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Catolico, Rodriguez Join Euclid Media Group Papers for ‘New Voices’ Fellowship

This month, two new writers will join the ranks at Euclid Media Group — the first-ever fellows in a new one-year program offered by the alt-weekly publishing company.

Eleanore Catolico

Brandon Rodriguez

A freelance writer based in Detroit, Eleanore Catolico will be embedded within Detroit Metro Times for a year. Brandon Rodriguez, who was most recently working in Denver, will be relocating to his native San Antonio to work with the San Antonio Current.

The New Voices fellowship was created to identify and develop the next generation of alt-weekly writers, by recruiting new voices and giving them a chance to try their hand at long-form narrative storytelling.

“Eleanore and Brandon both immediately caught our attention when they applied for the fellowship,” said Euclid Media Group’s Executive Editor Sarah Fenske. “Both are gifted writers with a diversity of life experiences. I can’t wait to see the work they’ll do.”

Catolico, 32, wrote movingly in her fellowship application about being raised by her Filipino immigrant parents in a working-class Detroit suburb and how she found her voice. A graduate of DePaul University, she has been a documentary producer, a podcast contributor, and a beat reporter. She spent most of her 20s working as an English tutor in K-12 and community college settings.

“Thanks to this new fellowship, Eleanore is able to return to Metro Times, where she showed great promise as an intern early in her career in journalism, and she has continued to grow,” said Metro Times editor-in-chief Lee DeVito. “I know this opportunity will allow her to write the kind of long-form deep-dives that you won’t read in other outlets.”

Rodriguez, 25, is a graduate of the University of Colorado in Boulder with a degree in urban design who wrote in his application about his stint as a wildland firefighter. He has also been an assistant marketing manager and was most recently food and booze reporter for Denver’s 303 Magazine.

“It was clear from the outset that Brandon was the kind of enthusiastic, inquisitive and dedicated journalist who would make a great addition to the team,” said Sanford Nowlin, editor-in-chief of the San Antonio Current. “We’re thrilled to give him the opportunity to return to his hometown and tell stories vital to this community.”

Euclid Media received applications from around the U.S. for its inaugural class of fellows and hopes to offer the program again after the first year is completed. Interested applicants should check back at euclidmediagroup.com in the fall of 2023 for more information.

Euclid Media New Voices Fellowship

Are you a reporter who’s dreamed of writing in-depth stories — but have never gotten the time and space to get to the bottom of things? Or maybe you’ve always loved writing, but chose a different career … only to regret abandoning your calling. Maybe you just need someone to give you a chance to show what you can do.

Euclid Media Group’s New Voices Fellowship could be that chance. This brand-new, paid fellowship aims to help writers from nontraditional backgrounds get a start in long-form journalism. For one year, fellows will work closely with a designated editor to tackle complex stories that go beyond daily deadlines, cultivating the kind of deeply reported narratives that alt-weeklies have long been known for.

We’re looking for candidates with a passion for storytelling, no matter their background. We’re especially interested in amplifying the voices of people of color and candidates from nontraditional backgrounds, whether you’re a first-generation college student, a newcomer to journalism or a reporter at a small paper looking for new opportunities.

What will fellows do?

You’ll write — and write some more. Our editors will work with you to develop story ideas that dig into life in the city where you’ll live and work. Successful fellows will write several cover stories throughout their fellowship, and can also earn bylines in other areas of coverage (including food or arts) depending on their interests.

By working closely with an editor, you’ll learn how to develop story ideas outside the daily news cycle and learn to manage long-form projects. You’ll also get mentoring and feedback that will help you develop as a writer.

What is Euclid Media?

Euclid Media Group publishes alt-weeklies in eight cities around the U.S.: Detroit, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Orlando, Tampa, St. Louis, San Antonio and Louisville. We are committed to providing intensive mentorship to fellows, both through editors and writers in a fellow’s designated city and throughout our company.

This year, we’re open to placing fellows in Cincinnati, Detroit, Louisville, Tampa, Orlando or San Antonio. We anticipate hiring two fellows this inaugural year.

What will I be paid?

The fellowship stipend is $35,000 to $40,000 for twelve months. You’ll be paid every other week. You must pay taxes on this income. Fellows will likely want to submit quarterly payments to the IRS, as many freelancers do

How do I apply?

Send a résumé and cover letter to Euclid Media Group’s executive editor, Sarah Fenske, at sfenske@euclidmediagroup.com. In the letter, please tell us a bit about yourself, what makes you interested in long-form journalism, and how this fellowship could help you. We’d also like to see three writing samples. They don’t need to have been published, but they should show us how you write and maybe even how you think.

What’s the timing?

We’ll close applications by September 15 and hope to make offers not long after that. If you need time to relocate, we’re happy to work with you on a start date that accommodates your individual needs. The fellowship will end one year after the start date.

Digital Services Manager

Summary

Euclid Media Group is seeking a Digital Services Manager with experience in advertising, email, and content management operations. This unique position will be instrumental in managing and executing both corporate-level and market-level projects across editorial, revenue, and marketing & research initiatives. The ideal candidate has an analytical and creative mind, can see both detail and big picture implications, and is eager to expand their digital knowledge.

Core Responsibilities

The Digital Services Manager will be involved in multiple business channels including (but not limited to):

  • – Ad operations: revenue and inventory analysis, ad server architecture, targeting and creative troubleshooting, some limited trafficking responsibilities
  • – Programmatic operations: revenue and inventory analysis, partner architecture, revenue optimization, discrepancy troubleshooting
  • – Email marketing: database management, A/B testing, subscriber engagement and incentive campaigns
  • – Content management: database management, content migration projects, SEO monitoring, content categorization, testing and optimizations
  • – Audience development: acquisition and traffic analysis, content reporting, monitoring of trends and real time data
  • – Vendor and platform management

 

Experience & Qualifications

  • – Minimum 1-2 years experience with Google Ad Manager (or other ad server), including ad trafficking, campaign optimization, creative troubleshooting, creative templates, tagging and inventory, and advanced reporting.
  • – Minimum 1-2 years experience with Content Management Systems, including database management, troubleshooting, taxonomy, and HTML.
  • – Minimum 1-2 years experience with programmatic vendors.
  • – Minimum 1-2 years experience with email marketing and automation.
  • – Intermediate to advanced proficiency with Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager.
  • – Intermediate to advanced proficiency with Excel/Office Suite, Google Sheets, and Google Data Studio.
  • – Impeccable attention to detail
  • – Exceptional communication skills
  • – Excellent and independent time-management skills

 

More Details

  • – Location: Fully remote
  • – Job Type: Full time
  • – Salary: $50,000 – $70,000/year
  • – Benefits: Two weeks of paid vacation, sick days, health and dental benefits, 401k retirement plan

 

About Us

Euclid Media Group, LLC is the parent company to media properties in eight U.S. markets including Detroit, St. Louis, Orlando, Tampa, Cleveland, Cincinnati, San Antonio, and Louisville. Collectively EMG reaches 7+ million monthly website readers, 2+ million social media followers, and has existing relationships with thousands of local SMBs. We also publish well-established magazines in each market and produce more than 50 cultural events and festivals annually.

Euclid Media Group is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. Our reporting, our products, our events are better when we celebrate, support, and include perspectives from varied backgrounds. As an equal opportunity employer, we endeavor to build teams that reflect diversity.

How To Apply

Email your resume and cover letter to careers(at)euclidmediagroup.com, with the subject line “Digital Services Manager”. No resume will be considered without a cover letter.

Euclid Media Group Acquires Tampa Weekly, Creative Loafing Tampa

Tampa, FL — Euclid Media Group, a media company headquartered in Cleveland, OH, announced today that it has purchased Creative Loafing Tampa, an award-winning Tampa Bay alternative weekly publication, formerly owned by SouthComm Inc. Since 1988, Creative Loafing has been committed to providing Tampa Bay with an 
 independent perspective, local news, arts, and a comprehensive listing of local events.

Euclid Media Group anticipates ushering in fresh digital and event marketing strategies, and reports the promotion of Scott Harrell, former managing/online editor, to Editor-in-Chief.

While the transaction entailed layoffs of several SouthComm employees, including longtime Editor-in-Chief David Warner, leadership believes that the newly streamlined staff will strengthen Creative Loafing Tampa and increase its potential for online growth. “We value the contributions of every staffer,” says publisher James Howard, “and the cuts we have made are in no way a reflection on the quality of their work.”

“Creative Loafing Tampa has established itself as a cultural institution and we are very proud to add their incredible and resilient staff to the Euclid family. We’re excited to continue to strengthen CL’s relationships and contributions in the community with engaging content, local marketing solutions, and world class events,” says 
 Michael Wagner, Euclid Media Group COO.

The acquisition marks the ninth property for Euclid Media Group, whose multimedia portfolio includes Orlando Weekly, Cincinnati CityBeat, Cleveland Scene, Detroit Metro Times, Riverfront Times, San Antonio Current, Out In SA, and Out in STL. EMG orchestrated a merger of Detroit Metro Times and former alt-weekly, Real Detroit, in 2014. Each property publishes engaging content in print and online, and specializes in 
producing culturally unique events to highlight the cities in a variety of categories.

About Creative Loafing Tampa

Creative Loafing Tampa is an award-winning alternative, weekly newspaper and website committed to providing Tampa Bay with an independent perspective, up-to-the-minute local news, and a comprehensive listing of local happenings. Creative Loafing offers readers’ unique monthly events and CL Deals, a locally focused platform featuring dining and event experiences at half-off their regular price. For more information about Creative Loafing, visit cltampa.com and cldeals.com.

About the Euclid Media Group

Euclid Media Group is a privately-held media company formed in 2013. EMG is focused on the multimedia production of relevant events and news coverage for the culturally engaged consumer. Euclid Media Group is operated by Chris Keating of Shaker Heights, OH; 
 Michael Wagner, of San Antonio, TX; and Andrew Zelman of Cleveland, Ohio.

Euclid Media Group Acquires Cincinnati Weekly, Cincinnati CityBeat

Cleveland-based company purchases multimedia property

Cincinnati, OH Euclid Media Group, a media company headquartered in Cleveland, OH, announced today that it has purchased Cincinnati CityBeat, an award-winning Cincinnati alternative weekly publication, formerly owned by SouthComm Inc. Cincinnati CityBeat has served the Greater Cincinnati area since 1994 with cultural and political reporting, entertainment previews, food and drink reviews and events coverage.

Euclid Media Group anticipates ushering in fresh print, digital and event marketing strategies, and reports the appointment of Maija Zummo as editor in chief. Zummo formerly served as CityBeat’s managing editor. Previous to her time as managing editor, Zummo worked as associate editor of CityBeat from 2008 – 2010, and founded online retailer, Made in Cincinnati. Zummo has also founded A-Line Magazine and edited Her Cincinnati.

“I’m excited to build on the foundation we’ve created over many years and to grow CityBeat in the print, digital and event spaces, ” said publisher, Tony Frank, who will continue to manage the property“We will stay true to our focus on the stories and people of Cincinnati. It’s business as usual for our team, with renewed energy and potential.”

The acquisition marks the eighth property for Euclid Media Group, whose multimedia portfolio includes the Cleveland Scene, Detroit Metro Times, Orlando Weekly, Riverfront Times, San Antonio Current, Out In SA and Out in STLEMG orchestrated a merger of Detroit Metro Times and former alt-weekly, Real Detroit, in 2014.Each property publishes engaging content in print and online, and specializes in producing culturally unique events to highlight the cities in a variety of categories.

About Cincinnati CityBeat:

Cincinnati CityBeat was founded in 1994, covering Cincinnati’s independent local arts, culture and news. CityBeat serves its clients needs via digital, print, social and experience-based marketing solutions.

Each week, readers turn to Cincinnati CityBeat for award-winning journalism, powerful investigative reporting, news and commentary on local politics, and the most comprehensive arts and entertainment coverage in the Cincinnati area.

About the Euclid Media Group:

Euclid Media Group is a privately-held media company formed in 2013. EMG is focused on the multimedia production of relevant events and news coverage for the culturally-engaged consumer.

Euclid Media Group is operated by Chris Keating of Shaker Heights, OH; Michael Wagner, of San Antonio, TX; and Andrew Zelman of Cleveland, Ohio.

Euclid Media Group publications pick up 9 AAN awards

Winners of the 2016 AAN Awards were announced July 9, 2016 at the annual AAN convention in Austin, Texas. The winners were chosen as the most outstanding from a field of 821 entries submitted by 70 alternative publications across the U.S. and Canada. Euclid Media Group is proud that four of our publications brought home nine awards.
We commend these individuals for this outstanding achievement and appreciate all our employees who make our papers great! Please check out their award-wining work by clicking on the link next to their name on the AAN site. Keep up the amazing work and now onto winning more awards in 2017!

Cleveland Scene

Detroit Metro Times

  • Allie Gross – 1st Place Feature Story circulation over 45,000 for Out From Under
  • Jack Lessenberry – 1st Place Political Column circulation over 45,000 for Politics & Prejudice
  • Curt Guyette – 1st Place Public Service circulation over 45,000 for Flint Water Coverage

Orlando Weekly

San Antonio Current

  • Matt Stieb – 1st Place Music Writing circulation under 45,000
  • Eli Milller – 2nd Place Editorial Layout circulation under 45,000 for Shelter Wanted: Homeless San Antonians share their experiences
  • Sarah Flood-Baumann – 3rd Place Editorial Layout circulation under 45,000 for San Antonio Emojis