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PUBLISHER- Three newspaper paper group in southwest Oklahoma is seeking candidates for the publisher’s position. Candidates should be experienced in community journalism, preferably with a background in advertising and marketing, but also with an understanding of newsroom operations and managing employees. Candidates must also be leaders with strong people skills. Please email a cover letter and resume to Scott Wesner at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
EDITOR/REPORTER - Come grow with us! The Community Voice, an award-winning multi-platform bi-weekly publication seeks an Editor/writer to join our team during an exciting chapter of innovation and growth. This individual will lead a small but growing team of journalists with the goal of expanding our relevance, impact and reach.
The ideal candidate is a first-rate and creative reporter with expertise in creating content that is relevant to a diverse readership, and must have demonstrable cultural competencies covering communities of diverse backgrounds and issues. This person will report, write and manage reporters. Prior supervisory and content management experience, including work as an editor for a first- class college newspaper, is preferred.
This person will work in Wichita, KS. Our coverage area is the state of Kansas and the Kansas City Metro Area. Send resume, cover letter, reference and writing samples to email@example.com.
Journalist - WANTED – 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. There will be evening and weekend work. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
REPORTER & MANAGING EDITOR- Seeking to fill two full time positions: general reporter who can also cover sports (five school districts and multiple city and county entities); and full time managing editor with 3-5 years minimum management experience. Knowledge and proficiency in taking photos and AP style writing is preferred. Some evening and weekend hours required. Successful candidates will live in Osage County. Competitive wages and benefits. Please send resume to: The Osage County Herald-Chronicle, 527 Market Street, Osage City, KS 66523 or email to Catherine Faimon, email@example.com.
REPORTER - The Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise is looking for a full-time reporter to cover local news in northeast Oklahoma. Candidates should have experience taking photos as well as shooting and editing video, and know how to use social media to grow an audience. Preferred: Degree in journalism or related field; previous experience at a daily newspaper or other professional news organization. Send letter of interest, resume, three references and story clips to Doug Graham, News Editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
COPY EDITOR/PAGE DESIGNER - Newspaper and digital media company in vibrant Midwestern college town is seeking a talented copy editor/designer to work on a team that edits a variety of content and designs both print and digital pages. Candidates should have excellent writing and grammar skills, as well as a command of AP style and experience laying out print pages with Adobe InDesign. The job requires evening and some weekend and holiday hours. Duties include editing stories for print and online, writing engaging headlines, designing news and sports pages and working closely with other night editors to produce a high-quality publication on deadline.
The Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World operates a six-day morning newspaper that is delivered to about 10,000 households in Lawrence and northeast Kansas. In addition, the company operates LJWorld.com, a comprehensive news website that attracts about 25,000 daily users and is supported by a strong base of digital subscribers. the company also publishes KUsports.com, which provides complete cover of athletics at the University of Kansas. Lawrence is a growing community of about 100,000 people, and is a short 30-minute drive from the Kansas City metropolitan area. Lawrence is home to the University of Kansas, and offers a host of cultural and sporting amenities to its residents.
The company offers a competitive wage based on experience and qualifications. The company's benefits package includes health insurance, paid vacation, sick leave, and 401(k) retirement plan. Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Managing Editor Kim Callahan at email@example.com. Finalists also should be prepared to take a copy editing test as part of the interview process.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, and Steve Haynes at email@example.com EOE/M/F/D/V (1-4)
MAJOR ACCOUNTS SALES EXECUTIVE - The Lawrence Journal-World in Lawrence, KS is seeking a motivated salesperson to join our advertising sales team. As the Major Accounts Sales Executive, you will call, email, and visit major accounts, discover their needs, and present proposals that will help them reach their goals through advertising in the LJW print newspaper and LJWorld.com, KUsports.com and other digital products. If you like meeting with clients and have strong presentation and computer skills, then we want to meet you. A college degree and experience in sales are preferred. Cold calling is an essential part of this job. Reliable transportation is a must. Base salary starting at $32,000 plus strong commission plan. Salary will depend on qualifications and experience. Benefits include paid time off, paid holiday, insurance and 401k. Interested? Email your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
RETAIL ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE - The Great Bend Tribune is seeking a full-time Retail Account Executive or Sales Team Leader to join their award winning team. This strategic position will be responsible for bringing innovative advertising solutions to local businesses in Central Kansas. The right candidate will be a resourceful, performance-driven professional that has the tenacity to grow sales and market our customers. Computer and presentation skills are required for this position as well as a good driving record and reliable transportation.
The ideal candidate will have experience selling both print and digital advertising with a proven track record of delivering meaningful and compelling solutions for clients. He/she must be a team player willing to inspire and be inspired by being part of a dynamic media company focused on customer service.
Responsibilities include: Develop and maintain positive and productive relationships with our clients and staff, use professional selling techniques and marketing skills to close sales or upgrade existing accounts, increase and build client base, provide client feedback to internal team as appropriate, effectively communicate sales information and opportunities internally, calculate, input and maintain records of sales, attend training and meetings as appropriate, network with local community professionals and assist in developing and growing market share.
Compensation includes a base plus commission with established account list and benefits.
To apply send your resume and cover letter to: Mary Hoisington, Great Bend Tribune, 2012 Forest Ave., Great Bend, KS 67530 or email: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Manhattan Mercury can print your newspaper at a competitive rate, with award-winning quality. Contact Ned Seaton, 785-776-2200, ext. 255, or email@example.com. Keep your printing in Kansas with a local, family-run business.
NEWSPAPERS FOR SALE
NEW! Western Kansas weekly. Solid advertising base. Progressive community with growing population. Inquire through KPA by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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)