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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.



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

WEEKLY PAPER FOR SALE: County-seat weekly newspaper situated in the Missouri Ozarks. Located in a progressive community where new jobs are arriving, a new high gymnasium and municipal swimming pool are under construction and businesses are investing in new buildings. This provides a unique situation where the owner is retiring from a profitable and award-winning publication that has both a digital and print focus. To make inquiries, write or Missouri Press Association, 802 Locust St., Columbia, MO 65201. All inquiries will be held in strict confidence. 12-9

COUNTY SEAT WEEKLY FOR SALE: Missouri — County seat weekly, strong cash flow and profit, 2,500 paid circulation; great location near metro area, limited competition. Contact Dennis DeRossett at (217) 725-5900. 10-14

WEEKLY NEWSPAPER FOR SALE: Newspaper for Sale in Fast-growing Platte County. Lively, growing town on Missouri River, but owners of this prize winning community newspaper are ready to retire. Paid circulation, active web site , two face book accounts, subscription list, a paid e-edition list plus computer equipment, printers and copiers, desks and chairs, file cabinets, archives and lots more. Great opportunity for someone who wants an active, fulfilling and involved small town lifestyle. Rent or buy building, or move to your preferred location. For more information email or call 816-640-2251. 8-26


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: A mid-Missouri publication has a new 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. Preferred candidates will also be familiar with InDesign and Photoshop.
Send resumes, samples and references to Matthew Barba at 8-4

NEWS REPORTER: The Branson Tri-Lakes News is seeking a general assignment reporter to join our award-winning editorial staff that is dedicated to providing our readers with the Tri-Lakes area local news and information. The ideal candidate will be able to handle all editorial functions, including writing, photography and have a working knowledge of social media platforms, as well as being able to meet deadlines on multiple projects at a time. You must be a self-starter and have the ability to develop sources and become involved in the community. This is a great position for someone who is looking to slow down in their career or a recent graduate looking to gain experience. If interested contact by email or by mail to: Cliff Sain, Managing Editor, The Branson Tri-Lakes News, P.O. Box 1900, Branson, MO 65616. 7-13

NEWS STAFF: Locally-owned Salem Publishing Company, which publishes The Salem News and Phelps County Focus in Salem and Rolla, Missouri, respectively, has an opening for a news staff member who will not only cover news and write features, but be instrumental in content management for the print and web products and social media. We have award-winning print and web products, with a staff that includes a recent Missouri Press Association Young Journalist of the Year and a 40 under 40 selection by Editor & Publisher. Feature, enterprise and investigative stories are a staple of our news products. Photography skills are a plus. Some office duties will also be a part of this position. Located in our Rolla office, this is a great opportunity for any writer. Send resume and samples of work to Catherine Wynn, managing editor, 7-9

REPORTER/EDITOR/SPORTS: The Mound City News is seeking a general assisgnment reporter/sports/photography to help our weekly newspaper grow. The candidate will be able to handle all editorial functions, including sports writing, sports photography and some page design. You must be a self-starter and have the ability to become involved in the community. This is a great position for someone who is looking to slow down in their career or a recent graduate looking to gain experience.

Located north of St. Joseph, MO, cost of living is low with city amenities nearby. Don’t work for a corporate chain when you can join an independent, family-owned company that values community journalism and its employees and is poised for future growth.

This full-time position includes a competitive salary; benefits including retirement. To apply, please contact Will Johnson at or cell: 660-572-0733 for immediate consideration. 7-7

SALES: Full time salesperson needed — Troy Missouri is looking for salespeople to help the community to bring back to what it was before this terrible virus.

Great clients, friendly staff, Health, vision, 401K and vacation.

Send resume to 6-29

EDITOR: Editor needed for the Lincoln County Journal in Troy, Missouri. Small community, low crimes, fun events to cover.

Health, vision, 401K, vacation.

Good staff to work with.

Send resume to 6-29



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