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The Morning News of Northwest Arkansas is currently accepting applications for the following positions:

Advertising Sales Representative

A dedicated sales professionals is needed for our retail advertising department. The individual selected will be responsible for soliciting display advertising for The Morning News. Will have an assigned territory and be responsible for established accounts and developing new business. Must have the ability to create and maintain ongoing relationships with a wide range of businesses. Strong communication skills are essential. Previous selling experience is required with media experience and a college degree preferred.

Special Sections Editor

The individual selected for this position will plan, edit and lay out approximately eight special sections per year including arts and crafts, Chamber of Commerce and election preview section when applicable. Will also design and lay out three business sections per week, manage daily stock tables and lay out weekend editorial pages.

This position requires at least three years of journalism experience, including writing, editing and page design. Knowledge of Macintosh operating system and QuarkXPress and Adobe Photoshop software a plus.

Police Reporter

The police reporter is responsible for running daily police rounds in Springdale, Fayetteville and Washington County; responding to breaking news situations at night throughout the coverage area and developing feature stories and news articles based on law-enforcement issues.

Must have newspaper experience in either a professional or collegiate setting as well as familiarity with AP style and general newspaper writing standards. Daily newspaper experience is preferred. Writing on deadline is required.

Living Section Reporter / Copy Editor

The individual selected for this position will design and lay out Living section and education pages, re-write press releases, edit submitted copy, and develop and write feature stories. Qualified applicants will have experience at either a professional or college newspaper. Daily experience preferred. Must have basic knowledge of journalistic writing techniques and style and be familiar with AP style. Page layout and design experience required; knowledge of QuarkXPress a plus.

The Morning News of Northwest Arkansas is published seven mornings a week and has a daily circulation of over 35,000. Northwest Arkansas is one of the fastest growing areas in the central south and has an extremely stable economy. We're located near the main campus of the University of Arkansas in an area known for great outdoor recreation, lots of cultural offerings and an exceptional quality of life.

A member of the Donrey Media Group, which operates more than 50 daily newspapers, primarily in small to medium-sized communities, our employees enjoy a competitive salary, excellent benefits and opportunities for advancement. Donrey is a financially stable, privately held communications company, consisting of newspapers, outdoor advertising and television systems operating from Hawaii to North Carolina and from Washington to Texas.

While The Morning News enjoys strong corporate support, each Donrey newspaper is essentially independent. All editorial decisions and most other decisions are left completely in the hands of the people at the local level, giving local management and employees the freedom to do the job the way they think it should be done.

At The Morning News, we are continually improving and moving forward. We need talented people to join our team. To be considered for any of these positions, send your resume with salary history to:

Human Resources Director
The Morning News of Northwest Arkansas
POBox 7
Springdale, Arkansas 72765-0007

E-mail your resume to the webmaster and it will be forwarded.