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  • Staff Writer

    City:  McAlester, OK
    Newspaper:  McAlester News-Capital
    Salary:  Negotiable
    Job Description:  Do you have a nose for news? Do you enjoy writing? If so, the News-Capital is looking for you to join our newsroom team.
    We’re seeking a team player. Someone who is self-driven, self-motivated and not afraid of working hard. Love of writing and grammar are required, as is knowledge of AP style. Computer knowledge is also a must. A degree in journalism or a related field is preferred, but not required. This person must have a stable, proven work history with good references. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.
    Contact: If this sounds intriguing and has piqued your interest, please email resume, creative cover letter and writing samples to aohanlon@mcalesternews.com

  • News Editor

    City:  Ardmore
    Newspaper:  Ardmoreite
    Salary:  30-32k DOE
    Job Description:  The Ardmoreite, a multi-media award-winning information company in beautiful southern Oklahoma, is seeking a dynamic news editor to join our team.
    The news editor is responsible for reporting on all aspects of our local communities including hard news, features, enterprise stories and investigative pieces, primarily from the cops and crimes beat but including lifestyles, entertainment and breaking news. In addition, the position will require some copy editing and pagination work. AP style is a must.
    The ideal candidate has a degree in journalism or related field, experience in InDesign and Photoshop and a minimum of three years of newsroom experience. Accuracy, time-management, organizational and people skills are also required to be successful in this position. This is a fast-paced environment that embraces quality journalism and offers a broad experience that includes digital and social media strategies.
    The Ardmoreite newsroom is a talented, diverse group of journalists who create a progressive and creative atmosphere. We offer a competitive salary, 401k and health insurance opportunities as well as paid time off.
    We are located in Ardmore, Oklahoma, which is on I35, equi-distance from Oklahoma City and Dallas. We cover five counties and our area offers great schools, medical care, recreational and cultural opportunities.
    Contact Information:  Please send letter of interest, resume and writing and design clips to: Robby Short, Managing editor, c/o The Ardmoreite, 117 W. Broadway, Ardmore, OK, 73401 or email to robby.short@ardmoreite.com and kim.benedict@ardmoreite.com with ‘news editor’ in the subject line. EOE

  • Managing Editor

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

  • Staff Reporter/Editor

    City:  Watonga
    Company:  Central Oklahoma Publications
    Job Description: Are you a news hound? Our three newspapers in northwest Oklahoma (Watonga Republican, Hinton Record and The Geary Star) are looking for an experienced or entry level staff reporter who understands the needs of a multimedia newsroom and a 24-hours news cycle. If you see a story everywhere, write compelling copy, and are ready to contribute to our award-winning community-based coverage, we have the perfect job for you. Computer assisted reporting skills, social media and digital savvy, and ability to craft information for distribution across multiple platforms are assets in applying for this position. Educational background in news-related fields is a must. We serve our readers with investigative and enterprise reporting, strong local features, profiles and day to day news that they can’t get anywhere else. We do it well, are recognized for excellence and we never rest on our laurels. If interested submit a cover letter, resume and 2 samples of clippings via e-mail to our Group Publisher Eric Warsinskey at Eric@WesnerCo.com. We're looking for a staff reporter to chase down the stories our audience members want to read. Crime, government, business, sports, human interest, restaurants, entertainment...our writers cover it all. Blogs do not count for experience. The perfect applicant will be excited about the future of newspaper in print, online and through digital media. We're open to full or part time, if you're the fit we're looking for. This is not your average Staff Reporter position as it could very quickly lead to advancement and will most certainly lead to growth.
    Contact:  Please email a cover letter, resume, published clips and three journalism references to Group Publisher, Eric Warsinskey at Eric@WesnerCo.com .

  • Paginator

    City: Watonga
    Company: Central Oklahoma Publications
    Job Description: Central Oklahoma Publications is looking for a full-time paginator to join its award-winning newsroom. Experience with Quark (2015 or newer) is required. A detailed understanding of Adobe Photoshop is also strongly encouraged, as is photography experience.  The applicant in this position will typically work shifts from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. This is an hourly position with paid vacation. Central Oklahoma Publications contains the Watonga Republican, Hinton Record and The Geary Star and is based out of the Watonga Republican newsroom located at 104 E. Main St. in Watonga.
    Contact:  To apply, send your résumé and design clips, along with any examples of your photography, to Group Publisher, Eric Warsinskey at Eric@WesnerCo.com.

  • Reporter

    City:  Claremore, OK
    Newspaper:  Claremore Daily Progress
    Salary:  Hourly
    Job Description: The Claremore Daily Progress is seeking an resourceful, enterprising reporter. We need somebody with a sincere desire to consistently produce thorough, well-written stories for print and online. We'll give you the support you need to help you cover a wide-range to topics from breaking news to local government and human-interest features. If you have the skills and desire to be part of our team please send a cover letter and resume, along with writing samples. Benefits include: health insurance, paid vacation, and 401K.
    Contact:  Kristy J. Geisler, Publisher, kgeisler@claremoreprogress.com, P.O. Box 248, Claremore, OK 74018, 918-341-1101

  • Staff Writer

    City:  Sallisaw
    Newspaper:  Sequoyah County Times
    Salary:  Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include partially-paid health insurance, cell phone reimbursement and two weeks’ annual vacation.
    Job Description:  The Sequoyah County Times, a twice-weekly newspaper serving Sequoyah County, seeks a news staff writer. The staff writer is a general assignment position that includes writing and photography. Must know AP Style and want to cover a great community with great journalism. The staff writer will be able to handle social media/website and other digital endeavors while producing wonderful news stories from crime to government to compelling features for our print product. Writer must be available for some night and weekend work.
    Cookson Hills Publishers, Inc., a family-owned company, publishes seven newspapers in McIntosh, Okmulgee and Sequoyah Counties.
    Contact: Please email your resume and clips to Jeff Mayo. Jeff Mayo, Publisher, jeffmayo@seqcotimes.com

  • Paginator

    City:  Norman
    Newspaper:  The Norman Transcript
    Salary:  $25,000 to $30,000
    Job Description:  The Norman Transcript is looking for a full-time paginator to join its award-winning newsroom.
    Extensive experience with InDesign (CS6) is required. A strong understanding of Photoshop and Illustrator is a plus, as is photography experience. The ideal applicant will possess strong copy editing skills and a comprehensive knowledge of the role quality design plays in compelling storytelling.
    The individual in this position will typically work shifts from 4 p.m. to midnight. This is an hourly position with full benefits, including health insurance and paid vacation.
    The Norman Transcript is a seven-day-a-week daily located in Norman, Oklahoma, the third largest city in the state and home to the University of Oklahoma. The Transcript was awarded the 2016 Oklahoma Press Association Division 1 Sequoyah Award for general excellence, winning six first place awards in the annual OPA Better Newspaper Contest.
    Contact:  To apply, send your résumé and design clips, along with any examples of your writing or photography, to Transcript editor Caleb Slinkard at editor@normantranscript.com.

  • News Reporter

    City:  Enid
    Newspaper:  Enid News & Eagle
    Salary:  Negotiable
    Job Description:  The award-winning Enid News & Eagle is now hiring for a news reporter. Recently featured in The New York Times, the News & Eagle and its growing website, EnidNews.com, cover a 10-county area in northwest Oklahoma. EnidNews.com averages about a million page views per month.
    A recent General Excellence winner for best of show in Oklahoma’s Associated Press contest, the News & Eagle is a frequent sweepstakes winner in the Oklahoma Press Association’s largest division. The regional daily was recognized with a statewide Freedom of Information Award for its successful lawsuit supporting the public’s First Amendment right of access to sealed court records. The News & Eagle’s 2014 “Under Pressure” project won the nationwide Associated Press Media Editors’ Community Journalism Public Service Initiative award.
    Enid is experiencing significant growth with a revitalized downtown. Following the multi-million renovation of Enid’s historic Convention Hall, a full-service, multipurpose venue opened hosting national performing acts.
    With a population around 50,000, Enid is the economic, social, medical, political and educational hub of northwest Oklahoma.
    The reporter candidate must have a bachelor’s degree and experience being published.
    Our collaborative, veteran staff is looking for an enterprising journalist with the versatility to produce top-notch digital and print coverage on deadline. The team-oriented candidate should be familiar and comfortable with multimedia, AP style and able to take direction. This full-time position offers a negotiable salary with health benefits and a 401(k) plan.
    Contact:  Please email a cover letter, resume, published clips and three journalism references to Executive Editor Rob Collins at rcollins@enidnews.com.

  • Editor

    City: One of our four community newspapers (Hennessey, Okeene, Canton, Seiling)
    Salary: mid- $20,000 range
    Job Description: Trail Miller Co. LLC is looking for a hard working dependable team player to be our next editor for one of the the company's four weekly newspapers (The Hennessey Clipper, The Okeene Record, The Canton Times and The Dewey County Record). The editor will be responsible for reporting on all aspects of our local communities including hard news, features, enterprise stories and investigative pieces. In addition the position will require some copy editing and pagination work as well as work with our local advertisers. Qualified candidates should have a degree in journalism/mass communications or a related field. Preference will be given to those with experience in reporting and editing pursuant to AP style guidelines as well as those that possess experience with Adobe Creative Suite software including InDesign and Photoshop. Our company is looking to expand and we want to find a team player that can help us achieve our goals. If you believe you can be our next superstar don't hesitate to apply.
    Contact: Interested applicants should submit a resume and professional writing clips to Managing Publisher William Carroll at trailmiller@pldi.net. No phone calls please.

  • Government Reporter

    City:  Ardmore, OK
    Newspaper:  The Ardmoreite
    Salary:  DOE
    Job Description:  The Ardmoreite, a multi-media award-winning information company in beautiful southern Oklahoma, has a full-time opening for a government/general assignment reporter. This position also is responsible for some support in daily page layout (we will train).
    The ideal candidate has a degree in journalism or related field, some experience in In Design and Photoshop and a minimum two years of reporting experience. Accuracy, time-management, organizational and people skills are also required to be successful in this position. This is a fast-paced environment that embraces quality journalism and offers a broad experience that includes digital and social media strategies.
    The Ardmoreite newsroom is a talented, diverse group of journalists who create a progressive and creative atmosphere. We offer a competitive salary, 401k and health insurance opportunities as well as paid time off.
    We are located in Ardmore, Oklahoma, which is on I35, equi-distance from Oklahoma City and Dallas. We cover five counties and our area offers great schools, medical care, recreational and cultural opportunities.
    Contact:  Please send letter of interest, resume and writing and design clips to: Robby Short, managing editor, c/o The Ardmoreite, 117 W. Broadway, Ardmore, OK, 73401 or email robby.short@ardmoreite.com with 'govt. reporter’ in the subject line. EOE

  • Breaking News Reporter

    City: Medicine Park
    Newspaper: The Chronicle
    Job Description: The Chronicle, based in Medicine Park seeks a full-time reporter. Our coverage area includes the towns of Medicine Park, Elgin, Sterling, Fletcher, Cyril & Cement. We are looking to expand our coverage to Anadarko and Chickasha by the end of 2017. We’re looking for a versatile reporter who has strong social media skills. The Chronicle recently relaunched its website and is investing in an aggressive social media push. We need someone to bring in fresh idea to lead our digital efforts and generate content for our website thechronicle.news, our weekly newspaper and Facebook page.
    RESPONSIBILITIES:
    Respond to breaking news in the surrounding counties
    Write a range of stories for The Chronicle and related digital outlets
    Prioritize multiple assignments in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
    Meet all editorial and production deadlines.
    Manage web content and social media.
    Contact: Email cover letter, resume & PDF samples to JJ Francais, jj.francais@hillcom.net, along with references and salary requirements.

  • Government Reporter

    City:  Ardmore, OK
    Newspaper:  Ardmoreite
    Salary:  DOE
    Job Description:  The Ardmoreite, a multi-media award-winning information company in beautiful southern Oklahoma, has a full-time opening for a government/general assignment reporter. This position also is responsible for some support in daily page layout (we will train).
    The ideal candidate has a degree in journalism or related field, some experience in In Design and Photoshop and a minimum two years of reporting experience. Accuracy, time-management, organizational and people skills are also required to be successful in this position. This is a fast-paced environment that embraces quality journalism and offers a broad experience that includes digital and social media strategies.
    The Ardmoreite newsroom is a talented, diverse group of journalists who create a progressive and creative atmosphere. We offer a competitive salary, 401k and health insurance opportunities as well as paid time off.
    We are located in Ardmore, Oklahoma, which is on I35, equi-distance from Oklahoma City and Dallas. We cover five counties and our area offers great schools, medical care, recreational and cultural opportunities.
    Contact:  Please send letter of interest, resume and writing and design clips to: Robby Short, managing editor, c/o The Ardmoreite, 117 W. Broadway, Ardmore, OK, 73401 or email robby.short@ardmoreite.com with 'govt. reporter’ in the subject line. EOE

  • Sports Reporter

    City:  Harrison, Arkansas
    Newspaper:  Harrison Daily Times
    Job Description:  Immediate Opening for Sports Reporter -- Located in the heart of the Ozarks and surrounded by natural beauty and lots of football games, the Harrison Daily Times is seeking a sports reporter with a taste for action. Duties will include general sports assignments as well as feature writing assignments. Photography skills are a plus. Qualified candidates must be able to thrive under pressure, meet daily deadlines and work flexible hours. This is a full-time position. The Harrison Daily Times is a member of the Phillips Media Group offering paid time off, group insurance, and 401k. We pride ourselves on promotion from within as opportunities arise throughout the company. We are an equal opportunity employer.
    Contact:  Please send resume to Jim Perry, PO Box 40, Harrison, AR 72601 or email to jimp@phillipsmedia.com

  • Editor

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

  • Sports Reporter/Editor

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

  • Circulation Manager

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

  • Sports Editor

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

  • Reporter

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

  • Sports reporter

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

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