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Updated 4/22/15

HELP WANTED

Advertising Director. Due to an approaching retirement, Mid-America Publishing is looking for an energetic advertising director to oversee the sales of three weekly newspapers in southeast Iowa in Keokuk and Mahaska Counties. Based in Sigourney, the position provides a strong base of business with the ability to grow new accounts. Previous experience in newspaper advertising sales for print and digital mediums preferred. Good presentation skills, written and verbal communication skills and team motivation ability will be a deciding factor for the successful candidate. Knowledge of Microsoft Office and other software programs will be helpful. Our newspaper is part of a family-owned newspaper group with 23 weekly newspapers and additional shoppers in Iowa. We offer a competitive salary plus commission, and comprehensive benefit package. Advancement opportunities are available within the company to qualified candidates. Interviews will begin immediately with preferred candidates. To apply, email a resume, letter of interest, and three references to ryanharvey.map@gmail.com, or mail your information to Ryan Harvey, President/CEO, Mid-America Publishing Corporation, P.O. Box 29, Hampton, Iowa 50441. (22,29)

Advertising Sales Rep. Southwest Iowa paper seeks committed, passionate individual to sell advertising for progressive six-day a week publication with weekly shopper. Candidate should be familiar with sales, accustomed to working with the public, outgoing, self- motivated and able to produce results with a positive attitude. Experience not required but will be considered. We offer a competitive salary and benefit package along with incentive bonuses. Email resume and other pertinent information to: Jeff Lundquist, jrlund@ant-news.com or call 712-243-2624 or mail: Atlantic News Telegraph, 410 Walnut St., Atlantic, Ia., 50022. (tfn)

Advertising Sales. The North Scott Press has an immediate opening for an experienced advertising professional to provide sales and service for customers of our affiliated award-winning Wilton-Durant Advocate News. Résumé with references: btubbs@northscottpress.com, or call (563) 285-8111. (22,29)

Assistant Editor. The national-award winning Eldridge North Scott Press, one of Iowa’s largest weeklies in a growing suburban community of the Quad Cities, is looking for No. 2 person in our News Department who can generate ideas and write general news, features and sports, along with photography and layout. Resume with references and cover letter with clips to editor Scott Campbell at: scampbell@northscottpress.com. (22,29)

Digital Content Editor. The Clinton (Iowa) Herald, a six-day-a-week newspaper, is seeking applications for a Digital Content Editor in the newsroom. Clinton sits on the Mississippi River and features many outdoor activities. Subscriptions continue to circulate in Iowa and Illinois. The Digital Content Editor is responsible for posting local daily stories to the Clinton Herald website, www.clintonherald.com, under the direction of the editor and associate editor, and manage publication of online content provided by the corporate digital field team. This position also will be responsible for maintaining social networking sites and engaging readers through those sites. Candidates must possess strong writing, editing, technical, multi-media and news judgment skills and be a self-starter. This position will be responsible for compiling monthly Internet statistic and data reports, manage the mobile site, and work alongside the Herald’s advertising department and management team to fulfill corporate initiatives. The Clinton Herald manages an award-winning website and newspaper. The Clinton Herald publishes in the afternoon Monday through Friday and on Saturday morning. Submit resume, cover letter and examples of your work to Associate Editor Scott Levine at the Clinton Herald, 221 Sixth Ave. South, Clinton, IA, 52732. Resumes also can be submitted to scottlevine@clintonherald.com. (22,29,6,13)

General assignment reporter. The Daily Freeman-Journal, an award-winning daily newspaper in North Central Iowa, is seeking a full-time general assignment reporter to join our team. Experience preferred, but will train the right individual. Knowledge of digital photography, video and social media a plus. If you are looking for the challenge of being part of a fast-paced work environment, this is the opportunity for you. Send resume, cover letter and writing samples to: Editor, The Daily Freeman-Journal, PO Box 490, Webster City, IA 50595 or email to ablankenship@freemanjournal.net.(22)

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 resumé, cover letter and clips to Amy Erickson, dseditor@frontiernet.net, or mail to Editor, Le Mars Daily Sentinel, 41 First Ave. N.E., Le Mars, IA, 51031. (22,29,6)

News Editor. Curious, civic-engaged assignment editor needed. The Hawk Eye in Burlington, Iowa, is seeking someone to replace its longtime news editor, who is retiring. We’re looking for someone with a good eye for news who can coordinate timely and comprehensive news coverage using the resources available to maximize southeast Iowa and west-central Illinois’ largest news-gathering staff. An emphasis will be placed on engaging the staff in a variety of short-term and long-range reporting projects. A premium will be placed on someone with planning and motivational skills to assure The Hawk Eye’s dominance in multi-platform news presentation — print, web, mobile and social media. An interest in new types of storytelling and information sharing will be considered an asset. The successful candidate will be a team player who, while responsible for assigning and scheduling five reporters, plus stringers and free-lancers, must be able to coordinate coverage with the photo, features, business and sports desks. A working knowledge of media law, especially libel and open meetings/records law is necessary. The successful candidate must be able to interact with the public in a manner befitting an organization with a 178-year-old history. Burlington is a community on the Mississippi River in southeast Iowa. There is a wide assortment of community activities for nearly every interest. The Hawk Eye has a long and credible history of local government reporting and readers value its watchdog role. Those interested should send a cover letter, resume and salary expectations to Dale Alison, managing editor, dalison@thehawkeye.com. (22,29,6,13)

News Editor. The Wright County Monitor in Clarion seeks a full-time news editor/reporter. The successful candidate must be well-versed in writing, photography, and social media. They must also be able to write hard news, delve into features, and investigate issues. Top-notch verbal and written communication skills are imperative. This position offers competitive pay and benefits. To apply, email a resume, letter of interest, and three references to ryanharvey.map@gmail.com, or mail your information to Ryan Harvey, President/CEO, Mid-America Publishing Corporation, P.O. Box 29, Hampton, Iowa 50441. (22,29)

News Editor. The Fayette County Union/Fayette Publishing is seeking a creative, motivated, well-organized managing editor/news writer who can guide weekly coverage throughout an award-winning newspaper group. Our four publications aggressively cover Fayette County and the southern half of Winneshiek County. The managing editor/news writer is the No. 1 position in our news department and will be responsible for weekly and long-range planning. The successful candidate will develop a weekly news agenda, coordinating with the news team, advertising director and publisher. Qualified candidates should have a degree in journalism or significant experience in a news room. This is a unique and excellent opportunity for a journalism professional who seeks new challenges and enjoys community journalism. The Fayette County Union/Fayette Publishing offers a competitive wage. If you are interested in this excellent opportunity, please apply and attach resume with salary history to lanews@thefayettecountyunion.com or send to The Fayette County Union, LeAnn Larson, Publisher. (22,29,6,13)

News Staff Writer. The Clinton (Iowa) Herald, a six-day-a-week newspaper, is seeking applications for a News Staff Writer in the newsroom. Clinton sits on the Mississippi River and features many outdoor activities. Subscriptions continue to circulate in Iowa and Illinois. The News Staff Writer position is responsible for covering local beats that could include area crime and courts, city councils, school boards, businesses and timely features. This position requires photography, videography and reporting. The qualified candidate must be a proficient writer, typer, be a self-starter and possess excellent people skills. The Clinton Herald publishes in the afternoon Monday through Friday and on Saturday morning. Submit resume, cover letter and examples of your work to Associate Editor Scott Levine at scottlevine@clintonherald.com. (22,29,6,13)

Reporter. TH Media, an employee-owned daily newspaper with a circulation of 29,000, seeks a talented reporter to join our news team. Be part of a hard-working, aggressive newsroom aiming to produce the best newspaper in the state, both in print and online. We are looking for a confident journalist comfortable handling everything from features to hard news and as adept at breaking a story on our website in the middle of the afternoon as on the front page the next morning. A bachelor’s degree or equivalent and three years of experience in a newspaper setting is preferred, but we are willing to consider any talented journalist. Primary responsibilities include writing news and feature stories, taking video and using social media to gather information and inform readers. Joining our team offers more than just the daily grind of churning out small stories, though. Reporters have time to tackle Sunday centerpieces on larger issues and to craft strong series. Investigative reporting and data-driven work also is encouraged. In addition, our employee-owned paper offers the possibility of raises after a year and the promise of share ownership after five years. We’re located in a bustling city of more than 50,000 on the banks of the Mississippi River. Dubuque was named to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance’s list of 10 Great Places to Live for 2013. The city offers after-work opportunities ranging from a vibrant arts scene to a variety of nightlife options to an abundance of outdoor recreation possibilities. Want to learn more about this Tri-State area? Visit http://www.greaterdubuque.org/gddc to find out more about the Tri-state area. Ready to apply? Apply on-line at www.wcinet.com/careers.(22)

Screenwriter. Looking for a screenwriter to turn a short, historically based book into a movie. Plenty of options for the right person. Email qualifications to: genehall@charlescitypress.com to set up a face to face to flesh out details. (22,29,6,13,20,27,3)


Sports Editor. The Boone News Republican has an opening for a self-motivated sports editor who likes to tell more than the score! We are a three day a week award winning publication located in Central Iowa that offers excellent employee benefits. The ideal candidate will capture readers with exceptional stories and photography featuring our 3 high school and 1 community college coverage area. This full-time position requires time management skills, self motivation and a desire to be part of a great newsroom team. Experience in page layout, InDesign, Photoshop and social media required. The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree and successful news room experience. Come grow with us! Email resume, cover letter and writing samples to clovin@newsrepublican.com. (22,29,6)

Sports writer. The Le Mars Daily Sentinel, an award-winning four-day-a-week newspaper in northwest Iowa, seeks a talented, motivated sports writer with a competitive drive. The ideal candidate will have exceptional reporting and photography skills. Job responsibilities include covering prep sports for our seven area schools, building relationships with players and coaches and designing the sports page for the next day’s paper. The full-time position requires a strong ability to juggle multiple assignments and collaborate smoothly with another full-time sports writer. Starting salary is $23,000 annually, depending on experience. Page design abilities and experience with InDesign, Photoshop and social media are a must. Send a resume, cover letter and clips to Austin Harrington, lmdsaustin@gmail.com, or mail to Assistant editor, Le Mars Daily Sentinel, 41 First Ave. N.E., Le Mars, Iowa, 51031. (22,29,6)

FOR SALE


New listing: NE Iowa, grosses over $160k, owner will sell for $85,000, contract possible. NEW LISTING: 22,000 circulation shopper w/ daily online newspaper for sale. Publications have gained enormous market share from longtime daily newspaper. An established newspaper group could own the entire market by picking up this rising star in a 25,000 population. Key sales staff possessing valuable relationships with advertisers open to staying on board. Owner is ready to retire. This is a can’t miss! Tourism Community-Grosses $550,000. Southeast Iowa monthly magazine, covers the tristate area! $20,000. Appraisals-consultations-Brokerage services* Your full service broker, News Brokerage of Iowa, dtappnewsbrokerageofiowa@gmail.com, 319-350-2770. We have buyers for all price ranges. NEW LISTINGS NEEDED. This could be the right time to sell!

Publishing (Photos Available). Minnesota: Weekly, eastern central MN, sales over $700k; Weekly, Metro, sales at $3.1 million; Three weeklies, w/press, priced $1,500,000, NE MN; Weekly shopper, St. Croix, nets $100k; Weekly, sales over $87k, priced at $60,000, near St. Cloud, Weekly, sales at $210k, price 150k with building; 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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