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Where Y'at Editor / Art Director

posted Jun 5, 2012, 12:48 PM by Press Club of New Orleans

Where Y'at, a New Orleans monthly publication, is looking for an editor/art director. This is a full-time position and candidates must possess the following:
  • Reside in the New Orleans metropolitan area and be knowledgeable of the city's culture, festivals and heritage.
  • Experience with Indesign, Illustrator and Photoshop CS4 suite. 
  • Basic html knowledge and basic website Content Management System experience a plus, but not required.
  • Minimum 3+ years experience.
  • Must be available to start late June/beginning of July.

If interested, please send five design samples and three writing samples, along with your resume and three references to

Music and Culture Magazine Editor

posted Jun 1, 2012, 2:25 PM by Press Club of New Orleans

OffBeat, New Orleans & Louisiana’s Music & Culture Media, is seeking a hands-on, knowledgeable, visionary editor with deep-rooted knowledge of New Orleans and Louisiana music (R&B, blues, rock, Cajun, zydeco, jazz, hip-hop, brass bands, etc.) and culture (art, cuisine, history, neighborhoods, cultural trends, etc.). You must possess an in-depth working knowledge of New Orleans and Louisiana’s live music scene. You should also have an appreciation and general knowledge regarding New Orleans and Louisiana’s music and culture industries. You must have a deep appreciation and knowledge of New Orleans and Louisiana’s cultural traditions and heritage, and be able to understand how our traditions impact our culture’s present and future development.


Introduce creative content and ideas to OffBeat Media (print and online) to bring readers to appreciate and respond to OffBeat’s mission of supporting and promoting New Orleans and Louisiana music and culture.

Work to improve and enhance the mission of OffBeat as an international source of information on local music and culture.

Organize, document and assign stories, interviews, reviews and other projects, for print and web in accordance with our deadlines and production schedule.

Write persuasive stories, interviews, reviews, special features.

Work with art director to assign and choose photography, covers, graphic design and illustrations.

Work in conjunction with listings editor and oversee acquisition of listings content for the magazine and website; proof listings; ensure listings editor updates information regularly.

Recruit, supervise and train editorial interns and develop relationships with internship programs at universities..

Actively use Twitter and Facebook, including posting OffBeat content, and incorporate other social media platforms under the OffBeat umbrella.

Work with web editor to develop, choose and assign web content.

Edit writers' and interns' submitted assignments.

Work on OffBeat’s annual Best of The Beat Awards, by leading the selection committee for Lifetime Achievement winners; promote, select and book bands for the event.

Coordinate and submit entries for Press Club and/or other awards.

Represent OffBeat as editor and spokesperson at events that we create or sponsor, when necessary.

Create and maintain a blog presence on

Plan and oversee editorial for other OffBeat special publications.

Communicate and liaison with publicists, musicians, artists, restaurants.

Prepare for and appear on TV, radio, web and other non-print media to promote OffBeat’s interests, in conjunction with publisher and promotional staff.

Ensure quality control of all editorial and graphic content in all OffBeat media outlets.


3-5 years of print and online editing experience.

Experience in music, cultural, alternative newsweekly or consumer lifestyle magazines is desirable, though newspaper writers who can write in a magazine style are welcome to apply.

Experience working with online content management systems (WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, etc.) and email platforms (Constant Contact, MailChimp, etc.).

Excellent copy editing, copywriting and organizational skills.

Experience successfully managing a team and leading a publication.

Salary commensurate with experience and skills we seek. Please send resume, cover letter and references (kept confidential) w/salary expectations to qualify for an interview. 

Communications Coordinator Position at Catholic Charities

posted May 2, 2012, 10:57 AM by Press Club of New Orleans

The Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans is hiring a Communications Department coordinator with excellent writing, editing and communication skills and expertise in managing social and digital media. Responsibilities include writing content for and coordinating production of agency and program-specific print materials, maintaining Twitter and Facebook accounts, and updating the website. This person will work closely and report directly to the Director of Communications. Candidates should apply online at  

WDSU - Associate Producer

posted Mar 23, 2012, 12:21 PM by Greg Shepperd

From: Kelli Vollick 

Associate Producer
Job Description:

WDSU-TV, the Hearst Television Station in New Orleans, is seeking candidates for associate producer. This is an early morning shift, part-time position. Successful applicant will work with producers on show content and will operate TelePrompTer during newscast. Previous newsroom experience strongly preferred (will consider internship experience). Strong writing skills required.

Job Responsibilities: 

• Write scripts for newscast
• Assist in gathering information and communicating with WDSU crews
• Operate TelePrompTer

Vacancy Type:
Part Time
Date Posted:
Closing Date:
New Orleans - 70113
Experience Requirements:

• Previous newsroom experience (internships will be considered) 

Qualifications Requirements: 

• Strong writing skills
• Must be responsible and work well with others
• Knowledge of New Orleans area a plus 


• College degree in journalism or related field preferred 

Additional Information:
To Apply:

Send resume, writing samples and references to Jonathan Shelley, News Director, WDSU TV. 846 Howard Ave., New Orleans, LA. 70113. Material may be sent via email to

Director of Search for FSC Interactive

posted Mar 4, 2012, 10:49 AM by Press Club of New Orleans

This cross trained, team oriented individual leads the strategy and operations of the SEO and SEM Division. The Director of Search provides assistance in understanding the online user behavior of clients' target audiences, defining analytics strategies, managing insight and research projects, developing interactive strategies, performing analysis and recommendations. The Director also works with other agency departments including social media, to provide technical support and recommendations regarding integration of technologies to ensure that clients' online presence provides a complete view across multiple platforms.

•Create and guide strategy for all SEO, SEM and Email clients
•Perform monthly deep reviews of all existing clients
•Review new technologies for potential to incorporate into current agency offerings or client implementation
•Gather and synthesize data from site measurement tools into reports with actionable insights
•Review and assess client opportunities for increased SEO impact including social media optimization
•Identification of trends and opportunities through channels such as Facebook, You Tube, Twitter, LinkedIn and others along with a strategy to integrate as part of a client's SEO plan
•Work with client partners to proactively develop and propose value-added ideas/insights to drive the development and execution of interactive strategies regularly
•Identify vendors and partners to deliver value added and full-service solutions to clients
•Perform internal training for FSC team members on paid search and SEO
•Serve as the final review for recommendations and technical issues and deliverables before going to client

•5-7 years of relevant industry experience and personnel management
•Strong interest and understanding of online business strategy
•Effective verbal and written communication skills
•Outsourced vendor acquisition and management
•Familiarity with PHP, CSS, HTML and knowledge to guide integration as executed by others
•Working knowledge of Internet research and compiling and analyzing data, statistics and trends from web sites
•Strong quantitative analysis skills
•Hands-on experience with analytics tools, Internet research tools, SEO and Paid Search including Google certification
•Business analysis and data quality management skills

Call (504) 894-8011 for more information.

New Orleans Publishing Group Graphic Designer

posted Feb 29, 2012, 12:08 PM by Press Club of New Orleans

New Orleans Publishing Group is seeking a graphic designer to work with its flagship publication, New Orleans CityBusiness, and the other titles under its roof. The position calls for someone who is comfortable in working in newspaper, magazine and online formats. We're not your father's weekly business journal, so we're looking for a talented individual who's willing to push the boundaries of design. Serious consideration will be given to candidates with hands-on experience in Quark, Photoshop and Illustrator. Send resumes to with digital examples of your work. No phone calls.

WDSU Executive Producer

posted Feb 1, 2012, 5:33 PM by Greg Shepperd

Executive Producer
Job Description:

Morning Executive Producer to work with producers and other members of the news team to create newscasts that are informative and compelling. The Executive Producer will coordinate some special programming such as elections and debates and will manage breaking news coverage

Vacancy Type:
Full Time
Date Posted:
Closing Date:
New Orleans - 70113
Experience Requirements:

• 5 years of producing experience is required 
• Previous management experience preferred 

Qualifications Requirements: 

• Candidates should demonstrate outstanding organizational and communications skills and possess a creative flair
• We are looking for a newsroom leader who can implement the mission consistently and effectively


• College degree is strongly preferred 

Additional Information:
To Apply:
Send resume and supporting materials to Jonathan Shelley, News Director, WDSU-TV 846 Howard Ave., New Orleans, LA 70113

Thomas Long Corporate Communications Job Opening - January 13, 2012 Deadline

posted Jan 10, 2012, 7:26 AM by Press Club of New Orleans

Thomas Long Corporate Communications is interviewing for a Mac-proficient, entry-level account coordinator. Please send a resume and no more than three writing samples to by 5 p.m. Friday, January 13.


posted Sep 29, 2011, 8:39 AM by Kristina Bradford

Category: Digital Media

Position/Title: DIGITAL EDITOR

Job Description:
This is a hands-on position, gathering and compiling content from a variety of outlets, including the station newsroom, the Internet, wire services, social media, as well as traditional news sources for publishing on digital media. There is an emphasis on delivering breaking news and weather accurately and prioritizing user engagement with our multi-platform content offerings.

Job Responsibilities:

• Write and edit materials for target audiences integrating engaging and creative text, still images, audio- and video-file components, and links to relevant Internet resources into an appealing and thoughtful presentation for multi-platforms including online, mobile, tablet, and social media such as Facebook and e-mail.
• Provide continuous updating, revising and expanding of developing stories.
• Collaborate in building daily web & mobile content with station news management, reporters, photographers, assignment editors and producers.
• Coordinate, coach and involve the entire newsroom in the online processes for digital content production and social outreach on multiple platforms.
• Provide added content and social media value to reports initially developed by broadcast journalists.
• Provide digital content leadership in daily editorial meetings with an emphasis on content gathering and presentation that prioritizes immediacy, interactivity and integration on all digital and social platforms.
• Execute digital content plan on station-guided big events and major breaking news and weather.
• Provide digital content/social media/operations support to complement station programming, marketing and sales efforts.
• Execute company directed HTV digital initiatives (i.e. digital news gathering, product upgrades and social media.)
• Regularly participate in group-wide digital content discussions/meetings with emphasis on sharing digital efforts and concerns; rapidly communicate best practices to news management to appropriately prioritize execution.
• Prioritize the growth and engagement of online users and communities to capture content that emphasizes the “one-to-one” nature of the web. Integrate user generated content as part of “crowd sourcing” to complement our professional content.

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Date Posted: 9/29/2011

Closing Date: 10/29/2011

City: New Orleans

State: Louisiana


Experience: Experience Requirements:

• Preferably 3-5 years prior experience working for a television news station, daily newspaper or in a digital environment.
• Prior supervisory experience helpful.
• Demonstrated journalism background; strong news judgment; knowledge of legal and ethical issues in the digital media.
• Demonstrated social media background; knowledge of legal and ethical issues surrounding social media.
• Highly developed digital skill set with experience in content management systems, HTML, and knowledge of coding for the web.

Requirements: Qualifications Requirements:

• Ability to work collaboratively with digital and broadcast journalists.
• Knowledge of editing and AP Stylebook standards.
• Ability to pass writing and editing test.
• Ability to convey complex subject matter clearly and engagingly.
• Ability to catch spelling errors without electronic assistance.
• Ability to manage time and meet multiple daily deadlines for various projects.
• Ability to be flexible in schedule to cover major and/or breaking news events.
• Ability to work with a positive attitude.
• Ability to work well in a multitasking environment with frequent interruptions, paying close attention to details.

Education: • Preferably Bachelors in Journalism or related field.

Additional Information: EOE


Contact: To Apply:

Please send resumes to:

Position effective on Jan.1, 2012

Creative Director - Jesuit High School

posted Jul 28, 2011, 3:53 PM by Greg Shepperd


Jesuit High School / Office of Institutional Advancement

The creative director, working under the direction, supervision, and evaluation of the advancement

director, will design and layout advancement-related publications, create and manage content for the

home page of the Jesuit web site, and assist with the execution of a brand, marketing, and social media


Primary Responsibilities

Design and layout JAYNotes (three issues per year, including President’s Report)

Design and layout other advancement-related publications

Create and manage content and images for Jesuit web site home page

Assist communications director with photography of Jesuit events

Assist with the execution of a brand, marketing, and social media strategy

Develop additional creative programs and design concepts that meet the business

objectives of the organization and that advance our brand strategy as requested

Communicate and work effectively as a member of the advancement team

Desired Experience

Undergraduate degree in Graphic Arts or related field or equivalent graphic design


Web design, e-marketing, e-commerce, advertising, public relations, and publications

Knowledge of layouts, graphic fundamentals, web site operation and imagery

Brand development

Experience working with HTML, Microsoft Office, Excel, Photoshop or ACDSee, Adobe

Acrobat, InDesign. Illustrator, Flash, Facebook, Twitter, etc.

Experience with computer-based audio and video editing

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

Ability to organize, prioritize, and meet deadlines

Resumes and CVs should be sent to:

Jesuit High School

Tom Bagwill, Dir. of Institutional Advancement

4133 Banks St., New Orleans, LA 70119

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