Advertising Director. The Burlington, Iowa Hawk Eye, Iowa’s “oldest newspaper,” is seeking a strategic, experienced, innovative and results-oriented Advertising Director to take over the reins of a successful advertising department following the retirement of our long-time Advertising Director. This unique opportunity is suited for a high-achieving sales leader with a keen understanding of print and digital solutions. The Advertising Director must be able to successfully embrace and communicate a sales vision that inspires and motivates others. Great internal and external customer service skills are vital. The Advertising Director will create and lead sales strategy to analyze the competitive environment and uncover and develop market opportunities for revenue. Experience in developing sales strategies and rate structures across multiple platforms including core print, preprint, niche publications and all digital solutions ranging from display to classified verticals is essential. Recruiting, training, coaching and developing a team of world-class sales managers and account executives are essential. The ideal candidate must have a proven record of attaining results. This position is responsible for attaining revenue and expense budgets. This is a senior level management position that will report directly to the Publisher. The deadline for applications is Feb. 5. Send resumes to Steve Delaney, editor-publisher, The Hawk Eye, 800 S. Main St., Burlington, Ia, 52601. (28)
Assistant Local Content Editor. TH Media, an employee-owned daily newspaper with a circulation of 29,000, seeks a talented editor 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 digital. We are looking for an experienced journalist who wants to help lead our local content team. You will work with reporters and other editors to craft daily coverage plans, oversee local content for some Sunday sections, help coordinate and grow our website and social media offerings, edit copy and occasionally write stories. Work shifts would include evening hours Tuesday through Friday and daytime hours on Saturdays. A minimum of five years of newspaper or related media/communications experience is strongly preferred, as is some supervisory experience, but we are willing to consider any talented journalist. In addition, our employee-owned paper offers the possibility of raises after a year and the promise of shared ownership after five years. We’re located in a bustling city of 57,000 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. Apply online at www.wcinet.com/careers. Learn more about our beautiful tri-state area by visiting www.greaterdubuque.org. TH Media is a division of Woodward Communications, Inc., an equal opportunity employer. (28)
Editor. The award-winning Sioux City Journal (circ. 30,000), a recent winner of LMA Newspaper of the Year and twice named one of Editor and Publisher’s “10 That Do It Right,” seeks an editor with a passion for local news and a desire to grow digital and print readership in our northwest Iowa, northeast Nebraska and southeast South Dakota market.The successful candidate must be an effective leader with excellent hands-on management skills who effectively connects with our newsroom staff, our readers and the community. The position requires a degree in journalism, experience in newsroom management, exceptional verbal, written and design skills, budget knowledge and, of course, passion for our profession. Sioux City, with a metro area population of 123,000, is home to an abundance of parks and trails, not to mention a plethora of activities along the Missouri River. Our historic downtown district hosts a vibrant arts community. A beautiful refurbished theater and new events center attract national touring acts and Broadway productions. Our schools are terrific and our streets are safe. Sports enthusiasts can enjoy local colleges and three minor league teams (hockey, baseball, indoor football). The Sioux City Journal 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. If interested, please apply at http://siouxcityjournal.com/workhere/. The Sioux City Journal and Lee Enterprises, Inc. are Equal Opportunity Employers. The Sioux City Journal is a drug-free employer. (28)
Editor. The Muscatine Journal (www.muscatinejournal.com), a six-day daily newspaper and online news provider, seeks a top-notch editor to build upon a legacy of journalism that has earned it multiple industry awards, including first place in General Excellence from the Iowa Newspaper Foundation. The Journal, one of the oldest newspapers in Lee Enterprises, began as the Bloomington Herald on a hand-cranked press in 1840 and has grown to become the primary provider of local news in Muscatine and Louisa counties. The paper has a rich history in Muscatine, including the employment of Mark Twain during the 1850s. Located on the Mississippi River, Muscatine is a thriving, scenic riverfront town with a global reach and offers, as Mark Twain once penned, sunsets the likes of which haven’t been seen “on either side of the ocean.” Reporting to the publisher, the editor should have experience with all aspects of the newsroom at a daily or large weekly newspaper, and should possess strong team-building skills as well as a passion for serving the public. The editor’s role will be a hands-on job, with duties including: • Assigning daily news coverage to staff reporters and freelancers, • Working with a design center to coordinate daily page production, • Helping steer the direction of the paper’s editorial position through its Opinion Page, Editor’s columns, and Editorial Board meetings, • Being involved in community service organizations. An understanding of the key role that the digital platform and social media plays in the industry is a must, as the Editor will also help enhance the paper’s online presence and expand its social media reach. The Muscatine Journal offers a competitive wage and outstanding benefits that include medical, dental, vision, life, vacation, sick and 401K retirement account. If you are interested in this excellent opportunity, please apply at http://muscatinejournal.com/workhere/. The Muscatine Journal and Lee Enterprises, Inc. are Equal Opportunity Employers. The Muscatine Journal and Lee Enterprises, Inc. are Drug-Free Employers. (28)
Editors. GateHouse Media, a pre-eminent multimedia company in small and midsize markets across the country, is seeking editors. We’re looking for solid reporters seeking their first newspaper leadership role or recent graduates with management experience at their college or university publications. Applicants must be willing to relocate. For a full list of GateHouse owned or managed media organizations, click here. 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. As GateHouse Media grows, opportunities are expected across the company’s footprint, including for advancement within the company. This is an opportunity to get in on the ground floor and grow professionally along with GateHouse. 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. (28,11)
News Editor. Are you ready to take the next step and lead our four-person news team into an exciting future of print and digital community journalism? The Washington Evening Journal in Washington, Iowa is EXPANDING our news staff. We are looking for an energetic newsroom leader who has the vision, drive and a passion for journalism and the communities they cover. If you have: covered most beats with a minimum 3 years reporting experience, knowledge of excellent newspaper design and use of graphics, a good understanding of social media platforms and the willingness to expand that understanding, the ability to interact positively with management, co-workers and the community, a desire to become involved with groups and organizations without being influenced journalistically, the desire to create and implement new strategies that help grow readership and loyalty to our publications, excellent news writing skills, the ability to lead through teaching and by example, then we want to hear from you! We are a Monday-Friday p.m. daily paper located in Southeast Iowa. Washington is a growing, county seat community. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits including health insurance, dental insurance, 401k, flex plan and more. Send resume and writing samples to email@example.com or mail to Washington Evening Journal, c/o Matt Bryant, 111 North Marion Ave, Washington, Iowa 52353. Call 319-591-1126 with questions. (28)
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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