Ohio News Media Association

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Current Job Postings

Advertising Sales Manager

Farm and Dairy

A northeastern Ohio agricultural newspaper with a weekly circulation of 27,000 is seeking a qualified Advertising Sales Manager. Responsible for running a 3 person staff throughout multiple county territories in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Key responsibilities would be motivating inside and outside sales team in both print and digital sales and developing marketing techniques to increase sales. In addition to overseeing the department, the individual would have a two county territory and would coordinate all national and advertising agency accounts. A background in newspaper sales management is a MUST and agriculture experience is a plus. Our newspaper is well established and offers competitive pay and benefits package including health care and 401k. Submit resume, references and salary history to bsmith@farmanddairy.com.


Reporter

Portsmouth Daily Times and Community Common

Portsmouth

The Daily Times and Community Common are local newspapers located in Portsmouth, Ohio. We are part of Aim Media Midwest. We are seeking a self-motivated, investigative reporter with a nose for news & a curiosity to know more about...everything! Excellent journalism & writing skills are essential,as well as basic photography skills. We are leading information source in written news & video in our area with a proven track record providing community news & information, The Daily Times is continuing to grow our team! Working with us is an exciting, challenging, and rewarding opportunity. Please send your resume & samples of your work, as well as tell us what makes you unique! Email your materials to: Hope R. Comer, hcomer@aimmediamidwest.com


Editor

Portsmouth Daily Times

Portsmouth

The Portsmouth Daily Times seeks an energetic, forward-thinking editor to lead both the Daily Times and the weekly Community Common. The Daily Times publishes six days a week, Monday-Saturday. The Community Common is our Sunday publication. In addition to our print products the newspaper has a robust website, www.portsmouth-dailytimes.com, and social media presence. Combined circulation is over 35,000 readership, 120,000 monthly viewership and more than 15,000 social media presence. Our editor will be an individual who understands how to connect content to our readers by providing depth and context to the news we deliver. The successful candidate will be someone who can mentor a staff and develop an open dialogue with readers and community leaders. In addition, our editor is part of the management team of the newspaper and is a part of the face of our newspaper in the communities we serve.

Additionally, s/he will: n Have a solid understanding of the fundamentals of local news. n Strive to be the leading information source in our communities. n Understand the value of social media and use it as much as an engagement tool as a promotional tool. n Constantly search for new ways to tell stories and present news, both online and in print. n Demonstrate integrity and dedication through a comprehensive approach to balanced and credible journalism. n Be a constant, contributing reporter. n Write 2-3 editorials each week on local or state issues that impact Scioto County. If you value local journalism, love nothing better than helping journalists grow in their craft, believe newspapers – both online and print – remain the foundation of an informed community, and are looking for a great community in which to live, we want to hear from you.

Email us your resume`, five working links to some of your latest and best reporting (editorials, too, if you have them), and a cover letter explaining why you’re the best person for this job. Please send those documents to Hope R. Comer, hcomer@aimmediamidwest.com


Sports Writer

Ohio Valley Publishing

Ohio Valley Publishing is looking for a talented and energetic sports reporter to work in our newsroom with a focus on high school sports. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated with an interest in all areas of sports coverage. OVP covers Gallia and Meigs counties in Ohio and Mason County in West Virginia. This full-time position will work mainly evenings and some weekend hours. A degree in journalism is preferred, but not mandatory. Experience can be substituted. Photography experience is also a plus. Contact OVP Sports Editor Bryan Walters at bwalters@aimmediamidwest.com and be sure to attach a resume and writing sample.


OUTSIDE SALES AND MARKETING – Mirror Magazine

APG Media of Ohio

Job Summary

This position will sell and service local and regional accounts as assigned and/or located within a geographical territory. The primary sales effort will be to solicit current and new business prospects to use one or more of the publications and website in our product portfolio. Generally, the Account Executive will be focusing on several publications

at any given time that are published monthly, quarterly or annually. This position will report directly to an Advertising Sales Manager as well as work with members of their team and Advertising Director of the region. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, have effective presentation skills, creativity, strategic thinker, idea generator, good oral and written comprehension, deductive reasoning, strong work ethic, high computer aptitude, effective public speaking and ability to present to senior marketing executives and business owners. Preferred primary location will be the Upper-Shore Chesapeake Maryland area or in the nearby communities spending 85% of their time on outside sales.

Job Functions

  • This position will sell solutions to both current and prospective clients using a variety of approaches including in-person, via the telephone, email solicitation, online presentations and S. Mail.
  • This position will work with other staffers to sell various
  • This position will perform back-office administrative tasks as appropriate to

ensure that advertising runs according to schedule.

  • This position will work with employees of other departments to process

advertising materials and collect payment.

  • This position will spend 85% of their time in the sales

Minimum Requirements

The successful candidate will have a preferred minimum of 1+ years of experience in the

print sales or internet sales.

Technology Skills

Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, and Outlook is required. Ability to learn new

programs required.

Education

Bachelor’s degree or the work experience equivalency preferred.

For all interested candidates, please email resume to hr@adamspg.com or mail resume to Tom Cloutier,

P.O. Box 600 Easton, MD 21601

No Phone calls please.


PRODUCTION MANAGER

APG Media of Ohio

Job Summary:

This position will lead our Production Department for APG Ohio. This position will manage a varied staff working in the press, mailroom, transportation, printing sales and general maintenance areas for the region. This position will be responsible for printing and fulfilling all intercompany products and all commercial printing customers. This position must have a strong managerial background and skill set related to commercial printing. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, possess effective presentation skills, creativity, strategic thinking, idea generator, good oral and written comprehension, deductive reasoning, and excellent managerial skills. Must have a strong work ethic and ability to motivate staff and willingness to lead by example. Position will base out of the Athens Plant Office.

Job Functions:

  • This position will work to develop Production staff directly or indirectly

through managers

  • This position will be involved in budget development and projections for the

region

  • This position will oversee all day-to-day function for all printing jobs that come

through he plant

  • This position will oversee commercial print sales staff to insure adequate jobs

are flowing through the operation to support expenses.

  • This position will work with other regional managers to insure all activity

related to publishing runs smoothly

  • This position will invest substantial time looking for opportunities to grow and

advance our business or to streamline our operation or process.

  • This position will insure there is sufficient inventory on hand to support staff to

meet deadlines and expectations

  • This position will be the point person for commercial print customers if issues

or major changes arise

  • This position will authorize all printing quotes and manage each job to produce sufficient profit
  • This position will rely extensively on their experience and judgment to plan and

accomplish goals

  • This position will provide vacation and illness relief for their direct reports
  • Perform job duties and conduct self in accordance with company core values
  • Initiate and nurture effective, professional relationships with internal and

external contacts.

Minimum Requirements:

  • The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5+ years of experience in the

commercial printing industry

  • At least 5 years successful track record of management

Technology Skills:

Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, & outlook/thunderbird required. Ability to learn other relevant software programs and teach direct reports is important.

Education:

Bachelors degree or the equivalency thereof is preferred. 5+ years experience in

commercial printing management also preferred.

For all interested candidates, please email resume to hr@adamspg.com or mail resume to Tom Cloutier,

P.O. Box 600 Easton, MD 21601

No Phone calls please.


REPORTER – Jackson, Athens News

APG Media of Ohio

Job Summary

Candidates must have strong writing, research and people skills. The position requires ability to take photographs and video. This is a full-time position, with week night and weekend assignments part of the job. Proficient in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel,

PowerPoint, and Outlook is helpful. Ability to use Facebook and Twitter and other social

media preferred.

The successful candidate must be flexible, attentive to details, diplomatic, able to take direction, and able to multitask. This position will work with different personality types and across a number of publications. Candidates for this position should have strong interpersonal skills and client orientation and exhibit an ability to work effectively with internal and external contacts as a team.

Minimum Requirements

  • Ability to write and to provide clean copy, to take photos and video, strong organizational
  • Must be able to accept instruction and editing suggestions from
  • Must be able to work cooperatively with the
  • Perform job duties and conduct self in accordance with company core
  • Initiate and nurture effective, professional relationships with internal and

external contacts.

  • Must have own transportation

Education:

Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field strongly preferred.

For all interested candidates, please email resume to hr@adamspg.com or mail resume to Tom Cloutier,

P.O. Box 600 Easton, MD 21601

No Phone calls please.


ASSISTANT MAILROOM SUPERVISOR

APG Media of Ohio

Job Summary

This position is responsible for assisting Mailroom Manager in managing shift activities

within the Mailroom Department. This person will supervise the packaging staff with a hands-on approach as our team inserts special sections, advertising circulars into our newspapers and prepares products for postal delivery. Experience as a hands-on team member in a deadline driven operation is a must to perform this job, as is an ability to

evaluate workload, assign tasks and manage the scheduling process on the shift as needed. Qualified candidate must have basic personal computer skills, and some mechanical aptitude. Knowledge of the corresponding mailroom equipment and the ability to setup and run jobs as required. With this position, you will be responsible for providing excellent service to customers within APG Media and to readers, advertisers and the community through their regular job duties and as a member of the APG Media team to produce and deliver the best newspaper possible.

Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Job Functions

  • Maintain a positive and neat personal demeanor at all times in the

correspondence of daily duties.

  • Maintain a safe, clean work
  • Supervise and train all mailroom employees in carrying out their daily
  • Ensure quality control and meet all
  • Reports to Mailroom Manager and should regularly keep them informed as to problems or potential problems in the Mailroom or elsewhere in the plant affecting efficient
  • Responsible for planning, organizing, controlling, motivating, and coordinating

of crews to produce an on-time and top-quality product.

  • Proficiently fill out necessary production report. Some mathematical

calculations apply.

  • Accountable for achieving quality results from assigned area and shift

responsibilities.

  • Sets up and operates all above equipment with limited assistance in absence of

Machine Inserter.

  • Ensure proper inserts are being used by checking against samples that are

supplied.

  • Read and interpret specifications, work orders and make critical adjustments as

needed.

  • Help prepare mail, which includes sorting, sacking and stacking onto
  • Perform miscellaneous duties, hand-stuffing, applying hand labels for
  • Feed preprints into insert machine hopper neatly and
  • Monitor insert machine to reduce double inserts and/or skips so that all jackets

have correct inserts.

  • Remove completed bundles, weighing 10 to 70 pounds and stack or bag

accurately for next step in packaging delivery.

  • Perform general clean up of papers, skids and debris that accumulate during the

workday.

Minimum Requirements

  • Require good reading ability and
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Must be able to effectively utilize Mailroom Equipment
  • Must meet time schedules and deadlines, which may involve
  • Must be accurate, as errors in sorting and applying postage could cause a total mailing to be rejected by USPS, returned for correction, and delay the critical mail
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-

workers, and other supervisors.

  • Having a general knowledge of the printing environment helpful, but not

required.

Technology Skills

Must have basic personal computer skills.

Education

High School diploma or GED equivalent or equivalent work experience preferred.

For all interested candidates, please email resume to hr@adamspg.com or mail resume to Tom Cloutier,

P.O. Box 600 Easton, MD 21601

No Phone calls please.


OUTSIDE SALES – Athens, Jackson, Logan, Circleville and New Lexington

APG Media of Ohio

Job Summary

This position will sell and service local and regional accounts as assigned and/or located within a geographical territory. The primary sales effort will be to solicit current and new business prospects to use one or more of the publications and website in our product portfolio. Generally, the Account Executive will be focusing on several publications at

any given time that are published monthly, quarterly or annually. This position will report directly to an Advertising Sales Manager as well as work with members of their team

and Advertising Director of the region. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, have effective presentation skills, creativity, strategic thinker, idea generator, good oral and written comprehension, deductive reasoning, strong work ethic, high computer aptitude, effective public speaking and ability to present to senior marketing executives and business owners.

Job Functions

  • This position will sell solutions to both current and prospective clients using a variety of approaches including in-person, via the telephone, email solicitation, online presentations and S. Mail.
  • This position will work with other staffers to sell various
  • This position will perform back-office administrative tasks as appropriate to

ensure that advertising runs according to schedule.

  • This position will work with employees of other departments to process

advertising materials and collect payment.

  • This position will spend 85% of their time in the sales

Minimum Requirements

  • The successful candidate will have a preferred minimum of 1+ years of

experience in print sales or internet sales.

Technology Skills

Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, and Outlook is required. Ability to learn new

programs.

Education

Bachelor’s degree or the work experience equivalency preferred.

For all interested candidates, please email resume to hr@adamspg.com or mail resume to Tom Cloutier,

P.O. Box 600 Easton, MD 21601

No Phone calls please.