Careers

 

Pressroom Director - Baton Rouge

The Advocate is looking for a Pressroom Director that will be responsible for producing a quality print product for The Advocate and commercial jobs each day.   

The ideal candidate will have at least five years of experience with offset press experience, have thorough knowledge of press and production processes, and possess considerable mechanical knowledge; including knowledge of equipment, machines and tools and their designs, uses, repair and maintenance. Will need to maintain an active presence on the production floor in order to foster a cooperative and harmonious working climate and maximize employee morale and productivity.  

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(Job ID 1205) Please attach a resume to your application. 

 

Page Designer – Baton Rouge

The Advocate is seeking someone who specializes in front pages and features and can make a page stand out.

The ideal candidate is detail-oriented and able to work on multiple pages and editions a night, without breaking 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!

Daily newspaper experienced required, as well as experience with InDesign and Photoshop; knowledge of Illustrator is a plus.

Our ideal candidate will make headlines sing; have an excellent grasp of AP style; be versatile in news, features and sports; is a team player; and can manage numerous pages, stories and their time appropriately.

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.

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.

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(Job ID 1206) Please attach a resume to your application. 

 

Sales Rep –GAMBIT - New Orleans

The Multimedia Sales Representative is responsible for generating revenue by soliciting and establishing new business as well as maintain and growing existing accounts. Generates revenue for all print, digital, special sections, event sales and sponsorships. Sales Representative is responsible for providing customer service, maintaining a minimum number of accounts, building customer loyalty and lasting relationships, and achieving goals.

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 1202) Please attach a cover letter and resume.

 

Press Trainee - Baton Rouge

The Advocate is looking for a Press Trainee to work on our Production Team.

The Press Trainee is responsible for assisting in operating the press including registration, color balancing, and the rundown procedure. The purpose of the position is to assist in reaching the goal of completion of the daily newspaper.  

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(Job ID 1204) Please attach a resume to your application. 

 

Product Coordinator – Circulation New Orleans

The Advocate is seeking someone to fill a part-time position for a Product Coordinator that will prepare the papers for delivery at the New Orleans distribution centers.  

Primary Duties:

  • Responsible for producing paperwork, route lists and facilitate the distribution to carriers
  • Coordinates the flow of product (newspapers and newspaper inserts) throughout the distribution center
  • Quality Control - identifying, accounting and exchanging damaged or spoiled products with clean, unwrinkled and readable products
  • Place and verify quantity of product in correct staging locations
  • Troubleshoot open delivery areas and communicate with District Managers.

Schedule is @ 10pm – 3am; 5 days a week; may include weekends 

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(Job ID 1199) Please attach a cover letter and resume to your application. 

 

Assistant Metro Editor – Baton Rouge 

The Advocate, Louisiana’s largest newspaper, and a 2019 Pulitzer Prize winner, is looking for an Assistant Metro Editor to help lead its Baton Rouge newsroom. We’re looking for an experienced journalist who can coach reporters on daily and enterprise stories, manage breaking news in a competitive digital media market, and help develop in-depth packages that tackle important issues. The Assistant Metro Editor shares responsibility for about a dozen reporters covering local politics, crime, education, courts, and the environment in Baton Rouge and its surrounding parishes. 

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 1196) Please attach a cover letter and resume to your application. 

 

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).

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(Job ID 1185) Please attach a cover letter and resume to your application. 

 

Custodian - Baton Rouge

The Advocate is looking for a custodian to work part-time in the evenings M-F.

This position is responsible for maintaining a tidy and professional visual appearance for The Advocate’s Administration and Production facilities.  Responsible for ensuring the daily cleanliness and operation of the work areas, kitchenettes, common areas, training areas and restrooms, as well as, ensuring all consumables are filled and readily available at all times.

Positions Available (subject to change):  Full-Time, M-F 8a-4p or 9a-5p and Part-Time M-F, 3p-7p or 4p-8p

This is an evergreen position and applications will be reviewed as needed.  Therefore, applicants will not receive application status updates as the position(s) is filled as we would like to have a healthy supply of applicants to pull from when needed.  

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(Job ID 1164) Please attach a resume to your application. 

 

Packager – Baton Rouge 

This is a part time position that will work approximately 22 hours per week and schedule may consist of days, nights or a combination of both. 

Responsible for assisting in the production and assembly of the newspaper by being able to perform in various assigned positions.  A successful candidate will be able to manage their time, work in a fast-paced environment, get along well with others, and take direction.  This position will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen and physical.  

This is an evergreen position and applications will be reviewed as needed.  Therefore, applicants will not receive application status updates as the position(s) is filled as we would like to have a healthy supply of applicants to pull from when needed.  

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Packager (Job ID 1001) Please attach a resume to your application. 

 

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.