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GENERAL MANAGER: Central Missouri Newspapers, Inc. located in Jefferson City, Missouri, “a thriving community that places business at the core of progress,” seeks an experienced leader who is innovative and results-oriented. He or she will manage all of the operations for the Jefferson City News Tribune, a seven day a week newspaper; The Fulton Sun, five days per week; and The California Democrat which is weekly. In addition, they will oversee a large commercial print operation and an in house digital agency. 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, financial 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. Central Missouri Newspapers, Inc. 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 Tammy Hartley at 11-13

MANAGING EDITOR: Weekly newspaper, located in the county seat of a Midwest rural community, is looking for a full-time managing editor. The editor must be able to inspire and maintain a team-oriented environment, as well as produce high-quality, interesting content for the print newspaper and e-edition website.

Responsibilities include oversight of all office processes on a daily basis. Tasks involve timely production of the newspaper print edition and digital edition, with successful distribution to readership.

Responsibilities also include facilitating interviews and writing stories, such as human interest columns, commentary, in-depth features, timely news items and local sporting events.

Candidate must be highly organized, business and community-minded, focused on quality and efficiency, and have a proactive personality. Job requires good communication skills, and the ability to learn quickly. Must be dependable, trustworthy and able to perform well under a deadline.

College degree in journalism or related field is preferred, with 5-10 years of experience in the newspaper publishing environment. Experience on a Goss Community press considered a plus.

A flexible but driven personality is key. Must be capable of handling all personnel issues quickly and efficiently.

To apply, please submit resume along with samples of or links to your work to 11-13

SPORTS EDITOR: Excelsior Springs, (Mo.) Standard, a 128-year-old weekly newspaper in Clay County, seeks a sports editor to cover Excelsior Springs High School athletics.

This position would also cover youth athletics and other related events.

The successful candidate should have at least two years of experience, a degree in journalism, communications or related field, and a demonstrated proficiency in reporting and writing community sports journalism.

This position requires a self-motivated individual who possesses strong organizational and time management skills. This individual also knows how to develop working relationships with administrators, coaches and student athletes.

Ability to understand scorebooks is required, as is AP style. Photography skills are strongly desired.

Be a part of a community that values its school and its athletics in the Northland of suburban Kansas City, Mo.

Tell us about yourself in a cover letter and send resume and references to: JoEllen Black, Richmond News Publisher, P.O. Box 100, Richmond, MO 64085, 11-7

MARKETING-ACCOUNT REPRESENTATIVE: Two award-winning Northland publishing companies experiencing growth are seeking an experienced, results-driven individual for its marketing-sales representative.

Excelsior Publishing Company, a 128-year-old news leader in Clay County, and Richmond News, Inc., the Voice of Ray County since 1914, are seeking an experienced marketing-sales individual to lead and oversee joint sales of these companies, as well as develop and implement marketing-sales plans.

As a marketing-sales representative, you’ll work with businesses in our market area, as well as media agency groups. You’ll work closely with our publishers for development and implementation of sales proposals and packages, as well as business plans. Our need is for an individual who is organized and can multi-task, exudes a confident, calm and engaging persona, and prides themselves on customer service and the ability to successfully market to businesses.

Job responsibilities include:
• Obtain and retain established business accounts for print and online products of the two companies, which include The Richmond News, The Excelsior Springs Standard, total market products Town & Country Leader and Leader East, plus niche products and special sections;
• Develop and implement compelling sales packages and proposals;
• Develop business plans that work for businesses, both for local and agency buys.

Previous sales experience is preferred. Experience helpful in cold calling, closings and advertising, but will train but will train the right person in the needed aspects of this position. Must be a self-starter, a detail-oriented individual who can meet deadlines. Must have good oral, verbal and computer skills.

We offer:
• Base salary plus commissions;
• Monthly and quarterly bonus structure
• Paid time off and holidays
• A fun environment.

Tell us about yourself in a cover letter and send resume and references to: JoEllen Black, Richmond News Publisher, P.O. Box 100, Richmond, MO 64085, 11-7

NEWS EDITOR: Richmond News, a 103-year-old county seat newspaper, is seeking a hands-on News Editor to oversee the coverage of central and eastern Ray County, which includes municipal, county, courts and school beats. This position also requires reporting responsibilities for county government and the city of Richmond.

Richmond News is the recipient of Missouri Press’ first place General Excellence this year, as well as awards for news and business reporting, features, sports and design.

We strive to continue 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 is also of the same mindset, as they 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, as well as excellent grammar and spelling. Good news judgment is paramount, as well. Photography skills are a big plus.

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

The position requires some flexibility in time, as some nights and weekend work is needed.

Come work for a family-owned newspaper in a fun, friendly environment. Richmond is quintessential small-town America, at its heart a historic square, just 38 miles east of Kansas City, Mo.
Competitive pay with paid vacation and sick time.

Email resume, qualifications and work examples to JoEllen Black, publisher, at, or mail to P.O. Box 100, Richmond, MO 64085. 11-7

MANAGING EDITOR: The Atchison (Kansas) Globe seeks an energetic and well-rounded journalist to lead print and digital efforts for the Globe (2,300-circulation twice-weekly) and The managing editor will guide the efforts of a three-member reporting staff, be a hands-on producer of news and feature content, and lead staff engagement with the Atchison community. The managing editor also is responsible for coordination with the News-Press Now newsroom based at the St. Joseph (Missouri) News-Press. The media properties are under the common ownership of News-Press & Gazette Co.

We prefer a college degree with a concentration in multimedia journalism and three to five years of practical experience.

Candidates should make their interest known as soon as possible. To apply, send a brief letter of introduction, current resume, names of three references, and examples of your best work. Please mention you are applying for POSITION 1102 ME. Apply to or send your materials to Human Resources, News-Press & Gazette Co., 825 Edmond, St. Joseph, MO 64501.

News-Press & Gazette Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer 11-6

NEWS AND FEATURE WRITER: The Lebanon Daily Record, a Monday through Saturday daily newspaper in Lebanon, Mo., has an immediate opening for a news/feature writer.

The Daily Record is a small community newspaper that covers news throughout Laclede County. Job requirements will include covering some school and government meetings, as well as seeking out and finding interesting people in the community to write feature stories about. This is a great opportunity to gain lots of newspaper experience, as you will be doing a variety of jobs and covering a variety of topics for the newspaper.

A knowledge of AP style and basic computer skills are a plus. The position will also include some photography.

Lebanon is a great community in southwest Missouri that is within driving distance of the Lake of the Ozarks, Bennett Spring State Park and Springfield.

Please send your resume and work samples to Editor Fines Massey at No phone calls please. 10-17

SALES MANAGER: The Centralia Fireside Guard is seeking a sales manager to lead projects involving print and online advertising. Sales experience helpful but not necessary. We will train. Strong communication skills and self-motivation are required to build relationships to help clients build their businesses. Write about your past work history and experience and email to or take to the Guard office at 123 N. Allen, Centralia, MO 10-9






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