you’ve got ink in your blood, love leading a news team to greatness and living in an amazingly beautiful and interesting community, we may be a perfect fit.

The Oxford (Miss.) Eagle, an award-winning community newspaper, is looking for its next managing editor.

Oxford is home to the University of Mississippi, the birthplace of famed Southern writer William Faulkner and consistently named of the best small cities in the South.

This position is one of a player-coach. We’re looking for someone who is a talented newsroom leader not afraid to build a page, write a story or grab a camera when necessary.

The Oxford Eagle, 6,000-circulation daily publishes Monday through Friday afternoons and Sunday mornings. Recent local market research showed the great majority of local residents turn to The Eagle for their news and information.

We offer excellent pay and benefits and an opportunity to advance further in our company.

To apply send a resume and cover letter to editor and general manager Don Whitten at don.whitten@oxfordeagle.com

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Immediate Opening for a General Assignment Reporter

Over The Mountain Journal has an immediate opening for a General Assignment Reporter to help cover the communities south of Birmingham, including Mountain Brook, Homewood, Vestavia Hills and Hoover. The ideal candidate will be an all-around journalist able to produce a strong balance of straightforward news reporting along with features and enterprise stories, and be willing to shoot video and take photographs for both our digital and print platforms.

This position will write stories assigned by editors and establish sources to form their own story ideas. Applicants with page design or graphic design experience are encouraged to apply. Our reporters take their own photographs with DSLR cameras and lenses provided by the newspaper, and will be asked shoot short videos as story sidebars for our website.

Applicants must:
–      Have a journalism degree, or similar, from a four-year college.
–      Have one year of journalism experience at daily newspaper. Recent journalism school graduates with internship, daily newspaper and/or college newspaper experience are encouraged to apply.
–      Be able to take photographs.
–      Have strong decision-making, communication and interpersonal skills.
–      Be a motivated, self-starter who can produce award-winning ideas.
–      Have a valid driver’s license and a reliable source of transportation.

Please send a cover letter, resume and no more than five writing clips, as well as any samples of page design and photography, and three professional references to Publisher Maury Wald at mwald@otmj.com.

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