The Ballston Journal is a progressive and innovative online news media that keeps the best and most favored parts of community journalism with the latest in delivery technology. We are a proud stepping stone for careers in media.
We are active in our community and maintain busy connections thru news, social media and volunteerism.
MULTI-MEDIA REPORTERS and JOURNALISM INTERNS:
Freelance, experienced, creative digital content editors work within the community base of Ballston, Ballston Spa, Malta, Round Lake, Milton and Rock City Falls area.
The reporter ensures our digital content is up to date, accurate, attractive and engaging to readers. You will often report news and create digital content as needed. You will be expected to curate stories from as needed and help produce interactive features, photo galleries, blog posts and video. You will also help manage our social media feeds (primarily Facebook and Twitter) and online comments.
This job requires strong news judgment, top-notch headline-writing and A.P. style skills. Strong lede writing, copy editing skills, photo, basic video and audio experiences preferred.
Interns studying Journalism in their Junior, Senior year or recent grads with exceptional skills are strongly invited to apply.
BLOGGERS and CONTENT CREATORS:
We have two types of blogging and content creation positions that we consider for our online media.
Bloggers are welcome that are locally based (within 12020 or 12019), have above average writing skills and are interested in sharing subject matter without a commercial or promotional interest. Basic online and social media skills, preferably in WordPress are desired.
Content creation, for profit or commercial interest, is considered for service providers or businesses that demonstrate a “win-win” for our audience and for them, for a fair promotional fee. We consider locally based or regionally based relationships specific to Southern Saratoga County.
DIGITAL MEDIA SALES:
If you are an energetic, motivated and courteous individual: this job is for you. We welcome Inbound Marketers, Event Sales and Promotional team members and Outside Sales Reps to serve the immediate territory and Southern Saratoga County. This is an amazing opportunity with a historic brand that offers a growing portfolio of web services and products that drive consumer leads to local businesses.
Performance Traits We Look For:
Highly motivation with a history of above goal oriented sales performance – Experience closing sales presentations with businesses – Strong presentation, closing and prospecting skills – Strong work ethic and a competitive instinct to win – Natural ability to sell and build relationships and charisma – Good organizational skills and strong time management abilities – Computer savvy
Proven ability to exceed goals – Ability to generate a high level of new business activity – Strong presentation, networking, time management and interpersonal skills – Strong work ethic and the ability to work independently – Excellent written and verbal communication skills – Helpful to know how to use Microsoft Windows Office tools, Google products, Join.Me, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and other digital selling tools – Superior People Skills
INTERNSHIPS: Sales, Marketing, Advertising, Communications, Graphic Design, Web Design and Management
Are you looking to build your resume with real life job experience around your current school or job schedule? The Ballston Journal hires interns, even virtual interns for 8, 10 and 12-week sessions.
You do NOT have to be a student! Anyone looking to build their job skills with real, hands-on coaching is invited to apply.
Internships are always paid at the Ballston Journal Online and at the end of the internship, students will receive a letter of recommendation and a bonus for their efforts.
Ready to apply? Contact us now and please include your resume.