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. 


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: 

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

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

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 



PARTNERSHIP SALES MANAGER: The Columbia Daily Tribune is currently seeking a reliable, self-motivated, detail oriented Partnership Sales Manager to facilitate early morning distribution of its partnership publications to independent contractors, customers, and retail outlets in Columbia, Missouri and surrounding area. Manager will ensure on time delivery of all alternate publications, continually improve service and circulation, recruit and contract carriers, oversee all aspects of retail sales processes including securing new retail locations, set up and maintain newspaper stands, accounts receivable, collect retail payments, ensure accurate payment of partnership carriers, and assist other sales managers as needed. This individual must be sales and service oriented, be able to lead and motivate, and have the ability to multi-task. Reliable transportation, a good driving record, and a MO Class E driver license (obtained prior to start date) are required. The ideal candidate will have managerial experience, sales and customer service background, and a proven track record of working independently within a team environment. Benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance; 401(k) retirement plan; vacation, sick pay, holiday pay; and access to company gym. Email resume and references to EOE / drug free workplace 10-26 

FULL-TIME JOURNALIST: The Lake Gazette is seeking a self motivated and organized individual with strong local knowledge to fill a full time journalist position. The ideal candidate is a story teller with strong writing, editing and digital skills. Must be able to meet strict deadlines, willing to work nights and weekends when needed. Must have excellent people skills. Must have reliable transportation. Will be responsible for covering county and local news and sports and will understand how to present in both print and online. Knowledge of WordPress, InDesign, Photoshop are desired for the position. Please submit writing samples, photography, page design along with cover letter and resume to P.O. Box 187, Monroe City, MO  63456 or email 10-26 

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. 8-22 

GRAPHIC DESIGN/IT SUPPORT: We are looking for a knowledgeable Graphic Designer with some IT support experience who can assist our IT manager in maintaining our systems and networks as well as assist in print and digital advertising design using Adobe Creative Suite products. The successful candidate must be knowledgeable in software, hardware and networks performing both technical and administrative tasks to ensure functionality and efficiency of computer and network systems. They must be critical thinkers and problem-solvers with great attention to detail. Since end user support and teamwork are important aspects of the role, excellent communication and people skills are required. This position also would work with our outstanding graphic design team to assist in the client design services. This is a great opportunity for a graphic designer that wants to move up to the next level! Perfect for a self-starting team player who is flexible, detail oriented, willing to learn and likes a busy, fast-paced environment. Benefits include vacation, sick leave, 401k, profit sharing and medical insurance. Interested parties please email resume, along with cover letter and salary requirements, to: Jane Haslag, Marketing Director, Central Missouri Newspapers, Inc., 10-6 

REPORTER/AD SALESPERSON: Vernon Publishing Inc. is accepting applications for a General Assignment reporter/ad salesperson at The Tipton Times. Starting base pay 9 dollars per hour, plus commission on ad sales Experience is helpful, but not required. The applicant must have excellent people skills, a general knowledge of the English language and have some computer skills. Ad design will also be helpful. Applicant must live in  the Tipton area, and must have a reliable vehicle for transportation. This is a 32-hour per week job, with paid vacation and health insurance. Starting base pay plus commission on ad sales. Must be self-motivated and organized. Send resume and writing samples to: The Tipton Times, PO Box U, Tipton MO 65081. 9-27 

CIRCULATION MANAGER: The El Dorado News-Times, a community daily newspaper located in South Arkansas is seeking an experienced leader to manage and direct our circulation and distribution operations. We are looking for someone to roll up their sleeves and be proactive in developing plans and strategies to grow our home delivery and single copy numbers.  El Dorado is one of the most exciting places to be in Arkansas right now with a vibrant downtown, thriving arts scene and well known world class entertainment coming our way. The city currently has an entertainment district underway that will feature a live performance amphitheater, as well as two indoor live entertainment venues. Also, part of the plan calls for an art gallery and children’s outdoor play area. Two brand new hotels are under construction, with a third on the way. Simply put — there’s a lot going on in El Dorado and that means much to report on which translates into well received quality newspapers produced every day. For a town of just under 20,000 people, it’s an impressive place with a couple of Fortune 500 companies located here. We are looking for someone who knows how to translate all these assets into circulation growth. You will have a front office staff of four to work with and a good crew in the mailroom for distribution support. All we need is a person ready to lead and direct them to success. If you believe you are that person write me a letter telling me why and include your resume. Email them to Ronnie Bell at or send via U.S. Mail to Ronnie Bell, El Dorado News-Times, P.O. Box 912, El Dorado, AR 71731. We offer competitive compensation including bonus opportunities, paid vacation, paid holidays, 401-k, group insurance and profit sharing. 9-27

INSIDE SALES MANAGER: The Herald-Whig, a division of QMI, has an immediate opening for Inside Sales Manager to lead and direct the call center for the Herald-Whig and New Jersey Herald print and online products. This position reports directly to the Advertising Director. Are you: Professional, talented and driven to succeed; An experienced supervisor; A motivational team leader; Skilled with numbers and data analysis. Do You Have: 4 years or more experience in advertising sales; A solid understanding of media and online sales; A proven track record of sales success utilizing sales programs and sales incentives; Critical thinking and problem solving skills. Submit your cover letter, resume and reference to: Christina Wilson, Human Resources, 130 S. Fifth, Quincy, Illinois 62301 or by email to The Herald-Whig offers an attractive base wage plus commission compensation plan. This is a full time position eligible for a comprehensive fringe benefits package offering. 9-21

GENERAL MANAGER/EDITOR: The Savannah Reporter is seeking a versatile manager with reporting skills with a passion for community journalism. Responsibilities include managing the daily operations of weekly newspaper, writing news, sports and feature stories for print and online; photography; page design and weekly production; and keeping the newspaper’s website social media presence up to date. This position requires a highly motivated, energetic, detail-oriented team player. To apply, please send resume, cover letter, salary requirements and any examples of writing, photography or page design. 9-8 

COPS AND COURTS REPORTER: The (Quincy, IL) Herald-Whig, a seven-day newspaper, is looking for an experienced reporter with a proven ability to 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? Are you comfortable covering news in a courtroom, as well as working to glean the hidden stories at a crime scene?  If you answered yes to these three questions, your next career path may lead to the Herald-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 You may learn more about The Herald-Whig at and about Quincy Media Inc., our parent company, at 9-7 






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2016 MPA BOUND Newspaper Directory

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Wednesday October 26th

A big thanks to all of our members who helped us celebrate MPA's 150th Convention! Link

Tuesday October 25th Link

Monday October 24th

All Missourians are encouraged to help select the design of a new automobile license plate, which will be out in time for the Show-Me State’s bicentennial in 2021. Options for the plate design will be presented at four public hearings across the state, including the following: — October 25 at the MoDOT Transportation Management Center (14301 South Outer 40 Road, Town and Country, MO 63017), phone 314. Link



Check out some of our recently uploaded photos from 150th Annual Convention! #MPA150
Wednesday October 26th


McClatchy Strategy: Go Big and Small to Create ‘Moments’ With Each Reader | via @streetfightmag
Tuesday October 25th


Missourians invited to help select bicentennial license plate |
Monday October 24th


Rural postal service remains essential | via @townnews
Thursday October 20th