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Reporter

Category: 
Editorial
Position: 
Reporter
Company: 
Seguin Gazette
Email: 
Jeff.Fowler@seguingazette.com
Location: 
Seguin, Texas

The award-winning Seguin Gazette is seeking a strong and versatile reporter to help round out our newsroom. This position requires a writer who can cover a diverse selection of stories: city council, education, agriculture and water issues and more.

The Gazette maintains a hyper-local focus and our staff prides themselves on creating a quality community newspaper with a focus on enterprise reporting. This Gazette is a Class 1A paper with a history of excellence and is one of 16 papers owned by Southern Newspapers Inc.

Seguin is located on the southern edge of the Texas Hill Country along the Guadalupe River, about half an hour from San Antonio and an hour from Austin. It is home to Texas Lutheran University and is one of the oldest communities in Texas. It is the county seat of Guadalupe County, one of the fasted growing regions in the nation.

Applicants may send clips and resumes to Jeff.Fowler@seguingazette.com or Travis.Webb@seguingazette.com.

Advertising Director

Category: 
Advertising
Position: 
Advertising Director
Company: 
Dalhart Texan
Email: 
swood@ntin.net
Location: 
Dalhart, Texas

Advertising Director -- Twice weekly newspaper, in Dalhart, Texas, is looking for an Advertising Director. Candidate must be organized and be able to work well with others in the office. Salary is negotiable. Please send resume to swood@ntin.net

Editor

Category: 
Editorial
Position: 
Editor
Company: 
Community Impact
Email: 
see ad for how to apply
Location: 
Southwest Austin, Texas

The Editor serves as a primary representative of the company within the community. He/she is responsible for developing relationships with community leaders and news sources and for promoting the company in a positive and professional light. The Editor is responsible for the entire production process of an assigned market's publication, editing all content that goes into the publication, for leading and providing oversight to his/her team, and for the timely submission of accurate, informative, and relevant news and feature stories
This position requires the ability to juggle multiple print and online deadlines, so multitasking capability is a must. We're looking for someone who has an understanding of the way city government functions. It is essential to be motivated, trustworthy and levelheaded under pressure to be successful in this position.
We are a privately held company in which the owners work to ensure our employees have the tools and environment to succeed. We offer a competitive base salary, health benefits, matching 401K and several other benefits, including your birthday off.
Essential Job Functions:

Build and maintain relationships with community contacts and attend chamber luncheons, city council meetings, and other community events to maintain a steady flow of news
Manage the entire editorial production process for monthly newspaper edition
Supervise the work of, coach, and lead Reporters and Graphic Designer to ensure that all work is performed according to company standards and within established deadlines
Provide oversight and leadership to freelance writers, photographers and interns
Provide recommendations and feedback to the General Manager regarding hiring, firing, and discipline decisions related to Reporters, Graphic Designer, freelance writers, photographers and interns, as applicable
Review, fact check and edit all articles, including those written by Reporters, to ensure the highest level of accuracy in reporting, that the tone and context of articles are appropriate, that all sources are properly checked, and that all articles are submitted by established deadlines
Exercise independent discretion and judgment in researching and writing content-appropriate and engaging stories, including features and in contributing graphics and sidebar content for each story
Interview news sources in person (occasionally from the desk) and from a variety of perspectives to ensure accurate reporting
Generate and pitch story ideas at internal planning meetings
Develop and write web content, and lead editorial team to contribute web stories
Shoot photographs for stories as needed
Contribute stories and editorial knowledge to special publications
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

First-rate reporting, writing, and editing skills
Expert knowledge of AP style
Ability to delegate and manage production of editorial content
Proficiency with social media applications, including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn
Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, English, or related coursework
Ability to pass the Company's copyediting and writing tests
At least two (2) years of prior experience with print publication(s)
To apply, please visit our website:
https://communityimpact.com/join-our-team/

Multi Media Specialist

Category: 
Advertising
Position: 
Advertising Sales
Company: 
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Email: 
pforster@mcclatchy.com
Location: 
Fort Worth

SUMMARY:
The Multi Media Sales and Marketing Executive is responsible for account development. They will establish and maintain relationships with current and potential advertisers, matching the business’s need with the best marketing solution the Statesman offers, including but not limited to online marketing, print newspaper advertising, niche publications, inserts, email advertising, social media, online reputation management and more.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Compile and assess market and advertiser research to identify and qualify prospects.
Achieve revenue goals by developing and servicing existing, new and inactive accounts; maintaining awareness of local competitive conditions; and improving market share*
Create proposals after gaining a complete understanding of the client’s needs through a customer needs analysis.
Anticipate trends, situations or changing market conditions and take appropriate action on a timely basis.
Obtain pertinent information concerning prospects’ past and current advertising, as well as future plans/budgets for use in sales presentations.
Contact and visit prospects regularly to point out advantages of advertising in print and online, while serving as a consultant to them and source of field intelligence of conditions that affect their business.
Prospect daily through phone calls, emails and in-person visits to potential advertisers to ensure attainment of revenue goals.
Maintain an organized lead list and follow up appropriately and in a timely manner.
Inform advertisers of advertising rates, current distribution figures, demographic, economic and market data, advantages of contracts and company policies.
Assist advertisers in planning advertising strategy, layouts, schedules, budgets and copy.
Process ad orders and related written correspondence prior to associated deadlines and with accuracy.
Meet performance standards on consistent basis.
Be able to comfortably use technology in daily work activities.
Be diligent to avoid billing errors and correct them quickly when they do occur, communicating with your supervisor.
Respond to complaints or requests or refer them to appropriate department within 24 hours.
Attend weekly sales meetings and one-on-one meetings with your supervisor and participate in department training sessions.
Attend monthly goal-setting meetings. Be able to articulate what has impacted accounts’ activity in the current period.
Anticipate changes and react productively when change occurs.
Adhere to all company and departmental safety policies and procedures.

NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
At least one (1) year of sales and marketing experience with emphasis on personal contact and presentation selling with specific proposals.
Formal sales training preferred.

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATES REQUIRED
Two (2) year degree in advertising, marketing or business administration, or related experience and training.

ADDITIONAL ELIGIBILITY QUALIFICATIONS
Valid Idaho driver's license and acceptable driving record.

COMPETENCIES
Professional business communication skills, time management, proposal writing, strong interpersonal skills, math skills, selling and presentation skills, and the ability to effectively meet daily deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
Negotiating skills, influencing and persuading others.
Attention to detail.
Commitment to customer service.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee is routinely required to sit, stand, walk, talk and hear.
Will occasionally climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
While traveling to client locations, employee will be required to operate their own motor vehicle.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
This job operates in a professional office environment as well as in the field.
This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
Employee will be exposed to current weather conditions while traveling to client locations and may be exposed to inclement and/or severe weather conditions.

Digital Sales Specialist

Category: 
Advertising
Position: 
Digital Sales
Company: 
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Email: 
pforster@mcclatchy.com
Location: 
Fort Worth

We have an opportunity for a Digital Hunter at Fort Worth Star-Telegram McClatchy's national digital agency. This individual is a highly skilled hunter who will focus on developing new revenue and new customers by identifying the prospect’s advanced digital marketing needs. This includes social media management along with SEM and targeted display. The ideal individual must be a self-starter and will have in-depth digital services and product knowledge, and a proven track record in digital sales and exceed customer expectations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
Meet and exceed revenue goals
Independent prospecting of digital opportunities that will drive new revenue streams and new customers
Develop and maintain a full funnel of prospects and properly track prospects through the funnel using internal tools
Conduct a professional client (impact) assessment that will lead to a result driven proposal
Professionally prepare and present custom proposals and solutions
Set expectations during pre-sale phase and manage post-sale to meet those expectations to ensure client satisfaction with an eye toward renewal and upsell
Include ongoing digital media campaigns to support the digital presence
Collaborate and work effectively with the internal and external customers
Attend team sales meetings
Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor's degree required
2-5 years related experience or equivalent combination of work and education experience required. Dealing with small to medium size clients.
Comfort and working knowledge of digital marketing techniques, platforms and sales methods required.
Must have Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Digital sales, digital services, cold calling, good communication skills
Detail oriented with the ability to multi-task; highly organized and task oriented
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Bilingual (English/Spanish) desired.
Strong ability to develop and present professional presentations
Strong work ethic with a customer service positive attitude (internally and externally)
Ability to contribute individually, and participate positively and productively in cross-functional teams
Self-starter. Ability to work in a fast-paced, changing environment; ability to adapt quickly
Ability to network; business development skills