If you are looking for an opportunity to further your career and feel that good newspapers and good business results go hand in hand, Landmark Community Newspapers wants to hear from you.
LCNI is always seeking advertising managers, general managers, publishers and editors who desire bottom-line responsibility, who are able to deliver results, and who can pull it all together and build newspapers that are vital to their growing communities. We also believe that thoughtful and passionate newspapers are as important in small towns as big cities. If you have the passion, the energy and the vision to make us better tomorrow than we are today, send a cover letter and resume to: Patty Bottom, HR Director, LCNI, P.O. Box 549, Shelbyville, KY 40066. Or e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Landmark Community Newspapers is a group of small weeklies to nearly 30,000 circulation dailies with more than 50 newspapers in small towns across the United States. We offer competitive salaries, a full package of benefits, and some of the most beautiful countryside that America has to offer. LCNI welcomes diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Brunswick Beacon, a weekly newspaper with a circulation of 13,500, is seeking an editor. The paper is based in Shallotte, NC, and serves Brunswick County. The area is relatively rural and features miles of beautiful beaches, countless golf courses and world-class saltwater fishing. Myrtle Beach, SC and Wilmington, NC are each about 30 miles from Shallotte. The editor is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the news department, including supervision of three full-time staff writers, sports editor, news clerk, page designer and several local contributors. Qualified candidates should have five years journalism experience and be proficient in both team leadership and hands-on journalism. Proven organizational skills are necessary in addition to the ability to recruit and retain personnel. The editor needs strong editing, writing and photography skills and be efficient in laying out pages and writing headlines. Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Word and InDesign are necessary along with operational knowledge of Internet and web-based content. Qualified candidates need strong news judgment and the ability to coach and develop the news staff. The editor will be expected to write a weekly editorial and listen and respond to reader and non-reader needs and expectations. This person will be expected to actively participate in and take a leadership role in community functions and events. The editor will also coordinate news coverage with ATMC-TV for the weekly news program. Interested persons should apply by sending a cover letter and resume to Angie Sutton, General Manager, The Brunswick Beacon, P. O. Box 2558, Shallotte, NC 28459, or by e-mail at email@example.com
Click here to view full detailsEditor/Reporter at-Large
Landmark Community Newspapers, a community newspaper company headquartered in Shelbyville, Ky., with 54 paid newspapers in 13 states, is seeking an editor/reporter at-large. The editor/reporter at-large is responsible for covering any newsroom job at any LCNI newspaper in cases of emergency or other staffing shortages. Work will fall primarily, but not exclusively, at smaller papers with small staffs, and could be in any job, including the editor's. The editor/reporter at-large may stay at a single property for a period of days, weeks or even months, depending on the need determined by the LCNI Editorial Director. Qualifications include three to five years experience in news; experience at a weekly newspaper is preferred. Qualified candidates need to possess excellent news judgment, good pagination and copy editing skills and have the ability to handle a variety of duties under deadline pressure. Good organization and time management skills are a must along with the ability to work well either independently or with limited support and supervision. This person will be expected to handle layout and pagination, write news, features and sports articles along with taking photographs. They will supervise the work of other editorial employees when filling in for an editor. They will be expected to develop story ideas and reporting strategies and quickly adapt to new equipment, co-workers and community figures. This full-time exempt position reports directly to the LCNI Editorial Director, who will determine work schedule and location week-to-week. Interested persons should apply by sending a cover letter and resume to Benjy Hamm, Editorial Director, Landmark Community Newspapers, LLC, P. O. Box 549, Shelbyville, KY 40066, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Citrus County Chronicle, a 23,000-daily, 28,000-Sunday circulation newspaper in west central Florida is seeking a skilled page designer with solid organizational and story enterprising skills to serve as its Features Editor/Designer. Candidates should have proven design abilities, preferably with a background in graphic design. The successful candidate should have editing and leadership skills, be innovative and creative while consistently meeting daily deadlines. The features editor will lead the content planning and assist in the design and layout for the newspaper's eight feature sections: health, education, food, scene, religion, business, Homefront and commentary. A bachelor's degree and college newspaper experience or equivalent is preferred. Qualified candidates should be self-motivated, highly energetic and have the ability to prioritize tasks. They should be skilled in written, oral and interpersonal communications and be able to work in a fast-paced environment. The features editor/designer will edit local and wire service copy for Associated Press style, clarity and grammar. They will also write strong headlines and will need to comprehend libel and privacy laws. They will be responsible for laying out and designing attractive inside and cover pages and will manage a team of paid and volunteer correspondents. Interested persons should apply by sending a cover letter and resume along with at least five examples of page layouts to Mike Arnold, Editor, via email, at email@example.com
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The Kentucky Standard, a tri-weekly newspaper publishing on Sunday, Wednesday and Friday with a circulation of over 9,000, is seeking a reporter/photographer. The newspaper is located in Bardstown/Nelson County, Ky., just 35 minutes south of Louisville and 60 miles west of Lexington. This position is responsible for photography, video and writing for the tri-weekly newspaper, newspaper website and special sections with assigned beats, general assignments and feature stories. The primary beat will be cops and courts, with other beats as assigned. The position will also work with the television station co-located with the newspaper to supplement video and news coverage for the local origination news broadcast for PLG News 13. A bachelor's degree in journalism or a related field is desired. Qualified candidates should have good writing, researching and interviewing skills along with good grammar, spelling and punctuation skills. Competency in photography and Photoshop is necessary. Pagination skills (experience in Quark desired) is also needed. This person needs good organization and time management skills, ability to meet deadlines and the ability to work well with other departments and employees, including PLG News 13. Given the nature of this beat, this position will require frequent deadline writing and spot news coverage. This person will be expected to update and produce copy, photos, video and slideshows for the website. They will also produce multi-media format stories, photos with video and audio for the website. In addition, they will handle electronic pagination design of select news and feature pages. This person will also develop/write features and news for special publications, promotions. Qualified candidates will serve as a positive liaison with the public and have a vehicle to travel to assignments, a valid driver's license and proof of vehicle insurance. The work schedule is roughly 45 hours per week, with some evening and weekend work required. There is a Nelson County residency preference. Interested persons should apply by sending resume and clips to Forrest Berkshire, Editor, at The Kentucky Standard, 110 W. Stephen Foster Avenue, Bardstown, KY 40004, or by e-mail, at firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Casey County News, a weekly newspaper located in Liberty, Ky., with a net paid circulation of approximately 5,400, is seeking qualified candidates for the position of full-time staff writer. The staff writer will work on a two-person reporting team, reporting and writing assignments, covering all aspects of the editorial department, including learning how to paginate pages. A bachelor's degree in journalism or related field, or equivalent exerience in the journalism profession, is necessary. This position requires strong vocabulary, spelling and grammar skills, and a knowledge of writing. Knowledge of digital photography, downloading photos, ability to use Photoshop, Microsoft Word and InDesign are helpful. This person must be dependable, self-motivated, able to work under pressure, and possess good communication skills. Qualified candidates must have strong organizational and time management skills and be able to work effectively in a team environment. This staff writer will cover government meetings, possibly including, but not limited to, school board, fiscal court, city council, and hospital board. Other assignments will include breaking news, feature stories, general news, covering trials, gathering police news items and public records, such as lawsuits, etc. This person will be asked to write sports news and take photos at sporting events as well as write a weekly column and assist with editorials. The position is full-time and based on 45 hours per week, allowing for some overtime to attend night and/or weekend assignments. General hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Interested persons should apply by sending a resume and 3 clips to Brittany Emerson, GM/Advertising Sales Manager, Casey County News, P. O. Box 40, Liberty, KY 42539, or by email, at email@example.com
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Citrus Publishing, Inc. has an opening for a reporter at its Wakulla News in Crawfordville, Fla. The reporter duties include reporting, writing and photography of local news in coordination with the editor. The reporter will develop a strong source network among the traditional government agencies and throughout the commmunity. The Wakulla News is a weekly publication with a circulation of 4,200. The publishing company produces a group of weekly newspapers in Citrus, Marion, Sumter, Wakulla, Gadsden and Levy counties. A bachelor's degree in journalism or a related field, or equivalent experience, is required. Strong grammar, spelling, writing, interviewing and researching skills are also required. Candidates must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and produce, on the average, two stories a day and meet frequent deadlines. Strong computer skills are a must. The reporter will cover local government meetings as part of their duties. They will also proofread pages on production day. This position has a 40-hour work week with some night and weekend shifts. Interested persons should apply by sending resume to William Snowden, Editor, The Wakulla News, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here to view full detailsAccount Executive
Applications are being accepted for the position of Regional Sales Account Executive working exclusively in the Louisville, Ky. market for Landmark Community Newspapers. Must be able to work independently and meet monthly sales goals. A qualified, motivated, experienced and organized advertising account executive is needed to fill this position. The successful candidate will have advertising sales experience, preferably in newspaper and online, with proven sales results. College degree is preferred. The successful candidate will conduct outside sales calls on businesses in Louisville in order to grow revenue from new accounts and existing accounts. Will be expected to work with customer and graphic designers to develop advertising design needs. Maintain knowledge of advertising rates, circulation and page views for each Kentucky newspaper print and online product. Develop sales presentations utilizing products and appropriate supporting research. Conduct needs assessments by asking questions and listening to clients in order to understand their long-term business needs. Interested persons should apply to: Angela Richardson, Ky. Regional Sales Manager, Landmark Community Newspapers, LLC, at email@example.com Click here to view full detailsInside Sales Representative
Citrus Publishing is looking for an inside sales representative to work at its office in Crystal River, Fla. This position is designed to increase the market share of retail and classified display advertising in all of Citrus Publishing's products (7-day daily, regional weekly newspapers and special publications). This position will receive incoming calls and make outbound service/cold calls. The position will also handle walk-in advertisers from our Meadowcrest office. Qualified candidates should have a college degree or at least two years of sales experience (advertising experience preferred). They should have a demonstrated persuasiveness and/or sales abilities and be skilled in written, oral and interpersonal communications. This person will be expected to consistently meet or exceed monthly and annual sales goals and increase Citrus Publishing's market share through the development of online advertising revenue. Performing daily functions with a minimal amount of direction and working well in a team environment are necessary. Interested persons should apply by sending a resume to Deb Kamlot, HR Manager, Citrus Publishing, at firstname.lastname@example.org Click here to view full detailsAlways looking for reporters or copy editors willing to relocate for future openings.
Apply to Benjy Hamm, P.O. Box 549, Shelbyville, KY 40066. Phone 1-502-513-1157 or Fax 1-502-633-4447 (Email: email@example.com). Opportunities to move up in a group of 56 paid dailies/weeklies in 13 states. Pay at or above average for the industry, excellent benefits. Minorities sought. Click here to view full details