Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Charlotte Observer looking for a retail account rep -- $35,000 - $40,000 per year

The Charlotte Observer is hiring a retail account representative. From the announcement:


The Charlotte Observer, the region’s leading information source, has a Full time opportunity for a sales-focused professional to join our team as a Retail Account Representative. The Charlotte Observer is one of the largest newspaper in the Southeast area with circulation at 209,218 daily and 258,722 Sunday. The Charlotte Observer employs approximately 750 employees and is owned by McClatchy. The Retail Account Representative position is responsible for prospecting for new business sales, maintains an active account base, write fashion and decor oriented ad copy. Also this position will write process ad layouts and handle account set up for all advertisers who participate in our speciality advertising pages.

The Retail Account Representative positions needs a self motivated individual, who is driven to succeed, goal oriented and maintains strong time management skills.The candidate for this position will have excellent communication skills with customers due to the high level of contact with The Charlotte Observer customers.


High School Education and College Degree Preferred. 1 year or more of Media Advertising or Outside Sales experience required.

Click here for more info.



Anonymous said...


Appellate court dismisses Dan Rather's lawsuit against CBS
(Los Angeles Times)

More than two years after Dan Rather filed a $70-million lawsuit against CBS for breach of contract and fraud, a New York Supreme Court appellate division has tossed out his claim.

The ruling, handed down today, dismissed Rather's claims that CBS News broke his contract and committed fraud by sidelining him in the wake of a controversial story he reported about President George W. Bush's Vietnam-era service in the Texas Air Guard. The anchor alleged that CBS sought to curtail reporting on the story because of pressure from its then-parent company, Viacom.

But in its ruling, the appeals panel found that CBS did not violate the terms of Rather's contract because it continued to pay him, citing the contract's "pay or play" provision. The finding was a major blow to the longtime newsman, who had cast the suit as part of a broader effort to rein in the influence of corporations on news organizations.

[Updated at 11:11 a.m.: CBS was jubilant about the ruling. “We’re studying the decision right now, but it appears to be a total victory – and vindication for CBS’ position,” said CBS News spokesman Jeff Ballabon. Neither Rather nor his attorneys immediately returned a call for comment.

In its ruling, issued more than five months after the parties argued the case before the appellate division, the court reversed Judge Ira Gammerman’s decisions on the case.

Anonymous said...

I hear the court faxed the opinion in from Kinko’s.

Anonymous said...

It’s like the end of the Iran-Iraq or Soviet-Nazi war. You hate to see it end and wish they both could lose.

Anonymous said...

"The finding was a major blow to the longtime newsman, who had cast the suit as part of a broader effort to rein in the influence of corporations on news organizations."

I see the LA Times doesn't put bias in their stories anymore.

Anonymous said...

Looks as though no one really gives a damn what Charlotte is looking for. hehe

Anonymous said...

Doesn't matter. The new guy won't be here long.