Editors. GateHouse Media, a pre-eminent multimedia company in small and midsize markets across the country, is seeking experienced editors. As GateHouse Media grows, opportunities are expected across the company’s footprint. For a full list of GateHouse owned or managed media organizations, visit http://www.gatehousemedia.com/section/publications. Applicants should have at least seven years of newsroom management experience and be well versed in digital media strategies. We’re looking for strong leaders who are innovative in their approach to storytelling and who find change motivating. GateHouse Media newsrooms focus on local journalism with an emphasis on enterprise reporting. From investigative pieces that challenge what we know about our communities to daily enterprising features covering local government and social issues, our goal is to engage discussion and prompt change in the areas we cover. Our newsrooms balance that hard, enterprising reporting with entertaining community coverage that helps readers plan their lives. Our approach is proactive, and our newsrooms often utilize alternative story formats. GateHouse’s digital strategy involves aggressive online posting on both traditional news websites and multiple social media platforms. Our websites are constantly updated throughout every day of the week, regardless of our publication cycles. High-quality video done in various forms will be at the heart of our digital storytelling. Our newsroom leaders are adept at forging relationships with community partners who can supply quality local content to supplement original reporting. Our leaders are also involved in local social organizations such as Rotary and youth sports. We’re looking for leaders who value creativity, are adept at managing expectations, and have proven experience coaching reporters and other editors. Email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration, indicating your preferred location and your ability to relocate, if necessary. To receive more information about current openings, visit Gatehouse’s career website at http://www.gatehousemedia.com/section/careers. (17,24)
News Reporter. In search of a news/feature reporter to join the Le Mars Daily Sentinel’s news team. We’re looking for a motivated writer who can generate story ideas, turn in accurate and well-organized stories, and work well with our newsroom. Responsibilities include covering everything from hard news, business and government to personality features in our northwest Iowa town of 9,826. The ideal candidate should be comfortable with digital photography. Experience is preferred, but we will consider recent journalism grads. The Daily Sentinel, which offers a competitive salary and solid benefits package, is a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday morning paper. Please forward resumé, cover letter and clips to Amy Erickson, email@example.com or mail to Editor, Le Mars Daily Sentinel, 41 First Ave. N.E., Le Mars, IA, 51031. No phone calls please. (17,24,7)
News Reporter. Join a team that is reporting Marion County history in the making! We have an opening for a full-time reporter working from our Pella office, and a part-time reporter covering Marion County. Duties include: reporting local events and activities, feature writing, photography, covering meetings, developing relationships with local officials and within the communities we serve, and covering breaking news. Work hours would include some evenings and occasional weekend responsibilities, sometimes on very short notice. The ideal candidate will have a passion for writing and the verbal ability to support it. Candidates should be self-motivated, but willing to take direction and suggestion as well. The successful candidate will be eager to seek out new stories, meet new people and build relationships with local news sources and members of the communities we serve. The abilities to comfortably approach strangers, strike up conversations, and act professionally and respectfully when representing the company, are musts. Courage, conviction, honesty, integrity are also desirable traits. Knowledge of Quark, Word and an ability to help maintain our award-winning websites in the fast-paced digital world - including video and audio production - would be helpful. This position serves both the Pella Chronicle and our sister paper, the Knoxville Journal Express, as well as all the communities of Marion County. The Pella Chronicle and the Knoxville Journal Express are owned by Community Newspaper Holdings and operated locally. The full-time reporter is a salaried position, and the part-time reporter is an hourly paid position, working 20-25 hours per week. Compensation for both positions is commensurate with experience. Send resumes to Editor Steve Woodhouse at PO Box 458, Knoxville, IA, 50138 or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Knoxville Journal-Express and Pella Chronicle are equal opportunity employers. (17,24,7,14)
Sports Writer. Got Game? The Le Mars Daily Sentinel, an award-winning four-day-a-week newspaper in northwest Iowa, is seeking a motivated sports writer to help carry on a tradition of excellent coverage. The ideal candidate will capture the spirit of the game, providing exceptional reporting and photography for the prep sports news for our seven area schools. The full-time position requires a strong ability to juggle multiple assignments and collaborate smoothly with another full-time sports writer to produce a snappy sports section daily. Experience with InDesign, Photoshop and social media are a must. Send a resumé, cover letter and clips to Amy Erickson, email@example.com or mail to Editor, Le Mars Daily Sentinel, 41 First Ave. N.E., Le Mars, Iowa 51031. No Phone Calls Please. (17,24,7)
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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, 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!
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