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  • Editorial Intern

    City:  Ardmore
    Newspaper:  The Ardmoreite
    Salary:  $8.50 per hour
    Job Description:  The Ardmoreite, the print and digital information source for southern Oklahoma, is looking for a currently enrolled college student majoring in journalism, communications or another related field, that would like real-life experience working in a fast-paced deadline-driven newsroom. Officed in Ardmore, Oklahoma, the news staff covers Carter and adjacent counties.
    Responsibilities include covering meetings and events, writing feature and special section stories, photo assignments,processing web material and some page layout depending on skill set. We currently use Photoshop and InDesign programs for processing information.
    This position is being funded by the Oklahoma Press Foundation and pays $8.50 per hour for a 40-hour week for 8 weeks.
    Contact:  Please send letter of interest, resume with college/university information, writing clips and examples of photos to robby.short@ardmoreite.com and copy to kim.benedict@ardmoreite.com with summer intern in the subject line.
    Applications will be accepted through April 30.

  • Managing Editor

    City:  Cushing
    Newspaper:  Cushing Citizen
    Salary:  $35k to $45k
    Job Description:  One person newsroom with a community of reporters. Responsible for news content of paper. Primary focus on story production, page layout and design will come later if necessary. Excellent community in the crude oil pipeline crossroads of the world. Locally owned paper with one weekly paid circulation print product and one free Weekender that's all digital.
    Contact:  David Reid, publisher@cushingcitizen.com or 918-223-6566

  • Editorial Intern

    City:  Oklahoma City
    Company:  Oklahoma Today magazine
    Salary:  $3,000
    Job Description:  Are you a college junior or senior studying journalism, English, communications, or a related field hoping to work in the magazine industry? Apply today for the Oklahoma Today editorial internship for summer 2018. We have one paid position open for the summer for an intern who will learn about and gain experience in factchecking, reporting, writing, editing, and social media.
    Our interns are a vital part of the editorial process and will neither go on coffee runs nor pick up dry cleaning. They are front-line factcheckers and have the opportunity to secure writing gigs in the magazine and on OklahomaToday.com. This summer's intern also will have a chance to innovate by creating an events blog for our website.
    The intern will work 20-25 hours a week in our office in downtown Oklahoma City, and the position comes with a $3,000 stipend paid in biweekly installments. To apply, send a resume, cover letter, and three writing samples to karlie.ybarra@travelok.com.
    Oklahoma Today magazine is the official travel, culture, history, and food magazine of the state of Oklahoma. Produced by the Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department, the magazine has published continuously since 1956 and has readers in all 77 Oklahoma counties, all 50 states, and several foreign countries. Learn more at oklahomatoday.com.
    Contact:  karlie.ybarra@travelok.com

  • News Editor

    City:  Whitesboro, Texas
    Newspaper:  Whitesboro News-Record
    Job Description:  Historic, award winning, family owned weekly community newspaper in North Texas seeks a news editor. The ideal candidate will be comfortable with news and sports writing, photography, photo editing, AP style, page design and work well within deadlines. We seek a self-starter who works well independently but also values team collaboration and has a passion for community journalism. Prior print experience is preferred. We are willing to train the right new college grad. Sports opportunities include covering State Tournament caliber high school teams. Community is located an hour north of Dallas, offers excellent school districts and is nestled on the Texas Lake Trail providing amenities for an active, outdoor lifestyle.
    Contact:  Please submit resume, cover letter and work samples to Austin Lewter at publisher@ntin.net. Austin Lewter, publisher, 903.564.3565, publisher@ntin.net

  • Press Operator

    City: Weatherford, Oklahoma
    Newspaper: Weatherford Daily News
    Salary: Attractive
    Job Description:  Full time press operator on 6 unit press. Goss Community press experience helpful. Salary, plus benefits and commission.
    Contact:  Send interest in position or resumes to Phillip@PhillipReid.net

  • General Manager

    City:  El Dorado
    Newspaper:  El Dorado News-Times
    Job Description:  El Dorado News-Times located in El Dorado, AR, “a thriving community that places business at the core of progress,” seeks an experienced leader who is innovative and results-oriented. He or she will manage all of the operations for the
    El Dorado News-Times, a seven day a week newspaper and an in-house digital agency. This individual must possess exceptional leadership, marketing and communication skills as well as be dedicated to growing all aspects of a profitable newspaper. The ability to think strategically and work with managers to develop and execute plans is essential. We are looking for a proven leader with excellent organizational, financial and management skills. Community involvement is also necessary and encouraged. Ideal candidates will have experience as a general manager or advertising sales leader of a newspaper. The El Dorado News-Times is owned by WEHCO Media, an industry leader offering a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, 401K and profit sharing.
    Contact: Resumes may be emailed to bdaniels@arkansasonline.com

  • Sales Consultant

    City:  Anywhere
    Newspaper:  Rural Messenger
    Salary:  20,000 - 50,000
    Job Description:  Service existing advertisers and prospect quality potential advertisers.
    Experienced salesperson to sell ads, for a niche publication, from home. Popular weekly rural-interest publication. Large initial list of current and historical advertisers provided. Great opportunity to work from home in your pajamas.
    Contact:  Mike Alfers 620-966-7557

  • Senior reporter

    City:  Durant
    Newspaper:  Graystone Media Group
    Salary:  $26K-$30K
    Job Description:  We're looking for someone with experience who can do two things well: 1) tell a good story and 2) report about issues in a way that makes people understand why the story should be important to them. If you can get close to those two things, we may be able to coach you across the goal line. Being self-motivated and carrying a camera when necessary will not hurt you.
    Contact:  Send resume, with some bio, to Larry Miller at Larry@DurantDemocrat.com

  • Staff Reporter

    City: Weatherford, OK
    Newspaper: Weatherford Daily News
    Job Description: The Weatherford Daily News is looking for a self-motivated, driven individual for a Staff Reporter position. The applicant must have exemplary writing skills, good communication skills, and a willingness to learn. Experience in Photoshop, InDesign, and AP Style is a plus, but not required.
    Contact:  Please submit resumes at Phillip@phillipreid.net or in person at 118 S Broadway, Weatherford OK 580-772-3301.

  • Advertising Manager

    City:  Oklahoma City
    Newspaper:  Oklahoma Living magazine
    Salary:  $50,000 to $80,000
    Job Description:  Oklahoma Living's (OKL) Advertising Manager is responsible for generating new sales and maintaining an existing base of advertisers for the monthly print magazine as well as online advertisements. OKL's Advertising Manager will create and maintain relationships with advertisers and potential advertisers as well as represent OKL at community events, trade shows and/or educational event opportunities. The Advertising Manager will report to OAEC's Director of Public Relations, Communications and Research.
    Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
    - Maintain OKL's existing base of loyal advertisers;
    - Recruit and solicit potential display advertisers located throughout the state of Oklahoma and across the nation into the monthly magazine;
    - Work closely with OKL staff to implement and grow the magazine's 'Online Advertising & Sponsorship Plan;'
    - Recruit and assist in the design and editing of both new and existing magazine advertisements and online sponsorships for the OKL website and digital platforms;
    - Provide oversight for a comprehensive electronic Advertiser Database;
    - Work closely with OKL's contract graphic artist/ad designer;
    - Work closely with OAEC's accounting department to ensure advertiser payments as well as monthly ad sales lists and placements for billing purposes;
    - Work closely with OKL's Editorial Staff to proof ads being placed in the magazine each month;
    - Coordinate, maintain and process OKL's Trading Post advertisements (classified advertising);
    - Coordinate the creation of an annual OKL Media Kit;
    - Represent OKL and recruit new advertisers at trade shows or other educational display opportunities where the magazine will be exhibited and promoted;
    - Work closely with Editorial Staff to develop and create short video segments promoting selected advertisers from the magazine;
    - Coordinate with OKL Editorial Staff to identify potential advertising opportunities with various story-related interests included in the magazine's current Editorial Calendar;
    - The OAEC Director of Public Relations, Communications and Research may assign other duties and responsibilities.
    Qualifications:
    Broad knowledge in the field of print advertising with proven leadership capabilities is required. Bachelor's degree in related field preferred. Candidates who do not hold a bachelor's degree but have an equivalent combination of experience in sales, marketing and advertising fields may be considered for the position.
    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    - Team executing, coaching, ability to train and develop others, problem solving, delegation and ability to work with diverse clientele;
    - Sales initiative, build and maintain advertiser relationships;
    - Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills;
    - Excellent organization and time-management skills, including ability to multi-task and meet strict deadlines;
    - Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite;
    - High degree of energy, creativity, initiative and flexibility;
    - Physical demands include traveling throughout the state of Oklahoma as well as occasional traveling to attend conferences at locations in Oklahoma and throughout the United States. Must be physically able to use a computer and set up OKL displays at events.
    Compensation may be negotiable based on experience. Salary range is $50,000 to $80,000. This position is NOT commission-based; however, the job does offer bonuses for reaching targeted advertising goals.
    Contact:  Interested Applicants: Submit a resume, cover letter, portfolio and a minimum of two (2) letters of reference by Friday, March 16, 2018, via mail or e-mail to:
    Sid Sperry, Director of Public Relations, Communications and Research
    Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives, P.O. Box 54309, Oklahoma City, OK 73154-1309
    E-mail: sksperry@oaec.coop

  • Advertising Sales

    City:  Bristow
    Newspaper:  Bristow News
    Job Description:  The Bristow News has an immediate opening for an advertising sales person. Prior sales experience is not necessary – we will train the right person. Is this you? If you are energetic, outgoing, organized and motivated, then this is your calling. To apply, email a cover letter and resume. No phone calls, please.
    Contact:  Managing Editor J. D. Meisner jd.meisner@bristownews.com

  • Graphics Design/Newspaper Assistant

    City:  Oklahoma City
    Newspaper:  OKC FRIDAY
    Job Description:  OKC FRIDAY, the state's largest suburban newspaper, is seeking a graphics designer to assist in design and production, as well as throughout the company. We are looking for someone with graphics design knowledge and an interest in learning other aspects of the newspaper business, including news, legals and sales.
    Contact:  Email resume and references to: roseokcfriday@aol.com.

  • Sports Editor

    City:  Vernon, Texas
    Newspaper:  Vernon Daily Record
    Job Description:  The VDR is seeking a full-time sports editor.
    The sports editor will coordinate sports coverage of five high schools and a college. Knowledge of Indesign and Photoshop are a must. The job includes a competitive salary and benefits.
    Contact:  editor@vernonrecord.com

  • Editor-Multimedia Journalist

    City:  Pawhuska, Oklahoma
    Newspaper:  Pawhuska Journal-Capital
    Job Description:  The Pawhuska Journal-Capital has been serving Osage County since 1904. We seek an editor/multimedia reporter who can do it all by covering news, features and sports for all news platforms — print, digital and social media.
    The Pawhuska Journal-Capital is a weekly newspaper, but its website and social media outlets are updated daily.
    The Pawhuska Journal-Capital Editor-Multimedia Journalist also will provide stories to its sister publication — the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise.
    This is a rare opportunity to work in a rapidly changing community that is home to the Osage Nation, the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve and Pioneer Women, Ree Drummond, of Food Network fame. Pawhuska is a small, tight-knit community, and a popular and dynamic tourist destination.
    The ideal candidate should have a solid background in producing high-quality, competitive community journalism, be self-motivated, have a strong understanding of AP style and the ability to complete tasks on a strict deadline. Prior multimedia reporting experience would be a plus.
    As a part of GateHouse Media, the Pawhuska Journal-Capital offers competitive compensation and a full-benefits package. We are an equal opportunity employer.
    Contact:  Interested candidates should apply online to Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise Editor Chris Day at cday@examiner-enterprise.com. Include a cover letter describing why you are the ideal candidate for the position, a resume and samples of your work.
  • Editor

    City:  Duncan, OK
    Newspaper:  The Duncan Banner
    Salary:  $40,000 - $50,000
    Job Description:  The Duncan (OK) Banner seeks an experienced, digital-savvy editor to lead its newsroom.
    Applicants need a newsroom management background, versatile online and print journalism skills, and the ability to inspire and coach the news staff to produce quality print and online content.
    This is a hands-on position requiring initiative, imagination and sure-footed editorial and administrative judgment. The editor is responsible for all news and opinion content.
    The Duncan Banner is a five-day newspaper (no Monday and Sunday editions) featuring website and mobile news feeds daily.
    Located 80 miles south of Oklahoma City, Duncan is known as the “Crepe Myrtle Capital” of Oklahoma for its abundance of the colorful trees. The city is home to 23,000 people and four lakes.
    The Duncan Banner is owned by CNHI, a leading U.S. publisher of local news and information in print and online. We are an equal opportunity employer and offer competitive salary and benefits.
    Contact:  Interested candidates should apply online to publisher Mark Millsap at mark@normantranscript.com. Include a cover letter on why you believe you are qualified for the position, a resume and samples of your work. Please send resume to Mark Millsap mark@normantranscript.com

  • Stringer

    City:  Claremore, OK
    Newspaper:  Claremore Daily Progress
    Salary:  Varies to scope of work
    Job Description:  Love to write on a variety of topics -- anything from business, politics, family, to maybe even outdoor adventure? Want to have extra income, but not a 9 to 5 job? If you live in the Claremore, OK area and have samples of your past newspaper clips, know AP style and can work with a quick turnaround time, we would love to talk to you.
    Contact:  Send your information to Cydney Baron, editor@claremoreprogress.com

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