Newspaper Job Openings
Advertising Account Representitive: Our award winning display advertising department is offering a challenging position in outside sales as an advertising account representative. The position requires account maintenance and development of an established account base. We are looking for a person who has the ability and desire to be a top revenue producer in this department. Excellent communication skills are essential. Grammar, design layout, copy writing and proofing skills are all needed to succeed. Experience with online media sales preferred. Benefit package. To apply, please send resume, cover letter and references to: Watertown Daily Times c/o Display Advertising Manager P.O. Box 140 Watertown, WI 53094-0140 or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. 0308
Graphic Designer. Our Herald Publishing Company, parent company of the Carroll (Iowa) Daily Times Herald, an award-winning, family owned and operated newspaper covering a wide swath of western and central Iowa, is seeking a graphic designer. Career duties include: design for daily advertisements, pagination of newspapers, spec ads and long-time quality-improvement and creative projects. We are looking for a strong eye for design to take our papers to the next level. Attention to detail and creativity are musts. Experience with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator are a definitely helpful. Prior experience not required but is considered a plus. Five times in the last five years the Carroll Daily Times Herald has earned the Iowa Newspaper Association’s (INA) First Place General Excellence award for small- and medium-sized dailies in the state. The position also will require work with our five weekly newspapers and one monthly publication — The Jefferson Bee, Guthrie Center Times, Guthrie County Vedette, Adair County Free Press, Fontanelle Observer and Lake Panorama Times. We give our trusted employees freedom to be creative in a collaborative atmosphere. No micro-managing here. Opportunity to compete in a statewide design awards competition. Our newspapers have placed professionals at larger papers such as The Des Moines Register, Sioux City Journal, Iowa City Press-Citizen, Orlando Sentinel Boulder (Colorado) Daily Camera and West Palm Beach Post. Want to practice journalism the old-fashioned way working with a family that knows and loves its community, a newspaper where writers write, designers get creative without corporate politics and structure? This could be the place for you — whether you are an ambitious newcomer or a veteran of a larger, downsized daily looking to land at a newspaper. Salary is commensurate with talent and experience. We will pay for talent. Please email resume, cover letter and 5 to 10 work samples to email@example.com. Application material may also be mailed to: Beckham Miller, production manager, Carroll Daily Times Herald, 508 N. Court St., Carroll, Iowa, 51401. No phone calls please. 0322
Publisher. Student Publications Inc., a non-profit corporation that owns and publishes The Daily Iowan and operates DailyIowan.com and DITV, is accepting applications for Publisher. This is the corporation’s full time chief executive who reports to an independent Board of Trustees. The Publisher is responsible for execution of The Daily Iowan’s primary mission: developing and training student journalists through their hands-on work for what is regarded as one of the best student-run college newspapers in the U.S., its website and its television broadcasts. Since 1868, The Daily Iowan has offered students professional-caliber journalism learning and work experience. The Daily Iowan, its website and DITV are student-produced news operations that are independent of the University of Iowa. Student employees are closely mentored by the Publisher and professional coaches and by a student editor chosen annually by the Board of Trustees. The student editor has full responsibility for news judgment and management of the news staff. The Publisher has strategic and operational responsibility for The Daily Iowan finances, its business model and fund-raising. The Publisher supervises the permanent staff, including advertising, circulation, finance and coaches. The Publisher is expected to build The Daily Iowan brand with students and families, alumni, the Iowa City community, university partners and donors. The Publisher is responsible for seeking and implementing new revenue opportunities through strategic business planning. Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree. An advanced degree, preferably an MBA, is desired. Candidates should have 10 years of management experience in media operations with a proven record of revenue growth. The successful candidate will have a record of leadership, coaching and relationship-management experience. To apply, go to DailyIowan.com/publisher and upload a cover letter, resume and references. (Only the finalists’ references will be contacted.) The Board of Trustees will begin evaluating applications starting Feb. 1, 2017. The new Publisher is expected to begin work by May 1, 2017. 0308
Reporter. The Storm Lake Pilot-Tribune seeks a talented, motivated general assignment reporter to join its award-winning newsroom. The successful candidate will work with one of the most established editors in the state and a general manager who makes her newsroom a priority. Natural curiosity, writing ability and photography skills are a plus. The Pilot-Tribune emphasizes digital journalism while serving a growing and diverse community. We’ll train the right person if he or she demonstrates a passion for local news. Send a resume, cover letter and at least three writing and photography examples to General Manager Kari VanderWoude, firstname.lastname@example.org. Mailing address is Storm Lake Pilot-Tribune, P.O. Box 1187, Storm Lake, IA, 50588. 0308
Staff Writer. The Spencer Daily Reporter seeks a talented, motivated staff writer for a position at one of the top daily newspapers in the state. We know the importance of digital journalism and the right fit will know that, too. Candidates will have the chance to work with an editor who is willing to make good writers even better, a publisher who takes time to listen and an award-winning design editor. Benefits include health, dental and optical insurance, paid days off, holiday pay, 401K, flexible spending account and more. Send a resume, cover letter and at least three writing examples to Managing Editor Randy M. Cauthron, email@example.com. Mailing address is Spencer Daily Reporter, P.O. Box 197, Spencer, IA, 51301. 0308
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