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PUBLISHER — Publisher needed for twice-weekly newspaper in Alliance, Nebraska. Family-owned for generations, affiliated with the Seaton group. Beautiful Sand Hills setting. Debt-free operation. Pay commensurate with experience, with an opportunity for ownership. Contact Ned Seaton, firstname.lastname@example.org. (7-2)
MANAGING EDITOR: The Osage County Herald-Chronicle has an opening for a full-time managing editor or a news editor with management experience. Knowledge and proficiency of AP style is preferred. Excellent opportunity to work with award-winning staff at 3,500 circulation weekly in Osage City. Position includes covering governmental and school board meetings, writing features, editing and proofreading copy, taking photos and managing the day-to-day influx of emails. Experience with page layout on Mac-based Adobe InDesign is a plus. Some evening and weekend hours. Send resume with cover letter to Chris or Catherine Faimon, email@example.com, or P.O. Box A, Burlington, KS 66839. All inquiries kept confidential.
REPORTER: Part time reporters/paid interns, could turn into full time. The Osage County Herald-Chronicle is accepting applications for a part-time reporter/paid intern to cover evening city council and school board meetings in several towns within Osage County. Also wanting coverage of occasional weekend events (take photos mainly). Get paid by the story. Applicant should be able to demonstrate ability to write, report accurately, work independently and adhere to set deadlines. Photography skills are a plus. Please submit resume and writing samples (if available) to: Catherine Faimon, The Osage County Herald-Chronicle, P.O. Box 266, Osage City, KS 66523 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
REPORTER -The Wichita Business Journal is searching for a reporter who can build a list of strong sources, break news, write sophisticated and impactful cover stories and own their beats. Candidates should be able to mine data for stories, use social media as a reporting tool and make connections with the Wichita business community. This person will relish the opportunity to scoop the competition daily, online and in print. The Wichita Business Journal is an award-winning, highly respected source of business news in Wichita and south-central Kansas. The WBJ and its 40+ sister publications are part of American City Business Journals, the No. 1 source for local business news in the nation. Contact Editor-in-Chief Bill Roy: email@example.com. (5-25)
REPORTER - The Iola Register is looking for a reporter with strong writing skills and intrigued by what makes small town America click. Your beat would be wide-ranging, from play reviews to county commission. And if you like sports, we could always use help during basketball and football. A journalism degree or newsroom experience is preferred. The Iola Register is published five days a week with a thriving web presence. It is the only daily in the county with a wide reach. We are family-owned for five generations and a consistent winner in Kansas Press Association’s annual competitions. For 2018, we scored sweepstakes in
both editorial and advertising! We pride ourselves on indepth features and news that help build community. If you like to write, the Register is for you! To view the Register online, visit iolaregister.com. Use “Iola Register” and “guest” to get past the paywall. The Register is a friendly place to work and Iola a great place to live. Located in Southeast Kansas, Iola is the hub for an expanding network of rail trails used for biking, running and recreation. We are 90 minutes from either Kansas City, Lawrence or Topeka. Iola is the county seat, has an outstanding fine arts center, a community college, a strong industrial base and a thriving non-profit sector.
Along with cover letter please include a resume, digital portfolio, and references and send to firstname.lastname@example.org. Starting pay with no experience is $35,000. Those with experience will be compensated accordingly. Health and dental insurance and 401k retirement plan included. (3-22)
REPORTER - If you are an eager, hungry journalist with feet planted firmly in both the old-school print as well as the digital and social media worlds, the Great Bend Tribune, a sweepstakes award-winning daily, is looking for you. We need someone in our newsroom with a nose for news and the stories behind the stories. They must be reliable, accurate while being great communicators comfortable with the diverse platforms used by newspapers today. Job entails beat reporting, updating social media sites, and creating news content the Tribune and its special sections. If this fits you and you want to be a part of our news team, please send letter, writing samples, resume and references to Dale Hogg, managing editor, Great Bend Tribune, 2012 Forest Ave., Great Bend, Kan., 67530, or to email@example.com. (3-20)
SPORTS EDITOR – The Fort Scott Tribune is seeking as sports editor for its twice-a-week publication. The candidate must be a self-starter, flexible, willing to tackle any assignment necessary including some regular news, understand deadlines and be proficient in AP style, Photoshop and InDesign. Coverage includes high school, junior varsity and college in a county that has a proud sports tradition. Send cover letter and samples to firstname.lastname@example.org. (12-5)
REPORTER NEEDED — now for western Kansas twice-weekly, near lake with state park and federal reservoir, great hunting, fishing hiking, biking. Cover city and county, schools and more, features and creative coverage. Help with page design, learn the craft of newspapering. Pay competitive, based on experience, plus benefits. Contact Dana Paxton, general manager, at email@example.com, and Steve Haynes at firstname.lastname@example.org EOE/M/F/D/V (1-4)
GROUP ADVERTISING DIRECTOR - A newspaper group in Kansas, has an opening for a person who can fill the role of Group Advertising Director. We are looking for a person who can successfully lead staff and sales teams in multiple locations. This person will oversee sales of daily and weekly newspapers covering communities in Emporia, Abilene, Chase County, Madison, and St. Marys, Kansas. This person must have the ability to work productively in a team settingand lead them.The person should have strong selling skills, and experience with multimedia and social media selling. We use all mediums to tell our stories and reach customers.
Send cover letter, resume with references to Publisher Chris Walker by e-mail at email@example.com (put Sales Director in the subject line), or by mail to 517 Merchant, Emporia Kansas 66801 or fax at (620) 342-4841.
GRAPHIC DESIGNER - The Register is seeking a full-time graphic designer. Must have experience with the Adobe Creative Suite, including InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. Responsibilities include updating daily classified ad pages. Benefits included. Interested? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
GRAPHIC ARTIST/PAGINATOR/DESIGNER - Creative individual as a full-time paginator/graphic designer. Job involves laying out pages, working with graphics and photos, and updating the website and social media. There may be some reporting duties as well. Involves evening and weekend work. Must be reliable, quick but accurate, and have a keen eye for design and sense for details. If this fits you, please send letter, portfolio, resume and references to Dale Hogg, managing editor, Great Bend Tribune, 2012 Forest Ave., Great Bend, Kan., 67530, or to email@example.com.
DISTRIBUTION MANAGER — This position reports directly to the publisher and will be responsible for directing all aspects of the company's circulation/distribution operations, marketing efforts, and driving overall viewership. Necessary skills in communications, positive coaching and motivation, customer service, organization/coordination, computers including Microsoft Office and social media, and knowledge about local geography with ability to read maps are required. Preference will be given to a candidate with proven leadership in the publishing industry. This is a full-time salaried position with benefits for a small Kansas community publication with home delivery Tuesday-Friday and Sunday. Please send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org or Mary Hoisington, Great Bend Tribune, 2012 Forest Ave., Great Bend, KS 67530. (5-1)
PRESS OPERATOR — Accepting resumes for Press Operator at progressive, family-run newspaper in Weatherford, Okla. Experience with Goss Community press helpful. Attractive compensation and re-location packages. Contact Phillip Reid at 580-772-3301 or email resume to Phillip@PhillipReid.net. (3-27)
PART-TIME PRESS OPERATOR — The Great Bend Tribune is seeking a part-time press operator to join our printing team. The ideal candidate will have previous web press experience, including print of process color and press make-ready. Good work ethics along with mechanical skills and ability to react quickly to print related problems. We are willing to train the right person. Job requirements include: • Current valid driver’s license with clean driving record, ability to pass a written fork lift test and train on lift; • Color vision and depth perception; • Ability to lift a minimum of 75 pounds; • Ability to read and comprehend written and/or oral English instruction along with ability to communicate effectively with team members. To submit a resume with references or request an application contact email@example.com.
NEWSPAPERS FOR SALE
For Sale: 141-year-old weekly newspaper in Hanover, Kansas. Owner died unexpectedly after 50 years of editing/publishing the paper. Official City Newspaper. Steady subscription. Call (785) 337-2242 for more information. (4-11)
Rawlins County Square Deal weekly newspaper in northwest Kansas. Official city, county and school publication. Only newspaper in county. Strong subscription and advertising base and supportive community. Sale includes building, up-to-date equipment and software, archives and active e-paper. Call 817-805-3600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. (7-5)
136 year old weekly newspaper in southeast Kansas. Owner wishing to sell publication, which he has owned for 39 years. Steady subscription base, located in historic Kansas town. Inquire through KPA by emailing email@example.com. (6-14)
Respected 133-year-old weekly newspaper in Southwest Kansas; only newspaper in the county. Owner moving out of state. Motivated seller. Will include building and property in sale or sell business only. Asking $105,000. (785) 341-7573 after 5 p.m. MST. (5-29)
MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE
FOR SALE — Atlas offset press. 2 quad units and four mono units with folder, roll stands and all electrical equipment needed for operation. Also includes bay window to print full color on both sides of one web, plate bender and punch. Comes with conveyor belt and count-o-veyor. Price reduced to $25,000. Call 620-626-0840 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Forklift clamp with an electrical bypass for rotating rolls. If you have one for sale, please email Mary Hoisington at email@example.com. (11-7)