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Accepting milestone announcements through your website

Accepting milestone announcements through your website

One way that local newspapers differ from larger, digital-based news outlets is their focus on the communities and neighborhoods that they cover. Newspapers, of course, help their residents stay up to date on the latest news and happenings — but they also help their residents stay up to date on each other by publishing Milestone Announcements submitted by the community. These Milestone Announcements can include things like Birth Notices, Engagement […]

WordPress – Junior – Full Stack Software Engineer – REMOTE – Full Time

WordPress – Junior – Full Stack Software Engineer – REMOTE – Full Time

Our-Hometown is looking for a Junior Full Stack software engineer to join our small team. Our mission is to make local papers competitive with a bespoke set of tools to cater to their unique needs. Duties:  Developing and maintaining in-house WordPress plugins and themes. Developing and maintaining mobile ionic applications for iOS and Android. Handling third-tier customer support tickets. Must reside in the United States Skills Required: PHP experience Javascript experience […]

E&P Webinar: Apps and Audio News for the Growing Mobile Audience

E&P Webinar: Apps and Audio News for the Growing Mobile Audience

Our-Hometown, Inc. is teaming up once again with our good friends at Editor and Publisher to present a live webinar on Apps and Audio News for the Growing Mobile Audience next week on September 1st, beginning at 12PM Eastern. If you’ve been paying attention to your web traffic trends, it probably won’t surprise you to hear that the majority of internet users now browse the web on mobile devices. According […]

Kevin Slimp: Getting People to Pick Up Your Paper

Kevin Slimp: Getting People to Pick Up Your Paper

The next in a series of webinars hosted by “The News Guru” Kevin Slimp and brought to our customers free of charge by Our-Hometown is scheduled for Thursday, July 29th at 2:00pm EST and will focus on Getting People to Pick Up Your Paper! “Don’t miss out as the “News Guru” discusses new research, information from recent focus groups, insights and more related to getting people to pick up your paper. Kevin will […]

Your Feedback on the Kevin Slimp Webinar Series

Your Feedback on the Kevin Slimp Webinar Series

Throughout the spring and early summer months, Our-Hometown customers have enjoyed free admission to a number of premium webinars at NewspaperAcademy.com as a part of our special partnership with Kevin Slimp aka “The News Guru.” By the end of July, Kevin will have completed six live webinars, leaving just one session remaining in our initial agreement. The following topics have been covered, or will be covered in the final sessions: […]

An optimized mobile experience at Our-Hometown

An optimized mobile experience at Our-Hometown

If you work in the newspaper industry, you’re probably already aware that most web traffic is now coming from mobile devices. The switch to mobile has been an internet-wide trend throughout the 2010s. However, our latest statistics show just how dramatic this shift has been over even the past couple of years. According to our platform-wide statistics, in 2018, our websites saw nearly 80% of online traffic coming from traditional […]

Kevin Slimp: Mastering Adobe InDesign Styles

Kevin Slimp: Mastering Adobe InDesign Styles

The next in a series of webinars hosted by “The News Guru” Kevin Slimp and brought to our customers free of charge by Our-Hometown is scheduled for Thursday, September 9th at 2:00pm EST and will focus on Mastering Adobe InDesign Styles! “Some of the most powerful tools in InDesign are the styles. Most users are only familiar with one or two of them. Some don’t know anything about them. Not to worry. In […]

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