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General News Reporter

The Santa Rosa Press Gazette is a community newspaper that covers north Santa Rosa County. We accurately and responsibly report the news so that readers can rely on accurate reporting to make everyday decisions for their lives.

The Santa Rosa Press Gazette was recently sold to a community-minded owner in Northwest Florida and seeks an energetic reporter to deliver top-notch local coverage to North Santa Rosa County residents.

Another newspaper owned by the same owner has won best in the state seven times and is followed by other journalists and publishing companies for their innovative approach. Many of the initiatives have become adopted by other weeklies and large dailies throughout the nation. Basically, we are trailblazers and change agents. A judge from Pennsylvania put it best; “If all newspapers looked (and read) like this one, there would be no more talk of newspapers dying.”

You will cover general and hard-hitting news stories and community news. You must be able to switch gears at a moment’s notice. We need a clean writer who will pitch unique enterprise and investigative stories and is not hesitant to tackle in-depth packages.

The successful candidate is intellectually curious, enjoys watchdog journalism, and can work under tight deadlines. Our ideal reporter knows how to jump on breaking news for both print and digital platforms while also juggling planned stories and long-term enterprise projects. This person also is persistent and skilled at cultivating sources to uncover stories that matter to our readers. Ideal candidates are proactive reporters who will become part of the community. Our reporters are hardworking, self-motivated, and able to write stories beyond meeting coverage and profiles. Some night and weekend work is required.

We will consider recent journalism graduates who have completed an internship at another daily or weekly newspaper, with strong writing samples.

Concerned about advancement at a community paper? Don’t be. We have plenty of room for advancement. And, we are high achievers.

Experience with InDesign, web, and video is a plus. We offer a community with a casual, low-ego, yet passionately dedicated work environment and competitive pay. Also, we have had great success with broadcast journalists, so feel free to apply.

Please follow directions: Interested applicants will send a cover letter that explains what they have to offer to their community as a journalist, a resume, and three clips to jobs@srpressgazette dot com. (We spelled it out to prevent spam – but you know what to do.)

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: Commensurate with experience

Access to the following benefits after three months: Telemedicine, dental and vision insurance, accident coverage, short-term disability, and critical illness and cancer Insurance. Matching 401K after two years of employment.

Digital and Print Marketing Business Development Specialist

We are seeking a digital marketing sales specialist to work with current and future clients of Sandpaper Marketing, a locally owned innovative, digitally focused media and marketing solutions company committed to strengthening and growing our local businesses.

The Digital and Print Marketing Specialist role requires a knowledgeable individual who is highly personable, with the ability to lead digitally focused sales efforts while maintaining an energetic, strategic, and entrepreneurial spirit.
You will partner with our clients to provide a broad set of marketing solutions to include:

  • Data Driven Solutions including Geo-fencing, addressable Geo-targeting, search-retargeting, site-retargeting, contextual targeting, programmatic video and OTT/CTV.
  • Promotions that will help our clients grown their email and marketing database and drive more audience engagement.
  • Building their digital presence with website upgrades and development, SEO, reputation and social media management and local listings.
  • Print solutions that work for our clients and provide valuable content for other platforms.

As a Digital and Print Marketing Sales Specialist, you will:

  • Have access to the marketing services and solution providers, enabling you to deliver desired results to your customers.
  • Develop partnerships with local businesses and assist them in reaching their goals through integrated marketing plans and media solutions
  • Help businesses maximize their online presence with a custom approach to marketing

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Pursue and close new business and revenue streams
  • Retain, manage, and grow clients in the evolving digital landscape
  • Work within a team to manage the client relationship and retain and continue to build account revenue
  • You will identify and understand market potential, develop and execute sales strategies across multiple platforms, including digital, mobile, targeted niche publications and print
  • Present our complement of products to business decision makers
  • Communicate with customers proactively via all modes of communication.
  • Conduct face-to-face customer meetings, presentations, proposals and demonstrations
  • Manage CRM database recording all sales activity including a sales pipeline and develop a strategy for long-term sustained success

Experience and characteristics you will bring with you:

  • 2+ years’ experience in a high level acquisition, consultative and B2B sales
  • Digital Marketing experience
  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience
  • Passionate about problem solving and seeing solutions
  • Competitive nature and a winning team spirit
  • Problem solver who enjoys challenges and can simplify the complex
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Willingness to continuously learn, try new things and adapt to change
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite including Excel, Word, Power Point and Outlook
  • Proficient in reading geo fencing and digital marketing reports and presenting reports to clients.
  • Requires a valid driver license, reliable transportation, and the minimum liability insurance required by law

What we provide you:

We offer an energized, passionate, and talented team within a fun and flexible culture.

We offer competitive compensation with uncapped incentives.

Workplace provides creative workspace.

Access to the following benefits after three months: Telemedicine, dental and vision insurance, accident coverage, short-term disability, and critical illness and cancer Insurance. Matching 401K after two years of employment.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: Commensurate with experience

How to Learn More and Apply

Click Here to view more information on our job openings and fill out our job application form.

Heavy Equipment Operator

Previous experience operating bulldozers, excavators, roller, and off-road dump trucks. Pay varies with experience.

Projects are local, but may require travel – Hotel & Per Diem paid. 

Call our office at (256) 734-6611 to arrange an interview.

T&K Construction, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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