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. 


NEWSPAPER FOR SALE: Close to Kanas City. The owners of this prize-winning community newspaper are ready to retire. Paid circulation, active web site , two face book accounts, subscription list, a paid e-edition list plus 2 IMac computers, two smaller Mac computers and one PC, InDesign, Quick Books pro and other software, vending racks, desks and chairs, file cabinets, archives and lots more. Priced at 225,000 dollars with building or 125,000 dollars for newspaper only. Great opportunity for someone who wants an active, fulfilling and involved small town lifestyle. For more information email  5-1



WEB DESIGNER: The Columbia Daily Tribune is looking for an entry-level Web Designer. is the largest news website in Mid-Missouri with more than 250,000 monthly unique users, and the Tribune is widely recognized in the industry as a leader in online innovation. Your job will be to help maintain the design and functionality of the company’s websites and develop new features and sites. The ideal candidate possesses: An understanding of and/or expertise in HTML, CSS and JS; Strong graphic design and interface design skills using Adobe Creative Suite; Prior experience with content management systems; An understanding of and/or expertise in mobile optimization/responsive coding. A portfolio of past work is greatly appreciated. Benefits include vacation pay, sick pay, 401(k), health and dental insurance, use of employee gym. Email resume to  EOE / Drug free Workplace   6-18 

DIGITAL, PAGE SERVICES SPECIALIST: The Columbia Daily Tribune is seeking a Digital and Page Services Specialist in our Display Advertising department. Primary responsibility of this position is determining the design layout of all daily newspapers, special sections and magazines using a computerized Ad Layout System. Other responsibilities include placement of digital ads for Tribune digital products, monthly data entry of web orders, assist with report generation and assist department as needed to satisfy customers. Hours are M-F 8 to 5. Requirements needed include PC-based computer skills, great attention to detail, time management, ability to work well under deadline pressure, customer service to internal and external customers. Spreadsheet skills are a plus! Benefits include vacation & sick pay, holiday pay, health & dental insurance, 401(k), and use of employee gym. Email resume to  EOE / Drug free Workplace  6-18 

SPORTS COPY EDITOR: 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 in 2014 and 31 so far 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 and is an equal opportunity employer. To apply, send a resume, references and samples of your work by mail to Jason Lewton/Editorial Production Coordinator, The Quincy Herald-Whig, P.O. Box 909, Quincy, IL 62306, or by email to  6-18 

PUBLISHER: Rust Communications currently has an opening for a publisher position in Marshall-Concordia, Mo. The successful applicant will manage a property that includes a newspaper which publishes three days a week, a weekly newspaper, a shopper, two websites and various specialty products. Candidates should have strong leadership skills, significant experience in financial management, solid understanding of marketing print and digital initiatives and a deep commitment to customer service. Primary responsibility is to expand, lead and direct the sales and marketing teams to exceed sales revenue, marketing and budgetary goals. Attention to detail required, combined with an eye to the overall daily, weekly, monthly and long-term strategy as a member of the Rust leadership team. Rust Communications, a family-owned company with headquarters in Cape Girardeau, Mo., publishes 50 daily and weekly newspapers in eight states. The company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please send resume and cover letter to Ron Kemp, Regional Vice President, Rust Communications, P.O. Box 366, Rector, AR, 72461, or email 6-3

HARD NEWS/INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER: The Sedalia Democrat, in Sedalia, MO is seeking a community hard news/investigative reporter. This reporter will be an everyday investigative reporter who will cover the Pettis County, MO government as well as public safety issues and community challenges. Candidates should have some journalism experience, but recent college graduates may be considered for the right candidate. This person must be accustomed to tackling complex stories in an engaging and analytical way. The best candidates will have the cover these top-priority beats authoritatively and will be skilled at creative and alternative storytelling. This reporter will connect with print readers and digital audiences in person, through public events and forums, and through social media. They will produce enterprising journalism that leads to change for the better and contributes to the great good of our community. The Sedalia Democrat is a member of Civitas Media and publishes six days a week. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Send resume, cover letter, references and 5 to 10 writing/reporting samples to the following individuals: Tim Epperson, Editor, Sedalia Democrat    and   Nicole Cooke, City reporter/Editor, Sedalia Democrat    5-28 

SPORTS EDITOR: The Warren County Record, an award-winning family-owned weekly newspaper in Warrenton, Mo., is looking for a sports editor. The ideal candidate will possess strong writing and photography skills. This job focuses on the coverage of two high schools, along with other sports-related stories and features. Opportunities also exist to cover occasional Mizzou football and St. Louis Rams games. Must be able to work nights and weekends. The new hire will assist with other general assignment stories and photos when needed, along with updating the newspaper's website and social media accounts. Applicants should be skilled in InDesign and Photoshop. This position offers great pay and benefits. The newspaper is located an hour from both St. Louis and Columbia. Send a resume, cover letter, writing and design samples to Managing Editor Tim Schmidt at  5-26 

GENERAL MANAGER: The Sentinel-Record in Hot Springs, Arkansas, seeks an experienced leader who is innovative and results-oriented. He or she will manage all the operations of this seven-day a week newspaper. This individual must possess exceptional leadership, marketing and communication skills as well as be dedicated to growing all aspects of a profitable newspaper. The ability to think strategically and work with managers to develop and execute plans is essential. We are looking for a proven leader with excellent organizational, financial and management skills. Community involvement is also necessary and encouraged. Ideal candidates will have experience as a general manager or advertising sales leader of a newspaper. The Sentinel Record is owned by WEHCO Media, an industry leader offering a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, 401K and profit sharing. Please send resume and salary requirements to Terri Leifeste at  5-26 

ADVERTSING SUPERVISOR: Missouri Lawyers Media is the state’s largest and most expert legal news operation. We report on the business of law and the people’s business, in the form of enterprise coverage of the courts, politics, government, real estate and general business. We have an opening for an experienced, strategic, innovative, and results-oriented advertising supervisor for our St. Louis office. This opportunity is for the candidate who has a keen understanding of digital and print advertising platforms and experience managing and motivating a sales team to achieve the annual sales budget. -- A strong understanding of audience based selling is critical. Experience in developing and executing sales strategies across multiple platforms including traditional and digital solutions ranging from display, digital, email, video, the core newspaper, sponsorships and niche publications, is vital. The advertising supervisor hires, coaches and trains sales people and establishes strategic plans for growth of advertising revenue, seeks out the means of increasing market share, and generates ideas to grow our list of potential and active clients. In addition to managing the sales staff, the advertising supervisor maintains and grows a list of major accounts. -- The ideal candidate will have a proven track record and 3-5 years advertising sales or sales management experience in print and digital media. If you are interested in this position, please send your resume along with a cover letter to: We offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits program.  Missouri Lawyers Media is part of The Dolan Company headquartered in Minneapolis, MN.  EOE.   5-14

GENERAL ASSIGNMENT REPORTER: General assignment reporter wanted for daily newspaper in Mexico, Missouri. Experience or journalism education is helpful, but not required. We will train the right person. Benefits include health insurance, disability and life insurance, 401(k) plan, paid vacations and holidays. Send resume, writing samples, and references to: The Mexico Ledger, 300 North Washington, Mexico, MO 65265, or email  5-13 

PAGINATION/GRAPHIC ARTIST: The Harrison Daily Times is currently seeking a Graphic Artist/Page Designer. We have an immediate opening for an experienced graphic designer with superb organization and communication skills, who is able to meet deadlines and work in a fast-paced production environment. This position requires proficiency in Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Quark. This is a full-time position. Hours may include some evenings and weekends. Good benefits. EOE   Email resume and samples to:  or mail to: P.O. Box 40, Harrison, AR 72602 or fax 870-741-7209           5-13 

PART-TIME REPORTER: The Platte County Landmark, an award winning weekly, is looking for a part-time reporter. General news beat, government, crime, etc. 20-24 hours per week. Send resume, cover letter, any samples to  5-11  

ADVERTISING DIRECTOR: The Ottumwa Courier, Ottumwa, Iowa. The Ottumwa Courier seeks a high-energy, experienced advertising director to lead its sales team. The advertising director develops and executes marketing strategies across multiple platforms to maximize sales and enhance our market share. This person works with the publisher and department managers to ensure profitability by meeting revenue and expense targets. We expect a manager who quickly spots trends and adjusts to maximize gains or minimize losses. Candidates must also know how to develop revenue opportunities through retention and consultative selling. ---  Our advertising director will lead a staff of five outside and three inside multimedia account executives and oversee direct selling for major advertisers and key affiliations. We expect a skilled leader who can train, recruit and develop a committed sales and marketing team. Mentoring, field coaching and prospecting are key aspects of this position. ---  Exceptional leadership, marketing and communication skills are vital for this role. Candidates should have at least four years of sales or sales management experience in print and digital media. This person must be proficient with Microsoft Office.  Experience with display ad serving technologies is a plus. --- The Ottumwa Courier is a 9,000-circulation, five-day newspaper in southeastern Iowa. In addition to the newspaper, we publish a weekly TMC product, a quarterly magazine and a website,  --- Ottumwa is a family-oriented community in Southeast Iowa, just 90 minutes from the state capital of Des Moines. The area boasts great local schools, many outdoor recreational opportunities and an excellent quality of life. --- We offer an excellent compensation package including a competitive salary, bonus plans, paid vacation, 401(k), and medical, dental and vision insurance. Interested candidates should email a resume and salary requirements to Publisher Martin Cody, --- The Ottumwa Courier is a CNHI newspaper. Based in Montgomery, Alabama, CNHI is a leading publisher of local news and information. Its newspapers, websites and specialty publications serve communities in 23 states.   5-6 


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Monday June 29th

Former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson: Internet Vulnerabilities Remain, via Public Notice Resource Center newsletter Government officials have known about the vulnerabilities the internet faces since at least 1998, when seven young hackers – bearing names like Space Rogue, Weld Pond and Brian Oblivion – testified before the United States Senate that “any of the seven individuals seated before you” could take the internet down with 30 minutes of well-choreographed keystrokes. Fred Thompson, the Tennessee Republican who chaired the Senate panel in 1998 and left Congress in 2003, said in a recent interview that internet security is the kind of problem the government has trouble fixing. “Number one, it’s very difficult, and number two, there’s no immediate political payoff for anyone,” he said. The vulnerability of technology users at the highest levels of government is a stark reminder of the value of publishing printed versions of public notices in newspapers. The newspaper and press association websites which host public notices may also be vulnerable to being taken offline, so the online postings are best used as an adjunct to the printed notice, because printed notices remain independent, archivable,accessible and verifiable. Read the related article written by the Washington Post by clicking on the link. Link

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Knight FOI fund helps bring settlement in Florida Governor Lawsuit | via @nfoic
Friday June 26th


Interactive guide helps newspapers boost online readership | RJI via @sharethis
Thursday June 25th


Sports reporters and editors have until June 25 to register for the @mpinews annual Sports Reporting seminar!
Wednesday June 24th


Interested in a sales representative position? Missouri Press Service is hiring!
Tuesday June 23rd