PNA Job Bank 

  • Education Reporter
    Watchdog.org
    Philadelphia

    Watchdog.org, a leader in state-based investigative journalism, is seeking an experienced investigative reporter based in Philadelphia to join its growing network of education journalists.

    Rather than simply reporting on school board meetings, this reporter will cover state and local education policy from an investigative perspective.  They should be interested in and able to follow emerging trends in education policy, exhibit sophisticated storytelling abilities, and be a self-starter prepared to investigate government waste, fraud, and abuse - particularly regarding education issues.

    We offer a competitive compensation package for the right candidate.

    Watchdog.org, project of The Franklin Center, is a network of investigative journalists who seek to advance transparency, accountability, and fiscal responsibility in government - particularly on the state and local level, with the goal of changing both the way that news is delivered and the way that people consume information about their government.

    TO APPLY: Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials:

    Résumé and cover letter detailing (a) salary requirements and (b) your interest in the mission of the organization. Please include two to three writing samples demonstrating your ability to write from the point of view of the taxpayer.

    While we thank all applicants for their interest in this position, we are able to contact only those to whom we can offer an interview. No phone calls, please.

    Send résumé, cover letter and samples of reporting work to:
    Kelly Carson at kcarson@watchdog.org


    Posted on: Jul 24, 2014
  • Investigative Reporter
    Watchdog.org
    Western Pennsylvania

    Watchdog.org, a leader in state-based investigative journalism, is seeking an experienced investigative reporter based in Western Pennsylvania to join its growing network of state-based news bureaus.

    The ideal candidate will know how to find waste, fraud and abuse at all levels of government, exhibit sophisticated storytelling abilities, and be a self-starter prepared to cover a variety of issues for the Pennsylvania Watchdog.org bureau. TV and radio experience are a plus, but not required.

    Watchdog.org offers a competitive compensation package for the right candidate.

    Watchdog.org, project of The Franklin Center, is a network of investigative journalists who seek to advance transparency, accountability, and fiscal responsibility in government - particularly on the state and local level, with the goal of changing both the way that news is delivered and the way that people consume information about their government.

    TO APPLY: Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials:
    Résumé and cover letter detailing (a) salary requirements and (b) your interest in the mission of the organization. Please include two to three writing samples demonstrating your ability to write from the point of view of the taxpayer.

    While we thank all applicants for their interest in this position, we are able to contact only those to whom we can offer an interview. No phone calls, please.

    Send résumé, cover letter and samples of reporting work to:
    Kelly Carson at kcarson@watchdog.org


    Posted on: Jul 24, 2014
  • Account Representative
    Press And Journal Publications
    Middletown, PA

    Want to work in a sales career where there's plenty of variety to your work?
    At Press And Journal Publications, that's exactly what you'll have.

    Don’t want to be stuck in a dead-end job?
    If you like feeling independent, being in charge of driving your own sales and are a self-starter, then this is the publishing company for you.

    So, what will you actually be doing?

    Developing prospects and managing existing accounts for a successful midstate women's news magazine and multimedia women's directory.

    As the face of our company, you'll need to:
    Build trust, value others, communicate effectively, foster innovation, focus on the customer, collaborate with others, solve problems creatively and demonstrate high integrity.

    OK, you're interested…but is it really the job for you?
    You must have:
    • 2-5 years of experience in sales.
    • Strong understanding of customer and market dynamics and requirements.
    • Proven ability to achieve sales quotas.
    • Experience with ACT software a plus.

    Compensation:
    • Salary plus commission on new and established accounts.
    • Benefit package includes health insurance, 401k, short-term disability.
     
    Submit your resume and cover letter to davebrown@pressandjournal.com. Please put the position title in the subject line.


    Posted on: Jul 9, 2014
  • Breaking News Web Producer
    York Daily Record/Sunday News
    York, PA

    The York Daily Record’s breaking news desk is smack in the middle of the newsroom -- a physical reminder of the vital role this team plays. The web producers in this department take a leading role in the presentation, dissemination and promotion of our journalism. They become assigning editors at times, deploying reporters and photographers, and in some cases do the reporting themselves. They are multitasking geniuses, keeping web, mobile and social media platforms up-to-date and remaining engaged with the community we serve across those platforms. They juggle multiple news websites, mobile platforms and social media accounts across a five-county region in south central Pennsylvania. They stay calm, working quickly and intelligently amid chaos. They strive to turn every news story into a robust digital experience. They experiment, adding new tools to their toolbox without fear of failure.

    To be a top contender for the breaking news desk, you should have a track record of strong news judgment and making snap decisions. You should be a problem-solver who can think critically and confidently find solutions on your own. You need to be comfortable directing reporters and photographers, and in some cases editors from other departments. You should know how to craft a headline that’s appropriate for the platform and understand how to use social media for promotion and conversation. You should always be a student of new ideas in digital journalism, evangelizing the latest best practices in the newsroom. We encourage experimentation and learn from failure -- moving on when a tool is not worth using or a practice does not show results. With that in mind, you should understand how to use metrics to track what’s working and what’s not.

    This position requires early morning or late night and weekend work. Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, references and any appropriate links to Breaking News Editor Matt Eyer at meyer@ydr.com. EOE.


    Posted on: Jun 26, 2014
  • Digital News Coordinator
    Observer-Reporter
    Washington, PA

    Job Duties: Seeking a full-time Digital News Coordinator. Must have strong news judgment, a keen interest in mobile news, strong organizational skills and familiarity with SEO and site metrics. The position requires the ability to collaborate with reporters and editors in a fast-paced, breaking-news environment. Newsroom experience preferred.

    Responsibilities include:

    • Evaluating and reacting to online metrics to make decisions on daily and long-range content on the newspaper’s website;
    • Promoting and distributing news content on social media platforms;
    • Collaborating with newsroom staff to generate enterprise content;\
    • Writing attention-grabbing, SEO-friendly headlines and teasers to increase page views;
    • Monitoring all forms of media (print, TV, digital, blogs and social) to guide news direction.

    Job Requirements:

    • Undergraduate degree required. Previous newspaper experience preferred but not necessary. Strong writing, editing and social media skills; meticulous grammar and spelling abilities;
    • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite;
    • Familiarity with Photoshop
    • Video production experience;
    • Understanding of SEO best practices and principles;
    • Knowledge of AP Style.

    Working Conditions:

    Position requires a flexible schedule that includes occasional weekends and holidays.

    Email resume and cover letter to Editor Liz Rogers at lrogers@observer-reporter.com. No phone calls, please.


    Posted on: Jun 25, 2014
  • Lead Press Operator
    The Daily News
    Huntingdon, PA

    The Daily News is seeking a full-time lead press operator to lead our team in printing quality web products, including newspapers, tabloids, and booklets. We operate a 12-unit Goss Community web press with two color towers. Candidate must work flexible hours and have a minimum of 2 years experience in the printing industry. A competitive salary and benefits will be offered.

    The Daily News is a family-owned company located in the great outdoors area of Raystown Lake. This position is an excellent job opportunity to join a company with a proven track record of outstanding news coverage and quality printing. To apply, email your resume to jcook@huntingdondailynews.com.  EOE


    Posted on: Jun 6, 2014
  • Multimedia Account Executive
    AL DIA
    Philadelphia

    AL DÍA is looking for a Multimedia Account Executive. Whether you're currently in sales and have a knack for breaking records, looking to start a career (and know you're charming enough to woo customers!), or are somewhere in between, this is the job for you. This role is the driver of AL DÍA's growth, and reports directly to the Director of Business Development.

    See yourself as the next Pete Campbell or Ken Cosgrove? Read on.

    We're seeking:

    • Previous success in sales, or enough spark and energy for us to think you'll be successful here.
    • Strong work ethic.
    • An entrepreneurial attitude to take your success as seriously as we do.
    • A desire to build a career and grow with AL DÍA.
    • A person who wants to not just meet, but obliterate, their goals.

    Basic duties include:

    • Building and maintaining a pipeline of prospects.
    • Consulting with potential clients on marketing and advertising plans.
    • Managing existing clients, and renewing them when their contracts expire.
    • Build lasting relationships with clients to ensure their repeated business.
    • Upselling existing customers into our digital, events, and other new products.
    • Making sales presentations to prospects and closing deals.

    It's definitely a plus if you speak some Spanish, so let us know if you do. Don't speak Spanish, but can handlethe above? You're still the person for us.

    AL DÍA is one of the region's preeminent news company's, and we're looking to grow rapidly. We're a family company, so being a team player is a must. Everyone works together to make the company successful. If you're looking for a corner offce and a reserved parking spot, this probably won't be a fit.

    But if you're a funny, positive person who's ready for a challenge? This is the place for you!

    COMPENSATION

    Competitive salary, commission. A slew of benefits, including health, dental, life insurance and even pet insurance! Networking in Philadelphia’s business district. The candidate who puts in some elbow grease, opens accounts and builds rapport with clients should thrive. If you're incredible, 6 figures are realistic marks.

    ABOUT US

    AL DÍA News Media is a nationally award winning news media company, based in Philadelphia, that challenges mainstream media stereotypes of the Latino experience. Having built a solid brand reputation over the last 20 years, the AL DÍA brand has continued to grow and is ready to explode beyond the realm of traditional media.The company’s online content includes its news website as well as its numerous social media outlets. It also has a robust events presence in the Philadelphia region, featuring dynamic events that host nationally elected and appointed figures as well as Fortune 500 leaders.


    Want the job? Our contact information is below; come at us with your best sales pitch.

    Please submit your resume and cover letter to career@aldianews.com. Make sure to put the position title in the subject line.


    Posted on: Jun 3, 2014
  • Analytics and Operations Associate
    AL DIA
    Philadelphia

    AL DÍA is looking for an Analytics and Operations Associate. Are you a “big picture” individual, with the drive to empower and advise as a leader in the media field? Are you data-­driven and want to help shape the distribution strategy of a media company? Obsessed with improving?

    We’re working to build a data driven newsroom, taking advantage of digital tools to push out our content. We want someone invested in building a great media company who uses data to draw conclusions, and business best practices and project management skill sets to develop and manage operations processes.

    What we’re looking for:

    • You have a real and practical understanding of Facebook Insights, Twitter Analytics, Google Analytics and other digital traffcking tools to analyze online media traffc patterns and track how processes can be optimized to better reach audiences.
    • You have an understanding of digital media distribution and newspaper distribution and are able to manage contractors and implement and edit distribution methods for both.
    • A natural networker and an eloquent orator who will communicate the value of our brand.
    • You’re able to multitask across duties, specifically analytics and human resources.
    • You want to change the future of the media industry!

    Duties include:

    • Improve and evolve content distribution strategy and constantly test how content can be improved for better analytical performance, (web, social media and print).
    • Set and monitor digital media distribution strategy and hard copy distribution strategy.
    • Constantly analyze digital metrics, develop key performance indicators and seamlessly evolve strategies based on needs.
    • Direct, establish, and maintain human resource policies and interface with employees.
    • Maintain benefits at cost-­effective rates and maintain budgets for various projects.
    • Monitor the operations, productivity, and marketing performance of the business through meetings, active  reporting and employee reviews.
    • Work with legal team to create legal agreements as needed to protect organization.
    • Be an active networker for company branding and relationship building.

    Requirements:

    • BA/BS degree in Business or related field required.
    • A real passion for the media industry, as proven by your track record.
    • 2+ years experience in the media industry is preferred.
    • Communication presentation skills with executive finesse.
    • Consistent exercise of independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance.
    • Problem solving — dissect issues/areas of opportunity and determine best course to resolve/improve the overall experience.
    • Project management — build project plans, effectively prioritize  and multi-­‐task to achieve deadlines with project groups in fast-­changing environment.
    • Some knowledge of human resources.

    It’s not required for you to speak Spanish, but if you do, make sure to let us know!

    AL DÍA is one of the region’s preeminent and fast-­growing news company’s. We’re    highly interactive company, so being a team player is a must. Everyone works together to make this company successful. If you’re a positive, hard-­working and creative individual who is ready for a new challenge, then this is the perfect place for you!

    Our Philadelphia print product has a 96% market penetration.

    In 2014, the company will be launching a website with a focus on national content generation.

    We're not a small company: we've been in business over 20 years and have a fancy Center City offce with a fun view onto Market Street, Philadelphia. But we don't forget our roots, either.

    If you’re interested in changing the media industry, please send us your best pitch!

    Please submit your resume and cover letter to career@aldianews.com. Make sure to put the position title in the subject line.


    Posted on: Jun 3, 2014
  • Events Manager
    AL DIA
    Philadelphia

    AL DÍA is looking for an Events Manager with integrated marketing and events skills who will be able to produce, market and support the profitability of AL DÍA events. AL DÍA produces15-­20 English-­language events a year that include media panels, political conversations with elected officials, formal luncheons with national corporate executives, film screenings, and other ambitious marketing initiatives. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated and creative, with a strong background in event planning.

    We’re seeking:

    • A project manager and sales person with problem solving and time management skills
    • A natural networker and an eloquent orator who will communicate the value of our events to sponsors, audiences, other media and the general public.
    • Someone to manage and execute events with the quality that our brand demands.
    • Creative person who will be able to generate awesome marketing and events.
    • A detail-­oriented mind that will be able to organize/prioritize all of their duties.
    • An entrepreneurial and energetic attitude to take your success as seriously as we do.
    • Strong work ethic.
    • A desire to leave a mark in the changing media industry, marketing, events and the world!

    Duties include:

    • Create, manage, and execute event sponsorship, ticket strategies, audience strategies, logistics and budgets.
    • Support the sales team in selling sponsorship packages that address specific customer goals.
    • Daily prospecting and networking to reach potential clients.
    • Develop and manage a current list of event sponsors.
    • Innovate and create smart and inventive event marketing pieces: must drive the creative process for all event marketing collateral, social media presence, digital presence, public relations and media relations.
    • Ensure event profitability and successful event marketing.
    • Build healthy audiences for each event concept.
    • Drive audience engagement through development of promotions, ticket offers, social media, public relations, media relations and other market best practices.
    • Manage budgets for each event, their related marketing/advertising needs, and exceed event revenue and profitability goals.
    • Handle all event public relations, including press releases and social media handles.
    • Keep vendor, venue, speakers, potential audience, potential sponsors databases current.
    • Contact, contract and schedule speakers, films, panelists, etc.
    • Manage all logistics related to each event, including on-­site logistics, A/V, staging, seating,placement of sponsor signage and/or tables, closely maintaining agenda content and timelines.
    • Create recaps of each event for sponsors, talent and sales team.
    • Data mine each event to improve on the next one.
    • Seek out new event opportunities to add to event repertoire.
    • Actively engage with followers via social media and generate leads and event interest.

     Requirements:

    • 5+ years in executing events
    • Must be able to influence and work cross-­‐functionally.
    • Excellent project management, multi‐tasking and communication skills.
    • Ability to work under pressure and in a fast-­‐paced business environment.
    • Must be a social media superstar as role includes a lot of social media interaction.
    • Creative and sales support experience.
    • Preexisting strong social media and digital presence

    It’s not required for you to speak Spanish, but if you do make sure to let us know!


    AL DÍA is one of the region’s preeminent and fast-­growing news company’s. We’re a highly interactive company, so being a team player is a must. Everyone works together to make this company successful. If you’re a positive, hard-­working and creative individual who is ready for a new challenge, then this is the perfect place for you!

    Our Philadelphia print product has a 96% market penetration.

    In 2014, the company will be launching a website with a focus on national content generation.  

    We are an established company in business for over 20 years, located in the middle of the Philadelphia business district. However, we don't forget our roots. We're family-­‐owned and operated, and run the company with the same passion and commitment that existed at its founding.

    If you’re interested in taking your career to the next level, our contact information is below. We look forward to hearing your ideas for the future of the media field!

    Please submit your resume and cover letter to career@aldianews.com. Make sure to put the position title in the subject line.


    Posted on: Jun 3, 2014
  • Executive Editor
    Centre Daily Times
    State College, PA

    The Centre Daily Times, a daily newspaper in State College, Pennsylvania, that is owned by The McClatchy Company, seeks an Executive Editor to oversee its award-winning newsroom, its Centredaily.com website, and its suite of digital apps.  Our commitment and challenge is to balance coverage of a region that includes Penn State University and State College along with small towns and rural communities.

    We’re looking for an experienced news leader with an understanding of how the business is transforming from print to digital.  We would ideally find an editor with familiarity of Pennsylvania, but as important is finding the right person to dynamically lead our team of talented journalists.

    Primary responsibilities include shaping and implementing the newsroom’s digital and print strategies, brainstorming and leading local coverage on multiple platforms, overseeing the development of new products, and creating a versatile, highly productive news operation. Candidates should have proven skills in innovative and strategic thinking, a full understanding of print and digital journalism, an ability to bring about change, a record of executing plans, a command of emerging technologies, and leadership experience.  Previous newspaper management is required.

    The Centre Daily Times offers excellent benefits and opportunities.  We encourage and reward innovative thought and intelligent risk-taking.  The Executive Editor is part of the Operational Committee, and working closely and professionally with the entire team is a core part of the job.

    Qualified candidates should send a resume and cover letter with salary expectations to:  Centre Daily Times, Attn: Karen Mrsa, 3400 East College Avenue, State College, PA, 16801 or email kmrsa@centredaily.com

    The Centre Daily Times is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Drug-free Workplace Employer.


    Posted on: May 29, 2014
  • Director of Audience Development
    Centre Daily Times
    State College, PA

    The Centre Daily Times, located in State College, Pennsylvania home of Penn State University, seeks an innovative Audience Development Director.  This key position reports to the Publisher and has overall responsibility for growth of the newspaper’s print and online portfolio and oversight of the production/operations department. This includes developing and implementing circulation sales and marketing strategies for our print and online products and managing home delivery, single copy, and niche product distribution and co-responsibility for web traffic and engagement with all the newspaper’s digital offerings on Centredaily.com. The Audience Development Director is also a member of the Executive Operating Committee with strategic planning, budgeting and revenue responsibilities with the sum equaling an operating cash flow for the department.

    The preferred candidate must have a college degree or similar work experience, three to five year’s management experience, and strong analytical and marketing skills.  Newspaper experience is required.

    The Centre Daily Times is owned by The McClatchy Company and offers excellent benefits and growth opportunities.  We encourage innovative thought, intelligent risk-taking and spirited personalities. 

    Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to the Centre Daily Times, 3400 East College Avenue, State College, PA 16801, Attention: Karen Mrsa or email kmrsa@centredaily.com

    The Centre Daily Times is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Drug-free Workplace Employer.


    Posted on: May 29, 2014
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