Ulster Publishing Careers: Advertising Sales Representative
Ulster Publishing is an independent, locally owned media company. It began in 1972 with the Woodstock Times, and now publishes the New Paltz Times, Kingston Times and Saugerties Times, plus Almanac Weekly, an arts & entertainment guide, and Hudson Valley One, a regional news and entertainment site.
Ulster Publishing has a mission: to reflect and enrich our communities. Our content is 100-percent local – locally written, photographed, edited, printed and distributed. We publicize local businesses and encourage our readers to shop local. We publicize local events because we want our communities to be vibrant places where people come together. We don’t just write about the controversy, but the good news too, because we love these communities and we want readers to know about the great people who live here. We don’t just write about our communities: we’re part of them.
A self-motivated and energetic person who cares about local businesses and wants to help them succeed because thriving local businesses are part of what makes the Hudson Valley (or any place) special. You like to shop locally and eat at locally-owned restaurants. You tend to feel invested in the success of these enterprises, sometimes thinking of ways they could better promote themselves and reach more potential customers.
You believe in community journalism and want it to succeed as well because, like local business, it helps preserve a sense of place. In a time of media consolidation and fake news, there’s something charming and essential about an independent local media company with fact-checked writers on the ground and in the trenches.
You’re aware that advertising options have multiplied for local businesses, but believe local media can offer something unique. You can sum up the pros and cons of those options and explain where a hyperlocal print and digital media campaign fits in. (That’s what you’re selling.)
Location: Office in Uptown Kingston, but we are flexible.
Area: Mostly Ulster and Dutchess counties, as well as some adjacent areas.
Compensation: Base + commission. Pay commensurate with experience.
Interested? Send a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.