[It’s not easy being a small scale publisher these days, and yet local newspapers provide the essential glue in bonding communities. Who else is going to cover the standings in the Horseshoe League or report on the tedious, yet essential happenings at Wednesday Selectboard meeting? How do you hit up local retailers for advertising when Amazon and Wal-Mart are eating their lunch? How do you produce the quality product demanded by readers when you’re not able to pay competitive wages? The answer is romance and the fulfillment that comes with being essential to the community core. SB John (Kiwi SBs) is facing just such a dilemma. Maybe someone in the Jungle can help him. SB SM]
Good Morning Stephen:
For 63 years, The News has met Charlotte’s needs for timely information on town affairs and stories about a wide range of topics of interest to residents. Charlotte is a lively town, sustained by dozens of committed volunteers, including many who write for the paper.
To get a better sense of who we are, and our values and mission, go to our website and check some recent stories, or call John Quinney, interim publisher, at (802) 318-7189.
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• plan and edit the paper
• ensure coverage of town meetings and newsworthy issues
• manage production staff, community writers and freelancers
• contribute bylined stories
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All the best,
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The Charlotte News