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Editor - Daily Newspaper in Southern Ohio

Portsmouth Daily Times

The Portsmouth Daily Times seeks an energetic, forward-thinking editor to lead both the Daily Times and the weekly Community Common. The Daily Times publishes six days a week, Monday-Saturday. The 32,000 circulation Community Common is published on Sunday. In addition to our print products the newspaper has a robust website and social media presence. See our website at portsmouth-dailytimes.com. Our editor should be an individual who understands how to connect content to our readers by providing depth and context to the news we deliver. Our next editor should be someone who can mentor a staff and develop an open dialogue with readers and community leaders. In addition, our editor is part of the management team of the newspaper and is a part of the face of our newspaper in the communities we serve.

Additionally, s/he will: * Have a solid understanding of the fundamentals of local news. * Understand the value of social media and use it as much as an engagement tool as a promotional tool. * Constantly search for new ways to tell stories and present news, both online and in print. * Understand and manage a news budget. * Be a constant, contributing reporter. * Write 2-3 editorials each week on local or state issues that impact Scioto County.

If you value local journalism, love nothing better than helping journalists grow in their craft, believe newspapers – both online and print – remain the foundation of an informed community, and are looking for a great community in which to live, we want to hear from you. Email us your resume`, five working links to some of your latest and best reporting (editorials, too, if you have them), and a cover letter explaining why you’re the best person for this job. Please send those documents to Bud Hunt, bhunt@civitasmedia.com

Seeking versatile, energetic reporter

The Madison Press

The Madison Press, a daily newspaper in London, Ohio, is seeking a versatile and energetic full-time general reporter with an eye for the story and a taste for high-interest investigative reporting in a vital beat covering court, crime, village government and school districts. The ideal candidate will have a college degree in journalism or related field, some newspaper experience, knowledge of open meetings and open records laws and a solid understanding of journalistic ethics. Photography and video skills are highly desired. The most successful candidate will also have a flair for feature writing. The reporter, via social media and our website, will be called upon to update developments while the traditional news story is being written.

To apply please email a cover letter, resume and work samples to achaffin@civitasmedia.com. We are looking to fill this position immediately. London is located 25 minutes of Columbus, Ohio. The Madison Press is part of Civitas Media, which has more than 100 publications and employs more than 1,300 people across 12 states. We offer competitive pay, health benefits, including dental and vision, and a 401k program.


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 9,000-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.

Assistant Director Pagination

Civitas Media

Seeking Motivated Pagination Manager in SW Ohio Civitas Media is seeking an experienced journalist/designer/manager to join our Wilmington, OH facility. We are looking for a take-charge person who can manage designers and production of daily newspapers. Applicant must have strong editing skills, a solid knowledge of AP Style and the ability to design quality pages and craft captivating headlines. You will be expected to efficiently and effectively manage the pagination staff in performing daily tasks to ensure smooth workflow and deadline adherence while providing excellent customer service to internal and external customers. This is an evening-night position and may require occasional weekend shifts.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to: • Control the page-building workflow nightly and maintain good communication with corresponding editors. • Maintains quality by enforcing customer service standards and ensuring adherence to style book. • Work with off-site newsrooms to produce creative, informative and consistently high quality print design. • Direct planning, coordination and execution of pagination functions. • Develop ways to consistently improve current processes and procedures. • Oversee recruitment and training of new staff members. • Oversee the yearly performance appraisals for staff members, delineating strengths and weaknesses and opportunities for improvement. • Solve problems relating to day-to-day activities of the pagination staff. Preferred qualifications: • 5+ years newspaper design experience • Minimum 1-year newsroom management experience • Minimum 1-year daily newspaper experience • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to deal with a variety of variables. • Excellent computer skills in a Macintosh environment. • Complete understanding of Adobe Creative Suite or similar software • Excellent communication, interpersonal and coaching skills. • Ability to effectively interface with all levels of management. • Excellent organizational skills, including follow up as well as time and resource management abilities. • Ability to work under daily deadline pressures. • Ability to react to change productively and handle other essential duties as assigned. Wilmington has all the benefits of a small college town with the bonus of being less than an hour from Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton. We offer competitive compensation and a generous benefit package including health insurance, 401K and paid time off. Please send a cover letter, resume and three samples of your newspaper page designs to: Amanda Vanness, Director of Pagination, avanness@civitasmedia.com


The Delaware Gazette

The Delaware Gazette is seeking an experienced journalist and editor to bring innovation, boldness and operational excellence to our editorial team. This individual will be involved in all aspects of the editorial production process to ensure that a superior, engaging and culturally savvy product is produced. The successful candidate will ensure that all editorial staff and contributors adhere to deadlines and provide constructive and concrete feedback on their work. A keen eye for detail, strong work ethic and ability to motivate and coach others is essential. We are the county’s only daily newspaper and continue to chronicle the extraordinary growth of the region as well as the accomplishments of its citizens in print, online and social media. We are the fastest growing county in the state of Ohio. The Gazette is part of Civitas Media, which has more than 100 publications and employs more than 1,300 people across 12 states. We offer competitive pay, health benefits, including dental and vision, and a 401k program. To be considered for this role, please submit your resume, cover letter indicating salary requirements and 3-5 samples of writing/editorial work to sfisher@delgazette.com. Editorial leadership: 3 years. Journalism: 6 years. Passion for news: A lifetime.

Newspaper Sports Reporter

Marysville Journal-Tribune

Position available. Must have a journalism background. Photography, Photoshop and InDesign experience a plus.

Send resume  c/o Marysville Journal-Tribune, PO Box 226 Marysville, Ohio 43040 or email: kb@marysvillejt.com.