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WEEKLY NEWSPAPER FOR SALE: Weekly newspaper in Howard County. Locally owned since 1840. Loyal advertising and readership. Excellent staff. Debt free. Owner plans to re-locate. Email: jaddison@fayettenews.com (11/10/21)


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MANAGING EDITOR: Richmond News Inc., producer of The Richmond News and The Excelsior Springs Standard, is seeking an experienced editor/reporter to lead its newsroom. Responsibilities include organizing and directing news content, beat reporting, editing and mentoring staff and news correspondents in the Excelsior Springs and Richmond, MO communities. Both newspapers are weekly print editions with regular online content.

Applicants should have a passion for local community news, strong journalism and work ethics, and possess solid organizational skills. Candidates should have some journalism, writing, and photography experience. Layout skills with Adobe products are a plus. Pay will be commensurate with experience. Send resume, writing and photography samples to: Brian Rice, Publisher: Brian@leaderpress.com or mail PO Box 128, Richmond, MO 64085. (10/18/21)

SPORTS REPORTER: The Nevada Daily Mail is seeking a Sports Reporter for its four times a week publication. The candidate must be team oriented, a self-starter, flexible, willing to tackle any assignment necessary including some regular news, understand deadlines and be knowledgeable in photography and In-Design background helpful.

Coverage includes high school and college in a county that has a proud sports tradition.

Send cover letter and samples to Lorie Harter, Publisher, at lharter@nevadadailymail.com (10/13/21)


NEWS EDITOR: The Herald-Whig is looking for an experienced reporter ready to take the next step in their career to be our news editor. Do you like to lead by example? Can you help make others’ work shine? Do you want to be part of an organization with a storied past and an unparalleled commitment to local journalism? Let’s talk. We are looking for someone who can help lead our reporting staff and handle story assignments, while at the same time not be afraid to take on some reporting on their own.
The Herald-Whig is a six-day newspaper that is part of a growing company dedicated to the communities it serves. 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 and Northeast Missouri.
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.
The Herald-Whig is an equal opportunity employer.
If you think you have what it takes to be our next news editor, please send a resume, samples of your work and a letter outlining how you would approach the job to:
Nicole Stevens/Administration,
The Quincy Herald-Whig, P.O. Box 909,
Quincy, IL 62306,
or by email to nstevens@whig.com.
Learn more about The Herald-Whig at www.whig.com (10/12/21)


MANAGING EDITOR: In the past year under new ownership, the Mexico Ledger’s subscription base has more than doubled. Are you the person to take The Mexico Ledger to the next level? Then we want to talk!

The Mexico Ledger, a twice-weekly award-winning publication, has an opening for a managing editor who can direct our editorial coverage. The perfect candidate will be able to handle all editorial functions in print and online and understand the importance of relationships in the community. 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. Bonus for candidates who can also handle some sports coverage. This full-time position includes a competitive salary; benefits including health, dental and vision insurance. Send resume, samples and references to Publisher Tim Schmidt at tim@mystandardnews.com. (10/5/2021)


REPORTER: The Warrensburg Star-Journal is seeking a qualified candidate to join its newsroom. The Star-Journal is an 1,800-circulation twice-weekly newspaper in Warrensburg, Missouri. The Star-Journal has a 156-year history of providing quality journalism to Warrensburg and Johnson County.

It is looking to fill a vacant news reporter position in the newsroom. This person would report to the editor and work with another news reporter and a sports editor. Primary duties include covering county government, military, business, health, and contributing to coverage of community events and features. This position also includes taking photos, producing content for special sections, and assisting with social media.

Minimum requirements include a college degree in journalism, communication or a related area of study and/or experience as a journalist at a news publication. Experience with Microsoft Office, Macintosh and Adobe Photoshop is helpful.

Candidates must be willing to have a flexible schedule, have basic photography skills, attention to detail, the ability to meet a nightly deadline, work well in partnership with coworkers and community members, and be able to produce content for both our online and print products.

Send a resume and work samples to Editor Nicole Cooke at nicolec@warrensburgstarjournal.com.

Warrensburg is best known as the home of the University of Central Missouri Mules and Old Drum, man’s best friend. With a population of 20,000, it is less than an hour from Kansas City and is about 20 miles from Whiteman Air Force Base.

Owned by Phillips Media Group, an equal opportunity employer, the Star-Journal offers salary and benefits in a comfortable working environment. (10/5/2021)


SPORTS EDITOR: The Herald-Whig is looking for an experienced journalist to oversee our goal of providing top-level coverage of the area’s prep and college programs on all digital and print platforms.
THE SPORTS EDITOR oversees coverage of 26 high schools, four colleges, a Prospect League team and other community events. The ideal candidate will be able to build a sports section that engages the reader and coordinate a freelance staff to tell the stories that make this sports savvy area unique.
Do you know how to develop stories that go beyond the game? Then we want to talk to you.
The Herald-Whig is a six-day newspaper that is part of a growing company dedicated to the communities it serves. 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 and Northeast Missouri.
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.
The Herald-Whig is an equal opportunity employer.
If you think you have what it takes to be our next sports editor, please send a resume, samples of your work and a letter outlining how you would approach the job to:

Nicole Stevens/Administration,
The Quincy Herald-Whig, P.O. Box 909,
Quincy, IL 62306,
or by email to nstevens@whig.com.
Learn more about The Herald-Whig at www.whig.com (9/20/21)


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.

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