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  • Managing Editor

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

  • Advertising Sales Representative

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

  • News Reporter

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

  • Reporter

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

  • Newsroom Assistant

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

  • Business Manager

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

  • Editor-General Manager

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

  • Sports Editor

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

  • Dual Role / Director of Audience Development

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

  • Sports Writer

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

  • Sports reporter

    City:  Cowley County, Kansas
    Newspaper:  The Cowley CourierTraveler
    Job Description:  Five-day-a-week newspaper in south-central Kansas seeks a sports reporter. We recently merged two newspapers into one and cover seven high schools, a community college and an NAIA university. Strong writing skills are a must. Photography and design skills (Indesign) are a plus, but we will train the right candidate. Good position for recent college grad or someone breaking into the field of sports coverage.
    Contact:  Sports editor Joey Sprinkle sportseditor@ctnewsonline.com
    620-442-4200 x114

  • 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/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

  • 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.

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