Tuesday, September 1, 2015     Volume: 30, Issue: 5

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How should decision makers hold developers responsible for their impact on already low water supplies?

Copy Cambria: build an emergency water facility, hope for the best.
Pose as Paso : Ban new water use unless it can be offset.
Pretend to be Pismo: (allegedly) con someone into buying water for you.
Screw rules: El NiƱo will save us.

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New Times / Job Openings


New Times in San Luis Obispo is looking for its next arts editor, but we’re not looking for just any art-ogling, content-wrangling, copy-editing someone.

Are you sick of editing or regurgitating press releases about nothing exciting day after day? Or maybe it’s those damn list things—you know the ones: “Top 10 ironic places to find hipsters painting lemons on top of bicycles.” Or maybe it’s just not being able to put the time and reporting into a story that deserves it: the weeks and repeated meet-and-greets that give a story what it needs to ripen into the nuanced, spellbinding narrative it’s dying to be.
Can you find the unassuming local artist who’s about to blow a hole in the status quo? Do you know what it means to find the culture that matters to a community—the stuff that gives a population its heartbeat, its soul? That sweet spot where culture, politics, art, and society collide into a massive chaotic hurricane of beautiful expression. Can you nurture that ability in somebody else and help coax it out of his or her stories?

If so, then you’re exactly who we’re looking for: an arts editor who isn’t afraid to manage a section and the people that come with it, someone who isn’t afraid to take on the tedious, the tenuous, or the talented. That quiet giant who can wrestle a story to the ground and fill it with the things that matter to San Luis Obispo County. It’s not all about vineyards, rolling hills, and pounding surf brushed with light, ethereal watercolors (although that’s definitely here). It’s about that human element and where creativity lives. Can you find it?

Let us know if you’ve got what it takes. We dare you. Send résumé and clips to Cindy Rucker at crucker@newtimesslo.com.

New Times Media Group is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

POSTED 7/23/15



New Times, San Luis Obispo’s premier alternative weekly newspaper is expanding its sales department. We are looking for energetic self-starters, who are competitive and want to be successful. Sales experience preferred.

New Times Media Group is a family-owned business that has been part of the community since 1986. Our mission is to publish great newspapers, which are successful and enduring, create a quality work environment that encourages employees to grow and to have a positive impact on our communities and make it a better place to live. 

New Times is looking for an individual who cares about building relationships and partnering with local businesses. If you have the heart, we have the tools to train you to be a successful Ad Consultant. You must be self-motivated, ambitious and an independent person who wants to be part of a great team. Successful reps will have a sincere desire to help our clients assess their needs and work together to create marketing campaigns that increase their business.


  • • A curiosity about how different types of businesses work.
  • • An interest in learning consultative sales skills.
  • • Excellent time management skills and the ability to work within deadlines.
  • • The ability to learn how to develop solutions to marketing problems.
  • • A strong work ethic.
  • • Superior customer service skills.
  • • The ability to be social and enjoy talking with people.
  • • Experience in business, customer service or related field.
  • • College degree preferred.

TO APPLY: If this sounds like you, please let us know by e-mailing your resume and cover to Jim Rizzi at jrizzi@newtimesslo.com.

When you submit your resume please answer the following questions in the body of your e-mail:

1) Why are you interested in working for New Times Media Group?
2) Why should we hire you?

Unlimited earning potential. Compensation includes a base salary, commission and bonus; excellent benefits package including medical, dental, paid time off. New Times Media Group is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

POSTED 6/4/15