Below is just a partial listing of job openings with Kentucky newspapers and with some newspapers in neighboring states. For a complete listing of Help Wanted ads with KPA-related newspapers, go to http://www.kypress.com/site/index.php?id=48
Media Specialist — London Sentinel Echo/Corbin Times Tribune
The Sentinel Echo and Times Tribune are looking for an experienced, motivated, and results-oriented Media Consultant to join our team. The ideal candidate will have excellent customer service and communication skills. Knowledge of digital advertising platforms is preferred. Responsibilities include: prospecting for and securing ad sales in established territory for our publications including newspaper, special sections, magazines, and digital products. Send resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org The Sentinel-Echo is an award winning multi-weekly newspaper located in London, Kentucky. The Times-Tribune is an award winning daily newspaper located in Corbin, Kentucky.
Reporter/Assistant Editor, Adair County Community Voice
Reporter/assistant editor wanted for an Adair County weekly newspaper. A candidate would be responsible for general reporting, photography and posting articles online. Requirements: Solid writing skills, ability to develop relationships and news leads, degree in journalism or similar field, comfortable learning new technology. Email: email@example.com
Press Operator, Landmark Community Newspapers
Landmark Community Newspapers, LLC has multiple openings for Goss/DGM cold offset press operators. Positions are available on a multi-unit DGM 430 cold offset press with a DGM 1030 folder at our printing plant located in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, and a six tower DGM 430 cold offset press line with DGM 1030 folder and Enkel splicers at our printing plant located in Shepherdsville, Kentucky. Printing responsibilities include a variety of magazine, tabloid, broadsheet and digest formats for both Landmark newspapers and commercial work at both facilities. Elizabethtown is the county seat of Hardin County, located about 45 miles south of Louisville, Kentucky. Shepherdsville is the county seat of Bullitt County, located about 20 miles south of Louisville. Qualified individuals should apply under the Job Opportunities link at www.LCNI.com
Education Reporter/Frankfort State Journal
The State Journal, a five-day daily newspaper in Kentucky’s capital city, is looking for a reporter to cover local education. The position would primarily be responsible for covering Franklin County Schools, Frankfort Independent Schools and Kentucky State University. The reporter would also take photos to accompany stories, cover general assignments and contribute to our monthly community magazine called FRANK. While not a primary focus of the beat, there’s also an opportunity to write about statewide education issues. Reporters at The State Journal work rotating weekend duty and enterprise story schedules. The education reporter is also asked to write a weekly “education spotlight” story, which could be a profile of a student or teacher or another feature-type topic. Page design skills are a plus. Those interested should email Managing Editor Josh Bergeron at firstname.lastname@example.org with a resume and 3-5 clips.
Page Designer/Somerset Commonwealth Journal
The Commonwealth Journal, a 5,000-circulation daily newspaper based in Somerset, Kentucky, seeks an experienced full-time page designer. Duties include design of the daily newspaper, special sections and magazines. Experience with InDesign and knowledge of Photoshop or comparable photo editing software required, as is knowledge of AP style and web content management. The ability to troubleshoot technical issues is a plus. Send work samples, cover letter and resume to email@example.com The Commonwealth Journal is a CNHI newspaper. Based in Montgomery, Alabama, CNHI is a leading publisher of local news and information products and services. Its newspapers, websites and specialty publications serve communities in 22 states.
Reporter, The Mountain Advocate
The Mountain Advocate, an award-winning weekly newspaper in Barbourville, Kentucky, home of Union College, has an immediate need for a full-time news reporter to round out its editorial staff. The ideal person should have a background in news writing, as well as basic photography skills. Solid, grammatically-correct writing skills along with a public-friendly disposition are a must. Experience in graphic design and/or video editing a bonus. The position requires a flexible schedule, with approximately 40 working hours per week. Insurance, 401K, and other competitive benefits are available after 90 days of employment. The ability to meet deadlines and keep an organized schedule is a must, as well as the ability to discern sensitive and confidential information as to maintain the integrity of both the reporter and the newspaper. Some regional travel may be required for federal court cases and other news events. Reliable transportation is a must. A background check, motor vehicle history and drug screening will be mandatory. The right person for the job will need to reside locally, or be willing to relocate to Knox County to be in close proximity to the Mountain Advocate’s office. If you are interested in becoming the next reporter for Knox County’s oldest newspaper, please send your cover letter and resume, along with samples of your work and salary requirements to Charles Myrick, Editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 606-546-9225.
Reporter, Madisonville Messenger
The Messenger in Madisonville, Kentucky, is looking for a reporter skilled at hard news but capable of also handling features. This reporter’s primary beats are public safety, city government and health. Critical skills include the ability to produce accurate, clean copy, follow AP style, an insatiable curiousity, a commitment to the craft and the ability to take photographs. The Messenger is a six-day-a-week newspaper focusing on local news. Benefits include health, dental and vision insurance, a 401(k) with company match, paid vacation, etc. Newspaper experience is required, and a journalism degree is preferred. Recent graduates with quality internships are encouraged to apply. Email a cover letter, resume and three to five clips to Editor Mike Alexieff at email@example.com