Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Belleville News-Democrat looking for an administrative assistant to the publisher

Here is the latest job announcement at the Belleville News-Democrat:

The Belleville News-Democrat is looking for a full time Administrative Assistant to the publisher. Candidate must have solid executive administration skills. College degree preferred; 3-5 years administrative experience required; excellent benefits.

Knowledge/Skills required:

  • Must have a good knowledge of computers and be proficient in a number of software applications including Microsoft Word, Excel,
    Powerpoint and Access.
  • Must have excellent keyboarding skills.
  • Strong communication, grammar, spelling and composition skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize, complete multiple assignments, and monitor workflow.
  • Excellent knowledge of general office procedures; i.e. filing, operation of general office equipment.
  • Ability to deal with all levels of employees, including corporate officials and the public in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Ability to work with confidential information in a discreet and professional manner.
  • Ability to perform basic math skills.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Must be self motivated; show initiative.
  • Must be able to work in an environment of changing priorities; be flexible.
  • Excellent follow-through skills.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Research experience a plus; graphic design skills a plus.
Click here fore more info.


Anonymous said...


'Milwaukee Journal Sentinel' Cuts 92 Jobs, 6.2% of Workforce (Editor and Publisher)

NEW YORK The parent company of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel announced Tuesday it will reduce its workforce by 92 employees, or 6.2%, due to declining advertising revenue.

The reductions include 37 voluntary buyouts in the Journal Sentinel newsroom announced last week. Most of those departing are expected to leave the company this month, a story on the paper's Web site stated.

"The advertising recession continues to affect our business," Steven J. Smith, chairman and chief executive officer of Journal Communications Inc., the paper's owner, said in a statement. "While these changes are difficult, we must be diligent about reducing our expense platform in order to preserve the overall strength of the Journal Sentinel through and beyond this challenging time."

Anonymous said...


Declaring Print News 'Dead,' Publisher Shutters Biz Papers
(E&P Staff)

CHICAGO In a farewell print column, Publisher Joe Kennedy declared print news "dead," and said he is ceasing publication of his Bellevue, Wash., weeklies, the Bellevue Business Journal and Eastside Business.

Instead, the enterprise will focus on reaching readers and advertisers online and through social media, Kennedy said.

"It's no secret that the print news industry has been hurting for some time," Kennedy wrote, "but with the amazing and exciting evolution of social media, it has become all but irrelevant. We have reached many, many more people online with our news sites than through the print papers for the past couple of years. It is about time that we focus all of our resources reaching the majority of readers online and where they want to be engaged."

Anonymous said...

Pondering the new order in local media. Shrinking newspaper readership has huge implications

The decline of the American newspaper as it's playing out in large and medium-size cities across America is being told as two stories.

One is a numbers story: shrinking advertising and falling readership. The other is a human story: the personal fallout as more and more journalists and others find themselves out of work.

But there is a third story, and in some ways it's a bigger story, that's not being written, perhaps because we've yet to feel its full impact.

That story is of the impact of those declining circulations. The implications are enormous for advertisers, retail advertisers in particular, for newspapers and for other local media. In some ways it has deeper implications than anything going on in national media.

Consider: If the local paper once had a circulation of 150,000 and now it's down to 130,000, that's 20,000 fewer households that stand to see the full-page ad announcing Saturday's sale on children's shoes. That's 20,000 households that won't receive the freestanding insert announcing the storewide sale on home-improvement products.

Anonymous said...

Photojournalism’s Coming Crisis
By paulgillin

Mark Glaser takes a look at Demotix, the citizen photo agency we told you about in April. Demotix is the second notable startup to take a crack at monetizing citizen photojournalism, following on the heels of Scoopt, a site that brokered the work of amateur journalists to major media organizations and split the revenue with the photographers. Scoopt was acquired by Getty Images and shut down early this year.

Anonymous said...

Pink Magazine: RIP August 2009

Pink was in the red and now it's dead.

Beware of one-worded women's magazine's based on thin concepts. Tango thought it would survive on relationships, but as everybody knows, love stinks and hook-ups don't last. Pffttt -- Tango moved online only.

Pink, a women's career leadership and busiess title, was not going to be long for this world, despite the noble mission of "equity and opportunity." Waltzing with Tango now in the digital world after five years in print, there is now one less title in nail salons across this great country of ours. Sniff.

Anonymous said...

I see the "cut & paste" crowd is here today.

Anonymous said...

I see the "cut & paste" crowd is here today.

I see the sniviling leftist hasn't left. What are you? A shut in?

Anonymous said...

I am seeing the rude CAPS USER all over this blog.

Teach him some manners, won't you, MW ?

Anonymous said...

What is the point of these posts about job openings? I don't understand their value, and clearly nobody else does, either, as none of the above comments are remotely on topic.