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How We Work

  • Editorial

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    New Times has been Phoenix's leading independent news source since 1970. Every day we publish original reporting and compelling writing on local news, restaurants, music, arts and culture, providing a vital resource for readers who want to understand and engage with their community.

  • Sales

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    Our Sales Department develops and maintains relationships with a multitude of businesses. This department is well educated in all elements of media including but not limited to print, online, mobile, email, events, social media, SEO, programmatic, and more.

  • Marketing

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    Our Marketing Department plays a pivotal role in promoting Phoenix New Times and our products and services through signature events, email subscriptions, social media, managing New Times brand ambassadors and more.

  • Production

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    Our Production Department is filled with creative and talented individuals. This department handles the design and layout of our weekly print issue, as well as design of various web elements.

  • Future - 401k plans so that you can plan for the future.
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  • Insurance - Health, dental, and vision to keep you healthy.
  • Vacation - Time to re-charge the batteries.
  • Fellowships - an unparalleled opportunity for young writers who wish to pursue a career in magazine-style journalism. And more!
 
"They say this beautiful state of Arizona was built on mining. True, but the Phoenix New Times mines a different kind of mineral. It's hard hitting journalism, happenings, events, great food, entertainment and must see information that comes from this Valley. The commitment to relevant content and community engagement is the reason the Phoenix New Times has been a staple of our amazing city for 50 years. It brings together the rare elements of spirit, freedom and truth.  It has been Phoenix’ candy dish for 50 years. Where the proud person counts their newspaper clippings, we count our blessings. We are Arizona."
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    "It's not work when you enjoy what you do every day. It's edgy and fun, it's a good mix high energy and something that keeps you motivated each day."
    - Kristin Buldan

Current Openings

JobDepartmentLocation
Social Media Specialist Social Phoenix
Social Media Specialist

The Phoenix New Times is looking for an experienced and driven Social Media Specialist to develop, launch and maintain effective social media campaigns for multiple Phoenix New Times clients.

This individual will be responsible to deliver strategic and engaging content across multiple social media platforms, respond to inbound messages in a timely manner on client’s behalf, develop and execute social ad campaigns, provide research, recommendations, and be an expert in social advertising with the ability to make recommendations for best use of this media in support of client objectives.

The goal is to achieve superior customer engagement and intimacy, website traffic and revenue by strategically exploiting all aspects of the social media marketing roadmap.

Responsibilities
• Building and executing social media strategy through competitive and audience research platform determination, benchmarking, messaging and audience identification
• Generate, edit, publish and share daily content (original text, images, video or HTML) that builds meaningful connections and encourages community members to take actions.
• Set up and optimize company pages within each platform to increase the visibility of company’s social content
• Moderate all user-generated content in line with the moderation policy for each community
• Create editorial calendars and syndication schedules
• Continuously improve by capturing and analyzing the appropriate social data/metrics, insights and best practices, and then acting on the information
• Collaborate with other departments (customer relations, sales etc) to manage reputation, identify key players and coordinate actions.
• Use analytics tools to develop monthly reports.
• Identify new opportunities to drive results and improve performance
• Contribute to new business efforts including proposals, research and pitching.
• Build and maintain solid, trusting relationships for long term client success.

Requirements
• Proven working experience in social media marketing or as a digital media specialist including posting and responding on behalf of multiple brands on at least two of the major social media platforms: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & Google+
• Experience working with a social media scheduling platform (i.e. Sprout Social, Hootsuite, SOCI, Buffer, Latergram, etc.).
• Excellent consulting, writing, editing (photo/video/text), presentation and communication skills
• Demonstrable social networking experience and social analytics tools knowledge
• Adequate knowledge of web design, web development, CRO and SEO
• Demonstrate an understanding of business needs and aligning strategies to reach business milestones.
• Knowledge of online marketing and good understanding of major marketing channels
• Positive attitude, detail and customer oriented with good multitasking and organizational ability
• Fluency in English. Moderate understanding or fluency in Spanish a plus.
• BS in Communications, Marketing, Business, New Media or Public Relations

We offer a base salary of $30K-$40K DOE, and career growth opportunities in a fun, fast paced work environment. We also offer a full benefits package to include medical, dental, 401k, flex spending, paid vacation & more!

If you are a passionate, hard-working individual that thrives in fast-paced environment and wants to join a dynamic, fun team then this is the perfect opportunity for you! Please submit your resume and cover letter to: hiring@newtimes.com


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Advertising Account Coordinator Account Management Phoenix
The Phoenix New Times is seeking an Advertising Account Coordinator to support the sales team & management.

Job duties include but are not limited to:
• Prepare sales presentations and proposals.
• Create insertion orders to ensure campaigns are booked properly.
• Draft copy for advertisements, emails, event listings, contests & promotions.
• Deliver campaign ideas to graphic designers for advertisement creation.
• Traffic ads for digital & traditional advertising campaigns.
• Adhere to all production and operational deadlines while keeping projects on schedule
• Produce reporting bi-monthly reports, end of campaign recap reports and accommodate reporting requests.

This person will be able to understand and balance the responsibilities as directed by management. This is an extremely fast-paced environment with daily deadlines. The successful candidate will need to learn the role quickly and will be able to thrive under pressure.

Requirements:
• Highly organized, above average attention to detail
• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
• Superior time management skills
• Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with competing deadlines
• Resourceful and highly dependable.
• Persistent follow-up and an ability to juggle shifting priorities.
• Highly creative with a sharp eye for quality graphic design.
• Proficiency in Excel & Power Point is a requirement
• Project management or campaign service delivery management experience highly desired
• Good understanding of different marketing solutions like SEO, Google Ads, Programmatic, Email Marketing and Social Media a plus!

The Advertising Account Coordinator role is a full-time position. We offer a base salary of $30K-$32K DOE, and career growth opportunities in a fun, fast paced work environment. We also offer a full benefits package to include medical, dental, 401k, flex spending, paid vacation & more.

If you are the right person to join our team, please e-mail your resume to work@newtimes.com HURRY! We are looking to fill this position right away!




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Multi-Media Advertising Sales Executive Sales Phoenix
We are seeking a smart, driven, and energetic individual looking for a career in media sales. The media industry is in an exciting state of change and the Phoenix New Times is growing exponentially. As such, we need a highly ambitious sales person with a desire to exceed sales goals and grow with us. We pride ourselves on leading the industry in ad performance, technology and, most of all, customer results.

This person will be responsible for growing advertising revenues through the consultative sale of both print and digital solutions including newspaper, specialty publications, digital display, SEO, PPC, paid media, social media, mobile, programmatic, IP targeting, e-mail, mobile advertising, website development and local services with a primary responsibility of acquiring new clients. We continue to launch new products and initiatives so opportunities abound.
Qualifications:
• A proven track record in sales
• Highly motivated and results-oriented
• Ability to self-generate leads
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Strong problem solving and decision making abilities
• Strong customer service skills
• Ability to operate within a fast-paced environment
• Entrepreneurial spirit
• Digital, Radio, Cable, Print, or Media advertising sales experience a plus.

We offer a competitive salary with uncapped commissions as well as additional bonus incentives and career growth opportunity. We also offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, paid time off, company paid holidays and a 401(k). Candidates must have personal transportation and must pass a background check.

If you are a true sales trailblazer looking to evolve, grow, and deliver custom solutions to local business, then we want to hear from you! Please email your resume and cover letter to: work @ newtimes.com

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity in the workplace.


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SEO Specialist SEO Phoenix
The SEO specialist needs to be very organized with the capacity to manage several projects simultaneously. The SEO Specialist must have a track record of creating and implementing original, strategic SEO roadmaps and communicating the value across multiple teams.


Responsibilities:

Understand client’s short and long term company goals. Develop strategic roadmaps to meet those goals
Analyze backlinks, determine quality links and create link building strategies that follow SEO best practices
Communicate SEO strategies and goals to internal teams, including: Account Managers, Paid Strategists, and Social Media
Outline content creation plans to assist SEO keyword goals.
Generate some site content and optimize videos, images, etc.
Analyze and Monitor site and page performance for keywords.
Gather and analyze competitor intelligence.
Assist in implementation of emerging advanced SEO tactics.

Desired Skills and Experience:

1-3 years of SEO experience
Experience with technical, local, and e-commerce SEO
Strong knowledge of search engine algorithms and experience using industry tools
Advanced knowledge of Google Analytics, webmaster tools, and Excel
Comfortable with HTML, Javascript, and CSS
Mandatory knowledge of on-page optimization for WordPress, Drupal, Shopify and other platform-based websites
Ability to work effectively across an organization including development of internal processes

Who We Are


V Digital Services®, a top digital marketing agency and Google Partner, operates from nine publication offices with more than 450 employees throughout the United States. V Digital Services® delivers multidisciplinary marketing services based on deep industry knowledge and our longtime status as cultural touchstones in our communities. As the nation’s premier group of weekly newspapers and online publications, we’ve combined grassroots journalism and strong local relationships to become essential players in key American markets. Our history spans five decades of community influence with more than 25 years of digital marketing experience. V Digital Services® will bring a local-friendly voice to your business


What We Offer


We offer a competitive base salary and benefits that include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) savings plan, paid holidays and paid time off. We are conveniently located downtown off the light rail, and you can enjoy a casual work environment!

Interested candidates email your cover letter and resume to: jayson.akers@vdigitalservices.com


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.



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Local SEO Specialist SEO Phoenix
The Local SEO specialist will be responsible for developing strategy for user engagement, traffic, mobile & desktop conversions for our clients and brands. Our success will be determined by traffic and conversions across our markets. This role will be very data driven in research and strategy with a blend of on-site and off-site optimization.

This person should have experience with content and data management. To do this, this person will need to educate, mentor, and build benchmarks for their book of business. This role will need to be a dependable resource for each market and team.

Desired Skills and Experience:

Strong organizational skills
Self starter with strong analytical background
Passion to educate clients and team
Ability to multitask and operate in quick, fun and fast pace environment
Fluent in industry terms, algorithms, networks, and practices
Someone who possesses strong focus about staying on top of the ever changing local space
Familiarity with Google Insights, Google maps & mobile/desktop functionality

Responsibilities:

Analyze and Monitor page performance for categories/keywords*
Understand client’s short and long term company goals. Develop strategic campaigns to meet those goals*
Communicate SEO strategies and goals to internal teams, including: Account Managers, Paid Strategists, Organic Strategists and Sales
Gather and analyze competitor intelligence.
implementation of emerging advanced SEO tactics

We offer a competitive salary and benefits that include medical, dental, vision,
401(k) savings plan, paid holidays and paid time off. We are conveniently located downtown
off the light rail, and you can enjoy a casual work environment!

Interested candidates please send your resume to : ashley.antill@vdigitalservices.com



We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity in the workplace.
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Digital Account Manager Sales Phoenix
We are in search of a passionate, hard working individual that is willing to go the extra mile towards ensuring client success!

The Agency Account Manager is responsible for developing and maintaining long term relationships with each client. The Agency Account Manager works closely with the client as well as the internal fulfillment teams to ensure teams are delivering services in a timely manner and achieving client goals.

Responsibilities of an account manager include:
• #1 point of contact for client, sales teams and internal fulfillment team.
• Focus on client success, build and maintain solid, trusting relationships for long term client success.
• Build strategy with internal teams based off client goals and industry best practices
• Monthly/Quarterly progression calls with client and sales teams.
• Track and measure key account metrics.
• Identify wins and also up-sell opportunities and collaborate with internal fulfillment and external sales teams to ensure
• Assist with multiple incoming requests and escalations when needed.

Desired Skills and Education:
• BA/BS degree or equivalent agency experience
• One year digital sales or account management experience
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Excellent listening, presentation skills, negotiation skills preferred
• Ability to manage multiple projects and close attention to detail a must
• Ability to deliver client focused solutions based off client goals
• Knowledge of digital products (Organic SEO, PPC, Social Media Management)

We offer a competitive salary and benefits that include medical, dental, vision,
401(k) savings plan, paid holidays and paid time off. We are conveniently located downtown
off the light rail, and you can enjoy a casual work environment!


Interested candidates please email your resume to : megan.esposito@vdigitalservices.com

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity in the workplace.


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