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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 Ads appear in the MPA monthly Bulletin, weekly eBulletin and here. Email ads to or scroll down to fill out an online form.


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

Weekly Metro Suburban Publication for sale. Long established. In Missouri. Revenues near 100K Annually. Owner is nearing retirement, will train and assist in transition. Great as an add-on acquisition or younger couple to own and operate. Serious inquiries only. 816-225-5083 or email:

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


GENERAL MANAGER: The West Plains Daily Quill, in West Plains, Missouri, is now accepting applications for the position of General Manager. The award-winning Quill is the newspaper of record for Howell County and has served this community since 1903. We are seeking a hands-on professional with the leadership skills to guide a veteran staff and publish the region’s local newspaper in an excellent manner. The successful candidate will have knowledge of advertising and/or newsroom operations, social media and the Internet. The compensation package includes a competitive salary and bonus. A benefit package is also available. Please send your resume with a cover letter to publisher Jim Perry, The Quill is an equal opportunity employer. 5-24

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, including health, life and 401(k). Send résumé and clips to Eric Olson, editor, or PO Box 1365, Springfield, MO 65801. 4-24

PUBLISHER: The Ruston Daily Leader, an award-winning six-day daily (afternoon M-F, Sun. AM) newspaper in Ruston, Louisiana seeks an energetic, experienced newspaper professional to lead its dedicated team as publisher.

The publisher is the top local executive and is responsible for all facets of the newspaper operation including financial performance, advertising and circulation sales, editorial content online and in print, marketing, promotion, on-site web press printing facilities (Goss press with 4-high), social media marketing/ad sales, and community involvement. A college degree or equivalent professional experience in newspapers, magazines, online journalism and business management is desired.

Applicant should be friendly and outgoing with excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Ideal candidate will be a smart, creative leader who is passionate about journalism, bringing creative vision, voice and style while seeking to challenge the status quo in pursuit of excellence. 
We seek a proven leader with the ability to learn quickly and work well with others in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented team environment. 
Other desirable experience would include newsroom management plus advertising and marketing across multiple platforms in print and digital. Candidate should demonstrate an understanding of the changing media landscape and be prepared to meet the needs of the served community in print, online and mobile. Successful applicant will relocate to Ruston/Lincoln Parish in the beautiful piney hills of north-central Louisiana on Interstate 20. Lincoln Parish is the home of Louisiana Tech University and Grambling State University. Publisher will also be responsible for management/oversight of The Gazette, a weekly newspaper in neighboring Farmerville, LA serving the city and Union Parish. Dedicated and competent newspaper staff is in place at both locations.

Compensation will be a combination of salary plus performance bonus commensurate with experience. Company group health plan with Blue Cross/Louisiana is available.

Interested candidates should send their resume, salary history, and professional references with a specific cover letter (written for this job posting, designed to outline why you are the person for this job) to Marc A. Richard at Thanks for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you about this exciting opportunity! 4-18

ADVERTISING EXECUTIVE: The Christian County Headliner News has a rare opening for an energetic, friendly, honest, customer service expert that is hungry for success! The perfect candidate will appreciate a team effort, but won’t be afraid to make cold calls by themselves.

This candidate won’t be happy with attaining goals. More importantly, they will want to blow them away.

Our full time position offers a salary, plus commission and bonuses.

Please submit your resume and references to: Headliner News, attn: Tricia Chapman, P.O. Box 490, Ozark MO 65721 or email to 4-17

GENERAL ASSIGNMENT REPORTER: The Christian County Headliner News is seeking a journalist with a passion to report news and feature stories happening in Christian County, Missouri.

If you possess the skills, experience and degree befitting a weekly print and 24/7 online news publication, we want to hear from you!

Please submit your resume and writing samples to: Headliner News, attn: Tricia Chapman, P.O. Box 490, Ozark MO 65721 or email to 4-17

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE: The Quincy Herald-Whig is bringing the future of advertising and marketing solutions to our customers today. Our multimedia advertising sales team is looking for an Account Executive by title who is a multi-media sales specialist in action. Bring your natural curiosity and a passion for partnering with the best local businesses to extend their reach and marketing message to consumers. Work in a fun, innovative, fast-paced environment expanding and strengthening relationships in the ever changing media world.

If you have the skills to meet with an active customer base and provide them with effective, comprehensive, and solid marketing and advertising solutions then you may be the candidate we are looking for. In addition to strong interpersonal skills, the successful candidate will display: a strong understanding of basic marketing skills with a solid ability to relate ideas and solutions to your customers; the ability to provide exceptional customer service and support across an array of multi-media products; strategic and creative thinking.

College degree in marketing or advertising preferred plus two-three years successful marketing, advertising or customer service experience including business-to-business/face-to-face sales. Must be digitally savvy and have strong computer skills including Word, Excel and Power point. A valid driver’s license required.

We offer a competitive commission along with a comprehensive benefit package, training, development and the opportunity for growth! Great expense, cell and gas reimbursement program.

Send Resumes to: Christina Wilson | Human Resources 130 S. Fifth Street | Quincy, IL 62301 or email: 4-12

EDITOR: The Missourian, an award-winning twice-a-week community newspaper, is seeking a seasoned editor to oversee coverage of the St. Clair, Mo., area, which includes municipal, school and county beats. This position requires substantial reporting responsibilities and fluency in digital and social media. Five years in community journalism is preferred. 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

When applying, mention you saw this opening listed with the MPA. 4-5

PUBLISHER: Due to a family health-related resignation later this Spring, the Branson (MO) Tri-Lakes News is searching for a new community newspaper publisher. The News is a twice-weekly paid community newspaper in the Live Entertainment Capital of the World, Branson, Missouri.

This new publisher would report directly to the owners of the newspaper, a family-owned community newspaper company with 18 newspaper companies in eight states. This family has owned community newspapers since the 1960s in the states of Georgia, Kentucky, Virginia, 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 Be sure to include your resume, references, salary requirements and your goals for the future. Let’s see if your goals match with ours. 4-4

SALES REPRESENTATIVES: Help wanted: Houston Herald, an award-winning print publication and recognized among its peers as a leader in digital initiatives, is seeking sales representatives to lead projects involving print and online advertising. Sales experience helpful but not necessary. We will train. If you thrive in a positive environment where good work is recognized, we want to talk to you. Excellent communication skills and self-motivation are required to build relationships to help clients build their businesses. Ability to work some from home and in new office quarters. Write about your past work history and experience to: Sales, P.O. Bo 170, Houston, Mo. 65483 3-24

EDITOR: Small town newspaper looking for editor. This paper has strong ties with the community, interesting city and county governments and is located in east/central Missouri. If interested please contact Missouri Press Association at 3-24





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