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The Press Democrat, an award-winning newspaper, is building a world-class local multimedia company to serve the residents and businesses of Sonoma County, and surrounding areas, as a result of its recent acquisition by Sonoma Media Investments, LLC.

<strong> Newsroom Administrative Assistant

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The Press Democrat, a division of Sonoma Media Investments is seeking an Administrative Assistant to join our newsroom. This position will be responsible for assisting and working with the newsroom editors to coordinate personnel, planning, budget, and research tasks.

Responsibilities Include:

; Provides support to reporters and other newsroom staff by answering and screening telephone calls from the public in a timely and professional manner.

; Exercises considerable judgment and discretion in handling telephone calls and appointments.

; Helps manage Accounts Payable for the newsroom using Excel and other budgeting tools to track invoices, assign correct account codes and maintain expense reports.

; Assists newsroom managers with payroll to ensure that timecards are complete, accurate and consistent with newsroom work rules.

; Works with news research to maintain digital archive of stories photos and other content.

; Coordinates meeting details, including but not limited to agendas, reserving and preparation of facilities, food, refreshments, and recording and transcribing meeting minutes.

; Composes, types, and distributes professional correspondence using individual initiative.

; Coordinates travel arrangements.

Job Requirements:

; Bachelor's degree preferred; Associates degree, or equivalent experience and education required.

; Must possess a valid California State Driver's License, proof of insurance and have reliable transportation.

; Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

; Ability to plan and organize projects.

; Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

At Sonoma Media Investments, we value the contribution of our employees and offer a competitive compensation plan, including medical, dental and 401K plan. Sonoma Media Investments is committed to a drug and alcohol free workplace. Any job offer is conditional upon satisfactorily completing a background investigation and pre-employment drug testing.

Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume to hr@presdemocrat.com

All submissions must indicate the title of position for which you are applying for in the subject line.

<strong> Office Manager, servicing our Petaluma and Sonoma weekly newspaper operations

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Sonoma Media Investments is seeking a full-time Office Manager to join our team. This position will be responsible for managing all accounting, administrative, customer service, legal advertising and business functions of the Petaluma Argus Courier and Sonoma Index Tribune.

Responsibilities Include:

; Process payables by coding, obtaining approval and submitting to Business office for payment.

; Monitor Actual expenses against budgeted and accrued expenses. Do monthly variance and expense forecast reports.

; Process month end close for both business units, including GL review, submission of expense reports and preparation of accruals worksheet.

; Administer the Newspaper in Education Program (NIE), in coordination with the Press Democrat circulation staff and NIE Coordinator on sponsorships and product delivery to local schools.

; Provide excellent customer service to front counter customers and callers in getting their needs met, including the placement of legal notices, classified ads, obituaries, purchasing papers, magazines, or photos.

; Liaise with outside vendors and staff on all business, circulation, administrative and system needs.

; Coordinate company events and attend various corporate meetings as needed.

; Provide administrative support to the publisher, as needed.

Job Requirements:

; Bachelor's degree preferred.

; Minimum of three years of diverse office management experience required.

; Strong background in accounting business systems, including AR and AP

; Ability to create, compose and edit written materials.

; Comprehensive knowledge in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook)

; Ability to operate standard office equipment including computer, printer, copy machine, etc.

We are looking for candidates with the following qualities:

; Time management and the ability to multi task in a fast paced environment.

; Strong analytical, decision-making with a positive can-do approach to daily tasks and projects.

; Must be flexible regarding work hours; evenings/nights, weekend/holiday hours may be required.

; Ability to manage work related stress associated with deadline pressures and a high level noise environment.

; The location and structure of this position require a high degree of independence, with minimal supervision while maintaining company standards.

Sonoma Media Investments values the contribution of their employees and offers a competitive compensation plan. We also offer an array of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life, accident insurance and Paid Time Off.

Please visit www.sonomamediainvestments.com to learn more about our organization, affiliated properties and our career opportunities. Sonoma Media Investments is committed to a drug and alcohol free workplace. Any job offer is conditional upon satisfactorily completing a background investigation and pre-employment drug testing.

Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume to hr@pressdemocrat.com

All submissions must indicate the title of the position for which you are applying for in the subject line.

<strong> Video Operations Manager</strong>

The Press Democrat is seeking a Video Operations Manager who will visualize, create and drive technically excellent video content from conception to delivery for our digital platforms.

The Video Manager will be an editor, producer, and coordinator and will guide our in-house team of reporters and photographers in producing video but also build a freelance network to create a variety of other types of compelling videos, ranging from journalistic storytelling to animation, how-to, tips and advice.

What We're Looking For:

; A seasoned pro with the creative vision to define our video strategy and transform our video content into engaging experiences audiences can't stop talking about

; A leader who can inspire and guide video producers to achieve more than they ever thought possible

; An interactive communicator fluent in a variety of mediums

; A director and a doer who leads and mentors effectively while also finding time for self-owned video projects to engage and grow new audiences

; A collaborator who works well with a variety of cross-functional stakeholders

What You'll Do:

; Lead the conception, creation and delivery of effective video news, features and sports content

; Manage other newsroom staffers to drive video projects through post-production and achieve best-in-class results

; Brainstorm and create your own video storytelling projects

; Evaluate the content we've got, showing us how to improve our technical and editorial chops and collaborate to improve everything from scripts and storyboards to shooting and editing

; Provide tone, personality, enthusiasm and creativity while maintaining the strength of our brand

; Investigate and invest in new platforms, technologies and hosting solutions that make sense for the brand

What You'll Have:

; Minimum 5 to 8 years relevant video creation and management experience

; An online portfolio that demonstrates expert knowledge of video production and post-production best practices

; Bachelor's degree in video or photography

; Pro-level user of Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premier and After Effects a plus

; Experience with animation software and Photoshop a plus

; Detailed knowledge of digital video workflows, mainstream video editing tools, and web technologies

; Expert knowledge of industry standard video encoding technology

; Experience with SEO concepts, social media growth and promotion

; Proven ability to create viral and curated video stories for a digital audience

; Ability to operate in social with voice and tone, without sacrificing integrity

; Ability to analyze traffic data, track metrics and respond to them

; Demonstrated focus on both internal and external customers

; Proven ability to work in a fast-paced team production environment

; Ability to meet strict and aggressive deadlines

<strong>Sonoma Magazine Digital Content Editor</strong>

Sonoma Magazine, a publication that showcases the very best of Wine Country for residents and tourists alike, is looking for a dynamic, self-motivated individual with experience and skills in web content management, writing and editing for the web, social media and site management.

The website content editor will be responsible for developing the voice for all aspects of Sonoma Magazine's online, social media and eNewsletter platforms. In addition to writing, editing, and posting, this person will also work closely with the technical team to maintain site standards with regard to new development, including mobile and native application platforms. The digital content editor will also be responsible for crafting site promotions, email newsletters, and online outreach campaigns. The digital content editor will work closely with editorial, business development, and marketing members of our organization, so strong communication skills are needed. The ideal candidate will also have experience managing online marketing and outreach campaigns. Tasks require a strong attention to detail and ability to work under tight deadlines.

What We're Looking For:

; Exceptional communication and organizational skills

; Knowledgeable and enthusiastic about Sonoma County

; Advanced knowledge of HTML and experience with popular content management systems

; Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment

; Basic Adobe Photoshop skills

; Proven ability to build consensus and work effectively within a cross-departmental team

; 3-5 years experience managing content and production for high quality websites

; Experience in proven SEO and social media best practices

; Bachelor's degree in English, Journalism, Technical Writing or a related field

; Passion, integrity and energy!

What You'll Do:

; Create, develop and manage content for Sonoma Magazine's web presence, social media and eNewsletters (requires working with content management software)

; Maintain a consistent look and feel throughout all properties

; Working with a cross-departmental team, maintain and develop the master content calendar for all properties

; Copyedit and proofread all content

; Work with video staff and freelancers to display videos on all magazine digital platforms

; Oversee freelancers when necessary

; Keep current with emerging web technologies

; Assure web-based information is archived for future needs and reference

; Achieve traffic and user engagement goals; and track and report on all site metrics

; Work cooperatively with key team members, clients and vendors

<strong>Multimedia Account Executives - Outside Sales Representatives</strong>

Responsibilities Include:

; Achieve targeted revenue goals

; Acquire knowledge of customer needs through needs assessments

; Formulate multimedia recommendations that connect solutions to the advertiser's needs

; Work effectively with Account Managers who help maintain client relationships

<strong>Business Journal: Staff Reporter</strong>

The North Bay Business Journal, a division of Sonoma Media Investments, is recruiting for a full-time general assignment staff reporter. We want an aggressive, creative journalist who has strong source development skills as well as a demonstrated ability to cover a broad range of stories, including breaking news, revealing features and complex enterprise stories. Computer-assisted reporting skills and the ability to engage readers across print and digital platforms will elevate you above other applicants. This position is based in Santa Rosa, located an hour north of San Francisco in the heart of Sonoma County's Wine Country, where a mix of cultures and issues make it one of California's most dynamic regions.

Job Requirements:

; Develop and write timely stories within deadlines

; Cultivate and maintain news sources and monitor developments in the news

; Identify photographs and graphics to illustrate stories

; Budget stories and maintain calendar of key dates and events in assigned coverage areas

; Bachelor's degree in journalism or related field

; At least one year of experience with newspaper or similar publication

; Multimedia skills required

The North Bay Business Journal values the contribution of their employees and offers a competitive compensation plan. We also offer an array of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life, accident insurance and paid time off.

Additionally, we are committed to a drug and alcohol free workplace. Any job offer is conditional upon satisfactorily completing a background investigation and pre-employment drug testing. Some of the above positions require a valid California State Driver's License, proof of insurance and reliable transportation. See job description for details.

To be considered please submit a cover letter, resume and up to six samples of your best work to: hr@pressdemocrat.comand put the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line.

The Press Democrat, Locally Owned by Sonoma Media Investments, LLC

427 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 ; 707.526.8570 P.O. Box 569, Santa Rosa, CA 95402

The Press Democrat values the contribution of their employees and offers competitive compensation and benefits. We are committed to a drug and alcohol free workplace. Any job offer is conditional upon satisfactorily completing a background investigation and pre-employment drug testing. Some of the above positions require a valid California State Driver's License, proof of insurance and reliable transportation.