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Current Job Postings

Graphic Designer

The Marysville Journal-Tribune

The Marysville Journal-Tribune is looking for a graphic designer. Work in a fun and fast-paced Mac creative environment using Adobe Illustrator and InDesign CS6. Experience is a plus. Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm. Submit your resume to: mariew@marysvillejt.com

Regional Single Copy Manager

Civitas Media

Civitas Media is accepting applications in our Distribution Department for a Regional Single Copy Manger servicing our Central Ohio distribution area.  Primary responsibility will be to maintain and expedite growth for our single copy dealers and rack locations throughout our service areas.  Ideal candidate will have sales and management background and be computer literate. Position requires reliable, state minimum insured transportation with a valid Ohio driver’s license. Civitas Media is offering an excellent income opportunity with mileage reimbursement.   Interested applicants may send resume to: drigas@civitasmedia.com with the subject line: Regional Single Copy Manager. No phone calls.

Graphic Artist

The Budget

The Budget is currently seeking a graphics-oriented individual to join our production department. You will need to do the ordinary (i.e.typesetting) as well as the extraordinary (i.e. advertising layout/design).

Requirements are as follows:

  • Ability to type minimum of 60 wpm;
  • Graphic design experience helpful, but not necessary(QuarkXPress, Photoshop & Adobe Software);
  • Multi-tasker & ability to learn on the fly;
  • Can take instruction but take charge if needed.

Send resume and cover letter to:
The Budget • P.O. Box 249 • Sugarcreek, OH 44681

Sports Reporter

Akron Beacon Journal

The Akron Beacon Journal is looking for a sports reporter to cover the Indians who can write daily coverage and analysis of the team for online and print. This reporter needs the ability to develop relationships within the clubhouse and the team's organization. Social media and multimedia skills are required. Send resume and links to clips to: Scot Fagerstron, Sports editor, Akron Beacon Journal, sfagerstrom@thebeaconjournal.com.

Circulation Vice President

Akron Beacon Journal/Ohio.com

The Akron Beacon Journal/Ohio.com, an award-winning multimedia company, is seeking a circulation vice president. The current VP is retiring.

The Beacon Journal is in the midst of energetic change and needs a leader who can help foster this spirit. This person will develop and execute plans to advance audience on all levels. Opportunities are endless and we need someone to seize new markets and revenue streams.

If you have demonstrated a history of taking charge, have an entrepreneurial spirit and can lead in a positive manner, this is an ideal position.

Strong customer service background and commitment along with the ability to identify demographic and regional opportunities are integral skills.

We are looking for not just a VP of circulation, but a leader who can help contribute to the mission of the entire news organization, someone with a strong grasp of the whole business. You will need to motivate, innovate and move quickly. The industry is in transition and we are looking for fresh thinkers who can fix old problems with new processes and ideas.

Email applications to Jay Hunter, Human Resources Director, at jhunter@thebeaconjournal.com

Logistics District Managers

The Columbus Dispatch

The Columbus Dispatch has immediate openings for Regular and Seasonal Logistics District Managers to lead our efforts as we distribute daily, weekly and monthly publications to customers throughout central Ohio. Are you looking for a challenging position where you can have a positive impact on customers each and every day?

The seasonal positions may lead to regular employment. Would you like to get your foot in the door and prove yourself? If you answered yes, we are looking for you! For more information and to apply, please visit dispatch.com/careers. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

To apply, go to http://wwwphp.dispatch.com/careers/

Advertising Director

The Tribune Chronicle

The Tribune Chronicle is a multi-media company seeking a committed sales executive to lead an experienced sales staff.

Candidate is expected to increase revenues for newspapers, magazines, online news products and future news-delivery platforms currently under development.

Candidate must be an innovative, goal oriented, results-driven leader, who will supervise and coach an existing sales team for excellence, as well as be responsible for staff acquisition, retention and development for business growth.

Candidate will be working with sales reps to develop strategies to help customers grow their business. Will assist sales reps in forecasting sales and surpassing goals.

With consultative selling, candidate will be expected to manage key accounts, make sales calls with sales reps and attend community events.

Candidate must be able to create sales proposals, and keep up-to-date special sections marketing pieces, calendars and Media Kit.

The candidate we are looking for will have:

• Excellent skills in leadership, team building, negotiation, issue resolution, innovation and customer service
• Strong management skills, ability to work with different personality types
• Outstanding external and internal communication skills: verbal, written, email
• Impeccable integrity, be self-motivated and motivating, goal-oriented
• Solid character to work well under pressure and deadlines
• Strong understanding of online media and its metrics, analytics, marketing
• History of building customer relationships and cross-selling techniques

We offer a competitive salary. Benefits include health, 401(k), vacation, and a pleasant working environment.

Email application letter and resume with references and salary history to cjarvis@tribtoday.com

Audience & Revenue Development Manager

The Blade

The Blade is seeking a Circulation Sales & Retention Manager to design and implement various circulation sales campaigns to achieve established department volume and revenue goals. This person will track, analyze, forecast and report on circulation sales efforts. The position will be responsible for executing programs to achieve subscription order production goals and to implement retention programs to reduce churn. This person will work closely with and monitor performance of third party vendors in many marketing channels, including email, direct mail, telemarketing, kiosk and others. This person will oversee the Single Copy Sales Manager, and manage the results of the Single Copy sales efforts. Knowledge of AAM rules will be needed to make recommendations on sales programs that build audience and are AAM compliant. Other duties as assigned. The right candidate will be a results-oriented self-starter with a track-record of building AAM-compliant sales programs. Good communication skills are required.
The Blade is northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan’s largest daily newspaper. We offer competitive compensation, plus benefits. Interested applicants should email their resumes and cover letters to Tom Zeller at tzeller@toledoblade.com.

Regional Circulation Director

Civitas Media

We are looking to hire a Regional Circulation Director – Southern Ohio Group. This position, based in Wilmington, Ohio will be responsible for a group of print products that includes small daily and weekly newspapers carrier and mail delivered. The right candidate will be a leader, motivator and not be afraid to roll up his/her sleeves. Position will require travel within the region.  Minimum of 5 years in media experience is a must. If interested, contact Mike Murray, Corporate Director or Circulation/Civitas Media at mikemurray@civitasmedia.com. No phone calls.


The Review Times

Full-time entry-level reporter with benefits in Fostoria, Ohio. The Review Times, a Findlay Publishing Company owned six-day per week community newspaper in Fostoria, Ohio is looking for a reporter to join the newspaper’s editorial team.

Reporter will be responsible for covering local beats that could include area crime and courts, city councils, school boards, businesses and timely features. The qualified candidate must be a proficient writer, be a self-starter, possess excellent people skills, take a strong interest and presence in the local community and be motivated to work individually and in a team environment. Strong organizational skills and flexibility to adapt to various work responsibilities is a must.

Send resume and cover letter to lindawoodland@reviewtimes.com. No telephone calls please.

Circulation District Manager

The Lima News (Civitas Media)

The Lima News, the local leader in news and information for the Lima/Allen County and surrounding areas, is currently looking for a District Manager for our Circulation Department. This position is responsible for the delivery and customer satisfaction of The Lima News through the use of an independent contractor force in one of our home delivery districts. The District Manager will ensure that all newspapers are delivered in a timely and satisfactory manner while maintaining carrier service goals.

The ideal candidate for this position must be self-motivated with excellent time management and problem solving skills, together with strong interpersonal, communication, and organization skills. Must be PC literate with basic understanding of Excel, Word and Outlook. Previous newspaper circulation/delivery experience is helpful, but not required. Applicant must have reliable transportation, with valid Ohio driver’s license, proof of auto insurance at time of hire and clean driving record. Must be available to work nights, weekends, and holidays at varying hours.

We offer a competitive salary, medical, dental and vision coverage, life insurance, flexible spending account, 401k, and paid vacation, personal and sick leave. Pre-employment drug testing required.

Send resume and cover letter to The Lima News, Attn: Bill Meeker, Home Delivery Manager, 3515 Elida Rd., Lima, OH 45807 or email to bmeeker@civitasmedia.com. EOE

Account Executive

APG Media of Ohio

Department: Advertising
FLSA Status: Exempt
Status: Full Time
Job Reports To: Advertising Sales Director
Job Summary:
The Account Executive carries out responsibilities in the following functional areas:
Sell multi-media advertising including print and online within the Southeastern Ohio region. Meet or exceed sales objectives in sales area of responsibility by promoting strong customer service skill sets and selling advertising through professional selling technics, product service, and maintaining a relationship with both short and long term customers.

Essential Job Functions:
• Support and achieve personal, individual and company goals
• Acquire, retain, and up-sell new and existing client base
• Make collection calls and collect on accounts
• Attends departmental meetings and company meetings as scheduled
• Maintain daily sales call log. Submitted to Advertising Manager daily
• Correspond through email, telephone and meeting with clients
• Expected to utilize various Social Networking tools for company business
• Learn Online products as they are introduced to the company

Minimum Requirements:
The successful candidate will have a minimum 2 years of sales experience in the print and Internet media industry. Must maintain a current valid drivers license and current proof of vehicle liability insurance.

Technology Skills:
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook is required.

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience preferred.

Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Application Procedure:
Submit a cover letter and resume to
APG Media of Ohio LLC
Jackson and Waverly Ohio location


The Daily Advocate

Full-time with benefits in Greenville, Ohio.

The Daily Advocate, a Civitas Media-owned six-day per week newspaper in Darke County, Ohio is looking for a motivated reporter to join the newspaper’s award-winning editorial team.

The ideal candidate will have excellent writing skills, know AP style, be interested in the community and be able to work flexible hours. The position will include writing news and sports stories and assisting with other newsroom duties on a daily basis. Must be able to work some evenings and weekend shifts. Experience and interest in Social Media is a must. Send a cover letter and resume to: Christina Chalmers atcchalmers@civitasmedia.com.

Benefits include health insurance, 401K, vacation, etc. Civitas Media LLC is a growing company offering excellent compensation and opportunities for advancement to motivated individuals. Civitas Media has publications in NC, SC, TN, KY, VA, WV, OH, IL, MO, GA, OK, IN and PA.


The Delaware Gazette

Looking to make a difference at a newspaper in a lively college town in central Ohio? Civitas Media is seeking a versatile community reporter to join our reporting team at our newspaper in Delaware, Ohio — The Delaware Gazette. We aim to cover the people, places, issues and events of the area through our many digital and print publications.

The successful candidate will be a self-starter who is excited about using the many digital platforms available. Strong critical-thinking and organizational skills are a must. You’ll work flexible hours dictated by news events and our need to respond quickly and effectively.

Newspaper experience is required, along with a positive attitude, a natural curiosity and a heart for community news. Delaware County is the fastest growing county in Ohio.

Civitas Media has more than 100 publications and employs more than 1,400 people in 11 states. To be considered for this opportunity, send a cover letter and a resume to michaelwilliams@civitasmedia.com.

Account Executive

The Budget

The Budget is hiring in the advertising sales department. Established local territory and active accounts. Experience in sales or the service industry is good but not necessary. Competitive compensation plus benefits. Send cover letter and resume to: The Budget, Attention Sales Position, PO Box 249, Sugarcreek, Ohio 44681 or email to mmiller@thebudgetnewspaper.com.

Vice President of Audience Retention & Development

Dix Communications

Dix Communications is recruiting a Vice President of Audience to lead efforts in executing our strategy to grow total audience and maximize both print and digital subscription revenue.

Dix Communications’ portfolio of products and brands cover two states, Ohio and Kentucky. Our products include daily, weekly and niche products, as well 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. Additionally, we leverage social media, SEO, news aggregation and community-generated content to drive audience. We seek a proven individual to lead our content strategy into a successful total audience growth program.

Job details:
• P & L accountability for revenue and expenses associated to audience and subscriptions.
• Direct oversight and report for our seven Circulation Directors.
• Directly responsible for paid circulation volumes across all channels.
• Directly responsible to implementing growth initiatives, goals and measuring results of each individual market.
• Oversee necessary marketing through our in-house products and single copy venues.
• Develop marketing programs and partnerships with retail businesses and events in the market.
• Directly responsible for ensuring quality service standards are met to meet circulation goals.
• Maximize print subscription revenue through creative, well-executed subscriber acquisition and renewal marketing initiatives.
• Directs and coordinates the circulation annual budget based on forecasted goals.
• Develop customer loyalty programs to improve retention and help grow audience.
• Maximize customer touch-points through the inbound and outbound call center partnerships.
• Provides input and feedback on editorial calendar, content, and news initiatives.
• Brings a deep understanding of consumer/reader behavior and digital analytics across each platform, including desktop, mobile, email and social media and demonstrate an ability to develop plans that drive audience growth.
• Champion efforts to leverage and maximize email marketing to drive audience and revenue.
• Help develop and execute the optimal “All-Access” subscription model to build new revenue streams and total audience growth. Strong emphasis on moving quickly, intelligently testing and adjusting plans.

We’re looking for a results-driven, creative and analytical executive that can work collaboratively with our team. The markets are competitive, and we expect to grow revenue and profit so playing to win every day is a must. A minimum of 5-10 years of experience in a subscription-based business, as well as experience with digital audience and analytics are required.

A successful candidate will have proven record and be knowledgeable of successful audience development initiatives, and have experience in leading and managing such efforts. Good communication, computer skills and understanding of US Postal direct mail practices and data mining are a plus.

The position will be located in in Ohio, which is a great place to call home. Great Midwestern communities, affordable cost of living, high-ranking school system, lots of outdoor activities, fun winter and summer seasons, major metro Sports teams and much more. We offer a competitive compensation package and relocation assistance.

Copy Editor/Page Designer, Digital Editor

Ashland Times-Gazette

Are you a copy editor/page designer who is comfortable handling both news pages and sports pages? Do you think like a reader as you edit copy and package the days news — both in print and digital? Do you understand how digital products can effectively complement a community newspaper’s printed product? If so, you might just be the person we are seeking. While we would prefer someone with experience, we’ll consider recent graduates with a proven track record in internships and/or student publications. Previous experience handling sports pages is a significant plus. Preference will be given to applicants from Ohio or the surrounding states. The Times-Gazette is a 11,000-circulation, six-day A.M. and recently was again honored as the best newspaper of its size in Ohio. Ashland, a county seat and college town, is located in North Central Ohio, with both Cleveland and Columbus just a little more than an hour away. Send 5-6 samples of your work to Ted Daniels, Editor and General Manager, Ashland Times-Gazette, 40 E. Second St., Ashland, OH 44805 or tdaniels@times-gazette.com. We will begin interview as applications arrive.


The Star Beacon ( Ashtabula, Ohio )

The Star Beacon seeks an experienced editor for our top newsroom leadership position in the newsy region of northeast Ohio.

The editor is responsible for producing quality content and engaging the audience for the seven-day, 12,000-circulation newspaper and its digital sites.

Applicants need a background in news management, versatile print and online skills, and the ability to create an innovative newsroom culture. The editor must be self-motivated, community-oriented and passionate about producing local content in a digital media environment.

The editor is a key member of the senior management team, with a voice in strategic initiatives undertaken by the newspaper. We offer an excellent compensation package, including a competitive salary, bonus plan, paid vacation, 401(k), and medical, dental and vision insurance.

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 their resume, a cover letter explaining why they believe they are qualified for the position, and samples of their work to Robin Quillon at rquillon@tribdem.com.

The Star Beacon is a CNHI newspaper. Based in Montgomery, Alabama, CNHI is a leading publisher of local news and information. Its newspapers, websites and specialty publications serve communities in 23 states.