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. (29,5,12,19,26)
Editor. The Oskaloosa Herald seeks an experienced journalist for our top newsroom leadership position of editor in the newsy region of Southeast Iowa. The person is responsible for news content in our four-day newspaper, weekly shopper and related digital sites, including Facebook and Twitter. Applicants need management background, versatile print and digital journalism skills, and design and pagination experience. The editor must be self-motivated, community-oriented and passionate about print and online audience growth. The editor is a key member of the senior management team, with a voice in strategic initiatives undertaken by the company. Oskaloosa is the seat of government for Mahaska County and the region’s news hub, including the quadrennial Iowa caucuses that attract presidential candidates from across the country. Candidates should email their resume, a cover letter explaining why they believe they are the right person for the position, and a half-dozen work samples to: Oskaloosa Herald Publisher Deb Van Engelenhoven at firstname.lastname@example.org. (29,5)
News Editor. The Sun-News, serving northern Cedar county, is seeking a News Editor. This position includes: • Covering city council meetings, • Community events, • Editing copy, writing news & feature stories, • Experience with Mac, InDesign, & Photoshop preferred, • Must be a team player who will share duties with staff. Send resume to email@example.com. Resumes may also be mailed to PO Box 271, Tipton, IA 52772. (29,5)
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. (29,5)
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. (29,5,12,19,26)
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 or will take on a partner, call for details. *Appraisals-Consultations-Brokerage services* Your full service broker, News Brokerage of Iowa, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
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