Media Jobs In New England
CURRENT JOB OPENINGS
Special Projects Editor- Rhode Island
Providence Business News, Southern New England’s leading business publication, is looking for an enterprising, energetic reporter/editor to help cover one of the nation’s most diverse business communities. This position combines the challenge of mastering beat coverage, in this case of the health care industry in the region, with the satisfaction gained from shepherding PBN’s special publications, from assigning to editing through production. The skill sets required are varied and the expectations high, but this job is a key component of PBN’s success, something we are recognized for on a regular basis regionally and nationally.
PBN breaks news, but we also give the business community a smart take on what is happening. The special projects editor will function as both a web reporter and a print journalist (like all our beat reporters) when not editing. And they will help as needed update our WordPress-based website. All this activity allows us to inform our readers through multiple channels, from a weekly print edition, digital reporting, regular community-based panel discussions and other emerging technologies.
We would prefer a business reporting background, but it is more important to demonstrate an interest in learning and a talent for clear and precise communication.
PBN is locally owned, meaning we care about this community; it is where we live.
Send resume and writing samples to:
Mark S. Murphy, editor, firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls.
Summer Intern- Connecticut
The Republican-American and Sunday Republican of Waterbury, Conn. seek summer 2019 interns. We’ve got walls covered with awards for our ethical, accurate, hard-hitting, community-focused journalism and a tradition of teaching the next generation how to do it right. We seek journalists with ambition, determination and a desire to make an impact in both their communities and in our industry. Bring your desire to learn to deliver engaging reports across platforms. Experience required at a college paper or another internship. These paid internships run about 10 weeks. We treat our interns as staffers and help them climb as high as they are able. Past rep-am interns have carried front pages, produced double-truck special projects, scooped the full-time pros and built online, print and photo portfolios worthy of any first-year reporter. Reporting positions and one copy editing and layout slot possible for the right candidate. Along with experience, other requirements include car, car insurance, cell phone with camera and/or a camera, a desire to learn and work hard, and you need to find a place to live.
Send a letter explaining why you’re the best candidate, at least three clips and photo and video samples to email@example.com with News Intern 2019 in the subject line. Deadline to apply: Feb. 28.
Multimedia Advertising Consultant
Join our innovative team and transform how local businesses think about marketing.
You will be trained in solution-based sales techniques:
• Uncover the unique sales proposition of every client
• Customize a marketing plan that includes:
A multi-media proposal including newspaper, online, niche magazines, email marketing, and lots more products to come this year.
Provide excellent service to existing client base.
This is a high paced, collaborative sales culture that embraces continuous learning and development. Your expertise will be rewarded with competitive performance-based base pay and commissions.
Qualifications · Media sales experience preferable, but not required · Demonstrable track record of achieving aggressive goals. Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to keep organized · highly motivated and desire to succeed and work as part of a fast-paced team · Microsoft Office – Outlook, Word, Excel and adept at learning software apps. · Able to multi-task and manage multiple priorities.
Email your resume to John Hough at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finance Director- North of Boston Media Group (North Andover, Massachusetts)
The North of Boston Media Group seeks an experienced, high-energy, team player to manage its accounting department and related operations.
The finance director will manage the current reporting processes, drive automation of manual chores, and support CNHI’s overall financial strategy to consolidate business operations to North Andover. This person will oversee accounting and human resources functions for numerous print and digital publications located in multiple states. This individual will communicate financial results and forecasts to senior managers.
The finance director will participate in the development, implementation, and testing of financial software upgrades or installation projects. This individual will partner with our internal technology group to create and maintain documentation of processes and practices.
Candidates must have a four-year accounting or finance degree, four or more years’ experience working with business applications like Navision and TM1, as well as a background in accounting and financial reporting. This person must possess excellent technical skills with strong computer aptitude and advanced MS Excel skills. A background in human resource management is required. Experience in the media or advertising industry is a plus. Also essential are strong organizational and communication skills and a proven track record of management success. This person must be willing to travel as needed.
North of Boston Media Group produces eight newspaper publications, which include four daily newspapers – The Eagle-Tribune, The Salem News, Daily News of Newburyport and Gloucester Daily Times – multiple magazines and award-winning websites. For more information on NOBMG, visit www.nobmg.com.
Located in the Merrimack Valley region in northeast Massachusetts, North Andover is just 25 miles north of Boston. The Merrimack Valley has a wealth of history and cultural opportunities to experience and enjoy. Historic attractions of Greater Boston, the beauty of the White Mountains and Lakes Region in New Hampshire, and the sand and surf along miles of the Atlantic coast are all a short drive away. North Andover offers world-class health care facilities and superb higher education institutions. The area is rich with easy access to shopping, recreation, entertainment and diverse dining.
Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to Group Publisher Karen Andreas at email@example.com.
Online Editor- Greenfield, Massachusetts
Online editor The Greenfield (Mass.) Recorder – an award-winning, family-owned daily newspaper located in a beautiful corner of New England, but near its big cities and universities – seeks an editor to help grow online readership and brand by managing our website and social media. For 225 years we have produced good journalism for our community and now are dedicated to doing the same for the next 225 years by growing our digital audience. We are looking for an experienced journalist adept at publishing and promoting local news and features in the digital world to help us make this happen. Working knowledge of video and audio editing tools a plus.
If you want to work in a friendly, supportive newsroom and to grow as a journalist – and to help us grow – this is the place. Email resume, cover letter and clips to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to G. Forcier, Greenfield Recorder, 14 Hope St., Greenfield, MA 01301.
Posted December 2018
Copy Editor- Greenfield, Massachusetts
The Greenfield (Mass.) Recorder – an award-winning, family-owned daily located in a beautiful corner of New England, but near its big cities and universities – is adding a copy editor to its ranks to help handle local news and sports. This desk editor takes the hand-off from the managing editor for news and the sports desk each day and works with the rest of our newsroom, especially our web editor and reporters, on community coverage and nightly breaking news.
We care about good journalism and serving our community, and are growing our digital presence. We are looking for someone with newswriting and editing experience, familiarity with sports, strong language skills, news judgment and experience writing headlines and designing papers.
If you want to work in a friendly and supportive newsroom and to grow as a journalist, this is the place. Email resume, cover letter and clips to email@example.com or mail to G. Forcier, Greenfield Recorder, 14 Hope St., Greenfield, MA 01301.
Posted December 2018
Editor- Western Massachusetts
The editor for the Greenfield Recorder will be a forward thinking editor with a passion for local news, community leadership, and the competitive spirit to grow audience of our daily print, niche and digital products in Western Massachusetts. This is the top editorial leadership position at the Recorder and requires strong writing and editing skills as well as a strong working knowledge of how to drive the development of content for our audiences across multiple platforms including our websites, social media channels, and print products. We have a news team that produces award-winning products and has a strong commitment to community journalism. The Greenfield Recorder was named Distinguished Newspaper of the Year in 2016 by the New England Newspaper and Press Association.
- Lead, coach and develop newsroom team to achieve subscription growth across digital and print platforms.
- Serve as a key member of the editorial board and help shape the editorial voice of the newspaper
- Ensure the maintenance of high journalistic standards on a daily basis.
- Manage newsroom budget for maximum efficiency and strongest results.
- Serve as the newspaper’s public face in our communities.
- Work with leaders across departments to develop new products that grow our audiences and reach in the market.
- Use of web analytics tools to grow site traffic as well as in development of stories.
- Application of SEO research and best practices to stories, sections and projects.
- Work collaboratively on projects ranging from podcasts to video to enterprise stories.
- Managing and growing media brand social media audiences on Facebook and Twitter as well as exploring other platforms including LinkedIn, Instagram, etc.
SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS
- Five or more years editorial management experience.
- Strong writing, editing organizational and interpersonal skills.
- Working knowledge of video and audio platforms.
- Proven success using Google Analytics or other enterprise analytics solutions to drive content decisions.
- Demonstrated experience using Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms for professional purposes.
- Understanding of and experiencing applying SEO best practices to web content.
- Rabid enthusiasm for learning new skills and technologies.
- Understanding of digital and print workflows and deadline requirements.
- A strong understanding of communications law.
- Bachelor’s degree.
The ideal candidate will have experience in the best ways to present news on all platforms – a digital leader with unique ideas for our print products. This position requires an effective leader with a history of attracting and retaining the best talent, while challenging existing staff. It is important that the editor have an excellent record of producing strong community journalism. The position requires a journalism or related degree, 5+ years of experience in newsroom management, exceptional editing skills, and knowledge of newsroom budgeting.
This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced journalism executive who seeks new challenges where skills and abilities will be utilized to their fullest.
The Greenfield Recorder is owned by Newspapers of New England, a family-owned company with a commitment to serious community journalism. We offer competitive pay, paid vacation and personal days and benefits including optional health insurance, dental coverage and 401K retirement plan. We are an equal opportunity employer. Send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted November 2018
News Department Administrator and Community Editor – Connecticut
Enjoy a variety of responsibilities and work with both staff and readers as the news department’s administrator and community editor. Our regional, locally-owned paper in Connecticut holds high standards and this key manager plays a critical role. The administrator, who reports to the managing editor, coordinates bills and budgets; serves as a liaison to other company departments; manages news clerks and the newsroom librarian, and handles customer service questions. This editor also manages community news and public events; handles basic IT and data journalism opportunities; makes annual election results happen in print and online; and plays a key role in supporting and managing the company’s non-profit Greater Waterbury Campership Fund. This job requires confidentiality; Excel proficiency; teamwork; excellent organization and the ability to change priorities quickly in a fast-paced news environment; budgeting experience; proficiency in managing an electronic payroll and vacation schedule; and the ability to type at least 45 WPM. Any news or AP style knowledge or journalism experience is a plus. The job offers opportunity for growth, particularly with our website and community engagements. The successful candidate will understand and appreciate the newspaper’s responsibilities, mission and journalistic standards. EOE. Benefits include 401K. Deadline to apply: Dec. 15. Cover letter, resume to email@example.com.
Posted November 2018
Newport Editor – Newport, RI
Manager Reports to: Regional Executive Editor
Supervise the planning, creation, editing and production of all content for Newport Daily News, newportri.com and Newport Life magazine. Oversee work of editors and producers, a visible and hands-on leader.
- Provide leadership and communications for Newport news and magazine departments, working at direction of regional executive editor and in cooperation with other department leaders.
- Develop and maintain strategies and specific content initiatives to promote audience growth, working with publisher and web team to assess successes and identify challenges through audience metrics.
- Maintain budget responsibility for Newport news and magazine operations. Take part in all staffing decisions, including hiring, termination and compensation.
- Develop and implement news coverage strategies that will provide operational efficiencies, promote cooperation and expand shared resources amongst all news properties.
- Develop and oversee custom publications.
- Work closely with regional executive editor and Providence editors on regional coverage initiatives.
- Develop and expand digital footprint for news operations, including monitoring practices and submissions required for corporate Inner Circle certification.
- Work with each newsroom editor and regional executive editor to reduce costs and improve selection of syndicated and other shared content, ensuring optimal use of GateHouse-provided content. Serve as principal contact for any legal and ethical considerations regarding news operations, ensuring communications with regional executive editor, publisher and corporate officers as required.
- Share editorials, columns and other articles of regional interest with other GateHouse publications.
- Coordinate staff training efforts and provide coaching for staff members; promote staff development and monitor possible opportunities for advancement within GateHouse.
- Work with other editors and human-resources staff to resolve any disciplinary problems and ensure compliance with all HR policies and procedures.
- Maintain active participation on individual, staff and company level in state and regional press organizations, as well as civic engagement where appropriate.
- Other duties as assigned.
The essential duties may be changed as required by company needs and conditions and do not include all duties that may be associated with this position.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
- Able to communicate effectively
- Analyze and interpret the most complex documents
- Respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints
- Compose articles using original or innovative techniques/styles
- Make persuasive speeches and present controversial and/or complex topics to top management, groups or boards
- Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively with newsroom staff members
- Able to work with numbers to successfully plan and execute financial budgets
- Must have knowledge of, and a vision for coverage of, Newport and nearby towns
- Must have exceptional command of spelling and grammar, as well as appropriate news style writing
- Must have at least a broad knowledge of every newsroom position, i.e., reporting and writing, copy editing, photography, the web, as well as magazine writing and production
Minimum Position Qualifications:
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in journalism, English or related field
EXPERIENCE: 5 or more years in news management
Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the primary duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
Typically the employee may sit comfortably to do the work. However, there may be some movement from area to area, transporting of items such as a laptop computer and reports; standing and walking; driving a motor vehicle.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the primary duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary duties.
To apply email Alan Rosenberg at arosenbe@providencejournal.
Posted November 2018
Director of Community Engagement and Giving – New Hampshire
We are looking for a passionate, creative, experienced fundraiser to take charge of raising money through grants, corporate sponsorships, and individual donations for the nonprofit New Hampshire Center for Public Interest Journalism, which publishes online InDepthNH.org. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of news and the ethics involved in raising money for a nonprofit news outlet in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. The job is part-time but could become fulltime.
The right individual will be use tried and true methods of nonprofit news fundraising plus seek innovative solutions to growing revenue without compromising journalistic integrity, someone with experience in identifying and reaching out to major donors and who can build a community presence through outreach and community events. InDepthNH.org holds government accountable and gives voice to marginalized people, places and ideas. We write unbiased, in-depth stories that encourage civil discourse and civic engagement and are currently expanding our State House and statewide news coverage.
Send resume and cover letter to Nancy West at firstname.lastname@example.org
Freelance Reporters, Videographer – Concord, NH
We are seeking experienced reporters and a videographer for freelance work in Concord, N.H., for a new State House reporting project for the New Hampshire Center for Public Interest Journalism, which publishes online InDepthNH.org. We are also seeking freelance reporters for statewide stories focused on government, business and education. InDepthNH.org holds government accountable and gives voice to marginalized people, places and ideas. We write unbiased, in-depth stories that encourage civil discourse and civic engagement.
Send resume and writing samples to Nancy West at email@example.com
Posted November 2018
Statehouse / Investigative Reporter – Vermont
Want to work for a thriving statewide weekly that cares about journalism, not clicks? Award-winning, locally owned Seven Days newspaper is seeking an experienced reporter to cover Vermont state government, politics and policy.
If you’re interested in transcribing press conferences and legislative committee meetings, this job is not for you. We’re looking for a journalist who will hold officials accountable, initiate investigations, demand public records, humanize public policy and shine a light on state government. You’ll cover Vermont’s four-month legislative session, its executive branch, congressional delegation, biennial elections and perhaps another presidential run by the state’s junior U.S. senator, Bernie Sanders. In the political off-season, you’ll scour the state for compelling stories outside the halls of power.
We expect clean copy, well-developed pitches, solid sourcing and a competitive zeal. You should be as comfortable filing a 400-word, breaking-news post for sevendaysvt.com as you are reporting out a 4,000-word, magazine-quality piece for the cover of our print edition. This is not an entry-level job, but we’re open to candidates with varied life experiences.
To apply, send your resume, three clips and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’re applying from out of state, tell us how you’ll get up to speed in time for a legislative session that starts in January. If you’re applying from Vermont, tell us what Seven Days could be doing better.
Seven Days is an equal opportunity employer.
Posted October 2018