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Current Job Postings

District Manager

Ashland Times Gazette/Dix Communications

Ashland Times Gazette, a Dix Communications newspaper, is searching for a district sales manager in the circulation and distribution operation. Our products include an AM Monday through Saturday, weekly and niche products, and thriving websites servicing both the desktop and mobile reader. Our strategy is to provide relevant engaging content across each of our print and digital platforms in the communities we serve.

The District Sales Manager will provide direction to independent contractors to assure excellent customer service and increase audience development and retention.

Responsibilities for this position include all aspects of distribution, including home delivery, single copy, digital subscriptions, niche products, and sales and retention for the daily newspaper. Candidates must be results-oriented, possess good time management and organizational skills with an unwavering commitment to customer service. This individual must demonstrate a positive style of leadership to develop and maintain standards and expectations.

A college degree or equivalent management experience is helpful. This position requires a personal vehicle, so an acceptable driving record and current driver’s license are required.
We offer an excellent compensation package, including a competitive salary, bonus plans, paid vacation, 401(k), and medical, dental and vision insurance.

Please submit resume to blentz@dixcom.com or an application may be completed at the Ashland Times Gazette, 40 East Second Street, Ashland, OH 44805.

W.Va. daily seeks metro editor

The Herald-Dispatch

The Herald-Dispatch, a locally owned daily newspaper in Huntington, W.Va., a city of about 50,000, is seeking a strong leader to guide the organization’s local news coverage. The position requires strong editing skills, both on the front end of reporting and after a story is turned in, an aggressive attitude toward hard news and enterprise, and the ability to work collaboratively with reporters and other editors to provide the best local news report possible. A bachelor’s degree in journalism or commensurate experience is required, and candidates should have a minimum of seven years of journalism experience, including at least two years in a supervisory capacity. Individuals who meet those requirements and are capable of being a strong leader should send a cover letter, résumé and work samples to Managing Editor Les Smith, via email at lessmith@herald-dispatch.com or regular mail to Les Smith, Newsroom, The Herald-Dispatch, P.O. Box 2017, Huntington, WV 25720.

Experienced sports copy editor sought

The Herald-Dispatch

The Herald-Dispatch, a locally owned, award-winning daily newspaper in Huntington, W.Va., is seeking a motivated journalist with sports experience for a full-time position as a sports copy editor.

The ideal candidate should have at least three years of experience in news design, a firm grasp of AP style and grammar, and a knowledge of sports. The candidate also should be comfortable with Adobe software such as InDesign and have a degree in journalism or equivalent work experience.
The evening position entails working closely with the sports and news editors to design and lay out the daily sports section as well as any special sports publications throughout the year. Benefits include a competitive salary, paid vacation, health, dental and vision insurance as well as disability plans and a 401(K).
Applicants should email a resume, cover letter and samples to: News Editor Don Willis at dfwillis@heralddispatch.com or Managing Editor Les Smith at lessmith@heralddispatch.com or mail to: The Herald-Dispatch c/o Don Willis, 946 5th Ave., Huntington, WV 25701.

W.Va. daily seeks experienced reporter

The Herald-Dispatch

The Herald-Dispatch, a locally owned daily newspaper in Huntington, W.Va., a city of about 50,000, is seeking an experienced reporter. The successful candidate will have proven capabilities and be equally adept at weaving compelling feature stories and people profiles and producing thorough hard news stories that answer all of readers’ questions. The position has an emphasis on health and social services coverage, as well as general assignment. A bachelor’s degree in journalism is required and a minimum of three to five years of experience is preferred. Interested individuals should send a cover letter, résumé and work samples to Managing Editor Les Smith, via email at lessmith@herald-dispatch.com or regular mail to Les Smith, Newsroom, The Herald-Dispatch, P.O. Box 2017, Huntington, WV 25720.

Audience Development Director

The Star Beacon

Ashtabula, Ohio

The Star Beacon seeks an experienced newspaper professional who is proven in sales and management to lead its audience and distribution team.

The Star Beacon is a seven-day newspaper with a circulation of 12,000. In addition to the newspaper, we publish a replica e-edition and local news website. We also have a delivery agreement with the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Our director will lead a veteran staff to grow readership and revenue in a competitive market. We expect someone who will design and implement marketing strategies that build home-delivery and single-copy sales. This person will manage all aspects of subscription fulfillment and renewal; promotional activities; distribution systems; and circulation metrics. The director must be familiar with the latest AAM – formerly ABC – rules and guidelines. This individual must lead by example, set benchmarks and build our coverage.

Candidates should have a circulation management background that includes budgeting and developing business strategy. We need someone with a record of meeting revenue targets and effective expense management. Also essential are strong organizational, communication and leadership skills. Above all, our circulation director must possess a creative approach to circulation and audience development, and an unwavering commitment to customer service.

Ashtabula borders Lake Erie and features a historic harbor where the Ashtabula River flows into the lake. It is 50 miles east of Cleveland in a region known for its beaches, parks, wineries and outdoor activities such as boating, camping and fishing. The area is served by the regional Ashtabula County Medical Center hospital and a branch campus of Kent State University.

Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to Publisher Jamie Beacom at jbeacom@starbeacon.com.

Metro Editor

Akron Beacon Journal

What do LeBron James, the Black Keys and Goodyear blimps have in common? They all came from and are connected to Akron, Ohio.

The Akron Beacon Journal is looking for a metro editor to tell their stories. We are looking for an experienced editor who knows the importance of telling local stories on multiple platforms to lead our staff of 15 reporters and two deputy editors.

The Beacon Journal has a proud past going back to the days of John S. Knight. Ohio.com has a bright future as the authoritative website for telling the story of Akron and Summit County.

If you would like to join our award-winning news organization, contact:

Bruce Winges
Editor and Vice President
Akron Beacon Journal
44 East Exchange Street, Akron, Ohio 44308

The Beacon Journal is an equal opportunity employer.


The Commercial Review

The Commercial Review, a daily newspaper about 9 miles from the Ohio border in Portland, Indiana, is looking for its next reporter.

The journalist we hire will be assigned to the city government beat while sharing the police/courts beat with another reporter. The job also includes breaking news, features, column writing, photography, layout/design and proofreading.

We are looking for someone who has shown a commitment to journalism, whether it be professionally or through work at collegiate newspapers and internships.

The Commercial Review took first place for general excellence in the Hoosier State Press Association Better Newspaper Contest in 2014 and has finished in the top three in its division in each of the last four years.

Send resume and three examples of your work to editor Ray Cooney at news@thecr.com.


The Daily Standard

The Daily Standard seeks a full-time reporter who believes in the importance of community journalism. Candidates must be able to produce stories related to education and local government as well as features. Some evening hours are required. Candidates with writing experience are preferred and knowledge of InDesign is a plus.

The Daily Standard is a 10,000-daily afternoon newspaper published Monday through Saturday in Celina, Ohio, a short drive from Columbus and Dayton in western Ohio. The position offers competitive wages, health care benefits, 401(k) and paid vacation.

Send resumes, clips and references to ddrexler@dailystandard.com or mail to Doug Drexler, managing editor, The Daily Standard 123 E. Market St., Celina, OH 45822.