Friday, June 15, 2007

Many high-level news jobs available

Multi-media maestros looking for a new home could find one on the Gulf Coast. The Beaumont Enterprise is looking. Due to recent growth and expansion, the Hearst-owned daily newspaper has the following openings:
Online Producer
Assistant Online Producer
Communities Editor
(coordinates weekly community pubs)
Marketing & Community Affairs Coordinator
Niche Publications Manager
Community Papers Supervisor

Advertising Accounting Assistant
Retail Sales Manager
Retail Outside Sales Supervisor
Online Sales

The Beaumont Enterprise, the leading daily paper and online news source in Southeast Texas, is seeking an experienced, creative, self-reliant and motivated employees to work in a team-oriented, content-rich environment for a paper with a tradition of public service.

The Beaumont Enterprise offers competitive pay, benefits, medical/dental/vision, vacation, holiday pay and life insurance. Please remember to note which job position you are applying for and that you saw the position offered on this blog on your application. Send completed application, cover letter, resume and portfolio to:

The Beaumont Enterprise
P.O.Box 3071, Beaumont TX 77704.

Application packages must be sent rapidly because these positions will be filled soon.

The info above is the official company line. What follows are my thoughts. Please don't confuse the two.

These jobs are for experienced, competitive, detail-oriented professionals. A four-year degree is required for most positions. Five years or more experience at a daily paper is preferred.

Beaumont is a Hearst metro newspaper. As such, it directly competes in-house against some of the top newspapers in the country. Additionally, it has good benefits and is privately held.

The paper provides high-quality content. Among other awards, it was named as the current year's top newspaper in its division at the Texas Press Association Better Newspaper Contest. Awards from only this contest include:

Sweepstakes Winner (1st)
1st General Excellence
1st News Writing
1st News Photo
1st Headline Writing
1st Feature Story
1st Community Service
2nd Page Design
4th Editorials
4th Sports Coverage

Last week it won 30 additional awards at the Southeast Texas Press Club annual competition.

Since I got a job here, candidates might be wise to look through the information I've posted in All PJ-related posts about getting a staff job. Of particular interest should be How to make portfolios, Make a cover letter, Make a resume, Complete the application package.

When applying for any job, mention you saw this opening on this blog (PhotoJournalism). Good luck.

Enough for now,

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