Join the team that is changing radio and online newspapers in every market we enter.
Local Voice is a disruptive new category of media serving the public and our stakeholders. Our mission is to use our media channels to gather and connect multiple tribes of local residents with non-stop, trustworthy content consumers can’t find anywhere else.
The following positions are currently available at Local Voice:
– Assistant Digital Editor (Williamsburg, VA)
– Multimedia Journalist (Wilmington, NC)
– Digital Ad Sales Rep (Wilmington, NC)
Assistant Digital Editor (Williamsburg, VA)
Local Voice Media seeks an energetic Assistant Digital Editor to join our growing team in Williamsburg, Virginia.
Our Assistant Digital Editors are responsible for producing daily news stories, assisting in the development of emerging digital platforms, driving social media and crafting our daily e-newsletters. Candidates must have exceptional writing and editing skills, be innovators and savvy adopters of digital formats, love teaching, and be capable of thriving in a fast-paced, creatively demanding environment.
Candidates must have an understanding of audience-engagement tactics that will increase traffic and brand visibility, and the ability to implement those skills daily across multiple media platforms.
Assistant Digital Editor’s duties:
– Oversee daily news operations on all content channels
– Assign, write and edit stories, demonstrating a strong commitment to local news
– Motivate and educate our news reporting team
– Produce content for multiple online platforms/use social media effectively
– Lead in engaging audiences with our content
– Incorporate insights gleaned from web and social media analytics
– Adhere to and enforce SEO best practices
How to apply:
Send an email to email@example.com with the subject line, “Prospective Assistant Digital Editor.” In addition to a brief note of introduction, please submit an up-to- date resume and recent samples of stories/photos/video you have written and/or edited that best represent your abilities.
Multimedia Journalist (Wilmington, NC; Virginia Beach, VA)
Local Voice is an innovative digital media company with an energetic culture. To excel as a digital reporter you will be a driven, digital-savvy journalist with the ability to deliver topical, meaningful content every day. Candidates must have exceptional writing and editing skills, be innovators and savvy adopters of digital formats and capable of thriving in a fast-paced, creatively demanding environment. They must have a keen eye for stories and an on-the-ground approach to reporting. Candidates must be adept at social media and committed to engaging with their audience.
Members of the Local Voice Media team are brand ambassadors who represent our company in the local news, business, and education communities.
Duties and requirements:
• Strong collaborative communication skills
• Ability to work within a team, taking responsibility for a variety of measurable digital tasks to grow audience
• Engage in digital, multimedia storytelling
• Manage content across web, mobile, tablet and social media
• Post stories frequently throughout the day
• Maintain regular communication with editor
• Understand and use our news organization’s audience analytical reports
• Meet deadlines
• Ability to work flexible hours, including nights, weekends and holidays, as needed
• Other duties as assigned
How to apply:
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line, “Prospective Multimedia Journalist.” In addition to a brief note of introduction, please submit an up-to- date resume and recent samples of stories/photos/video you have written and/or edited that best represent your abilities.
Digital Ad Sales Rep for Fast-Growing Hyperlocal Online Newspaper (Wilmington, NC)
What happens when a local daily online newspaper doesn’t publish editorials, letters to the editor, polarizing columns and refuses to endorse political candidates? When it spells people’s names right and quotes them correctly in every story, all for free?
The answer is honest news that people can trust, read every day, and share it with their family and friends.
That’s why Port City Daily is the fastest growing news source in Wilmington, and why we are looking for the right person to join our sales team.
First, you have to love building relationships, meaningful and trustworthy connections with your customers.
Second, you must be competitive. Not that jerky, in your face type of competitive, but the kind of competitive that knows you can always be better at what you do. The kind of competitive that simply won’t stop until every person you connect with understands what we do, why we do it, and that no one else will work harder to do it better.
Third, but probably most important, you must be comfortable being vulnerable. Can you be honest when you make a mistake? Can you share the glory with your teammates or, even better, can you give them glory when they are really the ones who deserve it? Can you say, “I don’t know this, please teach me?” Can you work your hardest every day for the company, knowing that your reward comes only after that? Are you sincerely more interested in what others have to say rather than speaking yourself?
If you answered these questions “yes” with a gut level honesty, we should talk. You can make a great living and have a lot of fun doing it. Did we mention we also have two awesome local radio stations that help drive even more people to our daily online newspaper every day? Imagine having that kind of megaphone at your current job!
By the way, you need to know how digital sales work, but you also need to be ready to sell it differently.
Our model is able to create products you’ve likely never seen before. And we don’t sell by CPM”s, CPC’s, or any other fancy formula that is made for lower quality websites. Our partners make a commitment to be on our pages every day because they understand, at the local level, the next big story can happen any second and they need to be there when it goes live.
If you are still with us and want to apply, here’s what we like to see:
A LinkedIn link or a resume
A cover email – tell us “why” you want to work with us, and “why” we would want to work with you.
A little more detail about your experience and why it will help both of us succeed.
Benefits package includes health insurance availability, 401k, dental and eye coverage, tickets to lots of great events and a very, very short drive to a truly beautiful ocean.
This is a fun job, but don’t misunderstand, don’t apply unless you are ready to work your asterisk off!
Send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com with the subject line, “Prospective Digital Ad Sales Rep”
EEO Policy Statement
Local Voice provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.