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 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 

COPY EDITOR/PAGE DESIGNER: The Quincy (Ill.) Herald-Whig, an award-winning seven-day newspaper, is seeking an experienced 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 10-2

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 

WEB OFFSET PRESS OPERATOR/FOREMAN: Nowata Printing Company is seeking a single-width, web offset press operator/foreman with at least 5 years experience. Heat-set, Goss Magnum knowledge and supervisory experience preferred. This commercial printing facility produces newspapers, inserts, shoppers, and other publications on several different press lines and operates 24 hours a day, 5+ days a week. Competitive pay. Great benefit package including 401K, Profit Sharing, Medical, Dental, bonuses. EOE. Visit our website at, complete the application, and submit it with your resume to: or P.O. Box 472, Nowata, OK 74048.  9-15  

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   9-8  

REGIONAL ADVERTISING DIRECTOR: Gatehouse Media is seeking a strong sales leader to manage local digital products and services, as well as print and online marketing programs and packages. This role involves direct oversight of eight multi-media sales executives for a group of three daily newspapers in southwestern Missouri. Responsibilities include driving sales of Propel Digital Products and Services, newspaper and other print products, direct mail and event-based marketing solutions; maximizing key revenue initiatives; coaching and developing the staff; collaborating effectively with management colleagues; building a sales pipeline; and maintaining excellent client relationships. Propel Marketing is a full service digital services firm owned by Gatehouse, with offices located in each newspaper market. The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker, knowledgeable and creative about developing customized local advertising solutions. Digital sales and management experience strongly preferred. If you are motivated, goal oriented and success driven, this may be the career position for you. We offer a competitive base salary and excellent bonus plan. We also offer health, dental, life insurance, 401(k) and flexible spending accounts. To apply, submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:  An Equal Employment Opportunity Employer  9-2 

SPORTS REPORTER: The Cedar County Republican is seeking a “sports champion” to cover local high-school sports and general assignments. Experience in photography and any Web experience a plus. NewsEdit Pro and Photoshop experience preferred. We are a family of local newspapers in print and online surrounding Springfield, Mo. We offer good pay and benefits and many opportunities to make a difference. EOE. Complete an application from our website,, and email with resume and samples to: or mail to: Sports, P.O. Box 330, Bolivar, MO 65613 or fax: 417-326-8701.  9-2

PRESS OPERATOR: A Springfield, Mo. commercial printer seeks a Heatset Press Operator, newspaper experience a plus.  Competitive pay, bonus, excellent benefits, clean work environment. EOE. Complete an application from our website,, and email with resume and description of work experience to: Press Operator, P.O. Box 330, Bolivar, MO  65613 or email to: or fax to: 417-326-8701.  9-2 

MARKETING COORDINATOR: News Tribune has an opening on their marketing operations team. This full-time position will help coordinate various events, organize special section schedules and assist in numerous varied duties. The idea candidate will have excellent computer skills in Microsoft Word and Excel as well as a neat appearance, pleasant personality and enjoy working with the public. This is a great opportunity 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 and medical insurance. Interested parties please email resume, along with cover letter and salary requirements, to: Jane Haslag, Marketing Director, at or mail to Marketing, News Tribune, P.O. Box 420, Jefferson City, MO 65102   8-20  

DIGITAL MEDIA CONSULTANT: We have a full-time opening for a Digital Media Consultant in the digital division at Central Missouri Newspaper. This is a great opportunity for someone who is well versed in digital media and has a teaching mentality. The goal of this position is to help businesses manage their online and mobile presence through a suite of products and services. We are looking for a dynamic, engaged individual who will be focused on developing new customers and offering outstanding customer service to our current clients. The Digital Media Consultant will conduct all aspects of the position to include prospecting, research, proposals, coordination with fulfillment, maintaining and reporting on activity and sharing best practices across the team. Must have the ability to choose from a broad array of products which would best suit each customer and serve as the digital expert to the marketing staff. The candidate must have a detailed work ethic, be highly motivated, well organized and be able to communicate effectively with a widely diverse group of individual customers by phone and in person. Must have intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Office. A valid driver’s license and use of a reliable vehicle is required. If you enjoy a team environment and genuinely want to help businesses grow and succeed, please send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to  8-20  

CIRCULATION MANAGER: The Sedalia Democrat, located in Sedalia, Mo., is looking for a talented, energetic and aggressive individual with passion for providing excellent customer service and who has strong communication skills and the ability to manage a staff of four employees for our six-day morning newspaper. This position is also responsible to execute sales and marketing programs for all circulation sales including home delivery, single copy and Newspapers In Education. Candidate will have excellent knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. To apply, send your resume  and cover letter to: Jill Sinkclear, Circulation Director, 700 S. Massachusetts Ave., Sedalia, MO  65301 or email    8-15 

GENERAL ASSIGNMENT REPORTER needed for 12,000-circulation evening daily in Poplar Bluff, Mo. Ideal candidate would have several years of experience. Entry level candidates with degree in journalism or related field also will be considered. Would prefer someone from Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas or west Tennessee. Benefits include health, dental, vision, 401(k) and disability insurance. Salary is negotiable based on experience. Have staff of seasoned reporters and turnover is rare. However, retirement is looming for top three members of staff. Send resumes and writing samples to Stan Berry at or mail to Stan Berry at Daily American Republic P.O. Box 7, Poplar Bluff, Mo. 63901  7-28 

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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

Wednesday November 19th

Congratulations to the Missouri School of Journalism! "Walter B. Potter Jr. 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