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WEEKLY NEWSPAPER FOR SALE: Newspaper for Sale in Lawrence County. Legal status, loyal readers and active accounts with 130+ year-old archives. Also, a monthly farm magazine with standing advertisers and strong presence in rural communities. Great opportunity for a family operation. Contact 1-6


DIGITAL PRODUCER: Award-winning sports interview show seeks self-starter with exceptional storytelling skills for Digital Producer position. Email cover letter and resume to 10-1

SPORTS EDITOR: The Fayette Advertiser, an award-winning weekly newspaper in Fayette, Mo. is seeking a full-time Sports Editor. Qualified candidate should have experience in writing, photography, and page layout. Coverage would include five area high schools and Central Methodist University, along with occasional general assignment reporting.
Additional duties include uploading stories to the newspaper website and updating newspaper social media pages, weekly trips to print facility, proofreading, some office coverage.
Sports Editor will be provided with an office, Macintosh computer, camera and lenses (if needed), and company vehicle for out-of-town coverage.
Applicant must be willing to work nights and weekends, and other times to adequately provide local sports coverage; be willing to work outdoors in all types of weather; present a positive general demeanor and attitude; be self-motivated and organized; must have experience with Affinity Publisher and Affinity Photo (or similar programs such as InDesign and Photoshop); must have a clean driving record.
Compensation is dependent upon experience.
Send resume and writing samples, along with other questions or inquiries to 9-28

STAFF WRITER: Salem Publishing Company, which publishes The Salem News and Phelps County Focus in Salem and Rolla, Missouri, respectively, has an opening for a staff writer in Salem. Our print and web products are award-winning, as well as our acclaimed staff. Recent accolades include Missouri Press Association Young Journalist of the Year and an E&P 25 Under 35 honoree.

Job description includes print and digital coverage of local entities and editing, along with the opportunity to work on in-depth feature, enterprise and investigative stories that are a staple of our news products. Photography, social media, and page design skills are a plus.

Some experience is preferred. Send resume and samples of work to Catherine Wynn, Managing Editor, or P.O. Box 798, Salem, MO 65560. 9-10

REPORTER: Do you love digging deeper? Do you have a passion and flair for the written word? If your answer is “yes”, then you may have a future career as a Herald-Whig REPORTER.

Herald-Whig reporters pride themselves in their attention to detail. We have the most in-depth coverage in the area. Whether your passion is politics or crime, agriculture or local events, the Herald-Whig has the tools to feed your passion.

As a Herald-Whig reporter, you would be responsible for writing concise, fair and accurate stories as assigned. You would research background information and conduct interviews in person and by phone. Covering breaking news and taking accurate notes is a must! Our reporters also contribute to television and radio broadcasts on occasion and contribute to our interactive platform.
Qualifications include:
– College degree
– Three or more years of experience as a reporter or editor with demonstrated language and reporting skills necessary to provide coverage and insights into local events and issues.

The Herald-Whig offers a comprehensive employee benefits package with everything you expect and more. The Herald-Whig is an equal opportunity employer.

If you think you have what it takes to be our next reporter, please send a resume, samples of your work and a letter outlining how you would approach the job to:

Nicole Stevens/Administration, The Herald-Whig, P.O. Box 909, Quincy, IL 62306, or by email to Learn more about The Herald-Whig at and about Quincy Media Inc., our parent company, at 8-28

EDITOR: Family-owned, county newspaper, located in southwest Missouri, is seeking an editor for its weekly publication. Must have a passion for community journalism and be willing to be part of the local community. Must be a self-starter and able to work independently while working on several projects at a time. Position will require writing, photography, social media and layout skills. Experience with InDesign is preferred but will train if you possess excellent writing and computer skills.

Please send resumes, sample work, and references to 8-12

SPORTS WRITER: The Joplin Globe is seeking a full-time sports writer, with a degree in journalism and experience covering games a must. The candidate also should have design and photography experience, and be capable of writing analysis columns as well as event coverage. Contact Andy Ostmeyer, Editor, The Joplin Globe, at 417-627-7281, and send clips, contact information and references to 8-11

MANAGING EDITOR: The Mexico Ledger has a new editor position open for someone who can direct its editorial coverage and restore its newspaper to its past glory. The perfect candidate will be able to handle all editorial functions — in print and online. This is a great position for someone who wants to work for an independent, family-owned company that values community journalism. Some experience is preferred, but recent graduates with excellent writing and photography skills are welcome to apply. Send resumes, samples and references to Publisher Tim Schmidt at 8-4



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