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  • Enterprise Editor

    City: Norman
    Newspaper:  Oklahoma Watch
    Salary:  Competitive
    Job Description:  Oklahoma Watch, a nonprofit media organization, is seeking an enterprise editor to manage a small but growing team of reporters and contract journalists to produce investigative stories on critical issues in Oklahoma.
    Oklahoma Watch is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that publishes stories on its website (oklahomawatch.org) and distributes content to about 100 news outlets around the state. 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.
    The enterprise editor should have a passion for hard-edged watchdog journalism that holds government and leaders accountable. Our goal is to dig beneath the surface of issues of public importance, expose problems and trends, and reveal underlying causes and possible solutions. Oklahoma Watch is nonpartisan and strives to be fair, balanced, accurate and comprehensive.
    The editor will take a lead in expanding our use of video, audio, data and social media tools to tell stories, and will be expected to assist with reporting on a limited basis.
    The position will be based at Oklahoma Watch’s main offices in Norman – in the University of Oklahoma’s Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication. Salary and benefits are competitive.
    Contact:  The following should be sent to David Fritze, executive editor, at dfritze@oklahomawatch.org.
    -Cover letter.
    -Resume
    -At least 10 samples of your editing and reporting work, in links or PDF form.
    -References.

  • Staff Writer/Copy Editor

    City: Okeene
    Salary: Negotiable Dependant Upon Experience and/or Education
    Job Description: Trail Miller Co., LLC is looking for a hard working dependable community supportive team player to write and edit for the company’s four weekly newspapers (The Hennessey Clipper, The Okeene Record, The Canton Times, The Dewey County Record-Seiling). The candidate will be responsible for reporting hard news and writing features, as well as well-researched enterprise pieces. In addition the position may require some copy editing and layout responsibilities one to two days per week. A qualified candidate must either hold a degree in journalism or mass communication and/or a related field or possess at least 3 years equivalent experience. He or she must be proficient in grammar, spelling, punctuation, and AP style reporting and editing, Adobe InDesign and Photoshop software. Applicant may live anywhere in the general vicinity of any of the four company owned newspapers but will likely office out of Okeene, Oklahoma. Position is available immediately but applications must be submitted by no later than December 15, 2016 and the applicant if hired would begin no later than Monday January 2nd 2017.
    Contact: Please e-mail resumes with references to bcpub@pldi.net and cc a copy to paul@pandrherefords.com or for questions call Paul Laubach at (580) 822-5089.

  • Managing Publisher

    City: Okeene
    Salary: 30K plus benefits Job
    Description: Trail Miller Co., LLC is looking for a hard working independent community supportive team player to manage the company’s four weekly newspapers (The Hennessey Clipper, The Okeene Record, The Canton Times, The Dewey County Record-Seiling) and all of the day to day responsibilities, including but not limited to, overseeing all employees as it relates to reporting, editing, layout, advertising sales, circulation, distribution, public relations and more. A qualified candidate must either hold a degree in journalism or mass communication and/or a related field or possess at least 10 years equivalent experience. He or she must be proficient in grammar, spelling, punctuation, and AP style reporting and editing, Adobe InDesign and Photoshop software, advertising and marketing strategies, and more. Applicant may live anywhere in the general vicinity of any of the four company owned newspapers but will likely office out of Okeene, Oklahoma. Position is available immediately but applications must be submitted by no later than December 15, 2016 and the applicant if hired would begin no later than Monday January 2nd 2017.
    Contact: Please e-mail resumes with references to bcpub@pldi.net and cc a copy to paul@pandrherefords.com or for questions call Paul Laubach at (580) 822-5089.

  • Staff Writer

    City:  Tahlequah
    Newspaper:  Tahlequah Daily Press/CNHI
    Salary:  Negotiable
    Job Description:  The TAHLEQUAH DAILY PRESS is looking for an energetic, community-oriented team player to join our award-winning news staff. You’ll be part of a team that is well-respected in the newspaper industry, with combined experience of more than 100 years. Tahlequah is a beautiful, eclectic and growing town in Cherokee County, in the foothills of the Ozarks, with something for everyone; it’s home to the Cherokee Nation, Northeastern State University, two lakes and a scenic river. The successful candidate will have a degree (or extensive coursework) in journalism or a related field, or experience writing for a newspaper. He or she must be proficient in grammar, spelling, punctuation, and AP style; must be familiar with media law; and must be committed to objectivity, accuracy, and diligence. Both hard news and features will be part of the job, as well as well-researched enterprise pieces. Must have some experience in photography; familiarity with Mac computers, and especially the NewsEditPro system, a plus. This is an ideal position for a committed entry-level journalist who would like to be mentored by professionals in the field, or a seasoned journalist looking for laid-back community that is nevertheless a place where lively and diverse news stories are always brewing.
    Contact: Email Executive Editor Kim Poindexter, kpoindexter@cnhi.com, with resumes and examples of work. Pay commensurate with experience; excellent benefits available.

  • Advertising Account Manager

    City: Oklahoma City
    Newspaper: The Journal Record
    Job Description: The Journal Record, an award-winning daily general business and legal news source in Oklahoma City, has an opening for an experienced, strategic, innovative, and results-oriented Account Manager. This opportunity is for a candidate who has a keen understanding of digital and print advertising sales and a strong understanding of audience-based selling. Knowledge and experience in executing successful sales strategies across multiple platforms, including: print, digital (SEO/SEM, social media, display, email marketing, video), event sponsorships and specialty publications is required.
    The ideal candidate must have a proven track record of meeting a monthly sales budget through smart prospecting, in-person appointments, needs based selling techniques, strong closing skills and the ability to multi-task successfully. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are a must. We are seeking candidates with 1-5 years of B2B sales success.
    The Journal Record is part of BridgeTower Media headquartered in Minneapolis, MN.
    Contact: Please send your resume' with a cover letter to: anne.richard@journalrecord.com

  • Mailroom Inserter

    City:  Durant, OK
    Newspaper: Durant Democrat
    Salary:  8.50/hr
    Job Description:  Hours 6pm-12am
    Contact:  Durant Democrat, 200 W Beech St, Durant, OK 74701 to Renae Densmore, Circulation Manager

  • Pressroom Apprentice

    City:  Durant, OK
    Newspaper:  Durant Democrat
    Job Description:  Full time position 5pm to 12am experience preferred but not required.
    Contact:  Apply in person 200 W Beech, Durant, OK 74701 to Dan Ballew

  • Editor

    City:  Miami, OK
    Newspaper:  Miami News-Record
    Job Description:  The Miami News-Record a daily, serving the historic and great community of Miami, Oklahoma is looking for an editor.
    We're looking for a hands-on managing editor who can lead by example, motivate a strong news team and bring innovation, enthusiasm and organization to the newsroom. We expect our managing editor to put readers and the community first.
    The successful candidate will supervise the planning, editing and production of all content (Digital, print and Multimedia Production). Lead regular staff meetings, making sure we address reader interests. Monitor story selection, editing, layout and pagination of local, features, and wire pages. Must be able to look beyond agenda items to generate daily and enterprise stories, integrate photography and solid presentation planning into the news report, and who can work as part of a management team.
    Career accomplishments at small dailies or robust weeklies, some management experience is preferred.
    Compensation is competitive. Benefits package includes medical, vacation, and 401k.
    Contact:  Please send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: Cheryl Franklin, Publisher, @ cfranklin@gatehousemedia.com.

  • Advertising Sales Rep

    City:  Bristow, OK
    Newspaper:  Bristow News
    Job Description:  Bristow News is looking for an energetic self-starter to join our advertising sales team in Bristow, Okla. Sales experience is useful, but not required. A people-friendly attitude and an organized, fast-moving approach to the workday are a must. Come join our team in a growing market!
    Contact:  Send a cover letter and resume to jd.meisner@bristownews.com; or mail to Bristow News, 112 W 6th Ave., Bristow, OK 74010

  • Circulation Manager

    City:  El Dorado, Arkansas
    Newspaper:  El road News-Times
    Salary:  $35,000 to $40,000
    Job Description:  The El Dorado News-Times, a community daily newspaper located in South Arkansas is seeking an experienced leader to manage and direct our circulation and distribution operations.
    We are looking for someone to roll up their sleeves and be proactive in developing plans and strategies to grow our home delivery and single copy numbers.
    El Dorado is one of the most exciting places to be in Arkansas right now with a vibrant downtown, thriving arts scene and well known world class entertainment coming our way.
    The city currently has an entertainment district underway that will feature a live performance amphitheater, as well as two indoor live entertainment venues. Also, part of the plan calls for an art gallery and children’s outdoor play area.
    Two brand new hotels are under construction, with a third on the way. Simply put — there’s a lot going on in El Dorado and that means much to report on which translates into well received quality newspapers produced every day.
    For a town of just under 20,000 people, it’s an impressive place with a couple of Fortune 500 companies located here. We are looking for someone who knows how to translate all these assets into circulation growth.
    You will have a front office staff of four to work with and a good crew in the mailroom for distribution support. All we need is a person ready to lead and direct them to success.
    We offer competitive compensation including bonus opportunities, paid vacation, paid holidays, 401-k, group insurance and profit sharing.
    Contact: If you believe you are that person write me a letter telling me why and include your resume. Email them to Ronnie Bell at rbell@eldoradonews.com or send via U.S. Mail to Ronnie Bell, El Dorado News-Times, P.O. Box 912, El Dorado, AR 71731.

  • Advertising Sales Rep

    City:  Durant, OK
    Newspaper:  Durant Democrat
    Job Description:  Ability to nurture existing and new client relationships with creative media solutions. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to multitask and stay organized in a fast paced environment. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
    Contact:  Denny Koenders, Publisher, dkoenders@civitasmedia.com, 580-634-2152, 200 W. Beech Street, Durant, OK 74701

  • Advertising Sales Representative

    City:  Tahlequah, OK
    Newspaper:  Tahlequah Daily Press
    Salary:  salary plus commission
    Job Description:  The Tahlequah Daily Press is looking for a dynamic, self-motivated outside sales representative for our advertising sales team. The qualified candidate will be responsible for selling advertising products in the Tahlequah, Muskogee area. Responsibilities include prospecting and selling new advertisers, creating spec ads, selling print, online, niche pubs, inserts, post it notes, and other customer printed products. Will perform daily tasks within a team environment to achieve individual and team goals and provide outstanding customer service to internal and external customers as well as work with other team members to find customer driven solutions.
    This position requires a minimum of 2 years of successful sales experience, ability to work in a team environment, effective verbal and written communication skills, excellent organizational skills and the ability to work under the pressure of multiple deadlines and assignments, Experience in selling targeted print products a plus.
    Must have current drivers license and insurance.
    Contact:  Please send your resume to Brent Powers at bpowers@joplinglobe.com with the phrase "Outside Sales Rep" in the subject line. Please send via email only. No phone calls.

  • Managing Editor

    City:  Oklahoma City
    Newspaper:  Sooner Catholic
    Job Description:  The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City is seeking a managing editor for its newspaper, the Sooner Catholic. The full-time position is responsible for management of freelance writers, bulletin communication, e-newsletters, issue design and layout, and invoicing. Bachelor’s degree required; experience with InDesign, Adobe Suite and layout preferred. Bilingual a plus.
    Contact:  Send resume to Nancy Largent at nlargent@archokc.org. Applications available at the Catholic Pastoral Center, 7501 Northwest Expressway, OKC.

  • News Reporter

    City:  Claremore, Okla
    Newspaper:  Claremore Daily Progress
    Job Description:  We are seeking an enterprising journalist to join our team at the Claremore Daily Progress and claremoreprogress.com in Claremore, Okla. We are looking for someone who can consistently produce thorough, well-written stories in print and online on topics ranging from breaking news to local government and human-interest features.
    Contact: Please send a resume and cover letter, along with samples of your work, to jdilmore@claremoreprogress.com or mail to: P.O. Box 248, Claremore, OK 74018, Attention: Publisher.

  • Reporter

    City:  Oklahoma City
    Newspaper:  Capitol News Now
    Salary:  Negotiable
    Job Description:  Statewide news organization seeks energetic, hardworking candidates for state capitol reporting team.Related exp, journalism or poli-sci degree a plus. Duties include covering state agency, legislative meetings, and press conferences. Must have ability to develop leads, cover spot news, develop story ideas, & create features. Occasional evenings reqd.  (www.ecapitol.net) News briefs posted on Facebook.
    Contact:  Send cover letter, resume, writing samples and salary requirements to the referenced contact. linda@ecapitol.net

  • Newsroom Assistant

    City: Oklahoma City  
    Newspaper: eCapitol / Capitol News Now  
    Salary: Negotiable  
    Job Description: Statewide capitol news service seeks energetic, hardworking candidate for newsroom assistant position. Perfect job for recent journalism or poli-sci grad. Excellent typing, MSWord, Excel and organization skills required.  
    Contact: Please submit resume, cover letter and salary requirements to the referenced contact. linda@ecapitol.net

  • Business Manager

    City:  Reid Newspapers
    Newspaper:  Weatherford, Perry, Vinita, Grand Lake, OKC
    Salary:  You choose
    Job Description:  Reid Newspapers, a family owned newspaper group in Oklahoma, is accepting applications from Business-Minded individuals who want to be part of a quickly growing media company. We're not looking for just Journalists, we're looking for business leaders who love a challenge and enjoy being rewarded. Sound interesting? Email us your resume and inquiries.
    Contact Information:  Phillip Reid Reid Newspapers, Inc. phillip@phillipreid.net

  • Editor-General Manager

    Job Description: We seek an editor-general manager for our community daily in North Texas. Applicants need experience in digital and print journalism, and management-leadership skills to oversee the paper’s day-to-day general operations. The editor-general manager reports directly to the publisher and is responsible for news and opinion content as well as editorial production, including design and pagination. The person must be passionate about local news and possess the ability to train and coach the news staff in print and online reporting, writing, editing and photo-video skills. The editor-general manager is a key member of the senior management team and thus must be able to communicate clearly, contribute to the overall success of the paper and make smart decisions.  
    Contact: Interested candidates should send a detailed resume, journalistic work examples and a cover letter on why they believe they are qualified for the editor-general manager position to ntxnews@gmail.com.

  • Sports Editor

    City:  Sallisaw, OK
    Newspaper:  Sequoyah County Times
    Salary:  Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include partially-paid health insurance, mileage, cell phone reimbursement and two weeks’ annual vacation.
    Job Description:  The Sequoyah County Times is an award-winning, twice-weekly newspaper that covers eight high schools in classes A to 4A. Our current sports editor has gone to the dark side and will become news editor of a paper in his home state of Missouri, leaving us in need of a qualified sports editor to cover our county.
    The position calls for using editorial judgment to write stories, take photos and layout sports pages using InDesign. Duties also include updating our website. As sports editor of the Sequoyah County Times, you decide what to publish and how many pages you need. We are interested in eye-pleasing design and stories with insight and analysis along with stats. Cookson Hills Publishers, Inc., a family-owned company publishes seven newspapers in McIntosh, Okmulgee and Sequoyah Counties.
    Contact: Jeff Mayo, Publisher, jeffmayo@seqcotimes.com

  • Dual Role / Director of Audience Development

    City:  McAlester/Ada
    Newspaper:  CNHI/McAlester News-Capital/The Ada News
    Salary:  Negotiable
    Job Description:  The McAlester News-Capital along with The Ada News is seeking an energetic newspaper professional, with a proven track record, to lead its audience and distribution team.
    The McAlester News-Capital is a five-day newspaper with a circulation of 4,700 daily and 5,200 on Sunday. In addition to the newspaper, we publish a quarterly magazine, a weekly TMC product, niche publications and a website, www.mcalesternews.com. The Ada News is a five-day newspaper with a circulation of 5,200 daily and 6,100 on Sunday. In addition, there is a quarterly lifestyle magazine and a weekly shopper, and a website www.theadanews.com.
    The director manages all aspects of marketing and distribution, including home delivery, single copy, digital subscriptions, niche products, and sales and retention for the daily newspaper.
    Our director is an integral member of the McAlester News-Capital/Ada News senior leadership team, with a voice in strategic initiatives. Candidates must be results-oriented, possess a creative approach to audience development and have an unwavering commitment to customer service. This individual must demonstrate a positive style of leadership, set benchmarks and build our coverage.
    Candidates should have at least three years of audience development and sales experience, as well as an understanding of contractor relationships. The director must be familiar with the latest AAM guidelines, formally known as ABC, and have a working knowledge of computer software, including Microsoft Word and Excel.
    This position requires use of a personal vehicle, so an acceptable driving record and current driver’s license are required. Pre-employment criminal background and credit checks are also required.
    Located in Pittsburg and Pontotoc Counties, McAlester and Ada are located in the southeastern part of Oklahoma. Both areas offer all the amenities of a larger city while still maintaining its small town charm. They are known for a range of shopping opportunities – from antiques and boutiques to big-box stores – excellent parks and recreation, beautiful lakes and hiking trails, superb academics, and quality healthcare.
    We offer an excellent compensation package, including a competitive salary, bonus plans, paid vacation, 401(k), and medical, dental and vision insurance.
    Contact: Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to Publisher Amy Johns at amjohns@mcalesternews.com.

  • Sports Writer

    City:  Lawton, Okla.
    Newspaper:  Lawton Constitution
    Salary:  TBD according to experience level
    Job Description:  The Lawton Constitution, a family-owned daily newspaper in Lawton, Okla., seeks to hire a sports reporter to join a five-person staff and assist with a coverage area that includes 35 high schools, Cameron University (Division-II) athletics, University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University football, and the Oklahoma City Thunder. The primary focus of the position will be coverage of Lawton's three city high schools, Lawton High (6A), MacArthur (5A) and Eisenhower (5A).
    Recent college graduates are welcome to apply. We're looking for someone who’s a skilled storyteller, able to build solid working relationships in the community, and experienced in using social media to build an audience. Page design is a part of the job as well. We operate on Quark. Experience with this is preferred but not required.
    Lawton is a city of 100,000-plus people that’s a 90-minute drive from Oklahoma City and an hour drive from the University of Oklahoma in Norman. It’s home to Fort Sill, a short drive from the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge and scenic Medicine Park.
    Contact:  To apply, summarize your qualifications in a brief email to Joey Goodman, sports editor, at jgoodman@swoknews.com. Also CC sports writers akennedy@swoknews.com and tpalmateer@swoknews.com. Be sure to include links or attachments to five clips that demonstrate your talent and range, a cover letter, and resume.

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