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  • Graphic Designer

    City: Yukon
    Newspaper: Yukon Review
    Job Description: The Yukon Review is looking for a Graphic Designer for page layout and ad design. Must have proficiency in Adobe InDesign. Experience with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop a plus. Must be able to juggle multiple deadlines and changing priorities. Must show demonstrated creativity and be a team-player.
    Contact: Please send resume with link to portfolio or samples to dsettle@yukonreview.net; jsettle@yukonreview.net.
  • Managing Editor

    City: Guymon
    Newspaper: Heritage Publications
    Salary: negotiable
    Job Description: Energetic editor sought to cover everything from government to schools, people to activities in the Oklahoma Panhandle. Join a young, ambitious staff that provides an award-winning product to our subscribers. We are a 6-day daily paper with a focus on local news. Excellent opportunity for those that want to make a difference. Looking for a person to become a part of our small community and build relationships with leaders of our town. Responsible for writing as well as some building of the paper. Indesign and Photoshop are definitely a plus. Please include writing clips and examples of page design with your resume.
    Contact: Allison Gipe, (580) 338-3355, publisher@guymondailyherald.com
  • Sports Reporter/Paginator

    City: Enid, Okla.
    Newspaper: Enid News & Eagle/EnidNews.com
    Job Description: The Enid News & Eagle is seeking a versatile sports reporter/paginator to join our veteran, award-winning sports team.
    The News & Eagle and EnidNews.com provide readers in northwest Oklahoma with coverage of the area’s vibrant sports scene.
    Primary coverage includes several area high schools, a local junior college and an active baseball scene that includes hosting the National Junior College World Series at one of the nation’s premier small-town baseball stadiums.
    Responsibilities would include covering a regular assigned beat that would involve not just writing game stories, but engaging features.
    The sports reporter should be comfortable and knowledgeable in using AP Style. This position also requires experience in pagination and a thorough knowledge of InDesign. Some experience with NewsEdit Pro and photography is helpful.
    Contact: If this sounds like you — and you are comfortable with working under deadline — please forward a resume with three journalism references and three samples of your work, including page design, to daver@enidnews.com.
  • Sports Copy Editor/Slot

    City: Tulsa, OK
    Newspaper: Tulsa World, BH Media Group
    Job Description: We're looking for an experienced copy editor who doesn't flinch in the fast-paced environment of sports journalism. We're the best at covering high schools; follow three Division I football programs and four Division 1 basketball programs; and continue to provide readers with a full plate of everything else that's happening in the sports world. Join our award-winning team as we work hard in a friendly environment.
    Contact: Susan Ellerbach, Executive Editor. susan.ellerbach@tulsaworld.com. 918 581-8329.
  • Breaking News Reporter

    City: Tulsa, OK
    Newspaper: Tulsa World, BH Media Group
    Job Description: We are looking for a reporter who knows how to move fast in a breaking news environment online, on social media and, eventually, in print. You'll chase crime stories, interview victims, cover events as they happen and work with a team of editors known to be the best. If you are a recent graduate, had a killer internship and/or have a few years experience at a smaller publication, we want to talk to you. Tulsa World is the No. 1 source for news in our region. Help us continue that tradition!
    Contact: Susan Ellerbach, Executive Editor. susan.ellerbach@tulsaworld.com. 918 581-8329
  • Business Reporter

    City: Tulsa, OK
    Newspaper: Tulsa World, BH Media Group
    Job Description: We have an immediate opening in our Business section for an aggressive reporter with previous experience covering finance, energy and other business-related topics. Business strength, economic development and philanthropy continue to make Tulsa a progressive city. We want to continue to be the best source for all related news. Tulsa World media organization is a growing, respected part of Oklahoma journalism. Join us as we continue this exciting journey!
    Contact: Susan Ellerbach, Executive Editor. susan.ellerbach@tulsaworld.com. 918 581-8329.
  • Sports editor/reporter

    City: Shawnee
    Newspaper: The Shawnee News-Star
    Job Description: The Shawnee News-Star is looking for a sports editor/reporter to cover local sports.
    The News-Star covers 13 area high schools and two local colleges. The candidate filling this position will be responsible for sports content with occasional help from stringers. In addition to using social media, the sports editor also is responsible for uploading sports content online.
    Candidates should have a college degree in journalism or equivalent sports reporting experience. Photography experience is also preferred.
    Contact: Please send resume and samples of work to Kimberly.morava@news-star.com.
  • Graphic Designer

    City: Stigler, Ok
    Newspaper: Stigler Printing
    Salary: Based on Experience
    Job Description: Stigler Printing is a family run printing company with over 45 employees specializing in graphic design, digital printing, wide format printing, offset printing and mailing services. We are currently experiencing strong growth in our graphic design department and are in need of an experienced graphic design artist with Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign skills. Web development and social media marketing experience is a plus. This person must be capable of working on small to large projects and effectively communicating with the art director, account manager and customer. This person must, must, must be able to work independently and require little oversight. We move at a fast pace and do not have time to micro manage anyone. We also don't have time for egos. We run a very chill environment and would like to keep it that way. If you get angry or become rigid when people critique your work PLEASE do not apply. If you understand the importance of pleasing the customer and occasionally putting aside your ego then you're probably a good fit. If your desire is to transform a client's vision of their company or product through your work please, please, please apply. Stigler Printing is a Mac-based operation with current software and hardware. We spare no expense when it comes to technology. If you need it we will buy it for you. Stigler, Oklahoma is located in beautiful Eastern Oklahoma between Lake Eufaula and Lake Kerr.
    Contact: Stigler Printing, 204 South Broadway, Stigler, Ok 74462, 918-967-8768, www.stiglerprinting.com
  • Sports writer or editor

    City: Miami, Oklahoma
    Newspaper: Miami News-Record
    Job Description: The Miami News-Record, a daily award winning newspaper in northeast Oklahoma is looking for a sports writer or potential sports editor to cover high school and college sports as well as non-traditional sports. Applicants must have a newspaper experience in sports writing, be able to edit copy, write headlines and post stories to our web sites. Applicants must also have a strong knowledge in social media.
    Contact: Send cover letter, resume and clips to managing editor jellis@miaminewsrecord.com 
  • Reporter

    City: Duncan, Ok
    Newspaper: Duncan Banner
    Job Description: The Duncan Banner, a five-day daily in southwest Oklahoma seeks an energetic candidate to fill an open reporter position.
    The ideal candidate is a self starter with writing and design experience This person will work with a team of reporters, editors and designers on the daily newspaper, quarterly magazine, website and various special sections.
    Candidates with professional writing clips are preferred, but recent college graduates with strong editorial backgrounds will be considered.
    Duties will include covering the cops and court beat, designing pages as assigned and completing tasks assigned by the news editor and publisher.
    We offer an excellent compensation package including a competitive salary, medical, dental and vision insurance, paid vacation and 401(k).
    Contact: Interested applicants should email Publisher James Bright at Jbright@duncanbanner.com
  • Advertising Sales Exec

    City: Guthrie
    Newspaper: Guthrie News Leaders
    Salary: Salary plus commission
    Job Description: Ad sales rep for the Guthrie News Leader to help our customers build their businesses and ours. Previous newspaper experience is not required, but you need to have some sales DNA and a hunger to succeed.
    Contact: Send resume to Jennifer Tennyson at jennifer@guthrienewsleader.com.
  • Page Designer

    City: Reid Newspapers in Oklahoma
    Newspaper: Reid Newspapers
    Job Description: Creativity and knowledge of PhotoShop and InDesign are a must for this position. Great family newspaper group with salary plus benefits. Email resume.
    Contact: Phillip Reid, Phillip@PhillipReid.net
  • News Reporter

    City: Weatherford, Oklahoma
    Newspaper: Reid Newspapers
    Job Description: If you have a passion for writing and covering local news then this is the position for you. Small town charm, progressive newspaper. Salary plus benefits. Email resume.
    Contact: Phillip Reid, phillip@phillipreid.net
  • Sports Editor

    City: Dimmitt, TX
    Newspaper: The Castro County News
    Job Description: Check this out! Immediate opening for an enthusiastic sports editor/reporter at The Castro County News in Dimmitt. Writing experience plus a love of the game essential. We’re a small newspaper team, so you’ll get broad experience in community journalism. Your social media skills will come in handy, and experience with pagination is a plus, but not required.
    Contact: Rush resumes to: brett@wespubco.com
  • Editor & Publisher

    City: Center, Texas
    Newspaper: The Light and Champion
    Job Description: EDITOR & PUBLISHER
    The Light & Champion is seeking an editor and publisher who can be a leader in both the newsroom and in the publisher’s chair.
    The Light & Champion is an award-winning semi-weekly newspaper in Shelby County, in the middle of the East Texas Piney Woods in Center, Texas, with a seven-person staff. We cover it all – the oil and gas industry, county and city government, schools, cops and courts, civic events and community happenings. If you've got a passion for producing community journalism at its finest, we want to talk to you.
    The successful applicant will directly be responsible for the editorial product – from planning to production, and assume a bevy of other responsibilities, including managing ad sales, bookkeeping and distribution, analyzing monthly financials and planning for the future. The person we hire will also be responsible for managing the ad sales staff with planning special sections, monitoring sales efforts and developing ideas turn to non-advertisers into regular ones.
    The company offers a competitive starting salary with opportunities for bonuses. You are eligible for health benefits, as well as vacation and sick/personal leave, after a probationary period. We are part of Granite Publications, a family of 19 community newspapers across Texas. Please feel free to visit www.lightandchampion.com or visit our Facebook fan page to read up on what's been happening in your new hometown.
    Contact: E-mail a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to brandi@granitepub.com.
  • Staff Writer

    City: Tahlequah
    Newspaper: Tahlequah Daily Press/CNHI
    Job Description: The TAHLEQUAH DAILY PRESS, an award-winning small newspaper in the beautiful Ozark foothills of Northeastern Oklahoma, is seeking a staff writer to join our experienced news team in mid-August. Surveys have listed Tahlequah as one of the best places in the country to live, with our river and lakes and breath-taking landscapes; our array of recreational and artistic venues; and our eclectic population. We're home to the Cherokee Nation and Northeastern State University, the fourth-largest university in the state. This year, we won sweepstakes in our circulation division of the OPA contest, and first place in general excellence in the AP contest, so TDP is a great place to start a media career, or to perfect your talents in an established one. The successful candidate will be an aggressive team player who is punctual, deadline-oriented, and has a taste for investigative reporting. Must be able to write crisp, lively copy in all venues – feature, news and enterprise. Must know how to use a camera and produce eye-catching photos. Familiarity with Mac computers preferred; page design experience helpful. Newspaper experience and/or a degree in journalism required. Salary commensurate with experience and skill set; good benefits package.
    Contact: Send resume, references and examples of work to Managing Editor Kim Poindexter at kpoindexter@cnhi.com. No phone calls.
  • Lead reporter

    City: Center, Texas
    Newspaper: The Center Light and Champion
    Salary: $25,000-$30,000
    Job Description: Are you passionate about good community journalism? If so, we’d like to talk to you. The Center Light and Champion is looking to hire a strong, lead reporter for our news department.
    The right candidate must be able to handle breaking news, produce daily content and adhere to deadlines. We’re looking for a strong storyteller to produce well-written articles and attention grabbing photographs.
    Experience is required. The right candidate will have AP style knowledge, photography and editing skills and be comfortable using social media.
    The Center Light and Champion is a semi-weekly newspaper located in Center, located in the East Texas Pineywoods. Center is the county seat of Shelby County.
    We’re looking for someone who will immerse themselves in the community and tell the stories that make Center and Shelby County what it is.
    Evening and weekend work is required. Must be reliable, hard working and a team player. Reliable transportation is a must.
    We offer a competitive starting salary. Benefits include health insurance, vacation and sick/personal leave, and the chance for advancement. Please feel free to visit www.lightandchampion.com or visit the newspaper’s Facebook fan page to read up on what's been happening in your new hometown.
    Contact: Please send your cover letter, resume and writing samples to Ashley@granitepub.com.
  • Sports/education reporter

    City: Elgin, Texas
    Newspaper: Elgin Courier
    Job Description: The Elgin Courier is looking for a sports and education reporter to help us take our coverage to the next level. The sports reporter is part of a two-person editorial team that covers a growing community approximately 30 miles east of Austin, Texas. We’re a copy-focused weekly newspaper that acts like a daily online. We need someone who can crank out top-quality articles covering Elgin ISD athletics, the positive stories that our young people create in our schools, school board meetings, and feature writing. Other responsibilities include photography, pagination, copy editing, photo editing, and social media use. The ideal candidate will have skills in InDesign, Quark, Photoshop, and Microsoft Office. We’re part of Granite Publications, a family-owned group of 23 community newspapers throughout Texas. We offer a competitive salary, health, vision, and dental insurance after 90 days, and look to hire people who can grow into larger roles in our company.
    Contact: Email a resume, two writing samples, and a cover letter to dan@elgincourier.com.
  • Sports/general assignments reporter

    City: Aransas Pass, Texas
    Newspaper: Aransas Pass Progress/ Ingleside Index
    Job Description: The Aransas Pass Progress and Ingleside Index are searching for a sports/general assignments reporter.
    Both newspapers are weekly, serving the cities of Aransas Pass, Ingleside and Ingleside On The Bay, and surrounding communities in the Coastal Bend region just north of Corpus Christi, Texas.
    We are looking for someone who is committed to covering local news and high school sports. Chief responsibilities involve reporting and photographing sports activities and news/community events, attending and reporting meetings (e.g. city council, county commissioners, school board, etc.), and writing feature stories for print and web.
    The reporter also will work with the editor to produce unique, engaging content for web and social media, and will assist in website maintenance on a weekly basis.
    The ideal candidate will produce sharp, engaging photojournalism and concise, accurate writing. The ideal candidate also will have a passion for sharing the personal stories of local community members.
    The Progress/Index team is friendly, fun, supportive and hard working. We are looking for someone who shares our enthusiasm for and long-standing commitment to quality community journalism.
    We’re looking for someone with experience. Requirements include high school diploma/GED, exceptional written/verbal communication skills and basic computer skills.
    The ideal candidate will be familiar with social media, AP Style, WordPress or basic HTML and shooting/editing video.
    Contact: Email resumes and writing/photo samples to editor/publisher Brittney Hall at editor@aransaspassprogress.com.
  • Fall Intern

    City: Oklahoma City
    Newspaper: Oklahoma Today magazine
    Salary: $0
    Job Description: Oklahoma Today magazine is looking for an intern for the fall semester (August-December). He or she will be required to work approximately 15 hours per week with a flexible schedule. Responsibilities include factchecking magazine content, research on various topics related to Oklahoma, and occasionally small writing assignments. Requirements include current enrollment as college junior or senior in journalism or a related field. Although the internship is unpaid, it can be taken for college credit.
    Contact: Send a resume and writing sample to Associate Editor Karlie Tipton at karlie.tipton@travelok.com.
  • Circulation Assistant

    City: Mustang
    Newspaper: Mustang Times
    Job Description: We are now hiring for a Circulation Assistant. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs, and be able to work flexible hours. Applicants must have strong customer relation skills and be able to perform related typing duties. Must have good oral and written communication skills and a clean driving record. Salary is competitive and we offer a full range of benefits, including paid time off, health, and 401k. This is a full time job.
    Contact: Send resume to Steven Kizziar at mustangpublisher@sbcglobal.net or fax to 405-376-3565.
  • Staff News Reporter

    City: Oklahoma City
    Newspaper: Oklahoma Gazette
    Salary: Negotiable/Competitive
    Job Description: Passionate about quality journalism? Committed to making a difference? Looking for ways to engage your enthusiastic curiosity? THEN STOP THE PRESSES! We may have the job for you. We're hiring a full-time general assignment news reporter. Applicants must have prior news and feature writing experience, a drive to meet and beat deadlines and an eye for accuracy. Salaried, full-time, with great benefits.
    Contact: Send your cover letter, resumé and five writing samples to Jennifer Chancellor, editor-in-chief, jchancellor@okgazette.com. No calls, please.
  • Managing Editor

    City: Yukon
    Newspaper: The Yukon Review
    Salary: Negotiable
    Job Description: The Yukon Review is looking for a managing editor with a talent for design and editing to lead a team of eight staff members. At The Review, it is our goal is to produce a news-filled product with an attractive front-page design that will entice and engage readers. Staff are encouraged to use alternative approaches in reporting, design and layout, and we encourage great ideas, collaboration and innovation. The ideal candidate will be a resourceful and energetic self-starter with excellent grammar, spelling and writing skills who can work well under deadline pressure. This person will have the skills and experience to manage all aspects of a twice weekly suburban community newspaper. A college degree in journalism or communications with a business background is preferred.
    Contact: Apply to John Settle, publisher, jsettle@yukonreview.net and David Settle dsettle@ldn.kscoxmail.com. The Yukon Review, P.O. Box 851400, Yukon, Oklahoma 73085
  • Page Designer/Graphic Designer

    City: Killeen/Fort Hood, Texas
    Newspaper: Fort Hood Sentinel
    Salary: Commensurate with experience
    Job Description: The Fort Hood Sentinel, the award-winning official newspaper for Fort Hood, has an immediate full-time opening for a page designer/graphic designer.
    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, design and layout of the weekly newspaper and special sections, designing advertising, photography and assisting in event coverage.
    Applicants should be proficient in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, digital color correction and use of FTP. They should be comfortable working on a PC and a variety of programs. The position requires a detail-oriented individual who meets deadlines and has excellent writing, grammar and spelling skills.
    A bachelor’s degree or commensurate experience in design or a related field is preferred. Newspaper design experience is a plus.
    The Fort Hood Sentinel is produced by the Temple Daily Telegram under a contract with the U.S. Army. The Telegram is a privately-owned media company and one of the most respected businesses in Central Texas. The page designer will be a Telegram employee.
    Contact Information: To be considered for this career opportunity, send cover letter, resume and work samples to: Ray Reed, manager, Fort Hood Sentinel, 1805 Florence Road, Suite 1, Killeen, Texas 76541, ray.reed@forthoodsentinel.com
  • Sports Editor/Photojournalist

    City: Killeen/Fort Hood, Texas
    Newspaper: Fort Hood Sentinel
    Salary: Commensurate with experience
    Job Description: Are you a great writer who loves photography or a great photographer who can write and loves sports? The Fort Hood Sentinel, the award-winning official newspaper for Fort Hood, has an immediate full-time opening for a sports editor/photojournalist.
    The ideal candidate will possess strong writing and photography skills. This job focuses on the coverage of on-post sports and recreational activities as well as local high schools that serve the Fort Hood community. The new hire will assist with other general assignment stories and photos as needed.
    A bachelor’s degree or commensurate reporting and photography experience is required. Experience with InDesign and Photoshop are preferred.
    The Fort Hood Sentinel is produced by the Temple Daily Telegram under a contract with the U.S. Army. The Telegram is a privately-owned media company and one of the most respected businesses in Central Texas. The sports editor will be a Telegram employee.
    Contact Information: To be considered for this career opportunity, send cover letter, resume and work samples to: Ray Reed, manager, Fort Hood Sentinel, 1805 Florence Road, Suite 1, Killeen, Texas 76541, ray.reed@forthoodsentinel.com
  • Reporter

    City: Columbus, Texas
    Newspaper: Colorado County Citizen
    Job Description: The Colorado County Citizen is seeking a reporter who can be an asset in both the newsroom and in the community.
    The Citizen is an award-winning weekly newspaper in Colorado County, halfway between Houston and San Antonio on I-10, with a small staff. We cover it all – county and city government, schools, sports, cops and courts, civic events and community happenings. If you've got a desire to produce community journalism at its finest, we want to talk to you.
    The requirements for this position are simple. You must love to write and possess an ability to think visually! We want someone with a passion for community news who has the ability to work well with others. In this exciting position, you will interview everyone from the governor to the kindergarten class president. We'd also like you to be handy with a camera or not afraid to learn. Having some experience with sports reporting is especially helpful!
    If you're interested in this position, please respond to this ad before someone else does. The company offers a competitive starting salary with opportunities for advancement. You are eligible for health benefits, as well as vacation and sick/personal leave, after a probationary period. We are part of Granite Publications, a group that prefers to recruit from within and that means your job with us could be the first step toward the future you've always wanted.
    Please feel free to visit www.coloradocountycitizen.com or visit our Facebook fan page to read up on what's been happening in your new hometown.
    Contact: Please e-mail a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to editor@coloradocountycitizen.com.
  • Sports writer/editor

    City: Taylor, Texas
    Newspaper: Taylor Press
    Job Description: The Taylor Press, an award-winning twice-weekly newspaper in Central Texas, has an immediate opening for a sports writer/editor to manage a team of stringers, cover four high schools and write the occasional quirky feature story. Strong writing, copyediting, time management and social media skills are essential for success. We have a preference for candidates with photography skills and a college degree in journalism or the equivalent experience. Taylor is a vibrant community about 40 minutes from Austin with strong ties to the University of Texas and Austin’s X-Games.
    Contact: Send a resume, three writing samples and references, and letter of interest to Richard Stone, editor and publisher, at rstone@taylorpress.net.
  • Sports writer

    City: Mount Pleasant, Texas
    Newspaper: Mount Pleasant Daily Tribune
    Job Description: The Mount Pleasant Daily Tribune, an award-winning five-day daily in Northeast Texas, has an immediate opening for a sports writer. You get to do it all here: cover prep sports, take photos and layout sports pages. You will learn a lot from an experienced staff.
    Contact: Requirements include a college degree in journalism, five writing samples and three references. Send a resume, samples and letter of interest to Gary Borders, editor and publisher, at gborders@dailytribune.net.
  • Sports Editor

    City: Center, Texas
    Newspaper: Center Light and Champion
    Salary: $27,000 - $30,000
    Job Description: The Center Light and Champion, a semi-weekly in East Texas, has an immediate opening for a sports editor. You get to do it all here: cover five school districts, take photos and handle layout of sports pages. Experience is required. The sports editor is in charge of covering Center ISD athletics and will manage a team of stringers who cover the remaining four districts in the county. This person will also contribute to the newspaper with news and feature writing as time permits. Must be reliable, hard working and a team player. Reliable transportation is a must. We offer a competitive starting salary with opportunities for advancement. Benefits include health insurance, vacation and sick/personal leave, and the chance for advancement. Please feel free to visit www.lightandchampion.com or visit the newspaper’s Facebook fan page to read up on what's been happening in your new hometown.
    Contact: Please send your cover letter, resume and writing samples to Ashley@granitepub.com.
  • Sports Editor

    City: Claremore
    Newspaper: Claremore Daily Progress
    Job Description: The Claremore Daily Progress is seeking a full-time Sports Editor to lead its coverage of local teams in print and online. This position requires an editor adept at telling stories, whether in the form of late-breaking game coverage or engaging features. Excellent photography skills are a big plus. Experience with QuarkXpress, Adobe Photoshop and NewsEdit preferred. We cover nine area high schools and a small local college with a network of freelancers, and use content from a variety of sources to provide coverage of regional NCAA and pro teams. The Daily Progress has an award-winning newsroom recognized for excellence in local coverage. Claremore is located just north of Tulsa in northeast Oklahoma and is the Rogers County seat. The community of 18,600 is recognized for its picturesque neighborhoods and bustling business district. Benefits include: health, dental, vision insurance, paid vacation and 401K.
    Contact:
    Please submit a resume and cover letter to John Dilmore at jdilmore@claremoreprogress.com.
  • Sports Editor

    City: Grove, OK
    Newspaper: Grove Sun
    Salary: Negotiable
    Job Description: Live on wonderful Grand Lake while producing first-rate community sports and outdoor coverage for the Grove Sun and the Delaware County Journal and award winning multi-media GrandLakeNews.com
    • Journalism degree and at least a year of experience in newspaper writing and editing.
    • Well-versed in AP style, headline writing and the parlance of those who follow sports.
    Benefits package including 401k and paid vacation.
    Contact Information: Cheryl Franklin, cfranklin@gatehousemedia.com
  • Chief Operating Officer

    City: Norman, Oklahoma
    Newspaper: Oklahoma Watch
    Salary Range: Competitive, with benefits
    Job Description: Oklahoma Watch is a nonprofit media organization that produces in-depth and investigative content on public-policy issues in the state. We focus on problems that affect the poor and the disadvantaged. We expose actions and inaction that hurt Oklahomans’ quality of life and we hold public leaders accountable. We also promote public discussion of the state’s most significant issues by conducting public forums and other events.
    Oklahoma Watch is seeking a Chief Operating Officer to work with the Executive Editor to develop and carry out a business plan that will support aggressive growth of our mission. The COO will report to the Executive Editor and be involved in execution of strategies that build Oklahoma Watch’s efforts to increase fundraising and earned revenue and expand marketing and outreach. The job is a combination of roles – fundraiser, marketer and hands-on problem solver dealing with a wide range of tasks, from vendor negotiations to sponsorship recognition. A focus on using digital tools is a must. The best candidate will be energetic, creative, hard-working, personable and goal-oriented. He or she should be skilled at public relations and excel at oral and written communication. The COO will be expected to learn and use nonprofit development practices, able to work within a budget, be committed to making decisions based on data analysis, and appreciate the role of investigative reporting.
    Duties: The Chief Operating Officer will work with the executive editor, staff members, consultants, board members and others to:
    • Help draw up a multi-year business plan with specific goals for growth and diversity of funding, sponsorships and other earned revenue, and strategic spending that supports these goals and increases journalistic impact.
    • Use or coordinate digital methods, apps, software and multimedia to execute revenue-raising and marketing strategies.
    • Obtain underwriting sponsorships of events, data and other projects. This will involve creating a tiered plan for donations and incentives/rewards.
    • Develop and carry out a marketing strategy to promote awareness of the Oklahoma Watch brand and its content.
    • Launch and manage a system to recognize donors and sponsors through the Oklahoma Watch website(s), events and other communications. The system could involve web ads, signage, short videos, printed programs and social media. The COO will work with executive editor to address any technical issues and find the expertise to make it happen.
    • Develop and execute a strategy for building membership, engaging those members and turning them into contributors. Tactics could include email and direct-mail outreach. Data analysis will be essential.
    • Become a key part of a national network of nonprofit media outlets to share and learn about the latest trends and tactics in earned revenue and audience building. Apply what you learn to Oklahoma Watch.
    Education required: Bachelor’s degree.
    Location: The COO will work out of Oklahoma Watch’s main offices, located in the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma.
    Contact: Candidates should email a resume, accompanying materials or links, and references to Executive Editor David Fritze at dfritze@oklahomawatch.org.

  • Sports Writer / General Assignment Reporter

    City: Canadian, TX
    Newspaper: The Canadian Record
    Job Description: The Canadian Record, an award-winning weekly newspaper in the Texas Panhandle, is seeking a full-time sports editor who is committed to covering local high school sports and community events. Chief responsibilities involve reporting and photographing sports activities and laying out the weekly sports section.
    The ideal candidate will produce sharp, engaging sports pages, concise writing, and have a passion for sharing the personal stories of local athletes and coaches. The coverage is centered around the Class 2A Canadian High School athletic program, which produced state championships in football, basketball and track over the last year. The Canadian Wildcats also generated at least one state qualifier in every other sport throughout the 2014-15 school year–cross country, golf and tennis.
    The reporter will also share responsibility with other staff to cover special events and is encouraged to write feature stories on community personalities. The Record staff is friendly, supportive and hard-working. We are looking for someone who shares our long-standing commitment to quality community journalism. Experience with Photoshop and InDesign is a plus.
    Contact: Send resume, writing samples and layout clips to editor/publisher Laurie Ezzell Brown at laurie@canadianrecord.com.
  • Reporter

    City: Shawnee
    Newspaper: The Shawnee News-Star
    Job Description: The Shawnee News-Star has an opening for a reporter to cover all types of community events and local news, from education and government issues to breaking news, features as well as in-depth reporting on local topics.
    Along with the ability to produce consistent daily stories and other content, other duties will include taking occasional videos, posting stories and other items to the website and using social media to drive readers to both the online and print product.
    Any experience designing pages, especially with InDesign, would be helpful.
    Contact: Please e-mail a letter of interest, resume, examples of work and references to Kim Morava at Kimberly.morava@news-star.com.
  • Lifestyle editor

    City: Temple, Texas
    Newspaper: Temple Daily Telegram
    Job Description: The Temple Daily Telegram is seeking an experienced editor/designer who can write to lead our Lifestyles department. The job includes responsibility for producing daily lifestyle pages, writing and editing content for our website and supervising staff. We're looking for someone who wants to get involved in community activities, which Temple offers a lot of -- live music, theater, etc. We have a symphony, jazz festivals, live music, art and much more. Bachelor's degree in Journalism or Communications and experience at a daily newspaper preferred. Working knowledge of QuarkXPress and Photoshop is a plus.
    Contact: To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and clips by email to jprickett@tdtnews.com and jpainter@tdtnews.com. Jerry Prickett or Jim Painter, 254-778-4444 ext. 225 and 216.
  • Graphic Designer

    City:  Oklahoma City
    Newspaper:  Oklahoma Gazette
    Job Description:  Seeking candidates with skill in ad design, editorial layout and ad copywriting with a flair for creativity. Ability to work in Adobe Creative Suite is a must and WordPress experience a plus. Full time position with full benefits.
    Contact:  Send cover letter and resume to mharrison@okgazette.com
  • Editor-in-Chief

    City: Oklahoma City, OK
    Company: Slice Magazine
    Job Description: Slice Magazine – the definitive city and lifestyle magazine serving the greater Oklahoma City metropolitan area – has an immediate opening for the position of Editor-in-Chief. The ideal candidate will demonstrate leadership and innovation in crafting editorial strategy for an engaged audience across multiple platforms, and set the tone, editorial direction and policies for the magazine to continually drive the brand forward and ensure a dominant relevance in the market.
    Job responsibilities: • Conceive story ideas for current and future issues; • Plan issue lineups and annual editorial calendar; • Develop engaging content across all platforms; • Identify and engage outstanding freelance contributors; • Story assignment to staffers and freelance writers; • Enforce best-practice processes related to a cohesive publication; • Collaborate with art department on layout and execution of all edit; • Set and meet goals for audience growth and engagement in all platforms; • Represent the magazine brand in the community; • Oversight and management of the editorial department’s financial operations; • Employee/freelancer management to ensure maximum productivity, job satisfaction and creativity to facilitate excellent editorial content.
    Skills and qualifications: This position requires excellent organization, time-management and communication skills. Business acumen, financial literacy and team leadership abilities are essential. Creative ideas and execution of fresh publication style are critical.
    Required experience: Five years publishing experience, with at least two years managerial, required, and minimum of a bachelor’s degree in related field preferred.
    Slice Magazine offers competitive compensation packages with bonus potential for outstanding performance; medical and dental insurance, 401k plan and generous vacation/holiday hours.
    Contact: Email cover letter and resume to Elizabeth Meares, Publisher, at elizabeth.meares@sliceok.com.

  • Regional Advertising Director

    City: Duncan, Oklahoma
    Newspaper: Duncan Banner and Chickasha Express-Star
    Job Description: The Duncan Banner and the Chickasha Express-Star, two growing print and digital media groups, seek a regional advertising director to oversee both newspapers.
    The advertising director develops and executes marketing strategies across multiple platforms to maximize sales and enhance our market share. This person works with the regional publisher to ensure profitability by meeting revenue targets. We expect an executive who quickly spots trends and adjusts to maximize gains or minimize losses. Candidates must also know how to develop revenue opportunities through consultative selling and retention.
    Our advertising director will lead a staff of 8 multimedia account executives and oversee direct selling for major advertisers and key affiliations. We expect a skilled leader who can train, recruit and develop a committed sales and marketing organization. Mentoring, field coaching and prospecting are key aspects of this position.
    Exceptional leadership, marketing and communication skills are vital for this role. Candidates should have at least three years of sales or sales management experience in print and digital media. This person must be proficient with Microsoft Office. Experience with display ad serving technologies is a plus.
    Located in southwestern Oklahoma, these two communities are within driving distance of Oklahoma City, but maintain their small town charm. The area boasts great local schools, many outdoor recreational opportunities and an excellent quality of life.
    We offer an excellent compensation package including a competitive base salary and uncapped commission structure, paid vacation, 401(k), and medical, dental and vision insurance.
    Contact: Interested candidates should email a resume and salary requirements to Regional Publisher James Bright at James@chickashanews.com.
  • Reporter

    City: Mount Pleasant, Texas
    Newspaper: Mount Pleasant Daily Tribune
    Job Description: The Mount Pleasant Daily Tribune, a five-day award-winning daily newspaper in Northeast Texas, has an opening for a reporter. You get to do it all here, from covering hard news to features, taking photos and contributing to our website and social media. Recent graduates with clips will be considered. You must be hard-working, productive and willing to learn from a seasoned staff. We provide health insurance, paid vacation and other benefits.
    Contact: Email letter of interest, resume and no more than five clips to Gary Borders, editor and publisher at gborders@dailytribune.net.
  • Reporter

    City: Center, Texas
    Newspaper: The Light and Champion
    Job Description: Are you passionate about good community journalism? The Center Light and Champion is seeking a general assignments reporter to cover Center and Shelby County. The right candidate must be able to handle breaking news, produce daily content and adhere to deadlines. We’re looking for a strong storyteller, capable of producing a well-written article accompanied with photos. The right candidate will have knowledge of AP style, basic photography/ editing skills and be comfortable with social media, Adobe CS and Microsoft Office Suite. Reporting experience preferred. The right candidate will have strong interpersonal written and verbal communication skills and an eagerness to learn and constantly produce engaging, effective content. Evening/weekend work is required.
    The Center Light and Champion is a semi-weekly newspaper in Center, located in the East Texas Pineywoods. Center is the county seat of Shelby County. We’re home to several nationally recognized businesses. The city’s population is about 6,200 with the county at 26,019. Must be reliable, hard-working and a team player. Reliable transportation is a must. We offer a competitive starting salary with opportunities for advancement. Benefits include health insurance, vacation and sick/personal leave, and the chance for advancement. Please feel free to visit www.lightandchampion.com or visit the newspaper’s Facebook fan page to read up on what's been happening in your new hometown.
    Contact: Please send your cover letter, resume and writing samples to Ashley@granitepub.com.
  • Page Designer

    City: Decatur, TX
    Newspaper: Wise County Messenger
    Job Description: Award-winning twice weekly newspaper in Decatur, TX is seeking a dedicated, hard-working page designer. Must be knowledgable in Adobe InDesign and Photoshop on Mac OSX, Illustrator and InCopy experience a definite plus. Basic writing skills and proofreading abilities are essential, as is the capacity to work somewhat long hours on Friday evenings during high school football season (comp-time is available to compensate). Creativity and the ability to work under the pressures of deadline at least twice a week is a must, as well as being able to balance working well with both Editorial and Advertising departments.
    Contact: Please email resume along with clips and/or link to portfolio to todd.a.griffith@gmail.com.
  • Sports Editor

    City: Ardmore
    Newspaper: The Ardmoreite
    Salary: $30,000-$35,000 annually
    Job Description: The Ardmoreite, a medium-sized Oklahoma multi-media news source, is looking for a top-flight sports editor who is committed to covering local sports and athletes while giving our readers balanced coverage of college and professional sports. The ideal candidate will produce sharp, inviting sports pages, crisp and concise writing, and have a love of high school sports, athletes and coaches.
    Experience with InDesign, NewsEdit and PhotoShop is required.
    Salary is competitive and we offer a full range of benefits, including paid time off, health, vision, dental and 401k. You will join a dynamic and evolving newsroom that is committed to journalistic excellence. You'll be located in one of Oklahoma's fastest growing communities that offers a wide range of attractions, good schools and great people.
    This job is perfect for a sports reporter looking to move up or an editor who wants the freedom to do great sports journalism every day.
    Contact: Please send (a) a letter of interest, (b) five samples of your writing, (c) three samples of your page designs and (d) references to kim.benedict@ardmoreite.com. Please put Sports Editor in the subject line. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Page Designer / Copy Editor

    City: Norman, OK
    Newspaper: Norman Transcript
    Job Description: The Norman Transcript in Norman, Okla. is seeking an experienced page designer to join our newsroom staff. The ideal candidate will be experienced with InDesign and NewsEditPro.
    The page designer/copy editor will be responsible for building daily deadline pages, special sections, illustrations and writing and preparing copy for immediate web publication.
    Strong typography skills, creativity and excellent news judgment are a must. A sports background is a plus.
    The Norman Transcript is a member of the Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc. (CNHI) group, a leading U.S. publisher of local news and information. We are an equal opportunity employer and offer competitive salary and benefits.
    Contact
    : Applicants should apply online to Andy Rieger at editor@normantranscript.com. Include a detailed resume, with cover letter and examples of work.
  • Advertising Representative

    City: Claremore
    Newspaper: Claremore Daily Progress
    Job Description: The Claremore Daily Progress has an immediate opening for an outside sales representative. The successful candidate must have strong people skills, be goal-oriented and self-motivated, and have a strong work ethic. Sales experience, including familiarity with web and mobile advertising, is helpful. This position will be responsible for covering an established territory while building new business in all of our media products, in print and online. The position pays a base salary plus commission. Benefits include: health, dental, vision insurance, paid vacation and 401K.
    Contact: Please submit a resume and cover letter to John Dilmore at jdilmore@claremoreprogress.com.
  • News Editor

    City: Wagoner, OK
    Newspaper: Oklahoma Weekly Group, a division of BH Media Group
    Job Description: The news editor will be in charge of all news, features and sports content for the Wagoner Tribune. Duties will include writing, editing free-lance content and working with production personnel to publish the weekly newspaper.
    Contact: Lisa Johnson, HR Generalist, Tulsa World Media Co., 918-581-8508, lisa.johnson@tulsaworld.com
  • Business Reporter

    City: Tulsa, OK
    Newspaper: Oklahoma Weekly Group, a division of BH Media Group
    Job Description: This position will involve general assignment reporting of business and legal news for the Tulsa Business & Legal News. Previous business news experience is preferred but any newspaper reporting experience will be considered including time as a reporter for a college newspaper and free-lance correspondent work for a professional publication.
    Contact: Lisa Johnson, HR Generalist, Tulsa World Media Co., 918-581-8508, lisa.johnson@tulsaworld.com
  • Sports Reporter

    City: Owasso, OK
    Newspaper: Oklahoma Weekly Group, a division of BH Media Group
    Job Description: This reporter will cover recreational and high school sports for the Owasso Reporter weekly newspaper. Previous newspaper experience is a must but may include time spent as a sports reporter for a college newspaper or as a free-lance correspondent for a professional newspaper.
    Contact: Lisa Johnson, HR Generalist, Tulsa World Media Co., 918-581-8508, lisa.johnson@tulsaworld.com
  • Reporter

    City: Sand Springs
    Newspaper: Oklahoma Weekly Group, a division of BH Media Group
    Job Description: Reporter will cover general assignment including news, features and sports for the Sand Springs Leader. Previous newspaper reporting experience is a must, but may include experience on a college newspaper as well as writing published in a professional newspaper as a free-lance correspondent.
    Contact: Lisa Johnson, HR Generalist, Tulsa World Media Co., 918-581-8508, lisa.johnson@tulsaworld.com
  • Mobile Reporter

    City: Broken Arrow, OK
    Newspaper: Oklahoma Weekly Group, a division of BH Media Group
    Job Description: This general assignment reporter will be based at the Broken Arrow Ledger, but may also provide reporting assistance when needed at the Owasso Reporter, Sand Springs Leader, Coweta American, Skiatook Journal and Wagoner Tribune. Previous reporting and newspaper experience is a must, but may include work done for college newspapers and professional newspapers as a free-lance correspondent.
    Contact: Lisa Johnson, HR Generalist, Tulsa World Media Co., 918-581-8508, lisa.johnson@tulsaworld.com
  • Reporter

    City: Vernon Texas
    Newspaper: Vernon Daily Record
    Salary: Competitive salary and benefits offered.
    Job Description: If you want to be a journalist that makes a difference, we have a job for you. The Vernon Daily Record is seeking a full-time general assignment reporter to join our award-winning staff. The VDR has had a Texas APME Reporter of the Year four times and earned numerous investigative journalism awards in recent years.
    Contact: Send resume and clips to dwalker@vernonrecord.com
  • Editor

    City: Norman, OK
    Newspaper: The Norman Transcript
    Salary: $50k+
    Job Description: The Norman Transcript seeks an experienced editor for our top newsroom leadership position in one of Oklahoma’s newsiest communities and home to the University of Oklahoma. The editor is responsible for news and editorial content for our seven-day, 10,000-circulation newspaper and related digital platforms.
    Applicants need a progressive management background, critical thinking skills and proven ability to coach reporters and editors in reporting, writing, photography and digital journalism. We prize aggressive local news and sports coverage in print and online.
    The editor directs a staff of 13 full-time journalists. The editor is also a key member of the senior management team and has a strong voice in strategic initiatives undertaken by the newspaper.
    Norman is 20 miles south of Oklahoma City and has been rated by CNN’s Money magazine as one of the best small cities in America. It features a progressive public school system, an internationally recognized university, the National Weather Center, a vibrant economy, and many recreational and cultural activities.
    The Norman Transcript is a member of the Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc. (CNHI) group, a leading U.S. publisher of local news and information. We are an equal opportunity employer and offer competitive salary and benefits.
    Contact: Applicants should apply online to publisher Mark Millsap at mark@normantranscript.com. Include a detailed resume, a cover letter on why you believe you are qualified for the editor’s position, and a half-dozen examples of your journalistic work.
  • Advertising Representative

    City: Bandera and Boerne, Texas
    Newspaper: Bandera Bulletin/Boerne Star
    Job Description: Have what it takes to recognize and communicate value to a diverse market? The award-winning Bandera Bulletin and Boerne Star newspapers are looking for an advertising salesperson that excels in small business marketing, consultative selling, effective print and online advertising design, copy writing, executing customer-centered sales strategy, creativity, listening, and enjoys working with a great team of coworkers. Experience in sales and marketing required.
    Contact: E-mail your resume to briancartwright@boernestar.com today!
  • Editor and Publisher

    City: Navasota, Texas
    Newspaper: Navasota Examiner
    Job Description: The Navasota Examiner is seeking an editor and publisher who can be a leader in both the newsroom and in the publisher’s chair.
    The Examiner is an award-winning weekly newspaper in Grimes County, just minutes from Bryan-College Station in the Brazos Valley, with a staff of four. We cover it all – the oil and gas industry, county and city government, schools, cops and courts, civic events and community happenings. If you've got a passion for producing community journalism at its finest, both in print and online, we want to talk to you.
    The requirements for this position are simple. We want someone with strong news judgment and an ability to work with employees of various degrees of experience. We want someone who can turn a dull press release into a journalistic gem; someone who is well versed in AP style; someone comfortable with interviewing everyone from the governor to the kindergarten class president; and someone handy with a camera or not afraid to learn. If you like to cover sports, that’s a plus since Navasota is home to the Class 4A state champion Rattlers football team. At least two years of management experience is necessary, including reviewing P&Ls, developing budgets and long-term planning.
    The person we hire will also be responsible for managing the ad sales staff with planning promotions, monitoring sales efforts and developing ideas turn to non-advertisers into regular ones. The successful applicant will directly be responsible for the editorial product – from planning to production, and assume a bevy of other responsibilities, including managing ad sales, bookkeeping, distribution, analyzing monthly financials and planning for the future.
    If you're interested in this position, please respond to this ad before someone else does. The company offers a competitive starting salary with opportunities for bonuses. You are eligible for health benefits, as well as vacation and sick/personal leave, after a probationary period. We are part of Granite Publications, a group that prefers to recruit from within and that means your job with us could be the first step toward the future you've always wanted. Please feel free to visit www.navasotaexaminer.com or visit our Facebook fan page to read up on what's been happening in your new hometown.
    Contact: Please e-mail a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to brandi@granitepub.com.
  • Ad designer

    City: Taylor, Texas
    Newspaper: Granite Publications
    Job Description: NEWSPAPER AD COMPOSITION – We need advertising builders – full and part time – at our shop in Taylor. Jobs involve building print and web advertising for newspapers on a daily deadline. Candidates should type well and be proficient in Adobe CS on a Mac platform; able to work quickly and efficiently; organized and creative; and have great people skills. Must be able to work weekends and some evenings. EOE.
    Contact: Send resume and work samples to Tia Rae Stone, Granite Publications, tia@granitepub.com. No phone calls.
  • Advertising Representative

    City: Alpine, Texas
    Newspaper: Alpine Avalanche
    Job Description: The Alpine Avalanche has an immediate opening for a full-time ad sales representative. The ideal candidate must be attentive to details, able to meet deadlines, enjoy working with people and have reliable transportation. Sales experience preferred. This job pays commission. You also must be organized and able work in a fast paced atmosphere. Must be able to pass a drug test and criminal background check. If you’re interested in this position, respond to this ad before someone else does! We offer bonus opportunities, health and dental benefits, paid vacation and a friendly supportive workplace.
    Contact: Please email resumes to publisher@alpineavalanche.com
  • Managing Editor/Staff Writer

    City: Socorro, NM
    Newspaper: El Defensor Chieftain
    Job Description: Two positions available at New Mexico’s second oldest continuously published community newspaper.
    The El Defensor Chieftain, a weekly community newspaper in Socorro NM – continuously published since 1866 - has two vacancies in our newsroom: Managing Editor and Staff Writer.
    We’re looking for a high-energy community newspaper leader; a hands-on, business savvy, newsroom manager; a person filled with passion for the role a small newspaper can play to propel a community forward; a well-rounded content creator, capable of photography, tight copy editing, page design, editorial writing, and moderator of local forums, with a can-do, problem solving attitude and a kind and supportive management style. Digital journalistic know-how is a plus. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field, and minimum of 5 years of progressive experience in a community newspaper newsroom.
    Our staff writer position is responsible for sports and general assignment reporting. Photography skills are also necessary. The preferred candidate will possess a journalism degree and a minimum of two years practical experience.
    The EDC is owned by Number Nine Media, Inc. – a wholly owned subsidiary of Journal Publishing Company, the publisher of the Albuquerque Journal. NNMI offers a competitive compensation package including an employer sponsored health insurance plan.
    Contact: For each position, please send cover letter, resume, and 5-8 samples of your work, including news stories, page design, editorials, and photography to: Rockford M Hayes, VP of Community Newspapers, rhayes@numberninemediainc.com
  • Graphic Designer

    City: Perry, Oklahoma
    Newspaper: Perry Daily Journal
    Job Description: Part-time. Must be proficient in Photoshop and InDesign. 
    Contact: Send resume to Perry Daily Journal, c/o Gloria Brown, PO Box 311, Perry, Oklahoma 73077 or email to gloriapdjnews@yahoo.com
  • Freelance jobs: sports photographer AND sports writer

    City: Moore
    Newspaper: Muskogee Phoenix
    Job Description: HS state track at Moore HS on Friday afternoon and Midwest City Carl Albert on Saturday afternoon (photography). Writing job will be Thursday, Friday, Saturday, May 14-16 in OKC area. Likely baseball.
    Contact: Mike Kays, Sports Editor, muskogeesports@gmail.com
  • Weekly Editor

    City: Greenville, Texas
    Newspaper: Herald-Banner Publications
    Job Description: Herald-Banner Publications is looking for an editor for two weekly newspapers in Rockwall County, TX, one of the fastest-growing areas in the United States. You'll have responsibility for, and exercise substantial discretion determining, the content, layout, and appearance of the newspapers and their associated websites. Your primary duty will be to provide unique interpretation and analysis to the new and editorial content of the publications.
    You'll oversee one full-time reporter, coordinate with freelance writers, and also do a lot of page design, writing and photography yourself.
    Our ideal candidate will have:
    1. Experience designing gorgeous pages, preferably in InDesign, with the clips to prove it.
    2. A web-first mindset, preferably with some experience creating video and audio. We want to rock the web with daily coverage online and follow up in print.
    3. Excellent planning and organizational skills.
    4. Strong writing and photography clips.
    It's a very fast-paced, demanding job, but it's also a rewarding job in a great place — fast-growing suburban Dallas — where the economy is strong and the competition is fierce.
    Contact: If you're ready to help us take our websites and weekly papers to the next level, send your design, writing and photography clips to Caleb Slinkard, Herald-Banner Editor, editor@heraldbanner.com, 903.455.4220 ext. 324
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