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Current Job Listings


ASSISTANT EDITOR

The Charlotte News, an award-winning nonprofit community newspaper, is looking for an assistant editor. As an important part of paper's small staff of paid employees and volunteers, this person will wear a number of hats—writer, photographer, designer, even distributor—as they help provide coverage of this fascinating town of farmers, retirees, commuters, artists and summer residents. 

This is an opportunity to help lead an organization attempting to create a model for sustainable, nonprofit community journalism in a town that values the News’s work. We expect candidates to have experience writing and some background in layout and design, though we’ll be willing to train. Most important, however, we’re looking for someone who is versatile, curious and driven to show that nonprofit community newspapers are indeed alive and well in Vermont. 

Interested or know someone who might be? Candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter, resume and three clips to Editor in Chief Alex Bunten at news@charlottenewsvt.com.

Posted August 2015 (lt)


GateHouse Media / Wicked Local Media Solutions
is Seeking Reporters and Editors - based in various Mass. locations

IF YOU LIVE IN OR AROUND MASS., PLEASE APPLY.

GateHouse Media / Wicked Local Media Solutions is seeking Reporters and Editors throughout Eastern Mass. Our fast-paced company has opportunities to become part of a leading local media group. We are looking for individuals with a variety of experience, ranging from recent college graduates and individuals looking to re-enter the workforce to experienced community journalists. The ideal candidates will be passionate about local news, excited about the opportunity to publish both in print and online and to be part of a dynamic, innovative news organization.

We offer Health, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Accounts, Disability Insurances, Life Insurance and 401(k).

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Check us out at our new Careers website and apply at:   http://careers.wickedlocal.com

PLEASE ONLY APPLY ONCE FOR THE POSITIONS YOU ARE APPLYING FOR.  INDICATE IN YOUR COVER LETTER WHICH POSITION(S) YOU ARE INTERESTED IN.  NO NEED TO SEND IN A SEPARATE COVER LETTER AND RESUME FOR EACH POSITION.

Reporter-The Enterprise - based in Brockton, MA

We may be the GateHouse Media national newspaper of the year, but we won the accolade by being indis?pensable to our audience seven days a week. The Enterprise of Brockton, is looking for an experienced,  dynamic reporter who understands the needs of a multi-media newsroom and a 24-hour news cycle. If you see a story everywhere, write compelling copy, and are ready to contribute to our award-winning coverage, we have the perfect position for you. We are a 136-year-old community paper, 25 minutes from both Cape Cod and Boston, with a newsroom full of dedicated journalists - and we never rest on our laurels. If you don't either, we'd like to hear from you. Candidates should have a minimum of 5 years combined experience at daily, weekly or digit news operations. Interested candidates should apply through our Careers website at:  http://careers.wickedlocal.com

Reporter-MetroWest Daily News – based in Framingham, MA

This position covers Ashland and Holliston town government, schools, features, police, occasional spot news, daily twitter posts, occasional video, part of Saturday reporting shift rotation. Applicants must have at least 6 months of experience reporting and writing on a daily basis for a weekly or daily newspaper. A good understanding of how to cover a city or town and the role of community news in daily life is required, along with the published stories to back that up. Applicants should be able to write accurate, clearly written stories on deadline in a busy newsroom environment. Experience with social media and shooting video also required. Interested candidates should apply through our Careers website at: http://careers.wickedlocal.com

Reporter-Milford Daily News - based in Milford, MA

Applicants must have at least 6 months of experience reporting and writing for a weekly or daily newspaper, covering government, meetings and school news. A good understanding of how to cover a city or town and the role of community news in daily life is required, along with the published stories to back that up. Applicants should be able to write accurate, clearly written stories on deadline in a busy environment in an office in downtown Milford, Mass. Experience with social media and shooting video also required. Interested candidates should apply through our Careers website at: http://careers.wickedlocal.com

Reporter-Newton/Brookline - based in Needham, MA

We are seeking a candidate who has working knowledge of municipal government, schools, police, fire and breaking news. Candidate needs working knowledge of social media and be adept at learning content management systems. Able to shoot video and photos. Avid curiosity, adaptability and attention to detail is vital. In a job of this nature, we are seeking a candidate with more than entry-level experience. Interested candidates should apply through our Careers website at:  http://careers.wickedlocal.com

Reporter-Waltham - based in Needham, MA

The News Tribune is a top-tier Metro unit paper with deep history. A strong digital background is essential as the News Tribune Wicked Local site is typically in the top-five for online traffic in GateHouse Media New England. Candidates who will be successful have working knowledge of municipal government, schools, police, fire and breaking news. Candidate needs working knowledge of social media and be adept at learning content management systems. Able to shoot video and photos. Avid curiosity, adaptability and attention to detail is vital. In a job of this nature, we are seeking a candidate with more than entry-level experience. Interested candidates should apply through our Careers website at:  http://careers.wickedlocal.com

Reporter-Saugus / Utility Reporter – based in Danvers, MA

Seeking a full-time reporter to cover all beats in an active town north of Boston. Candidate should be comfortable covering government, politics, schools, police/fire and features. Either staff or significant freelance reporting and writing experience a must. Social media, photography and video experience a plus. Interested candidates should apply through our Careers website at:  http://careers.wickedlocal.com

Posted August 2015 (dk)


REPORTER

The Andover Townsman is searching for a talented reporter to cover government, schools, sports, as well as features and investigative stories.

The successful candidate must have a love of community journalism; be able to explain complicated issues in an easily understandable way; thrive on multiple tasks while having fun; know the language and AP style; accept the ever-changing face of the news business; and recognize that reporters are the face of the newspaper in the community.

Ideal candidates should have a bachelor's degree in journalism or a related field. One to three years’ experience writing for a weekly or daily publication required. Candidates must have a valid driver’s license with a good driving record, reliable transportation and current auto insurance.

Please email resume and cover letter with salary requirements, along with examples of materials demonstrating your skills and experience to hr@northofboston.com.

The Andover Townsman, a weekly newspaper, is part of the North of Boston Media Group, a subsidiary of Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc., a multi-media company based in North Andover, MA, with 8 newspaper publications which include four daily newspapers (The Eagle-Tribune, The Salem News, Daily News of Newburyport and Gloucester Daily Times), magazines and award winning websites. For more information on NOBMG, visit http://www.nobmg.com.

North of Boston Media Group offers a comprehensive benefits package; including health, dental, vision, life, long and short term disability, and 401(k).

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted August 2015 (lt)


CONTENT MANAGER

The Hartford Courant Media Group is looking for a dynamic, experienced editor to run its award-winning politics and business coverage.  The ideal candidate for this senior management position understands how to drive hard-hitting journalism and has the foresight and creativity to take advantage of changes in the industry that are opening up new opportunities on multiple platforms for reaching new readers.  We’re looking for a person with their eyes on the future who is ready to step into a top leadership role in a dynamic, market-leading media company.  The successful applicant will not only have the skills and experience demanded by the position, but believes in the power of journalism and possesses a keen desire to be part of shaping the industry’s future. Salary commensurate with experience.

ROLE:   Own the content and communities related to a given subject area, leading and supervising a team of managers and reporters.  Drive coverage for the Courant’s digital, social and print platforms, including but not limited to assigning stories to staff writers, blogging, tracking and posting content from other sites and sources, interacting with users on Facebook, Twitter and other social media outlets and assigning, organizing and creating photo galleries and video.  Assigned stories must appeal to both the Courant’s digital and print audiences, tapping into what’s hot, what’s new and what people are talking about.  Stories must sparkle with vitality, be clear and concise and meet the highest standards of accuracy and fairness.  Expectations of position include journalistic excellence, innovation in approach and a comprehensive strategy that will drive audience for the daily newspaper, foster online traffic to given stories and lead to the growth of online communities of interest.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work closely with reporters/MMJs and other content managers to foster the creation of timely, accurate, informative and thought-provoking reports.
  • Manage and produce innovative content for all Courant platforms, with critical focus on growth in the digital and social arenas.  Monitor trends and audience patterns to make sure the Courant’s digital space is the go-to place to get and share information.
  • Coordinate and manage the presentation of stories, information, photos and video for all appropriate digital channels, including daily management of relevant channel on courant.com.  Craft and execute a digital plan for all stories.
  • Meet or exceed daily metrics for page views, photo views, video views, social media shares and other measures.
  • Hand off stories to other managers as required for final editing.
  • Solicit feedback from readers and users, gauging interest in the news of the day.
  • Monitor competing websites, print publications, bloggers and others reporting on the community.
  • Direct reporters to assign and/or shoot photos and video to accompany stories.  Build or work with reporters to build photo galleries and photo essays.
  • Use social media, including Facebook and Twitter, to drive interaction.
  • Play a leadership role in the advancement of the “Digital First” agenda among the Courant and FOX news staffs, including organizing training, education and the development of best practices.
  • Other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • College degree preferred
  • Three-five years management experience
  • Five years reporting/writing for online or print publication
  • Strong news judgment required; management experience a plus
  • Familiarity with Facebook, Twitter and other social media
  • Knowledge of content management systems
  • Excellent writing, reporting and editing skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Ability to organize and follow through 
  • Ability to maintain accuracy in a fast paced environment while managing multiple priorities
  • Knowledgeable about web metrics, the latest research about online news, databases and website design
  • Knowledgeable about the role social media and mobile play in expanding a website’s reach
  • Comfortable with Omniture, using content management systems, HTML and photo/video editing

Posted July 2015 (lt)


ADVERTISING SALES CONSULTANT

Rare opportunity to assume a top-level outside sales territory with a fifth-generation family owned company. If you have a strong history of meeting and exceeding monthly sales goals and are savvy with digital media, then we should talk. We are The Westerly Sun, Southern Rhode Island and Southeastern Connecticut's leading multimedia company and we are growing & adding to our sales team! We publish The Westerly Sun along with 4 community newspapers and websites that deliver the hyper-local news that citizens want, as well as the audience that businesses need. Plus, we have partnered with the biggest names in digital and social media to offer our advertisers unmatched reach and targeting capabilities – from the very local to the national scale.

The ideal candidate will have 1-2 years of successful experience selling to small businesses along with a solid understanding of digital media and how it impacts today's business owner.
We offer a base salary with unlimited commission potential, paid vacation, full medical benefits and a 401K with company match. 
To apply, email your resume, cover letter & salary requirements to spalmer@thewesterlysun.com.

Posted July 2015 (dk)


REPORTER

Seeking versatile reporter/writer to cover almost all aspects of suburban community for award-winning 131-year-old weekly newspaper. Must be able to work flexible hours, which include some night and occasional weekend assignments, and generate stories and features beyond town government reporting. Job also includes use of social media.

If interested, send resume and links to past work to: Bill Stedman, managing editor, The Foxboro Reporter, 36 Mechanic St., suite 104, Foxboro MA 02035 or to bstedman922@yahoo.com.

Posted July 2015 (lt)


NEWS EDITOR

The Salem News, located in Beverly, Massachusetts is looking for an aggressive, disciplined journalist to assign, edit and write stories in a fast-paced, deadline-conscious newsroom.  Must be able to work with reporters of all experience levels.  Will help plan, coordinate and edit content for both The Salem News and The Gloucester Daily Times.  The job also has a heavy emphasis on digital media, including producing content for our website.  Must be fluent in social media, including Facebook and Twitter.  This is a supervisory position with some night and weekend hours. 

Ideal candidates should have a bachelor's degree in journalism or a related field.  Candidates must have a valid driver’s license with a good driving record, reliable transportation and current auto insurance.

Please email resume and cover letter with salary requirements, along with examples of materials demonstrating your skills and experience to hr@northofboston.com.

The Salem News is part of the North of Boston Media Group, a subsidiary of Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc., a multi-media company based in North Andover, MA, with 8 newspaper publications which include four daily newspapers (The Eagle-Tribune, The Salem News, Daily News of Newburyport and Gloucester Daily Times), magazines and award winning websites.  For more information on NOBMG, visit http://www.nobmg.com.

North of Boston Media Group offers a comprehensive benefits package; including health, dental, vision, life, long and short term disability, and 401(k).

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted July 2015 (dk)


EDITOR

The New Hampshire Bureau of The Eagle-Tribune located in Derry, New Hampshire is in search of an editor who can do it all to take charge of the New Hampshire edition of the daily paper, as well as the weekly Derry News, and the quarterly Windham Magazine. You must have five or more years of experience as an assignment and content editor. You will also need keen news judgment, excellent line and copy editing skills, be deadline oriented, and the ability to juggle multiple products while driving coverage in the newsroom. You will oversee a staff of six reporters who work for both the Eagle-Tribune and the Derry News, and work in close collaboration with the editors of the city and Haverhill editions of the paper. This is a big job with big rewards.

Please email resume and cover letter with salary requirements, along with examples of materials demonstrating your skills and experience to hr@northofboston.com.

The Eagle-Tribune is part of the North of Boston Media Group, a subsidiary of Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc., a multi-media company based in North Andover, MA, with 8 newspaper publications which include four daily newspapers (The Eagle-Tribune, The Salem News, Daily News of Newburyport and Gloucester Daily Times), magazines and award winning websites.  For more information on NOBMG, visit http://www.nobmg.com.

North of Boston Media Group offers a comprehensive benefits package; including health, dental, vision, life, long and short term disability, and 401(k).

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted July 2015 (lt)


FULL-TIME REPORTER

The Daily Hampshire Gazette, a 16,000 circulation newspaper serving Hampshire County in western Massachusetts, is seeking a versatile full-time reporter, eager to lead its high school sports coverage online and in print. 

Candidates must be motivated to compete in a competitive market and driven to try new things. Qualified candidates must show a willingness to write beyond the box score, a proficiency in multimedia and social media, and a knowledge of AP style.

Experience at a daily newspaper and knowledge of InCopy and InDesign is a plus. Position includes page designing and copy editing duties.

Salary is negotiable. Deadline to apply is July 25.

Send resume, 3-5 writing samples as well as 2-3 page designs to Mike Moran, sports editor, 115 Conz Street, Northampton, MA 01060. Email is mmoran@gazettenet.com. Fax: 413-585-5299. No phone calls please.

The Gazette is owned by Newspapers of New England Inc. and publishes six times a week. The sports department covers 13 high schools, two prep schools and four colleges, including Division I University of Massachusetts.

Posted July 2015 (dk)


REPORTER
The Times Record, located in the college town of Brunswick in beautiful Mid Coast Maine, is seeking a talented, community-minded reporter to join our news team. Professional experience and familiarity with AP style is preferable, but we are willing to work with the right person. Candidates should be self-starters, work well under a daily deadline, and be up for the challenge of covering features, schools, local government and business/economic development. The right candidate will quickly forge a trust between themselves and the community, and demonstrate a passion for community journalism. Please send a cover letter, resume, and three clips to jswinconeck@timesrecord.com. No phone calls please. We plan to fill this position quickly! The Times Record is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted June 2015 (dk)


OPERATIONS MANAGER

The Daily Hampshire Gazette, The Recorder and the Valley Advocate are the dominant information providers for Hampshire and Franklin counties. As one of the largest employers in the Northampton area, we offer an exciting work environment in the publishing and multimedia industry. In addition to publishing the Gazette, Recorder, Advocate and other print and digital publications, we are a regional commercial printer, printing a number of dailies, weeklies and monthly publications.

We are currently seeking a dynamic individual to manage our growing print and packaging operation. Primary responsibilities will include responsibility for printing our publications and our commercial customer publications while maintaining excellent print quality and efficient use of resources, packaging of printed publications, negotiating with vendors, identifying ways to improve existing processes and procedures, and ensuring staff is well-trained and performs effectively. This position is responsible for maintaining and troubleshooting our state-of-the-art Cerutti S4 flexographic press and supporting equipment.

Our ideal candidate must possess:

• Strong supervisory, decision-making, staff development and interpersonal skills

• Initiative and an understanding of the pressures of the commercial print business

• Ability to perform under deadline

• Knowledge of Bosch Rexroth and Allen Bradley electronics

• Mechanical aptitude for printing press equipment and best-practice processes

• Five or more years of press experience in daily print production environment

Compensation commensurate with experience and qualifications. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to:

Daily Hampshire Gazette
c/o Dennis Skoglund
PO Box 299, Northampton, MA 01061-0299

Or email to: dskoglund@nnenews.com
No phone calls please

Posted June 2015 (lt)


MAINE CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEREST REPORTING

www.pinetreewatchdog.org

Job Description: Executive Editor/Senior Reporter

The Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting is looking for the next leader of this well-established non-profit, nonpartisan investigative news service. Its founders are taking a reduced role and the Center is now searching for a new executive editor/senior reporter to both write investigative stories about Maine state government and run this small but feisty organization. The Center has broken more than 200 stories, changed laws and won regional awards over the last five years, all without ever once quoting an anonymous source.

We are looking for a top-notch investigative reporter with a nose for great stories who can write those stories for readers and who can direct the work of other writers. You would also supervise the chief operating officer, who assists you in all fundraising and administrative work.  Salary in the mid-50s.  Fully-paid health care. Based at the Maine Statehouse in Augusta.

Job Description:

The executive editor/senior reporter is responsible for leading all aspects of the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting and researching and writing investigative news stories. The executive editor/senior reporter is responsible for the budget, including fundraising and spending. The executive editor/senior reporter sets and directs the editorial content.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Oversees the day-to-day operation of the Center’s mission to provide independent, nonpartisan investigative reporting about Maine state government to its readers through its website and media partners.
  • Sets the editorial direction and has the final say on content.
  • Researches, writes and edits investigative stories to be published by the Center and its media partners.
  • Recommends and administers the annual budget.
  • Oversees and participates in fundraising and other revenue generation.
  • Nurtures and maintains relationships with funders and media partners.
  • Communicates the Center’s mission to the public.
  • Supervises staff and contractors.

Reports to:

  • Board of directors

Supervises:

  • Chief operating officer
  • Senior reporter and other writers
  • Freelance writers
  • Interns

Compensation:

  • Salary in mid-50s
  • Fully-paid individual health insurance
  • Vacation and paid holidays

Qualifications:

  • 10 years or more experience as a writer and editor, with emphasis on investigative reporting.
  • Excellent research skills.
  • High ethical standards.
  • Proven independence (no advocacy journalists need apply).
  • The writing skills to translate complex material into readable stories.
  • Basic multimedia reporting and production skills; ability to wrangle a website.
  • Preferred: experience in a newsroom leadership role.
  • Preferred: experience with budgets and revenue-generation or fundraising

How to apply:

Email a cover letter, resume, five clips and two references to Naomi Schalit, the publisher, at pinetreewatchdog@gmail.com. Any inquiries, please call Schalit at 207-620-4519.  Application deadline is August 3, 2015.

Posted May 2015 (lt)


JOURNALIST

The Addison Independent in Middlebury, Vt., is seeking an energetic reporter/editor/web producer to join the award-winning, twice-a-week newspaper’s staff. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated excellence in reporting and producing stories in text, audio and video formats.

This position will feature a mix of classic print media and cutting-edge online news. As such, those applying should have a demonstrated experience in journalism and understanding of news writing and feature writing, as well as be interested and engaged in social media with an eye toward understanding the community and building reader loyalty. Some knowledge and experience with posting stories and content management systems a big plus. The job will include a lot of hands-on work improving the website, so candidates should bring ideas for doing that. Addisonindependent.com has been named the best news site in Vermont many times — our new hire will be responsible for making sure we continue this tradition of excellence.

The person we hire will be intelligent, curious, indefatigable and work well as part of a team. Also, the candidate must have a car, as in-person interviews are a must.

Send a letter outlining your qualifications, resume and examples of your work to:

news@addisonindependent.com

Posted May 2015 (dk)


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