Are you an experienced communications pro looking for an adventure in exploring what makes cities across the U.S. great places to live and work? Are you looking for a progressive company with a culture that is fun and respectful?  How about a working environment that encourages creative collaboration and teamwork that sharpens your already impressive communications skills? Great! Livability Media needs more people like you!

Who Are We? 

Livability Media is a division of Journal Communications, Inc., located in Franklin, Tenn.

We offer:

  • Established industry reputation for high quality and content authority as a 30+ year leader in travel, economic and community development, and agribusiness marketing communications
  • Beautifully designed, open and welcoming office environment
  • Full benefits, including health, vision, dental, 401(k) plan option

The Job

The Editor, Livability Media role is the editorial lead for up to 25 content marketing programs annually, responsible for managing client relationships while implementing existing content strategies with excellence. Our editors build relationships with leaders in community government, economic development and business nationwide, working with them to establish their print and digital marketing programs used to promote their communities.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Set and maintain content-related expectations with clients, specifically in terms of processes, deadlines and any budget contingencies
  • Communicate clients’ marketing objectives and expectations to internal stakeholders, serving as a liaison between the client and creative staff
  • Collaborate with clients to develop a content strategy as well as on-time and on-budget documentation of that strategy for each program’s print and digital products
  • Maintain regular communication with clients throughout the year
  • Manage editorial tasks for each assigned publication, including editing copy and proofs
  • Audit and maintain content on each program’s dedicated Livability.com city pages
  • Communicate digital analytics and content promotion successes to clients

Who We Are Looking For:

  • Organized, detail-oriented, deadline driven, efficient multitasker with strong editing and writing skills across print and digital platforms
  • Self-starter motivated by curiosity about what makes cities tick and passionate about effective storytelling about tha
  • Enterprising, diligent and enthusiastic about working with our project sponsors and developing relationships with them and other stakeholders in our markets
  • Composed, professional demeanor with excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Eagerness to continually learn and adapt to ongoing technology and process improvements

Minimal Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher, preferably in journalism or communications
  • Minimum three years communications experience relevant to talent attraction, economic development and/or community development
  • Experience working with digital and print content

Is This You?
If so, we’d love to hear from you. Send cover letter, resume and samples of relevant work to: Kim Holmberg (kholmberg@jnlcom.com). Put “Livability Media Editor” in the subject line.


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Are you a tenacious, charismatic marketing professional looking for a career that rewards your hard work and personal production? Are you looking to be part of a sales team with great chemistry and company support while exploring the country? Great! We need more people like you.

Our integrated media managers build relationships with leaders in community government, economic development and business nationwide, working with them to establish their advertising presence in print and digital marketing programs used to promote their communities. Journal Communications Inc. is a well-established company in our industry, with more than 30 years building a tradition of excellence in high-quality, targeted marketing communications. Because of our reputation and nature of our work, sales associated with our work typically close in one to two calls.

We offer:

  • Unlimited earning potential based on commission plus bonus compensation plan
  • Intensive, ongoing product and sales training
  • Extensive company-paid travel
  • Full benefits, including health, vision, dental, 401(k) plan option
  • Beautifully designed, open and welcoming office environment
  • Thirty-year tradition of building relationships across the U.S. to become a leader in travel, agriculture and economic and community development marketing communications

Qualities & Abilities We Want: These qualities are helpful but not mandatory; you will be given extensive training on anything applicable.

  • Self-starters who are motivated by income potential and autonomy that increases with performance
  • Enterprising, diligent and enthusiastic about getting to know and working with project sponsors to understand our markets and identify qualified prospects
  • Set and conduct appointments with C-level business owners and decision makers, then follow up with self-assured communication and presentation skills
  • Close deals and execute contracts with transparency and integrity
  • Use our proven methods and techniques to achieve sales revenue goals
  • Diligent in tracking activity, progress and results with our sales support staff to ensure accurate, real-time reporting
  • Understanding and communicating website analytics and online content promotion

Minimal Requirements:

  • College degree
  • Composed, professional demeanor
  • Ability to work under deadline pressure
  • Solid computer skills and fundamental understanding of digital and print advertising
  • Solid communication and organization skills for consistent follow-up with clients, advertisers and internal support staff
  • Ability to learn and adapt to changes with company software applications

Is This You?
If so, we’d love to hear from you. Please email your CV or resume along with a cover letter to Drew Colston, dcolston@jnlcom.com .

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