WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT HERE

We are driven by our passion to deliver the best to our readers, our advertisers and to each other.
We work hard and play hard–working at Community Impact Newspaper is intense, challenging and exhilarating.
And that is exactly what makes being an Impacter so much fun!

BENEFITS

  • Comprehensive health plans
  • Matching 401K retirement
  • Company profit-sharing
  • Maternity and paternity leave

PERKS

  • Paid holidays, including birthdays
  • Professional development
  • On-site concierge services
  • Paid time off to volunteer

CULTURE

  • Manageable work-life balance
  • Holiday parties and celebrations
  • Team building and annual field day
  • Biannual wellness challenges

OPEN POSITIONS

Open positions in our Austin, Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth metro office locations:

Account Executive-Pearland/Friendswood - South Houston

Company Name: Community Impact Newspaper

Department Name: Sales

Office Address: 10701 Corporate Drive

Postal Code: 77477

Open Date: 4/20/2017 12:00:00 AM

Position Title: Account Executive-Pearland/Friendswood

City: Stafford

Office Name: South Houston

Who we are:


Community Impact Newspaper (CI) is Texas’s fastest-growing news organization and the most distributed news source for relevant and useful information at the local level. Our award-winning newspaper now has 22 hyperlocal newspapers and reaches more than 1.7 million Texans.

We hold firmly to the belief that we are here to accomplish something great. We are driven to deliver the best to our readers, our advertisers and to each other. We define excellence as our minimum standard, and we achieve success by looking beyond traditional practices. We are uncompromising in our ethics and values.

We believe work is not a place, but rather a thing you do. Our rapidly growing product revolves around our core mission: to build communities of informed citizens and thriving businesses through the collaboration of a passionate team.

Working here can be a life-changing experience. We work hard and play hard - it’s intense, challenging and exhilarating. And that is exactly what makes being an Impacter so much fun!

The opportunity:

The Account Executive is responsible for Developing new business through cold-calling and relationship development, effectively and profitably closing deals in addition to negotiating contracts with executives and business owners. The Account Executive will also conduct meetings and presentations in a professional manner.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure weekly in-paper and web sales objectives are achieved or exceeded
  • Developing new business through cold-calling and relationship development
  • Effectively and profitably closing deals
  • Negotiating contracts with executives and business owners
  • Conducting meetings and presentations in a professional manner

The right fit:

You have...

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, communications, marketing or related field
  • Prior experience with other print publications a plus
  • Ensure that payment policy is upheld and delinquent payments are followed-up with
  • Adhere to Community Impact Newspaper’s Selling the CI Way system and meet monthly objectives
  • Provide excellent customer service to each advertiser
  • Generate sales for special publications such as Connected and Healthcare Directory
  • Maintain accurate records that are easily accessible by team members
  • Commit to the highest level of accuracy in all deliverables to clients
  • Exercise independent discretion and judgment in how and where to promote the company to readers, community leaders, news sources, and the general public

Database Developer - Pflugerville

Company Name: Community Impact Newspaper

Department Name: Administration

Office Address: 16225 Impact Way, Ste. 1

Postal Code: 78660

Open Date: 4/20/2017 12:00:00 AM

Position Title: Database Developer

City: Pflugerville

Office Name: Pflugerville

Who we are:

Community Impact Newspaper (CI) is Texas’s fastest-growing news organization and the most distributed news source for relevant and useful information at the local level. Our award-winning newspaper now has 22 hyperlocal newspapers and reaches more than 1.7 million Texans.

We hold firmly to the belief that we are here to accomplish something great. We are driven to deliver the best to our readers, our advertisers and to each other. We define excellence as our minimum standard, and we achieve success by looking beyond traditional practices. We are uncompromising in our ethics and values.

We believe work is not a place, but rather a thing you do. Our rapidly growing product revolves around our core mission: to build communities of informed citizens and thriving businesses through the collaboration of a passionate team.

Working here can be a life-changing experience. We work hard and play hard - it’s intense, challenging and exhilarating. And that is exactly what makes being an Impacter so much fun!

The opportunity:

The Database Developer will assist with the design, development, implementation and support of Community Impact’s custom ERP system. The database developer will work in our brand new innovation center alongside other database and technology team members.

The right fit:

You have...

  • A Bachelor’s degree preferred; IT-related field a plus
  • The ability to develop complex database applications for sales contact management, order management, billing and payment processing, accounting and financial management, production/project management, HR and other business functions
  • Innovative ideas with an ability to proactively seek out ways to make business processes more efficient through the use of technology
  • A curious nature with an understanding of the relationship between various functional areas within an organization
  • Strong attention to detail and desire to learn
  • Experience managing complex development projects with an understanding of current project methodologies
  • The ability to organize and facilitate user meetings to assist with gathering requirements and translating them into technical specifications
  • The ability to effectively communicate project status on a regular basis, with a commitment to the project timeline and deadlines, and the ability to anticipate potential obstacles to project success
  • Comfort with debugging the code of other developers and thoroughly commenting code
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to relate multiple pieces of data to solve business needs and present visually when needed
  • A strong ability to identify with the company’s core values of integrity, faith, quality, passion, and innovation
  • An awareness of the latest and greatest technologies with the ability to apply them to business needs

Bonus points for...

  • Experience with relational databases a plus
  • Experience with full stack development a plus
  • Experience with JSON/REST API a plus
  • Experience applying multiple layers of security to an application with external authentication via Open Directory or two-step verification is a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to function at a high level in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Experience in the newspaper industry a plus
  • Knowledge of other programming languages a plus

Editor-Richmond - South Houston

Company Name: Community Impact Newspaper

Department Name: Editorial

Office Address: 10701 Corporate Drive

Postal Code: 77477

Open Date: 5/17/2017 12:00:00 AM

Position Title: Editor-Richmond

City: Stafford

Office Name: South Houston

Who we are:

Community Impact Newspaper (CI) is Texas’s fastest-growing news organization and the most distributed news source for relevant and useful information at the local level. Our award-winning newspaper now has 22 hyperlocal newspapers and reaches more than 1.7 million Texans.

We hold firmly to the belief that we are here to accomplish something great. We are driven to deliver the best to our readers, our advertisers and to each other. We define excellence as our minimum standard, and we achieve success by looking beyond traditional practices. We are uncompromising in our ethics and values.

We believe work is not a place, but rather a thing you do. Our rapidly growing product revolves around our core mission: to build communities of informed citizens and thriving businesses through the collaboration of a passionate team.

Working here can be a life-changing experience. We work hard and play hard - it’s intense, challenging and exhilarating. And that is exactly what makes being an Impacter so much fun!

The opportunity:

The Editor serves as a primary representative of the company within the community. He/she is responsible for developing relationships with community leaders and news sources and for promoting the company in a positive and professional light. The Editor is responsible for the entire production process of an assigned market's publication, editing all content that goes into the publication, for leading and providing oversight to his/her team, and for the timely submission of accurate, informative, and relevant news and feature stories

This position requires the ability to juggle multiple print and online deadlines, so multitasking capability is a must. We're looking for someone who has an understanding of the way city government functions. It is essential to be motivated, trustworthy and levelheaded under pressure to be successful in this position.

Responsibilities:

  • Build and maintain relationships with community contacts and attend chamber luncheons, city council meetings, and other community events to maintain a steady flow of news
  • Manage the entire editorial production process for monthly newspaper edition
  • Supervise the work of, coach, and lead Reporters and Graphic Designer to ensure that all work is performed according to company standards and within established deadlines
  • Provide oversight and leadership to freelance writers, photographers and interns
  • Provide recommendations and feedback to the General Manager regarding hiring, firing, and discipline decisions related to Reporters, Graphic Designer, freelance writers, photographers and interns, as applicable
  • Review, fact check and edit all articles, including those written by Reporters, to ensure the highest level of accuracy in reporting, that the tone and context of articles are appropriate, that all sources are properly checked, and that all articles are submitted by established deadlines
  • Exercise independent discretion and judgment in researching and writing content-appropriate and engaging stories, including features and in contributing graphics and sidebar content for each story
  • Interview news sources in person (occasionally from the desk) and from a variety of perspectives to ensure accurate reporting
  • Generate and pitch story ideas at internal planning meetings
  • Develop and write web content, and lead editorial team to contribute web stories
  • Shoot photographs for stories as needed
  • Contribute stories and editorial knowledge to special publications

The right fit:

You have….

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, English, or related coursework
  • Ability to pass the Company's copy editing and writing tests
  • At least two (2) years of prior experience with print publication(s)

Bonus points for...

  • First-rate reporting, writing, and editing skills
  • Expert knowledge of AP style
  • Ability to delegate and manage production of editorial content
  • Proficiency with social media applications, including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn

Graphic Designer-McKinney - DFW

Company Name: Community Impact Newspaper

Department Name: Design

Office Address: 7460 Warren Parkway, Ste. 160

Postal Code: 75034

Open Date: 5/16/2017 12:00:00 AM

Position Title: Graphic Designer-McKinney

City: Frisco

Office Name: DFW

Who we are:

Community Impact Newspaper (CI) is Texas’s fastest-growing news organization and the most distributed news source for relevant and useful information at the local level. Our award-winning newspaper now has 22 hyperlocal newspapers and reaches more than 1.7 million Texans.

We hold firmly to the belief that we are here to accomplish something great. We are driven to deliver the best to our readers, our advertisers and to each other. We define excellence as our minimum standard, and we achieve success by looking beyond traditional practices. We are uncompromising in our ethics and values.

We believe work is not a place, but rather a thing you do. Our rapidly growing product revolves around our core mission: to build communities of informed citizens and thriving businesses through the collaboration of a passionate team.

Working here can be a life-changing experience. We work hard and play hard - it’s intense, challenging and exhilarating. And that is exactly what makes being an Impacter so much fun!

The opportunity:

The Graphic Designer is responsible for creating high quality, accurate and creative artwork in a timely manner that meets the needs of clients and fulfills their editorial responsibility. The Graphic Designer works closely with the sales staff to create, modify and update advertisements in time to meet monthly advertising deadlines. Editorial production includes laying out pages and creating infographics, chart and maps to supplement the editorial stories that are creative, easy to understand and tell the story visually.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Account Executives and Account Coordinators to produce effective advertisements that meet the needs of clients
  • Create accurate graphics, charts and maps that visually support editorial news
  • Present necessary ad proofs to sales team on time, ensuring that client has adequate time for review and approval
  • Meet the minimum number of monthly ads produced (ad quota), as set by the Art Production Manager
  • Create web ads and save client logos in web format as needed
  • Commit to the highest level of accuracy and complete all design responsibilities within established deadlines
  • Produce quality work in a fast-paced environment, meeting deadlines
  • Represent the company in a positive and professional manner at networking events and other external functions
  • Must be able to drive and provide own transportation and motorist insurance
  • Assist in other duties as instructed or required
  • Must be punctual and maintain an acceptable attendance record
  • Must adhere to company policies and procedures

The right fit:

You have….

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or related coursework
  • At least one (1) year of prior experience in graphic design
  • Experience using Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Acrobat Pro
  • Experience with file preparation for CMYK output
  • Ability to pass the Company’s graphic design test

HR Manager - Pflugerville

Company Name: Community Impact Newspaper

Department Name: Human Resources

Office Address: 16225 Impact Way, Ste. 1

Postal Code: 78660

Open Date: 4/29/2017 12:00:00 AM

Position Title: HR Manager

City: Pflugerville

Office Name: Pflugerville

Who we are:

Community Impact Newspaper (CI) is Texas’s fastest-growing news organization and the most distributed news source for relevant and useful information at the local level. Our award-winning newspaper now has 22 hyperlocal newspapers and reaches more than 1.7 million Texans.

We hold firmly to the belief that we are here to accomplish something great. We are driven to deliver the best to our readers, our advertisers and to each other. We define excellence as our minimum standard, and we achieve success by looking beyond traditional practices. We are uncompromising in our ethics and values.

We believe work is not a place, but rather a thing you do. Our rapidly growing product revolves around our core mission: to build communities of informed citizens and thriving businesses through the collaboration of a passionate team.

Working here can be a life-changing experience. We work hard and play hard - it’s intense, challenging and exhilarating. And that is exactly what makes being an Impacter so much fun!

The opportunity:

The HR Squad is looking for a Human Resource Manager to provide great internal customer support and drive HR functional excellence and process improvement. As an HR Manager at Community Impact Newspaper, your goal will be an enthusiastic team player with a strong drive to create a positive work environment, identify training and development needs across the company and prescribe the most effective programs to address those needs. In addition, you will manage and support various HR programs that are both in place or being developed.

Here’s a sampling of what you’ll tackle in this role:

  • Actively contribute towards the People Strategy by delivering the full scope of HR activities such as performance management, total rewards, people operations, employee relations, organizational development, coaching and team development and organizational change
  • Advise managers & employees on issues - identifying performance improvement, identifying key talent, and succession planning
  • Provide coaching and consulting to managers regarding employee relations matters
  • Provide employee relations support including counseling employees and documenting investigations
  • Ability to successfully monitor and ensure a high level of employee engagement
  • Experience with rapid and complex changing work environment
  • Passion for innovative HR solutions and process improvement
  • Trains and coaches managers, supervisors and others involved in employee development efforts
  • Plan, organize and facilitate employee development and training events
  • Consult & influence managers to maximize organizational effectiveness

The right fit:

You have......

  • A completed Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university 
  • 5+ years human resource experience
  • Strong understanding of state and federal HR laws and regulations.
  • SHRM-CP/SCP or PHR/SPHR certification, preferred
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills including email etiquette
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills
  • Ability to multitask and deal effectively with time pressures
  • Ability to perform assigned job responsibilities in a timely manner and with minimal supervision
  • Flexibility in performing tasks outside of basic responsibilities

Reporter-Katy - South Houston

Company Name: Community Impact Newspaper

Department Name: Editorial

Office Address: 10701 Corporate Drive

Postal Code: 77477

Open Date: 5/16/2017 12:00:00 AM

Position Title: Reporter-Katy

City: Stafford

Office Name: South Houston

Who we are:

Community Impact Newspaper (CI) is Texas’s fastest-growing news organization and the most distributed news source for relevant and useful information at the local level. Our award-winning newspaper now has 22 hyperlocal newspapers and reaches more than 1.7 million Texans.

We hold firmly to the belief that we are here to accomplish something great. We are driven to deliver the best to our readers, our advertisers and to each other. We define excellence as our minimum standard, and we achieve success by looking beyond traditional practices. We are uncompromising in our ethics and values.

We believe work is not a place, but rather a thing you do. Our rapidly growing product revolves around our core mission: to build communities of informed citizens and thriving businesses through the collaboration of a passionate team.

Working here can be a life-changing experience. We work hard and play hard - it’s intense, challenging and exhilarating. And that is exactly what makes being an Impacter so much fun!

The opportunity:

The Reporter works hard every day to relay the news that residents need and want to know about. The reporter covers City Council meetings and also writes about business, transportation, health care, events and more. Stories are published in our award-winning monthly, full-color publication and on our website, recently named the best non-daily news website in the country by the National Newspaper Association.

This position requires the ability to juggle multiple print and online deadlines, so multitasking capability is a must. We're looking for someone who has an understanding of the way city government functions. It is essential to be motivated, trustworthy and levelheaded under pressure to be successful in this position.

Responsibilities:

  • Generate original story ideas and present them at internal planning meetings
  • Investigate, analyze, and interpret newsworthy events taking place within and outside the assigned community to produce and write original, engaging, and content-appropriate news stories, including features and web stories
  • Contribute ideas for graphics and sidebars for each story
  • Develop, maintain, and grow network of news sources and community contacts
  • Maintain accurate source and contact records that are easily accessible by team members
  • Research and maintain awareness of current and future business development, by attending city council meetings, school board meetings, commissioners court meetings, and other community events to ensure a steady flow of news
  • Interview news sources in person (occasionally from the desk) and from a variety of perspectives to ensure accurate reporting
  • Commit to the highest level of accuracy and complete all writing within established deadlines
  • Provide oversight and leadership to interns
  • Exercise independent discretion and judgment in how and where to promote the company to readers, community leaders, news sources, and the general public
  • Represent the company in a positive and professional manner at networking events and other external functions
  • Must be able to drive and provide own transportation and motorist insurance
  • Assist in other duties as instructed or required
  • Must be punctual and maintain an acceptable attendance record
  • Must adhere to company policies and procedures

The Right Fit:

You have….

  • Bachelors degree in journalism or related field
  • 1 year prior experience with other print publication(s)
  • Hard news experience, especially in covering governmental bodies
  • Experience with photography a plus

Bonus points for...

  • Shoot photographs for stories as needed
  • Contribute stories and editorial knowledge to special publications such as Connected and Healthcare Directory
  • Check art/text consistency for assigned projects
  • Maintain a professional appearance
  • Comply with other job-related instructions and perform any other duties that, in the opinion of the Editor, General Manager or any other supervisor(s), are reasonably related to his/her primary job responsibilities, required to assist other employees, or complement Community Impact Newspaper's efforts generally

Reporter-Northwest Austin - Pflugerville

Company Name: Community Impact Newspaper

Department Name: Editorial

Office Address: 16225 Impact Way, Ste. 1

Postal Code: 78660

Open Date: 5/24/2017 12:00:00 AM

Position Title: Reporter-Northwest Austin

City: Pflugerville

Office Name: Pflugerville

Who we are:

Community Impact Newspaper (CI) is Texas’s fastest-growing news organization and the most distributed news source for relevant and useful information at the local level. Our award-winning newspaper now has 22 hyperlocal newspapers and reaches more than 1.7 million Texans.

We hold firmly to the belief that we are here to accomplish something great. We are driven to deliver the best to our readers, our advertisers and to each other. We define excellence as our minimum standard, and we achieve success by looking beyond traditional practices. We are uncompromising in our ethics and values.

We believe work is not a place, but rather a thing you do. Our rapidly growing product revolves around our core mission: to build communities of informed citizens and thriving businesses through the collaboration of a passionate team.

Working here can be a life-changing experience. We work hard and play hard - it’s intense, challenging and exhilarating. And that is exactly what makes being an Impacter so much fun!

The opportunity:

The Reporter works hard every day to relay the news that residents need and want to know about. The reporter covers City Council meetings and also writes about business, transportation, health care, events and more. Stories are published in our award-winning monthly, full-color publication and on our website, recently named the best non-daily news website in the country by the National Newspaper Association.

This position requires the ability to juggle multiple print and online deadlines, so multitasking capability is a must. We're looking for someone who has an understanding of the way city government functions. It is essential to be motivated, trustworthy and levelheaded under pressure to be successful in this position.

Responsibilities:

  • Generate original story ideas and present them at internal planning meetings
  • Investigate, analyze, and interpret newsworthy events taking place within and outside the assigned community to produce and write original, engaging, and content-appropriate news stories, including features and web stories
  • Contribute ideas for graphics and sidebars for each story
  • Develop, maintain, and grow network of news sources and community contacts
  • Maintain accurate source and contact records that are easily accessible by team members
  • Research and maintain awareness of current and future business development, by attending city council meetings, school board meetings, commissioners court meetings, and other community events to ensure a steady flow of news
  • Interview news sources in person (occasionally from the desk) and from a variety of perspectives to ensure accurate reporting
  • Commit to the highest level of accuracy and complete all writing within established deadlines
  • Provide oversight and leadership to interns
  • Exercise independent discretion and judgment in how and where to promote the company to readers, community leaders, news sources, and the general public
  • Represent the company in a positive and professional manner at networking events and other external functions
  • Must be able to drive and provide own transportation and motorist insurance
  • Assist in other duties as instructed or required
  • Must be punctual and maintain an acceptable attendance record
  • Must adhere to company policies and procedures

The Right Fit:

You have….

  • Bachelors degree in journalism or related field
  • 1 year prior experience with other print publication(s)
  • Hard news experience, especially in covering governmental bodies
  • Experience with photography a plus

Bonus points for...

  • Shoot photographs for stories as needed
  • Contribute stories and editorial knowledge to special publications such as Connected and Healthcare Directory
  • Check art/text consistency for assigned projects
  • Maintain a professional appearance
  • Comply with other job-related instructions and perform any other duties that, in the opinion of the Editor, General Manager or any other supervisor(s), are reasonably related to his/her primary job responsibilities, required to assist other employees, or complement Community Impact Newspaper's efforts generally

Reporter-Sugar Land/Missouri City - South Houston

Company Name: Community Impact Newspaper

Department Name: Editorial

Office Address: 10701 Corporate Drive

Postal Code: 77477

Open Date: 5/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

Position Title: Reporter-Sugar Land/Missouri City

City: Stafford

Office Name: South Houston

Who we are:

Community Impact Newspaper (CI) is Texas’s fastest-growing news organization and the most distributed news source for relevant and useful information at the local level. Our award-winning newspaper now has 22 hyperlocal newspapers and reaches more than 1.7 million Texans.

We hold firmly to the belief that we are here to accomplish something great. We are driven to deliver the best to our readers, our advertisers and to each other. We define excellence as our minimum standard, and we achieve success by looking beyond traditional practices. We are uncompromising in our ethics and values.

We believe work is not a place, but rather a thing you do. Our rapidly growing product revolves around our core mission: to build communities of informed citizens and thriving businesses through the collaboration of a passionate team.

Working here can be a life-changing experience. We work hard and play hard - it’s intense, challenging and exhilarating. And that is exactly what makes being an Impacter so much fun!

The opportunity:

The Reporter works hard every day to relay the news that residents need and want to know about. The reporter covers City Council meetings and also writes about business, transportation, health care, events and more. Stories are published in our award-winning monthly, full-color publication and on our website, recently named the best non-daily news website in the country by the National Newspaper Association.

This position requires the ability to juggle multiple print and online deadlines, so multitasking capability is a must. We're looking for someone who has an understanding of the way city government functions. It is essential to be motivated, trustworthy and levelheaded under pressure to be successful in this position.

Responsibilities:

  • Generate original story ideas and present them at internal planning meetings
  • Investigate, analyze, and interpret newsworthy events taking place within and outside the assigned community to produce and write original, engaging, and content-appropriate news stories, including features and web stories
  • Contribute ideas for graphics and sidebars for each story
  • Develop, maintain, and grow network of news sources and community contacts
  • Maintain accurate source and contact records that are easily accessible by team members
  • Research and maintain awareness of current and future business development, by attending city council meetings, school board meetings, commissioners court meetings, and other community events to ensure a steady flow of news
  • Interview news sources in person (occasionally from the desk) and from a variety of perspectives to ensure accurate reporting
  • Commit to the highest level of accuracy and complete all writing within established deadlines
  • Provide oversight and leadership to interns
  • Exercise independent discretion and judgment in how and where to promote the company to readers, community leaders, news sources, and the general public
  • Represent the company in a positive and professional manner at networking events and other external functions
  • Must be able to drive and provide own transportation and motorist insurance
  • Assist in other duties as instructed or required
  • Must be punctual and maintain an acceptable attendance record
  • Must adhere to company policies and procedures

The Right Fit:

You have….

  • Bachelors degree in journalism or related field
  • 1 year prior experience with other print publication(s)
  • Hard news experience, especially in covering governmental bodies
  • Experience with photography a plus

Bonus points for...

  • Shoot photographs for stories as needed
  • Contribute stories and editorial knowledge to special publications such as Connected and Healthcare Directory
  • Check art/text consistency for assigned projects
  • Maintain a professional appearance
  • Comply with other job-related instructions and perform any other duties that, in the opinion of the Editor, General Manager or any other supervisor(s), are reasonably related to his/her primary job responsibilities, required to assist other employees, or complement Community Impact Newspaper's efforts generally

OUR APPLICATION PROCESS

STEP 1: Initial call

If your qualifications are a match, our recruiter will reach out to  you to schedule a short, informal call to get to know you and your work experience.

STEP 2: Assessments

Based on your experience and how our screening call went, we will send you an online assessment to learn about your skills and personality.

STEP 3: In-person interviews

If your assessment results are in line with the expectations for the job you applied for, we will reach out to schedule a formal first interview.

STEP 4: Final decision

As soon as the final interview concludes, you will learn the outcome of your potential employment within a few days.

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