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  • Page Designer

    City:  Weatherford, Oklahoma
    Newspaper:  Reid Newspapers-Weatherford Daily News
    Salary:  Negotiable
    Job Description:  The WDN is seeking a page designer candidate with both a creative eye for detail and vision to build creative pages. Experience using Abobe Creative Suite including InDesign and Photoshop to compose pages is required. An ideal candidate is someone who's adept at using both products and has experience designing newspapers and working under a daily deadline.
    Contact:  Please provide a résumé and sample clippings of your work to phillip@phillipreid.net.

  • Graphic Designer

    City:  Okmulgee, OK
    Newspaper:  Okmulgee Times
    Salary:  Negotiable
    Job Description:  We are looking for an inventive, creative designer to create compelling advertising, graphics and page layouts at our twice-weekly newspaper. Are you a self-motivated team player who can keep up with a fast-paced environment?
    Prefer experience of two years in graphic design. A background in advertising design, graphic design and/or promo experience preferred. Able to operate independently as your own art director, and production artist. Candidate must possess knowledge in Adobe Photoshop, Indesign, QuarkXPress, OpenOffice, & Gimp.
    Contact:  Jeff Mayo, Publisher. jeff@cookson.news

  • OU Student Media Advertising Adviser

    City:  Norman
    Newspaper:  University of Oklahoma
    Salary:  $48,000-$52,000
    Job Description:  OU Student Media's advertising and marketing adviser is a key part of the professional team backing up the student leaders of The Oklahoma Daily, OUDaily.com, Sooner yearbook, Crimson Quarterly magazine and a host of other publications and digital platforms. You'll coach our student sales and marketing teams, help them meet monthly sales goals, advise them on how to build our student media brands in the OU community and beyond.
    Contact:  Apply online at https://ou.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=162608&lang=en Contact Nick Jungman, director of student media, with any questions: 405-325-2521 or nickjungman@ou.edu.

  • Top Notch Sales Supervisor/Manager

    City: Tulsa, OK
    Newspaper: Tulsa World - BH Media Group
    Salary Range: TBE - Based on Skills/Experience - Very Competitive
    Job Description: We are adding to our Sales force, as our business is growing. We are looking for top notch Outside Sales Supervisors/Managers. Outside Sales Supervisor. Do you believe in products and services that grow businesses? Do you understand the power of marketing and can you communicate these benefits to customers? Are you a leader who inspires? Join our team. Extremely competitive salary and benefit packages.
    Contact: For more information and to apply online go to www.tulsaworld.com/site/outsidesalessupervisor.html

  • Reporter

    City:  Bristow
    Newspaper:  Bristow News
    Job Description:  The Bristow News, a twice-weekly newspaper in Bristow, Oklahoma, is seeking a full-time news reporter. Experience is preferred but we will be willing to train the right individual. The successful candidate must be willing to work a flexible schedule and will cover police and courts, local government, school boards, area events and write in-depth features. Digital SLR camera knowledge is a definite plus.
    Contact: Send cover letter and resume to jd.meisner@bristownews.com. No phone calls.

  • Part-time Reporter

    City: Mustang
    Newspaper:  Mustang Times
    Job Description:  The Mustang Times, an award-winning weekly newspaper in Canadian County just minutes from downtown Oklahoma City, is seeking a part time reporter. The candidate needs to be proficient in AP style, pay strong attention to detail and have an extensive knowledge of spelling and grammar. Photography is a plus. This position would be covering everything from business stories to sports stories. This position requires a valid driver’s license. It would be great for someone going to college.
    Contact:  Send resume to Steven Kizziar at mustangpublisher@sbcglobal.net or fax to 405-376-3565.

  • Reporter

    City:  Lawton
    Newspaper:  The Lawton Constitution
    Job Description:  Applicants should have basic reporting skills, including being able to interview and find sources, and be able to write both hard news and features. Photography and familiarity with AP style are pluses.
    Contact:  Stephen Robertson, The Lawton Constitution, srobertson@swoknews.com 
    580-583-0715

  • Reporter

    City:  McAlester
    Newspaper:  CNHI/McAlester News-Capital
    Job Description:  Reporting position in a great newsroom
    The McAlester News-Capital is accepting applications for a general assignment reporter for its award-winning newsroom in southeast Oklahoma.
    The News-Capital is a top-notch newspaper and a 2016 recipient of one of journalism’s highest honors: the Sigma Delta Chi award for public service journalism. We are also a great place to work: our newsroom is positive, constructive and supportive. It is a great place for journalists.
    The general assignment position constitutes a rare opening on our newsroom reporting staff. We have turned away from traditional beat structures in favor of the 'everyone is a general assignment reporter' approach. We are seeking a journalist with a diverse set of coverage skills. One day you might be covering the oil field sector. The next day, economic development. The day after that? Cops and courts followed by a heart-warming feature.
    It is a general assignment position in every sense of the word.
    This reporter will also need to be comfortable on investigative projects, asking tough questions and tackling the stories that are difficult but which, over the long haul, make a difference in our community.
    The reporter must be skilled in digital journalism and social media. We prefer a candidate with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and prior newsroom work experience but applicants with related educational backgrounds or work experiences will be considered.
    If you are talented, a hard worker and believe journalism is your chance to make the world a better place, then we want to hear from you.
    Contact:  Send a cover letter, resume and writing samples to Executive Editor Glenn Puit at gpuit@mcalesternews.com. If you would like to follow up on your submission, contact Glenn directly at 918-421-2022.

  • Editor

    City:  Henryetta, Okla.
    Newspaper:  Henryetta Free-Lance
    Salary:  Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include partially-paid health insurance, cell phone reimbursement and two weeks’ annual vacation.
    Job Description:  The Henryetta Free-Lance, a twice-weekly newspaper serving southern Okmulgee County, seeks a news editor. This historic newspaper is making a huge comeback and we are in need of a qualified editor to be part of the team. The news editor is in charge of the editorial product produced by the Free-Lance. This includes writing and photography. Must know AP Style and want to cover a great community with good journalism. The editor leads a small team of a designer and front office person as well as a part-time salesperson. Our staff is looking to grow!
    Cookson Hills Publishers, Inc., a family-owned company publishes seven newspapers in McIntosh, Okmulgee and Sequoyah Counties.
    Contact:   Please email your resume' and clips to Jeff Mayo, publisher, at jeffmayo@seqcotimes.com.

  • Editor/General Manager

    City:  Gothenburg, Nebraska
    Newspaper:  Gothenburg Times
    Job Description:  Award-winning weekly newspaper in Gothenburg, Nebraska looking for an editor/general manager to deliver top-notch local coverage and manage staff. Candidates must have a thorough knowledge of news writing and editing for print. We can train for the general manager position. Candidates must have excellent leadership skills and the willingness to become part of an active community. A community newspaper background is essential.
    Contact:  Interested candidates should send a resume and work samples to Scott Wood at swood@ntin.net

  • Graphic Designer / Pre-press

    City:  Sallisaw, OK
    Newspaper:  Sequoyah County Times
    Salary:  Salary commensurate with experience
    Job Description:  The Sequoyah County Times is a twice-weekly newspaper with its own press. In addition to design and layout, this position will do pre-press work for our printing jobs. Work is Mon-Fri mainly in the daytime.
    We are looking for the following skills: Graphic design; Newspaper layout using InDesign; Special section, Magazine and other directory-type product layouts; Ability to juggle in a face-paced environment; Dedication to precision.
    Duties include (but not limited to): Front and inside page layout; Uploading to website; Placing PDFs for Pre-press (we use a CTP); Get some inside stories ready for print
    Cookson Hills Publishers, Inc., a family-owned company publishes seven newspapers in McIntosh, Okmulgee and Sequoyah Counties.
    Contact:  Jeff Mayo: jeffmayo@seqcotimes.com

  • Reporter

    City:  Bella Vista AR
    Newspaper:  Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
    Job Description:  The Weekly Vista in Bella Vista, Arkansas, is accepting applications for a general assignment reporter. The job begins immediately. Under general supervision, the employee will evaluate leads to develop stories; write clear and accurate news, features and sports stories; monitor police and fire communications systems to obtain story leads and respond accordingly; take photographs; and perform other duties as assigned. The successful candidate must understand the value of community newspapers and be enthusiastic about covering the news and features important to the people of Bella Vista. Only candidates with newspaper experience will be considered. This position requires a valid driver’s license and a driving record check and offers a full benefits package including 401K. EOE - Drug Free Workplace
    Contact:  To apply send resume with references to Weekly Vista Reporter, Northwest Arkansas Newspapers, PO Box 7, Springdale AR 72765 or e-mail: jobs@nwadg.com (put Vista Reporter in subject line).

  • Publisher

    City:  Guthrie Oklahoma
    Newspaper:  Guthrie News Leader - American Hometown Publishing
    Job Description:  Now Hiring a Publisher for the Guthrie News-Leader and Blackwell Journal Tribune. IF YOU WANT TO BE NUMBER ONE WE WANT TO TALK TO YOU.
    What You Must Have: Demonstrate outstanding customer service; Reputation for building an excellent, profitable business; Prior advertising sales experience preferred but not required.; Possess these skills: Outgoing, Fearless, Marketing and Promotion Minded; Enjoys being involved in the community; Likes a challenges and meets goals.; Insist and develops an excellence culture    
    What We Offer: Competitive salary with BONUS plan; Realistic and attainable monthly goals; Expense reimbursement; Excellent Benefit Package (including Health and retirement benefits); Paid time off; Growth opportunities - we are a growing company!; Rewarding Career and excellent team both locally and company-wide.    
    Key Responsibilities include:   The publisher is the executive officer of the Guthrie News Leader, an American Hometown Publishing Property and is responsible for the administrative and financial operations of the corporation, including primary responsibility for ensuring profitability and providing leadership and management of the team. The publisher is hired by and reports to the CEO and COO of AHP and is responsible for implementing resolutions, orders and goals of AHP.   The publisher leads the team and ensures accuracy and company policies and budgets are met for print, online and social media. The publisher is responsible for hiring the professional staff.  The publisher articulates the values and vision for the organization and is responsible for developing and keeping current the company's long-term strategic plan. The publisher is expected to understand and abide by all company policies and procedures, and applicable laws and regulations. The publisher has the ultimate responsibility for the profitability of the publications of the Guthrie News-Leader and Blackwell Journal Tribune. Additionally top-line responsibility and ensuring advertising and circulation revenue goals are achieved. Sets the publication’s overall direction (including editorial, marketing, circulation and sales); determines the target markets, personnel and production modes. Plans, organizes, directs and controls the resources for producing the publication, including setting the budget, allocating and controlling costs to met AHP standards and expectations. The publisher has the responsibility for marketing and promotion. Determines advertising and circulation rates and quotes for outside commercial jobs or other ancillary products. Completes financial reports on a weekly basis. Summarize any numerical facts and figures that are relevant to the scale and degree of activity of the job such as: Annualized financial data (e.g. costs/orders/sales/revenue budgets), People data (e.g. staff managed – direct and indirect), Other relevant statistics (e.g. projects managed / project costs), Completes a weekly update and a monthly publisher report, also referred to the MOR(monthly operating report). The Publisher is responsible to the corporate office for the profit of the Guthrie News-Leader and Blackwell Journal-Tribune and its group of products. The Publisher has a responsibility for the designated products and services and contributes to the overall company goal to grow the business in accordance with the company strategic plan. Staffing levels will be dependent on revenue and number of projects in the publisher’s budget. Publisher will monitor FTE levels to ensure they are in line with business needs.
    Contact:  Email: clarissa@americanhometownpublishing.com

  • Publisher

    City:  Center, Texas
    Newspaper:  The Light and Champion
    Job Description:  The Light and Champion, an award-winning semi-weekly community newspaper in Center, has an immediate opening and is interviewing candidates for a dynamic professional to take the helm as publisher and advertising director.
    Center is located in the East Texas Pineywoods.
    This position is responsible for all advertising related activities to include developing sales strategy, drive retail, digital and classified revenue, developing and making budget, sales reports and actively managing an account list. This position is responsible for revenue generation and profitability and the publisher will be expected to handle accounts and actively develop new business.
    This position will also oversee production, circulation, business operations and editorial. The publisher is expected to play an active and visible role in the community.
    Enthusiasm, great attitude, leadership, problem-solving, teamwork and people skills are a must! We offer a competitive salary, bonus opportunities, health, vacation and other benefits.
    Join a group of community newspapers that provides training and a family atmosphere. If you have a solid track record in newspaper advertising sales management, and strong industry references, we want to talk to you ASAP.
    Contact:  Please send your resume to jobs@granitepublications.com.

  • Circulation Manager

    City:  Temple, Texas
    Newspaper:  Temple Daily Telegram
    Job Description:  The Temple Daily Telegram, a family-owned newspaper, is looking for an energetic, experienced manager to lead our circulation and distribution departments.
    The circulation manager will provide leadership for all the department’s activities, including customer service, home delivery, single copy sales, promotion, circulation reporting and distribution. They will work with other managers as part of a collaborative team that is focused on serving our customers and our community. The ideal candidate will:
    • Be dedicated to providing exceptional customer service;
    • Be focused on sales and promotion – someone who wakes up every morning thinking of ways to grow our audience;
    • Have a thorough understanding of independent contractor relationships;
    • Have a thorough understanding of AAM (formerly ABC) guidelines and reporting;
    • Have a working knowledge of computer software including Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as circulation reporting systems; (Experience with Brainworks CircSmart software is a plus.)
    • Have excellent communications skills;
    • Have excellent math skills;
    • Be familiar with inserting and packaging equipment;
    • Be a hands-on manager with a positive attitude who leads by example.
    Temple is ideally located about an hour north of Austin in a growing area of Central Texas. It is a regional medical center, home to Baylor Scott & White Hospital, McLane Children’s Hospital, Olin E. Teague Veterans’ Medical Center, and Texas A&M Medical School. A low cost of living, excellent public and private schools, community colleges, universities, two large recreational lakes, dozens of parks and abundant shopping opportunities make the Temple area a great place to live, work and raise a family.
    Contact:  The Telegram, which has been owned by the same family for more than 86 years, offers a competitive salary and benefits package including company-paid health insurance. Candidates should send a cover letter and resume outlining their qualifications for the circulation manager’s position to: Temple Daily Telegram, Human Resources, P.O. Box 6114, Temple, Texas 76503 or by email hr@tdtnews.com

  • Lead Reporter

    City:  Duncan, Oklahoma
    Newspaper:  Duncan Banner
    Job Description:  The lead reporter is the second in command of a five-person newsroom. He or she will report directly to the News Editor. The job consists of writing for two beats, typically including city and crime. General assignment and sports reporting will also be needed upon request. Photography and design skills are a benefit, but not a requirement. The lead reporter will edit copy in addition to writing crisp and clean copy of their own. The Duncan Banner is a 5-day a week paper located 35 minutes east of Lawton and 75 minutes southwest of Oklahoma City. We produce a quarterly magazine in addition to the daily paper. The Duncan Banner is owned by Community Newspaper Holdings Inc., and offers full benefits along with vacation time, sick leave and 401K options. Candidates should have at least one year of newspaper writing and editing experience. Recent college graduates with college newspaper management experience will also be considered.
    Contact:  Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter and three clips to jbright@duncanbanner.com.

  • 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.

  • 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.
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