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.

The Missouri Press Association, one of the most active and storied newspaper associations in the country (our Hall of Fame includes Twain and the Pulitzers), seeks an executive director to lead the organization and further the cause of an independent and thriving press. The duties 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 executive director manages an eight-member team and reports to the MPA board of directors. We offer competitive pay, excellent benefits, and the opportunity to work in a dynamic university community -- Columbia, MO, home to the nation’s first journalism school, which we helped found, and the future-oriented Reynolds Journalism Institute.

Please send your resume, a cover letter that addresses how you fulfill each of the above criteria, and any other supporting materials to

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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  


NEWS REPORTER: The Maryville Daily Forum is looking for a news reporter. The ideal candidate will embrace the goal of mak­ing our five-day daily newspaper and 24/7 website/mo­bile site the go-to source for news and information in Maryville and Nodaway County. Must be an excellent writer, storyteller, communicator. Experience with photography and graphic design are preferred, but will train the right person. This individual will become part of our award-win­ning team, intent on making the Maryville Daily Forum the absolute best it can be. Here’s your chance to make a difference in your life and our community. Contact us today! Apply in person and ask for Phil or send resume to: P.O. Box 188 Maryville, MO 64468 or email to:  2-11

MANAGER/SALES REP: Weekly newspaper in Northeast Missouri seeking motivated manager/sales representative who knows how to set and achieve goals in print and digital advertising. Candidate must be strong in community relations, goal-driven, and able to lead small staff. Company provides strong support, training, guidance and benefits.  Send resume to Walt Gilbert,  2-11

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 43 awards last 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 Learn more about The Herald-Whig at and about Quincy Newspapers Inc., our parent company, at  2-5 


CONTENT MANAGER/PAGE DESIGNER: The Lake Sun, an award-winning community newspaper in central Missouri, has an opening on their editorial team for a content manager/page designer. The Lake Sun is part of the Gatehouse Media family of publications. Successful candidate must have a degree in journalism or related field and possess the skills necessary to handle multiple responsibilities in a small but energetic newsroom. The Lake Sun is a five-day-a-week morning newspaper with a robust and growing website, LakeNewsOnline. Skills required include page design, social media, reporting and editing. Position requires working with video, photo galleries and managing  daily flow of content in print and online. Successful candidate needs an eye for detail with an emphasis on design and the ability to work on a tight deadline. The Lake Sun is located in the heart of Lake of the Ozarks, one of Missouri's top tourist destinations with some of the best boating, golf, outdoor, dining and shopping experiences in the midwest. The lake community is home to several of the state's best school systems. Competitive salary and benefits package. Please send resume and clips to: Robert Inks,  1-27 

SEEKING EDITORS: GateHouse Media, a pre-eminent multimediacompany in small and midsize markets across the country, is seeking editors. We’re looking for solid reporters seeking their first newspaper leadership role or recent graduates with management experience at their college or university publications. Applicants must be willing to relocate. For a full list of GateHouse owned or managed media organizations, visit GateHouse Media newsrooms focus on local journalism with an emphasis on enterprise reporting. From investigative pieces that challenge what we know about our communities, to daily enterprising features covering local government and social issues, our goal is to engage discussion and prompt change in the areas we cover. Our newsrooms balance that hard, enterprising reporting with entertaining community coverage that helps readers plan their lives. Our approach is proactive, and our newsrooms often utilize alternative story formats. GateHouse’s digital strategy involves aggressive online posting on both traditional news websites and multiple social media platforms. Our websites are constantly updated throughout every day of the week, regardless of our publication cycles. High quality video done in various forms will be at the heart of our digital storytelling. As GateHouse Media grows, opportunities are expected across the company’s footprint, including for advancement within the company. This is an opportunity to get in on the ground floor and grow professionally along with GateHouse. Email your resume to for consideration, indicating your preferred location and your ability to relocate, if necessary. To receive more information about current openings, visit Gatehouse's career website at  1-27 

WEB/VIDEO/NEWS REPORTER: The Warrensburg Daily Star-Journal, peer-reviewed and recognized as the No. 1 small daily newspaper in Missouri, is looking to round out our talented team with a web/video/news reporter. This person will oversee our web product, provide video stories, and do some traditional news coverage, still photography and news coverage. A bachelor’s degree and at least a year of experience are preferred. Send resume, cover letter and top work samples to:  1-19


GENERAL ASSIGNMENT REPORTER: If you’re looking to put yourself in a position to advance your career, come join our family newspaper team. We have a proven reputation of award-winning journalism and placing our reporters at larger operations. We’re seeking a talented and motivated journalist who can produce well-crafted, clean copy and lots of it. Fast-paced daily newspaper environment for a general assignment reporter who likes variety. Photo skills, knowledge of Internet reporting, and page layout useful. We’re located in southwest Missouri within easy driving distance of Kansas City, Joplin and Springfield. Apply to Publisher Floyd Jernigan at  1-14

JOURNALIST: The Fort Scott Tribune, in historic Fort Scott, is seeking a talented and motivated journalist who can produce well-crafted stories and accompanying photos and who likes variety. You’ll cover meetings, sports, and write and photograph interesting people and places. Knowledge of photography a must, with Photoshop and InDesign experience a plus. Previous reporting experience preferred. Fort Scott is located on the border of Kansas and Missouri and is home to the internationally famous Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes, the Fort Scott National Historic Site, the Gordon Parks Cultural Museum, and a new baseball complex being completed by MLB’s Adam LaRoche of the Chicago White Sox. Apply to Publisher Floyd Jernigan  at  1-14

NEWS EDITOR/PAGE DESINGER: The Stillwater News Press in Stillwater, Okla., home of Oklahoma State University, is seeking a news editor with great design skills and a passion for community-based journalism. Great opportunity to work in progressive, multi-platform newsroom. The news editor will report to the managing editor and must have the ability to design and layout pages on daily deadlines as well as edit copy for grammar, style, clarity and accuracy. Candidates must be proficient in Quark or InDesign and Photoshop, and be familiar with AP Style. We offer a competitive salary with an excellent benefits package. Send a cover letter explaining why you are the best candidate for the job, resume and work samples to Publisher/Editor Dale Brendel by email to 1-8


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Friday February 27th

Happy birthday wishes to our Executive Director, Doug Crews! Thank you for all that you do! Link

Thursday February 26th

It's another Missouri Press Association #tbt! We couldn't resist posting these pictures from our 1985 convention! Link

Wednesday February 25th




Happy birthday wishes to our Executive Director, Doug Crews! Thank you for all that you do!
Friday February 27th


It's #tbt from MPA's 1985 convention! We couldn't resist posting this picture!
Thursday February 26th


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Wednesday February 25th


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Wednesday February 25th