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The State Journal is an equal opportunity employer is dedicated to providing a broad outreach regarding job vacancies. We seek the help of local organizations in referring qualified applicants to our newspaper organization. Organizations that wish to receive vacancy information should contact us by mail:

The State Journal

P.O. Box 11848,
Charleston, WV 25339
Attn: HR Director

Research Director: West Virginia Media is looking for a full-time, research director who will provide research support to multiple TV stations, Newspaper, and Digital Media outlets within the company including the executive office of the CEO, the sales, news and creative services departments. The Research Director is responsible for understanding, analyzing and interpreting the multiple software programs available like Rentrak, Marshall Marketing, Ad Connections and Google Analytics. The RD is also responsible for assisting all sales representatives and putting together the research presentations and one-sheets that communicate the station’s strengths and benefits to our advertising partners. This position also works closely with news and creative services to provide and interpret research that will lend in growing our audience for all our platforms.. Please send resume to Human Resources, PO Box 11848, Charleston, WV 25339-1848 or West Virginia Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Writer/Producer/Editor: West Virginia Media is seeking a creative and energetic writer/producer/ editor to join our creative team in Charleston WV. You will handle topical, image, proof of performance, and digital projects for WOWK and our state wide news network. Proven writing skills and non-linear Avid editing experience required, Cinema 4D, Photoshop and After Effects are our tools of choice, related college degree a plus. If you have what it takes to create news promos that will turn heads and cut through the clutter, send your resume and demo tape to: or Human Resources, PO Box 11848, Charleston, WV 25339. West Virginia Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Reporters:  The State Journal, a statewide, weekly newspaper that focuses on business, government, energy and law in West Virginia, is looking for Reporters. Applicants should enjoy the challenge of covering a diverse state with a unique set of challenges and opportunities. Our stories are picked up by national news services and our reporters speak about their subjects on television and radio. We break daily news online and on social media, and we tell the full story with analysis in print each week. The State Journal is owned by West Virginia Media, a company that includes television stations in West Virginia's major markets. A bachelor's degree in journalism or a related field is preferred. Candidates must be familiar with AP style. Comfort working in a fast-paced environment with several different deadlines each day is a must. Successful candidates are reporters who can generate their own story ideas and compete for front page space. The ideal candidate will work to become known as the best on his or her beat in the entire state. Two years of experience preferred. To apply, send cover letter, resume and three work samples to Human Resources, The State Journal, PO Box 11848, Charleston, WV, 25339 or by email to The State Journal is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Account Executives: The State Journal, a WV Media company, has openings for Sales Account Executives. Applicants must be self motivated and eager to build new business and offer exceptional customer service to clients in a professional manner. A college degree and prior sales experience is required. Knowledge and understanding of media sales is preferred. This position offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. To apply send cover letter and resume to Human Resources, The State Journal, PO Box 11848, Charleston, WV 25339, or email No phone calls please. The State Journal is an Equal Opportunity Employer.