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  • Editor

    City:  Claremore, OK
    Newspaper:  Claremore Daily Progress
    Salary:  $35,000 DOE
    Job Description:  The Claremore (OK) Daily Progress seeks an experienced, digital-savvy top editor to lead its newsroom.
    Applicants need newsroom management background, versatile online and print journalism skills, and the ability to inspire and coach the newsroom staff to produce quality content for print and online.
    This is a hands-on position requiring initiative, imagination and sure-footed editorial and administrative judgment. The editor is responsible for all news and opinion content. The editor is also a key member of the senior management team.
    The Daily Progress is a five-day newspaper (no Monday and Sunday editions) that features website and mobile breaking news feeds daily.
    Claremore is a suburb of Tulsa in northeast Oklahoma. It is the Rogers County seat, site of Rogers State University and the home of Oklahoma’s “Favorite Son,” Will Rogers, the early 20th century humorist, entertainer and journalist.
    The Claremore Daily Progress is a member of the Community Newspaper Holdings Inc. (CNHI) group, a leading U.S. publisher of local news and information in print and online. We are an equal opportunity employer and offer competitive salary and benefits.
    Contact:  Interested candidates should apply online to publisher Kristy J. Geisler at publisher@claremoreprogress.com. Include a resume, a cover letter on why you believe you are qualified for the position, and samples of your journalistic work.

  • Sports Reporter/Editor

    City:  Weatherford, OK
    Newspaper:  Weatherford Daily News
    Salary:  Negotiable
    Job Description: We cover four schools and all of their sports. Applicants should have a love for covering high school and college sports and be experienced in photography, videography, InDesign, Photoshop and AP Style.
    Contact: Submit your resume and 3 examples of your work including photos to:
    Josh Burton at wdn@wdnonline.com

  • Circulation Manager

    City:  Paris, Texas
    Newspaper:  The Paris News
    Salary:  $30,000-$40,000
    Job Description:  Want to be part of a fast-growing company and help mark your mark on future growth? If so, The Paris News has the right position. A 8,000-six-day-a-week daily, The Paris News provides an outstanding opportunity for a circulation manager.
    Only 90 minutes from the Metroplex, Paris is vibrant, growing community uniquely situated between Dallas, Texarkana and Oklahoma. The right candidate understands the importance of community journalism, customer service, distribution models, as well as carrier relationships and development.
    The full-time position includes benefits, including health insurance, vacation and sick leave. A morning newspaper during Monday-Friday, and an AM on Sunday, hours are generally 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. for the position.
    Contact:  Send resume and references to J.D. Davidson, publisher, jdavidson@theparisnews.com, or call (256) 996-2238.

  • Sports Editor

    City:  Paris, Texas
    Newspaper:  The Paris News
    Salary:  $25,000-$30,000
    Job Description:  Want to be part of a fast-growing company in a rich sports environment? If so, The Paris News has the right position. A 8,000-six-day-a-week daily, The Paris News provides an outstanding community sports focus for the Red River Valley, covering high schools and colleges in Northeast Texas and Southeast Oklahoma. Only 90 minutes from the Metroplex, Paris is vibrant, growing community uniquely situated between Dallas, Texarkana and Oklahoma. The right candidate understands the importance of community journalism, the relationship between youth, prep, college and professional sports and have a keen ability to build strong relationships both inside and outside of the newspaper.
    A knowledge of InDesign, photography, AP style and strong organizational skills are a key in enhancing leadership for the entire newsroom, a two-person department, and a host of freelance writers and photographers.
    The full-time position includes benefits, including health insurance, vacation and sick leave. Hours naturally depend upon events to be covered.
    Contact:  Send resume, references and work samples to J.D. Davidson, publisher, jdavidson@theparisnews.com. Phone: 903-785-6970

  • Reporter

    City:  Lawton, OK
    Newspaper:  The Lawton Constitution
    Salary:  Negotiable
    Job Description:  The Lawton Constitution, a seven-day daily in Lawton, Okla., is looking for a reporter with good skills spearhead our coverage of arts and entertainment.
    Lawton, with a population of about 98,000, is the largest city in Southwest Oklahoma and has an active arts community, including two community theaters, an orchestra and several art galleries. It is the home of Cameron University, a four-year regional university with a variety of art and music programs.
    Contact:  Stephen Robertson, Managing Editor, srobertson@swoknews.com.

  • Sports reporter

    City:  Ardmore
    Newspaper:  Ardmoreite
    Job Description:  The Ardmoreite, a Sunday through Friday morning newspaper in southern Oklahoma, has an opening for a sports writer/paginator. The successful applicant will have demonstrated proficiency in producing lively, tight copy on deadline, a basic understanding of most sports and in-depth understanding of primary sports, is competent in photo taking, page design and layout, and has a genuine love of high school sports. Experience with InDesign, PhotoShop and some photography experience is desired. Ideally, you will also have a bachelor's degree in journalism and one to two years experience in your profession. The Ardmoreite is the main daily newspaper for southern Oklahoma, encompassing 16 different communities in five counties, all of which expect thorough and concise coverage of their local team. This is a full-time hourly position with opportunities for medical, dental, vision and retirement benefits.
    Contact:  Send your resume, references, five clips of your most recent stories plus any examples of page layout and photography to: The Ardmoreite, c/o Robby Short, Managing Editor, P.O.Box 1328, Ardmore OK 73401. Or e-mail to kim.benedict@ardmoreite.com and robby.short@ardmoreite.com with ‘sports writer’ in the subject line. The Ardmoreite is an equal opportunity employer and supports a drug-free work environment.

  • Advertising Sales

    City:  Bristow
    Newspaper:  Bristow News
    Salary Range:  DOE
    Job Description:  The Bristow News has an immediate opening for an advertising sales person. The ideal candidate will be energetic, outgoing and motivated to take the paper to the next level. Sales experience with a successful track record is a plus, but the right person with limited experience will be considered. We offer a generous hourly rate plus commission.
    Contact: If you have what it takes to close the deal, email a cover letter and resume to Managing Editor J. D. Meisner at jd.meisner@bristownews.com. No phone calls, please.

  • Editorial Staff

    City: Perry, Oklahoma

    Newspaper: Perry Daily Journal
    Salary: Determined by experience
    Job Description: Individual who is self-motivated, loves to write, enjoys people. Must be computer literate, knowledge of InDesign and Photoshop a plus.
    Contact:  Send resume to Managing Editor, PO Box 311, Perry, OK 73077.

  • Managing Editor

    City:  Elk City, Okla.
    Newspaper:  The Elk City News
    Salary:  Negotiable
    Job Description:  The Elk City News is seeking a managing editor to head its newsroom staff.
    The ideal candidate will have strong news judgment, excellent organizational skills and a desire to dive into an exciting community where there's always something to cover.
    Applicants must have prior experience with news writing and editing. Knowledge of page building software, including Adobe CS6, is preferred but not required.
    Contact:  Please submit resume and writing samples to, Larissa Copeland, Managing Editor, larissa@ecdailynews.com, or call (580) 225-3000.

  • Education reporter

    City:  Ardmore
    Newspaper:  Ardmoreite
    Salary:  Based on experience
    Job Description:  The Ardmoreite, a multi-media award-winning media 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 InDesign 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:  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

  • Outside Sales Representative

    City:  Durant OK
    Newspaper:  Durant Democrat
    Salary:  Salary + Commission
    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: Send resume to dkoenders@civitasmedia.com
    Address is 200 W Beech, Durant OK 74701
    580-634-2151

  • Sports Editor

    City:  McAlester
    Newspaper:  McAlester News-Capital
    Job Description:  The McAlester News-Capital located in the beautiful, rolling hills of southeastern Oklahoma is looking for a Sports Editor. Hosting a circulation of just over 4,800, the News-Capital enjoys geography perfect for anyone who loves the outdoors. Just moments away, water lovers can enjoy over 600 miles of shoreline at Lake Eufaula. Fishing, water sports and beautiful, relaxing sunsets are just a few of the natural luxuries we enjoy. McAlester and neighboring Krebs, Oklahoma is home to some of the finest, traditional Italian restaurants in the country.
     We're seeking a person who is confident and loves covering all sports. This person will be responsible for building relationships with coaches from all area schools. This person must be digitally savvy and be able to provide coverage for our portfolio of products including digital, print and specialty projects. Working knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop and NewsEdit Pro is a must. Pagination skills would be great. This person should be fearless, driven and willing to roll up their sleeves to provide news and information to our community. They must have a stable, proven work history in the newspaper publishing industry and must have a clean driving record. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.
    Contact:  If this sounds intriguing and has peaked your interest, please send resume, creative cover letter and writing samples to amjohns@mcalesternews.com – Attn: Sports Editor. 

  • Editor

    City:  Ada
    Newspaper:  The Ada News
    Job Description:  The Ada News seeks an energetic, multimedia-experienced editor for our top newsroom position.
    The editor is responsible for overseeing a staff of six, with an emphasis on producing quality local news and editorial content for the five-day (Tuesday through Saturday) newspaper, seven-day website and related social media sites, and specialty publications, including a quarterly lifestyle magazine.
    Applicants need proven leadership skills and versatile journalism competencies in reporting, writing, editing, photography, video, design and pagination. Also essential is the ability to motivate and coach the staff to create a steady flow of enterprise content that matters to readers and the community.
    This is a hands-on position requiring initiative, imagination and keen news judgment. The editor is a key member of The Ada News senior management team and thus needs to be able to engage with the community, communicate clearly and make smart decisions.
    Ada is located in the rolling hills of southwestern Oklahoma and serves as the capital for the Chickasaw Nation. It is the seat of government for Pontotoc County as well as the site of East Central University. Ada is 80 miles southeast of Oklahoma City.
    The Ada News is a CNHI newspaper. Based in Montgomery, Alabama, CNHI is a leading U.S. publisher of local news and information. Its newspapers, websites and specialty publications serve communities in 23 states.
    Contact:  Interested candidates should email their resume, journalistic work examples and a cover letter on why they believe they are qualified for the editor’s position to Publisher Amy Johns at ajohns@theadanews.com.

  • Sports reporter

    City:  Ardmore
    Newspaper:  Ardmoreite
    Salary:  Based on experience
    Job Description:  The Ardmoreite, a Sunday through Friday morning newspaper in southern Oklahoma, has an opening for a sports writer/paginator. The successful applicant will have demonstrated proficiency in producing lively, tight copy on deadline, a basic understanding of most sports and in-depth understanding of primary sports, is competent in photo taking, page design and layout, and has a genuine love of high school sports. Experience with InDesign, PhotoShop and some photography experience is desired. Ideally, you will also have a bachelor's degree in journalism and one to two years experience in your profession. The Ardmoreite is the main daily newspaper for southern Oklahoma, encompassing 16 different communities in five counties, all of which expect thorough and concise coverage of their local team. This is a full-time hourly position with opportunities for medical, dental, vision and retirement benefits.
    Contact: Send your resume, references, five clips of your most recent stories plus any examples of page layout and photography to: The Ardmoreite, c/o Robby Short, Managing Editor, P.O.Box 1328, Ardmore OK 73401. Or e-mail to kim.benedict@ardmoreite.com and robby.short@ardmoreite.com with ‘sports writer’ in the subject line. The Ardmoreite is an equal opportunity employer and supports a drug-free work environment.

  • Sports Editor

    City:  Sallisaw
    Newspaper:  Sequoyah County Times
    Salary:  Negotiable
    Job Description:  The Sequoyah County Times is seeking an avid sports fan to cover high school sports in the heart of Oklahoma's Green Country. The ideal candidate will have a true passion for high school sports.
    With an emphasis on the human element rather than just the stat line, the Sports Editor is responsible for interviewing coaches and student-athletes, attending games up to four times per week, writing game recaps and feature stories, photographing games, designing pages and special sections and other duties as assigned.
    Due to the high school sports schedule, some nights and weekends are required in this fast-paced position. Creativity, a willingness to work with people of all kinds and a strong writing background are required.
    The Sequoyah County Times is one of seven weekly newspapers published by Cookson Hills Publishers, Inc. in Eastern Oklahoma. We offer competitive pay and benefits.
    Contact:  Please email your resume and clips to jeffmayo@seqcotimes.com.

  • Publisher/Advertising Director

    City:  Weatherford, TX
    Newspaper:  Weatherford Democrat
    Job Description:  The Weatherford Democrat seeks a forward-thinking newspaper professional to lead its team and its sister publication, the Mineral Wells Index, in north Texas.
    Our publisher/advertising director must be knowledgeable about all newspaper departments, with an emphasis on sales management, and have a solid track record in driving revenue, effective expense management and growing the bottom line. We expect a skilled leader with the ability to create and execute a multiplatform sales strategy that covers print, niche publications, websites and mobile products.
    The Weatherford Democrat is a 3,200-circulation, five-day newspaper, and the Mineral Wells Index is a 2,400-circulation, weekly newspaper. In addition to the newspapers, this person will oversee a community magazine, a variety of niche publications and a portfolio of digital products.
    Weatherford is the county seat for Parker County and part of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Mineral Wells is a neighboring community just 20 miles west of Weatherford. The area is home to Weatherford College and offers a range of recreational opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast, including camping, hiking and swimming. Known for its community and family oriented way of life, Weatherford is one of the premier places to live in north Texas.
    The Weatherford Democrat and the Mineral Wells Index are CNHI newspapers. Based in Montgomery, Alabama, CNHI is a leading publisher of local news and information. Its newspapers, websites and specialty publications serve communities in 23 states.
    Contact: Interested candidates should send their resume, a cover letter explaining why they are qualified for the position and salary requirements to CNHI Human Resources at resumes@cnhi.com

  • Editor

    City: Depends on need. All of our papers are located in northwest Oklahoma
    Salary: Negotiable depending upon experience and education
    Job Description: Trail Miller Co. LLC is looking for a hard working dependable team player to be our next editor for one of the the company's four weekly newspapers (The Hennessey Clipper, The Okeene Record, The Canton Times and The Dewey County Record). The editor will be responsible for reporting on all aspects of our local communities including hard news, features, enterprise stories and investigative pieces. In addition the position will require some copy editing and pagination work as well as work with our local advertisers. Qualified candidates should have a degree in journalism/mass communications or a related field. Preference will be given to those with experience in reporting and editing pursuant to AP style guidelines as well as those that possess experience with Adobe Creative Suite software including InDesign and Photoshop. Our company is looking to expand and we want to find a team player that can help us achieve our goals.
    Contact: Interested applicants should submit a resume and professional writing clips to Managing Publisher William Carroll at trailmiller@pldi.net. No phone calls please.

  • Full-Time News Reporter

    City:  Oklahoma City
    Newspaper:  Oklahoma Gazette
    Salary:  negotiable/competitive
    Job Description:  Oklahoma Gazette, the state’s largest independently owned news publication, is hiring a talented and motivated full-time reporter.
    We’re hiring an experienced, full-time reporter with a passion for investigative and enterprise news and community journalism.
    Founded in 1979, the Gazette is metro Oklahoma City’s fiercely local arts and entertainment authority. The Gazette earned Society of Professional Journalists Oklahoma Professional Chapter’s 2017 “Best of the Best” award in the large market category, which includes news publications with circulation over 25,000.
    FULL-TIME STAFF REPORTER:
    • Help generate story visualizations/photo follow-through
    • General assignment news
    • Enterprise reporting
    • Investigative reporting
    • Flat-checking and page proofing
    • Editing as needed
    • Generating story ideas and photo assignments
    • City hall/city government
    • Political reporting
    • News features and human interest news and life features
    • Collaborate with editors and reporters
    • Story management and other duties as needed
    • Proficient in AP and local style
    • Journalism degree or equivalent
    • At least two to five years experience in news reporting and deadline management or equivalent
    Contact:  Please send a cover letter, resume and at least five writing samples to Marian Harrison at mharrison@okgazette.com.

  • Freelance Reporters

    City:  Oklahoma City
    Newspaper:  Oklahoma Gazette
    Job Description:  Oklahoma Gazette, the state’s largest independently owned news publication, is seeking talented and motivated freelance reporters.
    We’re seeking experienced freelance reporters with a passion for investigative and enterprise news, community journalism, food and drink and arts and entertainment reporting and knowledge of the greater Oklahoma City metro area.
    Founded in 1979, the Gazette is metro Oklahoma City’s fiercely local arts and entertainment authority. The Gazette earned Society of Professional Journalists Oklahoma Professional Chapter’s 2017 “Best of the Best” award in the large market category, which includes news publications with circulation over 25,000.
    FREELANCE OPPORTUNITIES:
    • Food and drink features, trend stories, reviews, human interest features
    • Craft beer scene and business development
    • News features and human-interest news and life features
    • Performing and visual arts reporting
    • Comedy and music
    • General assignment news
    • Enterprise reporting
    • Investigative reporting
    • City hall/city government
    • Political reporting

    FREELANCE SKILLS:
    • Experienced in sourcing and interviewing
    • Meets or beats deadlines
    • Passion for accuracy and thoroughness
    • Generating story ideas and photo assignments
    • Generate story visualizations/photo follow-through
    • Collaborate with editors and reporters
    • Proficient in AP and local style
    • Journalism degree or equivalent experience
    • At least two to five years experience in news reporting and deadline management or equivalent
    • Knowledgable of greater Oklahoma City metro area, its demographics and interests
    Contact:  Please send a cover letter, resume and at least five writing samples to Marian Harrison at mharrison@okgazette.com.

  • Investigative Reporter

    City:  Norman or Oklahoma City
    Newspaper:  Oklahoma Watch
    Salary:  Competitive
    Job Description:  Oklahoma Watch, a nonprofit investigative news organization, is seeking a reporter who can develop ground-breaking, watchdog reports on a variety of subjects, including criminal justice, state government, health care and human-service needs. The position is to be based at our offices at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, although a location in Oklahoma City would be considered. The reporter should have at least five years of reporting experience and an ability to dig for and produce powerful exclusives, write with clarity about complex issues, and cultivate sources who provide the inside story. He or she should be adept at tackling long-form stories and acquiring and analyzing data. Aggressively pursuing documents through open-records requests is a must. The reporter should possess an incredible curiosity, smart news judgment and a strong work ethic.
    Taking photos and simple video, recording audio and live-tweeting will be part of the job.
    Oklahoma Watch is a nonpartisan publication that focuses public-policy issues, including education, criminal justice, corrections, physical and mental health, government, public money and poverty.
    Contact Information:  The following should be sent to David Fritze, executive editor, at dfritze@oklahomawatch.org.
    -Cover letter.
    -Resume
    -At least 10 samples of your work, in available links or PDF.
    -References.

  • News editor

    City:  Ardmore
    Newspaper:  Ardmoreite
    Salary:  Based on experience
    Job Description:  The Ardmoreite, a multi-media award-winning information company in beautiful southern Oklahoma, is seeking a dynamic news editor to join our team.
    The news editor is responsible for reporting on all aspects of our local communities including hard news, features, enterprise stories and investigative pieces, primarily from the cops and crimes beat but including lifestyles, entertainment and breaking news. In addition, the position will require some copy editing and pagination work. AP style is a must. The ideal candidate has a degree in journalism or related field, experience in InDesign and Photoshop and a minimum of three years of newsroom experience. 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, equi-distance from Oklahoma City and Dallas. We cover five counties and our area offers great schools, medical care, recreational and cultural opportunities.
    Contact Information:  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 to robby.short@ardmoreite.com and kim.benedict@ardmoreite.com with ‘news editor’ in the subject line. EOE 

  • Advertising Salesperson

    City:  Yukon
    Newspaper:  Yukon Review
    Job Description:  The Yukon Review is looking for a full time Advertising Salesperson. The position calls for an outgoing, self-motivated individual available to work during normal business hours to work with owners to sell advertisements that will best represent their company. Applicants must be willing to meet new people and positively represent the paper throughout the community on a daily basis. They must also meet deadlines and achieve monthly sales goals.
    Contact:  Send resume and cover letter to andrea@theyukonreview.com.

  • General Manager

    City:  West Plains, MO
    Newspaper:  Phillips Media Group
    Salary:  negotiable
    Job Description:  Seeking General Manager for Missouri daily
    The West Plains Daily Quill, in West Plains, Missouri, is now accepting applications for the position of General Manager. The award-winning Quill is the newspaper of record for Howell County and has served this community since 1903. We are seeking a hands-on professional with the leadership skills to guide a veteran staff and publish the region’s local newspaper in an excellent manner. The successful candidate will have knowledge of advertising and/or newsroom operations, social media and the Internet. The compensation package includes a competitive salary and bonus. A benefit package is also available. Please send your resume with a cover letter to publisher jim Perry, jimp@phillipsmedia.com. The Quill is an equal opportunity employer.
    Contact Information:  JIM PERRY, Publisher, Harrison Daily Times & West Plains Daily Quill
    Phillips Media Group, LLC, jimp@phillipsmedia.com 870-743-0624

  • Marketing Representative

    City:  Reid Newspapers
    Newspaper:  Reid Newspapers Oklahoma
    Salary:  Negotiable Plus Commission
    Job Description:  Reid Newspapers with seven locations across Oklahoma is accepting applications for Marketing Representatives to facilitate newspaper advertising sales with area retailers. Salary plus benefits.
    Contact:  Email Phillip Reid, Phillip@PhillipReid.net

  • Editor

    City: Mustang, OK
    Newspaper: Mustang Times
    Salary: Negotiable based on experience
    Job Description:  The Mustang Times is an award-winning weekly newspaper in Canadian County, just minutes from downtown Oklahoma City. If you've got a passion for producing community journalism at its finest, we want to talk to you. The editor will be in charge of all news, features and sports content for the Mustang Times. Duties will include writing, layout, editing free-lance content and working with production personnel to publish the weekly newspaper. The candidate should be familiar and comfortable with multimedia, AP style, Adobe CS, Microsoft Office Suite and able to take direction. This full-time position offers a negotiable salary with health benefits and a 401(k) plan.
    Contact:  Please send resume to Steven Kizziar at mustangpublisher@sbcglobal.net or fax to 405-376-3565

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