What We Do
614 Media Group is entering its 14th year of business. We work hard to provide our customers with the very best integrated, targeted advertising solutions through our niche publications and websites. We live by the mantra: under-promise, over-deliver. This guiding principle has allowed our publications to maintain sizable growth for over a decade and advertiser retention rates second to none.
Reaching more than a quarter million people in print
Our college publishing unit produces three weekly newspapers that serve some of the largest universities in America: The Ohio State University, University of Texas/Austin and Louisiana State University. These products are driven by relevant, original content that appeals to the 18-24 college demographic. Though one of the hardest demos to consistently penetrate by any media, our college publications continue to grow in readership and circulation year after year. The combined weekly readership of these papers is over 150,000.
The community publishing unit reaches the post-college, young professional crowd. (614) Magazine is our newest addition targeted to the 25-45 demographic. It's oversize and high quality glossy format is unique to Columbus with original content that reflects the diverse interests and tastes of Ohio's capitol city. (614) has quickly become one of Columbus' popular publications and has spawned the wildly popular Restaurant Week Columbus as its signature event.
Launched in 2008, Hotfoot Labs is an innovative web development company that helps publishers focus on their core business of content production and sales by providing turn-key technology solutions. Our applications greatly improve the user experience, generate increased site usage and help create new or enhanced revenue streams for publishers. The latest tun-key online product is Faveroo.com - operating successfully in the Daily Deal space.
Our philosophy for growth is simple: Deliver the attention of our readers and users to our advertising clients better than our competition. Our constant appetite for bringing aboard talented people combined with sound, ethical business practices has allowed us to weather all types of economic challenges. It will continue to be the driving force for making 614 Media Group a market leader in niche media.
"If you never take a chance, you don't have one."
Circulation: 30,000 | Avg. Page Count: 96 | Published: Monthly
(614) Magazine highlights the people, places and things that make Columbus such an attractive place for the 25-45 demographic. From Gallery Hop to the latest restaurants and live music to downtown living - (614) Magazine is the premier source for the very best Columbus has to offer. It is led by a team of talented writers and editors who craft intensely local content that captures the attention of our readers with a unique mix of style, verve and depth. This original content is published in a high-quality format (10" x 12" oversized) unmatched by other local publications. The only thing more impressive than this commitment to quality is that the publication is free!
Circulation: 25,000 | Avg. Page Count: 112 | Published: July and January
FoodCity is our newest addition and has been received with rave reviews. This high quality glossy magazine is an unparalleled guide to the Columbus culinary scene. FoodCity features over 50 pages of original content from dining out to cooking at home. What further sets FoodCity apart is the back of the magazine which carries more than 40 menus from fine local restaurants. FoodCity is available exclusively during Restaurant Week Columbus, local hotels and at select distribution points.
Circulation: 18,000 | Avg. Page Count: 48 | Published: Wednesdays, 40x annually
UWeekly is our weekly college newsmagazine that reaches The Ohio State University. It is the leading print medium that reaches OSU's 50,000+ students. Average weekly circulation is 18,000 copies, published in a 11" x 12" tabloid format with over half it's pages in four color. The newsmag features relevant campus news, sports and local entertainment targeted to the 18-24 college demographic. We also use a heavy dose of regular promotions and giveaways to maintain the "buzz" of the product. More advertisers choose UWeekly as their primary advertising buy to reach the OSU community.
High quality and exclusive deals for Columbus
Faveroo.com was launched in August 2010. The site helps local consumers save 50% or more from local businesses ranging from dining, retail and personal services. Despite the overwhelming presence of Groupon, Faveroo.com has grown to reach more than 18,000 Columbus users with the help of 614 Media Group's local media assets. In December, Faveroo takes the next step in its evolution to bring multiple deals offerings at once and a focus on the highest quality local brands and unique offerings.
Hotfoot Labs helps publishers focus on their core business of content production and sales by providing turn-key technology solutions for your online platforms. Our applications greatly improve the user experience, generate increased site usage and help create new or enhanced revenue streams for publishers. We understand how print and online products can work together to meet the strategic objectives of today's publishing environment. Our solutions drive this integration by combining the latest online database technology with marketing strategies that leverage the marketing muscle of your print products. Our customers include small publishers along with the country's largest.
Restaurant Week Columbus
Bi-annual | July 18-23, 2011
Modeled after the nation's most successful Prix Fixe restaurant weeks, this event is a celebration of the city's best restaurants. As the producer for RWC, our company works with local media, community and vendor partners to deliver one of the largest publicized events in the city. The event has grown to 50 restaurants and served more than 58,700 diners during the January 2011 event. To date, Restaurant Week Columbus has donated over $15,000 to the mid-Ohio Foodbank.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
DIG Baton Rouge
Circulation: 30,000 weekly | Avg. Page Count: 52 | Published: Wednesdays, 52x annually
DIG Baton Rouge is the evolution of Tiger Weekly which started it all in 1997 as a competitor to the campus newspaper. Today, DIG is the city's Alternative Weekly and is the number one advertising buy for reaching the 18-35 community. DIG has a deep and wide readership base from LSU students to graduates and young professionals across the city. From community features, people, LSU sports, dining and nightlife - DIG is the go-to resource for discovering all there is to do in the capitol city.
Circulation: 40,000 | 64-72 PAGES | Published: 2x annually (Fall and Spring)
There are several coupon book products in Baton Rouge but nothing like Redbook. It is published shortly after the beginning of each academic semester to bring coupon values to more users than any other book. One advantage is our ability to saturate the LSU campus by inserting 20,000 copies of Redbook into our highly popular, Tiger Weekly. The remaining 20,000 are circulated all across the city making Redbook the most widely available coupon book product. Redbook also has a companion website with coupons from the book plus additional ones available only online.
No matter your role inside 614 Media Group, we look to offer a fun, friendly and challenging environment that drives you to be your best. Our company's success is a result of the quality people that work to put out great products in highly competitive environments. As we continue to grow, we look forward to creating new and bigger opportunities for our employees to take advantage of. 614 Media Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Posted: August 10, 2012
Be part of an exciting new start-up from 614 Media Group! This position is responsible for the on-site production and photography for a new online platform that will change how our clients do business. You will also provide on-going customer support via telephone and email. This is a Full Time position with benefits and an opportunity to grow with our company.
We are looking for:
- Scheduling of photo shoots on client premises
- Pre-production of item descriptions using our computer system
- Photography, processing and uploading of photo content
- Platform publishing and approval from client
- Customer service associated with our product
Skill sets required:
- Experience operating digital camera equipment and basic lighting experience
- General computer proficiency including Photoshop and/or Lightroom
- Organized, punctual and reliable
- Personable, works exceptionally well with others
- Customer service experience a plus
- Starting salary of $24,000
- 50% employer paid Health, Dental and Life benefits
- Employer-matching IRA program
- Mobile phone and data plan
- Paid Personal Days off
Start Date: September 4, 2012
How to apply:
Please send us your resume and work samples (links preferred) to:
614 Media Group is headquartered in Columbus Ohio and operates businesses in two states. The company is managed and operated by a team of talented professionals who bring a true partnership mentality to work each and every day. Let us know how we can help your business achieve its goals.
614 Media Group, Inc.458 East Main St
Columbus, OH 43215
Wayne T. Lewis
Founder and CEO
UWeekly458 East Main St
Columbus, OH 43215
DIG Baton Rouge5261 Highland Rd. #167
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
(614) Magazine458 East Main St
Columbus, OH 43215
Hotfoot Labs458 East Main St
Columbus, OH 43215
Director of Web Development