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+ EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, Memphis Flyer

The editor of the Memphis Flyer is responsible for guiding the paper’s content and quality across its various media, including both print and digital editions. He/she reports to the CEO of Contemporary Media, Inc., parent company of the Flyer. The editor-in-chief will have the responsibility to maintain the paper’s 30-year tradition of progressive, feisty, excellent journalism, while continuing to reimagine what the Flyer can be and do in its next chapters.

The editor will work with the staff of the paper to create editorial calendars, while also staying abreast of developing local news stories and responding to them in a timely manner. The editor will assign stories to the staff and freelancers who are associated presently with the Flyer, while always working to locate and cultivate dynamic new talent.

In collaboration with CMI leadership as a whole as well as the Flyer staff, the editor will chart a course for the paper’s journalism and work to ensure that course is followed with excellence.

The person chosen for this position needs to possess a vision for the publication – a sense not only of how to maintain all that is good about the Flyer, but also how to grow new capacities. This person must also be extremely attentive to detail and skilled in editing others’ work according to AP and the Flyer’s style guidelines. He or she should also be able to manage a steady churn of work.

The ideal candidate will have a voice and a vision of his or her own, contributing to the paper’s pages on a weekly basis with an editor’s letter and also contributing feature stories when appropriate. He or she needs to be a first-rate writer and thinker.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. People of color, women, LGBTQ candidates, and others from groups underrepresented in the publishing community are strongly encouraged to apply. 

To apply, please send a letter of introduction, resume, portfolio, and 2-3 references to hr@contemporary-media.com. No phone calls, please. The deadline to apply is August 5, 2022.

+ SENIOR MULTIMEDIA EXECUTIVE
Contemporary Media Inc., locally owned and operated publisher of Memphis magazine, the Memphis Flyer, and Memphis Parent, is looking for a full-time, motivated salesperson to join our team.
Must have proven sales experience, excellent communication skills (both written and oral), and be a self-starter. Candidate must be highly organized and able to thrive in a high volume, fast-paced, and team-oriented environment. Passion for local media is a must. Knowledge of the Memphis market is a plus.This is a strong opportunity, with ample growth potential, for a personable self-starter. An account list will be provided, but a high level of prospecting for new business is essential.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Print, digital, and event sponsorship selling experience
  • High-level cold-calling capabilities
  • Negotiation skills
  • High competency in MS Office and/or Google Drive products
  • Ability to communicate effectively to a large group

Compensation package commensurate with experience, plus paid company benefits

Please send cover letter and resume to: freshstart@contemporary-media.com.

No phone calls please.

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CMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.