2 openings in Atlantic City (family-owned)

Dateline: Thu 24 Nov 2011

The following information is courtesy of Neill Borowski, a stand-up editor who worked at the Indianapolis Star and then went on to take the helm of Gannett's Rochester, N.Y., newspaper. He is now in Atlantic City with The Press.

Here is what Neill says (and my apologies that this message was delivered a few weeks ago):

"Despite spending only a couple of years in Indy, I have the fondest of memories. I'm now executive editor/content director at The Press of Atlantic City, a family-owned newspaper. I have two openings and and I am casting a wide net in my search. If you know of anyone who might be interested, please send them my way. We are at most about 10 minutes from the ocean shore and, for fun-seekers, about 10 minutes from the casinos and entertainment of AC.

Here are the jobs:l

N.J. Statehouse Bureau Chief
This is your chance to cover the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. with a pro-active and outspoken governor and a news organization that wants in-depth enterprise and watchdog reporting. The Press of Atlantic City doesn’t want someone who sees this position only as a way to cover politics and the day-to-day grind of government. This position is a key one because so much of the revitalization of Atlantic City and the casino industry is coming from the governor’s office. To be considered, the applicant must have a demonstrated record of producing in-depth enterprise and investigative reporting over five years in the business. If you have computer-assisted reporting/database skills, you will float to the top of the list. Salary is $42,000-$52,000. For more information or to apply, contact Neill Borowski, executive editor/content director, at nborowski@pressofac.com. All applications must include a cover letter, resume and clips. To find out more about us, check out our website at www.pressofatlanticcity.com.

Enterprise Editor
Do you have a record of directing, coaching and editing deep enterprise stories as well as watchdog/investigative work? If you do, consider coming to the Jersey Shore and working as a key editor in the newsroom of The Press of Atlantic City. Your credentials will get special attention if they also include a demonstration of your continued public records requests, deep records research and database analysis. The emphasis here is on front-page local enterprise seven days a week The emphasis here is on front-page local enterprise seven days a week and complementary coverage digitally. Infrequently does a wire story make it to the front page and only if it is a significant national or foreign news event. The pressure of this job is to both produce and do it with an expectation of excellence. The applicant must be a solid long-term planner and well-organized. Seat-of-the-pants managers need not apply. Salary is $58,000-$70,000. For more information or to apply, contact Neill Borowski, executive editor/content director, at nborowski@pressofac.com. All applications must include a cover letter, resume and clips. To find out more about us, check out our website at www.pressofatlanticcity.com.

Comments

Tell The Truth [Member] said:

You're gone for two weeks, and this gem of a post.

Maybe you should go away more often (just kidding of course). Warms my heart. Nicest post I've read in a long time. Remember all the ads in the back of E&P, that we used to read and dream of working somewhere far-away, romantic, tackling big issues?

Family-owned: for now. May their tribe multiply, and flourish.

2011-11-27 15:59:54

Christopher Lloyd [unverified] said:

Actually, may their tribe flourish, but stay small.

That's always been the problem with family-owned papers -- after a few generations, the clan has gotten very big, with far-flung cousins who own a stake but have never worked in the biz and care little for it beyond the big bucks it could yield them in a sale.

(See Chandlers, L.A. Times, and Binghams, Louisville Courier-Journals, etc., etc.)

2011-11-28 10:41:51

Tell The Truth [Member] said:

I'd exempt the Binghams from that observation, Christopher, and robably the Poyntners.

But your point is well-taken.

2011-11-28 15:33:59

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