Times Free Press to Hire New Editorial Cartoonist (UPDATED)

Dave Astor gives some additional details to the news regarding Bruce Plante’s move to the Tulsa World. According the Dave, the Times Free Press, Bruce’s soon to be former employer, will keep the editorial cartooning position open. Send your submissions to cartoonist[AT]timesfreepress[DOT]com. Other tidbits of info include news that Bruce will be doing about 2/3 local editorial cartoons with the World when he starts there the week of October 22.

Bruce indicated that the World is a larger paper and closer to where he attended college at the University of Arkansas.

UPDATE: Chattanoogan.com reports that even those who were skewered over the years by Bruce are going to miss him.

UPDATE #2: From the AAEC web site:

The Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press is seeking a cartoonist for its opinion pages. The newspaper has two editorial pages, the Chattanooga Times and the Chattanooga Free Press. A successful applicant must be an independent thinker who can bridge liberal and conservative points of view, providing thoughtful visual commentary on the news of the day.

At least 50 percent of the cartoonist’s work must highlight state and local issues of interest to readers in southeastern Tennessee and northern Georgia. The Times Free Press cartoonist’s work will appear regularly on both editorial pages, depending on tone and topic. On Sunday, the cartoonist will provide a cover-quality color cartoon for the newspaper’s Perspectives section.

The Times Free Press (average daily circulation 75,000, Sunday’s 97,000) is a stable, independent newspaper with a strong commitment to community news. This job represents a substantial opportunity for experienced and/or up-and-coming applicants.

Please send resume and 5 cartoon samples as close as possible to 800 X 600 pixels at 72 dpi in jpeg format to: cartoonist@timesfreepress.com