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Current Job Postings

Full-Time Sports Writer

Ashland Times-Gazette

Covering high school and community sports is the bread-and-butter of the Ashland Times-Gazette's sports section. Our sports coverage is consistently ranked among the best in Ohio for newspapers our size.  Our sports department consists of  three full-time writers and a stable of stringers who cover nine area high schools, Ashland University and various community and youth sports. We would prefer someone with experience, but will consider recent college grads with an internship or extensive student publication experience. The Times-Gazette is a 10,500-circulation, six-day, morning newspaper with a growing digital presence. To apply, send a resume and six clips to Sports Editor Doug Haidet at dhaidet@times-gazette.com. We are looking to fill this opening quickly.

Sports Writer

Gallipolis Daily Tribune

Do you have a passion for writing?

Do you find people interesting?

Are you a curious person?

Are you engaged in social media?

Can you work a flexible schedule?

And most importantly, do you live, eat and breathe sports?

If this describes you or someone you know, we should talk.

The Gallipolis Daily Tribune and its sister publications in Pomeroy, Ohio, and Point Pleasant, W.Va., are seeking sports reporters for its local news operation. The individuals we’re seeking will need to have a good understanding of grammar and basic writing skills. Photography skills are a plus. The Daily Tribune is committed to serving the community by delivering informative and useful sports coverage and information on our print and digital platforms.

The Daily Tribune offers a competitive wage, major medical plan, dental, vision and a 401k retirement plan. The Daily Tribune is part of CIvitas Media, a dynamic, multi-channel, local information company with strong roots in traditional community newspaper publishing. We have 1,200 associates producing more than 100 publications in 12 states.

Candidates are asked to submit their resume with a cover letter and any writing samples to: michaeljohnson@civitasmedia.com.

Device Management Analyst

The Columbus Dispatch

The Columbus Dispatch is seeking a temporary Device Management Analyst to help implement a new GPS project for our Circulation department.

This analyst will play a key role with GPS inventory tracking and route analysis. They will review route/tracking with the Analytics/GTS systems and identify or correct any geofence issues while maintaining an appropriate device inventory at each distribution center. This analyst will need to keep both company SRD and GTS systems updated and in sync with device assignments and perform ongoing audits of device assignments. The analyst will train staff on devices as needed, troubleshoot faulty devices and perform minor repairs.

Candidates with GPS, geozone, ESRI ArcGIS (ArcView) and Wyless Porthos systems experience preferred. Professionals with excellent analytical and technical skills are encouraged to apply on dispatch.com/careers. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Higher Education All-Media Journalist

Cox Media Group

Cox Media Group Ohio has one of the most-advanced multi-platform newsrooms in the country and is seeking a higher education reporter to fill a new role.

The position requires someone proficient at investigative reporting who can produce work that accomplishes core needs for CMGO’s products in print, in digital, and broadcast.

The reporter will cover local higher education institutions and important higher education topics, writing stories, taking video, producing audio and creating interactive content that drives digital engagement.

Home to the University of Dayton, Wright State University, Miami University, Sinclair Community College, Central State University, Wilberforce University, Wittenberg University, Clark State and several other for-profit and public universities, higher education is an important coverage topic for CMGO. This industry employs thousands in our area and is a key economic force in the region. Also, several colleges work closely with Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the largest single-site employer in the state of Ohio.

•Use research to tailor stories to fit the audience for print, TV, radio and digital.
•Investigate issues affecting institutions of higher education as well as the institutions themselves.
•Collaborate with WHIO-focused producers, work to create special reports and daily stories; some on-air work is expected.
•Work with digital-content staff to create story elements that uniquely engage the digital audience. This may include blogs.
•Use social media to engage the audience and drive people to your stories.
•Typical output will be multiple stories per week, including a regular presence on the front page of our newspapers and possible on-air presence.
•In-depth investigations may require legal review; reporter should be familiar and comfortable with standards for avoiding libel and slander.
•Ability to work in high-energy fast-paced environment


Minimum Requirements:
•Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline or equivalent experience (Communication, Mass Communications, Journalism, Education)
•Experience in beat reporting; proven ability to write compelling narrative stories and other text-based journalism; experience taking photos, videos and producing television packages; and experience producing audio for radio
•Experience in digital storytelling and use of social media to engage and grow audience.
•Experience in investigative journalism across platforms.
•Knowledge of issues facing higher education.
•Results-oriented approach to work, with proven track record
•Excellent communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written



Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company that includes the national advertising rep firms of CoxReps. Additionally, CMG owns Cox Target Media, which operates Valpak, one of North America's leading direct marketing companies, and Savings.com, a leading online source for savings.

The company's operations currently include 14 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, 57 radio stations, eight daily newspapers and more than a dozen non-daily publications, and more than 100 digital services.

CMG currently operates in more than 30 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly, including more than 32 million TV viewers, more than 4 million print and online newspaper readers, and 14 million radio listeners.

For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at http://www.coxmediagroup.com

Cox Media Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer; Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.

Niche Product Manager

Dix Communications/The Daily Record

Dix Communications is recruiting a Niche Product Manager to lead efforts to grow our niche print and digital publications. Our strategy is to provide relevant, engaging content across each of our print and digital platforms in the communities we serve and new markets.

Niche Product Manager will provide leadership to their team, planning and monitoring, coaching and counseling while fostering a spirit of teamwork and unity among department members; directing project timeliness and budgets; maintain quality service and high customer standards while identifying trends and recommending system improvements.

Responsibilities include all aspects of preparation of the various magazines with each individual deadline necessitating timeliness and attention to detail as well as the ability to work within budget constraints. Candidate must possess excellent management, motivational and organizational skills; written, editorial, and publishing skills; and interpersonal skills with both team members and customers.

A minimum of three years of project management experience focused in writing, production, editing and publishing experience is preferred. A college degree or equivalent management experience is helpful. This position requires travel to meet with key partners, customers, and news and sales teams. An acceptable driving record and current driver's license are required. The position is based out of our Wooster, Ohio location, The Daily Record.

We offer an excellent compensation package, including a competitive salary, paid vacation, 401(k), and medical, dental and vision insurance.

Please submit resume and references to wrpc@dixcom.com or forward to:
Attention: Andrew Dix
212 E. Liberty Street
Wooster, Ohio 44691

General Assignment Reporter

Peru Tribune

The Peru Tribune, just about an hour north of Indianapolis, is seeking an energetic and self-motivated general assignment reporter to cover news and features. Experience covering local government, police/fire, courts and education preferred. Candidate should have a good grasp of AP style and the ability to work under deadline pressure. Photography and social media skills are a plus.

The Peru Tribune is a mid-sized newspaper in east central Indiana and owned by Paxton Media, based in Paducah, KY. It is published mornings Tuesday through Friday and Sunday.

If you are interested in joining our team, send a cover letter, resume and three to five writing samples to Editor Lois Tomaszewski by email at ltomaszewski@perutribune.com or by mail to 26 W. Third St., Peru, IN 46970.