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Updated 6/24/15

HELP WANTED


Executive Director. The Iowa Newspaper Association, a member driven non-profit trade association representing 300 urban and community newspapers across Iowa, is seeking its next Executive Director. The Executive Director will lead the INA and its affiliated organizations, Customized Newspaper Advertising and the Iowa Newspaper Foundation. CNA is a for-profit national newspaper and digital sales, planning and placement organization and the INF is a charitable foundation serving the interests of the newspaper industry. The successful candidate will have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree with extensive experience in leadership and management roles. A key responsibility is the oversight of the INA’s legislative program, some knowledge of the Iowa legislature and lobbying process being preferred. He/she must be a multi-tasker, consensus builder, a visionary, with proven leadership skills, written and oral communication skills along with strong organizational and time management skills. Knowledge of financial reporting in the non-profit sector and an ability to set and meet budget targets a must. If you meet these qualifications, please send a cover letter, resume and three references to Steve Delaney, Search Committee Chair, P.O. Box 10, Burlington, Iowa 52601 or to sdelaney@thehawkeye.com. (25,2,9)

Group Director of Advertising. The Telegraph Herald/Woodward Community Media is looking for a Group Director of Advertising for the Community Publishing Division. The Community Publishing Division consists of one daily and five weekly newspapers, five free community shoppers, a digital agency and a printing service. The Group Director of Advertising is a key leadership role responsible for establishing sales targets to meet the company’s objectives as well as strategic sales plan development to promote sales growth and customer satisfaction. To be successful in this role, this leader will possess problem solving and analytical skills, the ability to think strategically, a drive to succeed and a keen focus on customer satisfaction. Above average ability to communicate at all levels and advanced sales, marketing and leadership knowledge is required. The qualified candidate will have a minimum of eight years in sales/marketing and four years management experience, preferably with entire department responsibility. Knowledge financial planning and controls, and sales skills required. College degree preferred, plus a record of continuous learning through seminars, conferences and workshops related to marketing, advertising and/or management. The Group Director of Advertising will be based out of the Dubuque, Iowa office and will regularly travel to locations in Iowa and Wisconsin. A valid driver’s license and proof of insurance is necessary. To learn more about our employee-owned organization, visit our website at www.wcinet.com and click on the Careers link to apply. The deadline to apply for this exciting career opportunity is July 3, 2015. TH Media and Woodward Community Media are divisions of employee-owned Woodward Communications, Incorporated (WCI), headquartered in Dubuque, Iowa. WCI is an equal opportunity employer. (24,1)

Managing Editor. The Messenger, in Fort Dodge, IA, is seeking an energetic managing editor for our newsroom’s top leadership position. We publish a 7-day a.m. daily newspaper, as well as other weekly and monthly niche publications. Our managing editor oversees the editorial staffs of all our publications. Fort Dodge (population 26,000) is the county seat of Webster County and is enjoying robust growth. We are looking for an editor to oversee the creation of quality local news content for print and digital platforms. Our editor must be self-motivated, community-oriented, and passionate about local news. We need a skilled leader who can coach and motivate a staff eager to grow. The editor will oversee a newsroom staff which includes a city editor, sports editor, farm editor, lifestyle editor, and a staff of reporters. While leading the newsroom, the editor is also a key member of the senior management team with a voice in strategic initiatives. We need someone who is digitally focused as we use the web and social media extensively. Applicants should have a newspaper management background and versatile skills that include writing, editing, photography, columns, editorials and pagination. Other key attributes include effective communication, good time management, the ability to train others, and the willingness to become part of an active community. The Messenger offers a competitive compensation package including comprehensive benefits. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced journalism executive who seeks new challenges where their skills and abilities will be utilized to the fullest. Interested candidates should email resume, work samples, and a cover letter on why they believe they are qualified for the position of Managing Editor to Larry Bushman, Publisher, lbushman@messengernews.net. The Messenger is an Equal Opportunity Employer. (24,1,8)

News Reporter wanted 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.


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 ronkemp@centurytel.net. (24,1,8,15,22,29,5,12,19,26)

Reporter. 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. Resumes will be reviewed starting June 25 and will be reviewed until the position is filled. (24,1,8,15)

FOR SALE

NE Iowa weekly newspaper, $85k-SOLD. SE Iowa weekly newspaper, $65k - SOLD. 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, dtappnewsbrokerageofiowa@gmail.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: SW MN, nets $100k; Weekly, eastern central MN, sales over $700k; Weeklies, Metro sales at $3.1 million; Three weeklies, w/4 unit Goss, 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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