Available Positions

Department: Newsroom
Grade: 22
Reports To: Editor, R-J
Posted: February 21, 2018

The Record-Journal is looking for a skilled, enthusiastic managing editor to oversee the Westerly Sun newsroom staff, including origination and production of content for newspaper and website. Content includes visuals (photos and video), news, sports, features and editorial page.


  1. Supervise news/digital editor, sports editor, copy editor, clerical staff, arts & entertainment editor and
    other staff as assigned.
  2. Work with staff to ensure reporters, photographer, web producers, and other staff are providing
    online news 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  3. Work with other editors to ensure that all copy is being edited properly, with special attention toward
    potentially libelous stories and fairness issues.
  4. Hold daily meetings on advance story, photo, video, social media and online planning.
  5. Monitor page views, Facebook shares and other digital analytics as identified by departmental and
    inter-departmental committees. Be aware and assist in meeting company goals.
  6. Be responsive to community concerns about coverage of six towns covered by the WS.
  7. Prepare and oversee WS newsroom budget.
  8. Attend inter-departmental meetings as required.

Knowledge of newspaper industry normally acquired through a degree or equivalency and 10 years of experience in news editing and/or reporting.

Self starter with strong initiative and solution mentality.
Organized, efficient and able to meet deadlines.
Ability to work cooperatively with co-workers.
Strong news judgement.
Ability to supervise.
Knowledge of libel and freedom of information laws.
Strong written, and verbal communication skills.

Interested candidates should contact Human Resources Manager Erin Ryan at eryan@record-journal.com by March 2, 2018.

Recruitment Media Consultant

RJ Media Group seeks recent grads and career switchers for an amazing entry-level opportunity. Gain valuable experience and industry knowledge … and put yourself in position to grow your career!

Make an impact through your work by helping organizations hire good people.

  • Understand employers’ needs, consult on their advertising options, and sell a recognized brand of products and services – job postings, banner ads, and more – that best reach their desired candidates.
  • Be part of something unique: RJ Media Group is a family-owned company specializing in providing highly customized advertising strategies and solutions – meaning exceptional avenues for you to learn and grow.
  • Enjoy a competitive salary plus commission, comprehensive benefits, and a fun, family-oriented work environment at our locations in Meriden & Pawcatuck, CT.

Take your job to the next level: RJ Media Group genuinely wants you to succeed.

  • Nurture long-term, personal connections and build a portfolio of solid client relationships that you will own.
  • Craft emails, conduct over-the-phone and face-to-face presentations, set appointments – do everything for your client, from beginning to end, to help them fill their positions.
  • If you’re an outgoing, curious team player self-motivated to reach goals and exceed expectations, you will have lots of opportunities to learn, grow, and advance with RJ Media!

RJ Media Group is a 150 year old family-owned company that publishes the Record-Journal, The Westerly Sun, 7 weekly community newspapers, myrecordjournal.com and thewesterlysun.com, delivering the hyper-local news that citizens want, as well as the audience that businesses need. Plus, we have partnered with the biggest names in digital recruitment marketing to offer our advertisers unmatched reach and targeting capabilities.

To apply, send resume & cover letter to John Layton at jlayton@rjmediagroup.com.

Full-Time (40 hours/week), benefits eligible

Job description:
Generate engaging, digital content for RJ Media Group websites. Candidates must have a journalism background and a passion for covering local/high school sports. Position involves writing for the web as well as taking photos and shooting/editing video on deadline. The ideal candidate is an expert at driving digital traffic and promoting user engagement through social media.


  • Post several digital content items to the web and social media per day.
  • Write for the web, employ alternate story forms as applicable.
  • Shoot and edit video , including game highlights and web video shows.
  • Shoot photos. Regularly compile galleries of staff and wire art.
  • Manage personal social media accounts and house accounts as needed.
  • Community engagement/audience-building through Facebook and other social media.
  • Keep current on developments relevant to beat/industry.


  • A degree in journalism or related field, preferably with instruction in digital content production.
  • 1-3 years experience minimum creating digital content for a news organization.
  • Excellent knowledge of social media platforms.
  • Video editing/photography experience.
  • Excellent reporting/writing skills, ability to report accurately and quickly.
  • Experience using content management system for digital publishing.
  • Flexible schedule, ability to work nights, weekends as needed.
  • Reliable transportation.
  • Knowledge of high school sports.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Richie Rathsack at rrathsack@record-journal.com by Friday, March 30th.

Full-time (40 hours/week, benefits eligible)

Job description:

Digital first, multimedia reporter covering all aspects of the community in words, photos and video.


  • Produce accurate, compelling written and visual content on deadline with a digital first approach.
  • Shoot and edit video.
  • Take photos.
  • Community engagement/audience building through Facebook, Twitter and other social media.
  • Perform other duties as necessary


  • Knowledge of digital news media and reporting normally acquired through the completion of a degree and 2-3 years of experience.
  • Excellent reporting/writing skills, ability to report accurately and quickly.
  • Video editing/photography skills
  • Excellent knowledge of social media platforms (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat) for professional use
  • Flexible schedule. Ability to work nights and weekends as needed.
  • Reliable transportation

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to Mike Savino, Local and State News Editor, at msavino@record-journal.com by Thursday, April 12.

Record Journal

Part-Time (not benefits eligible)

We are looking for an experienced HR professional to be our Human Resources Manager in Meriden, CT.  This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to work within a growing family owned media company, with flexible hours.  24 up to 28 Hours per week (3-4 Day/week). Increased hours may be a future possibility. Generous hourly salary.

The Human Resource Manager is directly responsible for the overall administration, coordination, and evaluation of all the human resource functions.


  • Develops and administers various human resources plan and procedures for all company personnel.

  • Participates in developing department goals, objectives, and new HRIS systems.

  • Implements and annually updates the compensation program; rewrites job descriptions as necessary; conducts annual salary changes if needed, monitors the performance evaluation program in a partnership with managers

  • Develops, recommends and implements personnel policies and procedures; prepares and maintains handbook on policies and procedures; performs benefits administration to include claims resolution, change reporting, approving invoices for payment, annual re-evaluation of policies for cost-effectiveness, information activities program and cash flow.

  • Benefits Administration (Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, Life Insurance)

  • Wellness program – including yearly Biometrics/Flu Shot Clinics

  • Ensures compliance with all federal, state and local employment laws.

  • Processes all approved Payroll Change Notices including HRIS update, letters and filing in system, electronic and employee files

  • Approval Payroll, and backup for Payroll Administrator

  • Oversees maintenance of employee benefits files and updating of employee payroll records, including enrollments, terminations, changes, beneficiaries, and LOA management in conjunction with the leave management system

  • Assists in developing communication tools to enhance understanding of the company’s benefits package

  • Processes Worker’s Compensation Claims

  • Government Benefits Reporting

  • Facilitating actions to resolve the employee issues and escalating them to appropriate management

  • Occasionally assists Hiring Manager in recruiting tasks which include job posting, resume review, background checks, reference checks

  • Processes all support staff onboarding/ terminations; email, term letter, unemployment filing and  Cobra notifications

This is not a complete list of responsibilities for this position.



  • Bachelor Degree in human resources and at least 5 years of experience in  human resources

  • SPHR preferred

To Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume to: Lwhite@record-journal.com


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