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Packaging Seasonal Help Wanted

Looking for someone who is reliable, dependable and willing to work 10-20 hours a week from mid-October through Christmas.  This is a perfect opportunity to earn some extra money for the holidays.  Must be 18 to apply and will have to pass drug screen and physical (physical assessment that you can physically do the job).  

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.

A successful candidate will have good listening, time management and coordination skills as well as the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and get along well with others.

 

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(Job ID 1149) Please attach a cover letter and resume. 

 

Sports Reporter - New Orleans

The Sports Reporter will be based in New Orleans and will be responsible for covering sports in the New Orleans area. Travel is required.  May also coordinate further coverage, assigning other writers and photographers,  be responsible for integrating the New Orleans coverage with our Baton Rouge edition and be responsible for pitching and developing long-form, enterprise or trend stories. Digital media responsibilities are also part of the job.

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

A bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related field is preferred. Three years of experience is strongly preferred. 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.

Compensation: base pay and benefits package (health, dental, life, disability, vision, 401k with company match, vacation, holidays and sick time).

 

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(Job ID 1148)

Please attach a cover letter and resume. 

Deadline to apply: Sunday, October 14, 2018

 

Multimedia Sales Representative – Baton Rouge 

We’re GROWING!  The Advocate is looking for a team player to join our sales staff! 

The ideal candidate must have the 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:

Sales/multimedia sales experience preferred.

Knowledge of print and web advertising and marketing preferred.

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 preferred.

Knowledge of computers, typing and software (MS Office)

A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.

Compensation: base pay plus commissions and benefits package (health, dental, life, disability, vision, 401k with company match, vacation, holidays and sick time).

 

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

(Job ID 1142) Please attach a cover letter and resume. 

 

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.