Jobs at The State

 FINANCE – GENERAL ACCOUNTING MANAGER: Reporting to VP/Finance, this position is responsible for a variety of accounting functions related to revenue and expenses, requisitions, payment of invoices and general ledger entries, ensuring compliance with company policies and procedures. Also oversees budgeting, inventorying and usage of production and distribution supplies. Serves as liaison with commercial printing, circulation and intercompany customers, including creating billing models, sending billing files and making intercompany entries. Prepares P&Ls for special projects, as well as account analysis. Assists with sales and use tax reporting. Plans, assigns and directs work of supervised employee (accounting clerk). Expected to assist in the smooth operation of the department on a daily basis, including monthly closing process of both revenue and expenses and preparation of annual operating and capital budgets. B.S. or advanced degree in accounting, business or finance required; CPA preferred. Requires five years of general accounting experience; at least two years of supervisory experience preferred. Position requires excellent organizational, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. Must demonstrate strong problem-solving and decision-making skills, ability to multi-task and consistently meet deadlines, and ability to work independently and contribute in a team environment. POSTING DATE: 10/6/2014

 ADVERTISING – DIGITAL SALES SPECIALIST (Spelling, Math): Collaborates with advertising clients to develop and sell digital deals.  Is expected to achieve revenue goals by: developing and servicing existing, new and inactive accounts; maintaining awareness of local competitive conditions; and improving market share.  Requirements include two to five years of responsible experience in sales or marketing, preferably with a media company. College degree preferred. Candidates must have excellent sales, customer relations and communication skills.  Must demonstrate ability to organize individual work activities, as well as to contribute in a team-based environment. Work schedule is Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.  POSTING DATE: 10/06/2014

ADVERTISING – MEDIA PLANNER (Math, Spelling, Typing):  Secures appointments with current and prospective advertisers and creates compelling presentations based on needs analysis.  Lead person for all pre-sale account support functions for all categories of advertising sales. Requires excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to interact professionally with internal and external customers.  Must demonstrate firm grasp of marketing concepts and strategies and ability to develop knowledge about marketing solutions offered by The State Media Company as well as rates, deadlines, and technical capabilities in order to service accounts accurately.  Must be able to work independently and in a team, multi-tasking while under pressure and tight deadlines.  Bachelor's degree required; advertising, marketing or business coursework a plus. Two to five years of responsible experience in sales or marketing preferred.  Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and other packaged programs), e-mail, internet and database applications required.  Minimum typing speed 40 WPM. Work schedule is Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; overtime may be required based on workload.  POSTING DATE:  07/17/2014

NEWSROOM – AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT EDITOR:Leads newsroom efforts to build local audience and engagement levels with thestate.com and other web products.  Supervises online reporters and web producers.  Coaches and helps develop newsroom staff‘s effectiveness with social media, curation, crowdsourcing and other forms of digital engagement.  Oversees online content, manages branded social media accounts, develops online products.  Current knowledge of social media tools and techniques required. Must be proficient in publishing, uploading and modifying online content with previous newsroom writing, editing and management experience.  Bachelor’s degree and experience managing online product preferred. Work schedule is 3-11 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday.  POSTING DATE:  07/02/2014