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Reporter – Baton Rouge 

The Advocate is seeking an aggressive reporter to join our team covering news in the Baton Rouge area. We’re looking for a journalist who can handle a demanding mix of beat coverage and enterprise, with a drive to regularly land on the front page. Baton Rouge is a competitive news town, so reporters must manage writing for online and the print newspaper. The ideal candidate will also be adept at using public records and analyzing data to find hidden stories.

(Job ID 1094) REQUIRED: Please attach a cover letter, resume and samples of published articles to your application. 

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

 Deadline to apply is Sunday, June 25, 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, dental, life and disability insurance, 401k, paid vacation, holidays and sick time.) 

(Job ID 1091) Please attach a cover letter and resume to your application.

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

 Deadline to apply is Sunday, May 28, 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.)

(Job ID 1090) REQUIRED: Attach cover letter and resume to your application.

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

 Deadline to apply is Sunday, May 28, 2017.

 

Digital Sales Specialist – Baton Rouge

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 Baton Rouge 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.)

(Job ID 1089) REQUIRED: Attach cover letter and resume to your application.

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

 Deadline to apply is Sunday, May 28, 2017.

 

Experienced Multimedia Outside Sales Representative – Baton Rouge

Candidate must have ability to work closely with businesses, using a consultative sales approach, offering clients digital, print & events sales solutions. Will be responsible for managing accounts and working with team to grow revenues.

Candidate must have:

  • Three years sales/multimedia sales experience.
  • 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.
  • A positive attitude and be a self-starter
  • A degree in Advertising, Sales, or related field is preferred.
  • Knowledge of computers, typing and software (MS Office)
  • A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.

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

(Job ID 1082) REQUIRED: Attach cover letter, resume, Twitter handle and links to any websites/projects on which you’ve worked.

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 Deadline to apply is Sunday, May 28, 2017.

 

Entry Level Multimedia Outside Sales Representative – Baton Rouge

Looking for an exciting opportunity to learn and grow with a progressive company and market leader?  

Looking for an entry level multimedia outside sales representative to grow with us. This position will develop based on a person’s commitment and abilities. Specific abilities needed to be successful include: adaptability, customer service, multiple priority management, organization, communication skills and being a team player. Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.

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

(Job ID 1081) REQUIRED: Attached cover letter and resume, Twitter handle and links to any websites/projects on which you worked.

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

 Deadline to apply is Sunday, May 28, 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.