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Digital News Reporter/Producer – New Orleans 

The Advocate is seeking a versatile Digital News Reporter/Producer for our New Orleans market.

If you’re looking for a job at a growing, 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. 

As a digital news reporter/producer, you’ll be responsible for having a digital-first mindset when it comes to storytelling, especially at times past newsprint deadline. Will focus on assisting in the coverage of breaking news from both a news gathering and digital optimization/dissemination perspective. 

A successful candidate will…

  • Be organized, motivated, work well in a “need-it-now” environment while being fast and detail-oriented at the same time
  • Must be comfortable handling a variety of topics such as sports, crime, local/state/national government and politics, and entertainment.
  • Stand out as one who can bring new ways of thinking about composing and delivering news. 
  • Have a working knowledge of web CMS/blog systems, 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 will include nighttime work during the week and daytime work on the weekends. 

Compensation: base pay 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 1182) Please attach a cover letter, resume and a few of your best clips to the application. 

Deadline to apply:  Sunday, June 30, 2019

 

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. 

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

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

Deadline to apply: Sunday, June 16, 2019

 

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. 

Compensation: base pay 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 1171) Please attach a cover letter, resume and clips to your application. 

Deadline to apply: Sunday, July 14, 2019

 

Reporter - Livingston 

The Advocate, Louisiana’s largest daily newspaper, is seeking an aggressive reporter to cover Baton Rouge’s rapidly growing eastern suburbs. 

We want someone who will generate breaking news, short-turn weekend stories and long-form enterprise primarily for the Livingston and Tangipahoa parishes. 

The successful candidate must demonstrate an ability to develop sources and use open-records requests to produce compelling work. Baton Rouge is a competitive news town, so reporters must manage writing for online and the print newspaper. Occasionally, there is night or weekend work, and sometimes both. 

Compensation: base pay 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 1162) Please attach writing samples along with a cover letter and resume. 

 

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.

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.  

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

(Job ID 1164) 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

Click here to request more information

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.