Join a winning team known for exceeding its goals and always aiming to lead the pack.

Multimedia Advertising Sales

The #1 Weekly Newspaper in North America* is looking for a dynamic multimedia sales professional with the drive to succeed. The Observer Media Group (OMG) is a highly regarded, family-owned and operated multimedia publisher serving a premier target audience in Sarasota & Manatee County.

We are growing on all fronts and are looking for a self-starter with strong sales skills who is persuasive, energetic, focused and a relationship builder.
The ideal candidate will be:
· comfortable cold calling
· have good communication skills
· possess the ability to understand the marketing and advertising needs of a diverse range of businesses

You will sell our complete media offerings including print, digital and niche publications. Top candidates will have a proven track record of overcoming obstacles, achieving goals and engaging a diverse range of personalities.

We offer an excellent compensation plan ... The Sky’s the limit….the more successful you are, the more you’ll earn.
Benefits package include:
· 401K
· medical
· dental insurance
· life insurance
Send resume and cover letter to Jill Raleigh, Advertising Director, Observer Media Group, 1970 Main Street, 3rd Floor, Sarasota, FL 34326 or


Editorial: News reporter

Do you love to report on local news? Would you love reporting even more if you could do it near the beach in area that’s thriving?


If so, you could be the right candidate for the news reporter position at the East County Observer.

The East County Observer is part of the Observer Media Group, a family-owned and operated multimedia company based in Sarasota, Fla. The company publishes nine weekly newspapers throughout Florida, along with six websites. Altogether, our newspapers and websites reach more than 240,000 readers each week.

We’re looking for a self-starter who will work out of our Lakewood Ranch office on Main Street and quickly become the go-to person for all news and enterprise stories related to East County. You’ll report on local government and politics, real estate/development, tourism, insurance, breaking news. The position offers the opportunity to maximize the impact of your writing and reporting.

The Observer Media Group's newspapers are consistently recognized as some of the best publications in the state and the nation. In 2012 and 2013, Local Media Association named two of our newspapers, the Longboat Observer and Sarasota Observer, the top newspapers in North America for their respective categories.

The right candidate must be able to develop a network of sources who range from elected officials to neighborhood residents. Editors and writers with years of experience in East County will help point you in the right direction. With our hyper-local coverage, we need a reporter who can become a part of the community to discover and report what matters most to our readers. Photography/video skills are a plus.

If you’re looking for a company in which to grow and continue to build your reporting skills, this is the place for you. The ideal candidate is enthusiastic and has a strong desire to continue to learn and be a part of a young, energetic team. While our print papers are weekly, we are a daily news operation, posting breaking news and features on our website,

Pay is competitive and commensurate with experience. Full benefits are included.

Send your resume, including references, three to five clips, and a note explaining why you’re the ideal candidate for the job to Managing Editor Kurt Schultheis at







1970 Main Street, Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-3468

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