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Members of Missouri Press Association may place ads FREE in the Marketplace section if the ad is for a position with a Missouri newspaper. Non-members please call or email Matthew Barba for pricing, (573) 449-4167 or mbarba@socket.net. Ads appear in the MPA monthly Bulletin, weekly eBulletin and here. Email ads to mbarba@socket.net or scroll down to fill out an online form.

FOR SALE


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 bruce@bocojo.com (573)289-2665. 3-30


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

HELP WANTED


PAGE BUILDER: The Lake Sun, a 5-days-a-week paper and part of the Lake Media group of publications at the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri, is looking for a reporter/page builder. The Lake Sun is a small, but award winning publication located in central Missouri. The Lake of the Ozarks is one of the state’s most popular tourist destinations and second home communities. If you are a fan of boating, fishing, dining or shopping, you’ll love the lake. The lake area also offers excellent school districts, outstanding recreational opportunities and amenities. Full benefit package available. We are looking for a candidate with reporting and page building skills to work with a small group of newspapers. The ability to organize while bringing creativity to the newspaper will be very important. Skills including copyediting news, photo development, page building, Quark, & web development. We have a small staff, but we also have a great work environment! If you are interested, please email resume and clips to: jmiller@lakesunonline. com or by mail to: Joyce Miller, 918 N Business Route 5, Camdenton MO 65020. No phone calls, please. 5-18


REPORTER: The Republic-Monitor, a twice-weekly community newspaper, established in 1889, based in Perryville Mo, is seeking a general assignment reporter.

This is a perfect opportunity for an individual who has the ability to produce clean, clear and accurate print and digital news on a wide variety of topics, including education, government, business, crime and court as well as community-based features.

Perryville, the seat of Perry County, is a growing community, with a city population with over 8,000 and a county population over 19,000. Located on Interstate 55 one hour south of St. Louis and 30 minutes north of Cape Girardeau.

The successful applicant must be self-motivated, ready to work and experienced with Adobe InDesign. Familiarity with Adobe InCopy and Photo Shop is desired, as is experience with digital platforms and social media. Photography and video skills are a plus. New ideas and contributions to print and online presence strongly encouraged.

This is a fulltime position with a benefits package included. If you possess these skills and want to be a part of a community newspaper, please send your resume to: editor@perryvillenews.com 5-16


SOCIAL-SAVVY COMMUNITY REPORTER: The Lincoln County Journal IS GROWING! We need a social-savvy community-minded writer with photo chops. Ideal candidate has some experience, but this is a great opportunity for recent grads with solid clips to get into the game!

Benefits include vacation, 401K, and the chance to be a part of a terrific, supporting team. Email resume, clips and references to Publisher Jeffrey Peyton at jpeyton@lincolncountyjournal.com. NO CALLS. 5-16


MANAGING EDITOR/REPORTER: We are seeking an energetic, forward-thinking managing editor/reporter to lead our young editorial team in covering municipal meetings, school events, high school sports and everything important to Lincoln County!

This is a hands-on position. We need a community-minded writer, photographer and editor who understands the importance of community and has a working knowledge of Adobe InDesign and Social Media.

Ideal candidate knows how to plan and execute, but this could be the perfect opportunity for a solid reporter to step up! We offer a full benefit package, 401K, vacation and sick time. EOE

Send resume, clips and references to Publisher Jeffrey Peyton at jpeyton@lincolncountyjournal.com. NO CALLS. 5-16


NEWS EDITOR: Excelsior Springs Standard, a 189-year-old community newspaper, is seeking a hands-on News Editor to oversee the coverage of Excelsior Springs (population 11,000), which includes municipal, county, courts and school beats. This position also requires reporting responsibilities for county and city government.

We strive to provide a high-quality news product, which serves as a government watchdog and a champion for readers. Also, we are community minded. The successful candidate will also be of the same mindset, as he or she will be one of the public faces of our organization in the community.

The position requires excellent organizational and people skills, a strong knowledge of AP style and copy editing, and excellent grammar and spelling. Good news judgment is paramount. Photography experience is required.

This position will also coach and coordinate assignments for a reporter and stringers.

The position requires some flexibility in time, as some night and weekend work is needed.
Send your cover letter, resume and clips (or link to clips) to JoEllen Black, executive editor at jobs@richmond-dailynews.com. 5-8


GENERAL ASSIGNMENT REPORTER: The Richmond News, the recipient of Missouri Press Association’s 2017 General Excellence Award, and The Excelsior Springs Standard (sister papers) are looking for a gifted, versatile journalist who specializes in news and enterprise reporting.

This individual will write stories assigned by the managing editor, and will be responsible for coverage for a variety of city and county governments and school districts. This reporter will also be required to develop contacts and sources to develop his/her own stories.

A qualified candidate will have these qualities:

• 2+ years experience writing for a news publication;

• Editorial photography experience;

• Thorough and accurate reporting, utilizing AP style;

• Organized, collaborative and motivated;

• Working knowledge of Adobe InDesign a plus.

This full-time position is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to gain valuable experience with veteran editors. We offer competitive wages and vacation.

About us: The Richmond Newsis a twice-weekly newspaper in the county seat of Ray County, Mo. The Excelsior Springs Standardis a weekly newspaper in Clay County, suburban Kansas City, Mo. Our newsrooms are about 15 miles apart. We are 100-percent local, community newspapers and proud of it.

Send resume and cover letter, at least five examples of work, plus three professional references to JoEllen Black and Brian Rice at jobs@richmond-dailynews.com.

EOE 4-18


REPORTER: The Missourian, an award-winning twice-a-week community newspaper, is seeking a reporter to cover municipal, school and county beats. This position requires substantial reporting responsibilities and fluency in digital and social media. Experience in community journalism is preferred, but will consider recent graduates. 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 millers@emissourian.com.

When applying, mention you saw this opening listed with the Missouri Press Association. 3-21


ADVERTISING SALESPERSON: Experienced salesperson to sell ads, for a niche publication, from home. Popular weekly rural-interest publication. Large initial list of current and historical advertisers provided. Great opportunity to work from home in your pajamas. Call Mike at 620-966-7557. 3-20


PUBLISHER: We are looking for a community-minded leader with the ability to drive profitable revenue. The Branson (MO) Tri-Lakes News is a twice-weekly paid community newspaper in the Live Entertainment Capital of the World, Branson, Missouri. This individual must be an innovator who is ready to take this multi-media operation to the next level, realizing the opportunity we have through print, digital, and a growing commercial print operation.

The new publisher would report directly to the owners of the company, a family-owned community media group with 18 companies in seven states. This family has owned community newspapers since the 1960s, and is firmly focused on the future. Operations are in the states of Georgia, Kentucky, 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 john@lminews.com. Be sure to include your resume, references, salary requirements and your goals for the future. 3-13


EDITOR: SkillPath (located in Mission, KS) is seeking an Editor for our instructional design department. Reporting to the Vice President of Instructional Design, the person in this newly created role will get the opportunity to interface with a variety of different department heads while making a strong impact within our marketing and sales teams in a writing, editorial and management capacity.

Responsibilities Include:

• Prepare white papers, case studies, e-newsletters and other content marketing materials
• Work daily with instructional design team, General Manager of Enterprise Solutions sales team, Enterprise Solutions Marketing Manager, Corporate Director of Corporate Communications, General Manager of Public Seminars/Star12 and General Manager of Educational Products
• Work with instructional design team to develop articles for publication
• Work with instructional design team to develop speeches and public presentations
• Manages two writers

Qualified Candidates Must Have:

– Strong writing and editing skills
– Experience managing personnel
– Expertise in developing editorial calendars and plans, as well as content strategy
– Knowledgeable of content marketing principles
– Microsoft Office 2016 skills (Word and PowerPoint)
– A good understanding of social media channels
– Experience with sourcing freelance writers
– Exposure to working with graphic designers, artists, and photographers

Please submit your application and resume along with your salary history to https://www.skillpath.com/careers/jobapplication.html/j/3918

SkillPath offers a competitive compensation package. Our benefit program is one of the best full time benefit packages in the Kansas City area including: medical, dental, prescription, flexible spending accounts, an unparalleled 403B retirement plan and much more! (AA/EOE/m/f/v/h) 3-12


FOUNDATION DIRECTOR: The Missouri Press Association, the state’s trade association for newspapers, is searching for an experienced fundraiser and non-profit leader to fundraise and operate the Missouri Press Foundation. The MPF Director will solicit support from those inside and outside the newspaper industry, oversee programs and assist MPA as needed.

The ideal candidate will have at least three years of successful experience in fundraising and planned giving as well as experience working with volunteer groups, budget planning, non-profit management, and communication. You must demonstrate good organizational skills and have the ability to prioritize multiple tasks.

The Director will spend a majority of their time implementing fundraising strategies. They will assist donors with planned giving decisions and solicits annual gifts. They will have the help of donor tracking software and MPA staff members.

Other duties:
Plan and executing several annual fundraising events
Create an annual budget and assisting with financial review
Oversee Foundation programming
Create an annual report
Manage the Missouri Newspapers In Education program and one part-time contracted employee
Provide administrative support to board of directors
Assist the Missouri Photojournalism Hall of Fame
Solicit sponsors for MPA’s annual convention

For a full job description, please visit mopress.com. This is a full-time position and includes free parking in Downtown Columbia.

Other perks at Missouri Press include free life insurance, 75% of your company health insurance paid and a 4% match for your 401k after a year of employment. 3-12

 

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