Job opportunities with KPA member newspapers

1. Home Delivery Coordinator, Elizabethtown News Enterprise

2. Reporter, Richmond Register

1. Home Delivery Coordinator, Elizabethtown News Enterprise

The News-Enterprise in Elizabethtown is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Home Delivery Coordinator. This is a 40-hour full-time position which includes early morning and weekend hours. The primary responsibility focuses on maintaining consistently high quality home delivery service to newspaper subscribers through independently contracted delivery agents within an assigned geographic area. The use of a personal vehicle to perform assigned duties is required as necessary that will include mileage reimbursement. The News-Enterprise is a 6-day newspaper located in Elizabethtown, Ky., approximately 50 miles south of Louisville. The newspaper also publishes a weekly advertising shopper and various niche publications to serve the local and area marketplace. The News-Enterprise can be found online at www.thenewsenterprise.com.

Qualifications:

• Demonstrated high ethical conduct and standards

• High school diploma or equivalent required

• Valid driver’s license, reliable personal vehicle and cell phone, automobile insurance, and good driving record required

• A geographical knowledge of Hardin, LaRue and Meade Counties preferable

• Strong interpersonal and communication skills

• Proven ability to work independently with minimal supervision to accomplish the business needs of the company

• Proven ability to develop strong working relationships with fellow employees and independent carriers contracted by the company

• Effective adaptability to changing work tasks and assignments

• Proven ability to use word processing, spreadsheet and electronic communication computer applications

Essential Functions:

• Ensure consistent high quality home delivery service to subscribers of the newspaper through independently contracted delivery agents within an assigned geographic area

• Recruit, contract and orient independent delivery agents for home delivery service to subscribers

• Quickly and effectively respond to home delivery contract routes that turn over to ensure subscriber delivery service is not interrupted

• When necessary deliver newspapers to home delivery subscribers between 1 a.m.-6 a.m. in a timely and efficient manner using your personal vehicle. All work related mileage driven will be reimbursed at a rate the company sets – current mileage reimbursement is .34 cents per mile.

• Respond to and satisfy delivery service complaints received from customers in an effective and efficient manner

• Work effectively to grow net paid home delivery circulation while reducing service error complaints and churn

Benefits Include: Health, Dental, Vision, 401K & Life Insurance

Qualified individuals should apply to: 

Tom Siemers, Circulation Director

The News-Enterprise

408 W. Dixie Ave.

Elizabethtown, KY 42701

tsiemers@thenewsenterprise.com

Deadline to apply is Friday, June 2, 2017

Equal Opportunity Employer


2. Reporter, Richmond Register

The Richmond Register, a five-day daily newspaper in Richmond is looking for a reporter to join an experienced news staff. This key position requires a self-starter, and some weekend and night work is required on a rotating basis. The Register is located in Madison County, 25 miles south of Lexington. This is a full-time position that, among other assignments, will cover local governments and reports to the editor. The newspaper can also be found online at www.richmondregister.com.

Qualifications
• Strong communication, organization and time-management skills
• Ability to write accurate, effective and engaging stories on deadline when necessary
• Bachelor’s degree in journalism or closely related field
• Proficiency in using computers to write and the Internet to research
• Familiarity with requirements of photojournalism and ability to take publication quality images with a digital camera
• Available for evening and weekend work as scheduled
• Strong initiative
• Adaptable
• Reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license needed to cover stories

Essential Functions:

• Develop daily and long-range story and illustrative ideas
• Write compelling, comprehensive, fact-filled stories on deadline and put readers first by avoiding clichés and arcane language
• Establish and nurture sources building trust through effective interviewing and reliable accuracy
• Demonstrate understanding and commitment to serving readers
• Develop ideas for illustrating stories and be capable of shooting own images as needed
• Participate in team meetings and decisions

To Apply:

Qualified candidates should submit a resume, at least five clips and a cover letter detailing experience to Jonathan Greene, Editor, The Richmond Register, 380 Big Hill Avenue, Richmond, KY 40475, or by email to jgreene@richmondregister.com. MV and background check required. No phone calls, please.

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