Newspaper Job Openings

Director of Sales. Community newspaper group seeks experienced sales and marketing professional to lead our sales team for eight newspapers, multiple TMC products, on-line sales, and other special projects and products.
Enterprise Media Group is a family owned business which is continuing to grow and diversify and needs an excellent team builder to help us continue that growth. Find out more about our products and services at enterprisepub.biz.
Our Director of Sales will be responsible for maintaining and growing their own account list, leading team sales, planning, budgeting, community relations and be an integral part of our management team. Compensation includes base salary, bonus opportunities, health insurance, 401K retirement and more.
This is a great opportunity to come and be part of our fun, adaptable, dedicated and positive team. Apply to Chris Rhoades, crhoades@enterprisepub.com, Enterprise Media Group, PO Box 328, Blair, NE 402-426-2121. 0904

Editor. The Marshalltown Times-Republican is seeking an editor to join its esteemed and award-winning staff. The editor is charged with leading a staff in producing quality community-oriented news, sports and opinion content. Our hyperlocal content is produced for print, digital and social.
The editor will oversee the production of the seven-day newspaper with responsibilities including generating story ideas, coaching reporters, copyediting, designing news pages, overseeing the website and social media, writing news stories and editorials and strong community involvement.
Must thrive in a fast-paced environment and be disciplined with meeting short and long-term deadlines. Must be proficient in AP Style, InDesign and Photoshop.
The preferred candidate will have a bachelor's degree in journalism or related field and at least five years of experience in a leadership role. 
This full-time, salaried position offers a competitive salary, health benefits and 401(k). To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Publisher Abigail Pelzer at apelzer@timesrepublican.com. 0904

General & Sales Manager. Woodward Community Media (WCM) is looking for a General & Sales Manager of weekly publications to provide leadership for local weekly newspapers and shoppers in eastern Iowa. This position will report directly to the Regional Publisher for the Eastern Iowa Media Group (EIMG). Our Community Media Division’s EIMG-South provides web and newspaper/shopper media publications in and around the Mount Vernon, Solon, Central City and Marion, Iowa locations.
As a General Manager, you will be in a key leadership role overseeing publishing content and operations related to culture, employee owner development, customer focus, community trends, financial and short/long-term planning, achievement of goals, and open book management. You will champion the division’s efforts to achieve company objectives, strategic plans and customer satisfaction.
As a Sales Manager, you will lead a team of account executives, to generate advertising revenue that will meet/exceed annual goals, through coaching, development and recognition.
To be successful in this leadership role, you will possess a high level of emotional intelligence, problem solving and analytical skills, the ability to think strategically, a drive to succeed and a keen focus on employee development and customer satisfaction. Above average ability to communicate at all levels and knowledge of leadership, participatory management, team dynamics and group process techniques are essential.
A four-year degree or equivalent experience and a minimum of five years in advertising, marketing, journalism or a business-related field is required to be successful in this role. A record of continuous learning through seminars, conferences and workshops required.
The General-Sales Manager is based out of the Mount Vernon, Iowa location with regular travel to all EIMG-S locations. Travel to other WCM locations required for meetings, training and planning. A valid driver’s license and proof of insurance is necessary.
To learn more about our employee-owned organization and to apply online, visit our website at www.wcinet.com/careers. The deadline to apply for this exciting career opportunity is September 9, 2019.
Woodward Community Media is a division of employee-owned Woodward Communications, Incorporated (WCI), headquartered in Dubuque, Iowa. WCI is an equal opportunity employer. 0904

News Reporter. Plymouth County's official newspaper, The Le Mars Daily Sentinel, is in search of a news reporter to join our 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 staff. Responsibilities include: covering everything from hard news, business and government, to personality features. The ideal candidate should be comfortable with digital photography. Page design abilities and experience with InDesign and Photoshop are a must. The Daily Sentinel offers a competitive salary and solid benefits package. Please forward resumé, cover letter and clips to Kim Fickett, Editor at senteditor@gmail.com or mail to Editor, Le Mars Daily Sentinel, 41 First Ave. N.E., Le Mars, Iowa 51031. No phone calls please. 0821

Regional Sports Editor. Mid-America Publishing , leader in community news in Iowa has an opening for a Regional Sports Editor. The successful candidate will provide sports coverage of five different high schools of various class sizes throughout the school year. He or she will attend various events such as football games, volleyball games, cross country events, basketball games, wrestling matches, golf meets, track and field events, baseball and softball games, take photos and notes to keep a log of the action for write-ups to follow, Interview coaches and players and provide insight and give depth to recaps.
The sports editor also takes on the responsibility of athlete of the week, which is a sponsored section in the sports page, uploads scores, photos, etc in a timely manner so that our readers are up to date on the sports in the area, which could include Facebook live if needed and should also be able to provide interesting sports-based feature stories. Being able to write more than just the box score will be expected. The Sports Editor will also have the willingness to provide support in other areas of the newspaper, such as breaking news events or other local happenings.
In terms of education, a bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related field is encouraged along with some prior experience working with media or publications relating to journalism. It will be helpful to have some working knowledge of programs such as Photoshop or other graphic design programs and photography skills in terms of knowing how to address various lighting scenarios, different types of motion and photo editing.
Hours vary considerably based on sporting events but there is some flexibility in your schedule. Evening hours will be required, especially during major sports seasons. Competitive benefits include health, dental and vision insurance, generous PTO, 401K w/match . Great opportunity to network with professionals from 23 similar publications on a regular basis and hone skills through INA webinars. Mid-America Publishing is a family owned company that employs more than 110 Iowans across the state. Call Pam DeVries at 641-486-2585 Ext 118 for more details or apply on Indeed.com today! 0821

Salesperson. Mid-America Publishing, publisher of the Grundy Register, Parkersburg Eclipse News-Review and 23 other publications across Iowa is now hiring a marketing representative to sell advertising solutions and custom print products in Grundy and Butler Counties. We are looking for a dynamic personality with the drive to succeed, the attitude to win and the skill set to be a team player. Can train the right candidate. Must be able to travel within your sales territory.
The ideal applicant will be personable, able to communicate effectively both in person and by phone and have above average presentation skills. Responsibilities will include developing ad campaigns and promotional materials to service existing clients, prospecting for new clients in person and by phone, maintaining client and prospect databases and promoting sales of the company’s custom print products. Prior sales experience a plus but will train motivated candidate.
Driver's license and own vehicle required. Competitive benefits include health, dental and vision insurance, paid time off, vacation accrual, 401K w/match. Complete orientation and ongoing one on one training plus group coaching and large library of self-study webinars through our trade group, The Iowa Newspaper Association. Compensation based on an hourly wage plus commission. How to apply: Please submit a resume or call Pam at 641-456-2585 ext.118 for more details today! 0904

Staff Writer. RARE OPENING - The Spencer Daily Reporter, located at the entry to the Iowa Great Lakes, is looking for an energetic staff writer to join our award winning editorial department. The ideal individual will have strong writing and story telling skills, a nose for news, bring considerable people skills, have some photography experience and be willing to be part of fun and dedicated news and feature team. Social media and video skills a plus. Looking to fill immediately. Experience preferred but willing to consider the right candidate with a desire to grow in the job. Benefits include health and dental insurance, paid days off, holiday pay, 401K, flexible spending account. Please send cover letter, resume and any writing or photography samples to Randy Cauthron, Spencer Daily Reporter, PO Box 197, Spencer, IA 51301 or email: rcauthron@spencerdailyreporter.com. TBD 

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