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Updated 2/18/15

HELP WANTED

Advertising Director. The Times-Republican, a seven-day daily newspaper located in central Iowa, is looking for a results-driven advertising director to lead our team of sales professionals. Applicants should have previous experience in newspaper advertising sales management for print and digital platforms. 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 40 daily newspapers and over 100 weekly newspapers in 14 states. We offer a competitive salary and fringe benefit package as well as excellent opportunities for advancement within the company. Please send a letter of application, resume and references by email to: mschlesinger@timesrepublican.com or by regular mail to -- Mike Schlesinger, Publisher; Times-Republican; 135 W Main St/PO Box 1300; Marshalltown, Iowa 50158. (18,25,4,11)

General Manager. Register Media in Iowa has an opportunity for an energetic, community minded individual to combine the resources of a Fortune 500 media company with the personal touch of community journalism as General Manager overseeing Marengo Publishing Company, a group of four weekly newspapers and accompanying shoppers in Iowa, Benton and Poweshiek counties in Central and Eastern Iowa. The General Manager will oversee advertising and news, as well as directing both weekly print products and digital initiatives. He or she also will build relationships and promote Marengo Publishing Company in the communities with a variety of contacts, from advertisers to readers and develop appropriate strategic partnerships. The successful candidate will have solid experience in community newspapering, along with proven sales skills to drive growth in community markets. Bachelor’s degree with two or more years outside sales experience and three to five years managing sales and news teams preferred. Must have proven collaboration, communication, and sales skills as well as having demonstrated the ability to be innovative. Must be digitally savvy and able to work with a sense of urgency. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of balancing news and advertising needs and must be able to work independently while effectively managing multiple tasks and deadlines. Must have strong computer skills and be proficient in social media and digital space We offer a competitive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, generous vacation policy, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, and more. The Des Moines Register is committed to diversity and proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Employment is contingent on passing a pre-employment, post-offer drug test and acceptable motor vehicle record. To apply go to: https://career4.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=44782&company=Gannett&username. (18,25,4,11)

Multi-Media Account Executive. Press-Citizen Media in Iowa City is looking for goal-oriented, high-energy sales professionals who can develop and implement marketing campaigns for advertising clients. Account executives sell digital and mobile advertising, social media management and other digital marketing services, as well as print products, to both new and existing accounts. They are responsible for cultivating and strengthening client relationships, developing a robust sales pipeline, creating persuasive proposals, closing sales and achieving sales goals. Candidates should possess a solid understanding of the advertising media industry, particularly digital and social media, and demonstrate the ability to sell with a consultative approach. Bachelor’s degree with two or more years outside sales experience is required, preferably in an advertising sales/business development environment. Must be able to work well under pressure while effectively managing multiple tasks and deadlines. Must have strong computer skills. Press-Citizen Media is committed to diversity and proud to be an equal opportunity employer. (18,25,4)

News editors/reporters. Mid-America Publishing Corporation is seeking full-time reporters/news editors for two of its weekly newspaper publications. The (Monona) Outlook, located in northeast Iowa and serves Clayton County, is just a stone’s throw from the Mississippi River. The (Sigourney) News-Review, located in southeast Iowa, is near Iowa City and Oskaloosa, serving Keokuk County. The successful candidate must be a self-starter who is well-versed in writing, photography, and social media. They must also be able to write hard news, delve into features, and investigate issues of all types in and around their respective county. Top-notch verbal and written communication skills are imperative. Each position offers competitive pay and benefits. You’ll have a strong staff around you to balance your workload, allowing you to focus on what matters — capturing the news. You’ll just need to focus on producing top-notch local news content. While some experience is preferred, both positions are available to recent and upcoming college graduates. If you think you’re up to challenge, respond to this ad with a letter of interest, resume, several clips, and three references to ryanharvey.map@gmail.com, or download an application from midampublishing.com and FAX it to 641-456-3387 or return it by mail to Mid-America Publishing Corporation, P.O. Box 606, Hampton, Iowa 50441. Interviews begin immediately. (18,25,4)

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 resume 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. No phone calls please. (18,25,4,11,18)

Reporter. The Marshalltown Times-Republican, an award-winning daily newspaper in central Iowa, is looking for a full-time reporter to cover the city beat. Applicants must be self-starters who are driven with the desire to be fair, accurate and complete with their stories. Must be proficient in photography. Expect to cover breaking news, general assignments and uncover and report timely stories on this crucial beat. Ideal candidates are versatile writers who can tackle everything from hard news to feature stories. Prior experience at another newspaper or college publication is a plus, but we are willing to train the right person. The successful applicant will receive a competitive salary and excellent company benefits, including health insurance and a 401(k). This newspaper is part of the Ogden Newspaper group and offers excellent advancement opportunities within the company. This position is available immediately. Please email cover letter, resume and clips to jhutton@timesrepublican.com or by mail to the Times-Republican, Attn: Jeff Hutton, Managing Editor, P.O. Box 1300, Marshalltown, Iowa 50158. (18,25)

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. Page design abilities and experience with InDesign, Photoshop and social media are a must. Send a resume, 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, Iowa 51031. No Phone Calls Please. (18,25,4,11,18))

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!

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