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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. Ads appear in the MPA monthly Bulletin, weekly eBulletin and here. Email ads to Matthew Barba. 


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Weekly community newspaper for sale. Long established. In Missouri. 100K/annual revenue. Serious inquiries only. 660-726-2073 or email: rgsales00769@gmail.com 


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


The Jackson County Advocate, a 63-year-old newspaper covering South Kansas City and Grandview, is for sale. Inquiries may be sent to bdavis@jcadvocate.com. 


Long established small weekly newspaper in Southwest Missouri, the Webb City Sentinel, is for sale. Owner for the past 36 years is nearing retirement. To inquire, send message to news@webbcity.net. 

 

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REPORTER: The (Quincy, IL) Herald-Whig, a seven-day newspaper, is looking for an experienced reporter with a proven ability to break news, write engaging feature and enterprise stories, and cover a high-profile beat in a way that is relevant to readers’ lives. Are you a tenacious and productive reporter who always aims for Page One and can write clearly, accurately and authoritatively? Do you have social media and multimedia experience? If you answered yes to both, your next job and career path may be at the Whig. The Herald-Whig is part of a growing, family-owned-and-operated company that is dedicated to the communities it serves. The newspaper staff has won 39 awards the past two years, and our circulation is growing. Quincy is a 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 Media Inc., our parent company, at www.careersatQuincy.com. 


SALES POSITION: Newspaper and website advertising. Must have dependable transportation. Will train right candidate. Qualifications: Must be dependable; Outgoing personality; Missouri driver's license required; Sales experience preferred. Benefits include: Paid vacation; 401K Plan; Medical/Dental insurance. Please send resume plus cover letter to bgtpub@lcs.net 7-20 


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 a 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 millers@emissourian.com. 7-18 


INSIDE AD SALES/DESIGN PRO: Bimonthly USA waterfowl hunting tabloid seeks motivated inside ad rep who can spec and sell print advertising with minimal supervision. Huge untapped pool of small business prospects. No travel, no meetings. Ideal for retired print sales pro or small ad agency. Submit cover letter, resume to INSIDE SALES duckmagz@gmail.com. 7-14 


SPORTS EDITOR: Leader Publications, publisher of three lively weekly papers in Jefferson County, Mo., just south of St. Louis, is hiring a sports editor to coordinate coverage of 12 local high schools, a community college and a host of community sporting events. Duties include writing and editing a steady stream of sports copy including game stories, features, and breaking sports news published on digital and print platforms. The sports editor also designs sports pages, contributes some photography and manages a team of stringers. The ideal candidate is a proven writer who thrives on deadline and is both a team player and a self-starter. The Leaders have a combined direct-mail circulation of about 62,000 in a county of just over 200,000 people. This 22-year-old start-up company has owners on site. The position offers an above-average salary, paid vacation, retirement benefits, profit sharing and a chance to be part of dedicated team of newspaper professionals who believe in the strength and future of community journalism. As only the third sports editor in the company’s history, the position offers a chance to shape the direction for the sports coverage in this growing community. Jefferson County features beautiful rural areas, family-friendly communities and easy access to all the amenities of the metropolitan St. Louis area. Extra bonus: most excellent Cardinals’ tickets. Degree in journalism or communications and 3-5 years experience preferred. Please submit a resume and clips to nvrweakly@aol.com or Leader Publications, P.O. Box 159, Festus, MO 63028. www.myleaderpaper.com 7-13 


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. 7-11 


GRAPHIC DESIGNER: A family of community newspapers is looking for a talented graphic designer to join our combined advertising, graphics and pagination staff in Springfield, Missouri. The ideal candidate will have mastered Adobe Creative Suite, possess excellent communication skills and have the ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines. We offer a competitive benefit and salary package as well as the opportunity to work on projects falling outside the realm of traditional newspaper design. The successful candidate will also build magazines, lay out postcards, create calendars and gain experience in all manner of commercial print design. To apply, send your resume and work samples to charlesg@phillipsmedia.com. 7-11 


AREA SALES MANAGER: The Columbia Daily Tribune is currently seeking an Area Sales Manager to oversee a portion of our carrier delivery force.  Manager will ensure on time delivery, continually improve service and circulation, and recruit and contract carriers.  This individual must be sales and service oriented, have the ability to motivate, ability to multi-task, have reliable transportation, good driving record and a MO Class E driver license (obtain prior to start date).  The ideal candidate will have managerial experience, sales and customer service background, and a college degree is preferred.  Benefits include health and dental insurance, 401(k) retirement plan, vacation and sick pay, personal time, holiday pay, and access to company gym.  Email resume to srinehart@columbiatribune.com.  EOE / drug free workplace 7-6 


DIGITAL IMAGE TECH/WEB PRODUCER: Part-time imaging technician/web producer position is available in our newsroom. This position is responsible for evaluating, correcting and processing photographs and other elements for publication in print and on the Web in a manner consistent with the Tribune’s editorial style. Candidates will make use of social networking and other third-party websites to promote the Tribune’s online content.  The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in journalism or significant work toward a degree, newsroom or related experience, experience in photography or graphic design, a good eye for color and quality, knowledge of color management software and tools. Experience with Adobe Photoshop, HTML coding, and CMS workflow is a must. Strong writing and advanced organizational skills are also beneficial.  Schedule is somewhat flexible, approximately 20 hours per week.  Required availability: Monday 9:00 am to 2:00 pm; Wednesday 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.  In addition, the weekend schedule alternates every other week: Friday 9:00 am to 2:00 pm; Saturday 6:00 pm to 1:00 am  then Friday 6:00 pm to 1:00 am; Saturday off.  Benefits include vacation pay, sick pay, and use of employee gym.  Email resume and days/hours of availability to srinehart@columbiatribune.com or complete an application. http://www.columbiatribune.com/site/jobs.html EOE / Drug free Workplace 7-6 


REPORTER/AD SALESPERSON:  Vernon Publishing, Inc. is accepting applications for a general assignment/sports reporter/ad salesperson for The Tipton Times. Experience is helpful, but not required. The applicant must have excellent people skills, be willing to work nights and weekends, and should have a general knowledge of the English language, sports and ad design. Applicants must live in, or be willing to move to the Tipton area, and must have a reliable vehicle for transportation. This is a 40 hour per week job, with paid vacation and health insurance. Starting base pay for a beginning reporter is .50 per hour. Pay is negotiable for the right person who has reporting experience. Commission paid on ad sales, so motivation is important. Send resume and writing samples to: The Tipton Times, PO Box U, Tipton MO 65081. 7-5 


DISTRIBUTION AND CIRCULATION DIRECTOR: The New Jersey Herald, a family owned daily newspaper in Newton, N.J. is seeking a highly experienced and motivated Distribution and Circulation Director to lead our community newspaper circulation department. Are you a hands-on leader with strong personnel management and team-building skills? Do you have the ability to manage and motivate people by focusing on improving sales and customer service? If yes, then this may be the career for you! Responsibilities include: Manage the day-to-day operations of the Circulation and Distribution department; Plan, develop and implement multi-faceted sales and marketing programs resulting in unit growth and higher penetration of market households; Ensure effective customer service and complaint resolution by meeting benchmarked goals and daily oversight of customer complaints; Maintain the circulation business system and oversee all practices to ensure an accurate accounting of sales and distribution, resulting in an agreeable annual AAM audit; Develop, achieve and adhere to circulation revenue and expense budgets; Develop capital budget proposals; Hire, schedule, evaluate and terminate personnel as necessary; Keep company and department informed of innovations in circulation and distribution; and other duties as assigned. Requirements: College degree and/or 3+ years of Newspaper Circulation experience; Supervisory experience; Ability to manage and motivate people; Good verbal and written communication skills; Strong math skills; Experience in planning, implementing and monitoring projects, processes and procedures; Basic working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and E-mail. Daily Distribution of the Herald is over 11,775 and Sunday distribution is over 16,250. The weekly shopper’s guide goes out to over 46,000 households. The New Jersey Herald is part of Quincy Media, Inc., now in its 6th generation of family ownership. Quincy Media, Inc. has newspaper, interactive and broadcast properties in eight states. Submit Resume to: Quincy Media, Inc., Attn: Human Resources/Christina Wilson, 130 South 5th St., Quincy, IL 62301 Or email cbwilson@whig.com 6-27 


JOURNEYMAN ELECTRICIAN: Full-Time. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette seeks a full time Arkansas licensed electrician. Duties include (but not limited to) maintenance, installation and troubleshooting of all production equipment both electrical and mechanical. Pay commensurate with experience. Applications/resumes may be dropped off at The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, 119 South Dixieland Street in Lowell; mailed to PO Box 1159, Lowell AR 72745; faxed to 479-770-0041; or e-mailed to jobs@nwadg.com (put Journeyman Electrician in the Subject line). EOE – Drug Free Workplace 6-24


REPORTER/EDITOR: Small newspaper reporter/editor needed for growing newspaper company in northeast Missouri. Can you cover community meetings, events and sports? Do you want to learn to do everything, including reporting, page layout, website and social media? The Clarence Courier, a weekly newspaper in Clarence, Missouri, has an immediate opening for a reporter/editor. After a recent sale, former owners are retiring after owning the newspaper for more than 50 years. We’re looking for a community-minded reporter who wants to improve their career by learning just about every aspect of the newspaper business in a small-town environment. Interested? Send resume, two writing samples and salary expectations to Mike at the media@centurytel.net. 6-10


COMMUNITY JOURNALIST: Award winning weekly newspaper, The Smithville Herald is looking for a versatile reporter with a passion for community journalism. Responsibilities include writing news, sports and feature stories for print and online; photography; page design; and keeping the newspaper’s website social media presence up to date. This position requires a highly motivated, energetic, detail-oriented team player. This person must have strong interpersonal skills and be willing to work closely with other reporters, editors and office staff in a collaborative environment. The ability to work well under deadline pressure is key to this individual’s success. Evening and weekend work is required. The ideal candidate will have three years of newsroom experience, including sports; have experience with pagination software; and be familiar with AP style and social media trends. Knowledge of Illustrator and Photoshop is a plus. A bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related field is preferred. Our publishing group includes weekly newspapers in the Northland suburbs of Kansas City. It is a division of NPG Newspapers, a family-owned company based in St. Joseph, Mo. Our goal is to be the primary source of local news within the individual communities our publications serve. Full benefits package includes health insurance, 401k, paid vacation, vision and dental. To apply, please send resume, cover letter, salary requirements and 3 to 4 examples each of writing, photography and page design to amy.neal@npgco.com 6-2


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 a 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 millers@emissourian.com. 5-25


REPORTER: The Lincoln County Journal is looking for a full-time reporter to join our team. The new hire will join a three-person editorial department and assist in the coverage needs that are important in our communities, including handling municipal beats and feature stories. The ideal candidate will also assist in updating the paper’s website and social media. Benefits include health insurance, 401k, paid vacation and holidays. Please send resume and clips to General Manager Tim Schmidt at lcjpub@lcs.net . 5-16 


SPORTS REPORTER: Strong Marshfield, Missouri, weekly is looking for someone to step up to the plate in its sports section. This would be a great opportunity for a new graduate in journalism or communications, or a more experienced hand who would like to be in the top spot on the sports pages. Responsibilities include game coverage — primarily high school — as well as sports features and columns. Also a chance to explore news features when sports seasons slow down. Solid pay and benefits, including health insurance, 401K and paid time off. Send resume, intro letter and writing samples to the attention of Scott Kerber at The Marshfield Mail, P.O. Box A, Marshfield, MO 65706, or email to scottk@marshfieldmail.com. 5-9 



 

 

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