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 IN SW MO: Established Southwest Missouri weekly newspaper for sale. Healthy list of paid subscribers. Owners ready for new challenges. Contact Missouri Press Association, Attn: Bryan Jones,  6-18

NEWSPAPER GROUP FOR SALE:  Small weekly newspaper group in Southwest Missouri. Close to metro area. Legal publications in adjoining counties. Job printing equipment and real estate available. Priced near annual gross. Excellent growth opportunity for motivated sales professional. Email 6-6

NEWSPAPER FOR SALE: The Ballard County Weekly, A small newspaper in Wickliffe, Kentucky is for sale by local owner. Price: 15k. Call 270-335-3700 or 270-748-5602. Contact: Lisa Turner, Owner/Publisher, The Ballard County Weekly, P.O. Box 6, Wickliffe,Ky 42087. Fax: 270-335-3701. 6-3



REPORTER: The Monett Times and Cassville Democrat of southwest Missouri seeks a talented and energetic full-time reporter. Candidates for this position must possess strong writing, editing and photography skills. The successful candidate must have an insatiable sense of curiosity, and a willingness to ask tough questions and ruffle feathers to get down to the bottom of a story. They must also be reliable, confident and have a positive attitude. We also seek someone who realizes the importance of breaking news, as well as using social media to drive readers to the online and print product. Organization, adherence to deadlines, and the ability to produce in a fast-paced environment are key. InDesign skills are a plus. Barry County is a friendly, growing area that contains Roaring River State Park and Table Rock Lake. We are a short drive to Branson, Springfield, Joplin, Kansas City, Eureka Springs, Ark., and Fayetteville, Ark. Qualified candidates should send their resumes to Publisher Jacob Brower at No phone calls, please.  7-21

JOURNALISTS NEEDED:  The River Hills Traveler, Missouri’s monthly outdoor publication, is expanding Ozarks-wide. Journalists needed who can write, edit and photograph for hunting, fishing, floating, and tourism coverage as well as advertising representatives who can work with existing top accounts and develop new accounts. Excellent pay! Positions available in Southwest, Southeast and Central Missouri as well as Branson and Kansas City. You won’t be tied down in an office! This is a great opportunity to work the area you live in and make good money doing what you enjoy! Who else can say they love what they do (and not get stuck inside all day)? Send resume, work samples and letter of application to  7-14

COMMUNITY JOURNALIST needed at The Republic-Monitor, Perryville, a twice weekly newspaper in Southeast Missouri. Perryville is a charming, family oriented community, 30 minutes north of Cape Girardeau and roughly one hour and 30 minutes south of St. Louis. Successful applicants will have interest in covering government, crime, public safety and anything else that crops up. Strong writing and photography skills needed. InDesign page layout experience would be awesome. If you are looking for a position where your skills will be appreciated by your team and by your community, this may be the place. People read the newspaper in Perryville. In a city survey, 82 percent of residents said they get their news from The Republic-Monitor.  Contact Beth Chism, Publisher, 573-457-4567; cell 417-818-2626; email  7-10 

PHOTOJOURNALIST: The Columbia Daily Tribune has an immediate opening for a full-time photojournalist. We seek an enthusiastic, talented and self-driven photojournalist to join our team. Ours is a family owned newspaper in the vibrant city of Columbia, Missouri. The ideal candidate is passionate about visual storytelling, is a strong sports shooter, and works well on a team. Their portfolio will be proficient in all aspects of daily newspaper photojournalism while showcasing their unique vision and ability to capture moments.  Additionally, we are looking for someone who has a good command of studio, location, and arena lighting. Knowledge of Photoshop, Photo Mechanic, and Nikon equipment is a must. If you're looking for a company in which to grow, then this is the place for you. Members of our photo staff cover the full spectrum of newspaper assignments, including coverage of NCAA SEC sports, feature hunting, a weekly photo column, and long-term photo-driven projects. Candidates with proven experience working for a news publication are encouraged to apply by July 25. Benefits include vacation pay, sick pay, 401(k), health and dental insurance, use of employee gym. Please email a cover letter, resume with references, and portfolio link to EOE / Drug free workplace  7-8  

ADVERTISING CONSULTANT: The Key West Citizen is looking for an experience newspaper sales consultant who still believes in the print community newspapers. If you think the way to build and maintain customers is face-to-face and you have excellent presentation skills; then let’s talk. Must be comfortable selling a diverse range of publications which include daily and weekly papers, magazines and meet deadlines. This position works with new and existing clients to develop new revenue growth. The sales position must handle the accounts with accuracy, effectiveness and maintain extraordinary level of customer service. Meet or exceed monthly sales performance objectives. This is a great opportunity for the right person who truly enjoys newspapers and year around beautiful weather. Base salary plus excellent commission plan, benefits include medical and dental insurance, 401k, vacation, monthly expense and more. Qualified candidates should email a cover letter, resume and references to Tommy Todd at  Why not work and live in paradise?  7-7 

GENERAL MANAGER: Award winning north central Missouri weekly has position open. Great chance to run a weekly newspaper. Experience in reporting, layout and design. Email resume to Pat Roll at 7-3 

SPORTS REPORTER: The Wynne Progress is seeking a reporter to cover sports and general assignments. Duties include photography and page layout. Quark and Photoshop experience preferred. We are a family owned business. Facility and equipment are top notch and exceeds many dailies! The Progress is a weekly award winning newspaper (2012 3rd place in general excellence). We also publish a 40 yr old free regional newspaper. This publication was the first free newspaper in Arkansas. Wynne is a very nice and growing city of 9,000. We are located 45 minutes west of Memphis, TN. and 45 minutes south of Jonesboro, AR. Great hunting, fishing and golf. Salary: 25K to 30K depending on experience. Please apply with resume, work samples and salary requirements to David Boger, P.O. Box 308 Wynne, AR 72396 or email to  6-23 

SPORTS EDITOR/REPORTER: Our sports guy of 30 years is retiring. The Bolivar Herald-Free Press is seeking a Sports Champion to cover local high school and college sports and general assignments. Experience in Photography and any Web experience a plus.  NewsEdit Pro and Photoshop experience preferred. We are a family of eight local newspapers in print and online surrounding Springfield, MO. We offer good pay and benefits and many opportunities to make a difference.  EOE. Email resume and samples to: or mail to: Sports, P.O. Box 330, Bolivar, MO 65613 or fax to: 417-326-8701. 6-18 

PART-TIME DELIVERY DRIVER: Springfield, MO, newspaper and commercial printer is looking for an experienced driver for a Part-Time delivery driver position. Hours vary. Need dependable driver with understanding of deadlines and log requirements and Class B Driver’s License. Some benefits. EOE Send description of work experience to: DELIVER DRIVER, P.O. Box 330, Bolivar, MO  65613; fax to 417-326-8701; or email to  6-18 

EDITOR: Due to a pending retirement of a long-term employee, the Cedar County Republican, based in Stockton, is seeking an editor. The position opens in early October. Experience with NewsEdit Pro is a plus, along with online products, Photoshop, page design and staff management. Good benefits in a great place to live.  EOE. Send Resume’ and samples to; by fax to 417-326-8701; or by mail to: Editor Position, PO Box 330, Bolivar, MO  65613.  6-18

REGIONAL ADVERTISING DIRECTOR: Gatehouse Media is seeking a strong sales leader to manage local digital products and services, as well as print and online marketing programs and packages. This role involves direct oversight of eight multi-media sales executives for a group of three daily newspapers in southwestern Missouri. Responsibilities include driving sales of Propel Digital Products and Services, newspaper and other print products, direct mail and event based marketing solutions; maximizing key revenue initiatives; coaching and developing the staff; collaborating effectively with management colleagues; building a sales pipeline; and maintaining excellent client relationships. Propel Marketing is a full service digital services firm owned by Gatehouse, with offices located in each newspaper market. The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker, knowledgeable and creative about developing customized local advertising solutions. Digital sales and management experience strongly preferred.  If you are motivated, goal oriented and success driven, this may be the career position for you. We offer a competitive base salary, excellent bonus plan. We also offer Health, Dental, Life Insurance, 401(k) and flexible spending accounts. To apply, submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: An Equal Employment Opportunity Employer  6-16

PREPRESS ADVERTISING COORDINATOR/GRAPHIC DESIGNER: Columbia Daily Tribune’s Pre-Press department is seeking an Advertising Coordinator/Graphic Designer for a deadline oriented, four-color production environment. Qualified applicants must be proficient in InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat and be highly skilled in high quality print production. Exceptional attention to detail is needed as well as the ability to prioritize work, interpersonal skills and excellent communication. Must be skilled, be able to multi-task, and have ability to perform in a team environment. Coordinator works with various departments and individuals with organization to ensure materials and resources flow through the company in a timely manner. Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. We offer competitive compensation and benefits package including 401(k), health and dental insurance, vacation and sick pay, and access to company gym. Email resume with salary expectation to or complete an application in person or mail to Columbia Daily Tribune, Attention Human Resources, 101 N. Fourth Street, Columbia, MO 65201. An application can be printed at (click on Tribune Employment at the bottom of the home page).  EOE / Drugfree workplace.  6-13


NEWS REPORTER: The Kirksville Daily Express, an award-winning daily newspaper in Kirksville, Mo., has an immediate opening for a news reporter. This is an opportunity for a person who wants to do a little bit of everything, from writing hard news and features, to designing the front page of the newspaper and taking photos. The ideal candidate should have a bachelor’s degree in journalism, as well as experience with QuarkXPress and Photoshop. Send your resume and best clips to Jason Hunsicker, Managing Editor, Kirksville Daily Express, P.O. Box 809, Kirksville, MO 63501, or e-mail at No phone calls, please.  6-9 

NEWS REPORTER:  The Salem News is hiring a full-time news reporter to join our staff. Owned by Salem Publishing Company, we are an innovative weekly with a sister paper, a web press printing plant, and a graphic design and sign company. We are looking for a reporter “filled with hustle and the desire to write stories that make a difference in our community. At least three years of newsroom or related experience preferred, but we will train the right candidate. We need someone with the ability to organize, write, edit, take photographs, design pages and work on our web and social media presence. Candidates need to be flexible, willing to move from city hall and page design to school functions and editing during any given day. We want a demonstrated ability at forging relationships needed to get stories. This is a full-time position with competitive salary and some benefits. Evening and some weekend hours will be expected. Interested applicants should electronically submit resume to publisher Donald Dodd, including at least six published stories, samples of page design if available and a cover letter describing goals, story ideas, and topics that you are passionate about, to or mail to: The Salem News, P.O. Box 798, Salem, MO 65560.  6-4

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2014 MPA BOUND Newspaper Directory

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Tuesday July 22nd

Have you seen the agenda for the Missouri Press Association Convention? It will take place September 25-27 in Columbia, Mo. We can't wait to see you there! Link

Tuesday July 22nd

Friday, July 18, 2014 in Springfield, Mo. Link

Thursday July 17th

Save the date for The Walter B. Potter Sr. Link



Have you seen the agenda for the Missouri Press Association Convention? It will take place September 25-27
Tuesday July 22nd


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Tuesday July 22nd


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Monday July 21st


Save the date for The Walter B. Potter Sr. Conference! It will take place November 20-21 at @RJI in Columbia, Mo.
Thursday July 17th