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Reporter 

The Advocate, Louisiana’s largest newspaper, is looking for a reporter to join its investigations team. In recent years, we’ve spotlighted racial disparities in Louisiana’s criminal justice system; exposed corruption in the state’s massive prison system; and shined a light on wasteful corporate subsidies at a time of huge budget shortfalls. We’ve also partnered with ProPublica to examine conflicts of interest in the state Legislature. We’re looking to continue this work and improve on it. We’ll need a crack journalist who loves to dig and has the patience to get to the bottom of a story. The person we’re looking for will be able to juggle a combination of short-turn weekend stories and long-form enterprise work, with occasional dailies. You should have a proven track record of using public records and data to find hidden stories. Other musts: A distinctive writing style, the ability to collaborate and a curious nature.

 

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(Job ID 1138) Please attach a cover letter and resume. 

Deadline to apply: Sunday, September 2, 2018

 

Customer Service Representative 

The Advocate is looking for an energetic Customer Service Representative that has the following skills and abilities: 

  • Answer inbound calls and operate within defined guidelines
  • Maintain a positive, empathetic, and professional attitude towards customers
  • Acknowledge and resolve customer complaints.
  • Build value of product and services
  • Make outbound calls to former and existing customers
  • Perform customer negotiations and reach fair conclusions from business and customer perspectives
  • Analyze customer feedback and develop new techniques to ensure retention
  • Keep focus on product loyalty and value. 

Job Requirements

  • At least 1-year Customer Service experience
  • Proficiency in writing, grammar, spelling, & data entry
  • Ability to meet retention goals 

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

 

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(Job ID 1137)

Please attach a cover letter and resume. 

Deadline to apply: Sunday, August 12, 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)

Please attach a cover letter and resume. 

Deadline to apply: Sunday, August 26, 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.