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Advertising representative, Berkshire (Mass.) Beacon

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by wickedwritah, Jan 4, 2007.

  1. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Everyone's favorite cheap-ass weekly owner is back. Thankfully he's re-written his jjobs.com ads; no longer does he suggest bringing some graham crackers and a sleeping bag with you when you work there.

    Journalismjobs.com:
    Company: Berkshire Beacon
    Position:
    Advertising/Sales
    Location:
    Lenox, Massachusetts
    Job Status: Full-time
    Salary: $25,000 to $30,000
    Ad Expires:
    February 8, 2007
    Job ID: 675480
    Website: http://www.berkshirebeacon.com

    Description:
    ACCOUNT REP. for WMASS weekly & summer TAB. Candidate gets primer course in Newspaper advertising #101. A trained Ad Rep will hit the Berkshire business communities- www.lenox.org -running while offering advertising packages to entice potential advertisers weekly. He/she is a major component in the success of this weekly’s start-up operation along with devising a plan which includes a general layout of the advertisement to overcome a potential advertiser's reservations while effectively and honestly strategizing a plan that will show the retailer how their product/service will be viewed by the newspaper's readers resulting in the moving of unit products and thus producing increased weekly cash flow for their business. As our Ad Rep. your sales ability and educational background will result in incentives beyond the established stipend and commission rates making you a valued employee and a respective member within the community. E-mail resume to george@berkshirebeacon.com or call 413-637-9822.
     
  2. Why is this being posted here and on jjobs.com? Remember, all newspaper jobs are not journalism jobs.
     
  3. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    It's being posted here since the publisher's ads used to be trashed. Just wanted to show that he's grown up a bit.
     
  4. Pops

    Pops Member

    And hell, it's Berkshire. Spend one weekend in Worcester or Lowell and you'll never want to be anyplace else.
     
  5. MertWindu

    MertWindu Active Member

    I'd like to formally disagree with you. Thank you.
     
  6. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Got this in an email today from George... The $2,500 savings bond might just sway me at the end of my three-year stint...



    Check out the The Berkshire Beacon and The Sonata, a five-edition summer tourist newspaper, to see where you might fit.
    The question: What can you bring to a startup?
    See the links at the bottom of The Berkshire Beacon letter ref: careers in Journalism and a new insurance policy for artist in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
    Desire, planning, aptitude to produce good writing, strong factual reporting, eye for layout, goal oriented toward set goals while maintaining a good positive cash flow and willingness to do whatever it takes to produce an award-winning publication.
    Remember that each publication has to support itself financially. You'll be asked to sell space-retail ads or at the very least ads on the web site along with business card ads.
    In order to show our readers that the business community supports us, we have to readily display their advertisements.
    Oh the money? Not much, but the opportunities here exceed the income expectations. Those looking for large income with benefits should look elsewhere. If you can live on a moderate stipend, want to become acclimated to a community and grow with the success of The Berkshire Beacon, then grab your boots and forward your resume marked BEACON via e-mail for discussion on your background, your abilities and goals.
    If this is not for you, please ask that your name be removed. We are only interested in reaching those willing to sacrifice to help build a community newspaper. Again, in Journalism like many other fields, it is about networking. Pass this along to your classmates, J-friends and others. Just maybe this will create a spark in your life.-George C. Jordan III

    ACCOUNT REP. for WMASS weekly & summer TAB. Candidate gets primer course in Newspaper advertising #101. A trained Ad Rep will hit the Berkshire business communities-  HYPERLINK "http://www.lenox.org" www.lenox.org - running while offering advertising packages to entice potential advertisers weekly. He/she is a major component in the success of this weekly�s start-up operation along with devising a plan which includes a general layout of the advertisement to overcome a potential advertiser's reservations while effectively and honestly strategizing a plan that will show the retailer how their product/service will be viewed by the newspaper's readers resulting in the moving of unit products and thus producing increased weekly cash flow for their business. As our Ad Rep. your sales ability and educational background will result in incentives beyond the established stipend and commission rates making you a valued employee and a respective member within the community. E-mail resume to  HYPERLINK "mailto:george@berkshirebeacon.com" george@berkshirebeacon.com or call 413-637-9822. Bootstrap Journalism #101: Opportunity for interns, novices and just plain out of work folks -- seniors/retirees--to hitch a ride on The Berkshire Beacon, Lenox, MA and establish a portfolio while doing all the drudgery work--writing hard news & feature stories, capturing sporting events, taking digital pictures to help frame the stories and accent the advertisements and compete on special editions including a summer tourist Tab (Berkshire Sonata). No sea shells, no life at the beach. Just an opportunity to put one's creativity and multitask efforts--including sales, marketing, writing, design, photography and self-enterprising initiatives--on the pages of The Berkshire Beacon and its web site  HYPERLINK "http://www.berkshirebeacon.com" www.berkshirebeacon.com You may need a stipend, a sleeping bag and some snacks, but the money will flow once the cohesive small newspaper family is formed and your personal commitment helps make this the Best New England Weekly as voted by New England Press Association (NEPA)  HYPERLINK "http://www.nepa.org" www.nepa.org This is Bootstrap Journalism #101 at its best. See Small Newspapers:  HYPERLINK "http://www.asne.org/kiosk/reports/97reports/smallnewspapers/contents.html" http://www.asne.org/kiosk/reports/97reports/smallnewspapers/contents.html It doesn't get any better than to see the formation of a dedicated staff dressed for success to share in The Berkshire Hills experience. See www.lenox.org Our goal is to produce a community TAB that will be recognized and respected each week by our readers and its advertisers. The rewards are endless including at the end of your three years a $2,500.00 U.S. Savings Bond and an unheard of non-voting stake holder's position along with other assisted benefits as the newspaper continues to meet clearly defined objectives. Also, you will be a key member of a proposed Berkshire Journalism Boot Camp team reaching out to help the next generation of interns become acquainted with the many facets of small newspaper employment. We are the "Heart" of The Berkshires and thus the goal of our newspaper is: �Berkshire Hometown News- First.� If you're up for the challenge and can't wait to see your byline in print
     
  7. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    How many years do you have until you no longer are a "start-up"?
     
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