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Editor/Reporter - Country Media, MT & ND
IMMEDIATE OPENING: Country Media, Inc., a successful, growing family media company of 15 non-daily print publications and websites, has an opening for an Editor/Reporter. Responsible for writing day-to-day stories for our weekly newspaper in Baker, Montana, and to a lesser extent for our nearby weekly newspaper in Bowman, North Dakota. Excellent potential for advancement. Country Media offers a highly competitive salary and a variety of employee benefits, including group health insurance; paid holidays, vacation and sick leave; mileage reimbursement, and others. For immediate consideration, please email a cover letter and resume to steve@countrymedia.net

News Reporter - Dickinson
The Dickinson (N.D.) Press has immediate openings for a news reporter to cover western North Dakota. The Press is a six day a week morning newspaper with a 6,000 print circulation and a growing Web readership that serves one of the nation’s fastest-growing micropolitan. Dickinson is part of the Bakken Oil Patch, which provides countless story ideas. Recent college graduates are encouraged to apply as this is an excellent position for someone looking to gain valuable experience at a daily newspaper. . Dickinson is located on the edge of the North Dakota Badlands and Theodore Roosevelt National Park, which offers many outdoor opportunities. The city also boasts a $25 million recreational facility. Excellent salary, benefits and subsidized housing for reporters and opportunities for growth at Forum Communications Company., a family owned Media Company that operates several other newspapers in the upper Midwest. Please contact Harvey Brock at hbrock@thedickinsonpress.com.

Sports Editor - Hillsboro
The Hillsboro Banner in Hillsboro, N.D., is looking for a sports editor to cover sports and a little news for our weekly publication. The Banner is a three-time Best of the Dakotas award winner, having been named best small weekly twice and best mid-size weekly once (our numbers are growing) among all North Dakota and South Dakota weeklies. We are a family-owned publication that has won more than 300 awards in our state's Better Newspaper Contest the past six years. We live in a town of 1,600 so the summer sports season is light. If there are no games or meetings on Fridays we close the office and pretend we are normal people. Salary in the 20K-25K range but we also work a number of four-day work weeks.
Hillsboro is roughly 40 miles north of Fargo, N.D. and 35 miles south of Grand Forks, N.D. To apply, send a cover letter, resume and writing samples to: Hillsboro Banner, c/o Editor Cole Short, PO Box 39, Hillsboro, ND 58045 or email materials to hbanner@rrv.net. We also can be reached by phone at 701-636-4241.

Night Reporter - Minot
Minot Daily News is seeking a night reporter effective early August. Responsibilities include both local sports and news coverage, proofreading, supporting the night editor and sports editor, processing box scores, and photography. Applicant should have a grasp of AP style, a keen eye for detail, and to be able to work quickly, under deadlines to produce clean compelling copy. This is an entry level position with advancement opportunity at Minot Daily News and with Ogden Newspapers, which owns four dozen newspapers across the country. Ideal for a recent graduate. Experience preferred but not required. F/T position with benefits. Send cover letter and resume to kolson@minotdailynews.com.

News/Sports Reporter - Valley City
News/Sports Reporter. Full or part-time news/sports reporter position to investigate and write the creative “scoop” for the Times-Record newspaper. Responsibilities include: - Receiving assignments and/or investigating news leads and tips - Writing and delivering news stories with the reader’s perspective in mind - Staying up-to-date with the latest current happenings and events in Barnes County - Always pursuing the lead for a great story. Requirements: - Excellent communication - Active listening skills - Working experience as a reporter or intern preferred, but we will train the right individual. Position offers opportunity for advancement. Please email your resume to Tina Olson, Valley City Times-Record General Manager, at trpub@times-online.com and provide an email or hard copy examples of your work, promoting your ability to gather information and write a compelling story.

Business Reporter - Fargo
The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead is hiring a full-time Business Reporter to join our Newsroom team. Primary responsibilities include: •Receives assignments and develops own ideas into relevant news content. •Gathers, verifies and provides information for stories through interviews, observations and research. •Organizes material, determines focus and writes stories according to editorial style and format standards, for multiple platforms. •Builds rapport and stays attuned to local, regional and state issues, attends local and regional board meetings. •Collaborates with the newsroom’s visual and design teams to ensure stories are presented to readers in the best possible way. •May need to use video and camera equipment as needed for stories. •Contributes to the website by planning online components for stories, writing online stories and composing additional content; may be responsible for blog content. For more information and to apply, please visit our website: www.forumcomm.com/careers

Education Reporter - Fargo
The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead is hiring a full-time Education Reporter to join our Newsroom team. Primary responsibilities include: •Receives assignments and develops own ideas into relevant news content. •Gathers, verifies and provides information for stories through interviews, observations and research. •Organizes material, determines focus and writes stories according to editorial style and format standards, for multiple platforms. •Builds rapport and stays attuned to local, regional and state issues, attends local and regional board meetings. •Collaborates with the newsroom’s visual and design teams to ensure stories are presented to readers in the best possible way. •May need to use video and camera equipment as needed for stories. •Contributes to the website by planning online components for stories, writing online stories and composing additional content; may be responsible for blog content. For more information and to apply, please visit our website: www.forumcomm.com/careers

Managing Editor - Bemidji, MN
The Bemidji Pioneer is hiring a Managing Editor who will drive and support community conversation and reader loyalty through quality content --- that being produced daily by the local newsroom staff and that being produced at the state and regional level by way of Forum News Service. The Managing Editor is responsible for the direction and management of the local newsroom and news gathering efforts. That includes handling personnel issues, staff scheduling, story planning and timely digital publishing. Other responsibilities include: •Direct and manage local news gathering and editorial functions for the newsroom on all relevant publishing platforms. •Create and oversee digital publishing workflows that support the company’s audience-first content strategy. •Organize and communicate story/ visual plans for the print edition to relevant production teams to ensure a high-quality publication that meets all deadlines. •Work with FCC content division leadership to set and maintain policies and best practices for the newsroom. •Represent the newspaper/ website in the community; serve as an ambassador for the brand and promote community conversation and engagement through quality content. •Responsible for newsroom budget management and ensuring newsroom/ content resources are allocated appropriately. •Communicate weekly or as needed with FCC content teams and collaborate regularly on content projects with FCC state and regional teams. •Contribute to the overall news product, digital and print, by way of editing and/ or writing. •Serve as the building leader for the community and for staff members, taking the lead on communication issues or other business matters that arise. For more information and to apply, please visit our website: www.forumcomm.com/careers

Advertising Assistant/Graphic Designer - Bottineau
This full-time position is responsible for creating and designing advertisements, sales and communication with clients to develop ads. The position requires attention to detail, and must meet weekly advertising deadlines for print. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license, excellent oral and written skills; must be able to interact positively with a variety of people. Will train the right applicant. Please send resume, cover letter and references to the Bottineau Courant (PO Box 29, Bottineau, ND 58318) Att. Lynn or email to courant3@utma.com.

Graphic Designer - New Rockford
As a graphic designer at Transcript Publishing you will design a variety of media from print advertisements and travel guides to custom printed products and apparel items. Recent graduates with a degree in graphic design and/or working experience in Adobe Creative Suite, particularly Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign are the perfect fit for this position. This is a full time role in our New Rockford office. Vacation time, paid holidays, AFLAC Insurance and a fun working atmosphere are among the perks. If you are a creative person, explore this opportunity to do what you love and work with great people when you join our successful team. This is a great way for a new graduate to gain experience to take along to your next position, and is also a good career opportunity for someone who wants to make a small N.D. community home! To apply, send your resume and design samples by email to Publisher Amy Wobbema at amywobbema@gmail.com. Transcript Publishing is located at 6 Eighth Street North, New Rockford, ND. Call (701) 947-2417 with questions.

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Engine speed 22/28/36-ppm Black and White and COLOR. Paper supply (1,100) sheets: 2 (500) Sheet universal paper tray, 100 Sheet universal bypass tray. 100 single pass sheet automatic duplexing document feeder. Color networked print controller. Color scanning interface. Fax interface. Up to 12"x18" paper. Ask for Denise: (701) 473-5436.

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Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3 Hexa-core (6 core) 2.40 GHz. 8 GB Standard SDRAM Maximum RAM. HP 300 GB 2.5" Internal hard drive-SAS-10000 rpm -12Gb/s SAS RAID supported, serial ATA Controller -Gigabit Ethernet. 500 watt power supply. Matrox G200 Graphic card- DVD-reader. *** Also for sale: Cisco Firewall ASA 5506-X. Ask for Denise: (701) 473-5436.

For Sale - Consolidated Newspapers Inc.
Weekly newspapers include Benson County Farmers Press, circulation 1,800 plus internet; and Lakota American, circulation 900 and actively growing both paper and internet. Both are official county newspapers.  This would be a great opportunity for a reporter, salesperson or office manager to continue with current staff to produce an outstanding weekly publication.  Contact Publisher Denise Westad at denise@farmerspress.com for more information.

Looking to buy? Considering a sale?
NEW TO MARKET! Pair of two weekly newspapers in North Dakota. NEW TO MARKET! Group of 5 strong strong legacy weeklies in eastern South Dakota. Revenues near $600,00 with nice cash flow. Owner is ready to retire. Are you considering a sale? We have several buyers looking for strong community newspapers in the Midwest! Let's discuss what your newspaper may be worth! Please give us a call for a free market appraisal with no obligation. Contact Julie Bergman (218) 230-8943 McGovern, Grimes & Associates, jbergman@mediamergers.com