PNA Job Bank 

  • News Reporter/Webmaster
    The Wellsboro Gazette
    Wellsboro, PA

    The Wellsboro Gazette is seeking applicants for the position of staff reporter/webmaster. The successful applicant will be responsible for researching and writing stories for publication in the newspaper, website and social media outlets, as well as maintaining and staying current on technology applications for the company’s online platforms. Page design, photography and proofreading skills are beneficial.

    Applicants should a variety of interests as the reporter covers many news beats, including local, state and national news, politics, education, government, economic, entertainment and lifestyle.

    The applicant should be curious about people and events in the community, and flexible to respond to breaking news events. Evening and weekend work are part of this position. The individual must have good communication and interviewing skills, an ability to develop professional relationships with news sources, be a team player and write concisely and accurately. This position also requires a knowledge of IT systems, networks and technical skills. The applicant must have and maintain a current driver’s license. A knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop or other computer design software is preferred although training will be provided.

    To apply, submit a resume, writing samples and references to Managing Editor, The Wellsboro Gazette, PO Box 118, Wellsboro, PA 16901 or email nkennedy@tiogapublishing.com.

    Posted on: Nov 26, 2014
  • VP of Video Content Distribution
    Calkins Media
    Levittown, PA

    Calkins Media is a family-owned media company with television broadcasting, newspaper publishing and digital operations in the Northeast and Southeast.

    During the last three years, the company’s newspaper operations in Philadelphia have developed significant capabilities in its video news and entertainment creation.

    The company has developed these resources through a combination of internal news and technology leadership and external expertise.

    The newsrooms are led by Patricia Walker, an experienced   journalist who directs local coverage for the    tri-county communities served by:  The Bucks County Courier Times, The Burlington County Times and The Intelligencer. These three newspapers in the suburban Philadelphia area represent the second-largest newspaper operation in the metro market. The Calkins Philadelphia news operations have more than 100 full-time employees engaged in news gathering and content creation for a variety of audiences.

    The company has engaged with two external resources as well.

    Calkins has an ongoing relationship with Professor Drew Berry—a long-time television broadcaster and former head of the National Association of Black Journalists. Berry has focused on the one-on-one training of all of our journalists with an aim to increase both the quantity and quality of local news packages.

    Calkins also has a long-term relationship with James Andrew Miller. Mr. Miller has worked to create a variety of news and entertainment shows leveraging the local expertise. Miller is a nationally-known author of several books relating to the television business as well as Congress and is the former producer of several national news shows including Anderson Cooper and Paul Zahn. Miller has a deep background in television news production.

    Calkins Media has spent the past three years developing and creating award-winning, high quality content. This has been supported by strong advertising sales and production under the leadership of Mike Jameson, Deanna Fox and Dave Dubnanski.

    Calkins has the largest local video newsgathering operation in the markets we serve and is poised to engage in substantive discussions with potential video distribution partners.

    We believe that the company can create significant value by developing new streams of revenue through collaboration with video distribution partners such as MVPDs, local broadcast stations and other sources.

    The company has the ability to create OTT products, to deliver linear channels to a variety of partners.

    Calkins is looking for a leader to cultivate and manage our relationships with external content distribution partners and maximize the full value of our rich video content.
    The successful person must possess a variety of skills, including:

    • Past experience in creating content distribution deals with a variety of providers
    • Past evidence of entrepreneurial experience and action
    • The ability to work across department boundaries with instant trust and credibility
    • Knowledge of broadcast legal issues
    • Experience with start-ups a plus
    • Prior project management experience in legacy or digital organizations a plus
    • Knowledge of technology and engineering issues
    • Ability to formulate business models through internal discussions and through discussions with external partners 
    • Ability to oversee the execution of legal documents to put these into action.
    • Excellent communication skills with a variety of constituencies including senior level leaders, external consultants and front-line employees
    • Be accessible to all parties with short notice at our Philadelphia headquarters in Levittown
    • Be able to create schedules, deadlines and deliverables across departments
    • Have a visceral aversion and distaste for office politics and gossip

    The company will consider candidates to engage with us on a contractor basis or as an employee depending on the backgrounds/desires of the candidate.

    Contact Mark G. Contreras, Chief Executive Officer, Calkins Media Incorporated, 8400 Bristol Pike, Levittown, PA 19057. Email is mcontreras@calkins.com; phone is 215 949-4016.

    An Equal Opportunity Employer


    Posted on: Nov 26, 2014
  • News Reporter (Carlisle)
    The Sentinel
    Carlisle, PA

    The award-winning Sentinel of Carlisle, Pa., has an opening for a news reporter to join its print and digital reporting staff.

    We’re looking for someone who reports and writes from a reader’s perspective, uses Twitter to communicate with sources and understand the value of video and timely updates online. One to two years of experience is preferred, but promising recent college graduates with quality internships or campus newspaper experience will be considered. Successful candidates will have a proven track record of quickly developing sources and generating story ideas.

    Applicants should have a track record of solid enterprise and beat reporting, productivity and initiative. A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is required. The ability to turn stories around quickly is a given. Night shifts and weekend work are part of the job.

    Carlisle is located in the beautiful Cumberland Valley, just west of the capital city of Harrisburg. Cumberland County is the fastest growing county in Pennsylvania. It is within easy driving distance of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Rich with history, Carlisle is home to the U.S. Army War College and the Carlisle Barracks, as well as Dickinson College.

    We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package. We are part of Lee Enterprises, a premier publisher of local news, information and advertising in primarily midsize markets.

    To apply, go to www.cumberlink.com/workhere to submit a resume and cover letter. No phone calls, please. If we are interested in your application, we will contact you for more information and work samples.

    The Sentinel is a drug free employer. The Sentinel (www.cumberlink.com) and Lee Enterprises Inc. (www.lee.net) are Equal Opportunity Employers.


    Posted on: Nov 25, 2014
  • General Assignment Reporter (Altoona)
    The Altoona Mirror
    Altoona, PA

    The Altoona Mirror, a daily newspaper in Altoona, Pa., has an immediate opening for an entry-level, full-time general assignment reporter. The job includes some municipal coverage, features and breaking news assignments. Experience working for a college newspaper or similar publication required. Bachelor's degree preferred. Send resume, clips and references to Steve Carpenter, Assistant Managing Editor, 301 Cayuga Ave., Altoona, PA 16601 or email scarpenter@altoonamirror.com.

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

    The Daily News is seeking a full-time Press Operator to operate a 12-unit Goss Community with two color towers. We print two daily newspapers, 10 weeklies, along with other web products. This position offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Family-owned company located in the great outdoors of Raystown Lake. This is an excellent job opportunity for a candidate with web printing experience.
    Email resume to John Cook, General Manager, at jcook@huntingdondailynews.com.  


    Posted on: Nov 18, 2014
  • Staff Writer
    Observer Publishing Company
    Pittsburgh

    The Almanac, a weekly newspaper in the South Hills of Pittsburgh, has an immediate opening for a staff writer.  Responsibilities include covering breaking news, including police beat and school board and municipal meetings. Qualified candidates should have bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field and  five years experience covering news. Ability to take photos to accompany stories a must. Ability to shoot and edit video a plus.  
    This is a full time position with benefits. Some evening and weekend work required.

    Email cover letter, resume and clips to editor Katie Green kgreen@thealmanac.net.

    http://swpajobs.kaango.com/ad-staff-writer/23413616

    Posted on: Nov 11, 2014
  • General Assignment Reporter (Gettysburg)
    The Gettysburg Times
    Gettysburg, PA

    The Gettysburg Times has an immediate opening for a full-time general assignment reporter. Applicant must have strong writing skills, be outgoing, dependable, and able to work a flexible schedule. Interested persons should send a resume and clips to ahayes@gburgtimes.com or Alex J. Hayes, c/o Gettysburg Times, PO Box 3669, Gettysburg, PA 17325. No phone calls, please.

    Posted on: Oct 31, 2014
  • News Curator
    PA Media Group
    Harrisburg, PA

    Do you like taking a story and making it better? Can you find hidden gems of content that matter to the community you serve?

    PA Media Group, a digitally focused news organization that publishes PennLive, The Patriot-News and Central PA magazine, is looking for a full-time curator (section editor) to join our print publications hub.

    News judgment and copy-editing skills are a given. But, you’ll also need the ability to think creatively about what makes a story: recognizing digital content that is relevant to your audience and crafting it into print format.

    Flexibility is key. One day you might edit a features section, the next day local news and another you could be working with national or business copy.

    The goal? To give Patriot-News readers a surprising, engaging product every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday that makes the most out of our innovative digital-to-print setup. And, you’ll join a team that is getting recognized for our efforts. We’re Pennsylvania’s 2014 Newspaper of the Year – an honor we have earned six of the past 10 years.

    Job qualifications include:

    • At least three years of experience working as a content editor, assignment editor, copy editor or similar role.
    • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, English or related field.
    • Willingness to embrace social media applications such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn and online communication tools such as blogs and wikis.
    • The ability to manage production timelines and meet deadline consistently.
    • Demonstrated news judgment.
    • Solid writing and editing skills, including knowledge of Associated Press style.
    • Flexible schedule that will include nights, weekends and holidays as needed.
    • Knowledge of newspaper design concepts and an ability to work in a collaborative environment with page designers.

    To apply: Send cover letter and resumes to curation team leader Jennifer Palik at jpalik@pennlive.com.

    The Pulitzer Prize winning Patriot-News has been serving the communities and people of central Pennsylvania since 1854. That has been increasingly enhanced by PennLive, which continues to experience tremendous growth and reach. PA Media Group is committed to being the most comprehensive, in-depth source of news and information for readers delivered how they want it online, on their phone or tablet, and in print.



    Posted on: Oct 30, 2014
  • Page Designer
    LNP
    Lancaster, PA

    Job Summary:
    The primary responsibility of the page designer, a key part of the universal desk, is crafting well-designed pages that engage our readers and present news and feature stories in compelling fashion. The designer also will paginate those pages.

    Essential Job Functions:

    • Helps foster a newsroom environment that champions excellent journalism, collaboration, creativity and teamwork.
    • In conjunction with the print editor, designs pages for the print edition that conform to the paper’s visual standards under the direction of the visual editor.
    • Works in tandem with the photographers and artists, who also will be working under the direction of the visual editor, to select the best visual elements for each page.
    • Uses good knowledge of design elements that are needed to enhance stories, better engage readers and make pages more attractive.
    • Paginates pages.
    • Copy edits stories when needed, assuring adherence to Associated Press style, spelling and grammar.
    • Writes brief news items from press releases and compiles calendars and other announcements as needed.
    • Proofs completed pages, checking all headlines, cutlines and design elements for accuracy and clarity.
    • Proficiently uses all newsroom editing, photographic, wire handling and pagination software.

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
    • Minimum 2 years experience in journalism preferred.
    • Demonstrated experience in page design and pagination.
    • Ability to work well under pressure to meet deadlines.
    • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
    • Ability to adapt to frequent changes and interruptions in daily work routine.
    • Previous experience with Scoop and InDesign preferred.
    • Ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays to accommodate news coverage.
    • Possesses an understanding of multicultural issues of significance to our community.

    Working 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; 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: Oct 30, 2014
  • Digital Sales Specialist
    Times-Shamrock Communications
    Scranton, PA

    As a key member of the Digital staff, you will assume the below responsibilities:

    • Be self-motivated to grow and solicit digital advertising revenues utilizing Times-Shamrock's suite of digital marketing solutions. These products include, but are not limited to: online display advertising, Deal of the Day, behavioral targeting, online contests and promotions, targeted email campaigns, native advertising, social media campaigns and unique digital sponsorship opportunities.
    • Develop, present and implement marketing proposals for local and regional advertisers and ad agencies that include market research, Web site analytics, digital data and long-term advertising solutions.
    • Be a team leader. Assertively and pro-actively drive digital sales through training, education and team development. Maintain a positive and cohesive work environment with the print and digital sales teams.
    • Develop and maintain a mutually beneficial relationship with clients.
    • Maintain the knowledge of all digital products and programs and take initiative to develop new digital revenue generators under the direction of the Digital Sales Director.
    • Find solutions to digital account challenges, including marketing needs, new product development, and promotion implementations.
    • Provide key information to senior management including sales forecasts, customer feedback, and industry trends.
    • Negotiate contracts and monitor them under the direction of the Digital Sales Director.

    Desired Skills and Experience

    • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, or the equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred
    • Experience and success in digital media sales
    • Comprehensive knowledge of needs-based selling techniques
    • Proven success increasing sales in a competitive marketplace
    • Proficiency in MS Office Suite applications including Excel, Word and PowerPoint
    • An assertive, goal-oriented and self-motivated mindset
    • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills
    • The ability to work effectively as a member of a team and individually
    • Passion for digital advertising

    All interested applicants, please email resume to Erica Calvert at ecalvert@timesshamrock.com



    Posted on: Oct 29, 2014
  • Senior Vice President, Sales
    NDX

    NDX is an advertising technology company providing the leading data management platform for the publishing industry. NDX’s services also include demand-side ad-tech solutions for publishers, retailers, agencies and other marketers of consumer goods and services.

    Due to rapid growth, NDX has an immediate opening for a highly visible position within the company.

    Senior Vice President, Sales
    The Senior Vice President, Sales (SVPS) is responsible for the sale of NDX data licenses and software technology to the print advertising market. The position requires in-depth knowledge of the industry and how retailers and agencies plan and execute multiple market ad campaigns. The successful SVPS must be able to gain access to and build close relationships at the senior management levels of retail and placement agency organizations and be able to articulate the importance of state of the art ad planning data and technology.

    The SVPS should be a recognized industry leader with demonstrated consultative sales skills and must have a strong understanding and experience with intangible, data-driven sales and working with internal/external partners.

    Candidate can be based in any major US metropolitan area.

    Full job descriptions can be found at www.NDXUS.com/careers
    Submit resume and cover letter to jobs@ndxus.com



    Posted on: Oct 29, 2014
  • Marketing Manager
    PA Media Group
    Harrisburg, PA

    PA Media Group has a great story to tell and is looking for a dynamic storyteller to do so.

    Our company is a is a digitally-focused news and information company which publishes and operates The Patriot-News, PennLive, Central PA Magazine and a growing suite of print and digital products. The Pulitzer Prize winning Patriot-News has been serving the communities and people of central Pennsylvania since 1854. That has been increasingly enhanced by PennLive, which continues to experience tremendous growth and reach. PA Media Group is committed to being the most comprehensive, in-depth source of news and information for readers delivered how they want it online, on their phone or tablet, and in print.

    PA Media Group’s Marketing Manager is responsible for executing B2B and B2C marketing strategies as set by company leadership, building our first-class organization through growth in total audience, revenue and market share, as well as managing the department’s day-to-day operations. Experienced candidate should be a creative and visual thinker, but must also play a hands-on role to execute details themselves. Skills needed include exceptional writing, presentation, project management, leadership, organizational and communication skills. Candidate must possess strong interpersonal skills to work with all levels of management and across departments. Additional responsibilities include cultivation of community relationship, implementation of brand campaigns, enhancing sales performance through market research and creation of effective sales materials.

    Submit resume, cover letter and salary history to: ssites@acspa.com


    Posted on: Oct 23, 2014
  • Vice President of Sales
    PA Media Group
    Harrisburg, PA

    PA Media Group, winner of the Newspaper of the Year Award, seeks a highly effective and proven senior sales professional to lead our sales organization. This dynamic individual will possess leadership qualities to effectively represent our vision and goals, along with an adeptness to manage change. The VP of Sales must demonstrate ability to provide solutions to strategic marketing challenges and understand the importance of brand management. This executive must be able to collaborate effectively and creatively with a variety of stakeholders in this key role.

    The VP of Sales will lead and direct the local sales and ad operations teams. This individual will be responsible for executing strategy and tactics that drive revenue and market share to produce established revenue goals. VP of Sales will attract, retain and motivate talent  and will be focused on developing leaders and producing established revenue results.   The product suite includes display and preprint print media, graphical display ads on our Pennlive presence and ad networks, mobile, video, text, apps, digital directories, search engine marketing, search engine optimization and social media optimization.

    Our company is a is a digitally-focused news and information company which publishes and operates The Patriot-News, PennLive, Central PA Magazine and a growing suite of print and digital products. The Pulitzer Prize winning Patriot-News has been serving the communities and people of central Pennsylvania since 1854. That has been increasingly enhanced by PennLive, which continues to experience tremendous growth and reach. PA Media Group is committed to being the most comprehensive, in-depth source of news and information for readers delivered how they want it online, on their phone or tablet, and in print.

    Submit resume, cover letter and salary history to: mkane@acspa.com



    Posted on: Oct 23, 2014
  • Health reporter
    YDR.com and York Daily Record/Sunday News
    York, Pa.

    YDR.com and the York Daily Record/Sunday News are seeking a multi-platform health reporter to cover health and fitness, the business of health, and newsy general assignment stories. Growing the No Sweat York blog (www.yorkblog.com/nosweat) is a key role for this reporter, finding innovative ways to engage the community. Religion is a sub-beat of this position, producing newsy stories from the county’s religious communities. You'll be an integral part of our breaking, daily and enterprise news, along with aggressive ventures into new media. You'll be part of the No. 1 news source in York County, Pa. Send resume and clips to Content Editor Susan Martin: smartin@ydr.com. EOE.

    Posted on: Oct 21, 2014
  • 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
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