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EXECUTIVE EDITOR: The Missourian, an award-winning, family-owned, twice-a-week community newspaper, is seeking an Executive Editor to lead our news team. This person is charged with managing the day-to-day activities and supervision of the newsroom, overseeing content creation and strategic publishing across multiple platforms and leading a team of editors, freelance writers, photographers and designers.
Looking for an Executive Editor who can provide leadership, mentoring, and is fluent in state and local news, investigative journalism, public service, and government issues. The ideal candidate is a seasoned professional with deep experience in community journalism, who has previous experience managing journalists – someone seeking a step up or a fresh start in a newsroom creating high-impact local journalism with a distinct absence of internal bureaucracy. The best candidates will also have a collaborative spirit and knowledge of total operation, including sales, audience/circulation, and production.
The Executive Editor collaborates with the Publisher and Managing Editor to plan stories/visuals to ensure deadlines are met, establishing an agile and responsive news organization. This leader of the editorial department should be eager to edit copy, proof pages and help lead a team that won the Gold Cup in the Missouri Press Association Better Newspaper Contest the last two years.
The Executive Editor is a key member of the Missourian Media Group’s leadership team and is one of the visible leaders of the paper and is expected to cultivate positive working relationships within the community, including among local leaders and businesses.
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 embraces community journalism in the heart of Missouri Wine Country. We serve a growing county that values the role of its newspaper.
Washington, where we are headquartered, is known for its exceptional quality of life, ample amenities, excellent health care, diverse shopping and dining opportunities as well as a vibrant arts and culture scene with a lot of outdoor recreation opportunities.
Minimum 7 years’ experience in news reporting and/or editing experience with an appropriate educational background is required. Very competitive pay and benefits package, including 401K savings plan and PTO plan.
Interested candidates should send their resume, 3-5 recent clips and a cover letter explaining why they are a good fit for this position to Bill Miller at email@example.com. No phone calls, please. EOE. (5/8/2023)
ASSOCIATE EDITOR: The Associate Editor is tasked with managing daily news, event features, lifestyle pieces, feature stories, and various other quick writes for a “News+” website covering the Lake of the Ozarks area. Topics range from hard news and investigative journalism to business/real estate/economic development stories to features and niche/hyperlocal articles about the Lake of the Ozarks boating lifestyle. The ability to craft concise, clear articles is central to this position, as well as the ability to write interesting, punchy headlines.
In addition to ad hoc writing responsibilities, the Associate Editor primarily reviews articles submitted by other LakeExpo.com contributors, editing them for clarity, grammatical issues, and voice.
Understanding of voice and either understanding of or willingness to learn the Lake community are two critical elements to this job. Lake Expo readers are accustomed to quality content that speaks from a position of understanding the many unique things that make stories here unlike those in any other place.
The Associate Editor ensures articles are laid out with formatting, section tags/keywords, and accompanying multimedia content, through LakeExpo.com’s content management system. Then the Associate Editor communicates to the Editorial Director when those articles are ready for a readthrough by the director and publication.
Other tasks may be assigned by Editorial Director. This role is positioned for potential future promotion to Editorial Director, based on performance.
– Two years of news reporting experience
-Close attention to detail in grammar and fact-checking
-Solid editing skills
-Manage a team of staff and freelance writers with diverse assignments and deadlines
-Good interviewer, asks probing, well-researched questions
-Write articles on deadline
-Above-average typing speed preferred (50+ wpm)
-Good organizational & time management skills
-Ability to work in a dynamic environment as part of a small team that works hard and also has fun
-Bachelor’s Degree preferred, ideally in a communications-related field
Hours: 35-40/week; Pay: $22/hr
Send resume and writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org. (4/24/2023)
ADVERTISING SALES: Call Newspapers is seeking an experienced full-time advertising sales representative.
Applicants should be outgoing and well organized with excellent spelling, proofreading and multi-tasking skills. Must thrive in a deadline environment.
Duties include contacting local businesses, churches, schools and non-profit organizations to provide advertising needs in a weekly mailed community newspaper, an online edition, e-newsletter and other digital options available to connect with south St. Louis County readers. Advertising layout skills are a plus.
Applicants should have a degree in communications, marketing or journalism with a knowledge of digital, social and print media. Recent college graduates encouraged to apply.
Email cover letter and resume to: email@example.com or mail to Deborah Baker, Call Newspapers, 9977 Lin Ferry Drive, St. Louis, MO 63123. (4/10/2023)
REPORTER: Call Newspapers is seeking an experienced full-time reporter to handle government news beats and occasional feature stories for a community-focused weekly newspaper, which is also online breaking news daily. We want candidates with reporting, editing, design and social media skills who also thrive in a deadline environment.
The successful candidate will be able to generate story ideas, conduct professional interviews and write accurate, in-depth stories that inform the community. At least one or two years’ reporting experience at a daily or weekly newspaper is preferred. Recent college graduates encouraged to apply.
Responsibilities will also include posting stories to web and social media sites, taking photos and designing pages. A working knowledge of Adobe InDesign and Photoshop is required, along with a thorough understanding of AP news style.
Applicants should send a resume, up to five examples of recent work and a cover letter outlining how you would approach the job to: firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to: Deborah Baker, Call Newspapers, 9977 Lin Ferry Drive, St. Louis, MO 63123. (4/10/2023)
SALES SUPPORT: If you are outgoing, well organized, can spell and can multi-task, the Call’s team needs you. Help keep the community informed and connected! Full or part time options available.
Job duties include but are not limited to answering phones, calling local businesses, churches, schools and non-profit organizations to help with advertising needs, proofreading news, advertising, promotions and support materials, contributing to the success of community events and being part of a team that strives for excellence in delivering local news 24/7.
A degree in communications, marketing or journalism is preferred. Knowledge of digital advertising as well as newspaper print advertising layout is a plus!
Mail cover letter and resume to: Deborah Baker, Publisher, Call Newspapers, 9977 Lin Ferry Drive, St. Louis, MO 63123 or email: email@example.com. (4/10/2023)
GRAPHIC DESIGNER: Seeking a full-time creative, detail-oriented artist for fast-paced, deadline environment. Duties include creating advertisements for a wide range of community businesses using Adobe Creative Cloud. (Indesign, Illustrator & Photoshop).
Mac computer knowledge preferred. Web page management along with WordPress experience and social media platform experience preferred. Prefer print advertising background.
Skills include attention to detail, organized, ability to follow directions, communicate well, self-motivated, dependable, and manage time well under pressure.
College degree in the arts or related field preferred but will consider applicants based on art related background and skill.
Please email cover letter, resume, samples of your work and any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com or by mail to: Call Newspapers, 9977 Lin Ferry, St. Louis, MO 63123. (4/10/2023)
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.
Primary duties include covering several hard news beats 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. (3/13/2023)