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Creative Director

Category: 
Design
Company: 
Archer County News
Email: 
editor@archercountynews.com
Location: 
Archer City, Tx

The Archer County News in Archer City, Texas, is hiring a full-time creative director to help with the graphic designing of ads for our print and digital products and pagination of the classified and special section pages. Pay will be based on the following qualifications and experience.
Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree preferred but not required
- Two years of newspaper experience preferred but not required
- Experience with Adobe Suite
- Experience with webpage design tools
- Ability to work well with others in a team environment
- Motivated and creative individual
Responsibilities:
- Design advertising for the newspaper, which is published weekly. Also designing ads for our special sections and website.
- Assist in paginating the newspaper, special sections, and other projects.
- Assist in maintaining and updating the newspaper’s website
- Assist office manager with Interlink and subscriber reports
The Archer County News covers the municipalities of Archer City, Holliday, Lakeside City, Megargel, Scotland and Windthorst as well Archer City ISD, Holliday ISD and Windthorst ISD. The publication produces 51 editions and five special sections annually.
The Archer County News is an Equal Opportunity employer and offers benefits that include paid vacation, holidays and sick time as well as health, dental and life plans. Send resume and previous work to Nathan Lawson, publisher, publisher@archercountynews.com.

Houston Food/Dining Editor

Category: 
Editorial
Position: 
Editor
Company: 
Vox Media
Email: 
amanda@eater.com
Location: 
Houston

Eater is looking for an experienced reporter and editor to lead its Houston city site, one of its marquee publications. The Eater Houston editor guides day-to-day coverage of the site and its overall sensibility, including its mix of news stories, service-focused maps and guides, and features. They are responsible for audience growth and engagement as well as impact and relevance in the community. The editor will have the drive to continue Eater’s reputation for furthering conversations about the restaurant industry and dining culture in Houston. They have the ability to predict vs. react to the news cycle; features should proactively examine narratives that are unexpected and important to Houston’s food scene and the people within it. Stories should not all focus on one area or subject: the editor should have the range to cover the bar and hospitality industries, COVID policy changes, and labor and social justice stories. The role also includes assigning, editing, and packaging freelance pieces; taking ownership of high-touch service maps like the Eater 38; and scheduling/strategizing for social media and the Eater Houston newsletter.

What you’ll do:
- Have a vision of the food and restaurant culture in Houston and Eater’s place in it
- Write or assign out and edit all of the site’s content, including daily news, maps and service content, features, and other reporting
- Edit and manage a small group of freelancers, and periodically recruit and develop new writers and contributors to ensure a diverse mix of voices reflecting the demographics of your city
- Create and assign an editorial calendar incorporating news stories, service content, and reviews, including planning longer lead features, trend stories, and packages
- Oversee production and strategy for Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and newsletters for Eater Houston, keeping in line with Eater's standards
- Ensure all copy onsite is copy-edited and meets our style guide and editorial standards
- Ensure all posts are SEO optimized and that headlines meet our standards
- Track openings and develop sources including chefs, restaurateurs, relevant spokespeople, and alternative sources for coverage as needed
- Direct coverage of the unveiling crisis surrounding COVID-19 and its impact on the Houston restaurant community
- Participate in cross-brand promotional efforts and collaboration with the national Eater.com team as communicated by other team managers when needed
- Occasionally appear on panels, radio, and other public appearance as appropriate for the brand

What you'll bring:
- Experience in journalism, particularly in breaking daily news, developing sources, covering a beat, and editing other writers
- A vision for ambitious storytelling
- Comfort with cold calling and a sense of urgency surrounding the fast pace of digital news
- A drive to continue Eater’s reputation as the number one source furthering the conversations about the restaurant world in your city.
- A drive to predict vs. react to the news cycle; an ability to create proactive vs. reactive narratives about the restaurant industry
- Attention to detail, news judgement, story packaging, and careful eye for accuracy
- Interest in digital headline writing, analytics, and social media publishing
- A love for restaurants and knowledge of the local scene and at the very least a voracious hunger to become an expert in the industry

Bonus points for:
- Experience covering business, real estate, the restaurant industry, or legal matters
- Experience with photography and article layout
- Experience with writing and/or editing long-lead, high-touch feature stories

About working at Vox Media:
This is a permanent, full-time position with excellent benefits—including flexible hours and generous parental leave. Vox Media strives to provide comprehensive healthcare options for our employees and to ensure that our healthcare and other benefits are LGBTQ-inclusive. You'll be joining a group of focused, hard-working, creative people who are passionate about doing work that's challenging and fun—and who strive to maintain a healthy work/life balance.

Vox Media is committed to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and everyone is encouraged to apply. Vox Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, national origin, protected veteran status, age, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state, or local law.

Vox Media is dedicated to the health and wellbeing of all of our employees. All employees in our offices are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Please note that our recruiting team will only contact you from @voxmedia.com email addresses, and we will never contact you via text message.

Health Reporter - The Victoria Advocate

Category: 
Other
Other Category: 
Reporter
Position: 
Health Reporter
Company: 
M. Roberts Media - Victoria Advocate
Email: 
bcooper@vicad.com
Location: 
Victoria, TX

The Victoria Advocate, a national award-winning family-owned community newspaper, is seeking a health reporter to cover health issues in its seven-county coverage area. Victoria is the medical service hub for the region and offers a variety of opportunities for coverage, including the continuing COVID-19 pandemic; medical research; training of new doctors, among other topics. Most importantly, you will be able to tell the stories of the people who are experiencing these medical and health events. Their stories are powerful.

College degree preferred, writing experience encouraged. Ability to speak Spanish is a plus, but not required. Victoria is two hours from Houston, Austin, San Antonio and Corpus Christi and an hour from Gulf Coast beaches. Send cover letter, resume and clips to managing editor Becky Cooper to bcooper@vicad.com.

Benefits include paid vacation, 401k retirement plan, health, vision and dental insurance and the chance to work with award-winning community journalists who live in this community.

Environmental Reporter - The Victoria Advocate

Category: 
Other
Other Category: 
Reporter
Position: 
Environmental Reporter
Company: 
M. Roberts Media - Victoria Advocate
Email: 
bcooper@vicad.com
Location: 
Victoria, TX

The Victoria Advocate, a national award-winning family-owned community newspaper, is seeking an environmental reporter to cover environmental issues. The Victoria Advocate is situated along the middle Texas Coast, which offers some of the best opportunities in the state to cover the environment and climate change. For example:

·The Eagle Ford Shale falls in the northwestern portion of the Advocate's coverage region, making oil and gas production important to both the local economy and environment.

·South of Victoria County is Calhoun County, which has been at the center of an array of interesting and important environmental research projects in recent years.

·Situated along the Matagorda and San Antonio bay systems, the county is home to several industrial facilities.

· A multimillion-dollar expansion of the Matagorda Ship Channel is underway in Calhoun County that has raised significant concern about the future of the Matagorda bay system.

· An array of opportunities are available to cover the commercial fishing industries, wildlife conservation efforts, water quality and rights, and coastal resilience to hurricanes.

College degree preferred, writing experience encouraged. Ability to speak Spanish is a plus but not required. Victoria is two hours from Houston, Austin, San Antonio and Corpus Christi and an hour from Gulf Coast beaches. Send cover letter, resume and clips to managing editor Becky Cooper at bcooper@vicad.com.

Benefits include two weeks paid vacation, 401k retirement plan, health, vision and dental insurance and the chance to work with award-winning community journalists who live in this community.

Features Editor - The Victoria Advocate

Category: 
Editorial
Position: 
Features Editor
Company: 
M. Roberts Media - Victoria Advocate
Email: 
bcooper@vicad.com
Location: 
Victoria, TX

The Victoria Advocate, a national award-winning, family-owned community newspaper, is seeking an enthusiastic Features Editor. Victoria is near the Gulf of Mexico in what’s known as The Crossroads as it is within a two-hour drive from Austin, Houston, San Antonio and Corpus Christi.

The Features Editor works a hybrid position. The employee will be responsible for writing the weekly centerpieces for Faith and Get Out entertainment sections, and coordinating all content for the Advocate’s six feature sections – Good Living, Get Out, Home and Garden, Faith, Your Life and Business Report. As the entertainment reporter, the employee will coordinate events on the events calendar, and contribute centerpieces to the daily paper. The employee will also write stories for the quarterly lifestyle magazine and regular special sections.

This is an exciting opportunity to invest in your future. Our newspaper has been named the best of its size in the country.

If you're interested and meet the criteria below, please send over a resume and portfolio to bcooper@vicad.com.

Job Requirements:

-Bachelor’s degree in journalism related field.
- At least 1 year of experience, an internship is valid.

Duties and Responsibilities:

-Establish and build strong working relationships with arts and entertainment nonprofit organizations.
-Establish and build strong working relationships with the faith community.
-Keep up with entertainment events – be able to plan coverage of events so the public knows in advance they are occurring.
-Promote nonprofit organization events to benefit the readers.
-Explore and write stories about specific issues in faith and entertainment.
-Build strong working relationships with local columnists and to keep up schedules of when columns are due.
-Be well organized, able to shift gears from reporting to writing to editing.
-Be active on social media promoting the Advocate and your work.
-Conduct interviews, for which some travel may be necessary.
-Be a positive influence in the newsroom and while in the public representing the Advocate.
-Do the best job you possibly can daily.
-Be honest, fair, transparent and respectful.
-Perform other various duties as assigned.

We thank you for your interest and hope to connect with you!