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Reporter / 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 at cchalmers@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.

Reporter / 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.

Interested candidates should respond directly to Andrew S Dix at asdix@dixcom.com. Please send your resume, cover letter in your email copy and compensation expectations.

Corporate Circulation Sales Manager / Civitas Media

This newly created position will work with the company’s regional fulfillment directors and local circulation management to assist in developing subscription sales and marketing campaigns on a company wide basis. Position will work out of our Davidson, NC headquarters. Send resume to mikemurray@civitasmedia.com for consideration.

Metro Reporter / Akron Beacon Journal

The Akron Beacon Journal has an opening for a metro reporter. We are looking for someone who can tell provocative stories that connect with audiences in print, online and through social media. If you have a passion for journalism and want to work with award-winning professionals send your resume and story links to:
Bruce Winges
Editor and Vice President
Akron Beacon Journal
A minimum of 1 to 2 years of experience is required.

Editor / 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.

Publisher / The Star Beacon (Ashtabula, Ohio)

The Star Beacon seeks a publisher who can handle challenging market situations while keeping our team motivated.

We’re looking for an aggressive marketer who is committed to growing revenue and knows how to sell in print and online. We need someone with a track record in newspaper leadership who can create and execute multiplatform strategies that cover print, niche publications, websites and mobile products. Candidates must understand the importance of community journalism and be willing to become an active part of the community.

The Star Beacon is a 12,000-circulation, seven-day newspaper in northeast Ohio. We have a robust digital and social media presence.

Ashtabula is located near Lake Erie and the Pennsylvania border in northeastern Ohio, approximately 50 miles east of Cleveland. Ashtabula is Ohio’s largest county, with beautiful natural resources that enhance the excellent nature trails, parks, wineries, historic covered bridges, boating, camping and fishing.

Interested candidates should send their resume and salary requirements to Publisher Robin L. Quillon, 425 Locust St., Johnstown, PA 15907-0340, or send by email to 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.

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.

Circulation Manager / Civitas Media

Civitas Media is looking for a talented, energetic and aggressive individual with passion for providing excellent customer service, has strong communication skills and the ability to manage a staff of 4 employees for our 6-day morning newspaper.

This position is also responsible to execute sales and marketing programs for all circulation sales including home delivery, single copy and Newspapers in Education. Candidate will have excellent knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.

To apply, send your resume and cover letter to Jill Sinkclear, Regional Fulfillment Director, at jsinkclear@civitasmedia.com.

Reporter and Paginator / The Ironton Tribune

The Ironton Tribune, publishers of an award-winning, Monday-Friday p.m. and Sunday a.m. newspaper in southern Ohio, as well as Tri-State Living Magazine and several special niche products is seeking a general assignment reporter/paginator. The ideal candidate will have experience covering a beat along with cultivating sources and generating a variety of quality material on a deadline. Also, a working knowledge of AP Style and InDesign experience is required. Will consider recent journalism grads with passion and desire to learn and grow as a reporter. Must be able to work some nights, weekends and holidays.

Please send cover letter, resume and clips to Michelle Goodman, News Editor, The Ironton Tribune, P.O. Box 647, Ironton, OH, 45638 or michelle.goodman@irontontribune.com.