The A.V. Club job alert: City Editor and Account Executive in Ann Arbor

The A.V. Club job alert: City Editor and Account Executive in Ann Arbor

Ah, Ann Arbor, Michigan, home of the University of Michigan and former home of Ken Burns, Andrew W.K., and Bob Seger. And very soon, a new home to The A.V. Club and its sister publication, The Onion. As such, The A.V. Club is looking to fill two positions in Ann Arbor.

City Editor
Editors in the Ann Arbor area, take heed: The A.V. Club is coming to town and in the market for a City Editor. Think you have what it takes? Here’s what you need to know: The A.V. Club is looking for a hungry city editor. The full-time position entails supervising all of our local content, including the weekly paper and local website.

Job responsibilities include writing feature articles, event picks, and more for print and web; supervising a staff of freelancers and interns; maintaining the local website’s social media branches (Twitter, Facebook, etc.); and being the active local face of the publication.

Qualified candidates will possess:

• Passion for arts & entertainment (music, film, comedy, theater), food, and nightlife in Ann Arbor and the surrounding area
• Exceptional organizational & multitasking skills
• Strong computer (Mac) and web-publishing skills
• The ability to lead a local editorial team, but also work within a team of editors spread across the country
• A journalism degree and/or experience in journalism

The Onion is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please send a résumé with a cover letter (including salary requirements), writing samples, and editing samples (if available) to mgilmer@avclub.com.

Account Executive
The Onion is looking for a confident, assertive, and experienced Account Executive in Ann Arbor to take on the challenge of our local newspaper and website. An extensive knowledge of the local market is preferred. The most competitive candidates will display a strong understanding of The Onion’s unique brand and readership. Prior media selling experience, particularly with online digital sales, is required.

The candidate will be responsible for advertising sales activities with new prospects, development of agency/client relations, preparing and presenting proposals, constructing sales assignment plans, and closing business. The candidate will also play a role as Promotions Coordinator for publication-sponsored events. Applicants should be confident, sociable, self- disciplined and able to manage a high volume of activity. 

Qualified candidates will have a minimum of 1-5 years of outside sales experience, and a track record of meeting/exceeding goals. The Onion is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Interested applicants should forward a cover letter, resume and compensation requirements to chicago@theonion.com. Please, no phone calls.

PLEASE, NO COMEDY, PHONE CALLS, OR OFFICE VISITS.

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