Media Jobs In New England

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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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CURRENT JOB OPENINGS

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Managing Editor

The Republican, an award-winning daily and Sunday newspaper headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts, (online home, MassLive.com, the largest digital news website in Massachusetts), seeks a Managing Editor.

The successful candidate for this senior leadership executive position should have a demonstrated depth of experience in a fast-paced news environment, including editing and management experience, have a passion for community news and experience in overseeing digital and print newsrooms, bring and inspire innovative strategies to grow readership online and in print and be willing to become an active and engaged member of the Western Massachusetts community.

Responsibilities: 

  • This person will be responsible for working with the publisher and executive editor to conceive and execute an editorial vision for our print and online operations that delivers robust, responsive and balanced content across all platforms.
  • Lead the newsroom, assign and edit stories as well as write editorials.
  • Work with other department heads on efforts to grow subscribers and revenue.
  • Articulate and personally represent the standards and values of the newspaper.
  • Collaborate with MassLive colleagues on digital strategy, audience and product development and other Advance Local company initiatives.

Preferred Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field.
  • Minimum of five years experience with a daily newspaper.
  • Considerable knowledge of good newspaper design and media production.
  • Ability to manage newsroom operations and mentor and manage employees.
  • Excellent editing, planning, and organizational skills on short-term and long-term projects on multiple platforms
  • Superior communicator and collaborator and thoughtful leader
  • Strong digital skills and an ability to conceptualize and frame coverage for multiple platforms

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November 2022

General Assignment Reporter

New Hampshire’s statewide newspaper has a rare opening in our newsroom for a general assignment reporter focused on breaking news and news enterprise, with an emphasis on education and health.

The successful candidate will be adept at social media, news photography, thoughtful daily reporting, and developing investigations that go well-beyond first-day headlines.

The candidate should demonstrate clear, concise, error-free writing and the ability to gather string on longer pieces while adapting to the content needs of a daily newspaper. Nights and weekend work will be required.

Contact:
Mike Cote
Senior Editor, News & Business
mcote@unionleader.com

November 2022

Local Marketing Consultant- Central CT

The RJ Media Group is seeking an energetic and creative Marketing Consultant to join our talented team of experts. We’re looking for someone who is passionate about developing effective marketing and can help local businesses understand the value of a multi-channel approach to reach their business goals through traditional and digital marketing, events, branding, and much more. 

Our Marketing Consultants develop their accounts and prospect for new opportunities by fostering and maintaining relationships with local and regional businesses. You will present and fulfill our full suite of advertising products and services. We provide everything from social media, targeted online display, video, connected TV, streaming radio, email marketing, SEO and SEM, and advertising in all of our 9 community publications serving central Connecticut. We are committed and ready to help every business grow and prosper in today’s world!

Knowledge of advertising and promotion concepts normally acquired through the completion of a college degree in marketing, and 2-3 years of sales experience. A college degree in marketing or the equivalent combination of knowledge and experience is preferred.

This position requires the ability to travel locally to visit customers. A valid driver’s license and insured vehicle are required; or, if no driver’s license, reliable and at-the-ready transportation.

Read the full benefits and job description

November 2022

Late Local Production Editor

The Republican-American, Sunday Republican and rep-am.com in Waterbury, Conn. seek a new member of our editing team committed to striving for the best news report in Connecticut.

The late local production editor works in concert with the local news editor to plan and produce a useful and impactful section for the print edition and rep-am.com. This editor works 3 to 11 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, keeping our news timely and useful right up to deadline by handling breaking news; assigning and working with reporters on late-breaking stories; encouraging and handling online updates;  editing copy, and producing the print edition local section in Quark. This editor also proofs copy desk pages; freshens up social media; and serves as the local desk editor in charge on Sundays.

We’re a family-owned company, regularly recognized as among the best in New England for our size, and we believe ethical, accurate, engaging local news is vital to our community. 401K, competitive health plan, opportunities for advancement. Email your portfolio, resume, and letter that tells us why you’re the best candidate with LOCAL PRODUCTION in your subject line to ra-hr@rep-am.com.

November 2022

Managing Editor

The Redding Sentinel seeks a managing editor to lead our efforts to inform readers so they can make the most of living in our small Connecticut town.

Our coverage focuses on Redding, with some forays into neighboring towns that offer resources and interest to Redding residents. We cover town government and the impact of regional and state decisions on our town; local resources of all sorts, from nature preserves to the Library to volunteer opportunities; schools and sports; people; real estate; local businesses; the natural world around us both flora and fauna – in fact, every aspect of life in a small town.

Our team includes paid professionals, freelancers, and volunteers. All share our love of local news, and of Redding. As we move to a greater frequency of publication, we would like to add a managing editor to the team.

This person’s responsibilities will include planning each issue; working with our freelance reporters and finding new ones; assigning them to stories and keeping them on track; identifying, following, and writing key stories. They will work with our advertising and layout teams to make the paper happen in real life. 

An informed and thoughtful understanding of what makes a small town work is a critical qualification for this role. You’ll need to develop relationships with key people in town, from selectmen to heads of local organizations of all sorts.

You must write well – clearly, with style. You’ll need a head for numbers, both to report well on town budgets and the like, and to manage freelance costs and other budget items for the paper.

You’ll need both energy and patience, and be collaborative. You’ll need to be completely non-partisan in your work for the paper and in your personal social media presence. 

We’re flexible about experience and background for the right person. The salary range is $40 – 50k, with benefits. Work is remote, but you’ll be expected to be in Redding often.

Contact Publisher Susan Clark at publisher@reddingsentinel.org if you are interested in applying.

Read the full job description

October 2022

News Reporter

The storied newsroom of the Republican-American in Waterbury, Conn., home of one of the nation’s last independently-owned news companies, has immediate, career-building, reporting opportunities with full-time newsy beats in Torrington and in Waterbury.

The ideal candidate loves news; embraces multimedia; and believes in the power of storytelling and critical information that only a local beat reporter can provide. Both beats offer ways to include general assignments and enterprising work beyond the news of the day.

This newsroom has launched generations of extraordinary careers in the news; yours could be next. To apply, send a resume, and clips to NEWS REPORTERS, ra-hr@rep-am.com.

Republican-American is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

October 2022

City Hall Reporter

Waterbury, Conn., a city of pride, diversity, challenges, community, and colorful history, never lacks news. The Republican-American, Sunday Republican, and rep-am.com seek a gutsy reporter for Waterbury government, issues, and politics.

We’re fighting the good fight for local journalism and seek reporters who enjoy and understand the vital role they play in our communities.

Requirements include an understanding of the need for a watchdog and a desire to be one; reporting on multiple platforms; healthy skepticism and curiosity; a self-starter who wants to be in the know and communicate important facts in both daily and enterprising reports. A sense of humor helps.

EOE with benefits including 401k. Email an introduction, resume, and portfolio and reference CITY HALL REPORTER in the subject line to ra-hr@rep-am.com.

October 2022

Inside Sales Representative

The Keene Sentinel, in Keene, NH is looking for an Inside Sales Representative to join our dynamic team. This position represents The Keene Sentinel providing superlative customer service to our private party and commercial customers including the areas of recruitment and service
directory advertisers, legal advertising, and obituaries. This position engages in both inbound and outbound sales and represents a broad array of print and digital product solutions.

We provide a professional environment with competitive compensation including base salary and commission along with a comprehensive benefits package. This is a full-time position and can be remote-based. You can represent the iconic Keene Sentinel and help our company grow!

At The Keene Sentinel, we value people who are passionate about their craft, collaborative team players, and those driven by the mission of community service. If you share these values and have a minimum of one year of inside sales experience or equivalent work experience in media; please introduce yourself, we’d love to meet!

Please send a letter of interest, resume, and link to your online profile to Sean Burke, Executive VP-Revenue at sburke@keenesentinel.com. No phone calls, please.

September 2022

News Editor

Essex Media Group, the parent company of Itemlive.com and nine publications, seeks a News Editor with 5 years of newsroom and daily reporting experience, as well as working knowledge of AP style.

The successful candidate will plan daily news coverage, manage reporters and photographers, a production team, and assign stories.

Responsibilities include discussing long- and short-term news coverage planning with the publisher; critiquing product execution, including copy editing, and exercising disciplinary prerogatives in accordance with company policies.

The News Editor is the point person in redefining Essex Media Group’s goal of attracting talented young journalists who want to turn the news business on its head.

To apply, please submit a resume and writing samples to Thor Jourgensen, tjourgensen@itemlive.com.

September 2022

General Assignment Reporter

The Inquirer and Mirror, an award-winning weekly newspaper on Nantucket Island, is looking for a dynamic general assignment reporter. He/she must have strong digital/social media skills as well as a solid understanding of municipal/judicial reporting, the ability to connect in a small community, find stories of interest to report on and write quickly and accurately on a deadline.

The candidate for this position understands the needs of a multi-media newsroom and the important role community journalism plays. The job entails providing local news coverage for weekly print and daily digital platforms including text, audio and video, and social media. Must have vehicle, valid driver’s license.

The right candidate will be able to produce content that varies from feature and lifestyle writing to reporting on municipal government to big-picture investigative pieces that examine issues relevant to our community.

To apply, please submit a resume and writing samples to Joshua Balling, Managing Editor, The Inquirer and Mirror, PO Box 1198, Nantucket, MA 02554, or email jballing@inkym.com.

The Inquirer and Mirror offers health insurance, a 401(k), and housing available. Starting salary is $60,000 for candidates with experience.

The Inquirer and Mirror is an equal opportunity employer.

September 2022

Assistant Community Editor

The Day Publishing Co., New London, Conn. Looking for a bright, community-oriented writer or editor to help edit and paginate nine weekly newspapers in SE Connecticut with a circulation of over 100,000. At least two years of journalism experience or training is preferred. The ability to meet tight deadlines and juggle multiple tasks is imperative. Experience with content management systems is a must. Pagination experience and the ability to take photos are a plus. Recent college grads are urged to apply. Working from home is an option. This is a part-time position. Send resumes with relevant experience to Lee Howard at l.howard@theday.com, along with a cover letter and writing samples.

August 2022

General Assignment Reporter

General assignment reporter needed for a small, non-profit newspaper and associated website in Ipswich, Mass. The beat includes town hall, courts, police, features, and possibly some sports too. Some evening work is required to attend meetings.

Must be:

  • A self-starter
  • Interested in local government
  • Interested in people
  • A fast learner
  • Able to tell a story
  • Accurate and fair

Should have:

  • Photography skills or a commitment to learn
  • Knowledge of AP style or a commitment to learn it quickly
  • A car and valid license
  • Understanding of social media.
  • WordPress

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $35,000.00 – $40,000.00 per year

To Apply: Send a resume and writing samples (or links) to John Muldoon, jm@ipswichlocalnews.com.

Read the full job description

August 2022

News Reporters

The Daily Hampshire Gazette is seeking two full-time news reporters 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, and 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 Chad Cain: ccain@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.

August 2022

Part-Time Fundraising Associate

The New England First Amendment Coalition is hiring a part-time Fundraising Associate. The Fundraising Associate will report to the Executive Director and be responsible for securing funding for the organization’s existing programs through direct support, sponsorships, grants, and other funding opportunities.

The position is 20 hours per week on a six-month contract with the possibility of renewal. The compensation is $3,000 per month. The start date is immediate and the position is primarily remote work.

Learn more

August 2022

Multimedia Copy Editor

The Day, a forward-thinking independent newspaper in eastern Connecticut, seeks a multiplatform copy editor. This person will edit copy, write headlines, paginate and post to the web as part of a talented copy desk team. The successful applicant will have strong news judgment, be web savvy, have a strong eye for design, and work well on deadlines.

Nights and weekends are a must. Remote work will be considered. Looking for a candidate with writing and editing experience but recent college grads are urged to apply.

Send cover letter, resume and work samples to John Ruddy, Copy Desk Chief, at j.ruddy@theday.com.

August 2022

Advertising Sales Representative

The New Hampshire Union Leader is looking for a Multi-Media Advertising Sales Representative. This position will be responsible for managing and upselling an active client list as well as calling on new business. There will be a commission guarantee for the first 6 months while business ramps up for the new rep, as well as mileage reimbursement, health, dental, vision, life, 401(k), and paid time off. The candidate must have solid consultative sales skills.

This is a full-time job with a base salary, plus a generous uncapped commission, bonus & spiff plan.

Pay: $42,000.00 – $70,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Cell phone reimbursement
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Please submit your cover letter and resume to Stephanie Vangjel at svangjel@unionleader.com.

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August 2022

News Reporter

The Mashpee Enterprise on Cape Cod is looking for a community-minded, high-energy news reporter to cover:

  • schools
  • natural resources
  • environmental conservation
  • housing
  • historic preservation
  • public health
  • regional government

The ideal candidate would be curious, have a background in journalism, an understanding of or interest in local government, and be able to write well on deadline. Additionally, this person must appreciate how vital local journalism is in keeping a community informed, involved, and invested.

Please send your resume and letter of interest to Steven Withrow at withrow@capenews.net.

August 2022

Local News Reporter

The Day, an independent media company in eastern Connecticut, is seeking a dedicated journalist to cover news and features. Join our energetic and collaborative newsroom and refine and sharpen your reporting and story-telling skills.

The Day produces award-winning content, including articles, videos, photographs, podcasts, and newsletters. Reporters are given the time to know their communities and to produce while working with editors and photographers, impactful Sunday and daily page one story’s that matter.

If you’re curious, creative, hard-working, enterprising, and deadline-driven we’d like to talk.

Bachelor’s degree and writing and reporting experience required. Recent college grads are encouraged to apply.

Send cover letter, resume, and writing examples to Tim Cotter, Executive editor, at t.cotter@theday.com.

July 2022

News Editor

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 build our subscriber audiences. The job also involves actively engaging with leaders in the communities we serve and with readers.

Responsibilities

  • Reporting to the managing editor, this newsroom leader will oversee the day-to-day content production.
  • Oversee a team of veteran and beginning journalists, as well as freelance writers, as they cover a range of Western Massachusetts news and politics, entertainment, and lifestyle features.
  • The person will be part of the senior leadership team and as such involved in developing the evolving editorial strategy and direction. This person will oversee the development of the newsroom’s structures and processes to support that editorial strategy
  • You should be organized enough to manage people in person and working remotely, as well as content budgets and editorial calendars.
  • This newsroom leader must have a deep passion for our region, our brand, our audiences, and seizing opportunities to grow.
  • Provide visionary leadership and day-to-day management for staff, including editors, reporters, freelancers, and the print publications team.
  • Manage workflows that enable reporters and editors to work efficiently and effectively. Balance daily and weekly stories with longer-form pieces.
  • Serve as primary liaison with the print production team.

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 team collaboration experience
  • Assertive, goal-oriented, and self-motivated
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and work under deadlines with outstanding organizational skills
  • Spanish-language skills preferred, not required

Interested and qualified candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Cynthia Simison, CSimison@Repub.com.

July 2022

Editor

We might be small but we’re serious about journalism. A Group of five weekly newspapers and websites — and two magazines — in northern Vermont seeks a talented, self-motivated copy editor and wordsmith to assist the publisher and editor — someone who appreciates community journalism.

We move — rewrite — a ton of copy weekly, a mix of community submissions and staff-generated content. Some reporting is expected. Familiarity with AP style preferred, as is a background in journalism, and ability to handle a camera. Must thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment. More at vtcng.com.

Send a resume, cover letter, and clips to Greg Popa, POB 489, Stowe VT 05672, or jobs@stowereporter.com.

July 2022

Reporter

Our feisty, first-rate weekly newspapers — the Stowe Reporter, News & Citizen, Other Paper, The Citizen, and Shelburne News — need an experienced full-time reporter to cover dynamic, vibrant communities in Chittenden County, Vermont.

40 hours per week, full fringe benefits. Fast-paced, high-energy environment, top-shelf staff; enterprise reporting is prized.

The ideal candidate is flexible, motivated, curious, and reliable. Good place for doing good work. Check out the communities you’ll be covering: South Burlington, Shelburne, Hinesburg, and Charlotte. Experienced, please. Photography, social media, and copy editing skills are a plus. More at vtcng.com.

Send a resume, cover letter, and clips to Greg Popa, POB 489, Stowe VT 05672, or jobs@stowereporter.com.

July 2022

News Reporter

The Sandwich Enterprise in Sandwich, Massachusetts is looking for a community-minded, high-energy news reporter to cover:

  • Public safety
  • Natural resources
  • Environmental conservation
  • Housing
  • Planning
  • Historic preservation
  • Public health

The ideal candidate would be curious, have a background in journalism, an understanding or interest in local government, and be able to write well on deadline. Additionally, this person must appreciate how vital local journalism is in keeping a community informed, involved, and invested.

Please send your resume and letter of interest to John Paradise at paradise@capenews.net.

July 2022

News Reporter

The Concord Monitor, a digitally-driven daily newspaper and website in New Hampshire’s state capital, is looking for an ambitious reporter who understands the critical role of local news and who wants to help forge the future of journalism. This job entails covering the city of Concord and criminal justice. The successful candidate should have daily writing experience, proficiency with social media, basic photo and video skills, and an unflinching desire to get at the stories our readers need.

Our reporters are often recognized for their ability to tell meaningful stories that connect data and real people to the issues most affecting our readers and their communities. The ability to dig for new and fresh angles and an appreciation for accountability journalism are central to this role.

In addition to daily reporting responsibilities, you’ll have an opportunity to work on enterprise and investigative stories as well as medium and long-term projects. You’ll work with editors to refine your craft, and you’ll get to do it all in a newsroom consistently recognized as among the best of its size in New England.

The right candidate will have:

  • An appreciation for the vital role of community watchdog journalism and a willingness to jump into the fray.
  • An ability to work under tight deadlines with speed and precision.
  • A desire to learn new skills and evolve with the industry. This can include digital infographics, locator maps, photography/video, searchable databases or anything you feel is vital to telling the story.
  • A hunger to be heard. Reporters have a big voice here, so we’ll need you to come to the table with ideas.

Send a cover letter and three samples of your best work to editor Jonathan Van Fleet at jvanfleet@cmonitor.com.

Learn more

July 2022

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