Account executive. Rock Valley Publishing, L.L.C. is expanding our sales staff. We have immediate openings for advertising sales executives to call on businesses in several established protected territories containing long time advertisers. Beloit, South Beloit, Roscoe, Rockton and Machesney Park. This position reports to the general manager. Previous print or electronic media sales experience preferred, but will consider all applicants with retail sales experience. This is a great opportunity to advance your sales career and work for the area’s premier media company. E-mail resume/job history to Rjohnson@rvpublishing.com for immediate consideration. (26,2)
Advertising Director. The Ottumwa Courier seeks a high-energy, experienced advertising director to lead its sales team. The advertising director develops and executes marketing strategies across multiple platforms to maximize sales and enhance our market share. This person works with the publisher and department managers to ensure profitability by meeting revenue and expense targets. We expect a manager who quickly spots trends and adjusts to maximize gains or minimize losses. Candidates must also know how to develop revenue opportunities through retention and consultative selling. Our advertising director will lead a staff of five 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 team. 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 four 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. The Ottumwa Courier is a 9,000-circulation, five-day newspaper in southeastern Iowa. In addition to the newspaper, we publish a weekly TMC product, a quarterly magazine and a website, www.ottumwacourier.com. Ottumwa is a family-oriented community in Southeast Iowa, just 90 minutes from the state capital of Des Moines. 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 salary, bonus plans, paid vacation, 401(k), and medical, dental and vision insurance. Interested candidates should email a resume and salary requirements to Publisher Martin Cody, email@example.com. The Ottumwa Courier is a CNHI newspaper. Based in Montgomery, Alabama, CNHI is a leading publisher of local news and information. Its newspapers, websites and specialty publications serve communities in 23 states. (26)
Copy Editor. As a copy editor for the TH Media, you select, edit and design page content for both print and online while meeting page flow deadlines. Qualified candidates must have familiarity with current events and history and the ability to grasp and adapt to new technology. A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and three years of experience in a newspaper setting preferred. Evening, weekend, and holiday hours are required. This is a full-time position that includes a comprehensive benefits package including competitive wage, employee stock ownership plan (ESOP), 401(k), paid vacation and sick time, insurance and continuing education assistance. For consideration, apply online at www.wcinet.com/careers. TH Media, a division of Woodward Communications, Inc.is an equal opportunity employer located in Dubuque, Iowa.
Editor. Mitchell County Press-News. We are seeking a motivated journalist to be the editor of the Mitchell County Press-News, a weekly newspaper in Osage, IA. Journalists with at least three years of newspaper experience will be given first consideration. Responsibilities will include writing, editing, photographing and proofing all content for a weekly newspaper and website. The editor should be adept with social media and eager to learn new skills. Applicants must have immediate access to transportation for timely story coverage. Qualifications: The ideal candidate will understand that a weekly newspaper editor is part of the fabric of a community. The editor will be self-directed, but also part of a team. Excellent news judgment, experience covering local government, business and writing features are expected. The editor will be comfortable writing a crime story, attending a library tea and stopping to shoot a feature photo on the way to a city council meeting. To apply online go to www.lee.net/careers. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Pre-employment drug testing applies. (26)
General Assignment Reporter. The Globe Gazette in Mason City, IA is seeking a skilled Reporter to cover regional interest stories in North Iowa. The successful candidate will be assigned to cover news and features in one of our priority communities and/or counties. This is a full-time position requiring some night and weekend work. The successful candidate will generate news and feature content for daily and weekend editions, special sections, website, social media and other duties as assigned. Qualifications: The successful candidate should have prior daily newspaper and multimedia experience, including photography, video and online skills. We are looking for a team player who works well with others, possesses a positive attitude, loves the business, thrives on deadlines and wants to produce the best. College degree preferred. If interested, please apply online at http://globegazette.com/workhere. The Globe Gazette is a Drug-Free Employer. The Globe Gazette (www.globegazette.com) and Lee Enterprises, Inc. (www.lee.net) are Equal Opportunity Employers. (26)
Managing Editor. Rock Valley Publishing, L.L.C. is looking to hire a managing editor. This is a new position that reports to the general manager. A staff of four community editors reports to the managing editor. Responsible for overseeing editorial content for eleven weeklies, one daily, two monthlies and many special sections that are published throughout the year. Train and mentor news staff. Keep website news current. Prepare contractor pay weekly. Write a minimum three articles per week. Fill-in for community editors vacations and other leave. This position will have the community editor position for two weeklies. We have offices in Brodhead, Clinton, Machesney Park, Belvidere, Pecatonica, Byron and Lena. The managing editor will most likely be based at our Machesney Park office. J School or an English degree is required. Send clips and salary expectations with your resume for immediate consideration. Join our news department and grow your career with us. Contact Randy Johnson, general manager, Rock Valley Publishing, L.L.C., Rjohnson@rvpublishing.com or (815) 654-4850. (26,2)
News Reporter. The Le Mars Daily Sentinel, an award-winning four-day-a-week newspaper in northwest Iowa, seeks a motivated news reporter who can generate ideas, turn in accurate and well-organized stories, meet daily deadlines and work well with our newsroom. Responsibilities include covering everything from hard news, crime, business and government to personality features in our northwest Iowa town of about 10,000. The ideal candidate must have experience using InDesign and be comfortable with digital photography. Starting salary dependent on experience, $23,000 annually. The Daily Sentinel also offers a solid benefits package. Please forward resume, cover letter and clips to Amy Erickson, firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail to Editor, Le Mars Daily Sentinel, 41 First Ave. N.E., Le Mars, IA, 51031. (tfn)
Publisher. Rust Communications currently has an opening for a publisher position in Marshall-Concordia, Mo. The successful applicant will manage a property that includes a newspaper which publishes three days a week, a weekly newspaper, a shopper, two websites and various specialty products. Candidates should have strong leadership skills, significant experience in financial management, solid understanding of marketing print and digital initiatives and a deep commitment to customer service. Primary responsibility is to expand, lead and direct the sales and marketing teams to exceed sales revenue, marketing and budgetary goals. Attention to detail required, combined with an eye to the overall daily, weekly, monthly and long-term strategy as a member of the Rust leadership team. Rust Communications, a family-owned company with headquarters in Cape Girardeau, Mo., publishes 50 daily and weekly newspapers in eight states. The company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please send resume and cover letter to Ron Kemp, Regional Vice President, Rust Communications, P.O. Box 366, Rector, AR, 72461, or email email@example.com. (26)
WANT TO BUY
Iowa journalist and friends considering newspaper purchase. If you’re looking to sell sometime in the next couple of years, drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org. No pressure. Small is beautiful. Confidentiality respected. (26,2,9)
Two thriving hometown newspapers for sale as one business. Located in Northwest Iowa. Great communities with great supporters from local and area business owners. Great circulation, very knowledgeable and dependable employees of which have been there for many years. Call 712-380-3020 and speak with Penny if interested in further information. (19,26,2,9)
Buyer looking to purchase newspaper grossing $500k-$3 million. Monthly tourism newspaper, SE Iowa, $15k, lot of potential. SE Iowa weekly shopper, $75k, has lot of potential, will sell on contract, call for details. *Appraisals-Consultations-Brokerage services* Your full service broker, News Brokerage of Iowa, email@example.com, 319-350-2770. We have buyers for all price ranges. NEW LISTINGS NEEDED. This could be the right time to sell! Looking for part or full-time salespeople. Perfect for a retired person with sales ability! Paid by commission or salary. Give us a call.
Publishing (Photos Available). Minnesota: Weeklies, 10 publications plus, sales @ $2,800,000; weekly, SW MN, nets $100k; Weeklies, Metro sales at $3.1 million; Three weeklies, w/4 unit Goss, priced $1,500,000, NE MN; Weekly, sales near $1 million, near Rochester. South Dakota: Weekly, sales at $500k; Weekly (3), sales at $1 million. Are you for sale? Call me - I can help! Contact Lowell Webster, Newspaper Sales and Service, Calhoun Companies, 7600 Parklawn Ave., Suite 225, Minneapolis, MN 55435. Phone 952-831-3300 or 612-716-0160. Fax 952-831-6516. Look for us on the Internet: www.calhouncompanies.com. (26)
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