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


MONTANA NEWSPAPER: Rocky Mountain living at its best. Community newspaper for sale in gorgeous recreational area with some of the best hunting, fishing and skiing in Montana. Bottom line increasing. Exceptional reputation for serving the area. Inquiries: 406-225-3821 or"  4-1 

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;   2-14  


MANAGING EDITOR: Immediate opening for a Managing Editor at a 4,200 paid circulation, twice weekly newspaper in the Southeast Missouri community of Perryville. We seek an enthusiastic, talented and self-driven journalist to lead our news team. Responsibilities include generating story ideas for reporters, editing, page design, photography, posting stories to our website and Facebook page, reporting and writing stories . Good leadership qualities are important.  Applicants must have solid deadline-oriented news writing experience or a journalism degree, valid driver license and good driving record. Email resume, clips, and pay requirement to   4-22 

PUBLISHER/GENERAL MANAGER: An Independent Newspaper Publishing Company with multiple locations is seeking applications for Publishers/General Managers or trainees for these positions. If you can direct a diverse staff, promote team effort, build relationships with the public you may interested in a future with our company. We are looking for goal drive, enthusiastic, bottom line result leaders. Candidates must have managerial experience and a strong record of innovation, and achieving goals.Position is salary, plus medical, dental, life and retirement benefits. Please send resume and salary requirements to   4-22 

MANAGING EDITOR: The Neosho Daily News a 5-day daily, serving the historic Neosho MO market is recruiting for a Managing Editor. This is small town publishing at its finest. We're looking for a hands-on managing editor who can lead by example, motivate a strong news team and bring innovation, enthusiasm and organization to the newsroom. We expect our managing editor to put readers and the community first. The successful candidate will supervise the planning, editing and production of all content (digital, print and multimedia); lead regular staff meetings; and monitor story selection, editing, layout and pagination of local, features, wire and sports pages. Must be able to look beyond agenda items to generate daily and enterprise stories, integrate photography and solid presentation planning into the news report, and work as part of a management team. Career accomplishments at small dailies or robust weeklies is necessary, some management experience is preferred. Compensation is competitive. As part of Gatehouse Media, your benefits package includes medical, vacation, and 401k. Send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: Matt Guthrie, Sr, Group Publisher to:  4-17

GENERAL ASSIGNMENT/SPORTS REPORTER: Love high school sports? Love writing and taking photos? Have reliable transportation? Want to see your work on school bulletin boards? Then we have the perfect job for you. General assignment/sports reporter wanted for two small community newspapers in Versailles and Stover, Missouri, just north of Lake of the Ozarks. Experience or journalism education is helpful, but not required. We will train the right person. Benefits include health insurance, disability and life insurance, HSA, 401(k) plan, paid vacations and holidays. Send resume, writing samples, and references to: Reporter, The Versailles Leader-Statesman, PO Box 348, Versailles MO 65084. 4-16

HIGHER EDUCATION REPORTER: The Columbia Daily Tribune has an immediate opening for a full-time Higher Education Reporter. Ours is a family owned newspaper in the vibrant city of Columbia, Missouri. We seek an enthusiastic, talented and self-driven journalist to join our team. Responsibilities include reporting and writing stories concerning local colleges and universities. Applicants must have solid deadline-oriented news writing experience or a journalism degree, valid driver license and good driving record. Benefits include health & dental insurance; vacation, sick, & holiday pay; 401(k); and company gym including basketball court. Email resume, clips, and pay requirement to or mail to Columbia Daily Tribune, HR, 101 N. 4th St., Columbia, MO  65201  EOE/drug free Workplace   4-10 

DIGITAL DESKTOP SUPPORT MANAGER: Creative People Need Apply. Phillips Media Group is looking for a person with a split personality -- in a good way. Our Digital Desktop Support Manager will be responsible for supporting creative professionals engaged in community journalism in Southwest Missouri and North-Central Arkansas. We print newspapers and produce digital media serving news consumers in more than 20 local communities near Springfield and Branson. Our successful candidate will need to have a strong grasp of Adobe Creative Suite, most especially with InDesign and Photoshop. Our artists and editors will depend on software that works for them, with the latest patches and upgrades. As our helpdesk, the person we hire will be responsible for keeping passwords and network connections straight. Customer service skills are just as important as technical skills. A working knowledge of Google Apps for Business, Microsoft Office, the Adobe Creative Suite, Apple operating systems, basic network configuration, GMail For Business, web browsers, and computer hardware basics is a must. Employee must have at least an Associate’s Degree in Information Systems, Broadcasting, Communications, Business, or other technical or related fields of discipline. A combination of education and experience may be substituted for a degree for applicants with equivalent job skills. The person hired for this position must be able to lift equipment or parcels up to 50 pounds, and must be licensed to drive a passenger vehicle. A clean drug and driving record is required for all employees. The company offers benefits.  EOE  Please email resume to:; mail to: Digital Desktop Support Manager, Attn: Janie Terrell, P.O. Box 330, Bolivar, MO, 65613; or fax to: 417-326-8701.  4-7 

REPORTER: The Cassville Democrat, an award-winning weekly newspaper in southwest Missouri, seeks a talented and energetic full-time reporter. Candidates for this position must possess strong writing, editing and photography skills. The successful candidate must be a self-starter with an insatiable sense of curiosity and a willingness to ask tough questions to get down to the bottom of a story. They must also be reliable, confident and have a positive attitude. We also seek someone who realizes the importance of breaking news, as well as using social media to drive readers to the online and print product. Organization, adherence to deadlines, and the ability to produce in a fast-paced environment are key. InDesign skills are a plus. Barry County is a friendly, growing area that contains Roaring River State Park and Table Rock Lake. We are a short drive to Branson, Springfield, Joplin, Kansas City, Eureka Springs, Ark., and Fayetteville, Ark. Qualified candidates should send their resumes to Publisher Jacob Brower at No phone calls, please.  4-7 

GENERAL MGR/AD DIRECTOR: The Big Nickel, a regional shopper in the four state area around Joplin MO, is seeking a General Manager/ Advertising Director to lead a print oriented experienced team into the digital age. The Big Nickel is an established shopper with strong retail advertising roots. With more than 35k in distribution, the Nickel is in the center of our hub of titles across the region. With an experienced team of print sales reps, the GM will be responsible for the training and implementation of our digital strategy and managing the operation to reach its fullest profit potential. The territory is ripe for digital growth and implementation. Gatehouse Media benefits include health insurance, paid vacations and 401k plan. If interested in learning more about this position, please send resume and cover letter with examples of digital management successes to Matt Guthrie, Sr Group Publisher at  4-6 

NEWS EDITOR: Are you someone who believes in the value of community newspapers and community journalism? Are you forward-thinking? Are you a watchdog? If you have a passion for community journalism and making a difference in people’s lives, along with the skills necessary to manage and work with the editorial department of a community newspaper organization, we would like to talk with you. Neighbor News has an opening for a News Editor at the Wagoner Tribune. Must have previous editorial experience, excellent written communications skills and a journalism or mass communications degree. You need to have the ability to meet deadlines, make editorial judgment calls, know AP Style, possess editing, reporting and writing skills and supervisory/managerial skills. Must have a clean driving record. Please send your resume with salary requirements to us via one of the following methods: Email -; Fax - (918) 259-7584; Or mail to - Neighbor Newspapers, ATTN: Cindy Kimbrough, Human Resources, 524 South Main, Broken Arrow, OK 74012   EOE   4-6 

MANAGING EDITOR: The Atchison (Kan.) Globe is looking for an established community newsroom leader. The Managing Editor is responsible for all news and office operations, with an editorial staff of five and an office manager. The ME will have page design responsibilities, column writing duties and will even cover a beat. Willingness to get involved in the community is a must. Reporting, design and managerial experience preferred. A college degree is required. Preference will be given to candidates familiar with the region. The Globe is a 3,500-circulation twice-weekly newspaper with a number of niche publications throughout the year. The Globe is part of NPG Newspapers, a family-owned company based 20 miles away in St. Joseph, Mo. The paper is profitable and has won the Kansas Press Association Sweepstakes as the best overall newspaper in its circulation class six of the past seven years. Atchison is a growing community of 11,000 with strong historical roots in aviation and the ATSF Railroad, with long standing industry and a Catholic college recognized as one of the best private parochial educational institutions in the country. The city is located on the beautiful Missouri River 30 minutes from the Kansas City airport and 45 minutes from Lawrence and Topeka. If you like small town life with proximity to big city amenities, this is an ideal spot. Send resumes and references, along with three writing samples and two design samples to: Joe Warren, Publisher,  4-3 

EDITOR: The Sedalia Democrat, a highly awarded and respected central Missouri newspaper, has an immediate opening for an editor. As the top newsroom manager, this person will ensure the roots established in the community in 1868 continue to grow and strengthen the reputation of the only source for daily local news coverage in Pettis County. The paper reaches more than 20,000 readers every Monday through Saturday in print and some 64,000 unique viewers to its website every month. The Democrat newsroom received 30 awards for its coverage during 2013, including 12 first-place honors. The publication strives to inform, educate and entertain the community of 21,000 in the shadow of the Ozarks. What we're looking for is someone who can continue a tradition of excellence across multiple platforms while constantly trying new approaches. You'll be a storyteller, a manager and a coach. News management experience is required, along with a heart for community news and the ability to work both independently and as part of a close-knit team. We are looking for a person who can see the close-up picture while understanding how it fits into the bigger plan. Send your resume and a note telling why you would be a strong candidate for the position to Regional Editor David C.L. Bauer at The Democrat is a publication of Civitas Media, a company with more than 100 publications in 12 states.  4-3 

SALES REPRESENTATIVE: The River Hills Traveler is expanding and looking for a Sales Representative in the Joplin, St. Louis, Cape Girardeau, and Springfield-Branson markets. 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. Send resume/questions to   4-2 

SPORTS REPORTER: The Columbia Daily Tribune Sports department is seeking a full-time reporter to cover Columbia and surrounding area high school athletics along with other area sports. Experience as a sportswriter is required. Newspaper experience is preferred. Benefits include health & dental insurance, 401(k), vacation, sick & holiday pay, use of employee gym. Email resume, writing samples, and salary requirement to or mail to Columbia Daily Tribune, Human Resources, P.O. Box 798, Columbia, MO  65205  EOE / Drug free Workplace 4-1 

JOURNALIST: Opportunity for journalist interested in working for a small community newspaper in southwest Missouri. The St James Leader Journal/ is looking to hire an editor/reporter to run the day-to-day operations. Successful candidate must possess the ability to work with the community, develop articles, use Quark to build pages and provide online content. Photography and social media skills a must. St James Leader Journal is a weekly newspaper that publishes on Wednesday. The Leader Journal is located in the heart of Missouri Wine Country and offers opportunities for outdoor activities and access to a major university in nearby Rolla. St James is less than two hours from St. Louis and Springfield. Competitive salary and benefit package available. The St James Leader Journal is a Gatehouse Media newspaper. Send resume and clips to    4-1 

PRODUCTION/GRAPHIC ARTIST: The Quincy Herald-Whig Production Services Department is looking for a dependable, energetic, detail-oriented Imaging Operator. This person is responsible for diagramming the newspaper, toning photos, imaging pages, pre-flighting ads, classified pagination, processing commercial print projects and more. Preferred skills: pre-press experience; Photoshop and lnDesign; PDF workflow experience; design and layout background. This is a full-time position. Benefits include: health, dental, vision, life; disability, flex; 401k; paid time off. Send resume and work samples to: Herald-Whig, Attn: Christina Wilson, Human Resources, 130 South 5th Street, Quincy, IL 62301. Or email resume to:  NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE! 3-23 

EDITOR: The Liberty Tribune 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 Tribune 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  3-23  

ADVERTISING SALES REPRESENTATIVE: Advantage Newspaper Consultants, an industry leader selling millions of dollars in customized print and Internet advertising packages for newspapers across the US and Canada each year, seeks an experienced Media Analyst (Advertising Sales Representative). Candidate must be willing to travel for up to six weeks at a time to various newspaper markets and sell advertisements in conjunction with newspaper sales teams. No relocation required. Excellent benefits, monthly salary plus commissions. Newspaper experience preferred. Send resume and salary requirements to  No phone calls please.  3-5 


NEWS EDITOR: The Morning Sun (Pittsburg, Kan.), a six-day daily in a great college town, is searching for a news editor to help in the newsroom. The news editor must be comfortable with writing news and features, as well as have experience with editing, digital cameras, video and social media. This position is hourly and the compensation ranges into the high 20’s. Weekend work is required. To apply, submit a cover letter, résumé and three writing samples — as well as photo samples — to  3-2 


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Tuesday April 28th

Don't forget to register for Inland Press Association's Newspaper Industry Compensation Survey! The deadline is May 1. Link

Tuesday April 28th

Did you know that the National Newspaper Association's 129th Annual Convention and Trade Show is in St. Charles this year? Don't miss this opportunity to attend a national convention and meet community newspaper publishers from across the nation! Link

Monday April 27th

Don't forget to mark your calendar for the 2015 Annual Convention, scheduled for Sept. 10-12, 2015 at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia, Mo. Link



Don't forget to register for @inlandpress' Newspaper Industry Compensation Survey! The deadline is May 1.
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