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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

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


ADVERTISING DIRECTOR: A southwest Missouri newspaper group of four weeklies and one twice-weekly, all with online and social media presence in solid communities that identify well with their local flags, seeks an Advertising Director to lead the organization into new revenue growth through multiple platforms. These communities are part of the Springfield MSA. The successful candidate will have strong selling skills and experience leading, supporting and motivating successful multimedia advertising/marketing teams. Please email a cover letter and resume to, or mail to Publisher, PO Box 330, Bolivar, Mo. 65613-0330. 1-12

GENERAL MANAGER: Texarkana Gazette located in Texarkana, AR, “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 Texarkana Gazette, a seven day a week newspaper. In addition, 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. The Texarkana Gazette. 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 Broderick Daniels at 1-11

NEWS EDITOR: The Herald-Whig is seeking an experienced news editor with a clear and compelling vision for how to lead our award-winning reporting staff into the future.
The successful candidate will be a take-charge leader with sound news judgment who:

• Excels in planning and organization to manage both people and content.
• Possesses strong editing, AP style and headline-writing skills.
• Can motivate reporters to go beyond routine coverage.
• Understands how newsrooms must meet shifting audience demands.
• Is a team player who can work effectively with other newsroom editors.
• Is committed to community journalism.
• Can take existing collaborative efforts with our broadcast partners to a higher level.

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. Our newsroom won 48 awards in 2017 to finish first in general excellence in the Illinois Associated Press Media Editors contest and second in general excellence in the Illinois Press Association contest.

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, Northeast Missouri and Southeast Iowa. 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.

To apply, send a cover letter outlining your vision, resume, references and samples of appropriate work by mail to Christina Wilson/Human Resources, The Quincy Herald-Whig, P.O. Box 909, Quincy, IL 62306, or by email to Learn more about The Herald-Whig at and about Quincy Media Inc., our parent company, at

EDITOR: Missouri Lawyers Media seeks an editor to develop and manage content for our wide array of digital and print news and information services for Missouri attorneys.

Missouri Lawyers Media covers legal news, court opinions, verdicts and settlements, foreclosures, and public notices in Missouri. Products include, 4 small daily and 1 weekly papers that carry public notices, and our flagship newspaper Missouri Lawyers Weekly devoted to the coverage of the legal community in Missouri. A winner of state and national awards, we’re committed to the highest standards of journalism ethics and excellence.

Responsibilities include: managing the content and navigability of our websites, and; assembling daily and breaking news alerts; continually working on features and innovations to serve readers and build paid audience; leading the preparation of our daily newspapers, weeklies and special publications; regular copyediting; serve as the company’s top editorial representative at each of our events throughout the year including Missouri Lawyers Awards, Women’s Justice Awards, Up & Coming, etc. Public speaking at each required.

The position requires: strong journalism skills, particularly news judgment, copyediting and accuracy on deadline; presentation skills, using words, graphics and multimedia to convey information and engage users; strong audience development instincts; the ability to work collaboratively; can-do, hands-on ability to complete projects; strategic thinking; effective management of people and process; the ability to manage multiple assignments and prioritize workload; strong organizational skills; some technical skills, particularly proficiency with WordPress and HTML.

Missouri Lawyers Media is part of BridgeTower Media, provider of law and business news and information in markets across the country. We offer competitive pay, great benefits and a great team atmosphere.

If you are interested in this position and meet the qualifications please send your resume to:
BridgeTower Media and all subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers and value diversity in our workplace.

FULL-TIME REPORTER: The Lake Sun/ is looking for a full-time staff reporter to cover community news at Lake of the Ozarks in central Missouri.
The successful candidate will be joining a family of print and digital publications covering news and sports.

Responsibilities will include gathering news for print and digital, handling photography, video, social media, content management on the digital platform and assisting with page building using Quark.

The Lake Sun/LakeNewsOnline offers a wide range of experiences for a reporter wanting to develop community news skills, who likes working with the public and can work independently or as a team member. A challenging position for the right candidate.

Lake of the Ozarks is a unique place to call home. The area is known for boating, outdoor recreation, entertainment, wineries and offers a unique small town atmosphere amidst a major tourist destination within easy driving distance to every large city in the state.

Position requires a journalism or related degree. Experience is helpful. Pay and benefits are competitive. Position is available immediately .

The Lake Sun/LakeNewsOnline is a community newspaper and website owned by Gatehouse Media.

Please send resume and clips to or mail to 918 North Business Route 5, Camdenton, MO. 65026. No phone calls 12-18

ADVERTISING SALESPERSON: Advertising salesperson to sell advertising from home. Strong niche publication with a loyal advertiser following. Please send resume to 12-18

EDITOR: The Morgan County Press – Stover’s Weekly Community Newspaper – is seeking an editor. Applicant should be community-minded, people-oriented, available to work nights and weekends.

Duties include writing and editing news stories and a weekly editorial or personal column, taking photographs, and attending meetings. Newspaper writing experience or journalism education helpful, but not required.

40 hours/week. Paid vacation. Starting pay based on experience (minimum $440/week). Office located in Versailles, near Lake of the Ozarks.

Send resumé and writing samples to: Bryan E. Jones, Publisher, Pipistrelle Press, Versailles Leader-Statesman and Morgan County Press, P.O. Box 348, Versailles, MO 65084; or email

BUSINESS REPORTER: Springfield Business Journal, an award-winning weekly niche publication in southwest Missouri, is seeking a reporter. Expertise in AP style is required; three to five years of reporting, ideally in business, is preferred. The position offers competitive pay and benefits. Send resume and clips to Eric Olson, editor at 12-6

WEB PRESSMAN: Branson Tri-Lakes News has an immediate opening for an experienced pressman to run and maintain a newer 12 unit (two 4-highs and two 2-highs with splicers on each end and on the dinky) GOSS Community web press with console controls. We offer a competitive wage and benefit package. We work Monday through Friday and primarily days.

Branson, Missouri is in the Entertainment Capital of the Missouri Ozarks and offer great lifestyle with fishing, golf and boating. Branson is a thriving community.

Submit your résumé with three references to: Keith Hansen, 12-6

REPORTER: The Cedar County Republican, based in Stockton, MO, is seeking a journalist with a passion to report on news in Cedar County.

Sports reporting and web experience would be a plus. If you possess skills befitting a community news organization we would like to talk with you. EOE

Please submit an application with resume’ and samples to: by email to:; by fax to: 417-276-5760; by mail to: Reporter Position; P.O. Box 1018; Stockton, MO 65785. Or pick up an application at: 26 Public Square; Stockton, MO; 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday. 11-29

EXECUTIVE EDITOR/PROFESSOR: The University of Missouri School of Journalism is seeking a visionary leader ready to help transform a newsroom and inspire the next era of great journalists at the world’s top-ranked journalism school.

If you’re an innovative, creative, community-minded journalist, we’re offering an opportunity to put all of your talents to work at the Columbia Missourian, one of the nation’s first daily newspapers and part of the famous “Missouri Method” where students learn by doing in a 24/7 digital and print news environment. You’ll work with a dedicated faculty and smart, motivated students. You’ll lead the effort to use new techniques and tools to make relevant, thoughtful and engaging content for your audience, across a variety of platforms.

The ideal applicant must have a solid foundation in journalistic storytelling with a proven track record of meeting news consumers with vital information, where and how they want it. We’re looking for someone who has helped transform news organizations, with a track record of hiring and mentoring diverse and talented staff and making a difference for the people you’ve served.

Your teaching role will be enhanced and powered by the Missouri Community Newspaper Management Chair endowment, which you will help guide and oversee. This chair position and endowment, along with the Walter B. Potter Fund for Innovation in Local Journalism endowment at the school’s Reynolds Journalism Institute, are two primary programs in the Missouri School of Journalism’s support of community and local journalism.

This benefit-eligible, renewable, 12-month faculty position carries the academic rank of Professional Practice Professor (non-tenure track) and will serve as the Missouri Community Newspaper Management Chair and Executive Editor of the Columbia Missourian. The anticipated start date for the position is July 2018.

As the Missouri Community Newspaper Manager Chair and Executive Editor you must have:
• At least 5 years’ experience of writing, editing and managing staff in a digital publishing journalism environment.
• The ethical judgment and skill to teach young journalists how to make tough calls in the 24/7 audience engagement environment.
• A proven track record of implementing budgets.
• A deep, applied understanding of how to use visual and audio journalism, digital video, and social media to enhance journalistic storytelling.
• Strong interpersonal and collaborative problem-solving skills.
• The ability to juggle a vibrant daily newsroom’s many needs with ambitious, long-term projects.
• A bachelor’s degree.

For questions, please contact Mark Horvit, search committee chair, at 11-22

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






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