Job Openings 

STAFF WRITER

Our sister paper, the Sun in Northern Santa Barbara County, is looking for its next staff writer, but we’re not looking for just any article-pushing, source-wrangling, story-chasing someone.

Are you sick of editing or regurgitating press releases day after day? Or maybe it’s those damn list things—you know the ones: “Top 10 hottest places to eat your lunch on a rainy day.” Or maybe it’s just not being able to put the time and reporting into a story that deserves it: the weeks and repeated phone calls that give a story what it needs to ripen into the hard-charging, data-filled narrative it’s dying to be; the time that turns a “meh” story into one that blows a hole in the status quo.

Can you see the big picture of what a story means to a community? Is that what drives you? Do you know what it takes to—yes, we know, it’s cliché—make a difference in the lives of the people you cover? Does that sort of thing matter to you?

If so, then you’re exactly who we’re looking for: a staff writer who isn’t afraid to take on the tedious, the tenuous, or the talented. That certain someone who can wrestle a story to the ground and fill it with the things that matter to the communities of Northern Santa Barbara County. Oil, agricultural, water, and environmental advocacy aren’t the only things that drive this place—although those are pretty juicy beats. There’s more, and we want to hire someone who can drive his or herself to unearth those stories and tell them in a meaningful way.

Let us know if you’ve got what it takes. We dare you.

Send a résumé, cover letter, and story samples to Cindy Rucker at crucker@newtimesslo.com.

New Times Media Group is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

POSTED 1/8/19

FLAVOR WRITER

New Times is looking for its next Flavor writer, but we’re not looking for just any article-pushing, press release-reading, food-eating, wine-drinking someone. 

We’re looking for that certain someone who can see the nuances that make a chef, farmer, or winemaker special—a writer who can tease the most out of an interview, a bite of food, or a sip of liquid. Someone who not only knows food, but cares about the people making it and where they came from. 

Flavor is about more than food and drink. It’s about understanding the work that goes into producing and participating in the chain that leads to your table and into your mouth—and being able to put that on paper in a way that’s meaningful to our readers. 

This is a freelance position with weekly deadlines. Think you have what it takes? Prove it. 

Send a résumé, cover letter, and story samples to Editor Camillia Lanham at clanham@newtimesslo.com.

New Times Media Group is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

POSTED 1/2/19

ADVERTISING SALES

New Times, San Luis Obispo’s premier alternative weekly newspaper is expanding its sales department. We are looking for energetic self-starters, who are competitive and want to be successful. Sales experience preferred.

New Times Media Group is a family-owned business that has been part of the community since 1986. Our mission is to publish great newspapers, which are successful and enduring, create a quality work environment that encourages employees to grow and to have a positive impact on our communities and make it a better place to live. 

New Times is looking for an individual who cares about building relationships and partnering with local businesses. If you have the heart, we have the tools to train you to be a successful Ad Consultant. You must be self-motivated, ambitious and an independent person who wants to be part of a great team. Successful reps will have a sincere desire to help our clients assess their needs and work together to create marketing campaigns that increase their business.

Talents:

  • A curiosity about how different types of businesses work.
  • An interest in learning consultative sales skills.
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to work within deadlines.
  • The ability to learn how to develop solutions to marketing problems.
  • A strong work ethic.
  • Superior customer service skills.
  • The ability to be social and enjoy talking with people.
  • Experience in business, customer service or related field.
  • College degree preferred.

TO APPLY: If this sounds like you, please let us know by e-mailing your résumé and cover to Bob Rucker at bob@newtimesslo.com.

When you submit your résumé please answer the following questions in the body of your e-mail:

1) Why are you interested in working for New Times Media Group?
2) Why should we hire you?
3) Tell us something we wouldn't know from your résumé.

Unlimited earning potential. Compensation includes a base salary, commission and bonus; excellent benefits package including medical, dental, paid time off.

New Times Media Group is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

POSTED 8/28/18