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  • Enterprise Editor

    City:  Norman, OK
    Company:  Oklahoma Watch
    Salary:  Salary and benefits are competitive.
    Job Description:  Oklahoma Watch, a nonprofit media organization, is seeking an enterprise editor to help manage a small but growing team of staff reporters and freelance writers to produce investigative and in-depth stories and multimedia on important issues. Oklahoma Watch is a nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) organization that distributes stories to about 100 news outlets around the state and posts its content at oklahomawatch.org. We cover topics such as education, health care, mental health, corrections, criminal justice, poverty, government and public money. Candidates should have at least five years of line-editing and management experience, strong news judgment and excellent word-editing skills. Working with the executive editor, the enterprise editor will lead reporters to dig for stories that hold public officials and systems accountable and uncover revealing facts and trends. He or she will also take a lead in expanding use of social media, audio, video and data journalism. The editor will be expected to do some reporting and work with college journalism interns. The position will be based at Oklahoma Watch’s main offices located at the University of Oklahoma’s Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication in Norman.
    Contact:  Please email a resume and eight to 10 examples of editing and reporting work to David Fritze at dfritze@oklahomawatch.org.

  • Editor

    City:  Springdale, AR
    Newspaper:  Northwest Arkansas Newspapers, LLC
    Job Description:  Well-established Spanish-language newspaper in Northwest Arkansas, La Prensa Libre, offers an opportunity for an Editor who wants to serve a diverse Latino population. Must be fully bilingual (Spanish/English) and have experience in the newspaper business.
    Job duties include writing stories, editing stories, planning and coordinating coverage, photography, guiding page design, and maintaining a presence on Facebook and other social media.
    Bachelor's degree in journalism or related experience preferred. Supervisory experience is preferred.
    EOE – Drug Free Workplace
    Contact:  Please submit resume and salary history to: Editor Position, Northwest Arkansas Newspapers, PO Box 7, Springdale AR 72765; OR e-mail jobs@nwadg.com (put Editor Position in subject line).

  • Sports Editor

    City:  Weatherford, Oklahoma
    Newspaper:  Weatherford Daily News
    Job Description:  Reid Newspapers is seeking the right candidate for the position of sports editor at the Weatherford Daily News. This position requires someone who not only has a passion for covering local sports, but can express that through their work. Although a degree is not required for this position, it is recommended. A candidate for this position will be required to cover local sports as well as NCAA Division II sports, including the SWOSU Bulldogs. Must haves for the position include knowledge or experience using Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop, writing AP-style stories, editing and covering events using digital platforms, as well as working under a daily deadline. The position offers a salary plus benefits, and pay is negotiable.
    Contact:  Those interested are encouraged to submit a cover letter, resume and samples of their work to phillip@phillipreid.net.

  • Staff Reporter

    City:  Weatherford, OK
    Newspaper:  Weatherford Daily News
    Salary:  Negotiable
    Job Description:  The Weatherford Daily News is seeking a reporter with experience in covering city government, courts, police and features. An ideal candidate is someone with a background in journalism who has the ability to cover local news and contribute content under the pressure of a daily deadline. Having a degree in journalism is also ideal, but not required for this position. The position is salary-based and includes benefits.
    Contact: Submit a resume, cover letter and samples of your work to phillip@phillipreid.net

  • Ad Designer

    City: Edmond, Okla.
    Newspaper: Edmond Life & Leisure
    Salary: Depends on Experience
    Job Description: Edmond Life & Leisure newspaper, a strong privately owned weekly, is looking for either a full or part time experienced ad designer to join our staff and two-person designer team. The primary duties of the designer are to work with ad reps as well as advertisers. The designer will bring to life, via computer, a vivid display ad for the many businesses and individuals who invest with us.  In return for your creativity and designs, we offer a COMPETITIVE salary as well as a pleasant work environment where your contributions will be appreciated and honored. This position can be either part time or full time and we look forward to hearing from you today. This is the first designer opening in eight years.
    Contact: Please contact Mr. Ray Hibbard, publisher, at (405) 340-3311 or ray@edmondpaper.com.
  • Ad Sales

    City: Bristow, Okla.
    Newspaper: Bristow News
    Job Description: The Bristow News is seeking a motivated, organized and enthusiastic full time advertising sales executive to call on retail, commercial, and government accounts in Bristow and surrounding Creek County communities. The individual we choose will be reliable, have solid time management skills and a positive, goal-oriented attitude. The position offers a base salary plus a generous commission plan.
    Contact: Email resume and cover letter to: jd.meisner@bristownews.com. No phone calls please.
  • Multi-Media Sales Executive

    City: Ardmore
    Newspaper: The Ardmoreite
    Salary: $40-50,000
    Job Description: The Daily Ardmoreite is hiring a Multi-Media Sales Executive (Outside Sales) to sell Digital products and services, as well as print and online marketing programs and packages. The Daily Ardmoreite is a multi-media information company, with offices located in Ardmore, Oklahoma.
    You will be located at our sales office and be assigned client list/territory of existing customers and new prospects, backed by reputation and credibility of a local media company. Compensation is base salary plus commission. An established account list provides an average income of $40,000 annually. There are opportunities for growth with the addition of new accounts and creative marketing strategies, which is part of your on-the-job training.
    As a Multi-Media Sales Executive you will be required to maintain and grow existing client business and build a steady pipeline of new business using our wide variety of product lines. Successful candidates must demonstrate a strong sales acumen and a history of consistent sales performance, an excellent record of customer service, solid presentation skills and a working knowledge of digital.
    Requirements:
    • Strong analytical, problem-solving and interpersonal skills. 
    • Strong communication, time management, and creative skills.
    • Well organized and solid computer skills.
    • Requires at least two years of outside sales experience.
    • College or related degree preferred but not required.
    • Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
    We offer competitive base pay and commission plan as well as a benefits package including a 401 (k) plan. Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
    Contact: If you would enjoy working in this hyper-local, fast paced, ever changing environment, mail a cover letter, resume and salary expectations to: Kim Benedict, The Ardmoreite, P.O. Box 1328, Ardmore, OK 73402, or send electronically to: kim.benedict@ardmoreite.com. Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
  • Circulation Manager

    City: Paris, Texas
    Newspaper: The Paris News
    Job Description: This full-time position will develop and implement programs and strategies to build brand awareness and engage and grow our audience through both print and digital subscriptions. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in effective sales, customer service and distribution of home delivery and single copy. This position will manage and lead the circulation operations, as well as work closely with carriers and outside vendors. A strong attention to detail and a commitment to meeting and exceeding goals is a must.
    Essential Responsibilities:
    • Growing circulation by increasing the subscriber base through sales and marketing in defined areas
    • Maintaining existing customers through consistent, quality distribution of products and exemplifying outstanding customer service
    • Creating forecast of sales by channel to achieve department goals and reporting position in all areas weekly and reorganizing as necessary to stay on track and meet planned goals
    • Developing creative approaches to increase circulation
    • Ensuring supreme levels of customer service with regards to home delivery and subscriber satisfaction
    • Managing and training supervisory staff, planning budgets, overseeing; expenses, inventory, contracts and vendors
    • Reviewing contracts of independent contract carriers
    Contact: Send resume to J.D. Davidson, Editor and Publisher, jdavidson@theparisnews.com
  • Multimedia Advertising Sales Manager

    City: Muskogee, OK.
    Newspaper: The Muskogee Phoenix
    Job Description: Are you innovative, motivated and willing to help businesses solve their problems?
    If you fit the mold above, we’re looking for you. Join our company as the next Multimedia Advertising Sales Manager.
    The Advertising Sales Manager will have primary responsibility for leading and motivating our sales team of Media Consultants to achieve their revenue goals for both the digital and print. If you possess vibrant ambition, strong sales and coaching skills, keen customer focus, a talent for strategic thinking, and an interest in developing your career in a transforming media industry, this position is for you and we might be a great match!
    The Multimedia Advertising Sales Manager develops and executes strategic initiatives that drive revenue. They will oversee and nurture a team of great Media Consultants. Responsible for achieving department revenue and expense budget goals. This individual will provides training, motivation and sales direction to staff. Oversees creation as well as development of new projects on many platforms to include digital, mobile, newspapers, magazines, events and much more. In the field of coaching, four-legged sales calls with Media Consultants and customer contact are primary responsibilities.
    The Muskogee Phoenix has a rich history of success and this is a great place to grow in your career as we transform and reinvent the news-media industry. We offer a competitive salary and incentive program. Full benefits including health and dental, expense reimbursement.
    Contact: for an exciting start to your next career step, e-mail your cover letter, list of your most exciting revenue ideas along with your resume to John A. Newby, Publisher, jnewby@muskogeephoenix.com We are an equal opportunity employer.
  • General Manager

    City: Okmulgee, OK
    Newspaper: Okmulgee Times
    Salary: Salary and bonuses commensurate with experience. Benefits include partially-paid health insurance, mileage reimbursement, cell phone allowance, two weeks’ annual vacation.
    Job Description: Are you an advertising manager or editor ready for general management? Are you a general manager looking for a new challenge? Are you a talented leader that would like the opportunity to work for a family-owned newspaper group and break free from corporate constraints? The Okmulgee Times needs you to grow and influence Okmulgee and Okmulgee County.
    The Okmulgee Times is a twice-weekly newspaper with endless potential under the right leadership.
    We are looking for the following skills:
    *Community involvement
    *Sales and sales management
    *Print and digital expertise for both readership and marketing
    *Business management
    *Journalism
    *Audience development
    *Building and maintaining relationships
    Preferred: Ability to work in digital space – from fixing simple computer problems to selling digital advertising.
    Okmulgee is an up and coming community of 13,500 and the Okmulgee Times covers the city and the northern half of Okmulgee County. The newspaper moved to a new, improved location less than a year ago.
    Cookson Hills Publishers, Inc. is a family-run company operates seven newspapers in Okmulgee, McIntosh and Sequoyah Counties. We work to be efficient in our back office work so we can dedicate more resources to news gathering and advertising sales.
    We believe our newspapers should reflect the community’s mission, people, problems and hope. The newspaper is its voice and cheerleader.
    The preferred candidate has a degree in journalism, advertising or business. Must be willing to live in and volunteer in the community.
    Contact: Jeff Mayo, Publisher, jeffmayo@seqcotimes.com
  • Education/General Assignment Reporter

    City: Ardmore, Oklahoma
    Newspaper: Ardmoreite
    Salary: $25-30,000
    Job Description: The Ardmoreite, a multi-media award-winning information company in beautiful southern Oklahoma, has a full-time opening for an education/general assignment reporter. This position also is responsible for some support in daily page layout (we will train).
    The ideal candidate has a degree in journalism or related field, experience in In Design and Photoshop and some reporting experience - college newspapers count. Accuracy, time-management, organizational and people skills are also required to be successful in this position. This is a fast-paced environment that embraces quality journalism and offers a broad experience that includes digital and social media strategies.
    The Ardmoreite newsroom is a talented, diverse group of journalists who create a progressive and creative atmosphere. We offer a competitive salary, 401k and health insurance opportunities as well as paid time off.
    We are located in Ardmore, Oklahoma, which is on I35, equal-distance from Oklahoma City and Dallas. We cover five counties and our area offers great schools, medical care, recreational and cultural opportunities.
    Contact: Please send letter of interest, resume and writing and design clips to: Robby Short managing editor, c/o The Ardmoreite, 117 W. Broadway, Ardmore, OK, 73401 or email robby.short@ardmoreite.com with 'edu reporter’ in the subject line. EOE
  • Advertising Sales Manager

    City: Graham Texas
    Newspaper: Palo Pinto Community Media
    Job Description: Do You Love figuring out what makes people tick?
    We’re looking for you. Join our company as the next Advertising Sales Manger.
    The Advertising Sales Manager will have primary responsibility for leading and motivating our sales team of Media Consultants to achieve print and digital revenue goals.
    If you possess ambition, strong sales and coaching skills, keen customer focus, a talent for strategic thinking, and an interest in developing your career in the media industry, apply today.
    The Advertising Sales Manager develops and executes strategic objectives to drive revenue. He/she will oversee a team of Media Consultants in our Graham, Breckenridge, Onley and Jacksboro newspaper offices. Responsible for achieving department revenue and expense budget goals. This individual Provides training and sales direction to staff. Oversees creation as well as development of new projects for the newspapers. In the field coaching, four-legged sales calls with Media Consultants and customer contact are primary responsibilities.
    Palo Pinto Community Media is a local Texas based newspaper company based in Graham Texas. We have a history of success and this maybe the place for you to grow in your career. We off a competitive salary and incentive program. Full benefits including health and dental, expense reimbursement.
    Contact: Send your cover letter and resume to Gary Loftus, Publisher,
    Email publisher@grahamleader.com or mail to Graham Leader, P.O.Box 600, 620 Oak Street, Graham, Texas 76450. We are an equal opportunity employer.
  • Reporter/paginator

    City: Arkansas City, Kansas
    Newspaper: Arkansas City Traveler
    Job Description: Family owned, five-day a week newspaper in south-central Kansas seeks a reporter/paginator to cover hard news, features and help put pages together on Indesign. We welcome the experienced veteran who understands the watchdog and story-telling role of journalism, and also the eager beginner open to growing into a true news writer under the guidance of an experienced staff. Must be comfortable with social media and posting news to our digital platforms. Full-time benefits available.
    Contact: Send resume and clips to daseaton@arkcity.net, or mail to: David A. Seaton, Arkansas City Traveler, 200 East Fifth Avenue, Arkansas City, KS 67005. Phone (620) 442-4200 x122
  • Sports Editor

    City: Elk City, Oklahoma
    Newspaper: The Elk City Daily News
    Salary: Negotiable
    Job Description: The Elk City Daily News is seeking a sports editor. We're a fast-paced daily newspaper in western Oklahoma with a welcoming atmosphere and an emphasis on a job well done. While some experience in photography and Adobe CS is preferred, we're more than willing to train the right person. Combining small-town atmosphere with the convenience of nearby big-city amenities, Elk City is consistently ranked among Oklahoma's top communities.
    Contact: FPlease send resume to Larissa Copeland, Managing Editor, larissa@ecdailynews.com.
  • City Editor

    City: Paris, Texas
    Newspaper: The Paris News
    Job Description: If you want to be on the cutting edge of the daily challenge that is home-town in-your-face journalism, we have an opportunity for you.
    The publication is The Paris News. The opening is for city editor. The community is Paris, Texas and its environs.
    The successful candidate is a key member of the news team. Aspirants must be smart, savvy, community oriented and have a passion for local news. A background in newsroom skills, writing, editing and strong story planning with a desire to move into a leadership position to guide the staff in print and digital competency is essential to bring the news to this diverse and dynamic community six days a week.
    Paris is home of several major industries including Campbell Soup, Kimberly-Clark, J. Skinner Baking and Turner Industries, among others. The Paris News covers the news and events of Lamar County and surrounding counties including Choctaw County in Oklahoma.
    Knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop and fantastic social media skills are preferred.
    Contact: If you’re ready to step in and lead a dynamic news crew, send your resume and clips to connie.beard@theparisnews.com
  • News Reporter

    City: Atoka, OK
    Newspaper: Atoka County Times
    Job Description: 4,000 Circulation Weekly needs experienced News Reporter. Computer Skills Required.
    Contact: Send resume to Atoka County Times, rlinscott@atokaspeedynet.net

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