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Current Job Postings

Sports Reporter

Portsmouth Daily Times

The Daily Times in Portsmouth, Ohio is looking for sports reporters who can bolster coverage in the communities we cover for print, web and social media. The Portsmouth Daily Times is a daily, publishing Monday through Saturday, while The Community Common publishes on Sunday. We are seeking hard workers, multi-taskers, those with a love for local sports reporting, a flair for writing and a commitment to making our publications the best they can be in print and online. These are entry-level positions, but reporters with experience are encouraged to apply. Sports reporters are not required to have a personal digital camera, but having one is a plus. What we are looking for: * Accuracy and clarity in writing * Ability to work independently and as part of a team * Ability to meet deadlines and effectively manage time * Ability to think outside the box * Available for evening/weekend shifts To apply, send your resume/cover letter with at least five references who can speak directly to your talent, writing samples that show your local writing chops and photography skills, and a letter telling us why you are the person for the job. Send to Kevin Colley at kcolley@aimmediamidwest.com and copy Lynn Adams at ladams@aimmediamidwest.com


Sports Editor

Greenville Daily Advocate

We are looking for the right person to be our Sports Editor due to promotion. Must enjoy covering local community sports. Immediate opening. Previous experience a big plus.

Contact kshaner@aimmediamidwest.com.


Sports Editor

Mount Vernon News

The Mount Vernon News, an independently-owned local newspaper, is in search of a full-time sports editor with vision to expand coverage of athletics in Knox County. The ideal candidate will have a strong desire to take our sports department into a multi-media platform for more storytelling capabilities and to reach a larger audience. Sports writing, editing and supervisory experience are required. Photography, videography and page layout are a plus. This is a salaried position with oversight of part-time sports writers. Hours are dependent on sports schedule and include nights, weekends and mandatory planning meetings. Please send resume, references, writing and photography samples, in pdf format, to samantha.scoles@mountvernonnews.com.


Campaign Coordinator

Cleveland Plain Dealer

Are you the one your team relies on to connect all the dots? Do you take pride in delivering quality results on time? Can you thrive in a fast-paced environment with multiple competing priorities? Interested in a chance to work with a B2C organization with markets from coast to coast. We want to talk with you. Join a team selling digital and print subscriptions across the country in a position poised for growth. The Campaign Coordinator plays a key role in Plain Dealer campaigns as well as for publications like The Oregonian and The Times-Picayune. Apply your sales and marketing expertise in a fast-paced, collaborative environment. Prior experience managing advertising/marketing campaigns from inception thru fulfillment.

Significant Excel skills and innate ability to interpret and organize data that is executable in support of company goals. To be a good fit: Associates degree or combination of education and related marketing or sales experience Minimum of two years’ sales and/or marketing experience Ability to coordinate multiple projects and ensure the accountability of others Ability to work with highly confidential information Strong verbal and written communication skills Proficient in Microsoft Office products – specifically Word, Excel and PowerPoint Ability to interpret data and make recommendations to supervisor and sales team based on analytical findings Must be self-motivated to complete tasks by assigned deadlines, as part of a remote team Vendor relationship experience Experience and proven ability to coordinate multiple, deadline-driven projects Position may be located in Cleveland Ohio or Birmingham Alabama.

If interested, please email resume to: mhavard@advancelocal.com subject: Campaign Coordinator Advance Local, one of the largest media groups in the United States, operates the leading news and information companies in more than 25 cities, reaching 50+ million people monthly with our quality, real-time journalism and community engagement. Our company is built upon the values of Integrity, Collaboration, Accountability, Fearlessness, and Customer Focus. Advance Local includes MLive Media Group, Advance Ohio, NOLA Media Group, Alabama Media Group, NJ Advance Media, Advance Media NY, MassLive Media, Oregonian Media Group, Staten Island Media Group, Advance 360, The Alpha Group, Headline Studio, and our Enterprise Digital Innovation team. For more information about Advance Local, please visit www.advancelocal.com. Advance Local is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, physical or mental impairment, sexual orientation, marital status or any other category protected under federal, state or local law.


National Sales Channel Manager

Cleveland Plain Dealer

The National Sales Channel Manager drives sales efforts across all Advance Local Media newspaper markets to achieve channel Consumer Revenue and volume goals, ensuring positive ROI for consumer offers by focusing on contribution positive price points and terms that maximize non-Core churn. This position serves as the primary liaison with external sales vendors, tracking and affecting vendor performance.

REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS: Associate’s degree or combination of education and related marketing or sales experience Minimum of two years’ sales and/or marketing experience Ability to manage multiple projects and ensure the accountability of others Ability to work with highly confidential information Strong verbal and written communication skills Proficient in Microsoft Office products – specifically Word, Excel and PowerPoint Newspaper subscription sales experience Ability to manage sales campaigns and associated expense to budget Experience with industry regulatory, compliance and legal issues Ability to interpret data and make recommendations based on analytical findings Must be self-motivated and able to work independently as part of a remote team Vendor management experience

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The duties listed are intended as examples only and may not represent a complete list. Duties and Responsibilities, work schedules and/or location may change based on evolving business needs. Recommends, develops and implements cost effective local sales campaigns designed to achieve circulation, readership and revenue goals within assigned sales channel. Responsible to meet or exceed assigned channel revenue goals. Develops and optimizes campaign effectiveness through analysis of sales performance results. Acts as primary liaison with external sales vendors, working closely with vendors to monitor weekly production activity by channel to sales expectations, addressing production issues and holding vendors accountable to managing to expense budget goals based on contract requirements. Tracks vendor performance standards and provides input to senior leadership on continuation of vendor agreements. Researches and recommends new vendor relationships. Works with Consumer Revenue, Circulation Operations, and other Advance Local Media departments to meet/exceed sales goals, increase targeted market share and enhance customer satisfaction. Communicates with others within Circulation to ensure all local market sales programs are meeting business objectives. Assists with development of annual channel sales plans with supporting budgets/forecasts. Position may be located in Cleveland Ohio or Birmingham Alabama.

If interested, please email resume to: mhavard@advancelocal.com subject: Channel Manager Advance Local, one of the largest media groups in the United States, operates the leading news and information companies in more than 25 cities, reaching 50+ million people monthly with our quality, real-time journalism and community engagement. Our company is built upon the values of Integrity, Collaboration, Accountability, Fearlessness, and Customer Focus. Advance Local includes MLive Media Group, Advance Ohio, NOLA Media Group, Alabama Media Group, NJ Advance Media, Advance Media NY, MassLive Media, Oregonian Media Group, Staten Island Media Group, Advance 360, The Alpha Group, Headline Studio, and our Enterprise Digital Innovation team. For more information about Advance Local, please visit www.advancelocal.com. Advance Local is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, physical or mental impairment, sexual orientation, marital status or any other category protected under federal, state or local law.


Managing Editor

Sentinel-Tribune

Enthusiastic managing editor with writing responsibilities sought by the Sentinel-Tribune a AIM Media Midwest media site.  The Sentinel-Tribune is Wood County’s daily newspaper. We’re looking for someone willing to become involved in the City of Bowling Green, BGSU coverage and the great rural communities of Wood County developing resources and writing stories about the people who live here and the things important to them; someone looking for a challenge to raise our multi-platform publication and online presence to new levels. This position would involve reporting, photography and editing while working with a news team that has helped produce a publication recognized by the Ohio Associated Press including first place finishes in General Excellence in 2004 & 2005. The key to our success is taking a big-city newspaper approach to community journalism. A love for small-town living in the Midwest is a must for success in this position.

Send resume, writing samples and potential start date to, Karmen Concannon Publisher, The Sentinel-Tribune, at kconcannon@sentinel-tribune.com. (sent-trib.com)


Circulation Operations Manager

The Lima News

The Lima News is looking for a Circulation Operations Manager (COM). The COM is responsible for the distribution of The Lima News daily newspaper and it’s associated products. The COM will manage, lead and direct employees in the circulation department to achieve excellent customer service and readership growth via independent contractor delivery partners. This includes but is not limited to contract management, expense and revenue management and strategic planning. The COM will work with the circulation leadership team in the development and implementation of growth initiatives; insure product control at the distribution center and at drop sites. This position will lead staff training and development and independent contractor orientation and recruiting.

Required Skills

The Circulation Operations Manager must possess and display excellent communication skills in working with the public and internal and external business partners. Strong negotiations, leadership analytical and budgeting skills are a must. Familiarity with Microsoft office products including Excel, Word, Outlook, preferred. Required Experience High school diploma or equivalent required and at least 5 years of newspaper operations management experience is strongly preferred.

Job Duties

1. Screening, hiring, training, coaching, mentoring, monitoring employee performances, and employee termination when appropriate. 2. Team building with district managers, warehouse staff, transportation drivers and redelivery personnel to insure a healthy working environment. 3. Monitor distribution daily to insure time and service standards are met for all publications. 4. Ensure customer service and delivery deadlines are met. 5. Must possess excellent communication skills, oral and written, to deal with staff, business partners and the public. 6. Responsible for distribution of multiple products daily including Wall Street Journal and New York Times and all Lima News products. 7. Must be capable of managing route optimization to insure routes are profitable for the company while being attractive for independent contractors. 8. Manager must possess strong analytical and math skills and be able to manage and plan a budget. 9. Manager must work to maintain and grow circulation volumes in the market. 10. Responsible for overseeing the contracting of independent contractors for home delivery and single copy sales.

To apply, email resume to Dick Fuller, Group Circulation Director, AIM Media Midwest rfuller@aimmediamidwest.com.