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SEEKING STAFF WITH PASSION: An upcoming retirement offers an opportunity to join the staff of The Media in Kahoka, Missouri, and become part of the NEMOnews Media Group team.

What’s your passion? Are you an experienced reporter looking to move into an editorial role eventually? Are you a recent graduate who is willing to work hard and learn? Can you do eye-catching layouts using InDesign? Do you love high school sports and want to report northeast Missouri teams? Do you love talking to people, and telling their stories? Are you a wizard with web pages or social media? Are you community-minded, and want to be the watchdog of local government? Are you motivated by the challenges of selling?

You don’t have to be all of these things. Tell me what your passion is, and how you think you can help us move forward. Let’s talk about how your skills can be a fit with NEMOnews Media Group.

We’re looking for a full-time person (or a couple of part-time people) who can jump in and make a difference in our operation. We want to find the best individual or people available, and put them to work doing what they do best, so we can be our best.

We offer competitive wages and health insurance for full-time employees.

Email your resume and a cover letter telling me why you want to join NEMOnews Media Group, and how your passions fit our business.

Mike Scott, Publisher
NEMOnews Media Group, LLC
themedia@centurytel.net 5-22


DIGITAL SPECIALIST: Missouri Press Service is currently seeking an individual to fill the role of Digital Specialist. This is a full-time role eligible for benefits. Missouri Press is seeking to fill this position ASAP.

Duties will include:
– Coordinate and maintain the MO Press ad servers, including handling in-state and out-of-state press associations, members, and advertisers.
– Place, monitor, and report on digital ad buys, including individual advertisers and all state networks.
– Set up, distribute, and monitor newspaper ad codes for all state networks.
– Coordinate and carry out social media posts for MO Press on Facebook, Twitter, etc.
– Oversee/facilitate the tearsheet process.
– Obtain affidavits for inserts.
– Package tearsheets and affidavits with invoices and send to client.
– Record sent invoices.
– Gather confirmations and signed insertion orders.
– Gather by phone and email any unsigned insertion orders.
– File signed insertion orders, along with email trail for each.
– Assist in designing ads, as needed.
– Learn and be proficient in AdVantage billing systems.
– Prepare quotes for potential ad campaigns.
– Perform other duties as assigned.

Please send resumes to Ted Lawrence at lawrencet@socket.net 5-16


MULTI-MEDIA REPORTER: Begin a career you are proud of as a Multi Media Reporter

What do we offer YOU?
• An opportunity to diversity your portfolio with print and digital storytelling opportunities
• Tools to perform your job to the highest potential, including training and up-to-date technology
• Flexible scheduling and competitive pay
• Great company benefits, including medical, dental, life, PTO and a 401K package

What is it like to work for us?
• As a community-minded company, we aim to connect with — not just report on — the communities we serve.
• We focus on what it takes to make YOU successful in your job, preparing you to inform and engage with an active audience.
• As part of a family-owned business, you will develop strong team-building and family-like relationships with co-workers.

Qualified candidates should:
• Have strong two-way communication skills, oral and written
• Have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in journalism or a related field
• Be familiar with pagination software, photography techniques and social media trends
• Be able to manage time and effectively multi-task

Apply today! Email amy.neal@npgco.com with resume, cover letter and writing samples. 5-16


STATEWIDE EDITOR: The Missouri State Editor will lead the GateHouse Media newsrooms in the state, as well as the Columbia Daily Tribune newsroom, located in the vibrant town of Columbia, home of University of Missouri, one of the leading journalism programs in the country. This editor will develop systems of collaboration with journalist in markets that range from rural to suburban. We are looking for someone with vision, passion for strong journalism and experience as an editor, ideally in a regional capacity, plus the ability to inspire and grow the journalists throughout the state.

Primary responsibility:
The Missouri State Editor leads newsrooms throughout the state of Missouri, driving audience growth at the Columbia Daily Tribune and throughout the state. The state editor serves as a coach and project manager. They are focused on driving results, growing audience and seeking best practices. This agile thinker will be focused on high-interest, high-engagement journalism with an entrepreneurial spirit. They will change newsroom culture from passive to progressive.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:
• Serves as the editor for the news operations, overseeing staff at the local level in Columbia.
• Supports and drives GateHouse Media’s news initiatives.
• Develops and maintains strategies and specific content initiatives to promote audience growth, working with other newsroom leaders throughout the state of Missouri and throughout GateHouse Media to assess successes and identify challenges through audience metrics.
• Initiates and directs special projects for their newsrooms.
• Communicates with other department heads to further editorial mission.
• Demonstrates news judgment and initiative to produce community-based stories beyond meeting and event coverage.
• Leads community engagement efforts.
• Implements strategies that will provide operational efficiencies, promote cooperation and expand shared resources among newsrooms.
• Provides editorial guidance and content; works with other leaders to develop cost and revenue strategies that advance profitability.
• Develops and expands digital footprint for news operations, including monitoring practices and submissions required for GateHouse’s internal quarterly evaluation, Inner Circle.
• Improves selection of syndicated and other shared content, ensuring optimal use of GateHouse-provided content.
• Serves as principal contact for any legal and ethical considerations that may arise regarding news operations.
• Looks for partnership opportunities to enhance news coverage.
• Coordinates staff training efforts and provides coaching for staff members; promotes staff development and monitors possible opportunities for advancement within GateHouse.
• Works with news operation managers and human-resources staff to resolve any disciplinary problems, and ensures compliance with all HR policies and procedures.
• Consistently meets deadline and budget requirements.
• Posts daily (either social media or website) with the expectation to meet minimum goals set.
• Identifies digital goals, working with the regional editor, to achieve audience growth on team and/or individual levels.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
• Must have good communication skills to deal effectively with internal and external customers
• Excellent knowledge of grammar, spelling and AP style
• Ability to react quickly to new developments and exercise judgement.
• Ability to juggle multiple stories and deadlines

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
• BA degree in journalism or equivalent experience
• Minimum of 5 years experience in supervision/management role
• Other combinations of education and experience may be considered

Please send resumes to: tleifeste@gatehousemedia.com 5-16


GENERAL MANAGER/ADVERTISING DIRECTOR: Further your career as the General Manager/Advertising Director of the Warrensburg Daily Star-Journal

What do we offer YOU?
• An opportunity to provide leadership, including setting goals and top priorities, while empowering teams to succeed
• Tools and training, in and out of the office, to expand your marketing knowledge on every media platform we offer
• State-of-the-art technology to perform your job to the highest potential
• Flexible scheduling and excellent base pay, plus commission
• Great company benefits, including medical, dental, life, PTO and a 401K package.

What is it like to work for us?
• As a community-minded company, we aim to help our community thrive by helping local and area businesses grow.
• We focus on what it takes to make YOU successful in your job, preparing you to help customers get the most out of their marketing dollars and reach the largest target audience with their strategy.
• We forge community connections by informing and engaging with an active audience using print and digital media platforms.
• As part of a family-owned business, you will develop strong team-building and family-like relationships with co-workers.

Qualified candidates should:
• Bring a strong background in advertising/sales leadership, with prior experience in digital marketing sales preferred
• Have a bachelor’s degree in sales, marketing or business, or equivalent work experience in media-related operations management
• Be a self-starter with good time management skills
• Have strong two-way communication skills, oral and written

Apply today!
Email sandy.nelson@npgco.com with resume, cover letter. 5-10


MULTIPLE POSITIONS ACROSS MULTIPLE PUBLICATIONS: Phillips Media Group has positions available across our family of successful community weeklies in the Springfield area soon. A combination of growth, retirements and turnover necessitate the addition of several teammates to our family of weeklies.

Positions include:
Reporter – community weekly in Bolivar
Sports reporter – community weekly in Buffalo (starting 5/20)
Editor – community weekly in Buffalo (starting 5/20)
Sales Executive – community weekly, Ozark (starting asap)
Marketing Assistant – community weekly in Bolivar/Marshfield
Customer Service/Circulation Retention representative – corporate office, Bolivar

If you are interested in joining a growing, successful newspaper company, send us your resume and cover letter.

We would love to hear from you.

Jamey Honeycutt, Group Publisher
jameyh@phillipsmedia.com

Email resume and include contact number for phone interview or to set up in-person interview. Competitive pay and benefits. Equal opportunity employer 4-22


FREELANCE REPORTER: West Newsmagazine is seeking a freelance reporter with experience in poltical news coverage. Must be available to attend St. Louis County Council meetings, 6 p.m. weekly on Tuesdays, and other meetings as assigned. Compensation per article written/meeting attended. Resume and writing samples should be sent to editor@newsmagazinenetwork.com. 4-16


OUTSIDE SALES: The Marshall Democrat-News has an outside sales position available. A strong candidate must have motivation; reliable transportation and insurance; good communication skills; organization skills; and able to work within deadlines. The full-time position offers 40 hours/week, insurance benefits, commission, and the opportunity to work in a family oriented and owned business. Submit a resume/application to General Manager Sarah Gray at sgray@marshallnews.com or mail to The Marshall Democrat-News, P.O. Box 100, Marshall, MO 65340. 4-4


SPORTS EDITOR: The Herald-Whig is looking for an experienced journalist to oversee the sports department’s goal of providing top-level coverage of the area’s prep and college programs on all digital and print platforms.

The sports editor oversees an award-winning three-person staff that recently won two national awards from the Associated Press Sports Editors Association. The Herald-Whig provides blanket coverage of 26 high schools, four colleges, two Prospect League teams and community events.
The ideal candidate will be able to build a sports section that engages the reader and guide a staff hungry to tell the stories that make this sports savvy area unique. Do you know how to develop stories that go beyond the game? Then we want to talk to you.

The Herald-Whig is a seven-day newspaper that is part of a growing, family-owned-and-operated company dedicated to the communities it serves.

Quincy is a beautiful, affordable community of 40,000 on the banks of the Mississippi River in West-Central Illinois. Our coverage area consists of West-Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri. Quincy is a two-hour drive from Peoria and Springfield in Illinois, St. Louis and Columbia in Missouri, and Iowa City, Iowa.

The Herald-Whig offers a comprehensive employee benefits package with everything you expect and more. The Herald-Whig is an equal opportunity employer.

If you think you have what it takes to be our next sports editor, please send a resume, samples of your work and a letter outlining how you would approach the job to:
Nicole Stevens/Administration, The Quincy Herald-Whig, P.O. Box 909, Quincy, IL 62306, or by email to nstevens@whig.com. Learn more about The Herald-Whig at www.whig.com and about Quincy Media Inc., our parent company, at www.quincymediacareers.com. 3-27


EDITOR: The California Democrat, a weekly newspaper in Mid-Missouri, is looking for an editor to lead its exceptional community coverage in California and Moniteau County. The editor will build upon that foundation of community journalism by writing three to four stories a week, as well as leading the day-to-day operation of the newsroom, which consists of a full-time news reporter, a part-time news reporter and a full-time sports reporter. Candidates for the position should have a bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related field, strong writing and photo skills, and a track record of meeting deadlines. Candidates should have one to three years of experience in a newsroom, as well as being able to relocate to California. Send a resume, cover letter and samples of your work to gary@newstribune.com. Application deadline is April 8. 3-19


GENERAL ASSIGNMENT REPORTER: Our reporters cover a large gamut of community news, from city council and school board meetings, to agriculture, music features and children’s activities, among other stories. A solid candidate could cover a variety of topics and have a fast turnaround on their work. Reporters are also responsible for taking their own photographs, and have many opportunities to shoot video. Our award-winning paper publishes three days a week. Interested candidates should send a resume and writing sample to General Manager Sarah Gray at sgray@marshallnews.com. 3-18


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