PNA Job Bank 

  • Communications Director
    Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association
    Harrisburg, PA

    The Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association, the statewide trade association representing the interests of print and digital news media in Pennsylvania, is seeking a highly organized, creative and proactive professional with strong writing, editing, public relations, and project management skills, for the position of Communications Director.

    The ideal candidate will serve as a company spokesperson and oversee all internal and external communications statewide, including op-eds/press releases, legislative materials, newsletters, and website/social media content.  Candidates should understand how to develop and implement a communications strategy and have a solid understanding of AP Style, branding experience, and social networking knowledge and experience.

    A Bachelor’s Degree in journalism, communications, or a related field is strongly preferred. Three to five years of experience working in journalism, corporate or other areas of communications required.  Website production and design experience preferred. Candidates should have excellent writing skills, strong interpersonal and communications skills, and a passionate interest in the news media industry.  

    We offer competitive compensation, a good benefits package, and a professional work environment. Submit resume, cover letter, and salary history, electronically to jobs@pa-news.org.  EOE.


    Posted on: Sep 15, 2014
  • Director, Client Solutions
    MANSI Media
    Harrisburg, PA (remote possible)

    MANSI Media, the ad placement arm of the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association, is looking for a highly-motivated print and digital sales professional to join our team and expand our list of highly-satisfied clients.

    The ideal candidate must be an advocate for the news media industry, both in print and digital and should have a strong customer service focus with a passion to exceed customer expectations.  Candidates should have the proven ability to generate new business through a consultative sales approach. Must be able to multitask and work well on a team. Current, active contacts in the advertising community, both agency and client side, are a plus.

    Previous experience selling in the print and/or digital arena is desired.  Travel will be required. 

    • Office in Harrisburg, PA, work from remote office possible.  Salary plus commission and bonus opportunities.  Good benefits.
    • Previous experience and college degree required.

    EOE.  Please send resume, salary history and cover letter to:  jobs@pa-news.org


    Posted on: Sep 5, 2014
  • Metro Editor
    The Public Opinion
    Chambersburg, PA

    The Public Opinion, a digital first news organization in Chambersburg, PA, seeks a high energy metro editor to plan and implement breaking news and daily coverage on multiple platforms, including online, social media, mobile and print. Able to direct and develop young journalists, build our digital audience through compelling coverage and community engagement, and collaborate with sister newsrooms on coverage and special projects. Newsroom management experience, a record of innovation, an emphasis in digital media and a bachelor's degree in journalism or a related filed required. Reply to babennett@publicopinionnews.com

    Posted on: Sep 4, 2014
  • Editor, Publisher, Owner
    The Mercersburg Journal
    McConnellsburg, PA

    Journal Publishing LLC seeks EDITOR and PUBLISHER or MANAGEMENT TRAINEE for Editor and Publisher and NEW OWNER of Journal Publishing LLC, parent company of The Mercersburg Journal and The AD Journal.

    Successful applicant needs experience in and/or working knowledge of a majority of the following:
    •Working with writers in the development of story ideas and editing copy.
    •Area advertising sales and working with others in design of advertising promotions.
    •Working with outside advertising agencies and their clients.
    •A general understanding of accounting methods used by small business including payroll and client billing.

    Applicant must possess good computer, math, and telephone skills; be an outgoing self-starter who enjoys meeting the public and doing a variety of jobs; will be working with several part-time writers, assigning beats, and editing their copy, making it ready for layout in the newspaper; will be responsible for the overseeing of a monthly billing cycle; will be responsible for maintaining established advertising accounts as well as developing new accounts; and have reliable transportation.

    We seek someone who likes developing a concept, laying out a plan of action, and seeing the project to a successful conclusion.

    Successful applicant will be encouraged to develop the following in the future, and therefore experience in the following would be helpful:
    •Social Media marketing.
    •Web page design and management.
    •Online/electronic payment systems.

    Becoming an Owner (i.e., that is a member in Journal Publishing LLC)
    After the completion of one successful year (or less, depending on qualifications), this individual will be named Managing Editor and Co-Publisher of The Mercersburg Journal and The AD Journal, and will be further awarded an ownership stake in Journal Publishing LLC (at no cost other than his or her having demonstrated success, i.e. meeting established levels of sales and other criteria).

    Send resumé along with a letter of interest highlighting your experiences related to the above criteria to:
    kp-mj@cvn.net or mail to:  
    The Mercersburg Journal
    Attention: Gene & Barb Leese
    PO Box 716
    McConnellsburg, PA 17233


    Posted on: Sep 3, 2014
  • Reporter
    Press and Journal
    Middletown, PA

    The Press And Journal, Middletown, is looking for a reporter to join its staff for its publications and web sites for its community weekly newspaper, bimonthly and annual publications. The ideal candidate must have an appreciation of the importance of community journalism, where a feature story on the local high school musical is just as important as an in-depth look at the borough council's annual budget. Experience writing on deadline, proficiency in web sites, social media, video is essential. Experience with a college newspaper or weekly/daily publications preferred.

    If interested, please send a resume, cover letter, clips and wage expectations to editor@pressandjournal.com, Press And Journal, 20 S. Union St., Middletown, Pa. 17057.


    Posted on: Aug 28, 2014
  • Editor
    The York Dispatch
    York, PA

    The York Dispatch needs a strong leader to guide a passionate crew of professional journalists to greater heights. This highly motivated journalist will oversee our newsroom operations, including long-range planning of major stories, series and projects.
     
    The Editor reports directly to the Publisher, working with a talented staff to provide timely, enterprising and innovative news for our readers
     
    If you thrive on competition and are looking for the opportunity to prove yourself, this is it. The York Dispatch goes head-to-head with the York Daily Record in one of America’s traditional two-newspaper towns. Website and mobile apps make this a 24/7 digital news feed as well as mornings Monday – Friday in print.
     
    Qualified candidates must hold a four-year degree and have at least six years management experience in a well-respected newsroom.  Our new Editor will bring strong organizational skills … an ability to juggle multiple projects and meet deadlines … and a commitment to supporting the staff. We offer competitive compensation and benefits.
     
    Please apply online at www.yorkdispatch.com. Submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements. We are an equal opportunity workplace.


    Posted on: Aug 28, 2014
  • Staff Reporter
    Potter County Leader-Enterprise
    Coudersport, PA

    The Potter County Leader-Enterprise, a weekly newspaper in Coudersport, Pennsylvania, that is owned by Community Media Group, seeks a staff reporter.

    We’re looking for someone capable of becoming a part of this rural community and reporting on its people and events. Writing and photography skills as well as knowledge of AP style required. The position also will involve copy editing and pagination using InDesign.

    Benefits include health insurance, 401k, and paid vacation.

    Qualified applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Potter County Leader-Enterprise, Attn: Sharon Corderman, P.O. Box 29, Coudersport, PA 16915 or sharon@tiogapublishing.com.

    Posted on: Aug 21, 2014
  • Sports Editor
    Potter County Leader-Enterprise
    Coudersport, PA


    The Potter County Leader-Enterprise, a weekly newspaper in Coudersport, Pennsylvania, that is owned by Community Media Group, seeks a sports editor.

    We’re looking for someone capable of developing both this newspaper’s sports coverage and its presentation.

    The Leader-Enterprise’s next sports editor will, in essence, develop an entirely new product. In addition to in-depth sports knowledge, he or she should have proven skills in AP style, photography, newspaper design, innovative thinking, and experience with Indesign and Photoshop.

    Benefits include health insurance, 401k, and paid vacation.

    Qualified applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Potter County Leader-Enterprise, Attn: Sharon Corderman, P.O. Box 29, Coudersport, PA 16915 or sharon@tiogapublishing.com.

    Posted on: Aug 21, 2014
  • Assistant Content Editor -
    Lancaster Newspapers, Inc.
    Lancaster, PA

    Job Summary:
    Under the direction of the Content Editor, this editor will lead and manage a team of reporters driven to produce great journalism and dedicated to providing the news, information, and engagement our readers and audience need, want, and value. A gatekeeper, this editor will direct content out of the team and to the Content Editor. This editor will coach, create a learning culture, generate enthusiasm and set high standards among team members. This editor will foster an understanding that team members must think like our audience in all that they do, using all digital and print tools available in generating news and information.

    Essential Job Functions:
    • Perform all supervisory and leadership responsibilities associated with the Newsroom.  Responsibilities include motivating, coaching, training, appraising, rewarding and disciplining, and addressing complaints and resolving issues of the employees.
    • Supervise and facilitate the work of a reporting team dedicated to generating content that is fair, balanced, accurate, compelling, & makes a positive impact in the communities we serve.
    • Work closely with the Content Editor and team members using expertise and good judgment in selecting the most appropriate content for print and digital products to engage the audiences.
    • Edit copy and write headlines/captions as needed.
    • Attend daily morning and afternoon content meetings.
    • Use metrics/analytics to inform decisions on content assignments and placement across platforms.
    • Foster a newsroom work environment that champions excellent journalism,  creativity, collaboration, teamwork and the sense of fulfillment & enthusiasm inherent in them all.
    • As part of a team, will be responsible for interviewing and hiring new talent for their team.
    • Create and/or contribute to content as needed.
    • Foster a healthy relationship with the public.

    In addition to the essential functions listed above, the employee is expected to exercise honesty, integrity and respect with all clients and co-workers, maintain a professional appearance and demeanor, demonstrate a positive attitude, communicate effectively with co-workers and clients, work with accuracy, efficiency, and attention to detail, respect the work environment and keep it as neat and clean as possible, and exercise initiative to learn new skills and tasks and to help co-workers when possible.  The employee is also expected to perform other related duties and functions as required from time to time.

    Qualifications:  
    • Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, related field or equivalent experience.
    • 5+ years’ experience in administration and supervision in a newsroom environment preferred.
    • Proven ability to lead a team.
    • Excellent writing, editing and interpersonal communication skills.  
    • Experience using wire services and publishing systems for all platforms.
    • Fluency in Web and social media technology.
    • Ability to work and collaborate in a mixed-media team environment, to multitask in a deadline-driven newsroom and to adapt constructively and creatively to change.
    • A firm grasp of current events particularly as they relate to LNP's Lancaster County area audience.
    • A keen interest in and knowledge of LNP competitors.
    • Thorough familiarity with journalism and libel law.
    • Knowledge of newsroom specific editing, photographic, and wire handling.

    Working Conditions:

    Primarily a controlled office environment Business office conditions.  May include night and weekend work. On call to respond to news developments at other hours. Must be able to reach office in all weather conditions.


    Excellent benefits include a positive work environment on a non-smoking campus in the heart of downtown Lancaster near Central Market with free parking; plus an excellent salary, medical/dental/vision/Rx insurance, paid vacation and holidays, and a 401k plan.

    FOR CONSIDERATION, PLEASE COMPLETE THE ONLINE APPLICATION at http://steinmancommunications.acquiretm.com

    Only online applications will be considered for this position.
    EOE



    Posted on: Aug 5, 2014
  • Print Editor
    Lancaster Newspapers, Inc.
    Lancaster, PA

    Job Summary:
    This key position in the newsroom will lead and manage the universal copy desk. This person will oversee page designers and copy editors, ensuring an efficient flow of content through page production an on to our print products. The ability to coach, help create a learning culture, generate enthusiasm and set high standards is critical. This position must collaborate with the Visual, Content and Digital editors to present news and information in a well-designed, thoughtful, and reasoned manner using all the print and digital tools available.
     
    Essential Job Functions:
    • Supervise and facilitate the work of universal desk staffers, making sure editing and presentation of content is fair, balanced, accurate, compelling, and makes a difference in the communities we serve.
    • Work in tandem with the Content, Digital and Visual editors in using expertise and good judgment in assigning the most appropriate content formats for the medium and to fully embrace community engagement.
    • Provide ongoing guidance about adherence to standards for content and the appearance of news and features pages in the daily and Sunday newspaper as well as special sections and niche publications.
    • Edit copy and write headlines/captions as needed.
    • Attend daily morning and afternoon content meetings.
    • Use metrics/analytics to inform decisions on content assignments and placement across platforms.
    • Foster a newsroom work environment that champions excellent journalism, collaboration, creativity, teamwork and the sense of joy, fun and enthusiasm inherent in them all.
    • Perform all management and leadership responsibilities associated with the Newsroom. Responsibilities include hiring, scheduling, motivating, coaching, appraising, rewarding and disciplining, and addressing complaints and resolving issues of the employees.

    In addition to the essential functions listed above, the employee is expected to exercise honesty, integrity and respect with all clients and co-workers, maintain a professional appearance and demeanor, demonstrate a positive attitude, communicate effectively with co-workers and clients, work with accuracy, efficiency, and attention to detail, respect the work environment and keep it as neat and clean as possible, and exercise initiative to learn new skills and tasks and to help co-workers when possible.  The employee is also expected to perform other similar duties and functions as required from time to time.

    Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, related field or equivalent
    experience.
    • Minimum 5 years’ experience in administration and management in a newsroom environment.
    • Excellent writing, editing, critical thinking, communication, and interpersonal skills.
    • Excellent organizational skills.
    • Experience in page design and a thorough understanding of page production.  
    • Proven ability to lead a team.
    • Previous experience overseeing and directing collaborative efforts between teams.
    • Experience using wire services and publishing systems for all platforms.
    • Fluency in Web and social media technology.
    • Thorough familiarity with journalism and libel law.
    • Ability to work and collaborate in a mixed-media team environment, to multitask in a deadline-driven newsroom and to adapt constructively and creatively to change.
    • A firm grasp of current events particularly as they relate to LNP's Lancaster County-area audience.
    • A keen interest in and knowledge of LNP competitors.

    Excellent benefits include a positive work environment on a non-smoking campus in the heart of downtown Lancaster near Central Market with free parking; plus an excellent salary, medical/dental/vision/Rx insurance, paid vacation and holidays, and a 401k plan.

    FOR CONSIDERATION, PLEASE COMPLETE THE ONLINE APPLICATION at http://steinmancommunications.acquiretm.com

    Only online applications will be considered for this position.
    EOE


    Posted on: Aug 5, 2014
  • Content Editor
    Lancaster Newspapers, Inc.
    Lancaster, PA

    Job Summary:
    This key position in the newsroom will lead and manage the charge to make sure we are providing the news, information, and engagement our readers and audience need, want, and value.  The position oversees the teams responsible for local news, enterprise, and sports.

    The ability to coach, help create a learning culture, generate enthusiasm and set high standards are critical. In addition, this position must collaborate with the Visual, Print and Digital editors to present news and information in a well-designed, thoughtful, and reasoned manner using all the print and digital tools available.

    The Content Editor must ensure the teams think like the Digital and Print audience.

    Essential Job Functions:
    • Perform all management and leadership responsibilities associated with the Newsroom.  Responsibilities include hiring, motivating, coaching, appraising, rewarding and disciplining, and addressing complaints and resolving issues of the employees.
    • Supervise and facilitate the work of Local News, Enterprise, and Sports editors on content development that is fair, balanced, accurate, compelling, and makes a difference in the communities we serve.
    • Work in tandem with the Print, Digital and Visual editors in using expertise and good judgment in assigning the most appropriate content formats for the medium and to fully embrace community engagement.
    • Edit copy and write headlines/captions as needed.
    • Attend daily morning and afternoon content meetings.
    • Use metrics/analytics to inform decisions on content assignments and placement across platforms.
    • Foster a newsroom work environment that champions excellent journalism, collaboration, creativity, teamwork and the sense of joy, fun and enthusiasm inherent in them all.

    In addition to the essential functions listed above, the employee is expected to exercise honesty, integrity and respect with all clients and co-workers, maintain a professional appearance and demeanor, demonstrate a positive attitude, communicate effectively with co-workers and clients, work with accuracy, efficiency, and attention to detail, respect the work environment and keep it as neat and clean as possible, and exercise initiative to learn new skills and tasks and to help co-workers when possible.  The employee is also expected to perform other similar duties and functions as required from time to time.

    Qualifications:  
    • Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, related field or equivalent experience.
    • 5+ years’ experience in administration and management in a newsroom environment.
    • Excellent writing, editing, communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Excellent organizational skills.
    • Proven ability to lead a team.
    • Previous experience overseeing and directing collaborative efforts between teams.
    • Experience using wire services and publishing systems for all platforms.
    • Fluency in Web and social media technology.
    • Thorough familiarity with journalism and libel law.
    • Ability to work and collaborate in a mixed-media team environment, to multitask in a deadline-driven newsroom and to adapt constructively and creatively to change.
    • A firm grasp of current events particularly as they relate to LNP's Lancaster County-area audience.
    • A keen interest in and knowledge of LNP competitors.

    Excellent benefits include a positive work environment on a non-smoking campus in the heart of downtown Lancaster near Central Market with free parking; plus an excellent salary, medical/dental/vision/Rx insurance, paid vacation and holidays, and a 401k plan.

    FOR CONSIDERATION, PLEASE COMPLETE THE ONLINE APPLICATION at http://steinmancommunications.acquiretm.com

    Only online applications will be considered for this position.


    Posted on: Aug 5, 2014
  • Breaking News Journalist
    The Evening Sun
    Hanover, PA

    The Evening Sun is looking for a digital and print breaking news journalist to join our small, talented team in Hanover, Pa.

    Do you like using social media to share your work, taking video, photos and crafting stories that grab and attract our online and print readers? Do you thrive under pressure and enjoy the fast, changing pace of breaking news?

    This multimedia position primarily handles the police and fire news beat, but it also expands to general assignment reporting, courts and community news. The work demands someone with a passion for thoughtfully reporting online news on various platforms, yet still considers print obligations.  

    If interested, send your resume, cover letter to Cathy Hirko, chirko@eveningsun.com. EOE.


    Posted on: Aug 1, 2014
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