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Open Positions at the RJ

The Las Vegas Review-Journal is a 167,000-circulation morning daily serving the Las Vegas valley, one of the fastest-growing areas in the nation. We are Nevada’s largest newspaper and have more than 400 employees.

Jobs listed in this section are not all-inclusive, but generally represent non-entry-level positions that require higher levels of knowledge and experience.

Any job offer which may be made is contingent upon passing a pre-employment drug screen, and may, depending on the position, be subject to a background investigation. The Review-Journal is an equal opportunity employer.

For information on Review-Journal internships, click here.


Investigative Reporter
Las Vegas, NV
The Las Vegas Review-Journal, one of the country’s 25 largest metro daily newspapers, is seeking an investigative reporter to produce hard-hitting, government-accountability investigations. We are looking for someone with a track record of impactful journalism that leads to change. Full-time investigative reporting experience is preferred, but we also will consider experienced beat reporters who have a history of delivering top-notch enterprise, investigative and public-records journalism.

This position will round out the Review-Journal’s award-winning, five-member investigative team. Las Vegas is a target-rich environment. In recent years, our stories have sparked indictments at the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, the Henderson constable’s office and the Nye County Sheriff’s Office. Other investigations resulted in audits and changes to state law. To be considered, your work should show those kinds of results.

Applicants should have extensive experience with public records requests and computer-assisted data analysis. Candidates who have extensive CAR skills will be given higher priority in the search process. Reporters on the team are allowed significant time to produce long-term projects but also are expected to develop quick turns and shorter investigations

Las Vegas is as dynamic a news market as anywhere in the country, and the Review-Journal is the area’s dominant news source. Southern Nevada is home to about 2.3 million people, plus up to 200,000 visitors on any given day. It is a diverse metro area with a vibrant downtown and cultural scene, and it’s a half-day drive or less to some of the West’s most spectacular outdoor recreation and national parks.

Among many honors, the Review-Journal has captured 46 Best of the West awards over the past six years, and it won two Sigma Delta Chi Awards for deadline reporting in three years. We’re an innovative, collaborative newsroom that was named one of “10 Publishers That Do It Right” by Editor & Publisher in both 2022 and 2023. Additionally, the Review-Journal was the local media honoree at The Poynter Institute’s 2023 Bowtie Ball in Tampa.

The Review-Journal is an equal-opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace. A pre-employment drug screening is mandatory.

To apply, provide a cover letter, resume, references, samples of your best work and a list of five Nevada-specific story ideas that would have you hitting the ground running. Email them to Investigations Editor Arthur Kane at akane@reviewjournal.com with the subject line “Application for investigative reporter.”


Politics Editor
Las Vegas, NV
The Las Vegas Review-Journal, Nevada’s leading news organization, is looking for a high-energy, detail-oriented, organized and motivated politics and government editor to guide coverage of the 2024 election and beyond. Nevada is one of the country’s few true swing states, which leads to intense presidential campaigning and highly competitive federal and statewide races. The spotlight of the national political media is a regular presence in Las Vegas, which is home to a diverse electorate.

We’re seeking an experienced storyteller who’s able to spot trends, be a watchdog, and cultivate enterprise as well as recognize breaking news of importance to Southern Nevadans. We need a strong communicator who can mentor and motivate reporters, fine-tune copy and function as part of a team. The job requires strong news judgment, in-depth knowledge of politics and the workings of local government, a sense of urgency, and the ability to work with others. We’re also looking for a bulldog with a track record of requesting and fighting for public records.

The ideal candidate is digitally focused and comfortable navigating metrics and data, can work well under deadline pressure and elevate stories, and has the skills to make complicated issues understandable. We want an editor who understands the importance of producing work that is helpful to voters, embraces alternative story forms when possible, and can re-engage disgruntled voters with the news.

Las Vegas is as dynamic a news market as anywhere in the country, and the Review-Journal is the area’s dominant news source. Southern Nevada is home to about 2.3 million people, plus up to 200,000 visitors on any given day. It is a diverse metro area with a vibrant downtown and cultural scene, and it’s a half-day drive or less to some of the West’s most spectacular outdoor recreation and national parks.

Among many honors, the Review-Journal has captured 46 Best of the West awards over the past six years, and it won two Sigma Delta Chi Awards for deadline reporting in three years. We’re an innovative, collaborative newsroom that was named one of “10 Publishers That Do It Right” by Editor & Publisher in both 2022 and 2023. Additionally, the Review-Journal was the local media honoree at The Poynter Institute’s 2023 Bowtie Ball in Tampa.

The Review-Journal is an equal-opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace. A pre-employment drug screening is mandatory.

Please send a resume, cover letter, references and samples of your best work to Carri Geer, assistant managing editor, at cgeer@reviewjournal.com. Please include “Politics editor opening” in the subject line.


Director of Digital Operations
Remote (Las Vegas, NV highly preferred)
Oversees the digital optimization team, the digital analytics team, the account management team, the fulfillment of all DMS products and the reporting for digital campaigns. Works in conjunction with Account Executives and interacts directly with clients to facilitate, optimize, and report on advanced digital campaigns. Role includes the fulfilment of programmatic, email, and social digital advertising, management of SEM & SEO campaigns, trafficking of our owned and operated campaigns and reporting for all digital campaigns. Responsibilities involve collaborating with our outside partners who help support our initiatives along with vetting new vendors.
● Manages a Digital team including Optimization, Analytics and Account Management.
● Oversees the fulfilment of all DMS products from both in-house execution and vendor fulfillment.
● Aiding in monitoring rates and creating packages that Account Executives can sell.
● Assists RFP execution and client-facing sales calls.
● Provides reporting and upsell opportunities where needed.
● Spearheads reporting optimizations through continuous analysis of GDS capabilities to find areas of efficiency through automation.
● Responsible for training, recruiting, onboarding and overall success of all reports within Operations & Analytics teams.
● Serves as the main point of contact for vendor fulfillment to ensure proper campaign execution, superior process implementation, competitive contract negotiation and overall health of relationship.
● Oversees the fulfilment of all digital campaigns and ensures that closed sales are executed properly.
● Creates Google Data Studio dashboards for all digital campaigns.
● Provides custom reporting when needed based on tiered levels of service.
● Continuously monitors campaign performance and return-on-ad-spend (ROAS) while suggesting and implementing ongoing optimization strategies to hit and exceed assigned KPIs.
● Works cross-departmentally with all digital sellers within the Las Vegas Review Journal and Lightning Digital to ensure proper sales and execution support based on tiered levels of service.
In addition, the Director of Digital Operations will be tasked with being a leader in knowledge and education, not limited to involvement with higher-level sales opportunities, team training and education advancement, and initiative in staying on top of the latest industry trends and best practices. High emotional intelligence and superior communication skills are crucial to be successful in this position. The standards of performance include the following:
● Achieve company’s core KPI goals.
● Overall digital revenue growth and profit margin of DMS product line.

Qualifications, Skills, and Characteristics Required:
● Minimum of 4 years of digital campaign management and reporting experience preferred, with 5 years minimum client-facing experience necessary.
● Highly analytical and able to derive meaning from data through A/B testing and other digital campaign optimization.
● Strong understanding of building campaigns and supporting metrics to measure effectiveness with experience in adjusting and adapting campaign elements based on measurements.
● Impeccable organizational skills. Actively manages day-to-day aspects of all assigned campaigns, maintaining account prioritization and delivering weekly status updates to key stakeholders.
● Drive for continuous learning to keep up with the ever-evolving digital landscape.
● Must be proficient with Google Analytics, Paid Search, Microsoft Office Suite, G suite and current ad serving DSP and DMP partners, Google Analytics, Google Ad 360, Microsoft Office Suite, and current ad serving DSP and DMP partners including The Trade Desk, Basis, and Simpli.Fi.
● Experience aiding in the sales process of sophisticated digital campaigns preferred.
● Must pass pre-employment drug test and background screening.
● Minimum of a 2 year degree from college or university.
● Minimum of 2 years successful people management experience preferred.
Why You’ll Love Working at Lightning Digital:
● Make Good Money: Competitive salaries and benefits because we all win together.
● Happy Clients: In-house execution for enhanced control over campaign execution.
● Commitment to Work/Life Balance: Taking vacation is encouraged.
● 401k Matching: Because no one wants to work until they die.
● Your Leader: Reporting directly to the General Manager, who’s focused on streamlining workflows and growing you in your role with consistent career pathing.
● Your Team: The supportive, driven, and talented people who will make you laugh every day.
● Culture: Only good vibes need apply.
Please send resume with “Director of Digital Operations” in subject line to: hrdept@reviewjournal.com

Lightning Digital is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Senior Digital Optimization Specialist
Works in conjunction with Account Executives to facilitate, optimize, and report on advanced digital campaigns. Role includes the fulfillment of programmatic and social digital advertising, management of SEM & SEO campaigns, trafficking of our owned and operated campaigns and reporting for all digital campaigns.

  • Oversees the fulfillment of all digital campaigns of assigned teams.
  • Ensures that closed sales are executed properly.
  • Creates Google Data Studio dashboard for all digital campaigns.
  • Provides custom reporting when needed based on tiered levels of service.
  • Continuously monitors campaign performance and return-on-ad-spend (ROAS) while suggesting and implementing ongoing optimization strategies to hit and exceed assigned KPIs.
  • Aides in monitoring rates and creating packages that the Account Executives can sell.

In addition, the Senior Digital Optimization Specialist will be tasked with being a leader in knowledge and education, not limited to involvement with higher-level sales opportunities, team training and education advancement, and initiative in staying on top of the latest industry trends and best practices.

Qualifications, Skills, and Characteristics Required:

    • Minimum of 4 years of digital campaign management experience preferred.
    • Highly analytical and able to derive meaning from data through A/B testing and other digital campaign optimization.
    • Strong understanding of building campaigns and supporting metrics to measure effectiveness with experience in adjusting and adapting campaign elements based on measurements.
    • Impeccable organizational skills. Actively manages day-to-day aspects of all assigned campaigns, maintaining account prioritization and delivering weekly status updates to key stakeholders.
    • Drive for continuous learning to keep up with the ever-evolving digital landscape.
    • Must be familiar with Google Analytics, Paid Search, Microsoft Office Suite, G Suite and current ad serving DSP and DMP partners.
    • Experience aiding in the sales process of sophisticated digital campaigns preferred.
    • Must pass a pre-employment drug test and background screening.
    • This position is based in Nevada

Why You’ll Love Working at Lightning Digital:

  • Make Good Money: Competitive salaries because we all win together!
  • Happy Clients: In-house execution for enhanced control over campaign execution.
  • Commitment to Work/Life Balance: Taking vacation is encouraged!
  • Your Leader: Reporting directly to the Director of Digital Optimization, who is focused on streamlining workflows and growing you in your role with consistent career pathing.
  • Your Team: The supportive, driven, and talented people who will make you laugh everyday.

We offer a generous benefit plan that includes a 401(k) with company match.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Please send resume to hrdept@reviewjournal.com with “Senior Digital Optimization Specialist” in the subject line.


Breaking News/Criminal Justice Reporter

The Las Vegas Review-Journal is seeking a reporter to join a team that covers police, courts and other breaking news in Southern Nevada. We are looking for a journalist who embraces video and multimedia storytelling, can write with context and clarity, and has a passion for being first on breaking stories.
This is a busy beat that consistently drives significant online traffic. The beat requires a mix of daily breaking news, second- and third-day follows, and longer-term enterprise pieces.
The ideal candidate is digitally focused, can work well under deadline pressure, use social media to live-tweet and break news, shoot and edit video from a smartphone, develop sources and make complicated issues understandable. He or she must have initiative, energy, a good work ethic and be a passionate storyteller. Members of the team are expected to roll to breaking news scenes and report from them, then move as directed by editors.
The candidate will be expected to write quickly for the web with updates as events develop, and then wrap a write-through for the newspaper. The ability to converse in Spanish and comfortably interact with subjects who prefer communicating in Spanish is another plus.
Candidates should have familiarity with PACER and other online case-lookup services, as well as experience filing public records requests and navigating court calendars and jail records.
Requirements:
· Bachelor’s degree in English, communications, journalism or related field.
· At least two years of reporting experience at news organizations, or a recent college graduate with at least one internship at a mid-major or major news organization.
· Ability to manage a busy beat using strong organizational and communication skills.
· Strong reporting and writing skills.
· Familiarity with social media.
· Ability to shoot video to accompany stories.

Las Vegas is as dynamic a news market as anywhere in the country, and the Review-Journal is the area’s dominant news source. Southern Nevada is home to about 2.3 million people, plus up to 200,000 visitors on any given day. It is a diverse metro area with a vibrant downtown and cultural scene, and it’s a half-day drive or less to some of the West’s most spectacular outdoor recreation and national parks.
The Review-Journal is an equal opportunity employer and drug-free workplace. Passing a drug screening is a requirement for employment. This position is based in Las Vegas, Nevada, and requires a reliable vehicle.

We offer a generous benefits package including 401(k) with matching contributions.

Please send a cover letter, resume and samples of your best work to Carri Geer, assistant managing editor for news and business, at cgeer@reviewjournal.com.



Bilingual Copy Editor

The Las Vegas Review-Journal is seeking an experienced bilingual copy editor for its universal desk. The ideal candidate can write catchy headlines in English or Spanish, catch mistakes others miss, quickly compile roundups and turn around a late-breaking, section-front story in a matter of minutes. The candidate should be comfortable proofing and releasing final pages and should also have the ability to take on special projects — such as special sections and books — and work with others to plan sections and coordinate copy flow for print, digital and other platforms. Pagination experience is also desirable since occasional design work could be required.

Qualifications include:

• A minimum of three years of experience as a copy editor at a mid-size to metro daily newspaper

• Proficiency in editing and writing in both English and Spanish

• Proficiency in writing headlines, captions, teases and other display copy to specifications

• Familiarity with The Associated Press Stylebook

• A basic understanding of Adobe InDesign

• Experience with WireTracker and/or NewsEngin would be a plus

Las Vegas is as dynamic a news market as anywhere in the country, and the Review-Journal is the area’s dominant news source. Southern Nevada is home to about 2.3 million people, plus up to 200,000 visitors on any given day. It is a diverse metro area with a vibrant downtown and cultural scene, and it’s a half-day drive or less to some of the West’s most spectacular outdoor recreation and national parks.

The Review-Journal is an equal opportunity employer and drug-free workplace. Passing a drug and background screen is a requirement for employment. This position is based in Las Vegas, Nevada, and requires a reliable vehicle.

We offer a generous benefits package including 401(k) with matching contributions.

Please send a cover letter, resume and samples of your best work to Nathan Estep, assistant managing editor for visuals, at nestep@reviewjournal.com.



SALES TRAINER
The Las Vegas Review-Journal, a multi-media news and information organization, is currently seeking a highly motivated, self-starter, and sales minded individual to create, develop and mold a new sales training program for the advertising sales team. The sales team works with local, regional and/or national companies to develop an advertising strategy and program to reach their target audiences while maximizing ROI goals. We want you to develop this team to be the best in class!

Responsible for assembling, scaling, and managing a best-in-class Sales Training program for our Advertising Sales department. Set the vision and strategy to develop, deliver, and own programs, processes and tools that result in a more successful and productive sales organization. Provide a wide range of onboarding and training options, tools, and resources to educate the sales team. Focus on the development, launch, and ownership of ongoing management of sales training, methodologies, playbooks, and onboarding to drive results as we scale. Conduct skills gap analyses, prepare learning material and evaluate results after each training session. Work closely with our sales management team and individual salespeople to identify challenges they face on-the-job and recommend ways to increase productivity and overall performance of our sales teams and ensure they have the skills to achieve their goals.

Qualifications and Skills
• Proven work experience as a Sales Trainer or similar role
• Experience training sales representatives with wide range of experience (junior level representatives to sales management) and have the ability to coach and mentor sales professionals to enhance their skills and performance. Must be able to provide constructive feedback, offer guidance, set development goals, and motivate individuals to achieve their targets.
• Must have a strong understanding of sales techniques, processes, and best practices and must be knowledgeable about various sales methodologies, product/service offerings, and industry trends to provide valuable and relevant training content.
• Should possess strong training and presentation skills to deliver engaging and informative sessions and must be able to structure and organize trainings, deliver presentations with clarity and energy, and utilize techniques to facilitate effective learning and skill development.
• Strong interpersonal skills as you interact with various stakeholders, including trainees, sales managers, and executives. Ability to build rapport, establish trust, and maintain professional relationships to effectively collaborate and support the sales team.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills to effectively convey information, explain concepts, and engage trainees. Must be able to clearly and concisely articulate ideas, listen actively, and adapt their communication style to different individuals and group dynamics.
• Hands-on experience with e-learning platforms and must be proficient in the use of technology and relevant tools to leverage learning platforms, multimedia resources, and software for training purposes. Must be comfortable with learning management systems, video conferencing tools, and other technology that enhances training delivery
• Must have strong analytical and problem-solving skills to assess the training needs of the sales team, identify gaps, and develop effective training programs. Must also be skilled at problem-solving and be able to address challenges or obstacles that arise during training and find appropriate solutions.
• Demonstrate a continuous learning orientation, keeping up with industry trends, new sales techniques, and evolving training methodologies. Should actively seek opportunities for personal and professional development to enhance their own knowledge and skills.
Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience or BS degree in Business Administration, Education, Human Resources or relevant field
• 5+ Years of Sales Training experience
• This position is based in Las Vegas

Why You’ll Love Working at the Review-Journal:
• Make Good Money: Competitive salaries with variable compensation because we all win together!
• Commitment to Work/Life Balance: Taking vacation is encouraged!
• 401k Matching: Because no one wants to work until they die.
• Your Leader: Reporting directly to the Sr. VP of Sales, who’s focused on streamlining workflows, continuous learning and education, and developing employees.
• The Team: The supportive, driven, and talented people who will make you laugh everyday. We are really fun.
• Culture: Work hard, play hard.

We offer a generous benefit plan that includes a 401(k) with company match.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

Please send resume to hrdept@reviewjournal.com with “SALES TRAINER” in the subject line.


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