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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.

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

No phone calls please.


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  


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 

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 a heavy emphasis on cutting-edge digital advertising products. 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   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 

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 


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