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Employment

NEWS EDITOR
Pittsburgh City Paper, the city’s free altweekly print newspaper and daily digital source for alternative news and entertainment, is hiring a full-time News Editor.

The News Editor will be responsible for managing the news section; supervising, leading, and editing the news staff, which currently consists of a full-time news reporter and part-time news intern; assigning stories to freelancers when budget allows; collaborating with other departments on special projects; and writing daily digital news and weekly print stories.

The position will work closely with the Editor-in-Chief in planning long-term goals for the news sections of the print and online products, working on how to best shape the reporting to fit the company’s mission: “to serve the greater Pittsburgh region with journalistic integrity, wit, and compassion, while amplifying the voices in the communities we serve, through both our news reporting and our arts and entertainment coverage.”

Copy editing experience is required, along with a strong news reporting background. The ideal candidate will have experience breaking news, a history of mentoring reporters or interns, a familiarity of local politics, and shouldn’t be afraid to take on large institutions. A love of all things local and a sense of humor is a plus.

The salary range is $40,000-45,000. Benefits include company-sponsored health care after 90 days employment. Vision and dental available with employee contribution. Vacation and sick days. 401K after one year of employment.

Please include a resume, cover letter, and writing clips or a link to your portfolio to editor Lisa Cunningham, lcunning@pghcitypaper.com. BIPOC writers are encouraged to apply.

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DIGITAL INITIATIVES MANAGER
Pittsburgh City Paper is seeking a Digital Initiatives Manager. This is a new role that requires a digital marketing expert with a revenue focused mindset. This will be an exciting opportunity to focus on the growth of City Paper’s digital division of the Advertising Department including owned and operated products as well as digital agency capabilities.

This role will oversee all of the digital advertising products that Pittsburgh City Paper offers including options across pghcitypaper.com, CP newsletters and social platforms, and current digital agency offerings including a heavy focus on programmatic advertising. The position will require an organized individual who can handle the digital process to completion from campaign management to assisting the sales team with their reporting. The digital agency run out of Pittsburgh manages campaigns sold by Pittsburgh City Paper, Butler Eagle, and Cranberry Eagle. This individual will work directly with the City Paper Advertising Director to grow agency revenue across all three organizations.

This position needs an individual with in-depth knowledge of the local market and understands the competitive landscapes that many SMBs face today. This position will provide reporting and training for the sales team for current digital products, as well as search out new opportunities to bring in house. The right candidate must have strong leadership skills and be able to work well in a team atmosphere, and will be excited to help the sales team grow in their digital knowledge and overall revenue as a result.

The ideal candidate is motivated and ready to help take the digital advertising division to the next level.

To see a complete job description, click here. The salary range is $40,000-45,000 plus commission & bonus opportunities. Benefits include company-sponsored health care after 90 days employment. Vision and dental available with employee contribution. Vacation and sick days. 401K after one year of employment. Please send resume and cover letter to the Advertising Director, Jasmine M. Hughes at jhughes@pghcitypaper.com.

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ADVERTISING SALES REPRESENTATIVE
Pittsburgh City Paper is seeking an Advertising Sales Representative to join the team. This role requires a sales and marketing minded individual who desires an exciting opportunity to earn uncapped commissions and focus on connecting the local Pittsburgh business owners and organizations with marketing strategies including print, digital, events, sponsorships, and social media advertising. This person desires to work with a supportive team base and the passion to build the brand within the community.

This position includes a current client base to manage, foster, and grow while also focusing on acquisition of new clients to hit monthly goals set forth by the company.

This position needs an individual with in-depth knowledge and understanding of the local market and understands the competitive landscapes that many SMBs face today. The ideal candidate is motivated and focused on revenue growth across all platforms with the intention of meeting and exceeding revenue goals.

To see a complete job description, click here. The salary range is $27,000-$30,000 plus uncapped commission paid out on all sales monthly. Benefits include company-sponsored health care after 90 days employment. Vision and dental available with employee contribution. Vacation and sick days. 401K after one year of employment. Please send resume and cover letter to the Advertising Director, Jasmine M. Hughes at jhughes@pghcitypaper.com.

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INTERNSHIPS
Pittsburgh City Paper is currently seeking student interns for the summer semester. Interns must be students currently enrolled in Pittsburgh-area undergraduate or graduate school programs, who will receive college credits for the internship. City Paper’s internship program offers real-world experience with professional training. Internships are unpaid, but each internship includes a weekly stipend of $60 to cover transportation and other expenses. Hours are flexible, but each position will require a commitment of approximately 10-15 hours per week, depending on the school's requirements.

Photo Internship
The photo intern should be a student photojournalist with an artistic eye who can tell a story through images. Editorial work will include photographing news and arts, both for print and online. Weekend availability is required. Prior student newspaper work and an outgoing personality are a plus. Send a résumé and a link to an online portfolio to staff photographer Jared Wickerham, jwickerham@pghcitypaper.com. This internship lasts from May-September 2022.