The Calendar Editor must become familiar with the rich cultural life of the Sacramento regionthe venues and institutions presenting arts and entertainment eventsand bring their weekly offerings to the attention of our readers and online users. The primary responsibility is creating a complete and accurate calendar of events and nightlife grid in the printed Sacramento News & Review as well as for helping improve, expand and develop the online newsreview.com calendar. This requires reviewing the accuracy of calendar submissions and highlighting the cream of the crop. This editor is responsible for entering listings information into the SN&R online database and expanding upon that information. This editor may be called on to help supervise editorial interns. This editor will connect via phone and email with venues to encourage them to enter information into our online calendar or to establish alternate methods of gathering event information from them. This editor will review SN&R ads for event information and ensure its inclusion in the online and print calendars, as space allows and content merits. Candidates for this position are expected to be both knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the local, regional and national arts scene and must be able to write arts-related picks for the calendar section as needed.
20 hours per week. Specific scheduled to be assigned by the Editor.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Reviewing, gathering, organizing and entering information into SN&R's arts and entertainment online database for the weekly print calendar section of the paper
Reviewing all event listings that come in from the public and determining which one merits print publication
Reviewing the online event queue of events posted by the public to delete any inappropriate content
Writing all print event listings in an accurate, professional, interesting way
In consultation with the Editor and Managing Editor, selecting events to highlight as "event picks of the week", and writing preview copy about them, within firm deadline constraints
Assisting, when needed, with proofreading and making galley corrections
Working with the production department to ensure that the calendar is designed in a visually interesting way. This includes providing photos and other graphics after obtaining permissions
Dealing politely and effectively with event venues, the SN&R team, and the public to foster good communication and to gather information for events listings
Representing the News & Review at public events, radio or TV appearances, as applicable
Meeting deadlines as set by the Editor and Design Manager
Other duties, as assigned
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Past experience with database entry. Ability to read, analyze, and conduct data entry quickly, and accurately.
Good writing skills and understanding of alternative newspaper coverage.
Passion for local arts and culture (food, music, galleries, clubs, etc.)
Familiarity with Libre Office and Adobe InDesign.
Ability to effectively communicate with venue owners and employees, event promoters, SN&R sales team.
Ability to interact with the public in a professional manner and to respond effectively to inquiries or complaints.
Time management skills and ability to multitask and work within deadlines
How to Apply:
If interested and qualified, please apply in the following manner. Applicants who do not follow this application process will not be considered.
Please apply via this Indeed link:
Submit your resume and a thoughtful cover that includes answers to the following questions:
Why are you interested in the Calendar Editor position at SN&R?
Name the last three events - music shows, city events, art gallery exhibits, theater shows you attended and describe /discuss in less than 200 words.
What do you enjoy most about Sacramento?
Tell us something about yourself that we can't learn from your resume.
This a regular in-house position. Local candidates preferred. No telephone calls, including agency reps, please. This position will remain open until filled. Chico Community Publishing, Inc., dba News & Review is an EOE. Hiring is contingent upon a positive background check and clear DMV report.
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