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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


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: bmassop@massopgroup.com


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

HELP WANTED


REPORTER: The Le Mars Daily Sentinel, a four-day-a-week newspaper in northwest Iowa, seeks a motivated news reporter who can generate ideas, turn in accurate and well-organized stories, meet daily deadlines and work well with our newsroom.

The ideal candidate must have experience using InDesign and be comfortable with digital photography.

Starting salary is $23,000 annually. The Daily Sentinel also offers a solid benefits package.

Please forward resumé, cover letter and clips to Kim Fickett, senteditor@gmail.com, or mail to Editor, Le Mars Daily Sentinel, 41 First Ave. N.E., Le Mars, IA, 51031 7-11


PRESIDENT AND CEO: The Illinois Press Association, one of the largest and most active newspaper associations in the country, seeks a president/CEO to lead the organization and further the cause of an independent and thriving press. The IPA provides association management services to the National Newspaper Association and technology services to more than 15 state press associations.

The duties of the president/CEO include member relations and development; government relations and lobbying; sales, marketing and fundraising; community and industry relations; public speaking; programs and event planning; and staff, P&L and administrative management. Meaningful experience in each of these areas is a job requirement, as are strong communications skills, superior organizational ability and professional polish.

We will show preference to candidates with a background in journalism and media issues, association management and government relations. The president/CEO manages a 15-member staff, with duties spread among the Illinois Press Association, the Illinois Press Foundation and the National Newspaper Association. The president/CEO reports to the IPA Board of Directors. We offer competitive pay, excellent benefits, and the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse state.

Please send your resume, a cover letter that addresses how you fulfill each of the above criteria and any other supporting materials to ipapresident@illinoispress.com. No phone calls please. The deadline for submission of resumes is July 24. 6-30


COPY EDITOR: Do you want to be part of the story-planning process from the ground up? Do you have the skills to guide reporters and photographers to ensure stories are presented in the most appealing way? Do you want to be part of an interactive staff that recently launched a redesigned, award-winning website? If so, let’s talk about this opportunity.

As a copy editor with The Herald-Whig, you join our award-winning team. The ideal candidate brings big ideas and works collaboratively. Our recently reorganized our newsroom staff brings more people into the planning process 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 copy editors and designers 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.

Qualifications include strong design and editing skills, a solid knowledge of the AP Stylebook, experience with story and photo planning, and knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite. Web and social media expertise are a must.
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, 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 resume, references and samples of your work by mail to Christina Wilson/Human Resources, The Quincy 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 Newspapers Inc., our parent company, at www.careersatQuincy.com. 6-27


PRODUCTION DIRECTOR: Under general supervision, supervises all employees; tracks and verifies hours worked; enforces Central Missouri Newspaper, Inc. and departmental safety rules and regulations; follows direction of the General Manager; advises manager on productivity of employees; collects all press run/insert information; maintains and oversees internal postal matters; ensures proper equipment; controls waste; resolves minor problems; ensures timely completion; prepares to assume responsibilities of department Supervisors, determines press orders, bundle sizes, and completes respective reports; and performs and other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Supervises all employees on their shift; tracks and verifies hours worked by each employee on their shift; Enforces Central Missouri Newspapers, Inc. and departmental safety rules and regulations; Follows direction of General Manager; Advises manager on productivity of employees; Collects all press run/insert information and records properly; Maintains and oversees internal postal matters; Ensures proper equipment is set up and ready for the shift; Controls waste; Assists General Manager in cost control; Resolves problems with employees, preprints, and production; Ensures timely completion of press runs, insert runs, and mail runs; Prepares to assume responsibilities of department Supervisors in his/her absence; Determines press orders, bundle sizes, and completes respective reports; Oversees and supervises pressroom, mailroom, commercial print and driving; Facilities supervision and management; Performs other duties as assigned.

Associate degree desired with strong background in commercial printing. Knowledge of labor laws, OSHA and safety regulations and postal regulations required. Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs.

This is a great opportunity to join a great company. Benefits include vacation, sick leave, 401k, profit sharing and medical insurance.

Send résumé to: Todd Frantz at tfrantz@newstribune.com 6-20


PRESSMAN: There’s an opening for a pressman with experience at the Branson Tri-Lakes News in beautiful Branson, MO. Individuals with operating, maintaining and repairing a 1996 Goss Community press with two-4-highs, two-2-highs, splicers and control panel operations should apply. Contact Keith Hansen, publisher at the Branson Tri-Lakes News at khansen@bransontrilakesnews.com. No phone calls please. 6-20


MARKETING EXECUTIVE: Sales executive to represent the Branson Tri-Lakes News and a plethora of products that focus on one of the state’s liveliest communities. We’re interested in talking to individuals with an understanding of legacy and digital media. A successful candidate will have the desire to grow market share and provide a customer-oriented approach to sales.

Branson and surrounding communities offers a vast assortment of entertainment, resort, recreational and traditional businesses.

Send résumé to: Keith Hansen, publisher at khansen@bransontrilakesnews.com 6-20


MULTIMEDIA SALES EXECUTIVE: Missouri Lawyers Media covers legal news, court opinions, verdicts and settlements, foreclosures, and public notices in Missouri. We have an opening for an experienced, strategic, innovative, and results-oriented multimedia sales executive in our St. Louis office. The multimedia sales executive is a critical role responsible for building and marketing omnichannel marketing solutions to businesses, law firms, contractors and related segments. This position is charged with developing, presenting and closing sales for new and existing customers. Marketing solutions include web and mobile advertising, search engine marketing, social media solutions, video, behavioral targeting, event sponsorship and print advertising for fulfilling customer needs that span all categories of medium to large local and national businesses.

This position requires a minimum of 2 years in a digital sales role plus successful outside sales experience, a solid digital knowledge, including SEM, SEO, websites, etc. and consultative sales acumen and a proven track record in developing new business and achieving individual sales goals.

Please send your resume and salary requirements to Mike Schwarzhoff, HR Generalist, at mschwarzhoff@bridgetowermedia.com 6-14


CIRCULATION MANAGER: Texarkana Gazette, a popular, longstanding newspaper is seeking an experienced, knowledgeable and strategic visionary to lead, manage and direct our circulation and distribution operations. We are looking for someone who is innovative, prepared for hard work, committed to task, resourceful and trustworthy with the ability to develop plans and strategies to grow our home delivery and single copy numbers.

Texarkana Gazette services a very diverse city and surrounding area that offers something for everyone. The successful candidate will be able to embrace the culture of the area and utilize the strength of the newspaper to reach maximum potential in continued circulation growth.

Competitive compensation including bonus opportunities, paid vacation, paid holidays, 401-k, group insurance and profit sharing. Please send resume and cover letter to terril@newstribune.com. 6-12


GENERAL NEWS REPORTER: The Salem News, a 3,500 circulation weekly paper in a community that bills itself as Gateway to the Ozark Riverways, has an opening for a general assignment news reporter. We have award-winning print and web products, and one of our current staff members was recently named Missouri’s Outstanding Young Journalist by the Missouri Press Association. Job description includes coverage of local entities, along with the opportunity to work on in-depth feature, enterprise and investigative stories that are a staple of our news products. A great position for any reporter who desires more than writing about meetings, accidents and disasters. The position offers competitive pay, including life, short-term disability and profit sharing. Send resume and samples of work to Donald Dodd, publisher, donald@thesalemnewsonline.com or P.O. Box 798, Salem, MO 65560. 6-12


GENERAL MANAGER: Excellent opportunity for a general manager in Missouri. Seeking an energetic and motivated person for this position. The successful candidate will have responsibilities and provide an essential connection between the newspaper and Corporate while providing leadership and support for their operations. Must be able to adapt to a very aggressive and fast growing market area. Ensuring delivery of financial goals is integral to the position. Candidates must have related managerial experience and a strong record of innovation, growth and achieving goals. Must possess experience with newspaper publishing, budgeting, operations, and sales. Manager would be responsible for sales and editorial staff. This position will ensure that the individual newspaper remains the primary and most relevant source for information in their respective markets while supporting the community they serve.

Position is salaried with full benefits. Please send resume, references, and salary expectations to (RStyles@lakewaypublishers.com) 6-6


SALES REP: The Jackson County Advocate is one of the most trusted news sources in Grandview and South Kansas City. In fact, we are GROWING our coverage and commitment to local, community news! The Advocate is NOW HIRING for a driven and inspired Advertising Representative to help push our paper to new heights.

The ideal candidate will have previous selling experience and a working knowledge of the media and newspaper industry. This position is NEW and will offer endless possibilities for growth and commission. Being a part of our team means understanding the power of community journalism and appreciating the printed and online word as our beliefs in journalism still hold firm even today.

Position is full time with a 9 to 5 working day, offers a base salary plus commission and bonus opportunities and paid vacation after six months. We are a small but mighty staff and we need to continue to grow to serve our readers and residents!

Please send your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: Mary Wilson, Editor, at mwilson@jcadvocate.com. No phone calls, please. 6-2

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