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News Page Designer – Baton Rouge

The Advocate, in Baton Rouge, La., is searching for a news page designer.

The Advocate is the largest daily newspaper in Louisiana, and publishes editions in Baton Rouge, New Orleans and the Lafayette area. 

The Baton Rouge universal desk has become a mini-design hub for our growing state operations. We're looking for someone who can make section fronts in news, features and sports shine.

You should be a detail-oriented page designer that can work on multiple pages and editions a night, and not break a sweat as deadline looms. If you can make front pages stand out by breaking out graphical elements and using typography to illustrate a story, we want you on our team! 

You should have a bachelor’s degree in journalism or graphic design, or any related field, with a combination of education and work experience. Experience with InDesign, as well as knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator a plus. Our ideal candidate can also make headlines sing and has an excellent grasp of AP style. You should be versatile in news, features and sports. We're seeking team players and someone who can manage numerous pages, stories and their time appropriately. 

Graphic designers without journalism experience need not apply.

This position is based in Baton Rouge, the crossroads for great sports, entertainment and intriguing politics. We're just an hour away from New Orleans and Lafayette. 

(Job ID 1100) 

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Deadline to apply is Sunday, October 8, 2017.

 

Multimedia Sales Rep – New Orleans 

You will be joining a thriving enterprise as we are in a rapid growth mode. As a member of our advertising team, you will sell print and digital advertising to local New Orleans businesses. We are seeking strategic thinkers to create and sell effective advertising campaigns to our clients. The successful candidate is responsible for providing customer service, maintaining a minimum number of accounts, building customer loyalty and lasting relationships, and achieving goals.

The ideal candidate will be driven to succeed, enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and be a self-starter. You will need to have strong written and verbal communications skills, the ability to manage your time effectively, and have a strong attention to detail. 

Competitive base pay with sales commission. The offer for this full-time staff position includes a benefits package (health/vision, dental, life and disability insurance, 401k, paid vacation, holidays and sick time.)

Please attach a cover letter and resume to your application. 

(Job ID 1105)

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Deadline to apply is September 24, 2017

 

Digital Sales Specialist – New Orleans 

Are you self-motivated with a strong work ethic? Do you have a history of surpassing sales goals?  Does leading strategic sales efforts excite you? Do you have experience selling SEO, SEM, websites, landing pages, video, mobile, social media, reputation management and display ads?  Do you want to drive new business development with a focus on new revenue? If so, we want to talk to you!

You will be joining a thriving enterprise as we are in a rapid growth mode. As a member of our advertising team you will sell digital advertising to local businesses. We are seeking strategic thinkers to create and sell effective advertising campaigns to our clients. The successful candidate is responsible for providing customer service, building customer loyalty and lasting relationships, and achieving goals. 

The ideal candidate will be driven to succeed, enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and be a self-starter. You will need to have strong written and verbal communications skills, the ability to manage your time effectively, and have a strong attention to detail.

The candidate must have their Google AdWord and Google Analytics Certifications.

Competitive base pay with sales commission. The offer for this full-time staff position includes a benefits package (health, dental, life and disability insurance, 401k, paid vacation, holidays and sick time.) 

Attach cover letter and resume to your application.

(Job ID 1090) 

Click here to apply (Application link will not work on a hand held device. Please complete on a computer.)

Deadline to apply is October 15, 2017.

 

Packaging Packager

Summary of Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsible for assisting in the production and assembly of the newspaper by being able to perform in various assigned positions. Schedules may consist of days, nights or a combination of both.

Required Education, Prior Work Experience & Specialized Skills and Knowledge:

The successful candidate should have good listening, time management and coordination skills. They must have the ability to work in a fast paced environment, get along well with others, and able to pass a pre-employment drug screen and physical.

This position accepts applications year round and as positions become available the applications are reviewed.  Due to the nature of the job and the frequency with which positions are filled, applicants may not be notified of the position status. 

(Job ID 1001)

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Why become an Independent Newspaper Contractor for The Advocate?

Benefits

  • Be your own boss
  • Fees paid weekly
  • Earn approximately $1000-1500 a month!
  • Early morning work hours

Distributor Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Possess a valid driver's license
  • Have a dependable vehicle
  • Have vehicle liability insurance
  • Be detail oriented
  • Be passionate about providing excellent service

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FAQ's

Q. What is an independent contractor?

A. An independent contractor is a self-employed businessperson who negotiates and signs a contract to provide agreed upon results. An independent contractor is not an employee of Capital City Press or South Louisiana Distributors. As an independent business person, the contractor controls the operation of his or her own business and can provide his or her services to the public at large, including competitors of the South Louisiana Distributors. The contractor hires employees and assistants if he or she wants them and is solely responsible for paying and supervising them.

Q. Are there any benefits?

A. An independent contractor is not an employee of the Capital City Press and does not receive employee benefits such as health insurance.

Q. How much can I earn?

A. What an independent contractor can earn is based on the number of newspapers delivered and how any expenses involved in providing these results are managed. The profit potential of any delivery area can be maximized by providing excellent delivery results and by increasing the customer base.

Q. When would I get paid?

A. Our independent contractors receive a fee for delivery and are paid weekly by electronic funds transfer into your account.

Q. What are the hours?

A. Independent contractors set their own hours. The newspaper product is made available for pick-up during a certain window of time. The pick-up window varies by distribution centers but it's usually a few hours between 12 am and 3 am daily. The contractor is asked to agree to provide delivery results by 6 am Monday thru Saturday and by 7 am Sunday.

Q. Where would I pick up the papers?

A. Distribution Centers are located throughout The Advocate delivery area.

Q. How many papers would I deliver?

A. The number of newspapers varies by delivery area. If you are interested in entering an independent contractor relationship with the Capital City Press, we can discuss with you the specifics about available delivery areas.