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HR Director

The Advocate is seeking a HR Director to oversee all functions of HR.  This position will provide strategic and tactical human resources leadership that supports company growth goals and a culture of employee development and satisfaction. 

The successful candidate will have experience in employee relations, organizational development, recruitment, compensation, benefits and training. Skilled in behavioral interviewing techniques and knowledgeable in federal and state employment laws. Have strong written and verbal communication skills combined with negotiation and problem-solving skills. PHR or SHRM Certification is a plus.

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 1198) Please attach a cover letter and resume to your application. 

 

HR Generalist

The Advocate is seeking a HR Generalist that primarily focuses on staffing and acts as back up to other HR duties.  A successful candidate will be a fast learner, detail oriented and able to successfully manage projects while completing day-to-day tasks in a fast-paced environment. 

Skills Required:

  • Degree or prior experience in Human Resources preferred
  • Payroll and/or benefits experience preferred
  • Strong PC skills (Word, Excel and Outlook)
  • Ability to exercise considerable discretion regarding confidential information
  • Possess a high level of self-motivation and independent judgment
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to interface effectively and build rapport with all levels of the organization 

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 1197) 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. 

 

Part-Time Reporter – Baton Rouge 

The Advocate, Louisiana’s largest newspaper, and a 2019 Pulitzer Prize winner, is looking for a journalist to help boost our morning digital reporting in a highly competitive media market. We’re looking for someone nimble enough to cover everything from crime news to brewing hurricanes to celebrity sightings. The position is part time and scheduled primarily for weekday mornings. 

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(Job ID 1195) Please attach a cover letter, resume and writing samples to your application. 

 

Sports Reporter – New Orleans

Zion is here. And this is your chance to cover him. The largest news organization in Louisiana, The Times-Picayune | New Orleans Advocate, is looking for a dynamic, versatile beat writer to cover the Pelicans and the most dynamic rookie since LeBron. Of course, it’s not just Zion Williamson. In the past six months alone, team owner Gayle Benson has cleared out the team leadership group and put David Griffin in charge. He, in turn, has beefed up the front office, hired the best training staff in the NBA and revamped the roster itself. The result? Who knows where the Pelicans will end up by the end of this season. But it’s clear that all NBA fans, not just locals, will be watching this team grow from the ground up. National NBA writers are going to cover the Pelicans, and we need someone who isn’t afraid to compete — someone who’s going to know the organization from top to bottom and will establish himself/herself as the go-to person for daily Pelicans news, enterprise stories and game coverage.

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 1194) Please attach a cover letter, resume and clips to your application. 

 

Crime Reporter – Baton Rouge

The Advocate, Louisiana’s biggest newspaper and a 2019 Pulitzer Prize winner, is looking for a crime reporter for its Baton Rouge newsroom. We’re searching for someone interested in covering a steady stream of breaking news while pursuing larger enterprise and feature stories in a competitive media market. Night and weekend work is required.

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 1193) Please attach a cover letter, resume and clips to your application. 

 

Special Sections Editor - GAMBIT

The Special Sections Editor develops features, writes, edits and produces sections on various topics, including homes, fashion, weddings, shopping and health.

Applicants should have at least three years’ experience as a writer/editor, with a strong file of published clips. The Special Sections Editor must successfully develop and direct freelance photographers and writers as well as enforce and meet deadlines. Outstanding time management, organization, budgeting and editing skills are crucial. Social media familiarity and presence is a must. SEO experience is a plus.

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 1191) Please attach a cover letter, resume and .  provide 3-5 samples of your best published work.

 

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 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.  

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

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.