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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.

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PRICE CUT! Weekly Newspaper For Sale – The Boone County Journal, in Ashland – one of the fastest-growing markets in Missouri – is still for sale….at a lower price and the best deal you will find. The Journal is increasing its revenue and maintains a growing cash flow. Small facility could be leased or purchased. Seller is semi-retired, wants to be fully retired soon. Contact bruce@bocojo.com (573)289-2665.


HELP WANTED


GENERAL ASSIGNMENT REPORTER: The Daily American Republic in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, is looking for a general assignment reporter to join our news team. An ability to write clean, concise copy on a deadline, with a passion for community and regional reporting is important. Photography skills are a plus.

This job includes occasional night and weekend hours.

The 150-year-old DAR publishes five days a week as part of Butler County Publishing, which also includes three weekly papers. We are situated in a growing community, surrounded by multiple state and national parks. Poplar Bluff is also within easy driving distance of St. Louis, Memphis and Little Rock.

Candidates should send their resumes and salary expectations to editor@darnews.com. 9-10


TYPESETTER: Typesetter (typist) for two community weekly newspapers, the Morgan County Press (Stover) and Versailles Leader Statesman. Office is located in Versailles.
The position is part-time, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. three days per week (Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday). Starting pay is $9 per hour.

Benefits include six paid personal days upon hire and one week paid vacation after one year of service, two weeks paid vacation after two years, and three weeks paid vacation after three years. This part-time position does not include any insurance or health benefits. Paychecks are issued weekly.

Responsibilities include using Adobe InDesign and Photoshop programs to type and layout items such as obituaries, menus, police and fire reports, birth announcements, archival newspaper entries, anniversaries/weddings/engagements, court news, land transfers, graduations, awards, and more.

Ability to type accurately and reasonably quickly is required. Must meet deadlines, be detail oriented, and be able to work in a team environment.

In addition, training may be provided for front-office clerical work, including subscriptions/mailing software, accounts management, daily cash sheet/deposits, answering phones, customer service, etc.

Contact Publisher Bryan E. Jones to apply: 573-378-5441 or email bjones@ leader-statesman.com. 8-30


GENERAL ASSIGNMENT REPORTER: A small, community based weekly with an online presence seeks a well-rounded journalist to join our team. Qualified applicants should be able to cover sports as well as community meetings and crime. Special consideration will be given to those with a strong social media background.

Please send resume, clips and references to Managing Editor Kimberely Blackburn at The Excelsior Springs Standard, PO Box 70, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024 or email: kimberely@leaderpress.com. 8-27


PHOTOGRAPHER: Do you want to be part of the story-planning process from the ground up? Can you work with reporters and photographers to ensure stories are presented in an appealing way? Do you want to be part of an interactive staff and an award-winning website? If so, let’s talk about this opportunity.

As a photographer with The Herald-Whig, you join our award-winning team. The ideal candidate brings big ideas and works collaboratively. Our recently reorganized newsroom staff brings more people into the planning process, and the position calls for a candidate ready to be a key player in print and online. The Herald-Whig is a smaller newspaper that thinks big. Former Whig employees have gone on to work at the Gatehouse design center in Austin, Texas; The Times of Northwest Indiana in Munster, Ind.; and the Chicago Tribune.

You must have experience in photo planning and knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, and social media expertise is a must. You will need to be able to handle photo assignments as assigned, provide copy editors with accurate information, meet standards for high-quality digital photos, be proficient in use of all cameras and associated equipment, assist editors in use and display of local photos, produce quality video for interactive platform, react to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned.

The Herald-Whig is part of a growing, family-owned-and-operated company dedicated to the communities it serves. The seven-day newspaper publication has won more than 70 state and national awards the past two years, and our circulation is growing.

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.

To apply, send a resume, references and samples of your work by mail to
Christina Wilson/Human Resources, The Herald-Whig, P.O. Box 909, Quincy, IL 62306
or by email to cbwilson@whig.com.

You may learn more about The Herald-Whig at www.whig.com and about Quincy Media, Inc., our parent company, at www.careersatQuincy.com. 8-27


GENERAL ASSIGNMENT REPORTER: CEDAR COUNTY REPUBLICAN, based in Stockton, is seeking a Reporter with a passion to report news in our local community. If you possess skills befitting a community news organization we would like to talk with you.

The successful applicant will have the ability to juggle multiple projects, social media know-how and strong time management skills. We offer good benefits and many opportunities to make a difference.

Please submit an application with resume’ and writing samples: by email to: marilyne@CedarRepublican.com; by fax to: 417-276-5760; by mail to: GENERAL ASSIGNMENT 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; 417-276-4211
EOE


REPORTER/PAGE DESIGNER: Looking for a versatile reporter to join a small newsroom covering Lake of the Ozarks and the surrounding area. Lake of the Ozarks is a great place to live with strong school systems, great shopping, golf, entertainment and outdoor activities.

Job responsibilities will include reporting for a daily and 2 weekly newspapers covering everything from government to boat races and community events. Some evening and weekend work required. Successful candidate must be able to report, handle some page design and work as a team member. Photography, video and social media skill are also required. If covering community news is what you are looking for, this is an ideal position. Above average pay and competitive benefit package.

Requirements include a degree in journalism or related field or extensive work experience. Submit resume and clips to jmiller@lakesunonline.com. No phone calls. 8-13


NEWS EDITOR: The Columbia Daily Tribune, a 14,5000 circulation Monday-Sunday daily located in central Missouri, is seeking a News Editor to help drive our newsroom’s transition to a digital-first operation while also maintaining the relevance and impact of our print product. This is a leadership position within our organization and will require working with reporters, photographers, page designers and other editors.

Our ideal candidate is someone who can bring high energy, creativity and new ideas in order to engage readers and increase online traffic. Candidates must be organized and possess a strong attention to detail and have a broad range of interests and experience. A typical work day could range from giving articles first edits to shooting spot or live video at events. This position requires some night and weekend work.

SUMMARY OF DUTIES

This position:

Provides edits to staff, wire and submitted content.

Helps to create daily story budgets, and selects/edits regional, state and wire stories that compliments local reporting for the print edition.

Checks and supervises the work of page designers.

Assists with short- and long-term story planning, to include serving as the assigning editor for special sections.

Writes and rewrites headlines for print and online audiences.

Works with reporters to strengthen articles and catches holes in reporting.

Selects photos to accompany news articles for online and print.

Leads breakout training sessions for staff.

Serves on the Tribune’s editorial board, producing 1-2 editorials per week.

Represents the Tribune during community functions when necessary.

We have a lot going on at the Tribune, and we need someone who wants to do even more. At the Tribune we believe in the power of the team, and we need another strong coach. If you bring positive energy into the office, can build up those around you, and possess the creativity and willpower to try new ideas and break away from tradition in order to grow readership, we might be the right fit. This position reports directly to the Managing Editor.

QUALIFICATIONS

A degree in journalism, English, a related field or equivalent work experience is required, along with prior editing experience (2 years minimum) at a daily newspaper.

ABOUT COLUMBIA

Columbia has a population of about 120,000 people and is conveniently located between Kansas City and St. Louis, with each being a two-hour drive. The city serves as the economic hub of central Missouri and boasts numerous shopping, dining and night-life options, as well as a vibrant health care sector. Columbia also serves as the home of the University of Missouri’s flagship campus and Mizzou athletics, which compete in the Southeastern Conference.

ABOUT US

The Columbia Daily Tribune is part of Gatehouse Media, an industry leader in print and digital media. Gatehouse Media offers a competitive salary and benefits package, to include health, dental, 401(k) and paid time off. Learn more about our company atwww.gatehousemedia.comand about us atwww.columbiatribune.com.

TO APPLY

Email a cover letter, resume, references and writing samples tocwestmoreland@columbiatribune.com. Include “news editor” in the subject line. No phone calls, please. Finalists will be contacted for a phone interview. 8-8


MANAGING EDITOR: Seeking ideal candidate for Managing Editor position with strong community weekly and related products. This is NOT a desk job! Writing and photography skills are just as important as layout and organization. At the Lincoln County Journal, we’re building a solid team – all we lack is the right player/manager to round out the lineup! If you’re ready to step up to a 20k weekly with digital products experiencing exponential growth, send your resume and clips to publisher Jeff Peyton @ jpeyton@lincolncountyjournal.com. 8-2


VERSATILE JOURNALIST: Take advantage of the opportunity to diversify your portfolio and take the next step in your career with the Warrensburg Daily Star-Journal. We are looking for a multi-talented journalist to report on diverse topics.

Expect to produce well-crafted copy, hone your photography and page-design skills, and contribute to maintaining a daily online and social media presence for this twice-weekly, award-winning community newspaper. To succeed in this role, you must work well under deadline.

We work as a team — this journalist must have strong interpersonal skills and be able to collaborate with other editors and office staff. Our work schedules are dependent on community events, so some evening and/or weekend hours should be expected.

Our goal is to be the primary source of local news within the community.

The ideal candidate will have experience writing news and features for a daily or weekly newspaper, have experience with pagination software, and be familiar with AP style and social media trends. A bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related field is preferred.

The Daily Star-Journal serves Warrensburg and the surrounding communities in Johnson County, Missouri, and produces several specialty publications throughout the year. It is a division of NPG Newspapers, a family-owned company based in St. Joseph, Mo. NPG offers competitive pay and benefits. Employment is contingent on passage of a drug screening and background check.

If this sounds like a good fit for you, please send your resume, cover letter and 3 to 4 examples each of writing, photography and page design to amy.neal@npgco.com. 8-1


RETAIL ADVERTISING MANAGER: Are you a born leader who loves advertising sales? Are you eager to motivate people? If so, the Herald-Whig wants to speak with you!

We’re looking for a retail advertising manager with passion and initiative. Someone who is creative, flexible and assertive. You must be able to think and operate strategically and tactically and have excellent written, presentation and oral skills.

Our next Retail Advertising Manager will lead a team of 6 retail advertising sales executives to achieve and surpass their sales goals. We’re looking for someone who focuses on delivering value to our customers. Someone who will drive results while growing and mentoring our sales team. Someone who represents our newspaper in a positive light to the community we serve. This person will have the opportunity to advance their career to become our next Advertising Director after receiving coaching and training from the Publisher.

Our ideal Retail Advertising Manager will have:

• A minimum of five years advertising sales leadership experience. Only candidates with relative newspaper industry experience will be considered.

• Magazine experience. (considered a plus).

• The ability to develop/execute advertising sales plans to achieve print/digital revenue goals.

• Experience as a digital leader, who is knowledgeable about digital technologies and has a proven track-record of driving digital sales performance.

• Hands-on approach, with the talent for coaching sales professionals and sales management to maximize their potential and build long-term client relationships.

• Strong organizational and computer skills (in particular Word, Excel and PowerPoint)

• The ability to guide company strategy and tactics as a member of the executive team.

The Herald-Whig is an award winning seven-day newspaper that is part of a growing, family-owned-and-operated media company dedicated to the communities it serves.
Owned by Quincy Media, Inc.; we offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefits package.

Interested candidates should send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: Herald-Whig, Attn: Christina Wilson/Human Resources, 130 South 5th Street, Quincy, IL 62301
or email to: cbwilson@whig.com 7-31


SALES ACE: If you hate catchy sales phrases like “ground floor opportunity” and “you could be making” BUT you love interacting with people and helping customers achieve their goals, you just might be what we’re looking for.

At the Lincoln County Journal, we’re putting together a team. Specifically, we’re looking for a strong advocate for the customer, someone who understands consultative selling AND appreciates deadlines. If you want to help your neighbors grow their businesses and earn a decent commission at the same time, send resume and a cover note to Publisher Jeff Peyton at jpeyton@lincolncountyjournal.com. 7-27


COMMUNITY-MINDED REPORTER: Do you have that special ability to cover City Hall with a ruthless passion for the truth and STILL be invited to the mayor’s backyard barbecue? Can you effortlessly shift from Friday-night football to Monday morning’s council meetings? Do you write with aplomb, free of style, grammar and spelling errors? Are your photos sharp and people-focused? Do you see where we’re going with this?

At the Lincoln County Journal, we’re putting together a team. Recent grads who can answer those questions should definitely apply. Send resume, writing and photo samples to Publisher Jeff Peyton @ jpeyton@lincolncountyjournal.com, along with a cover note telling us just how you’ll fit on our team. 7-27


EDITOR: Small-town newspaper looking for editor for print and online. Optional benefits include 401K, insurances and vacation time. Slow down to end your career or use as a stepping stone for the experience. Great small town, low crime, good schools, competitive pay and friendly citizens. Send resume to Missouri Press Association, Re: Editor, 802 Locust St., Columbia, MO 65201; or by email to mbarba@socket.net 7-10


SPORTS EDITOR: The Richmond News is seeking a dynamic Sports Editor to oversee the sports coverage of three school districts in Ray County, 38 miles east of Kansas City, Mo.

The Richmond News covers the competitive Class 3 Richmond High School boys and girls sports programs, as well as two additional Class 1 high schools.

The successful candidate will be adept at photography, expected to write game stories, previews and features, and to copy-edit part-time and sports stringers’ work. This individual also must be highly organized, and detail- and deadline-oriented. Experience in Adobe InDesign and social media a plus.

The Richmond News, the 2017 Missouri Newspaper of General Excellence, is a twice-weekly with a 27-week sports section, Game On. The sports section has received numerous state awards for its coverage and page design. We are seeking an individual to continue our high-quality work.

Please send cover letter, clips and references to Publisher Brian Rice at The Richmond News, PO Box 100, Richmond, MO 64085 or email: jobs@richmond-dailynews.com. 7-10

 

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