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PUBLISHER-The Morning Sun is seeking a proven newspaper leader to serve as publisher of the newspaper. The successful candidate will have a deep understanding of the importance of community journalism as well as overall knowledge of the financial operations of a daily newspaper. This 5-day weekly newspaper was
recently purchased by a group of local individuals who are dedicated to keeping local news in local hands. The position is based in Pittsburg, Kansas, the crossroads to Missouri, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. Pittsburg is also the hometown of Pittsburg State University, a Kansas Regents university with an average enrollment of 6500.
The successful candidate will show an ability and willingness to deal with all levels of the editorial process from story generation to hands-on editing to print production. The ideal candidate will understand the importance of building relationships within the region while overseeing editorial functions. We’re looking for an experienced leader who values community news and has a vision for how to grow our e-edition while continuing to grow our print edition. Primary responsibilities: Coordinate and lead activities of the team with special emphasis on advertising, editorial and circulation to grow revenues and operational efficiency. Lead the newsroom, assign and edit stories as well as write editorials. Shape the vision of the newspaper and be a caretaker of that vision. Articulate and personally represent the standards and values of the newspaper. Preferred Requirements Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field. Minimum of three years’ experience with a daily newspaper. Considerable knowledge of good newspaper design and media production. Experience in analytical and financial operations and performance of a locally owned newspaper. Background in advertising and marketing. Ability to work with newsroom operations and mentor and manage employees. Email resumes to HR@morningsun.net by September 9, 2022
MANAGING EDITOR - The Junction City Union is seeking a MANAGING EDITOR to lead our dynamic weekly newspaper. To apply, send resume and 3-5 examples of writing and/or design work to Megan at email@example.com.
MAILROOM SUPERVISOR - The Manhattan Mercury is hiring a MAILROOM SUPERVISOR. This full-time, salaried position comes with full benefits. Apply at: The Manhattan Mercury, 318 N. 5th Street, Manhattan, KS 66502 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MANAGING EDITOR/MARKETING DIRECTOR - The Lincoln Sentinel-Republican is a community newspaper in a dynamic region of history and tradition. Seeking the right individual to excel the newspaper (print/online). email@example.com (785) 366-6186
EDITOR AND GENERAL MANAGER – of a vibrant Texas Hill Country community weekly. Are you ready to take your reporting (sports and general) and management skills to the next level? Strong writing ability, reporting experience, community relations sensibility, and organizational skills are vital. Broad newspaper responsibilities will provide an opportunity to be involved in every level of weekly newspaper management, but direct previous management experience is not required. Layout experience a must. This is the perfect small-market management position! Wesnermedia@gmail.com Job Type: Full-time - Salary/pay is negotiable.
PUBLISHER – Seeking candidates to replace retiring publisher for the Stillwater News Press, an award-winning newspaper in one of Oklahoma’s best markets – the home of Oklahoma State University. This individual will oversee all operations of the New Press and help navigate print and digital products to future successes. Great benefits and bonus plan. Send letter and resume to CNHI Group Publisher Dale Brendel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
SPORTS JOURNALIST -Community-minded journalist wanted for family-owned group of newspapers in south central Kansas and north central Oklahoma. Please send resume and samples to Jason Jump, publisher, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
REPORTER - Relocate to thriving, independent weekly that just won 40 KPA awards. Competitive salary, benefits, year-end bonus for upwardly mobile, enterprising, engaging general assignment reporter. Marion County Record. email@example.com.
NEWS REPORTER - The Emporia Gazette of Emporia, Kansas, has an immediate opening for a reporter who can build sources and dive into local issues. Duties include sports and general assignment, feature writing, coverage of local government boards and copy editing. The person must have sharp reporting instincts, outstanding news judgment, an ability to report and write quickly in a fast-moving atmosphere. A curiosity about the community and its people is vital.
The candidate must be an experienced interviewer who doesn't shirk from the hard questions. This person must have the ability to work productively in a team setting.
The person must be aggressive and adept at setting priorities and reordering them as needed, particularly under deadline pressure or as circumstances change. The person should have strong editing and writing skills, and experience with Multimedia journalism is must. Position will also require news page pagination and knowledge of InDesign. We use video, audio, Facebook and Twitter to tell our stories.
We are a Monday through Saturday paper, covering six counties. Salary based on experience. We offer health benefits, 401(k) and two weeks vacation. Emporia is on the edge of the beautiful Kansas Flint Hills one hour away from major Kansas cities like Kansas City, Wichita and Topeka. Send cover letter, resume with references and writing samples to Chris Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org (put reporter position in the subject line), or by mail to 517 Merchant, Emporia Kansas 66801.
NEWS EDUCATION REPORTER - If you’re a journalist who can uncover the stories where education policy and people collide, and bring those stories to life, we want you to apply to be the Education Reporter at The Wichita Beacon. Join our passionate team of journalists and growing newsroom covering Wichita and south central Kansas. Read more here.
GENERAL NEWS REPORTER AND DIGITAL CONTENT MANAGER - One of the state’s top weekly local news operations just outside of Wichita is seeking an individual to be responsible for learning content management system (CMS) and developing features and opportunities for growth within a community news web site. Duties include daily management and oversight of all content; training other staff members when new features can be implemented. Experience with digital content management and social media are preferred. Video production skills are valuable as well. Duties of a General News Reporter are also part of the position. This includes some coverage of local news and features for a local newspaper as well as some feature writing for a community lifestyle magazine. Some benefits are available after an introductory period. Compensation will be aligned with experience and ability. Advancement opportunities are available for the right individual.
If you are dependable, self-disciplined, can work independently and within a team and are looking for a position with a progressive company contact us today. Please email a resume with work experience and references to email@example.com. Derby Informer Inc. is an EOE
SENIOR REPORTER – Kansas City PBS is seeking a Senior Reporter for Flatland. Under the supervision of the Managing Editor, the senior reporter will work across platforms and departments to produce in-depth, magazine-style stories and multimedia news content that is equally thoughtful and compelling about important civic affairs topics in the Kansas City area. SALARY RANGE: $45,000-$55,000. If interested in this exciting opportunity, send cover letter, resume, and an example of your writing skills to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include in your cover letter how you learned about this position. KCPBS is an E-Verify, Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.
SPORTS REPORTER – The Stillwater News Press is looking for a Sports Reporter
to be a part of its award-winning staff. The reporter will cover high school sports, as well as athletics at Oklahoma State University, which is disseminated to all CNHI papers in Oklahoma. Experience with page design is preferred. Experience with photography is a plus. Must be able to work nights and the occasional weekends, especially during college football season. Please send a cover letter, resume and
examples of your published work to Stillwater News Press Sports Editor Jason Elmquist at email@example.com. The position is full time and offers an excellent benefit package including paid time off, insurance, and a 401K plan.
SPORTS WRITER – The Abilene Reflector Chronicle of Abilene, Kansas, has an immediate opening for a Sports Writer. Duties include covering all local sports, building relationships, attending sporting events, interviews and taking pictures, staying current on what is happening with local sports and writing the needed content in a clear consise way conveying factual information. This position requires strong writing abilities, a keen understanding of the sports that are being covered, researching skills, and completing task with in a time frame. This person should have strong editing skills, and a knowledge of news page pagination and knowledge of Indesign. Salary Based on Experience. Send cover letter and resume with reference and writing samples to Kim Maguire General Manager at the email address below firstname.lastname@example.org
JOURNALIST WANTED – 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. Send resumes to email@example.com.
REPORTER – A duo of legacy newspapers located in the Platte Valley of Nebraska seeks a sports reporter to deliver top-notch sports coverage to our readers. Candidates must have a passion for sports and the players that play them. Page design experience a plus but we'll coach the right candidate without it. Candidates must have a willingness to become part of an active community, a strong work ethic, an ability to develop solid player/parent/coach relationships, and thrive in a small team environment. Interested candidates should send a resume and work samples to firstname.lastname@example.org.
REPORTER – The Abilene Reflector Chronicle of Abilene, Kansas, has an immediate opening for a reporter who can build sources and dive into local issues. Duties include general assignment, feature writing, coverage of local government boards, and copyediting. The person must have sharp reporting instincts, outstanding news judgment, an ability to report and write quickly in a fast-moving atmosphere. A curiosity about the community and its people is vital. The candidate must be an experienced interviewer who does not shirk from the hard questions. This person must have the ability to work productively in a team setting. Must be aggressive and adept at setting priorities and reordering them as needed, particularly under deadline pressure or as circumstances change. The person should have strong editing and writing skills. The position will also require news page pagination and knowledge of InDesign. Salary based on experience. Send cover letter, resume with references and writing samples to Kim Maguire General Manager at the email address email@example.com.
EDITOR – Come join our team as we grow! Weekly newspaper located in Texas is in search of a great editor. The leader we seek will be hands-on in all parts of our weekly newspaper, from covering sporting events and city council to layout and photography. Community involvement is a must. Experience in Indesign and Photoshop is preferred but not required. For more information, please submit your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
EDITOR – The Shawnee Mission Post is hiring an Audience Engagement Editor to ensure our coverage of Johnson County reaches the people who will value it most. The new staff member will be charged with leading the organization to the next level in its use of social media. Click here for details.
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.
ENTERPRISING REPORTER – Distinguished, independently owned paper seeks dedicated contributor to weekly showcase of engaging, human-focused features. Salary $27,000 to $34,000, plus insurance. Relocate to artsy Flint Hills community with strong schools, two resort lakes. 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.
ADVERTISING SALES MANAGER -The Cowley CourierTraveler is searching for an advertising manager to oversee advertising sales and staff, sell to accounts and work closely with management to expand print and online products. Previous newspaper advertising experience preferred. Experience with creative software, digital marketing, website maintenance and social media a plus. The position will be located in Arkansas City, Kansas. Send resume to email@example.com
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: Judy Duryee, Great Bend Tribune, 2012 Forest Ave., Great Bend, KS 67530 or email: jduryee@GBTribune.com
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)
FULL-TIME PRESS OPERATOR – Montgomery County Media, LLC is seeking a full-time press operator to join our printing team based in the charming and vibrant community of Independence, KS. The ideal candidate will have previous web press experience including printing of process color, GOSS press maintenance, and press make-ready. Solid work ethic along with mechanical skills and the ability to react quickly to print related issues is a must. We are willing to train the right person. Job requirements include: Current valid driver’s license with clean driving record, 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 an ability to communicate effectively with team members. If interested, please send a resume with references included to firstname.lastname@example.org. EOE.
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 jduryee@GBTribune.com.
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
FOR SALE – Free distribution, niche publication located in Kansas. Owner looking to retire. The publication is profitable and has a strong print and digital presence. Serves a tri-state area. If interested, please email Emily Bradbury at firstname.lastname@example.org. Emily will then pass along your interest to the publisher.
NE Kansas weekly in high growth area for sale. Owner wants to retire. Will consider any reasonable offer. Please email Emily detailing your interest and she will forward the email to the owner for further communication.
Western Kansas county seat weekly. Solid advertising base. Progressive community with growing population. Inquire through KPA by emailing email@example.com