Our Mission

To publish a nonprofit community newspaper which serves the Mountain Empire communities of Santa Cruz County, including Canelo, Elgin,Patagonia, and Sonoita, and which is open to all views, highlighting local issues and emphasizing the contributions of local talent.

Who We Are

We are a nonprofit organization, funded by paid advertising, donations and grants. PRT is a free monthly publication distributed to news stands and local merchants in The Mountain Empire.

Positions Available With The PRT

Patagonia Regional Times Administrative Assistant

Job Description:

The PRT has a part-time position available for an administrative assistant. Flexible hours. Potential for full time employment. The position reports to the Managing Editor and is paid at an hourly rate. The ideal candidate would be a self-starter with strong communications skills who is also well organized, computer savvy, and detail oriented. The applicant must demonstrate good attention to detail, must be proficient in MS Word and Excel. Knowledge of InDesign, Mail Chimp, Photoshop, Word Press, donor software a plus. The ideal candidate would have strong social media experience and be able to work independently. Interested applicants can visit . Email resume and cover letter to prteditor@gmail.com. 

Reports to:

The Administrative Assistant reports to the Managing Editor and Board of Directors Fundraising Committee  

Job Overview:

  • Provides support in managing and updating website blog, facebook, twitter, and weekly online newsletters.
  • Manages and updates the online calendar
  • Manages and updates the monthly print calendar
  • Assists with fundraising. Uses database to create reports and enter/update data as needed. 
  • Assists in the planning of upcoming and long-range activities.
  • Follows current events and developments and suggests original ideas
  • Compiles and reports monthly on dashboard data (web users, circulation numbers, advertising percentages etc.)
  • Assist with development and implementation of new website 
  • Other tasks as needed

How to apply:

Email a cover letter and your resume to prteditor@gmail For more information please contact Nisa Talavera at 740-206-9594 or at prtasted@gmail.com.

Patagonia Regional Times Ads Manager

Job Description:

The Patagonia Regional Times has an opening for an Advertisement Manager who can lead us to increased advertising sales and revenue. If you love sales, meeting people, newspapers and media, and making a commission, this is a great opportunity. You’ll also be making a difference in the Eastern Santa Cruz community by helping the PRT maintain its role as the unique source for local news in our area.

Experience in sales and a knowledge of print and/or web based advertising is a plus. You should be a self-starter with strong communications skills who is also well organized, computer savvy, and detail oriented. Your salary will be commission based.

Reports to:

The Ads Manager reports to the Managing Editor.  

Job Overview:

The Ads Manager performs the following duties for 20% commission for ad sales and 80% commission for in-house ad design, if applicable:

  • Maintains a database for past and current advertisers, communicates regularly with current advertisers to ensure their needs are being met, and provides friendly renewal reminders.
  • Identifies and contacts potential new clients to offer advertising services; delivers sales presentations to new clients, provides rate sheet and standards for ad design, and suggests options and cost estimates.
  • Informs clients of available options for ad design including advertising art, formats, and features and provides samples of previous work for other clients.
  • Works with the bookkeeper on invoicing advertising clients for both design and placement of ads in the PRT; follows up on aged accounts receivable with advertisers identified by the bookkeeper.
  • Annually reviews the PRT’s Ad rate sheet and design guidelines and proposes changes if appropriate.
  • Provides monthly written summary of advertising activity to the editor and the Board of Directors (for the dashboard report) and a bi-annual list of top advertisers for special acknowledgement.
  • Other tasks as needed.

 How to apply:

Email a cover letter and your resume to prteditor@gmail For more information please contact Nisa Talavera at 740-206-9594 or at prtasted@gmail.com.