Newspaper Job Openings

Advertising Sales Representative. The Opinion-Tribune, a weekly newspaper in Glenwood, Iowa, is seeking qualified candidates for the position of advertising sales representative. The advertising sales representative is responsible for the sales of print and online advertising products and services to local and area businesses to meet the financial goals of the newspaper. Growing profitable long-term advertising relationships with current active advertisers, developing new advertising relationships with currently inactive customers and actively prospecting for new customers are keys to success. The Opinion-Tribune is the paid weekly community newspaper of record serving the Mills County market. It is distributed by mail subscription and through single-copy outlets, and together with the Town and Country Shopper is distributed to more than 8,000 households in Mills County and surrounding areas. Glenwood is located about 30 minutes from Council Bluffs and Omaha. In addition to the weekly print edition, the newspaper also maintains an interactive web page at opinion-tribune.com. This is a full-time position that will receive base salary plus commission. The company has a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance 401(k) and paid time off benefits. This position reports to the general manager of The Opinion-Tribune. Interested candidates should apply by going to lcni.com and select Job Opportunities. Equal Opportunity Employer. 0228

Assistant Circulation Director / Home Delivery Manager. $5,000 Sign On Bonus. The Sioux City Journal seeks an Assistant Circulation Director / Home Delivery Manager. The Assistant Circulation Director / Home Delivery Manager will work closely with department managers to improve and perfect customer service to minimize the negative effect service issues have on circulation units. They will motivate district managers and carriers to build units in their district.
The duties and responsibilities of the Assistant Circulation Director / Home Delivery Manager include;
Develop successful district managers through selection, hiring, training, coaching and motivation to meet customer expectations for product delivery through distributors. Achieve Service Request goals through effective analysis of contractor delivery.
Support the revenue goals of the department through distributor wholesale rates that are optimum for the enterprise, and reasonable application of subsidies and control of other operating costs.Develop and oversee methods for distribution of non-core products.
As a member of the sales and retention team, help plan and initiate sales promotions and new programs to retain customers.
Manage subordinate supervisors and employees.Other duties as assigned.We seek candidates who are innovative and have achieved proven results in their circulation careers and can motivate our circulation department. Candidates with previous print distribution experience is a plus. A four-year college or university program certificate; or two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
The Sioux City Journal offers a generous compensation package including comprehensive benefits.
The Sioux City Journal is a Drug-Free Employer.
The Sioux City Journal (www.siouxcityjournal.com) and Lee Enterprises Inc. (www.lee.net) are Equal Opportunity Employers.

Circulation Sales Manager. The Circulation Sales Manager for the Ames Iowa area is responsible for achieving volume budgets for the Ames Tribune. This includes home delivery, single copy and third-party net paid circulation. The Circulation Sales manager is responsible for driving for new business that leads to not only units/volumes, but also revenue growth.
Develop and execute sales programs to maximize each channel, including targeted direct mail, single copy inserts, Online, ROP and other promotions.
Responsible for managing in-house kiosk program: recruit sales reps; secure kiosk venues; initial and ongoing training; quality control and commissions management.
Achieve budgeted sponsored volumes by implementing advertiser-friendly, start producing sales and sampling programs.
Manage sales spending to the current expense budget or any revisions that may arise.
Continually works to improve overall circulation operation.
This highly motivated, detailed and results oriented leader will provide direction and mentoring to a seasoned support staff to achieve and maintain a high level of customer satisfaction and revenue growth. Proven results through effective budgeting, creative sales campaigns, staff development & teamwork are required. 
The ideal candidate will have degree in Business or related field and 5+ years circulation management experience, strong analytical skills, ability to implement change and solid experience with MS Office.
The Ames Tribune provides a competitive benefit package. Qualified candidates should submit resume and salary requirements to: gfunkhouser@gatehousemedia.com. 0207

Full-Time Community Newspaper Journalist. The Kossuth County Advance is seeking an energetic reporter who is looking to join a great weekly newspaper that is striving to be one of the best in Iowa.
The position is community journalism at its finest. Kossuth County is a progressive, enthusiastic county that boasts four high schools, a performing arts center, new walking trail, several trails and one of Iowa’s best YMCAs. Kossuth County is a great place to live, work and play.
Candidate qualifications include: energetic and self-driven, have the desire to learn about InDesign, Photoshop and Adobe Bridge, ability to edit copy quickly and accurately, ability to learn strong writing skills, have the desire to learn strong photography skills and have the desire to learn layout and design.
Send your resume, examples of hard news, feature writing, as well as photography examples to Managing Editor, Alan Van Ormer at Kossuth County Advance, 14 E. Nebraska St., Algona, IA 50511 or email to avanormer@algona.com. 0307

General Manager-Editor. The Red Oak Express / General Manager – The Opinion-Tribune, Glenwood: Applications are now being accepted for the general manager/editor’s position in Red Oak, Iowa, with regional management responsibility of The Opinion-Tribune in Glenwood. The properties are owned by Landmark Community Newspapers, Inc. (LCNI). The weekly Red Oak Express is a 2,300-circulation newspaper (with press and production on site), with companion shopper, The Extender, 6,475 circulation The Express has 10 full-time and 6 part-time employees. The weekly Opinion-Tribune, located in Glenwood with 2,200 circulation, has a 6,475 TMC product. The Opinion-Tribune has 5 full-time and 1 part-time employee. This is a great introduction to the management/leadership of a paper with its own production department. Glenwood is less than half an hour and Red Oak less than an hour outside the Omaha (NE)-Council Bluffs (IA) metro area. LCNI offers a competitive benefits package includi ng medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) and paid time off benefits. The newspapers can be found online at www.redoakexpress.com and www.opinion-tribune.com. To see a complete job description and/or to apply, go to lcni.com and click on Job Opportunities. Equal Opportunity Employer. 0221

Multimedia Sales Executive. The Adel Dallas County News, a GateHouse Media Company, is looking for an energetic individual to fill our Multi-Media Sales Executive position. The successful candidate will be responsible for increasing all advertising revenues (digital, print, events and promotions) and achieving sales goals in the assigned sales territory by providing effective advertising solutions to our customers.
Our physical office is in Perry but your territory will be Waukee, Adel, West Des Moines and surrounding communities. Living in one of those areas is fine.
B to B sales experience is a plus, but we're willing to train an eager candidate who can learn fast and has a fearless attitude for getting the job done!
Benefits include health and life insurance, 401k, paid vacation and sick pay as well as floating holidays.
Please email resume with references to Lisa Widick at lwidick@theperrychief.com. No phone calls please.

News Reporter. The Le Mars Daily Sentinel, a 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. The ideal candidate must have experience using InDesign and be comfortable with digital photography. Starting salary is $23,000 annually. The Daily Sentinel also offers a solid benefits package. Please forward resumé, cover letter and clips to Kim Fickett, senteditor@gmail.com, or mail to Editor, Le Mars Daily Sentinel, 41 First Ave. N.E., Le Mars, IA, 51031.

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 Clinton Herald has won several state, regional and national awards in the past four years.
The position is responsible for covering local beats, such as area city councils and school boards. In addition, we're looking for a journalist who can construct local enterprise stories that involve research and quality writing. The Clinton Herald has won investigative reporting awards through the Iowa Newspaper Association in two of the previous three years.
Some responsibilities will go beyond reporting. Videography, editing and reporting are required skills. The Clinton Herald staffs a full-time photographer. However, some photography also will be required. 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 right away. All skill levels are encouraged to apply.
The Clinton Herald is an equal opportunity employer. 0207

Press Operator. Branson Tri-Lakes News is currently seeking a full-time experienced Press Operator to operate a Goss Community Web press. The successful candidate will join an experienced crew printing multiple commercial products. Duties include, but are not limited to, installing plates on press, setting color registration and correct ink and water balance, measuring quality and adjusting equipment, as well as the operation of bindery equipment. 0228

Summer Intern. The Kossuth County Advance (Algona, Iowa) is hiring a summer intern to work 400 hours or more. The internship runs from May to August to cover the progress, expansion and celebration of businesses throughout the county for the annual Progress and Pride edition, which comes out in September. Interns may be paid per story or by an hourly wage. In addition, the intern hired will assist with other news stories including the annual ABATE Freedom Rally. The intern will be guided through interviewing techniques, time management, lead creation and how to juggle several responsibilities at once in an environment that is supportive and encouraging. The intern will also learn photography, as well as layout and design skills, among other general newspaper duties. Please submit a resume, a reference letter from an instructor and a cover letter to avanormer@algona.com by March 1, 2018. 0228

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