Media Jobs In New England

Looking for that next step in your career? Searching for that dream job?

The New England Newspaper and Press Association job bank is a great resource for finding newspaper and journalism jobs throughout New England. Job listings are updated regularly and often include open positions for journalists, editors, publishers, photojournalists, newspaper ad sales, and more. Check out some of the latest listings below.

 

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NENPA member newspapers may post journalism and newspaper job openings for FREE. Non-NENPA members may post job openings for $400 per listing. For more information and to submit a job posting email info@nenpa.com.

CURRENT JOB OPENINGS

Editor

The Lincoln County News in Newcastle, ME seeks an editor with experience as a community journalist and newsroom leader.

The editor must have at least five years of experience as a full-time journalist; demonstrate excellent skills as a reporter and writer; show excellent news judgment; and have command of journalistic ethics and Associated Press style.

The editor supervises a staff of seven full-time and two part-time employees; makes assignments; edits staff work; works with a large group of columnists and contributors; ensures all articles and submissions meet the newspaper’s standards; reviews opinion submissions for the editorial page; write’s editorials; writes articles; participate’s in a weekend call rotation; and represents the newspaper in the public, for example, as a moderator of candidates forums.

Familiarity with the Lincoln County community is helpful. A passion for community journalism is essential.

Candidates must live in or be willing to relocate to Lincoln County.

Benefits include two weeks each of vacation and sick time, which employees begin to accumulate immediately; an individual retirement account with an employer match up to 3%; and a choice of health insurance plans.

In its 146th year overall and its 101st under the ownership of the Roberts family, The Lincoln County News delivers the most comprehensive, in-depth coverage of Lincoln County available anywhere.

To apply, email a resume and writing sample to jroberts@lcnme.com. No phone calls.

June 2021

Executive Editor of the Columbia Missourian and Missouri Community Newspaper Management Chair/Professional Practice Professor

The Missouri School of Journalism is seeking a visionary leader ready to lead a newsroom, elevate digital work and inspire the next era of great journalists at the world’s top-ranked journalism school.

If you’re an innovative, creative, community-minded journalist, we’re offering an opportunity to put all your talents to work at the Columbia Missourian. You’ll work with dedicated faculty and smart, motivated students. Students learn by doing in a 24/7 digital and print news environment. You’ll lead the effort to use new techniques and tools to make relevant, thoughtful, and engaging content for your audience, across a variety of platforms in a newsroom serving digital, social, radio, television, magazine, and long-format outlets.

The ideal applicant must have a solid foundation in journalistic storytelling with a proven track record of meeting news consumers with vital information, where and how they want it. We’re looking for someone who has helped transform news organizations, with a track record of hiring and mentoring diverse and talented staff and making a difference for the people you’ve served. Successful candidates will bring evidence of broad community and knowledge that improve authentic coverage patterns.

Your teaching role will be enhanced and powered by the Missouri Community Newspaper Management Chair endowment, which you will help guide and oversee. You’ll team up with a world-class research institute where faculty and professionals work together to build prototypes and experiment with new techniques for news delivery. You’ll oversee professional editors, managing a team with a multitude of talents in writing, editing, and storytelling across platforms. You’ll teach students who are curious, ambitious, and passionate about the future of news.

Click here for more information and to apply.

June 2021

Editor

The Republican in Springfield, MA is seeking a new member of its news content leadership team.

Do you thrive in helping lead your team to success? Are you a news junkie? Do you love getting to the bottom of things in search of the real story behind the obvious one? The Republican, in Springfield, Massachusetts, is looking for someone who can take its award-winning newsroom to continued success as a news leader, both digitally AND in print, and to build our subscriber audiences. The job also involves actively engaging with leaders in the communities we serve and with readers.

For this position, you should have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education and experience
  • Passion for news and information
  • Minimum 5 years experience in a newsroom or related environment
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Strong team collaboration experience
  • Assertive, goal-oriented, and self-motivated
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and work under deadlines with outstanding organization skills
  • Spanish-language skills preferred, not required

The Republican offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including health & dental benefits and paid time off.

Click here for more information and to apply.

June 2021

City Reporter

The Norwich Bulletin/norwichbulletin.com, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK, is seeking a reporter to cover the eastern Connecticut community of Norwich, while providing assistance in the coverage of the communities of Griswold, Killingly and Plainfield, along with state news for the seven-day a week published newspaper and daily website that receive 130,000 visitors and 650,000 million page views monthly.

Located in eastern Conn., this position will allow the right applicant an opportunity to cover our core community while also potentially reporting on stories of statewide appeal for the USA Today Network.

Our ideal candidate is a collaborative team player who hustles after breaking news, has the investigative skills to hold the powerful accountable and is committed to reporting the news fully and fairly. We are seeking a key player to help craft coverage, shift old narratives, plan long-term focuses and find new ways to engage with our audiences.

Bulletin reporters are expected to have some photo skills and multimedia storytelling experience is a plus. Reporters are expected to write at least one story a day plus a weekly enterprise story. Working at night is common and some weekend hours and holidays may also be required.

The successful candidate will have a passion for community journalism and become a part of the community they cover.

Click here for more information and to apply.

June 2021

General Assignment Reporter

The Enterprise, serving Cape Cod communities since 1895, has an opening for a general assignment reporter. If you have an interest in journalism and want to take an active role in the community by reporting local news and events, we want to hear from you. Experience is not necessary but is a plus and, of course, curiosity and an ability to write well and under pressure are necessary.

Please send your resume and letter of interest to Bill Hough at bhough@capenews.net.

May 2021

News Reporter

The Daily Hampshire Gazette seeks a full-time news reporter to be part of a hardworking team focused on covering the news of the Pioneer Valley.

News reporters share in producing breaking news, community coverage, business, enterprise, investigative, and news feature stories. We all work some evenings, weekends and holidays. Experience with photography and video is a plus, as is experience mining a news beat and covering local government. This is a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment requiring strong multi-tasking skills.

The Gazette is one of the nation’s oldest local news operations. Founded in 1786, it has been named New England Newspaper of the Year in its circulation class for print and web three times in the past decade.

Interested? Send a resume, cover letter, salary expectations, and five of your best stories to Managing Editor Dan Crowley: dcrowley@gazettenet.com. No phone calls, please.

The Gazette 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 health, dental and vision insurance, and a 401K.  We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace.

May 2021

Managing Editor

The award-winning Vermont Standard weekly newspaper in Woodstock, VT is hiring a new managing editor. 

This is an exceptional opportunity for someone with journalism training, news reporting experience, energy, and a passion for telling local stories in one of New England’s most beautiful areas – the ten towns that make up the Greater Woodstock region in Windsor County. 

This position may be a very good fit for a veteran journalist who wants to wind down his/her career while doing meaningful work leading an exceptional weekly in a wonderful town, or it may be quite attractive to a passionate up and coming journalist who wants a shot at being a top editor at a very good paper.

At 168 years-old, the Vermont Standard is the state’s oldest weekly newspaper and still independently owned, yet it is innovative and constantly striving for excellence. In fact, in 2020 the Standard was cited by the New England Newspaper & Press Association as the top small weekly newspaper in the six-state region. In addition to our flagship, we also publish specialty publications and award-winning digital news and information products. 

For more information or confidential consideration, please contact publisher Dan Cotter at dcotter@thevermontstandard.com.

May 2021

Seeking Editor-in-chief For Rural Vermont Weekly

Healthy, award-winning, rural Vermont weekly is in search of an editor in chief. The Chronicle is based in northeastern Vermont and covers everything from high school sports to stories about conflicts and overreach at the northern border.

The ideal candidate would be experienced in all aspects of the editorial end of putting out a newspaper, have an understanding of, and empathy for, rural Vermont, and be willing to do some reporting as well as managing the department, editing, and working with reporters to develop quality stories.

We are also working toward an increased web presence. The paper is beloved and respected, though it pulls no punches. Apply to thechronicleinc@gmail.com with resume and cover letter.

May 2021

Vice President Sales and Marketing

The Keene Sentinel, an independent, locally-owned six-days-a-week community newspaper in picturesque southwestern New Hampshire, is seeking a vice president with ambitions for more to manage advertising, marketing, events, digital sales, digital marketing services, and product development in this new position.

The winning candidate will report to the president of the company, will lead a staff of about 12 with a particular emphasis on building a strong digital sales effort and bolstering event capacity.

A portfolio of niche and magazine publications, both in print and online, is the responsibility of the vice president, along with a bevy of local events and one national summit.

Fostering existing community relationships is vital in this role along with the need to establish more. An emphasis is placed on innovation, advancing a positive sales environment, and establishing incentive programs that enhance revenue and retain strong sales staff. Building a consultative sales emphasis is a key objective. Experience as a trainer is valuable. A track record of designing and helping to close large advertising campaigns is desired.

Skills in the use and direction of digital marketing services are necessary, a record of strong digital sales is essential and an eye for recruiting sales talent is important. Strong upper management experience of three to five years is required. An ability to work across departments, including news, is needed.

The Sentinel is a progressive and entrepreneurial operation recognized with dozens of awards for inventive promotions, contests, campaigns, and events. An energetic leader with a proven track record of accomplishment will lift this operation to new heights.

The Keene Sentinel is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers a comprehensive benefits package, including paid vacation, holidays and sick time, health and dental insurance options, retirement, and more. Send resume and salary requirements to Terrence Williams, president, and COO at twilliams@keenesentinel.com.

May 2021

Town and General Assignment Reporter

Learn the ropes and build a strong foundation for your multimedia news career with the Republican-American in Waterbury, Conn. We’ve got an opening for a general assignment and towns reporter with a beat in Litchfield County and reporting opportunities of all kinds across our coverage area.

You need to be interested in ethical, accurate, impactful journalism across platforms and want to stand out on our pages and in your field. Our reporters need to be able to dish breaking news, shoot photos and video and also engage their communities with enterprising work that reveals, exposes, and explores important issues and concerns.

Daily newspaper experience preferred; bilingual, particularly Spanish, a plus. You need a driver’s license and car; working knowledge of social media, and know that you could work some nights or weekends.

Apply to Litchfield County Editor John Cullen, ra-hr@rep-am.com, with a resume, clips, and a note about what you’d bring to our team. EOE.

May 30 deadline to apply.

April 2021

Research and Editorial Assistant

Full-time research and editorial assistant needed at the Provincetown Independent. We are a new, independent community newspaper on the outermost reaches of Cape Cod. We are looking for a detail-oriented excellent speller who combines those talents with knowledge about and interest in the arts.

Job includes tracking weekly reporter budgets, documenting and updating production plans for each issue, and doing research and fact-checking on a variety of pieces each week. The arts-focused part of the job includes researching and writing arts events listings as well as stories about selected works, artists, and happenings.

We have done much of our work remotely due to the pandemic, but candidates should be committed to immersing themselves in the community here.

Please email the publisher, Teresa Parker, teresa@provincetownindependent.org about your interest in this job and include your resume and clips.

March 2021

News Reporters

The Provincetown Independent is a growing start-up weekly covering the four outermost towns of Cape Cod. We are looking for a full-time news reporter to take on assignments about local government, community issues and events, and people.

Candidates must show skills and experience in fact-finding, conducting interviews, and writing and revising on deadline. Engaging writing and a commitment to accuracy are essential.

Though much of our work has been done at a distance since the pandemic began, we still expect reporters to immerse themselves in learning about and finding stories in our community.

Please email the publisher, Teresa Parker, teresa@provincetownindependent.org about your interest in this job and include your resume and clips.

March 2021

Multimedia Reporters

The Republican-American and rep-am.com of Waterbury, Conn. seek two multimedia reporters to round out our reporting staff with digital skills. Join our award-winning journalists as we expand our proud tradition further into online reporting. This is an entry-level reporter’s slot, an opportunity to learn how to produce quality, ethical journalism across platforms. Some work may be your own reporting; some may be producing reports in concert with other reporters and editors. Graphics, social media and other online responsibilities are likely. Candidates should be able to create graphics, charts and visual elements using programs such as Canva; be able to shoot and edit photos in Photoshop or other editing software; be able to handle all parts of the video process, from shooting, to editing, adding audio and posting; be able to write print edition reports, and know WordPress. Candidates should be conversant in major social media; work in podcasts or other audio a plus. These reporters must be flexible to news demands, and nights, weekends, and holidays are part of life when assignments and news require them. Your GA work includes news, features and sports. Send a portfolio, resume and a letter selling us on why you’re the best choice to Lee Lewis, assistant managing editor, digital at ra-hr@rep-am.com. March 31 deadline to apply.

March 2021

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