JOBS

SALES ASSOCIATE

Published May 1, 2018

An exceptional opportunity exists with New Eastside Newsa fast growing local newspaper in Chicago, IL.

We are seeking a motivated salesperson in Chicago. The applicant should strong sales ability. Experience in ad sales for print newspapers and magazines is a plus. Applicants must demonstrate ability to develop business and advertising contacts in Chicago and be able to bring a strong portfolio of potential advertisers to the table. We are looking for expert negotiators who know the art of the sale.

The sales person will work from their home office but must be able to travel to Chicago when required to do sales meetings.

This position reports to Editor.

Please send resume and coverletter to Elaine Hyde, elaineh@neweastsidecommunity.com. Phone: 312-690-3092

DUTIES

Generate new advertising products for print and web

Perform cold calls by phone

Develop sales strategy

Produce marketing pitch books

Present advertising packages to prospective clients

Monintor newspaper stacks at retail locations and scout out new locations and get the paper into the hands of potential advertisers.

EXPERIENCE

2+ years in sales

SKILLS

Strong communication and writing skills

Strong networking and negotiating skills

Proficiency in Word, Powerpoint, Excel and Adobe Acrobat

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Bachelors Degree or higher

HOURS

20-30 hours per week

 

FREELANCE WRITER

Published May 1, 2018

An exceptional opportunity exists with New Eastside News, a local newspaper in Chicago, IL.
We are looking for a motivated journalist who is ready for immediate assignment covering downtown Chicago, specifically the East Loop, New Eastside and Lakeshore East areas. A nose for local news is a must. Writer should have experience writing for established newspapers and print magazines and be able to deliver five or more stories per week and meet deadlines. Applicants should have solid industry and press contacts within Chicago, or be well versed in developing such relationships to cover breaking news.

Staff writer will work from home office but must be able to travel to Chicago when required. This position reports to the editor.

Please send resume and writing clips to Elaine Hyde, elaineh@neweastsidecommunity.com. Phone: 312-690-3092

DUTIES

Generate story ideas

Write news and feature articles

Take photos to pair with articles

Editing copy

Attend monthly editorial meetings

EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s or master’s degee from top-tier university

Clips for established print publiations such as Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, DNAinfo, Crain’s or equivalent

Strong writing skills

A nose for the story

Strong networking skills

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor’s degree or higher

HOURS

20+ per week