Job Bank & Marketplace


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 Bryan Jones for pricing, (573) 449-4167. Ads appear in the MPA monthly Bulletin, weekly eBulletin and here. Email ads to Bryan Jones.



PRESS FOR SALE: 2 unit NewsKing w/KJ4 folder, two roll stands, air compressor, power unit, rolling 1-ton hoist, plate bender, punch, spare parts. Located on ground floor, easy take out. Asking 2,500 dollars or best offer. Clarence Courier, 106 East Maple St., Clarence, MO 63437. 660-699-2344;   8-14 

NEWSPAPER FOR SALE IN SW MO: Established Southwest Missouri weekly newspaper for sale. Healthy list of paid subscribers. Owners ready for new challenges. Contact Missouri Press Association, Attn: Bryan Jones,  6-18

NEWSPAPER GROUP FOR SALE:  Small weekly newspaper group in Southwest Missouri. Close to metro area. Legal publications in adjoining counties. Job printing equipment and real estate available. Priced near annual gross. Excellent growth opportunity for motivated sales professional. Email 6-6

NEWSPAPER FOR SALE: The Ballard County Weekly, A small newspaper in Wickliffe, Kentucky is for sale by local owner. Price: 15k. Call 270-335-3700 or 270-748-5602. Contact: Lisa Turner, Owner/Publisher, The Ballard County Weekly, P.O. Box 6, Wickliffe,Ky 42087. Fax: 270-335-3701. 6-3



EDITOR: The Moberly Monitor Index (GateHouse Media, Inc.) is recruiting for an editor. We’re looking for a hands-on, visible leader who can manage an editorial department and other areas of the business. Position requirements: reporting; supervising the editorial staff; overseeing the planning, scheduling, assigning and editing of news content in both print and digital products; ensuring accuracy, quality and on-time performance; leading regular staff meetings; addressing reader interests; monitoring story selection, layout and submission of pages to printing facility; monitoring long-range plans, special projects and daily efforts; working with a team to anticipate and react to breaking/other news; tracking corrections to deal with persistent problems and improve accuracy; overseeing newsroom training; coordinating community outreach activities; soliciting reader suggestions to improve content and provide customer service. Candidates must have knowledge, experience and a passion for digital. We’re looking for resilient, high-energy, creative talent with exceptional communication, time-management and planning skills. Bachelor’s degree in journalism, marketing or business preferred with demonstrated experience in managerial responsibilities. Competitive compensation package and excellent benefit programs. Send resume and cover letter via email to: or mail to: Moberly Monitor Index, c/o Marsha Hargus, 218 N. Williams St., Moberly, MO 65270.  11-24

PUBLISHER/MANAGER: for Lakeway Publishers Inc. - Middle Tennessee Company - seeks professional hands-on results oriented leader who can direct a diverse staff and foster a collaborative team; build relationships with the public; and utilize digital tools and time-tested hard work of feet on the street. Candidate should have intuitive ability to drive gains in multiple revenue streams and bottom line results; and be goal-driven, a leader, enthusiastic, and self-motivated. If you would like a full-time position with benefits in a company that is driven and dedicated, then please send your resume and salary expectations to  11-24

EDITOR: The Kearney Courier is looking for a multi-talented journalist who can be the driving force of our news and features reporting for print and online. The ideal candidate will have three years of experience writing a variety of content for a daily or weekly newspaper, have experience with photography and page design, and be familiar with AP style and social media trends. A bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related field is preferred. The Courier is a part of NPG Newspapers, a family-owned company based in St. Joseph, Mo., that offers competitive pay and benefits. To apply, send resume, cover letter and 3 to 4 examples each of writing, photography and page design to  11-24

SPORTS COPY EDITOR/PAGE DESIGNER: The Quincy (Ill.) Herald-Whig, an award-winning seven-day newspaper, is seeking an experienced sports copy editor/page designer for our universal desk. We’re looking for someone who enjoys the challenge of being involved in all operations of our multi-platform desk -- editing local copy, doing daily page design, Web editing and taking a role in our social media sites. Good editing and headline writing skills are a must. Candidates must have experience in page design, and knowledge of InDesign is a plus. The Herald-Whig is part of a growing, family-owned-and-operated company dedicated to the communities it serves. The newspaper staff won 41 awards this year 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 11-24

EDITOR: The Fulton Sun, a five-day morning newspaper in Mid-Missouri, is looking for an editor. The newspaper excels at providing community journalism to readers in Fulton and Callaway County. The editor is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the news room, which consists of three full-time news reporters and a two-person sports staff. Candidates for the position should have a bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related field, exceptional skills in grammar, spelling and punctuation, knowledge of AP style, design experience, an attention to detail and a track record of meeting deadlines. A connection to Mid-Missouri is a plus. Send a resume, cover letter and samples of your work to  11-19

PAGE DESIGNER: The Sentinel-Record, Hot Springs, Ark., has an immediate opening for a newspaper page designer. Experience with Adobe InDesign is preferred. You will have the opportunity to work on all sections of the paper, including sports. Resumes, cover letters, and PDFs of work samples may be submitted by email to Mark Gregory, editor, at Benefits include health insurance, 401k, and profit sharing. EOE 11-19 

REPORTER: The Sentinel-Record, a morning daily newspaper in Hot Springs, Ark., has an opening for a full-time time reporter (5 days a week, 40 hours total) to cover law enforcement and the court system in Garland County, Ark., and surrounding areas. Health insurance and 401K provided, dental and vision optional. Email any examples of your work along with a resume and cover letter to Mark Gregory, Editor, at  EOE  11-19 

EDITOR for high-energy weekly community newspaper in Mena, Ark. Your newsroom writing and editing skills can lead your career to newer heights and running your own newsroom operations. We are a family owned company of newspapers with a promising future. We seek an experienced, existing writer/editor or a #2 looking to make a move up and prove their abilities. A journalism degree is desired but will consider other with appropriate work experience in newsroom applications. You will cover everything from local government, hard news to ribbon cuttings and education. We are searching for a candidate to become a part of our small community and build relationships. Proven experience with Macintosh, Quark and Photoshop is required. Excelled in photography a plus. We offer an excellent competitive salary, paid holidays, vacation and health insurance. The Mena Star is a 4500 weekly community newspaper in every sense of the word, nestled in the Ouchita Mountains of Arkansas, and offers an excellent quality of life valued by all who are lucky enough to live here. To apply please submit your resume, cover letter and samples of your work to:  11-19 

EDITOR: The Columbia Daily Tribune, an award-winning afternoon daily, has an immediate opening for Associate City Editor. Duties include planning and supervising coverage of business news and other local news, supervising reporters, editing and assigning stories, and interaction with the public about news coverage. Responsible for assignments and editing for weekend editions. Works closely with the city editor to manage and organize daily news report. Familiarity with the use of social media in news application is preferable. Successful candidate will be a demonstrated newsroom leader with substantial reporting background and editing experience. Benefits include vacation, sick, & holiday pay; health & dental insurance; 401(k); use of employee gym including basketball court. Email resume, salary requirement and samples of your work to  or mail to Columbia Daily Tribune, Attn: HR, P.O. Box 798, Columbia, MO  65205 EOE / Drug free Workplace  11-6

ADVERTISING SALES EXECUTIVE: The Columbia Daily Tribune is seeking an energetic Account Executive to sell print, online and mobile products to businesses in Columbia and the surrounding area. This position offers excellent opportunities in working with all types of businesses and involves all types of media, from print products to cutting-edge digital. Candidate should be highly motivated, creative, be able to manage multiple projects, and have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience. Social networking skills are a plus!  Reliable transportation, good driving record, and valid driver’s license required. Compensation package includes guaranteed base plus incentives. Benefits include 401(k), health insurance, dental insurance, vacation and sick pay, and access to company gym. Email resume & salary requirement to or complete an application at 101 N. 4th Street, Columbia, MO  65201. An application can be printed at  Click on Tribune Employment located at the bottom of the home page. EOE / Drug free Workplace  11-3

REPORTER: Missouri’s Gold Medal small daily, The Daily Star-Journal in Warrensburg, seeks a full-time reporter. Experience or J-degree required. This is a do-it-all paper, with reporters writing stories and doing page design, taking photos and editing community stories. Send resumes to or to Star-Journal, 135 E. Market St., Warrensburg, MO., 64093. Contact: Jack Miles 660-747-5676  10-30

REGIONAL EDITOR: Campbell Publications, publisher of six community newspapers in West Central Illinois, is seeking a Regional Editor to lead editorial staff. If you have a commitment to the goals of community journalism, if you face each new challenge with optimism and the desire to make positive contributions at the local level, this could be the job for you. We are seeking a well-rounded editor with hands-on experience covering news and features, plus experience managing social media and websites. The successful candidate must have a proven track record of executing projects both in print and online and be comfortable in the role of mentor to stringers and reporters. Qualifications for this job include reporting, copy editing, assigning stories and page layout experience; InDesign proficiency; also, experience with web pages, email news updates, video and Facebook. A high degree of community involvement and direct reader engagement is encouraged. This position is responsible for the news content of three newspapers and is based in Jerseyville, IL. We serve readers in a territory known for its agriculture, hunting and outdoor recreation. Our communities value strong local schools and include a variety of hometown businesses. We are within easy driving distance of St. Louis, Mo. and Springfield, Ill. If you’re not from this area, we are interested to know why you want to live here; please tell us when you send your resume and cover letter to Julie Boren, publisher, at  10-24 

WEB DESIGNER/FRONT-END DEVELOPER: We have an opening in our online department for a web designer. You will help maintain the functionality of, as well as design and develop new online features. As a member of a small team, you will have the freedom to try new things and see your ideas put into action. Core skills: Strong design background; Ability to design web interfaces while considering usability and user experience; Good knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript + jQuery. Secondary Skills: Programming background – We use JavaScript, PHP and Python. Experience working with databases and data interchange formats (XML, JSON). Online advertising experience. Search engine optimization experience. 2+ years of work experience or equivalent personal experience. Portfolios of previous work are appreciated. Benefits include vacation pay, sick pay, 401(k), health and dental insurance, use of employee gym. Email resume with pay requirement to  EOE/Drug free workplace. 10-16 

REPORTER POSITIONS: A family of six local newspapers surrounding Springfield is seeking journalists with a passion to report news in our local communities. If you possess skills befitting a community news organization we would like to talk with you. Web experience and page design would be a plus. We offer good benefits and many opportunities to make a difference.  EOE Please complete an application from our website,, and email with resume and samples to: careers@MO.NeighborNews.comOr fax to: 417-326-8701, Or mail to: Reporter Positions, PO Box 330, Bolivar, MO  65613. Full-Time positions available in Missouri at: Bolivar Herald-Free Press in Bolivar; Christian County Headliner News in Ozark; Cedar County Republican in Stockton; The Marshfield Mail in Marshfield; and Nixa Xpress in Nixa.  10-8 

TWO POSITIONS OPEN: Sexton Media Group, Inc., publisher of the River Hills Traveler, The News-Dispatch and Midwest Times, is expanding and looking for a COMMUNICATIONS REPRESENTATIVE for five different markets (Kansas City, Joplin, St. Louis, Cape Girardeau, and Springfield-Branson) as well as a composing/graphics artist. For the communications rep, this person will work with existing clients in their market as well as new clients both in person, by email and by phone. He/she will also develop new media strategy and marketing opportunities for the company in that market both in Missouri and across the state line. Advertising sales experience a plus but not necessary, as we’re looking for a “people person” who wants to be rewarded not just by a big paycheck but also with the relationships developed. Part-time or full-time, excellent pay. For our COMPOSING DEPARTMENT, we need someone part-time to update our websites and social media daily and to design/layout our print editions weekly and monthly as well as other specialty print/online media projects. Experience with InDesign, QuarkXPress and Photoshop necessary. Flexible hours, good pay. Contact Jimmy Sexton at  10-3 


PRODUCTION MANAGER:  The Examiner, based in Independence, MO (Kansas City area), has an exciting career opportunity for a Production Manager with a proven track record and excellent leadership skills. The Production Manager is responsible for the planning, execution and project management of the company's entire process of print production including offset printing, inserting, distribution and pre-press. This includes the supply chain process for all print production requirements from planning, RFQ, through delivery to customers. In addition, the Manager will liaise internally and externally with vendors, while managing the flow of information to ensure timely and efficient delivery to customers. Direct accountability and management of team of production supervisors and leads to facilitate the production of newspaper and commercial printing products and services. Key driver for planning, production and execution of complex master production schedules proactively hold the entire organization accountable to ensure production schedule is met. Development of team's knowledge and achievement of quality expectations. Ensure effective equipment operation with appropriate maintenance programs. Work proactively with vendors to ensure continuous improvement and optimal production solutions for new and existing materials and equipment. Assist in developing and achieving commercial print market plan by creating interest and forming partnerships with potential and existing customers. Develop pricing quotes for commercial printing work. Interact professionally with all customers. Manage costs effectively within agreed-to budgets. Work with finance on budgeting, forecasting and actual product cost analysis. Complete required reports accurately and on time. Create and maintain a safe work environment, ensuring that all safety policies and procedures are followed. Requirements: At least 3 years of offset print management; A thorough knowledge of commercial printing processes including prepress, press, distribution, insertion and commercial print sales; Computer skills including Microsoft Office Programs; Strong organizational ability and problem solving techniques; Ability to multi-task and utilize resources to execute tasks within a deadline oriented environment; Excellent communication and negotiating skills; Commitment to continuous process improvement initiatives and ability to solve problems creatively; Highly motivated and high level of initiative; inspires confidence to work independently and in support of department goals and business objectives; Ability to build relationships and work across a multi-product line organization. Please send resume including salary requirements to:  The Examiner is a GateHouse Media publication, one of the largest publishers in the U.S., and owns 79 daily and 257 weekly newspapers in 21 states, as well as more than 405 locally focused websites. An Equal Employment Opportunity Employer  10-1 


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2014 MPA BOUND Newspaper Directory

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Monday November 24th

Attention MPA members: Get inexpensive collection letters sent! For MPA members only, Jean Maneke, Maneke Law, will send out inexpensive collection letters to clean up that past-due list. Member newspapers can send past-due bills to Maneke Law and they will generate a demand letter. Link

Friday November 21st

"Buffett, the 'Oracle of Omaha,' understands that the newspaper industry isn’t dead. It would be wise for publishers to listen to what he’s got to say. Link

Thursday November 20th

#TBT to our kazoo-playing MPA members! Do you see any familiar faces? Link



#TBT to our kazoo-playing MPA members! Do you see any familiar faces? @missourijournalism #partylikeajournalist
Thursday November 20th


RT @mojonews: Gift of $1M @Mizzou from @MizzouAlumni Walter B. Potter Jr., MA '81, for community #Journalism conferences, research. http://…
Wednesday November 19th


Congrats to the Missouri School of Journalism for the commitment of $1 million from Walter B. Potter Jr. #journalism
Wednesday November 19th


Know an inspiring newspaper individual? Make your nomination for the 2015 MPA Newspaper Hall of Fame!
Wednesday November 19th