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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 Matthew Barba for pricing, (573) 449-4167 or Ads appear in the MPA monthly Bulletin, weekly eBulletin and here. Email ads to or scroll down to fill out an online form.



OWNERSHIP OPPORTUNITY — 146-year-old county seat weekly, located in Ozark National Scenic Riverways, with loyal local readers and a growing tourism market. 2020 statistics show Shannon County as having the lowest taxes and highest rising home values in Missouri. The Current Wave is a community paper, with summer publications for floaters and trail riders, a tradition of serving four small towns, with a full set of archives dating through the 1890’s. Turnkey operation. $100K. Some owner financing considered. Contact Roger Dillon at (573) 226-5229. 12-4

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


EDITOR: Phillips Media Group is seeking a full time editor to edit the weekly Cedar County Republican in Stockton, Missouri.
We are looking for a self motivated person with good news judgment and strong writing/editing skills.
Duties will include taking photos, writing, editing and management of a reporter.
Pay depends on skills/experience but in the range of $25,000 to $40,000
Phillips Media offers a comprehensive benefit package, a great opportunity to live and work in a southern Missouri lake community and the ability to edit a strong local weekly paper.
Want to know more? Please email your resume to 12-31

ASSISTANT EDITOR: A full-time assistant editor is needed at The Chanute Tribune, a five-day daily in southeast Kansas. The ideal candidate should have extensive knowledge of and experience in InDesign and Photoshop, a good eye for page design, understand the importance of our digital presence, have a demonstrable talent for covering local community news and uncovering special feature stories, and possess the ability and desire to be a team leader.

Our small newspaper group, with our sister paper the Parsons Sun, is independently owned and will stay that way. We are located in the hub of southeast Kansas, two hours or less from KC, Tulsa, Wichita and Joplin. We offer health, dental, vision and life insurance, as well as generous paid time off. Salary is commensurate with experience. This is a long-term opportunity to be an important part of our community and our newspaper family. Send resume with references and story/photo samples to Shanna L. Guiot, Publisher, PO Box 559, Chanute, KS 66720 or email to 12-21

REPORTER: Gannett has an immediate opening for a general assignment reporter based in Neosho, Missouri.

This is an outstanding opportunity for a journalist who wants to do it all, covering news and sports across a wide swath of southwestern Missouri for the Neosho Daily News and the Aurora Advertiser.

Neosho is a  community of 12,000, home to Crowder Community College and within close proximity to Springfield and Joplin.

A bachelor’s degree, a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation are required. Some experience is preferred, but recent journalism graduates with excellent writing, photography, video and digital skills are welcome to apply.

Gannett offers health, dental and vision benefits, 401K, and paid vacation, sick time and holidays, as well as great potential for advancement in a company with hundreds of newspapers across the country, including USA Today.

Send your resume and work samples — including multimedia — to Joyce Miller, Lake Media Editor, at  No phone calls, please. 12-9

MULTI-MEDIA JOURNALIST: Begin a career you are proud of as a Multimedia Journalist at the Courier Tribune.

What do we offer You?
• An opportunity to diversify your portfolio with print and digital storytelling opportunities
• Tools to perform your job to the highest potential, including training and up-to-date technology
• Flexible scheduling and competitive pay without being stuck in the office
• Great company benefits, including medical, dental, life, phone reimbursement, PTO and a 401K package

What is like to work for us?
• We focus on what it takes to make you successful in your job, preparing to inform and engage
with an active audience
• As part of a family-owned business, you will develop strong team-building and family-like
relationships with co-workers

What does it take to work for us?
• Be a community-minded and creative self-starter and storyteller, publication experience helpful
• Have strong understanding of AP style and oral and written communication skills
• Understand photography and videography techniques and social media trends; Adobe Creative Cloud experience a plus
• Be able to manage time and effectively multitask

Apply today! Email with resume, letter of introduction, references and work samples. 12-8

DESIGN EDITOR: The Jefferson City News Tribune is looking to hire a design editor to lead its four-member design desk. Candidates must have a command of AP style, an ability to edit local and wire stories, write accurate and compelling headlines, and have a solid background in designing news and features pages. Two to five years of experience preferred. Experience with Adobe InDesign and Photoshop a must. Application deadline is Dec. 21. Send resume, samples of work or a link to those samples to 12-7

BUSINESS REPORTER: Springfield Business Journal, an award-winning weekly niche publication in southwest Missouri, is seeking a reporter. Expertise in AP style is required; three to five years of reporting, ideally in business, is preferred. Work for the leading authority of business news and information in the Springfield region. The SBJ is family owned and is growing. We are increasing print readership as well as digital platforms. Over 70% of our readers are owners, CEOs, partners, general managers or other executive level positions; 86% of readers are in a decision-making role and they overwhelmingly cite Springfield Business Journal as their preferred source for business news.

Send resume and clips to Editorial Director Eric Olson at 12-4



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