Available Positions

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide all aspects of daily town coverage from government to features.
  • Report on regional breaking news for the Record-Journal website and social media in a fast, accurate manner.
  • Shoot and edit video.
  • Take photos as needed.
  • Post regularly to the website and use social media networks actively for disseminating reporting and as a tool for reporting.
  • Schedule may vary including nights and weekends if necessary.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Knowledge of reporting for digital media normally acquired through the completion of a degree and 1-3 years’ experience.
  • Excellent reporting skills. Must demonstrate a command of writing and be able to produce high-quality content across multiple platforms in a fast-paced environment.
  • Video editing/photography skills.
  • This position requires the ability to travel locally to obtain newsworthy content, frequently on short notice. A valid driver’s license and vehicle are required; or, if no drivers license, reliable and at-the-ready transportation.

JOB SCOPE

Full-Time, 40 hours per week

Must have a valid driver’s license, insurance, and/or reliable and at-the-ready transportation.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Any candidate selected must pass a background check and drug screen as a condition of employment.

Interested candidates should contact Audience Engagement Editor Ashley Kus at 203-317-2448 or akus@record-journal.com

RJ Media Group is currently seeking a Media Consultant in Meriden, CT. This position is responsible for developing new business, servicing existing business, and integrating our entire product line (print & online) to maximize revenue and serve customer needs.

RJ Media Group is a 5th generation, family-owned media company operating in Central Connecticut. We publish one daily newspaper, 6 community weeklies, a website and employ 75 people.

The ideal candidate should have outside sales experience and will be driven to meet and exceed sales goals. You must be comfortable with cold calling, making sales presentations, and ideally have awareness of local businesses in the Meriden, Wallingford, Southington, Cheshire, and surrounding areas.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Sell new business advertising (print & online), service existing accounts and participate in sales initiatives.

  • Visit potential new business customers to discuss the advantages, cost, and experience in advertising with the Record-Journal.

  • Obtain contract agreements for advertising space at specified costs.

  • Maintain communication with current and prospective customers including visits and calls.

  • Review credit and contract reports for the purpose of knowing the status of accounts.

  • Attend weekly sales meetings.

  • Maintain files and accurate recordkeeping.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge of advertising and promotion concepts normally acquired through the completion of high school, and 2-3 years of sales experience. College degree is preferred.

  • Must be organized, have good verbal and written communication skills, intermediate math aptitude.

  • Must have the demonstrated ability to negotiate, persuade and close a sale.

  • Ability to make sound and ethical decisions.

  • Must be able to handle different and changing situations.

  • This position requires the ability to travel locally to visit customers, occasionally on short notice. A valid driver’s license and vehicle are required; or, if no drivers license, reliable and at-the-ready transportation.

We are an Equal Opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Any candidate selected must pass a background check and drug screen as a condition of employment.

Interested candidates should send their resume to James Mizener, Vice President of Sales at jmizener@record-journal.com.

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