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The Democrat-Reporter is Marengo County, Alabama’s weekly newspaper, family owned and operated for 100 years. Robert Edmund Sutton, Sr., bought it in 1917 and son Goodloe Sutton owns and operates the same newspaper to this day. This newspaper has an accomplished legacy of investigative journalism, which climaxed in 1997 with the arrest of a county sheriff, two deputies, and the 68 drug dealers they were protecting. The Sutton family’s investigation led to the federal and state authorities uncovering a nationwide drug ring that stretched from Los Angeles to Uniontown and from there to Detroit, Atlanta, Miami, Birmingham, and all over Alabama.

Goodloe, who is now 78 years old, is looking to sell the business outright as he prepares for retirement. The weekly newspaper continues to gross 0,000-plus annually (good ad rep can triple that) and presents a turnkey opportunity. Goodloe can be reached at 334-813-7224 for additional information. 3-31

Weekly Newspaper For Sale – Boone County, Missouri’s only independent newspaper and website for sale in the fastest growing housing market in mid-Missouri. This property has positive cash flow, a solid financial track record and plenty of growth opportunities. This market’s central location makes for a great opportunity to add to your group or become your own boss. Small building could be leased or purchased. Seller looking to retire, contact (573)289-2665. 3-30

Weekly Metro Suburban Publication for sale. Long established. In Missouri. Revenues near 100K Annually. Owner is nearing retirement, will train and assist in transition. Great as an add-on acquisition or younger couple to own and operate. Serious inquiries only. 816-225-5083 or email:

North Missouri newspaper and shopper for sale. Great potential, untapped sources of revenue. Call 660-626-6308.


PUBLISHER: The Ruston Daily Leader, an award-winning six-day daily (afternoon M-F, Sun. AM) newspaper in Ruston, Louisiana seeks an energetic, experienced newspaper professional to lead its dedicated team as publisher.

The publisher is the top local executive and is responsible for all facets of the newspaper operation including financial performance, advertising and circulation sales, editorial content online and in print, marketing, promotion, on-site web press printing facilities (Goss press with 4-high), social media marketing/ad sales, and community involvement. A college degree or equivalent professional experience in newspapers, magazines, online journalism and business management is desired.

Applicant should be friendly and outgoing with excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Ideal candidate will be a smart, creative leader who is passionate about journalism, bringing creative vision, voice and style while seeking to challenge the status quo in pursuit of excellence. 
We seek a proven leader with the ability to learn quickly and work well with others in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented team environment. 
Other desirable experience would include newsroom management plus advertising and marketing across multiple platforms in print and digital. Candidate should demonstrate an understanding of the changing media landscape and be prepared to meet the needs of the served community in print, online and mobile. Successful applicant will relocate to Ruston/Lincoln Parish in the beautiful piney hills of north-central Louisiana on Interstate 20. Lincoln Parish is the home of Louisiana Tech University and Grambling State University. Publisher will also be responsible for management/oversight of The Gazette, a weekly newspaper in neighboring Farmerville, LA serving the city and Union Parish. Dedicated and competent newspaper staff is in place at both locations.

Compensation will be a combination of salary plus performance bonus commensurate with experience. Company group health plan with Blue Cross/Louisiana is available.

Interested candidates should send their resume, salary history, and professional references with a specific cover letter (written for this job posting, designed to outline why you are the person for this job) to Marc A. Richard at Thanks for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you about this exciting opportunity! 4-18

ADVERTISING EXECUTIVE: The Christian County Headliner News has a rare opening for an energetic, friendly, honest, customer service expert that is hungry for success! The perfect candidate will appreciate a team effort, but won’t be afraid to make cold calls by themselves.

This candidate won’t be happy with attaining goals. More importantly, they will want to blow them away.

Our full time position offers a salary, plus commission and bonuses.

Please submit your resume and references to: Headliner News, attn: Tricia Chapman, P.O. Box 490, Ozark MO 65721 or email to 4-17

GENERAL ASSIGNMENT REPORTER: The Christian County Headliner News is seeking a journalist with a passion to report news and feature stories happening in Christian County, Missouri.

If you possess the skills, experience and degree befitting a weekly print and 24/7 online news publication, we want to hear from you!

Please submit your resume and writing samples to: Headliner News, attn: Tricia Chapman, P.O. Box 490, Ozark MO 65721 or email to 4-17

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE: The Quincy Herald-Whig is bringing the future of advertising and marketing solutions to our customers today. Our multimedia advertising sales team is looking for an Account Executive by title who is a multi-media sales specialist in action. Bring your natural curiosity and a passion for partnering with the best local businesses to extend their reach and marketing message to consumers. Work in a fun, innovative, fast-paced environment expanding and strengthening relationships in the ever changing media world.

If you have the skills to meet with an active customer base and provide them with effective, comprehensive, and solid marketing and advertising solutions then you may be the candidate we are looking for. In addition to strong interpersonal skills, the successful candidate will display: a strong understanding of basic marketing skills with a solid ability to relate ideas and solutions to your customers; the ability to provide exceptional customer service and support across an array of multi-media products; strategic and creative thinking.

College degree in marketing or advertising preferred plus two-three years successful marketing, advertising or customer service experience including business-to-business/face-to-face sales. Must be digitally savvy and have strong computer skills including Word, Excel and Power point. A valid driver’s license required.

We offer a competitive commission along with a comprehensive benefit package, training, development and the opportunity for growth! Great expense, cell and gas reimbursement program.

Send Resumes to: Christina Wilson | Human Resources 130 S. Fifth Street | Quincy, IL 62301 or email: 4-12

EDITOR: The Missourian, an award-winning twice-a-week community newspaper, is seeking a seasoned editor to oversee coverage of the St. Clair, Mo., area, which includes municipal, school and county beats. This position requires substantial reporting responsibilities and fluency in digital and social media. Five years in community journalism is preferred. Solid reporting background and photography skills required.
Community newspaper background preferred. This position requires some night and weekend work.
Sick of working for a chain? Come to work for a family-owned and operated newspaper that values enterprise journalism and rewards hard work.

The Missourian is 14,000 paid circulation paper with a great, team-oriented staff located about 50 miles west of St. Louis.

Good pay and benefits, including health insurance, 401K plan and profit sharing.

Send resume, qualifications and clips to Susan Miller Warden, 14 W. Main St., Washington, MO 63090, or email to

When applying, mention you saw this opening listed with the MPA. 4-5

PUBLISHER: Due to a family health-related resignation later this Spring, the Branson (MO) Tri-Lakes News is searching for a new community newspaper publisher. The News is a twice-weekly paid community newspaper in the Live Entertainment Capital of the World, Branson, Missouri.

This new publisher would report directly to the owners of the newspaper, a family-owned community newspaper company with 18 newspaper companies in eight states. This family has owned community newspapers since the 1960s in the states of Georgia, Kentucky, Virginia, Mississippi, Texas, Missouri, Iowa and Arkansas.

World-famous Branson, Mo., built its reputation in the 1990s with its star-filled music shows, and continues that tradition today. The town has a population of only 10,000, but sees more than 8 million tourists annually.

In addition to the newspaper, we also publish a variety of shoppers, a free weekly entertainment publication, a free monthly visitor publication, a monthly real estate publication, an assortment of special sections and a full array of digital options for our advertisers.

We also have our own glossy sheet-fed printing operation which opens up many other possibilities for advertising solutions for our customers.

The new publisher will earn a competitive salary with a very generous bonus tied directly to operating profit. Other benefits such as free family health insurance, vehicle allowance, vacation, life insurance, etc. are all in the employment package. The owners wish to fill this important position quickly. Please apply online to John Lancaster, Vice President, Lancaster Management, Inc., at Be sure to include your resume, references, salary requirements and your goals for the future. Let’s see if your goals match with ours. 4-4

PUBLISHER: Excellent opportunity for a general manager at the Lincoln County Journal in Troy Missouri and Newstime in Lake St. Louis. Seeking an energetic and motivated person for this position. The successful candidate will have responsibilities and provide an essential connection between the newspaper and Corporate while providing leadership and support for their operations. Must be able to adapt to a very aggressive and fast growing market area. Ensuring delivery of financial goals is integral to the position. Candidates must have related managerial experience and a strong record of innovation, growth and achieving goals. Must possess experience with newspaper publishing, budgeting, operations, and sales. Manager would be responsible for sales and editorial staff. This position will ensure that the individual newspaper remains the primary and most relevant source for information in their respective markets while supporting the community they serve.

Position is salaried with full benefits. Please send resume, references, and salary expectations to ( 3-31

SALES REPRESENTATIVES: Help wanted: Houston Herald, an award-winning print publication and recognized among its peers as a leader in digital initiatives, is seeking sales representatives to lead projects involving print and online advertising. Sales experience helpful but not necessary. We will train. If you thrive in a positive environment where good work is recognized, we want to talk to you. Excellent communication skills and self-motivation are required to build relationships to help clients build their businesses. Ability to work some from home and in new office quarters. Write about your past work history and experience to: Sales, P.O. Bo 170, Houston, Mo. 65483 3-24

EDITOR: Small town newspaper looking for editor. This paper has strong ties with the community, interesting city and county governments and is located in east/central Missouri. If interested please contact Missouri Press Association at 3-24

MULTIMEDIA SALES: Do you love talking to people? Being creative in all aspects of your day? Learning about cool new things? Balancing multiple projects because you LOVE a challenge? We can’t wait to meet you!

If you join our highly motivated team, you’ll work with all types of businesses and media, from print products to a heavy emphasis on cutting-edge digital advertising products. Social networking skills are desired. This is a cool opportunity with great rewards – compensation package includes guaranteed base plus incentives! Reliable transportation, good driving record, and valid driver’s license required. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience needed. Full time with benefits. Email resume to or complete an application at 101 N Fourth St., Columbia, MO 65201 EOE / drug free workplace 3-16

ADVERTISING EXECUTIVE: The Ste. Genevieve Herald has an opening in its advertising department for someone who can juggle multiple responsibilities with advertising sales, design, classifieds, legal notices, digital, special projects, and more. The position currently is four days, 32 hours, with benefits (health, vision, dental; IRA) and opportunities for growth. Ste. Genevieve is along the Mississippi River one hour south of St. Louis and one hour north of Cape Girardeau and is famous for its wineries and French colonial architecture. Interested applicants can send resumes and references by email to or mail to Toby Carrig, Ste. Genevieve Herald, P.O. Box 447, Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670. 3-16

STRATEGIC DIGITAL SALES EXECUTIVE: Kanas City Star Media Company is the place to work if you are looking for a thrilling, leading-edge work environment where you can grow and develop your professional skills. We are looking for a talented individual to join our digital team. Our impact is growing every day. Our award-winning journalism, digital reach, and commitment to innovative growth have never been stronger and we want you to be part of that!

Job Responsibilities: We are currently looking for an innovative and experienced Strategic Digital Account Executive with proven success managing, selling, and executing strategic objectives to exceed local digital revenue goals. Someone who possesses a strong business development background utilizing a consultative sales approach. You will need to prospect qualified candidates, consult to identify growth opportunities, and deliver a compelling marketing strategy with an extensive, first-class digital portfolio. If you have a proven track record of successful media sales, as well as a strong background in helping customers grow their business through digital marketing, then we have an outstanding opportunity for you.

Job Requirements

Desired Experience: Experience in selling digital advertising; Work on multiple campaigns simultaneously, and under deadline, while being flexible to the clients’ needs; Create & sell custom digital advertising strategies; Collaborate actively and constructively in team environment; Ability to pivot quickly without losing speed, focus or quality; Excellent track record of providing clients with custom digital solutions and closing business

Required: Combination of knowledge and experience equivalent to a B.A. or B.S. Degree in Advertising, Marketing, Sales or related field; Digital sales experience including mobile platforms, SEO/SEM, Targeted Email, Social and other offerings; Clean DMV

What we offer: Base + commission with uncapped earning potential; Opportunities for advancement; Fast paced, fun work environment in the heart of the Crossroads Arts District 3-16

MANAGER/SALES REPRESENTATIVE: Wanted for Centralia Fireside Guard, Centralia MO, an award-winning weekly newspaper located close to Columbia. Successful applicant will have strong management skills, sales experience in both print and digital, and be a motivated team leader capable of setting and meeting sales goals. Excellent benefit package includes health and dental insurance, 401(k), vacation, gas allowance, etc. Email resume to Walt Gilbert at 3-15

SPORTS REPORTER: Bolivar Herald-Free Press, a twice-weekly, is seeking a sports editor/reporter for a one-person sports staff interested in joining the cause of making a difference in lives of all ages in and around Polk County, Mo. We are THE source for all things news and information in our community, which has a small university and multiple high schools, with champions aplenty. We hear frequent confirmation of our relevance from the people whose lives we impact. Our current sports champion has done a great job in print and online, with photos, video and copy. We seek the same with constant focus on improvement, just like the athletes we cover. We are losing our champ to a desire to be near family out of state. Please direct inquiries and resumes to Dave Berry, editor and publisher, at, or PO Box 330, Bolivar, Mo., 65613 3-13

GENERAL MANAGER: The Sentinel-Record in Hot Springs, Arkansas seeks an experienced leader who is innovative and results-oriented. He or she will manage all the operations of this seven-day a week newspaper. This individual must possess exceptional leadership, marketing and communication skills as well as be dedicated to growing all aspects of a profitable newspaper. The ability to think strategically and work with managers to develop and execute plans is essential. We are looking for a proven leader with excellent organizational, fi nancial and management skills. Community involvement is also necessary and encouraged. Ideal candidates will have experience as a general manager or advertising sales leader of a newspaper. The Sentinel-Record is owned by WEHCO Media, an industry leader offering a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, 401K and profit sharing. Please send resume and salary requirements to Terri Leifeste at 3-8





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