West Virginia Newspaper employment opportunities

Below is a listing of employment opportunities with West Virginia newspapers and multimedia operations.

The WVPA encourages all member news organizations to submit available positions to Don Smith, donsmith@wvpress.getboho.com.

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POSTED SEPT. 25, 2018: Sports Reporter

ROMNEY, W.Va. — The Hampshire Review is looking for a full-time sports reporter capable of doing it all.

“As the best big weekly in the state, the standards are high. You’ll need to be able to report and write, but you’ll also need to do more such as shooting photos and designing pages,” said Jim King, senior editor at the Review. ” You’ll also be posting to our website and our Facebook page, editing copy of other staff members, and perhaps even working on a podcast. Most importantly, you should have a curiosity for and appreciation of the life around us.” 

“Your hours won’t always be 9-to-5, but your pay will be competitive for the region, with benefits, too,” King added. 

Send a cover letter, resume and no more than four samples of your work to Senior Editor Jim King, The Hampshire Review, P.O. Box 1036, Romney, WV 26757 or email them to jim@hampshirereview.com.

POSTED JUNE 11, 2018: DESIGNER/GRAPHIC ARTIST

BECKLEY, W.Va. — The Register-Herald in Beckley, WV, is looking for a designer/graphic artist who can work newspaper and magazine pages.

“If you can build graphics and create illustrations, great. Passion, skills and a collaborative spirit will align you with the folks in our shop. Copy editing and news judgment are big pluses. Ours is a diverse newsroom,” said J. Damon Cain, executive editor.

“The successful candidate will not just maintain our newly minted redesign in both newspaper and magazine pages, but will also help us evolve. We believe in design discipline but not status quo. We believe it taking calculated risks. You will be taking the place of a designer who was named Designer of the Year in our company of over 100 newspapers. One of our magazines, South, was named Magazine of the Year as well, and one of our reporters was named Reporter of the Year,” Cain said. “In addition to the daily paper, we also have oversight of three weekly papers and our website. We do our work in InDesign. Your workweek will include a Saturday or a Sunday and nights. This is an early-career level position. We are looking at freshly minted college grads and those with up to a couple of years’ experience. If you are a more experienced designer and are looking for a stable work environment, this is the place.”

If interested, submit a cover letter, resume and a half dozen work samples to J. Damon Cain, executive editor, at dcain@register-herald.com. We are looking to fill this position ASAP.

POSTED APRIL 27, 2018: GENERAL ASSIGNMENT REPORTER

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — The Bluefield Daily Telegraph, an award-winning newspaper, has an opening for a general assignment reporter for its print/multimedia operations.

“The newspaper is looking for a reporter who thrives in a fast-paced newsroom and is comfortable covering crime, court and community events. The ideal candidate will be adept at covering breaking news as well as writing in-depth, feature stories. We are seeking an energetic and enthusiastic reporter who has a passion for news and is skilled at cultivating sources and generating story ideas. Strong writing and reporting skills required. Photography skills are a plus,” said editor Samantha Perry. “Although some experience is preferred, we will train the right candidate. Successful candidates must be highly motivated and have a degree in journalism, communications, English or related field.”

The Bluefield Daily Telegraph is a seven-day morning newspaper with a strong digital and social media presence. Located in Bluefield, W.Va., the Daily Telegraph has a coverage area that extends across southern West Virginia and Southwest Virginia. The region is renowned for its natural beauty and boasts an abundance of outdoor recreational activities.

This is a full-time position that requires evening and weekend shifts. The position offers a competitive benefits package. Salary commensurate with experience.

Candidates must pass pre-employment drug screen and a motor vehicle driving report.

To apply, please submit resume and three to five writing samples to: Samantha Perry, editor, P.O. Box 1599, Bluefield, WV, 24701; or email sperry@bdtonline.com.
No phone calls please. Pre-employment drug screening required. Equal Opportunity Employer

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POSTED APRIL 27, 2018: COPY EDITOR/MULTIMEDIA EDITOR

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. The Bluefield Daily Telegraph, an award-winning newspaper, is seeking a talented and enthusiastic Graphic arts professional for an employment opening as a copy editor/multimedia editor.

Successful candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree in graphic design, journalism, communications or related field,” editor Samantha Perry said. “Excellent knowledge of graphic design, grammar and the English language a must. Adobe InDesign experience preferred. Knowledge and experience working with multimedia a plus. This is a full-time position that requires evening and weekend shifts. The position offers a competitive benefits package.”

The Bluefield Daily Telegraph is a seven-day morning newspaper with a strong digital and social media presence. Located in Bluefield, W.Va., the Daily Telegraph has a coverage area that extends across southern West Virginia and Southwest Virginia. The region is renowned for its natural beauty and boasts an abundance of outdoor recreational activities.

To apply, please submit resume and three to five layout/design samples to
Samantha Perry,
Editor,
P.O. Box 1599,
Bluefield, WV 24701; or e-mail sperry@bdtonline.com
Pre-employment drug screening required. Equal Opportunity Employer. No phone calls please.

POSTED FEB. 26 2018: REPORTER – HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington, W.Va., a daily newspaper located in a city of about 50,000, is seeking a motivated reporter to cover breaking news, crime and community events during evening hours Tuesday through Saturday.

The position requires good reporting and writing skills and flexibility to deal with deadline pressures. Opportunities for some feature writing and mid-level enterprise also exist. Some experience preferred, as well as a bachelor’s degree in journalism.

Send cover letter, resume, work samples and references to Metro Editor Lauren McGill via email to lMcGill@heralddispatch.com.

 

CIRCULATION:
POSTED Nov. 27, 2017: The Inter-Mountain, a six-day daily newspaper with offices located in Elkins and Buckhannon, WV, is seeking an outgoing person to manage and grow newspaper sales.
Our Circulation Director has a team of two District Sales Managers and a Clerk in our 8 county region of beautiful North-Central West Virginia. You will be responsible for the acquisition of new home delivery customers through telesales, neighborhood canvassing and independent contractors. Other responsibilities include monitoring existing retail outlets and coming up with new locations for distribution. The highly self-motivated person we are seeking will have flexible working hours. Our scenic region is known for great hunting, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, skiing and many other outdoor activities. Our ideal candidate will have great communication skills, computer knowledge in Excel and Word and sales experience. Must have a valid driver’s license, management experience preferred and a minimum of three years experience working in a newspaper circulation department.
Position includes a base salary, 401K and full benefits package available.
The Inter-Mountain is part of Ogden Newspapers, a growing family-owned company. If you are a career oriented professional interested in leading our circulation department to new heights, please send a cover letter and resume to Steve Herron, Publisher, c/o The Inter-Mountain, 520 Railroad Avenue, Elkins, WV 26241 or email sherron@theintermountain.com. No phone calls please.
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