Ocala Star Banner

PRESSPERSON - Full-Time, Nights


The Ocala Star Banner is currently seeking a full-time pressperson for its pressroom operations. Duties include the set-up of a Goss Headliner newspaper press, monitoring output for quality and maintaining the equipment on an ongoing basis. Work hours will primarily be scheduled between 5:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m., with a typical four-night work week. This position will primarily work in Ocala, but at times may be asked to work at The Gainesville Sun, a sister-newspaper.

This position requires the following:

Applicant that is hired will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screening and have suitable work and criminal record histories. This position will be eligible for benefits (medical, dental, vision, life, etc.) following a 60-day waiting period.

If you are interested in joining an award winning newspaper, please apply by completing an application at the Ocala Star Banner at 2121 SW 19th Ave. Rd. (applications available at the reception desk), or by submitting a cover letter and resume by email to

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of diversity in our workforce.

The Tuscaloosa News



The Tuscaloosa News is seeking a Digital Editor to manage our websites and other digital platforms. The ideal candidate would have previous experience producing and promoting multimedia content for a daily newspaper operation, sound news judgement, understanding of libel law and journalistic ethics, familiarity with content management systems and SEO practices, excellent writing and photography skills, ability to shoot and edit video and proficiency with HTML, Adobe Premiere, Caspio, Photoshop and Microsoft Office. The digital editor is a supervisory position, reporting to the executive editor, and with the authority, in collaboration with the city editor and other editors, to direct reporters, videographers, photographers and some other newsroom employees to develop each days news report, as well as weekend plans and long-term projects. The position requires a self-starter who can react quickly to breaking news and ensure the newsroom is working with a sense of urgency to provide content for and update our digital products. This person also interacts with key staff members in other departments at the newspaper and the corporate level and must be connected with members of the community and news sources. Responsibilities include producing, editing, organizing and managing content on and other digital platforms, including driving web traffic through social media outlets, such as Facebook and Twitter, and other online tools, writing and editing stories, posting stories and photos, managing blogs, building databases, engaging with site users and collaborating with sports, photo and news departments to help develop multimedia elements to accompany stories. Work schedule typically would be M-F during the day but could include night shifts, weekends and some holidays. Four-year degree in journalism, communications or related field, preferred. Send cover letter, resume and samples of online work and writing to Executive Editor Michael James, The Tuscaloosa News, P.O. Box 20587, Tuscaloosa, AL 35402-0587 or No phone calls, please.

The Tuscaloosa News, a daily newspaper serving Tuscaloosa, Ala., and the surrounding region of west central Alabama, is part of Daytona Beach, Fla. based Halifax Media Group, which offers a competitive benefit plan, including health, vision, dental, life insurance, medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts, 401(k) savings plan, paid vacation and sick leave and holidays. Hiring is contingent on a background check and pre-employment drug screen.

Drug-free workplace


Daytona Beach News-Journal

Account Executive

Daytona Beach, FL

The position of Account Executive requires a motivated, customer focused sales professional to serve our growing base of advertisers. The desired candidate will be familiar with area businesses, consulting them on how best to utilize our Print, Digital and Event marketing platforms to increase their customer base and generate sales growth. High school diploma required. A minimum of 3 years outside sales experience. A demonstrated track record of outstanding success in the sales arena. Intermediate-level proficiency with Microsoft Office. Excellent communication and presentation skills. Demonstrated time management and organization skills.

Resumes can be sent to or mailed to: Human Resources Department, The Daytona Beach News-Journal, P.O. Box 2831, Daytona Beach, FL 32120-2831.

Daytona Beach News-Journal

Classified Inside Sales Supervisor

Daytona Beach, FL

Serves as support to entire Inside Classified Team. Also serves as the coordinator of workflow for the team. Manages the timely flow of information and materials between the sales manager, sales reps, customers, artists, and accounting, technology and production departments. Provides high degree of customer service. Works in a large office with considerable traffic and frequent interruptions. Paginates Hot off the Press, N-J Focus and the classified papers every other Friday.

Backs up Classified Pagination when needed. Accountable for scheduling and entering ads into the system by deadline. Processes, kills and changes orders by deadline. Ensures that completed ads are delivered to creative and composing in a timely and accurate manner and by deadline. Must have in depth understanding of Mactive – specifically Ad Booker. Must be able to generate reports for Mactive using Ad Booker. Answers phones and takes complete messages. Assists in faxing proofs and other materials to customers. Responsible for researching problems for customers e.g. credit or ad copy problems. Responsible for providing timely and positive resolution to customer inquiries and problems. Assists in covering open desks during vacations, illnesses or periods of turnover. Reviewing accounts and getting accounts that have issues resolved so that the new rep can take over. Keeps reps abreast of deadlines. Demonstrates professionalism and effective communication skills. Assists with spec ad development and special selling (contests, programs, special sections, etc.). Input of liners (to assist reps and for our Human Resources Department – as needed). Will assist in the training of new salespeople. Responsible for reporting and score-boarding sales by rep, time period and/or product. Assist sales manager with reporting of weekly forecast, month end reports, daily revenue reports, etc. Handles special billing, such as flat rating and gang pages. Helps assist sales manager with rating issues and rates. Assists in the follows through on set ups for new reps – email, logins, phones, training, etc. Processes invoices for payment – i.e., Class Plus Will handle accounting issues such as completing adjustments for approval, understanding and typing up accounting procedures for staff, etc. Train new salespeople on Mactive/Ad Booker. Processing adjustments for Accounting. Helping Private Party w/questions, researching ads, adding reps to accounts, etc.

Resumes can be sent to or mailed to: Human Resources Department, The Daytona Beach News-Journal, P.O. Box 2831, Daytona Beach, FL 32120-2831.


The Gainesville Sun

Features Page Designer/Copy Editor

Gainesville, FL

The Gainesville Sun is seeking a skilled page designer to edit and design compelling features pages for The Gainesville Sun and Ocala Star-Banner, with a combined circulation of more than 55,000. This job requires a team player who has a creative mind – someone who can turn story concepts into attractive, reader-friendly fronts.

The ideal candidate will have web experience, being able to edit and post stories to the two websites, as well as provide ideas for web components to print stories. This position also will include some work on daily graphics and artwork for both papers. Strong editing, headline writing and photo editing skills are a must, as well as knowledge of AP style. Knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator also preferred. Requirements: A bachelor’s degree with some daily newspaper experience.

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to

Owned by the Halifax Media Group, we offer excellent benefits, including health, dental, life, LTD, 401K, domestic partner benefits and more. The Gainesville Sun is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of diversity in our workforce. Successful candidates will be required to complete a pre-employment drug screening and background check.

The Free Press

Advertising Sales Director

The Free Press is seeking a proven Advertising Sales Director to lead its multimedia advertising sales team. We are looking for an energetic leader who is dedicated to achieving and surpassing sales goals, as well as focused on delivering value to customers.

Competitive candidates will be:

Other qualifications include:

Compensation includes a base salary commensurate with experience and a performance-based bonus opportunity. Owned by the Halifax Media Group, we offer excellent benefits, including health, dental, life, LTD, 401K, domestic partner benefits and more. The Free Press is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of diversity in our workforce.

The Free Press is a multi-media news & advertising organization, with a daily circulation of 8,500 and 9,200 on Sunday. Our online presence can be seen at

The Free Press is an award-winning daily newspaper, located in Kinston, a shade over an hour from several beaches, 30 minutes from Greenville and less than 90 minutes from Raleigh.

As Lenoir County's only daily newspaper, The Free Press is the area's premier local news provider, offering both print and online coverage of Lenoir, Greene and Jones counties. We provide a team-based environment that encourages all employees to play an active role in the ongoing improvements and growth of our company.

Interested candidates should email a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to or mail the same to: HR Manager, The Free Press, 2103 N. Queen Street, Kinston, NC 28501

Digital Marketing Consultant

Wilmington, NC

Star-News Media (a Google Certified Partner) is seeking an energetic, outgoing individual for Digital Advertising Sales.

As a Digital Marketing Consultant, you will use a consultative selling approach. The right candidate will be responsible for selling digital advertising solutions from our extensive suite of services such as desktop display advertising, mobile, website development, SEO/SEM, email, audience extension, Yahoo and MANY MORE.

This person will work with local business owners to develop digital marketing campaigns that meet their marketing goals, service existing accounts to ensure we are growing their business and create long lasting relationships.

We are looking for a connected, high-energy individual who wants to be part of a dynamic sales team. Applicants should be motivated, smart on their feet, outgoing, personable, competitive and possess a strong work ethic. Someone who can prepare and conduct presentations and is organized and detail oriented.

The Digital Marketing Consultant will be expected to spend a vast majority of their time in the field building their book of business. Successful salespeople understand that you get out what you put into a sales position.

We Provide:

We Require:

As a Halifax Media Group company you will be joining a team of 36 business units in 5 different states. We are committed to a drug, alcohol & smoke free workplace. Any offer is conditional upon completing a background investigation and drug screening. Interested? Email your resume and cover letter to:

Advertising Operations (AdOps)

Tuscaloosa, AL

Halifax Media Group, a major newspaper group in the United States, is hiring a mid-level Ad Operations Technician (ADOPS) to work in its Tuscaloosa, AL office.



The ideal candidate will have 2 plus years experience in most of the following areas:

To announce your candidacy, contact Clay Berish at Please provide a written resume in PDF format. We do value references, please include them if available.



Advertising Director

Panama City, FL

The Panama City News Herald is seeking an advertising director with a successful track record of driving revenue in a team environment. The News Herald is a 28,000 circulation daily newspaper owned by Halifax Media Group that primarily serves the eastern panhandle of Florida. This exciting position is responsible for a seasoned team of professionals that include advertising managers, retail advertising sales executives and classified advertising representatives. As the ad director you will coach, train and manage your team. You will be commissioned to foster an environment of growth, opportunity and development for the entire team. If you love building relationships with clients then this is the job for you. As an integral player in the Halifax central region, you will be afforded endless professional development possibilities.

The position reports to the publisher and consistently works in collaboration with the 9 other Halifax Media newspapers in the region. As the advertising director, you will be responsible for setting sales goals, developing new revenue, fostering exceptional customer service, training sales professionals, setting and meeting revenue budgets and representing the paper in the community. The advertising director will provide motivation, leadership, fresh ideas, and demonstrate a can-do attitude. The successful candidate will possess strong organizational, communication and computer skills (in particular Word, Excel and PowerPoint).

The advertising director leads cross-selling efforts in print and on the Web, and works collaboratively with his/her peers in a regional group of sister publications. Therefore, applicants must possess a demonstrated familiarity with the Internet, as well as the ability to think strategically, to identify opportunities and to work well with a team. A college degree in advertising or marketing is preferred but not required. Ten years of sales experience and previous media sales management experience are required.

We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefits package with the opportunity for professional growth and development. Benefits include: vacation, sick Leave, holiday pay, an attractive 401(k) retirement savings program, medical, dental, and much more.

If this sounds like the position for you please send resumes via email to:

Hiring is contingent on a background check and pre-employment drug screen.


Mailroom Supervisor/Lead Mechanic

Panama City, FL

Halifax Media Group seeks an experienced manager to lead the day shift of packaging and dock workers for the northwest region of Florida, based in Panama City.

Successful applicant will be responsible for quality assurance, deadline adherence, packaging operation, and is responsible for all maintenance and repairs of packaging equipment.

Qualified candidates will have experience with scheduling staff and will have a minimum of three years of daily newspaper packaging/supervisory experience. Experience with GMA equipment a must, specifically the SLS3000. Candidate should also be experienced with Microsoft Office software and have strong written and verbal communication skills. Schedule flexibility will be required.

If you are interested in joining a great company and group of co-workers who are committed to quality work, we encourage you to submit a cover letter and resume in Word or PDF format to Lorraine Grimes, Human Resources Director, The News Herald, Resumes will be accepted until January 17, 2014.

The News Herald offers a competitive benefit package including 401(k), medical, dental, vision and life insurance, paid vacation and sick leave.

Hiring is contingent on a background check and pre-employment drug screen.


Circulation Sales & Marketing Manager

Tuscaloosa, AL

The Tuscaloosa News is seeking an individual with sales and marketing experience to develop, implement and manage all circulation print and digital sales and marketing efforts to grow circulation volume, while minimizing costs and maximizing customer retention. This position is responsible for creation, implementation and integration of all circulation consumer marketing with an emphasis on driving circulation sales. This position will: (1) manage all circulation consumer marketing resources and data to drive home delivery and single copy newspaper sales, (2) manage subscriber retention efforts, (3) work with content and advertising sales to help enhance product value and (4) develop consistent and effective marketing campaigns and monitor results to maximize newspaper sales.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of three years’ experience in sales and working with marketing campaigns and research or statistical data with an emphasis on newspaper circulation.

General areas of responsibility include:

Position will be responsible for circulation sales and marketing in Tuscaloosa, Gadsden, AL, and Houma, LA, so some travel will be required.

Halifax Media offers a competitive benefit plan including health, vision, dental, life insurance, medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts, 401(k) savings plan, paid vacation and sick leave and holidays.

E-mail resume to or mail to Paul Hass, The Tuscaloosa News, P. O. Box 20587, Tuscaloosa, AL 35402.

Drug-free workplace – EOE