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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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
NEWSPAPER/MEDIA INTERNSHIP - Paid newspaper/media internship available summer 2021 at Garnett Publishing, Inc., in Garnett, Ks. Applicants should have demonstrated writing/reporting ability. Functionality in photography/layout, audio/video a plus. Preference to conservative-leaning applicants with membership in campus or other conservative organizations. Internship is 6 weeks + or -. Garnett is one hour southwest of KC area, hour south of Lawrence. Send letter & clips to email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. 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.
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)
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 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: Mary Hoisington, Great Bend Tribune, 2012 Forest Ave., Great Bend, KS 67530 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com. 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 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.
WE WANT TO BUY A NEWSPAPER
SELLING YOUR PAPER? - Veteran newspaper couple committed to purchase county seat weekly or twice weekly as owner/operators. Looking for strong community to set down roots and become active citizens and volunteers. If you have a respected publication that you would like to see nurtured and grown for decades to come, give us a call. We are not a chain, nor do we have any desire to become one. We will respect your legacy and are committed to continue the proud tradition of community journalism. It is needed now more than ever. Jamey and D’Anna Honeycutt 918-404-5119 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
NEWSPAPERS FOR SALE
Western Kansas weekly. Solid advertising base. Progressive community with growing population. Inquire through KPA by emailing email@example.com.