Job Bank & Marketplace

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 Bryan Jones for pricing, (573) 449-4167. Ads appear in the MPA monthly Bulletin, weekly eBulletin and here. Email ads to Bryan Jones. 


NEWSPAPER FOR SALE: Close to Kanas City. The 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 2 IMac computers, two smaller Mac computers and one PC, InDesign, Quick Books pro and other software, vending racks, desks and chairs, file cabinets, archives and lots more. Priced at 225,000 dollars with building or 125,000 dollars for newspaper only. Great opportunity for someone who wants an active, fulfilling and involved small town lifestyle. For more information email  5-1



MANAGING EDITOR: The Maryville Daily Forum, a family-owned, 5-day daily newspaper, located in Maryville, Missouri, is looking for someone to lead its newsroom. Experience in a similar professional leadership role is preferred. Experience with journalistic writing is a must, as well as, experience with digital media, page layout and photography. We need someone with the ability to lead a small team of reporters, coordinate news coverage, contribute to the news content and design the news pages of the newspaper. You will be working with Macintosh computers and Adobe software. This is a fantastic opportunity to work for an employer who cares about its employees and the communities in which it serves. If you match these qualifications, e-mail your resume and cover letter to:  7-24 

NEWS REPORTER: Full-time position with the St. Calir County Courier, a weekly county-seat newspaper located on the western side of Truman Lake, midway between Kansas City and Springfield on Highway 13. Ideal for self-starter who requires limited supervision and enjoys covering a variety of news topics. Open to all applicants. Please send letter of application/resume to: Michael Crawford, Publisher, Sac-Osage Publishing, PO Box 580, Osceola, MO 64776-0580; fax to 417-646-8015; or email:   7-24  

ADVERTISING PRINT & MULTIMEDIA DIRECTOR: The Eldorado News Times located in South Arkansas is a solid 7-day-a-week newspaper with a strong Web presence. Seeking a capable advertising director to lead, coach, and train a staff of eight in reaching their potential. If you are in an ad management position and ready to make a change, or if you have proven success in ad sales as a leader and are ready to move up, we would like to talk to you if you have the skills and abilities we are looking for. Our focus is on growing revenue in our print product, TMC, quarterly magazine and through digital offerings including our website. Qualified candidates must be able to plan a budget and execute plans to meet that budget. We are open to most all ideas that help make that possible and we would like to have some fun while doing it. As part of a larger media company, we offer group medical insurance, paid holidays, paid vacation, 401-k, a sabbatical plan and profit sharing plan. If you are the person we are looking for and you want to work where you can make a difference, please send a letter of introduction telling us why and include your resume. Send to Ronnie Bell at  7-23 

REPORTER: The Paragould Daily Press seeks a full-time reporter. This position will participate in all coverage areas including, but not limited to, general news, local politics, community events, seniors, business, features, education and health issues. The successful candidate will have previous newspaper experience covering similar topics and must be highly productive with the ability to work well with a small staff of like-minded professionals who manage their time well. Candidate will display an entertaining and informational writing style and will be open to coaching and the introduction to new media models. Reporters are often asked to cover night city council or community board meetings and may be asked to cover weekend events. The position is paid an hourly wage of and comes with a full benefit package including paid vacation, medical benefits and 401k. The Daily Press is a community-based daily newspaper located in northeast Arkansas with a circulation of 4,000 and has been in business for more than 100 years. It is part of Paxton Media Group. Apply by sending resume and work samples to:  Brenda Keller, General Manager,   7-23 

PRESSMAN: Do you like sunny Florida? Are you a Pressman? Can you operate a Web Press or a UV Web press (other web printing will be considered)? Then we have a position for you. Lakeway Publishers of Florida is looking for qualified Pressman. Sun Publications Is located in Lakeland, Florida. We have full-time with complete benefit package as well as 401K. Please email your resume to to apply.  7-16 

REPORTER: The Cedar County Republican, based in Stockton, is seeking a journalist with a passion to report news in our local community. If you possess skills befitting a community news organization we would like to talk with you. Web experience would be a plus. We offer good benefits and many opportunities to make a difference.  EOE  Please email, resume and samples to:   by fax to: 417-326-8701; or mail to: Reporter Position, PO Box 330, Bolivar, MO  65613.   7-15 

PRESSMAN: Are you dependable? Like working with your hands? Enjoy learning how things work the way they do? Have an ability to fix things? Then you may have the abilities we’re looking for. The ideal candidate will have previous mechanical experience and a demonstrated ability to work well with others and can work flexible hours, including nights during the week. Prior newspaper press experience a bonus but not mandatory. The Nevada Daily Mail and Nevada News is located within easy driving distance of Kansas City, Joplin, and Springfield. We’re part of Rust Communications, a family newspaper company. Interested applicants should contact Chris Jones, production manager, by calling 417-667-3344 after 4 p.m., or via email at   7-14 

COPY EDITOR: The Columbia Daily Tribune, an award-winning daily, has an opening for a part-time copy editor. Applicants should know AP style, have excellent language, grammar and headline writing skills, and experience with InDesign. The varied schedule is roughly 16 hours per week and often entails a Friday evening shift that runs from about 4 p.m. to midnight and a Saturday shift from 3 to 11 p.m. Benefits include vacation & sick pay and access to company gym. Apply at the Columbia Daily Tribune, 101 N. Fourth St., Columbia, MO 65201. An application can be printed at (click on Tribune Employment at bottom of the home page).  EOE/Drugfree Workplace.  7-10 

EDITOR: Missouri Press Association seeks a full-time News Editor. Responsible for all external membership publications: monthly print magazine, monthly bulletins, weekly e-bulletins, email updates and announcements. Coordinates the distribution of information to members and news releases to media. Oversees Missouri Press news release service, including invoicing and client relationships. Helps coordinate annual Better Newspaper Contest. Assists with conventions, seminars, meeting planning, committee meetings and certain legislative activities. Represents Missouri Press at assigned meetings. Promotes Missouri Press Association, Press Service and Press Foundation programs. Maintains job clearinghouse, job openings/job wanted file updates and fields inquiries about such listings. Updates Missouri Press web site. Full-time job in Columbia, Mo., opening in October 2015. Candidates should have background in and passion for newspapers. Contact with cover letter, resume, and salary expectations. 

CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE: Tribune Publishing Co. has an opening for a full-time Customer Service Representative. The successful candidate will be a liaison between customers and Tribune’s production departments, coordinating all aspects of production and responding quickly to customer needs and questions. Ideal candidates will: Possess a strong professional background in customer service; Have superb project management skills; be able to understand mechanical specifications for prepress, press, bindery and mailing equipment; be highly analytical and organized; be capable of successfully managing several projects simultaneously; work well under pressure; possess excellent written and spoken communication skills; have good computer skills, including Microsoft Office, and have the ability to learn new, industry-specific software; have the desire to offer high-quality customer service; and have a good driving record and reliable transportation. The ability to communicate and interact respectfully and professionally with different personalities at all levels of an organization is imperative. Priority consideration will be given to candidates with customer service experience in a printing environment. An associate’s degree or higher is preferred. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Send application to the Columbia Daily Tribune, Human Resources, P.O. Box 798, Columbia, MO 65205 or complete one at 101 N. Fourth St.  An application can be printed at   EOE/Drug free Workplace  7-8 

PAGE DESIGNER: A family of six local newspapers surrounding Springfield is seeking someone with journalism and/or newspaper pagination experience and who can work in a fast-paced team environment. If you possess skills befitting a community news organization we would like to talk with you. EOE   Please email resume and samples to:  Or fax to: 417-326-8701. 7-6 

SALES ASSISTANT: If you are energetic, friendly, honest and in possession of excellent customer, computer and phone skills, and are team oriented, the Nixa Enterprise is interested in talking with you about a full-time position as a Sales Assistant. Applicants should also be detail oriented and have good organizational and communication skills.  Hours will vary, Monday – Friday. EOE  Email resume to; Mail to: Sales Assistant, P.O. Box 330, Bolivar, Mo., 65613; or Fax to: 417-326-8701. 7-6 

GRAPHIC ARTS MANAGER: A family of local newspapers surrounding Springfield has an immediate opening for a Graphic Arts Manager position with our combined graphic and pagination department. We are searching for the next champion with management skills and hands-on capabilities befitting a community news organization. Will lead a team but also produce alongside team members. Must be experienced in InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, and Mac OSX. EOE. Send resume and samples to:  Or fax to: 417-326-8701.  7-6 

DIGITAL MEDIA SPECIALIST: Front Page Digital, a division of Central Missouri Newspapers, Inc. located in Jefferson City, MO, has an immediate opening. This division’s goal is to help businesses manage their online and mobile presence through a suite of stellar products and services. We are looking for an engaged individual who will be focused on assisting clients achieve optimal results through digital packages comprised of a full array of our digital portfolio. The Digital Media Specialist will conduct all aspects of the position to include research, fulfillment, maintaining and reporting and sharing best practices across the team. This individual will work closely with the sales team to advise and ensure clients receive optimal results. 1-3 year minimum experience working with digital marketing. Must have a good understand of digital products including SEO, SEM, retargeting, social media, and analytics. The candidate must have a detailed work ethic, be highly motivated, well organized and be able to communicate effectively with a widely diverse group of individuals. Send resume and cover letter along with salary requirements to:  7-2

SPORTS COPY EDITOR: The Quincy (Ill.) Herald-Whig, an award-winning seven-day newspaper, is seeking an experienced sports copy editor/page designer for our universal desk. We’re looking for someone who enjoys the challenge of being involved in all operations of our multi-platform desk -- editing local copy, doing daily page design, Web editing and taking a role in our social media sites. Good editing and headline writing skills are a must. Candidates must have experience in page design, and knowledge of InDesign is a plus. The Herald-Whig is part of a growing, family-owned-and-operated company dedicated to the communities it serves. The newspaper staff won 43 awards in 2014 and 31 so far this year, and our circulation is growing. Quincy is a beautiful, affordable community of 40,000 on the banks of the Mississippi River in West-Central Illinois. Our coverage area consists of West-Central Illinois, Northeast Missouri and Southeast Iowa. Quincy is a two-hour drive from Peoria and Springfield in Illinois, St. Louis and Columbia in Missouri, and Iowa City, Iowa. The Herald-Whig offers a comprehensive employee benefits package and is an equal opportunity employer. To apply, send a resume, references and samples of your work by mail to Jason Lewton/Editorial Production Coordinator, The Quincy Herald-Whig, P.O. Box 909, Quincy, IL 62306, or by email to  6-18 

PUBLISHER: Rust Communications currently has an opening for a publisher position in Marshall-Concordia, Mo. The successful applicant will manage a property that includes a newspaper which publishes three days a week, a weekly newspaper, a shopper, two websites and various specialty products. Candidates should have strong leadership skills, significant experience in financial management, solid understanding of marketing print and digital initiatives and a deep commitment to customer service. Primary responsibility is to expand, lead and direct the sales and marketing teams to exceed sales revenue, marketing and budgetary goals. Attention to detail required, combined with an eye to the overall daily, weekly, monthly and long-term strategy as a member of the Rust leadership team. Rust Communications, a family-owned company with headquarters in Cape Girardeau, Mo., publishes 50 daily and weekly newspapers in eight states. The company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please send resume and cover letter to Ron Kemp, Regional Vice President, Rust Communications, P.O. Box 366, Rector, AR, 72461, or email 6-3 


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2015 MPA BOUND Newspaper Directory

An alphabetical resource guide to all of the newspapers in the state of Missouri. $45.00



Friday July 31st

Can you spot MPA’s editor, Bryan Jones in the first photo? That’s right, editor by day, drummer by night! You can see Bryan and the other members of Dixieland Garage perform Dixieland jazz Thursday, Sept. 10 during the 2015 Missouri Press Association Annual Convention. Link

Thursday July 30th

#tbt to a sunny August afternoon in 1966 when MPA members and friends joined together for the dedication of the Arrow Rock Print Museum. The keynote speaker of the day was Congressman Paul Jones of Kennett, now deceased. Link

Tuesday July 28th

Is the mail on time in rural areas? U.S. Link



Can you spot MPA’s editor, Bryan Jones in the first photo? That’s right, editor by day, drummer by night!
Friday July 31st


Correction-The Arrow Rock Print Shop Museum dedication was in 1966, not 1996.
Thursday July 30th


#tbt to the 1996 Arrow Rock Print Shop Museum dedication. Join us this year on Sept. 10!
Thursday July 30th


Is the mail on time in rural areas? U.S. Postal Service is going to be asking via @nnaonline |
Tuesday July 28th