Would you like to be a part of building the bold project in community journalism that is the New Britain Independent?

 

The New Britain Progressive is dedicated to truthful reporting of the news in the New Britain community – empowering the community with facts. The New Britain Progressive is a bold project, but built on simple ideals – that the news should be about empowering people with the truth rather than being just another agent of the powerful. We believe that is the real purpose of freedom of the press.

We are working to build this bold project, so join us as we grow!

Here are some opportunities to get involved:


Reporters – writers

The New Britain Progressive is looking for good writers to join our team of volunteer reporters. Are you interested in applying your talents at writing, serving the New Britain community with news and information, while you show the world the quality of your work? Do you want to make a difference by being a part of building the future of news – grassroots community journalism?

If you are interested in joining our team, please email at newbritainprogressive@gmail.com.

At this time, all reporting positions are unpaid, volunteer-only.


Reporters – video journalism

The New Britain Progressive is looking for people to join our team of volunteer reporters with a talent for video journalism. Are you interested in applying your talents at capturing news and events on video, serving the New Britain community with news and information, while you show the world the quality of your work? Do you want to make a difference by being a part of building the future of news – grassroots community journalism?

We are looking for video journalists with abilities at capturing video, conducting video interviews and editing their recordings into quality news segments.

If you are interested in joining our team, please email us at newbritainprogressive@gmail.com.

At this time, all reporting positions are unpaid, volunteer-only.


Graphic artists

The New Britain Progressive is looking for graphic artists to join our team of talented volunteers. Are you good at graphic design and want to make a difference by being a part of building the New Britain Independent?

As the Progressive grows, we will be placing more ads. We are interested in people who would like the opportunity to show off their abilities at designing advertising, while helping us grow. If you are interested, please email us at newbritainprogressive@gmail.com.

At this time, all graphic design positions are unpaid, volunteer-only.


Advertising manager

The New Britain Progressive is seeking a talented, motivated person to join our team of volunteers in the position of Advertising Manager.

Would you like to be a leader in building the New Britain Progressive, applying your abilities to creating the future of news – grassroots community journalism? You can make a real difference by leading the New Britain Progressive’s advertising program.

The Advertising Manager will:

  • Manage Ad-Sellers’ contracts and evaluate their performance.
  • Receive proposed ads from Ad Seller(s).
  • Evaluate ad viability and consistency with editorial policy.
  • Work with ad buyers on the content and presentation of ads.
  • Manage graphic artists in the creation of advertising, when needed.
  • Track the quantity of ad sales attributable to each Ad Seller contractor.
  • Prepare reports of ad sales and payments owed to Ad Sellers.

Qualifications include:

  • Experience or training in advertising.
  • Some graphic design skills, since the Advertising Manager is responsible for ensuring that ad creation is done.

If you are interested, please email us at newbritainprogressive@gmail.com.

At this time, the Advertising Manager position is unpaid and volunteer-only.


Ad-Sellers (independent contractors)

The New Britain Independent Newspaper, Inc., which publishes the New Britain Progressive, is interested in the services of independent contractors to sell advertising.

We are looking for Ad-Sellers who believe in the mission of the New Britain Progressive in building grassroots community journalism, and can show potential advertising buyers the advantage they have in advertising in the Progressive.

Responsibilities of our Ad-Seller contractors are to:

  • Identify potential buyers of advertising in the New Britain Progressive.
  • Solicit ads from potential advertisers.
  • Promote the value of advertising with the New Britain Progressive.
  • Explain New Britain Independent Newspaper, Inc.’s advertising terms and policies.
  • Present the Advertising Manager with proposed ads.
  • If approved by the New Britain Independent Newspaper, Inc., conclude the ad deals, obtain signatures and receive payment.
  • Bring ad sale payments to the New Britain Independent Newspaper, Inc. management.
  • Have and use own equipment and facilities for all advertising sales.

Qualifications include:

  • Experience or training in advertising sales.
  • Demonstrated trustworthiness.

Payment terms:

  • Contract terms will provide for a payment of 20% of the amount of any ad sales concluded for the New Britain Independent by an Ad-Seller.
  • Payments will be remitted monthly or at such other times as the contract provides.

If you are interested, please email a proposal demonstrating your qualifications and quality to newbritainprogressive@gmail.com.