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Metro Editor – New Orleans 

Want to run a metro desk loaded with talented journalists in America’s most beguiling city? The New Orleans Advocate is looking for a metro editor. We want a team player who is full of ideas, deft with copy, open to new technologies, and born to collaborate. Also a must: A sense of humor. The New Orleans Advocate is an island of stability and success in a distressing era. We are locally owned and growing, in both audience and influence. The Advocate is Louisiana’s largest newspaper and we have the biggest news staff in the state.  And we have the support of our community, which still appreciates the muscle and moxie of a daily newspaper.

Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability and 401K plans available.

 

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(Job ID 1135)

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Deadline to apply: Sunday, July 29, 2018 

    

Gambit - Sales Representative 

Over thirty-seven years ago, the first issue of Gambit was published. Today, this locally owned multimedia company provides the Greater New Orleans area with an award-winning publication and website and sponsors and produces cultural events. 

An ambitious and motivated self-starter would be a perfect fit for this high-energy and rewarding full-time position.

The Sales Representative is responsible for selling multi-platform advertising solutions including print advertising, digital advertising and event sponsorships.

Gambit’s Sales Representatives reach and exceed goals by researching leads and signing new business. You’ll meet and sell to a diverse group of business owners and advertising decision-makers. Our clients include area restaurants, boutiques, entertainment venues, etc.

The ideal hire will be personable, connected, social-media savvy, consultative, productive and have a great sense of humor. Must have valid driver’s license with clean record, auto insurance and reliable transportation.


A successful sales executive understands that you get back what you put into your career. Earning potential is unlimited. If you thrive on relationship building and would enjoy being part of a great, mutually supportive team in a fun, fast-paced media environment, then we encourage you to apply.

Compensation: base pay and sales commission, plus bonus potential and mileage reimbursement. The offer includes a benefits package (health, dental, life, disability, vision, 401k with company match, paid vacation, holidays and sick time).

 

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(Job ID 1133)

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Deadline to apply: Sunday, July 29, 2018

 

Multimedia Sales Representative - Ascension Parish 

Candidate must have ability to drive revenue through the development of relationships in the Ascension Parish community.  This position will focus on expanding our customer base and increasing penetration with current client in the Ascension market.  Responsible for providing customer service, maintaining a minimum number of accounts, building customer loyalty and lasting relationships, attending expos/events and achieving print and digital goals for the Ascension market.  Will be required to be a part of the Ascension Parish Chamber and attend monthly meetings. 

A successful candidate will have the following skills and abilities:

  • Preferred:  1-5 years sales experience in Ascension Parish.
  • Preferred:  B.S. in marketing, advertising or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Preferred:  Current established residence in Ascension Parish
  • Knowledge of print and digital 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
  • Knowledge of computers, typing and software (MS Office)
  • A valid driver’s license with clean driving record and reliable transportation. 

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

 

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(Job ID 1132)

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Deadline to apply: Sunday, July 15, 2018

 

Acadiana Business Editor 

The Advocate – Louisiana’s largest daily newspaper -- is looking for an experienced journalist to lead the launch of an email business newsletter and related print component for the Acadiana region. The position requires good networking, writing and editing skills and an ability to work on daily deadlines. Knowledge of the area is a plus, as is familiarity with digital publication and social media tools.

 

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(Job ID 1131)

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Deadline to apply: Sunday, July 15, 2018

 

Acadiana Business Writer 

The Advocate – Louisiana’s largest daily newspaper -- is looking for an experienced reporter to write for a new email business newsletter for the Acadiana region. The work will be fast-paced and digitally focused, requiring clear writing, the ability to develop sources and a respect for deadlines.

 

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(Job ID 1130)

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Deadline to apply: Sunday, July 15, 2018

 

Red Editor 

The Red Editor oversees the creation or publication of original content for a weekly entertainment magazine regarding entertainment (music, movies, video, events, restaurant reviews and news) for both print and online platforms.  Also responsible for adhering to print production schedules and contributing to online platforms.  

Candidates should have a thorough knowledge of the English language, grammar, spelling and style.  They should also possess considerable knowledge of computers, newspaper system and research tools.  A good knowledge of South Louisiana history, culture, food and politics, national and state issues and other media is also desired.

 

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(Job ID 1129)

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Deadline to apply: Sunday, July 22, 2018

 

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)

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Deadline to apply: Sunday, July 15, 2018

  

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.