Available Positions

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

PURPOSE OF POSITION
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.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  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.

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

SPECIAL SKILLS
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.

HOMEBASE DIGITAL / RJ MEDIA GROUP
RJ Media Group is a 5th generation, family owned media company operating in Central Connecticut and Southeastern Connecticut/Southern Rhode Island. We are seeking a dynamic digital advertising sales executive who is motivated to play an important role in growing our customer base for the newest division of our company, HOMEBASE Digital. HOMEBASE is a full-service digital agency, offering marketing solutions that fuel business growth in our communities.

PURPOSE OF POSITION

The basic function of this position is to maximize digital advertising revenue in our local market and beyond through the development of quality business relationships and promotion of new/existing digital advertising products.  This position requires a heavy amount of prospecting and lead-development with small businesses.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Meet or exceed monthly sales goals, anticipating any challenges to overcome shortfalls.
  • Generate new leads by making cold calls, calling on inactive accounts, and maintaining an awareness of new businesses opening in the area.
  • Work with new customers by phone and in person to determine their advertising needs, matching needs with appropriate advertising products.
  • Prepare and conduct presentations to new and prospective customers, conveying market research, competition, product and pricing, and any other pertinent information to help customers make informed decisions.
  • Provide Digital Advertising Manager and other involved personnel with timely updates on sales activity, client feedback on products and services, and other relevant information.
  • Educate customers about the features and benefits of digital marketing.
  • Manage campaign performance and advertiser satisfaction during the length of the campaign.
  • Adhere to established advertising deadlines.
  • Respond to all customer concerns in a timely manner.
  • Attend sales meetings as required.
  • Attend community and professional events as necessary.
  • Perform other duties as requested by Digital Advertising Manager.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • College degree preferred.
  • 1-2 years previous outside sales experience required.
  • Marketing/advertising/digital media training helpful.
  • Computer skills required, including strong proficiency in Microsoft Office.

PERSONAL PROFILE

  • Strong understanding of digital and social media marketing for businesses.
  • Knowledgeable about a range of digital media products including SEM/SEO, Social Media, Audience Extension, and Website Development.
  • Self-starter, with strong initiative & sales mentality.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit with emphasis on business development.
  • Possess high degree of business and personal integrity.
  • Organized, efficient and able to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with coworkers and managers.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills including spelling, punctuation and grammar.

JOB SCOPE

  • Full-time, exempt, position with base salary and performance incentive.
  • Hours are generally 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

HOMEBASE Digital is a full-service digital marketing company with local focus and flair. From website design to targeted marketing campaigns we can help you create a powerful online presence. We offer the ability to target your exact customers and get your message to them no matter where they are spending their time online. We strive to make marketing easier to understand and are constantly looking for new ways to help you determine the most effective ROI. We can help you move your business forward by sharpening your focus, reducing marketing waste and making sure your marketing hits home. We are your one comprehensive resource for all your marketing needs with a team of leading digital experts that specialize in helping businesses succeed online through website design, development and Marketing. We design websites that boost traffic and conversions, while providing SEO, Display Targeting, Social Media Marketing, Video Marketing and Content Marketing to engage your audience.

We offer a base salary with unlimited commission potential, paid vacation, full medical benefits and a 401K. To apply, send resume, cover letter & salary requirements to: Sacha Yenkana, Managing Director of Homebase Digital – syenkana@homebasedigital.com

RJ Media Group/Homebase Digital is an EOE

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