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Digital Content Editor 

If you’re looking for a job at an evolving, fast-paced digital news operation in a hyper-competitive market, keep reading. 

If you’d enjoy working in one of the country’s top spots for food, music and fun, don’t stop here. 

The Advocate is seeking a versatile digital content editor for its Baton Rouge, New Orleans and Acadiana markets. 

Capital City Press, dba The Advocate, is a locally owned company that operates three 7-day-a-week newspapers, including their surging digital properties. 

As a digital content editor, you’ll be responsible for making our digital properties the best news outlets in each market. That means you help each entity be first in breaking news situations and publish the best headlines, stories, photo galleries, interactive graphics, etc., in their respective markets. 

A successful candidate will have the following knowledge, skills and abilities:  Successful candidates will be organized, motivated, work well in a “need-it-now” environment while being fast and detail-orientated at the same time and must be comfortable handling a variety of topics such as sports, crime, local/state/national government and politics and entertainment. Will stand out as one who can bring new ways of thinking about composing and delivering news.  Must have a working knowledge of web CMS/blog systems such as Wordpress, analytics systems such as Parsely/Chartbeat/Google Analytics, newsletter services such as ConstantContact, push notification platforms like Urban Airship and social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat. 

This position may include nighttime and weekend work.

 

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(Job ID 1125)

Please attach a cover letter and resume. 

Deadline to apply: Sunday, June 17, 2018

 

Controller 

The Advocate is seeking a Controller to lead finance operations and oversee analysis, reporting, projecting and tracking of financial performance across multiple products and platforms. The Controller is expected to play an integral role in developing strategies to grow revenue and audience, create strategic partnerships and to find efficiencies to reduce expenses and/or improve results. Media experience preferred. 

Primary duties and responsibilities include: 

  • Direct participation and oversight in accounting and finance responsibilities to include: preparation and analysis of individual and consolidated financial statements for multiple business units; completion of account reconciliations and accruals; creation of various reports and summaries of financial information; maintenance and reconciliation of general ledgers; completion of A/P & A/R activities; and more.
  • Prepares and analyzes monthly, quarterly and annual financial forecasts and results.
  • Analyzes current and prospective operations to identify opportunities to drive revenue, reduce expenses, create efficiencies and establish strategic partnerships.
  • Directs accounting and financial functions in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and policies. Exerts internal controls to protect company assets, ensures safe handling of cash and meets all legal and company requirements; ensures compliance with audit standards. 

The ideal candidate for this role will be a self-motivated professional who can demonstrate the following skills and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • Minimum of seven years of professional experience in an accounting/finance role.
  • Proficiency with current industry standard software applications.
  • Quickly assimilate new information and solve complex problems with minimal guidance.
  • Strong experience navigating an entrepreneurial work environment and adapting communication to suit varied personalities.
  • Ability direct and execute initiatives across all operational disciplines.
  • Highly self-motivated personality with the ability to work well independently and in a team environment.
  • Preference towards taking personal initiative and thrives when asked to multi-task.
  • Pro-active and takes personal initiative.
  • Strategic thinker and detail oriented with emphasis on impeccable work quality Adept at working with internal business partners remotely. 

In addition to the specific skills and experience outlined above, the candidate selected for this position will be a confident and direct communicator with the level of presence and professionalism necessary to interact with professionals at all levels and with varied communication styles. They will also be a self-starter with a proven history of taking initiative in professional situations and working independently of others. To ensure success in this role, the candidate selected will demonstrate a willingness to learn and a desire to continuously expand their skills and abilities.

 

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(Job ID 1124)

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Deadline to apply: Sunday, May 27, 2018

 

Sports Reporter 

Summary of Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

The Sportswriter will be responsible for covering LSU sports. The sportswriter will also coordinate all coverage of the beat, assigning other writers and photographers. The sportswriter will also be responsible for pitching and developing long-form, enterprise or trend stories. 

This position will require traveling and working nights, weekends and holidays. 

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

Preferred:  A bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related field and 3 years of experience. Strong skills as a columnist and a strong ability to use social media and multimedia as well as adapt to changes in technology as they unfold are a must. Strong personal skills and organizational skills are extremely vital and fundamental.

 

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(Job ID 1123)

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Deadline to apply: Sunday, May 27, 2018

 

Press Maintenance 

This position is responsible for troubleshooting new and different problems that arise with equipment, repairing mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical and electronic systems in addition to making precision adjustments to all production equipment in the pressroom and packaging areas. Performs mechanical disassembly and reassembly of intricate machines in production departments. Conducts preventative maintenance on all production equipment. 

Qualifications:

• Preferred: High School Diploma or GED and specialized trade school or vocation training in electronics.

• Considerable knowledge of: Basic Electronics Theory, Test and Troubleshooting equipment

• Good knowledge of computers and verbal and written communications

• Preferred:  3 years of working in electrical repair field.

Includes nights, weekends and holidays. 

 

Benefits available:   health, dental, vision, life, short-term and long-term disability insurance; 401(k); sick and vacation.

 

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(Job ID 1122)

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Apprentice Pressman  

Duties Include:

Running reels, operating the paper warehouse, keeping track of shift roll numbers, and cleaning the Pressroom, Reel room and other press areas. 

Requirements:

Some heavy lifting, pushing, and cleaning ability. Forklift or clamp-truck experience is helpful. 

Applicants must be able to work flexible shifts and off days according to production schedules.

 

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(Job ID 1121)

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Automotive Account Executive – Baton Rouge

The Automotive Account Executive drives revenue through the development of relationships in the Automotive category. This position will focus on expanding our customer base and increasing penetration with the current clients. The Automotive Account Executive is also responsible for providing customer service, maintaining a minimum number of accounts, building customer loyalty and lasting relationships, and achieving goals. 

Candidate must have ability to work closely with dealers and understand their objectives, needs and requirements.  Must be able to use a consultative sales approach, offering clients digital, print & events sales solutions. Will be responsible for managing accounts and working with team to grow revenue. 

A succesful candidate will have the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Preferred:  2-5 years sales/multimedia sales experience; specifically automotive sales
  • Knowledge of print and web advertising and marketing.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • The ability to handle multiple tasks in a deadline-oriented environment.
  • Google and Facebook Certifications are a plus  
  • Preferred:  Degree in Advertising, Sales, or related field.
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office, including PowerPoint and Excel 
  • A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.

Compensation plan consists of commissions with a base salary. Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability and 401K plan available. 

 

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(Job ID 1120)

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Deadline to apply: Thursday, May 31, 2018

 

Baton Rouge Metro Editor 

The Advocate, Louisiana’s largest daily newspaper, is looking for a Metro editor to lead print and digital coverage in the Baton Rouge area and beyond. The Metro editor’s team includes about a dozen reporters and three editors in Baton Rouge and several surrounding communities, as well as writers in the newspaper’s bureaus in Lafayette and in Washington, D.C. We’re looking for someone with the experience and drive to help our reporters develop meaningful enterprise stories and break major news. 

SKILLS REQUIRED:  The applicant must have excellent editing skills, must generate ideas for front-page stories and must coordinate immediate online reporting. The applicant must be able to work well with other desks and departments. Five years of journalism experience preferred. 

This is a full-time staff position that includes a benefits package (health/vision, dental, life and disability insurance, 401k, paid vacation, holidays and sick time.)

 

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(Job ID 1119)

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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.