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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 fstopaccounts@centurytel.net. 1-6-20


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EXECUTIVE EDITOR AND JOURNALISM PROFESSOR: Executive Editor of the Columbia Missourian and Missouri Community Newspaper Management Chair/Professional Practice Professor

The Missouri School of Journalism is seeking a visionary leader ready to lead a newsroom, elevate digital work and inspire the next era of great journalists at the world’s top-ranked journalism school.

If you’re an innovative, creative, community-minded journalist, we’re offering an opportunity to put all your talents to work at the Columbia Missourian. You’ll work with dedicated faculty and smart, motivated students. Students learn by doing in a 24/7 digital and print news environment. You’ll lead the effort to use new techniques and tools to make relevant, thoughtful and engaging content for your audience, across a variety of platforms in a newsroom serving digital, social, radio, television, magazine and long-format outlets.

The ideal applicant must have a solid foundation in journalistic storytelling with a proven track record of meeting news consumers with vital information, where and how they want it. We’re looking for someone who has helped transform news organizations, with a track record of hiring and mentoring diverse and talented staff and making a difference for the people you’ve served. Successful candidates will bring evidence of broad community and knowledge that improve authentic coverage patterns.

Your teaching role will be enhanced and powered by the Missouri Community Newspaper Management Chair endowment, which you will help guide and oversee. You’ll team up with a world-class research institute where faculty and professionals work together to build prototypes and experiment with new techniques for news delivery. You’ll oversee professional editors, managing a team with a multitude of talents in writing, editing and storytelling across platforms. You’ll teach students who are curious, ambitious and passionate about the future of news.

Along with these rich resources, you’ll have many opportunities to collaborate with other professional newsrooms at the school including an NBC-affiliated TV station, an NPR radio station, the digital-born Missouri Business Alert and Vox magazine, as well as world-renowned agencies that are headquartered at the school, such as Investigative Reporters and Editors.

This benefit-eligible, renewable, 12-month faculty position carries the academic rank of Professional Practice Professor (non-tenure track) and will serve as the Missouri Community Newspaper Management Chair and Executive Editor of the Columbia Missourian. The anticipated start date for the position is January 2022.

As the Missouri Community Newspaper Manager Chair and Executive Editor you must have:

  • At least 5 years’ experience of writing, editing and managing staff in a digital publishing journalism environment.
  • The ethical judgment and skill to teach young journalists how to make tough calls in the 24/7 audience engagement environment.
  • A proven track record of implementing budgets.
  • A deep, applied understanding of how to use visual and audio journalism, digital video, and social media to enhance journalistic storytelling.
  • Strong interpersonal and collaborative problem-solving skills are a must.
  • The ability to juggle a vibrant daily newsroom’s many needs with ambitious, long-term projects.
  • A bachelor’s degree.

Application Process
Please visit the MU’s Human Resources website (hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic) to access the online application system. Please reference job number 36857.   Required application materials are (a) a cover letter, (b) a CV/resume, (c) a one-page vision statement about how you might re-invent a community newsroom, (d) a one-page diversity statement that specifically addresses how you would engage with a diverse student population with regards to teaching, research, mentoring, and advising, (e) and a list of at least three references. Applications must be made online and will not be considered without all application materials.

For questions, please contact Professor Randall Smith, search committee chair, at smithrandall@missouri.edu.

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

 To request ADA accommodations, please contact the Office of Accessibility and ADA Education at 573-884-7278 or CheekA@missouri.edu.

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled and Veteran Employer 6-1


BUSINESS REPORTER: Springfield Business Journal is an award-winning niche publication in southwest Missouri. It reaches subscribers through weekly print and daily digital publications. Most readers are owners, CEOs, partners, general managers or executives, and cite SBJ as their preferred source of business news. Founded in 1980, SBJ is an independent and locally owned small business run by second-generation publisher Jennifer Jackson.

SBJ is seeking a business reporter to add to its newsroom. The ideal candidate will dig deep into the business community to uncover stories and examine trends. We’re looking for a candidate with experience, preferably with an emphasis in business reporting.

RESPONSIBILITIES
-Research and write for the weekly print publication and daily e-newsletters
-Attend bi-weekly Springfield City Council meetings to cover city spending/decisions that impact the business community
-Cover local construction projects through From the Ground Up weekly feature
-Assist with copyediting of online and print stories
-Develop sources among the business community
-Look for enterprising opportunities, reporting series/in-depth pieces
-Perform other duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS
-Bachelor’s or master’s degree in journalism or a related field/experience
-Thrives in an autonomous environment
-Nose for news and a dedication to accuracy
-Passion for storytelling
-Commitment to team members and willingness to support others
-Strong communication
-Expertise in AP Style

TO APPLY
Provide cover letter, resume, references and samples of work. Email to Executive Editor Christine Temple, ctemple@sbj.net. No calls, please.

Full time position. Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits, paid holidays and vacation time provided. Flexible work environment. Will require attendance at some evening meetings for coverage and attending SBJ events. SBJ is an equal opportunity employer. 6-1


EDITOR: The Columbia Tribune seeks a dynamic, results-driven editor to lead its digital-first newsroom in producing impactful journalism in Missouri’s fourth-largest city.

The editor will be responsible for supervising other editors and reporters dedicated to providing a steady stream of high-quality content for columbiatribune.com and the seven-day-a-week Columbia Tribune newspaper. This position also oversees five weeklies in northern Missouri.

An ideal candidate will be equipped to coach reporters, champion investigative reporting and serve as an ambassador to the community. Experimentation and collaboration are key.

Email Amos Bridges (abridges@gannett.com) for more information or to submit a resume. 5-26


SALES: We’re looking for a regional salesperson to help spread the word about our software platform. Workbench serves small and medium community newspapers, giving teams a simple, cohesive tool that handles digital distribution, customer acquisition/retention, and USPS paperwork/labels — all without requiring a computer science degree or countless hours of data wrangling. Our product usually amounts to a savings for customers, not an added expense.

This work can be done in-person or virtually, but we’re looking for someone with industry experience and relationships in Missouri publishing. All details are flexible, but this is probably part-time, at the latter part of the week. Pay is generous, based on results.

For more information, contact patrick@lcp-news.com or visit lcp-news.com 5-12


EDITOR: We are seeking an experienced, digitally savvy editorial leader who can work with a strong team to create quality journalism serving Missouri’s legal community. The ideal candidate also will have experience leading webinars, panel discussions and emceeing events and will understand how to launch new products and events to grow our brand in our marketplace. The position manages all digital and print content for Missouri Lawyers Media.

Experience with a business-to-business niche product is a plus. You must be a proven leader with strong journalism skills and excellent management and product development skills.

The right candidate has strong communication and leadership skills that will be used both within and outside the organization. The editor will maintain and grow new relationships with business leaders in Missouri’s legal community.

Responsibilities include:

· Managing the vision for our brands and developing new growth opportunities.

· Building paid subscribers and audience through essential, unique content.

· Managing a small but nimble newsroom.

· Managing the content, navigability and growth of our websites.

· Continually working on features and innovations to serve readers and build paid audience.

· Serving as one of the hosts and thought leaders for webinars, roundtables and live and virtual events.

· Keeping on top of industry innovations and trends.

· Maintaining the highest standards of professional ethics.

· Working closely with the group publisher and sales manager to create products to grow revenue and our brand.

MIssouri Lawyers Media is a part of BridgeTower Media, provider of business and law news and information in markets across the country. We offer competitive pay, good benefits and a great team atmosphere.

Please apply online at: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=b21002e8-d16a-431c-930a-6065a0d8040a&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=328674&lang=en_US&source=LI 4-19


COPY EDITOR: Do you want to be part of the story-planning process from the ground up? Do you have the skills to guide reporters and photographers to ensure stories are presented in the most appealing way? If so, we want to talk to you about this opportunity.
Join our award-winning team as a copy Editor at the Herald-Whig. The Herald-Whig is a smaller newspaper that thinks big. Former Whig copy editors and designers have gone on to work at the Gatehouse design center in Austin, Texas; The Times of Northwest Indiana in Munster, Ind.; and the Chicago Tribune. The ideal candidate for this position brings big ideas and works collaboratively.
Qualifications include strong design and editing skills, a solid knowledge of the AP Stylebook, experience with story and photo planning, and knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite. Web and social media expertise are a must.
The Herald-Whig is part of a growing, family-owned-and-operated company dedicated to the communities it serves. The seven-day newspaper publication has won more than 70 state and national awards the past three years, and our circulation is growing.
Quincy is a beautiful and 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.

Apply today!
Send a resume, references and samples of your work by mail to Nicole Stevens/Administration, The Quincy Herald-Whig, P.O. Box 909, Quincy, IL 62306, or by email to nstevens@whig.com. You may learn more about The Herald-Whig at www.whig.com 4-19


REPORTER: North Central Missouri paper looking for reporter for weekly paper. Great people and places to cover. Benfits including insurance, 401k, vactions and great working enviroments.

Send resume to Mike Short at edgenmgr@lcs.net 4-15


SALES MANAGER: Sales Manager wanted for mid-sized daily paper in Central Missouri. Good pay and benefits package.

Email resumes to edgenmgr@lcs.net 4-15


SALES: Sales People wanted for Centralia Missouri in beautiful Central Missouri. Complete pay and benefits package for this weekly paper. Email resumes edgenmgr@lcs.net 4-15


 

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