BIG HIRING NEWS!

Volume One rises to next level, hiring four new talented, creative, and hard-working folks for our expanding, community-focused operations in downtown Eau Claire, WI.

~ AVAILABLE POSITIONS ~

Seeking Editorial & Project Manager

Volume One, the Chippewa Valley’s rapidly growing media, retail, and event company (and 2016 Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year) has created a rare opening on our talented editorial team and is seeking an editorial staffer and project manager for a new position creating engaging and noteworthy content for our community.

YOUR OPPORTUNITY
Collaborate with other editorial staff, as well as professional and volunteer contributors, while taking responsibility for the research and production of content and resources across print, website, email, video, and social media channels for our flagship publication Volume One, as well as other significant brands in our portfolio including Chippewa Valley Family and a host of other recurring and annual publications. Enjoy varying days including rapid gear shifting between ideation, editing, writing, interviewing, researching, layout, and related tasks within our community-focused operations. Meet and assist fascinating people in making the Chippewa Valley a better place by helping spread the word and engaging locals and travelers with the things that make our community great.

TRAITS & QUALIFICATIONS
A degree in, or considerable experience with, journalism, public relations, or related editorial/writing fields is required. Must be tough, energetic, and extremely well-organized with an appreciation for a dynamic and fast-paced environment. Strong writing, blogging, and copy editing skills. Experience with project management and leadership. Must creatively identify story ideas and bring them to life on print and online platforms. Must posses social media knowledge and execute it skillfully. Additional preferred (but not required) skills include Adobe InDesign page layout ability, photography experience, graphic design skills, and experience with web-based content management systems.

PAY & BENEFITS
This is a full-time, salaried position in a bright and interesting office space in downtown Eau Claire. Enjoy a range of benefits including accumulation of one to four weeks paid vacation, eight paid holidays, health and dental insurance contributions, retirement contributions, family gym memberships, community stipends, community service days, Local Store discounts, and more. We’re located in a walkable district just feet from the bike trail, Eau Claire River, Phoenix Park, the library, theaters, and several restaurants, retailers, and community assets.

TO APPLY:
Deadline: July 24. Send a cover letter, resume, three writing samples (joined into one document), and one additional item of interest through the online application form here. Please include any related salary requirements or salary history in a separate document. All applications will be kept confidential. Thank you for your interest!

Apply Here »

Seeking Video & Photo Producer/Editor

Volume One, the Chippewa Valley’s rapidly growing media, retail, and event company (and 2016 Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year) is seeking a dynamic, full-time videographer/photographer to tell the stories of this community through our award-winning multi-media operation. Photography is key to our organization as we publish thousands of photos of local people, places, and events in print and online every year. And with a background in video production plus significant digital distribution channels throughout the Chippewa Valley, Volume One is now prepared to create an elevated platform for video content in our market.

YOUR OPPORTUNITY
Collaborate with creative editorial, design, programming, and sales staff to ideate and create stylish short and long-form videos for the web and other applications, as well as engaging photography for print and online. Spend your days shooting both in-studio and throughout the community, and planning and editing back at your desk. Video and photo content will feature both editorial/documentary and promotional/commercial projects for Volume One’s varied media outlets including our flagship publication Volume One, our newer endeavor Chippewa Valley Family, and a number of special seasonal and topical publications and websites. Partnerships with regional clients will also play a key role through the creation of unique branded content, as will product photography and commercial work for our retail division, The Local Store. This new position will serve as the lead editor for all of Volume One’s photo and video content, working to develop the skills of other V1 staff, and cultivating relationships with video and photo contributors throughout the community. This multi-faceted role is an exciting development for our 15-year-old company, as the person who fills it will become a key player in the community-oriented operations of our organization.

TRAITS & QUALIFICATIONS
Successful candidates must demonstrate creative thinking in both editorial and business contexts, posses an artful approach to writing, shooting, and editing video/photo projects, and must be effective in journalistically interviewing subjects (largely from off-camera) and gathering information and footage to create compelling stories. They must have a degree in multi-media communication and/or relevant experience in both video production and photography, as well as lighting and audio recording, and possess an extensive knowledge of current video and photo equipment and editing software, including proficiency in graphics for video. Though not required, the ability to serve as on-camera talent would be a plus, as is experience in directing other talent from behind the camera.

PAY & BENEFITS
This is a full-time, salaried position in a bright and interesting office space in downtown Eau Claire. Enjoy a range of benefits including accumulation of one to four weeks paid vacation, eight paid holidays, health and dental insurance contributions, retirement contributions, family gym memberships, community stipends, community service days, Local Store discounts and more. We’re located in a walkable district just feet from the bike trail, Eau Claire River, Phoenix Park, the library, theaters, and several restaurants, retailers, and community assets.

TO APPLY:
Deadline: July 31. Send a cover letter, resume, demo reel/portfolio link(s), and one additional item of interest. Applicants must show both video and photo work to be considered, and please include any related salary requirements or salary history. All applications will be kept confidential. Thank you for your interest!

Apply Here »

Seeking Advertising & Partnership Sales Executive

Volume One, the Chippewa Valley’s most dynamic media, retail, and event company (and 2016 Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year) is adding to our skilled business team with an additional hard-working, high-energy sales executive to help leverage our rapidly growing media environment.

YOUR OPPORTUNITY
Collaborate with the existing, highly experienced sales team to promote local businesses and ideas, work on a number of special events and publications, sell advertising and sponsorships, and take charge of discovering revenue-generating relationships and concepts for the fastest moving publishing organization in the area. You’ll have the opportunity to work on impactful local and regional campaigns including print, web, mobile, video, email, social, events, creative services, and more.

TRAITS & QUALIFICATIONS
Must have proven people skills and the ability to cultivate and maintain a robust client list. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and a creative business mindset are required and significant experience in sales (media sales especially) is preferred. Formal education in business, sales, or marketing is also encouraged. But more importantly, the candidate must possess the hunger to succeed for themselves, their company, and the community.

PAY & BENEFITS
This is a full-time, salaried position (with generous commissions) in a bright and interesting office space in downtown Eau Claire. Enjoy a range of benefits including accumulation of one to four weeks paid vacation, eight paid holidays, health and dental insurance contributions, retirement contributions, family gym memberships, community stipends, community service days, Local Store discounts and more. We’re located in a walkable district just feet from the bike trail, Eau Claire River, Phoenix Park, the library, theaters, and several restaurants, retailers, and community assets.

TO APPLY:
Deadline: July 31. Send a cover letter, resume, and one additional item of interest through the online application form linked here. Please include any related salary requirements or salary history in a separate document. All applications will be kept confidential. Thank you for your interest!

Apply Here »

Seeking Event & Marketing Coordinator

Volume One, the Chippewa Valley’s rapidly growing media, retail, and event company (and 2016 Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year) has created a new position for an Event & Marketing Coordinator to perform two key functions:

1) Manage and grow an ambitious schedule of community events, and 2) Strategically spread the word about all aspects of our organization through classic and modern marketing methods.

YOUR OPPORTUNITY
The individual in this key role will be given the responsibility to manage projects and programs that will form part of the future of Volume One. Develop revenue-generating relationships with area businesses and find financially successful concepts that add value for everyone involved. Collaborate every day with talented editorial, business, and design teams to develop and produce impactful events that shift the culture of our community. Enjoy varying tasks that quickly shift and keep things fresh. Each week could contain planning and development, sales and relationship building, volunteer oversight, strategic marketing, event execution, content creation, program analysis, public relations, retail promotion, email and social media management, and more. This multi-faceted role is an exciting development for our 15-year-old company, as the person who fills it will become a key player in the community-oriented operations of our organization.

TRAITS & QUALIFICATIONS
The successful candidate is required to posses a degree in, or considerable experience with, marketing, public relations, sales, communications, and/or event coordination. They must be tough, energetic, personable, and extremely well organized with an appreciation for a dynamic and fast-paced environment. They must posses an in-depth knowledge of all marketing platforms including legacy, digital, and social media campaigns – as viewed from a business or organizational perspective – skillfully executing marketing strategies for awareness and growth. Finally, the winning candidate must thrive on rolling up their sleeves to do the work, whether in the office or out at an event, getting their hands dirty creating amazing experiences in their community.

PAY & BENEFITS
This is a full-time, salaried position in a bright and interesting office space in downtown Eau Claire. Enjoy a range of benefits including accumulation of one to four weeks paid vacation, eight paid holidays, health and dental insurance contributions, retirement contributions, family gym memberships, community stipends, community service days, Local Store discounts, and more. We’re located in a walkable district just feet from the bike trail, Eau Claire River, Phoenix Park, the library, theaters, and several restaurants, retailers, and community assets.

TO APPLY:
Deadline: July 24. Send a cover letter, resume, any relevant portfolio materials (joined into one document), and one additional item of interest through the online application form here. Please include any related salary requirements or salary history in a separate document. All applications will be kept confidential. Thank you for your interest!

Apply Here »


A bit about us up front.

Launched in 2002, Volume One is an integrated media company and community action agency that has received numerous awards and widespread praise for its community aesthetic and unique voice -- a voice that not only reflects the hearts and minds of the community, but gently pulls them in new directions. We're an editorially led, public-driven community of staff and contributors providing content and creating experiences for readers and leaders across a broad demographic spectrum.

We are writers, editors, designers, programmers, marketers, photographers, and leaders. We have a high-energy, creative culture. We are idealistic but practical. We work pretty damn hard but we leave time for some fun too. And most importantly, we all work towards a better future for not only ourselves and our company, but for the collective whole of our community. As the fastest growing media brand in our market, our portfolio currently includes:


Volume One Magazine

Volume One, a twice-monthly paper packed with feature stories, special sections, and the most robust event listings found anywhere in our market.


VolumeOne.org

VolumeOne.org, an online destination and network of websites updated daily with fresh editorial, photos, a restaurant guide, short-form video features, and really tons more.


Chippewa Valley Family

Volume One's sister publication - a complete print, online, and social guide for local events, listings, stories, and perspectives, all delivered through a family-oriented lens that explores themes including community, discovery, creativity, activity, living, and more. Visit ChippewaValleyFamily.org »


Special Publications

Guides and mags that exist on their own include Eat Scene, Night Out, Hot Spots, Holiday Handbook, Student City Guide, the Outside Guide, and some additional partner publications.


The Local Store

A 1,000-square-foot retail space featuring local books, music, art, gifts, and apparel – all either created by someone local, or simply evoking local in some way. Our own team designs much of the product line.


The Volume One Gallery

A 600-square-foot art gallery featuring rotating shows and receptions, along with live music, film screenings, book readings, tastings, parties, and more.


Community Events

Each year tens of thousands have attended: Sounds Like Summer Concert Series, Chalkfest, Winter After Hours, Idea Lounge, Back-Alley Cinema Series, and more.


The People

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The Place

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3D Virtual Tour of the Volume One office

Courtesy of SpinVision - Virtual Tours, Eau Claire


The Benefits

All of the following benefits are available to full-time employees,
and many of them are also available to part-timers and interns.

Home, Health & Family Life
  • Health and Dental Insurance Plans
  • Family gym membership
  • Bike/walk to work program with stipend
  • Maternity/Paternity/Adoption paid and unpaid time off
  • Paid Bereavement Leave
  • Gallery Party Access for Family & Friends
Vacation & Holiday Time
  • Eight paid holidays
  • 1 week paid vacation immediately
    2 weeks paid vacation after 1 year
    3 weeks paid vacation after 3 years
    4 weeks paid vacation after 5 years
  • Additional 10 unpaid personal days
Community Involvement
  • 3 paid non-profit volunteer days per year
  • Annual stipend for serving on a non-profit board of directors
  • 24 hours/year available for mid-day community committee meetings
Professional Development & Personal Financial Health
  • 3% matching retirement IRA contributions
  • Technology purchase program
  • Continuing education reimbursement
Fun Stuff
  • A relaxed, fun office environment
  • Daily staff Caffeination Station
  • Free Beer Fridays
  • Wednesday Donut Buffets
  • Free extra stuff: tix, ski passes, gift cards, etc
Additional Benefits
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Local Store discount
  • Unemployment compensation
  • Workers Compensation
  • Social Security

Community Engagement

Dedicated to our Community

Beyond working for Volume One, our staff is involved in the city and state through invitations to serve on the Board of Directors of a variety of community organizations, including:

  • Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce
  • Visit Eau Claire
  • Wisconsin Arts Board
  • Downtown Eau Claire, Inc
  • The Community Table
  • North Barstow Business District
  • Chippewa Valley Museum
  • Friends of the Library
  • Chippewa Valley Book Festival
  • Community Television
  • Clear Vision Eau Claire
  • Eastside Hill Neighborhood
  • Comprehensive Plan Citizen Advisors
  • North Riverfronts Neighborhood
  • Eau Claire Sculpture Tour
  • Western Wisconsin Press Club
  • Literacy Volunteers

Thoughtful Accolades

As an organization, Volume One has received numerous unsolicited awards for our work in the Chippewa Valley community. A few include:

  • 2016 Small Business of the Year
    from the Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce
  • Outstanding Publication Award
    from International Economic Development Council
  • Quality of Place Enhancement Award
    from Synergy Economic Development Group
  • Above and Beyond Award
    from Downtown Eau Claire, Inc.
  • Milwaukee Press Club's 2016 Excellence in Wisconsin Journalism Awards:
    Gold award Best Local News or Feature Website for VolumeOne.org
  • Milwaukee Press Club's 2015 Excellence in Wisconsin Journalism Awards:
    Gold award in Best Website Design for VolumeOne.org
    Silver award Best Local News or Feature Website for VolumeOne.org
    Silver award for Best Use of Multimedia for our special Music Capital of the North theme site published in July of 2015