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Join a winning TEAM!   If you’re passionate about your work, positive about the future of the media industry and results-driven, we may have the perfect job for you.  Plus, our markets and communities provide very cool places to live–city or suburbs, beaches, lakes, skiing, hiking and mountain climbing and much more…  

Company Benefits

We offer competitive compensation plans, including reasonable relocation assistance if you’re moving from outside one of our markets.  Employees are eligible for benefits including medical (BCBS), dental, vision, life insurance, PTO and a 401 (k) retirement savings plan with a respectable company match.   

Send along your email or letter of interest directly to CEO Jim O’Rourke at jorourke@orourkemediagroup.com, or you can also apply to the hiring manager listed in the specific job opening posted below.

Publisher - Greater Burlington VT

O’Rourke Media Group is recruiting for a Publisher to lead and grow our business in the Greater Burlington, Vermont market.  The Publisher will be responsible for managing the operation, which includes Sales/Marketing, New Business Development, News/Editorial, Community Relations, Operations and Team/Staff Development.  We’re looking for someone that gets digital but also understands the importance and relevance of print.  

The Publisher has lots of freedom and autonomy but is expected to work cohesively with our internal digital agency and centralized team of resources in Finance, IT/Process Improvement, News and HR/Payroll to drive business growth and efficiency.  Our goal is for this job to feel like it’s your own business or franchise without the headache of owning a company.   

We’re looking for an experienced manager in the media industry with a track record of growing revenue, a rising star in the media industry currently working in an Advertising or News capacity and looking for an opportunity to run a business, and or, an experienced manager from outside the media industry that is working in a sales or marketing capacity. 

The Publisher must live or relocate to the Burlington, VT area to be considered for this job opportunity.   

 About the market

The Saint Albans Messenger is a paid twice-weekly newspaper with a vibrant website that covers Franklin County.  We serve three communities in Chittenden County–Milton and Colchester are currently online only. The Essex Reporter is a free monthly newspaper that’s distributed through to every household in Essex via the P.O to go along with a growing website audience.  We plan to expand with print monthly newspapers and websites in each community in Chittenden County. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop and manage a sales team while maintaining and growing a book of business.  Bottom-line, we’re looking for someone that can lead by example with a very hands-on approach.       
  • Build relationships and trust with local business owners and decision-makers to help grow the company’s revenue.  
  • Lead the way with providing creative, omni-channel advertising and marketing solutions that deliver an ROI for advertisers.  
  • Leverage our established brands in the market to open up business expansion opportunities such as Printing & Design services and IT solutions.   
  • Work with the editorial team to publish engaging and interesting local news and information.  Maximize each channel to grow audience–print, website, newsletters, social media.  
  • Keep the company’s newspaper and website brands impactful and in the middle of everything going on in the local communities served.  Engage with local chambers of commerce, networking groups, schools, nonprofit organizations etc…  
  • Responsible for overseeing operations as it relates to print, distribution, store/rack collections and other office duties.  
  • Embrace our company’s zero based expense management discipline where every dollar spent is justified, consistently reviewed and aligned to business growth objectives.  
  • Work closely and develop people in each functional area while also consistently recruiting to add new talent to the team that can help drive business growth.  The Publisher is also expected to back-up each key position. 

Compensation/Benefits

  • Competitive compensation package based on experience and the job responsibility.   Tremendous upside tied to achieving revenue growth.  
  • Eligible for medical, dental and vision benefits on the 1st of the month after 30 days of employment
  • Eligible to enroll in the company’s 401 (k) retirement savings on the 1st of the month after 90 days.  
  • 16 days of PTO plus 4-5 paid holidays
  • Career growth potential

About the Company

O’Rourke Media Group is a fast-growing company that owns and operates hyper-local, community newspapers, websites, niche publications and a full-service digital agency.  We are family-owned and mission-driven to save newspapers and local media companies by investing in the people, resources and technology needed to thrive for many years to come.  We believe that every community can benefit from a well-run, properly resourced, local newspaper and website.  Our News teams produce hyper-local, high interest local news and accurate and trustworthy reporting.  Our Sales and Digital Fulfillment teams bring omnichannel advertising solutions to local businesses in the communities we serve.

O’Rourke Media Group now operates in nine states and 38 markets with 51 publications and hyper-local websites. We started from ground zero in December 2018, totally bootstrapped, confident and with an entrepreneurial mindset.  We plan to continue to expand O’Rourke Media Group into 100+ markets over the next two to three years, then we will take it from there and probably keep going!  We do not have any geographic boundaries; we build around people, trusted brands, established advertising relationships and audience (print, digital, newsletter).

Interested candidates should send their resume and letter of interest to Jim O’Rourke at jorourke@orourkemediagroup.com.

Customer Service Representative - Salida, CO

The Mountain Mail is recruiting for a dynamic, versatile customer service representative to join our team. This position is full-time and required to work at our office at 125 E. Second Street, Salida, CO 81201.  Hours are generally 8:00am to 4:30pm.  

Job Responsibilities:

  • Service:  Provide personable, friendly customer service answering phones and interacting in person with customers that visit the office. 
  • Administrative:  Handle distribution reporting, processing mail labels for publications and support/back-up insertion order processing and payment processing for advertising and subscriptions. 
  • Account Management:  Support the Advertising Dept with account management activity that’s associated with customers running ads in the Mountain Mail and our other publications in Colorado.   
  • Communication:  Serve as a point of contact for internal and external communications.  Answer phones, respond to emails and direct inquiries to the appropriate team members. 
  • Project assistance:  Assist with special projects and initiatives as needed.  

 Requirements

  • 3-5 years of experience working in an office. 
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy in data entry.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills to meet payroll deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills on the phone and through all communication channels.  
  • High level of proficiency in MS Excel and other Microsoft Office applications.

Compensation Range/Benefits

  • $16-$20/hour depending on experience level.
  • Eligible for medical, dental and vision benefits on the 1st of the month after 30 days of employment. 
  • Eligible to enroll in the company’s 401 (k) retirement savings on the 1st of the month after 90 days.  The company matches 50% of your contribution up to 2.5% of total compensation.  
  • 16 days of PTO plus 4-5 paid holidays.
  • Opportunity for advancement and career growth within the company. 

About the Company

O’Rourke Media Group is a fast-growing company that owns and operates hyper-local, community newspapers, websites, niche publications and a full-service digital agency.  We are family-owned and mission-driven to save newspapers and local media companies by investing in the people, resources and technology needed to thrive for many years to come.  We believe that every community can benefit from a well-run, properly resourced, local newspaper and website.  Our News teams produce hyper-local, high interest local news and accurate and trustworthy reporting.  Our Sales and Digital Fulfillment teams bring omnichannel advertising solutions to local businesses in the communities we serve. 

O’Rourke Media Group now operates in eight states and 28 markets with 41 publications and hyper-local websites. We started from ground zero in December 2018, totally bootstrapped, confident and with an entrepreneurial mindset. 

Send along your email or letter of interest directly to CEO Jim O’Rourke at jorourke@orourkemediagroup.com

Staff Accountant - AZ

O’Rourke Media Group is seeking a Staff Accountant to join our team.  This position will report directly to the CEO and will be responsible for day-to-day bookkeeping and accounting support for multiple business units within OMG.  The ideal candidate is trustworthy, highly organized, can work independently, and is capable of multitasking in a fast-paced business environment.  No accounting or bookkeeping task can be too small.  Great opportunity for advancement into a bigger finance role within the company.      

This position is remote but required to live in the Greater Phoenix area.    

Job Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and assist with general accounting functions including General Ledger, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable and Payroll
  • Reviews and executes checks and deposits, reviews daily cash receipts and disbursements
  • Perform customer campaign profitability analysis associated with our digital marketing agency
  • Prepares appropriate sales and use taxes that are due monthly or quarterly
  • Perform account reconciliations, analyze discrepancies, and suggest corrective action
  • Prepare end of month financial statements
  • Prepare and execute journal entries
  • Bank Reconciliations
  • Back up payroll processing bi-weekly
  • Assist with benefits administration
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Requirements

  • B.S. in Accounting or Finance from a four-year college or university required
  • 5+ years of experience in accounting and/or financial management
  • Experience using Quickbooks, Sage or related ERP software
  • Must pass background check
  • Extensive knowledge of general and cost accounting
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and organizational ability
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs

Compensation/Benefits

  • Eligible for medical, dental and vision benefits on the 1st of the month after 30 days of employment
  • Eligible to enroll in the company’s 401 (k) retirement savings on the 1st of the month after 90 days.  The company matches 50% of your contribution up to 2.5% of total compensation
  • 16 days of PTO plus 4-5 paid holidays
  • Remote work and flexible work schedule

About the Company

O’Rourke Media Group is a fast-growing company that owns and operates hyper-local, community newspapers, websites, niche publications and a full-service digital agency.  We are family-owned and mission-driven to save newspapers and local media companies by investing in the people, resources and technology needed to thrive for many years to come.  We believe that every community can benefit from a well-run, properly resourced, local newspaper and website.  Our News teams produce hyper-local, high interest local news and accurate and trustworthy reporting.  Our Sales and Digital Fulfillment teams bring omnichannel advertising solutions to local businesses in the communities we serve. 

O’Rourke Media Group now operates in nine states and 38 markets with 51 publications and hyper-local websites. We started from ground zero in December 2018, totally bootstrapped, confident and with an entrepreneurial mindset. 

Interested candidates should send their resume and letter of interest to Jim O’Rourke at jorourke@orourkemediagroup.com.

Sales Manager - Wisconsin/Minnesota

O’Rourke Media Group is recruiting for a results-driven Sales Manager to help grow our media business in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin.  This is a “Selling Manager” position that will have direct oversight of account executives while also managing and growing an individual account book of business.  

The ideal candidate will bring a track record of achieving revenue growth, will have strong digital acumen and will be effective with building trusted relationships with local businesses and the Sales team.  We’re looking for someone that will thrive working in an autonomous, competitive business environment that really has no limit as to what we can accomplish.  

This position is required to work out of our offices in Hudson and Cannon Falls, MN.  

Job Responsibilities

  • Manage and motivate a team of account executives and digital marketing consultants to effectively sell omnichannel advertising and marketing solutions to local businesses.    
  • Individual account management and new business development.
  • Experienced and proven skills with prospecting, getting appointments, presenting, and closing. 
  • Effective building relationships with customers, account executives, fulfillment team members, and other stakeholders in OMG.  
  • Provide superior service that transcends to excellent retention with advertisers.
  • Know your numbers and be process-oriented when it comes to sales fulfillment.
  • Network, engage and be active in the communities we serve. 

Job Requirements

  • Minimum five years of sales experience.
  • Preferably two-three years of management experience.
  • Strong communication and time management skills. 
  • Negotiating experience.
  • High level of proficiency in MS Excel and other technology applications. 

Compensation Package Details

  • Competitive base plus commissions.
  • Car allowance.
  • Medical benefits, vision, dental and PTO.
  • 401 (k) savings plan with company match. 
  • Will consider reasonable reimbursement for relocation.
  • Opportunity for career advancement and earnings growth. 

 About the Company

O’Rourke Media Group is a fast-growing company that owns and operates hyper-local, community newspapers, websites, niche publications and a full-service digital agency.  We are family-owned and mission-driven to save newspapers and local media companies by investing in the people, resources and technology needed to thrive for many years to come.  We believe that every community can benefit from a well-run, properly resourced, local newspaper and website.  Our News teams produce hyper-local, high interest local news and accurate and trustworthy reporting.  Our Sales and Digital Fulfillment teams bring omnichannel advertising solutions to local businesses in the communities we serve. 

O’Rourke Media Group now operates in eight states and 28 markets with 41 publications and hyper-local websites. We started from ground zero in December 2018, totally bootstrapped, confident and with an entrepreneurial mindset. 

Interested candidates should send their resume and letter of interest to COO Caleb Anderson at canderson@orourkemediagroup.com

Account Executive-Burlington VT

O’Rourke Media Group is recruiting for an Account Executive to sell advertising and marketing solutions to local businesses in Chittenden County.  This is a remote position but the person we hire must be local and able to engage with local businesses in person everyday, and or, as needed.   

Our Vermont business comprises the St Albans Messenger, a paid twice weekly print publication, and a vibrant, growing website; the Essex Reporter, a free monthly print newspaper distributed to 100% of households in Essex; and the Milton Independent and Colchester Sun, which are local news websites.  We’re in the process of launching additional monthly print publications and local new websites to expand our reach and penetration in Chittenden County.  

We provide an excellent support and service infrastructure, including a full service, internal digital agency, a winning, positive company culture, no weekend work hours, plenty of time off (PTO and paid holidays), casual dress code and career growth opportunities for those that deliver results.  

During the interview process, you’ll meet our management team and have a chance to check things out in person for a few hours or up to a half day.  Transparency is very important to us as we are searching for people that want to help build the company long-term. 

If you excel at building relationships, and if you are results-driven, competitive and money motivated, this could be a great opportunity. 

Job Expectations:

  • Develop leads and prospect for potential advertisers by leveraging all touchpoints-email, phone, Google Meet, social media, and in-person
  • Present and sell core market advertising solutions to new and existing advertisers
  • Clearly communicate payment terms upfront when closing sales
  • Work closely with the fulfillment team to maximize advertising campaign results
  • Provide great service to retain advertisers
  • Secure appointments to help develop digital agency sales
  • Network and engage with chambers, rotary clubs, social media groups and events in the market to build relationships and support the business community
  • Consistently achieve your goals and grow your book of business

Qualifications

  • Previous experience in customer service, sales, or other related fields
  • Above average technical skills
  • Strong time management skills, organized, deadline and detail-oriented

 Compensation/Benefits

We offer a competitive compensation plan, medical (no deductibles), dental, vision and life insurance benefits, a 401 (k) plan with company match, car allowance and laptop.  Interested candidates should forward their resume or linked in profile details to CEO-Owner Jim O’Rourke at jorourke@orourkemediagroup.com.

 About the Company

O’Rourke Media Group is a fast-growing company that owns and operates hyper-local, community newspapers, websites, niche publications and a full-service digital agency.  Wisconsin Media Group is an affiliate company of OMG.  We are family-owned and mission-driven to save newspapers and local media companies by investing in the people, resources and technology needed to thrive for many years to come.  We believe that every community can benefit from a well-run, properly resourced, local newspaper and website.  Our News teams produce hyper-local, high interest local news and accurate and trustworthy reporting.  Our Sales and Digital Fulfillment teams bring omnichannel advertising solutions to local businesses in the communities we serve. 

O’Rourke Media Group now operates in eight states and 28 markets with 41 publications and hyper-local websites. We started from ground zero in December 2018, totally bootstrapped, confident and with an entrepreneurial mindset. 

Account Executive-Ripon, Wisconsin

Wisconsin Media Group is recruiting for an Account Executive to sell advertising and marketing solutions to local businesses in Ripon and the surrounding area.    

Our Ripon business comprises the Ripon Commonwealth Press, a paid weekly newspaper and local news website, and the Express, a free newspaper that reaches most homes in the market area.  We also produce several niche publications and supplemental products throughout the year. 

We provide an excellent support and service infrastructure, including a full service, internal digital agency, a winning, positive company culture, no weekend work hours, plenty of time off (PTO and paid holidays), casual dress code and career growth opportunities for those that deliver results.  

During the interview process, you’ll meet our management team and have a chance to check things out in person for a few hours or up to a half day.  Transparency is very important to us as we are searching for people that want to help build the company long-term. 

If you excel at building relationships, and if you are results-driven, competitive and money motivated, this could be a great opportunity. This position is required to work from our office in Ripon, WI.  

Job Expectations:

  • Develop leads and prospect for potential advertisers by leveraging all touchpoints-email, phone, Google Meet, social media, and in-person
  • Present and sell core market advertising solutions to new and existing advertisers
  • Clearly communicate payment terms upfront when closing sales
  • Work closely with the fulfillment team to maximize advertising campaign results
  • Provide great service to retain advertisers
  • Secure appointments to help develop digital agency sales
  • Network and engage with chambers, rotary clubs, social media groups and events in the market to build relationships and support the business community
  • Consistently achieve your goals and grow your book of business

Qualifications

  • Previous experience in customer service, sales, or other related fields
  • Above average technical skills
  • Strong time management skills, organized, deadline and detail-oriented

 Compensation/Benefits

We offer a competitive compensation plan, medical (no deductibles), dental, vision and life insurance benefits, a 401 (k) plan with company match, car allowance and laptop.  Interested candidates should forward their resume or linked in profile details to CEO-Owner Jim O’Rourke at jorourke@orourkemediagroup.com.

 About the Company

O’Rourke Media Group is a fast-growing company that owns and operates hyper-local, community newspapers, websites, niche publications and a full-service digital agency.  Wisconsin Media Group is an affiliate company of OMG.  We are family-owned and mission-driven to save newspapers and local media companies by investing in the people, resources and technology needed to thrive for many years to come.  We believe that every community can benefit from a well-run, properly resourced, local newspaper and website.  Our News teams produce hyper-local, high interest local news and accurate and trustworthy reporting.  Our Sales and Digital Fulfillment teams bring omnichannel advertising solutions to local businesses in the communities we serve. 

O’Rourke Media Group now operates in eight states and 28 markets with 41 publications and hyper-local websites. We started from ground zero in December 2018, totally bootstrapped, confident and with an entrepreneurial mindset.

Account Executive-Arlington, Fairfax, Virginia

O’Rourke Media Group is recruiting for an Account Executive to sell advertising and marketing solutions to local businesses in Arlington and Fairfax County.  This is a remote position but the person we hire must be local and able to engage with local businesses in person everyday and or as needed.   

Our Virginia business comprises the Gazette Leader, a free newspaper that is distributed via the post office and to bulk drop/store locations each week, a fast-growing local news website, and email newsletter sent out seven days a week.  The Gazette Leader is absolutely the number one source for local news and information in the communities we serve.   

We provide an excellent support and service infrastructure, including a full service, internal digital agency, a winning, positive company culture, no weekend work hours, plenty of time off (PTO and paid holidays), casual dress code and career growth opportunities for those that deliver results.  

During the interview process, you’ll meet our management team and have a chance to check things out in person for a few hours or up to a half day.  Transparency is very important to us as we are searching for people that want to help build the company long-term. 

If you excel at building relationships, and if you are results-driven, competitive and money motivated, this could be a great opportunity. 

Job Expectations:

  • Develop leads and prospect for potential advertisers by leveraging all touchpoints-email, phone, Google Meet, social media, and in-person
  • Present and sell core market advertising solutions to new and existing advertisers
  • Clearly communicate payment terms upfront when closing sales
  • Work closely with the fulfillment team to maximize advertising campaign results
  • Provide great service to retain advertisers
  • Secure appointments to help develop digital agency sales
  • Network and engage with chambers, rotary clubs, social media groups and events in the market to build relationships and support the business community
  • Consistently achieve your goals and grow your book of business

Qualifications

  • Previous experience in customer service, sales, or other related fields
  • Above average technical skills
  • Strong time management skills, organized, deadline and detail-oriented

 Compensation/Benefits

We offer a competitive compensation plan, medical (no deductibles), dental, vision and life insurance benefits, a 401 (k) plan with company match, car allowance and laptop.  Interested candidates should forward their resume or linked in profile details to CEO-Owner Jim O’Rourke at jorourke@orourkemediagroup.com.

 About the Company

O’Rourke Media Group is a fast-growing company that owns and operates hyper-local, community newspapers, websites, niche publications and a full-service digital agency.  Wisconsin Media Group is an affiliate company of OMG.  We are family-owned and mission-driven to save newspapers and local media companies by investing in the people, resources and technology needed to thrive for many years to come.  We believe that every community can benefit from a well-run, properly resourced, local newspaper and website.  Our News teams produce hyper-local, high interest local news and accurate and trustworthy reporting.  Our Sales and Digital Fulfillment teams bring omnichannel advertising solutions to local businesses in the communities we serve. 

O’Rourke Media Group now operates in eight states and 28 markets with 41 publications and hyper-local websites. We started from ground zero in December 2018, totally bootstrapped, confident and with an entrepreneurial mindset. 

 

Account Executive-Kiel, Wisconsin

Wisconsin Media Group is recruiting for an Account Executive to sell advertising and marketing solutions to local businesses in Calumet County.  

Our Kiel business comprises the Tri County News, a paid weekly newspaper and local news website, and the Tempo, a free newspaper that reaches most homes in Calumet County.  We also produce several niche publications and supplemental products throughout the year. 

We provide an excellent support and service infrastructure, including a full service, internal digital agency, a winning, positive company culture, no weekend work hours, plenty of time off (PTO and paid holidays), casual dress code and career growth opportunities for those that deliver results.  

During the interview process, you’ll meet our management team and have a chance to check things out in person for a few hours or up to a half day.  Transparency is very important to us as we are searching for people that want to help build the company long-term. 

If you excel at building relationships, and if you are results-driven, competitive and money motivated, this could be a great opportunity. This position is required to work from our office in Kiel, WI.  

Job Expectations:

  • Develop leads and prospect for potential advertisers by leveraging all touchpoints-email, phone, Google Meet, social media, and in-person
  • Present and sell core market advertising solutions to new and existing advertisers
  • Clearly communicate payment terms upfront when closing sales
  • Work closely with the fulfillment team to maximize advertising campaign results
  • Provide great service to retain advertisers
  • Secure appointments to help develop digital agency sales
  • Network and engage with chambers, rotary clubs, social media groups and events in the market to build relationships and support the business community
  • Consistently achieve your goals and grow your book of business

Qualifications

  • Previous experience in customer service, sales, or other related fields
  • Above average technical skills
  • Strong time management skills, organized, deadline and detail-oriented

 Compensation/Benefits

We offer a competitive compensation plan, medical (no deductibles), dental, vision and life insurance benefits, a 401 (k) plan with company match, car allowance and laptop.  Interested candidates should forward their resume or linked in profile details to CEO-Owner Jim O’Rourke at jorourke@orourkemediagroup.com.

 About the Company

O’Rourke Media Group is a fast-growing company that owns and operates hyper-local, community newspapers, websites, niche publications and a full-service digital agency.  Wisconsin Media Group is an affiliate company of OMG.  We are family-owned and mission-driven to save newspapers and local media companies by investing in the people, resources and technology needed to thrive for many years to come.  We believe that every community can benefit from a well-run, properly resourced, local newspaper and website.  Our News teams produce hyper-local, high interest local news and accurate and trustworthy reporting.  Our Sales and Digital Fulfillment teams bring omnichannel advertising solutions to local businesses in the communities we serve. 

O’Rourke Media Group now operates in eight states and 28 markets with 41 publications and hyper-local websites. We started from ground zero in December 2018, totally bootstrapped, confident and with an entrepreneurial mindset. 

 

Account Executive-Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Wisconsin Media Group is recruiting for an Account Executive to sell advertising and marketing solutions to local businesses in Sheboygan County.  

Our Sheboygan business comprises the Sheboygan Sun, a free newspaper that is distributed via the post office to close to 40,000 households each week, and a growing local news website.

We provide an excellent support and service infrastructure, including a full service, internal digital agency, a winning, positive company culture, no weekend work hours, plenty of time off (PTO and paid holidays), casual dress code and career growth opportunities for those that deliver results.  

During the interview process, you’ll meet our management team and have a chance to check things out in person for a few hours or up to a half day.  Transparency is very important to us as we are searching for people that want to help build the company long-term. 

If you excel at building relationships, and if you are results-driven, competitive and money motivated, this could be a great opportunity. This position is remote but sometimes required to work from our office in Kiel, WI.  

Job Expectations:

  • Develop leads and prospect for potential advertisers by leveraging all touchpoints-email, phone, Google Meet, social media, and in-person
  • Present and sell core market advertising solutions to new and existing advertisers
  • Clearly communicate payment terms upfront when closing sales
  • Work closely with the fulfillment team to maximize advertising campaign results
  • Provide great service to retain advertisers
  • Secure appointments to help develop digital agency sales
  • Network and engage with chambers, rotary clubs, social media groups and events in the market to build relationships and support the business community
  • Consistently achieve your goals and grow your book of business

Qualifications

  • Previous experience in customer service, sales, or other related fields
  • Above average technical skills
  • Strong time management skills, organized, deadline and detail-oriented

 Compensation/Benefits

We offer a competitive compensation plan, medical (no deductibles), dental, vision and life insurance benefits, a 401 (k) plan with company match, car allowance and laptop.  Interested candidates should forward their resume or linked in profile details to CEO-Owner Jim O’Rourke at jorourke@orourkemediagroup.com.

 About the Company

O’Rourke Media Group is a fast-growing company that owns and operates hyper-local, community newspapers, websites, niche publications and a full-service digital agency.  Wisconsin Media Group is an affiliate company of OMG.  We are family-owned and mission-driven to save newspapers and local media companies by investing in the people, resources and technology needed to thrive for many years to come.  We believe that every community can benefit from a well-run, properly resourced, local newspaper and website.  Our News teams produce hyper-local, high interest local news and accurate and trustworthy reporting.  Our Sales and Digital Fulfillment teams bring omnichannel advertising solutions to local businesses in the communities we serve. 

O’Rourke Media Group now operates in eight states and 28 markets with 41 publications and hyper-local websites. We started from ground zero in December 2018, totally bootstrapped, confident and with an entrepreneurial mindset. 

 

Account Executive-Greater Phoenix, AZ

O’Rourke Media Group is recruiting for an Account Executive to sell advertising and marketing solutions to local businesses in Maricopa County.  This is a remote position but the person we hire must be local and able to engage with local businesses in person everyday, and or, as needed.   

Our Arizona business comprises the City Sun Times, a free monthly newspaper that is distributed via the post office and to bulk drop/store locations in Scottsdale, Phoenix, Cave Creek, Carefree and Fountain Hills.  Additionally, we have a growing local news website and an email newsletter sent out regularly during the week.  The Queen Creek Sun Times is currently digital only with a growing, engaged audience–close to 30K Facebook followers, 340K monthly events and 13,000 email subscribers.  Google “local news in Queen Creek” to gauge our audience strength.  We plan to launch a monthly companion print newspaper once an Account Executive is hired and ready to go.       

We provide an excellent support and service infrastructure, including a full service, internal digital agency, a winning, positive company culture, no weekend work hours, plenty of time off (PTO and paid holidays), casual dress code and career growth opportunities for those that deliver results.  

During the interview process, you’ll meet our management team and have a chance to check things out in person for a few hours or up to a half day.  Transparency is very important to us as we are searching for people that want to help build the company long-term. 

If you excel at building relationships, and if you are results-driven, competitive and money motivated, this could be a great opportunity. 

Job Expectations:

  • Develop leads and prospect for potential advertisers by leveraging all touchpoints-email, phone, Google Meet, social media, and in-person
  • Present and sell core market advertising solutions to new and existing advertisers
  • Clearly communicate payment terms upfront when closing sales
  • Work closely with the fulfillment team to maximize advertising campaign results
  • Provide great service to retain advertisers
  • Secure appointments to help develop digital agency sales
  • Network and engage with chambers, rotary clubs, social media groups and events in the market to build relationships and support the business community
  • Consistently achieve your goals and grow your book of business

Qualifications

  • Previous experience in customer service, sales, or other related fields
  • Above average technical skills
  • Strong time management skills, organized, deadline and detail-oriented

 Compensation/Benefits

We offer a competitive compensation plan, medical (no deductibles), dental, vision and life insurance benefits, a 401 (k) plan with company match, car allowance and laptop.  Interested candidates should forward their resume or linked in profile details to CEO-Owner Jim O’Rourke at jorourke@orourkemediagroup.com.

 About the Company

O’Rourke Media Group is a fast-growing company that owns and operates hyper-local, community newspapers, websites, niche publications and a full-service digital agency.  Wisconsin Media Group is an affiliate company of OMG.  We are family-owned and mission-driven to save newspapers and local media companies by investing in the people, resources and technology needed to thrive for many years to come.  We believe that every community can benefit from a well-run, properly resourced, local newspaper and website.  Our News teams produce hyper-local, high interest local news and accurate and trustworthy reporting.  Our Sales and Digital Fulfillment teams bring omnichannel advertising solutions to local businesses in the communities we serve. 

O’Rourke Media Group now operates in eight states and 28 markets with 41 publications and hyper-local websites. We started from ground zero in December 2018, totally bootstrapped, confident and with an entrepreneurial mindset. 

 

Digital Marketing Consultant - Greater Philadelphia, PA

O’Rourke Media Group is recruiting for a Digital Marketing Consultant to build a book of business working directly with local businesses while also consulting with our Sales team to enhance digital sales in Bucks County, PA and the Greater Philadelphia area.  

We are a full-service digital agency, and we publish 10 monthly print publications that are mailed to just about 100% of the households in their respective communities.  Delivering omnichannel sales and marketing solutions provide a great ROI for advertisers and set us apart from the competition.

This position is required to live and work physically in the Greater Philadelphia area. No exceptions.  Our office is located in Morrisville, PA.  

Job Details:

  • Prospect and contact potential customers by leveraging all touchpoints-email, phone, Google Meet, social media and in-person
  • Be tenacious with getting in-person appointments
  • Create sales material to present to customers
  • Present and sell creative digital and print advertising solutions to new and existing customers
  • Work with the Sales team to enhance and close digital sales by going on 4-legged calls in-person and via Google Meet
  • Achieve sales targets and steady account growth
  •  Work closely with the fulfillment team to maximize advertising campaigns
  • Provide proactive customer service to maximize advertiser retention 

Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of b2B sales experience
  • At least two years of experience selling digital media in a competitive market
  • Familiarity with CRM platform
  • Ability to build relationships with clients
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Organized, deadline and detail-oriented

Compensation

We offer an excellent compensation plan consisting of fixed and variable compensation, medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits, 401 (k) plan with company match, and a laptop.  Relocation assistance is considered if you are moving from outside our market area.

About the Company

O’Rourke Media Group is a fast-growing company that owns and operates hyper-local, community newspapers, websites, niche publications and a full-service digital agency.  We are family-owned and mission-driven to save newspapers and local media companies by investing in the people, resources and technology needed to thrive for many years to come.  We believe that every community can benefit from a well-run, properly resourced, local newspaper and website.  Our News teams produce hyper-local, high interest local news and accurate and trustworthy reporting.  Our Sales and Digital Fulfillment teams bring omnichannel advertising solutions to local businesses in the communities we serve. 

O’Rourke Media Group now operates in nine states and 38 markets with 51 publications and hyper-local websites. We started from ground zero in December 2018, totally bootstrapped, confident and with an entrepreneurial mindset. 

For immediate consideration, send your resume and letter of interest in email copy to:  jorourke@orourkemediagroup.com. 

Reporter - Stoughton Courier Hub

O’Rourke Media Group is searching for a talented reporter to fill a full-time position in Stoughton, Wisconsin, at the Stoughton Courier Hub.

Our journalists are driven to find stories that matter to our community and are dedicated to fairness, accuracy, and ethics. The successful candidate for this position is someone who knows how to cover hard news but also loves to write about people and their passions. They know that a good interview is often a good conversation and know when to ask the tough questions, but also when to listen. The ideal candidate has exceptional writing skills and is willing to put in the extra effort and research to deliver an engaging story.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Degree or diploma in journalism, or a related field;
  • At least 1-3 years of experience as a reporter with experience covering hard news and feature stories or experience at a college newspaper;
  • The ability to meet tight deadlines and report the news as it happens;
  • Superior language, writing and editing skills;
  • Strong photography skills;
  • Able to work a variety of schedules, including evenings, nights and weekends;
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment;
  • A valid driver’s license and a reliable vehicle;
  • Willingness to live in or near Stoughton.

If this sounds like the perfect position for you, we would love to hear from you! To apply, please send your resume, letter of interest and relevant samples of your work to Chad Richardson, Vice President of News at O’Rourke Media Group, crichardson@orourkemediagroup.com.

Company Benefits

We offer competitive compensation plans, medical, dental, vision, life insurance benefits, paid time off and our 401 (k) savings plan, which includes a company match. There is an excellent opportunity for career development and growth within the company.

The salary range is $37,000 to $40,000 to start.

About the Company

O’Rourke Media Group is a fast-growing company that owns and operates hyper-local, community newspapers, niche publications and a full-service digital agency. We are family-owned and mission-driven to save newspapers and local media companies by investing in the people, resources and technology needed to thrive for many years to come.

We currently operate in eight states with more than 30 publications and hyperlocal websites. Our News teams excel at producing unique content and useful information that fuels an engaged, growing audience across print and digital platforms. And, we have established ourselves as a top-performing sales company in the industry.

We are always on the hunt for talent that can help us grow.

 
Website Designer/Developer (WordPress)

Location: Remote

Job Description:

We are seeking an experienced Website Designer/Developer with expertise in WordPress to join our team. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in both front-end and back-end technologies, with a focus on building and maintaining WordPress websites. As a Website Designer/Developer, you will be responsible for designing SEO-friendly websites, managing project workflows, and providing ongoing maintenance for new and existing client sites.

If you are passionate about web design and development, have a keen eye for detail, and thrive in a collaborative team environment, we encourage you to apply for this position. Join us in creating innovative digital solutions that drive success for our clients.

Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop websites using WordPress themes and plugins.
  • Manage project workflows in collaboration with the sales team and clients to ensure timely delivery of projects.
  • Maintain and update existing client websites through monthly maintenance tasks.
  • Troubleshoot and fix website bugs and technical issues.
  • Optimize websites for search engines using SEO best practices.
  • Take ownership of front-end development and design responsibilities tied to WordPress sites.
  • Integrate third-party APIs and services with WordPress websites.
  • Provide training to clients on how to use WordPress effectively.
  • Stay updated on modern web design concepts, techniques, and best practices.
  • Act as an educational resource for sales teams and clients, providing guidance and insights on website design and development best practices. Proactively identify opportunities to enhance project outcomes and provide the best solutions for the project at hand.

Requirements:

  • 3+ years of experience in both front-end and back-end technologies in a B2B or B2C web production environment. 
  • Expertise in WordPress themes and proficiency in WordPress site development.
  • Knowledge and comfort with WordPress plug-ins.
  • Familiarity with transitioning email platforms, ensuring seamless integration and minimal disruption to client communication channels.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work effectively in a remote team environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Web Development, or related field.
  • E-commerce experience preferred.
  • Experience with other CMS platforms (e.g., Drupal, Joomla) is a plus.
  • Paid Media Experience is a plus. 

Click here to apply.

About the Company

O’Rourke Media Group is a fast-growing company that owns and operates hyper-local, community newspapers, websites, niche publications and a full-service digital agency.  We are family-owned and mission-driven to save newspapers and local media companies by investing in the people, resources and technology needed to thrive for many years to come.  We believe that every community can benefit from a well-run, properly resourced, local newspaper and website.  Our News teams produce hyper-local, high-interest local news and accurate and trustworthy reporting.  Our Sales and Digital Fulfillment teams bring omnichannel advertising solutions to local businesses in the communities we serve. 

O’Rourke Media Group now operates in eight states and 28 markets with 41 publications and hyper-local websites. We started from ground zero in December 2018, totally bootstrapped, confident and with an entrepreneurial mindset.

Paid Media Specialist

O’Rourke Media Group is looking for an experienced paid media specialist. This person will work with our digital fulfillment team to execute paid search (SEM), targeted display, social and targeted video campaigns for our rapidly growing portfolio of digital advertising clients. This is a great opportunity for someone who is interested in building their expertise across multiple paid advertising platforms. Open to remote candidates.

 Responsibilities:

  • Build SEM, targeted display, and paid social media campaigns.
  • Enable campaign tracking.
  • Monitor and analyze campaign performance, proactively recommending optimizations as needed to increase metrics.
  • Collaborate with Digital Marketing Fulfillment members and Sales Team to meet client expectations.
  • Communicate monthly performance metrics and campaign updates to Sales Team and client.
  • Remain up-to-date with best digital marketing practices and features in designated ad platforms.

Qualifications:

  • College degree in a related field.
  • 2+ years of experience executing paid media campaigns, with experience in PPC and Facebook. 
  • Google Ads Certified or willing to earn certification.  
  • Ability to build ad copy that encourages users to take action.
  • Understanding of bid management and best bidding strategies.
  • Comfortable in a client-facing and educational environment.
  • Campaign tracking implementation (Google Tag Manager, Meta Pixel and Google Analytics).
  • High attention to detail and ability to provide accurate deliverables in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience running campaigns across multiple industries is desired but not required.
  • SEO experience is a plus.

Interested candidates should forward their resume or linked in profile details to Digital Marketing Fulfillment Director, Megan Ivey at mivey@orourkemediagroup.com.

About the Company

O’Rourke Media Group is a fast-growing company that owns and operates hyper-local, community newspapers, websites, niche publications and a full-service digital agency.  We are family-owned and mission-driven to save newspapers and local media companies by investing in the people, resources and technology needed to thrive for many years to come.  We believe that every community can benefit from a well-run, properly resourced, local newspaper and website.  Our News teams produce hyper-local, high interest local news and accurate and trustworthy reporting.  Our Sales and Digital Fulfillment teams bring omnichannel advertising solutions to local businesses in the communities we serve. 

O’Rourke Media Group now operates in eight states and 28 markets with 41 publications and hyper-local websites. We started from ground zero in December 2018, totally bootstrapped, confident and with an entrepreneurial mindset. 

Managing Editor - MN/WI

O’Rourke Media Group is looking for a Managing Editor for our publications in Cannon Falls, Hastings and Red Wing, Minnesota, and Hudson, Wisconsin.

We are seeking someone who has excelled at leading a newsroom and someone who can lead our team of reporters and editors to continue producing relevant local content each and every day.. 

The Cannon Falls Beacon and the Hudson Star-Observer are published weekly. The Red Wing Republican-Eagle has a Wednesday e-edition and a weekend print product. The Hastings Star Gazette is, at this time, online only.

The successful candidate for this position is someone who can:

  • Lead our excellent staff of reporters and editors;

  • Ensure each publication is filled with relevant and important local news each week;

  • Drive engagement on our websites and grow pageviews;

  • Recruit and coach new reporters; 

  • Contribute regular content to our publications;

  • Build relationships with readers in each community to grow the amount of user generated content we receive; and

  • Serve as an ambassador for our products at important events and meetings throughout each community.

Qualifications:

  • Degree in journalism or a related field;

  • Experience as a reporter and editor covering local news and feature stories;

  • The ability to meet deadlines;

  • Superior leadership, writing and editing skills;

  • Able to work a variety of schedules, including evenings, nights and weekends; and

  • A valid driver’s license and a reliable vehicle.

Benefits

  • Eligible for medical, dental and vision benefits on the 1st of the month after 30 days of employment.

  • Eligible to enroll in the company’s 401(k) retirement savings on the 1st of the month after 90 days. The company matches 50% of your contribution up to 2.5% of total compensation.

  • 16 days of PTO plus paid holidays.

  • Remote work and flexible work schedule.

Salary

  • Negotiable, depending on qualifications.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume, along with relevant samples of your work to: Chad Richardson, Vice President of News, crichardson@orourkemediagroup.com.

About the Company

O’Rourke Media Group is a fast-growing company that owns and operates hyper-local, community newspapers, websites, niche publications and a full-service digital agency. We are family-owned and mission-driven to save newspapers and local media companies by investing in the people, resources and technology needed to thrive for many years to come. We believe that every community can benefit from a well-run, properly resourced, local newspaper and website. Our News teams produce hyper-local, high interest local news and accurate and trustworthy reporting. Our Sales and Digital Fulfillment teams bring omnichannel advertising solutions to local businesses in the communities we serve.

O’Rourke Media Group now operates in eight states and more than 30 markets with 41 publications and hyper-local websites. We started from ground zero in December 2018, totally bootstrapped, confident and with an entrepreneurial mindset.

Reporter - St. Albans, VT

O’Rourke Media Group is searching for a talented Reporter to fill a full-time position in St. Albans, Vermont, at the St. Albans Messenger. Our journalists are driven to find stories that matter to our community and are dedicated to fairness, accuracy, and ethics. The successful candidate for this position is someone who knows how to cover hard news but also loves to write about people and their passions. They know that a good interview is often a good conversation and know when to ask the tough questions, but also when to listen. The ideal candidate has exceptional writing skills and is willing to put in the extra effort and research to deliver an engaging story.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Degree or diploma in journalism, or a related field;
  • At least 1-3 years of experience as a reporter with experience covering hard news and feature stories or experience at a college newspaper;
  • The ability to meet tight deadlines and report the news as it happens;
  • Superior language, writing and editing skills;
  • Strong photography skills;
  • Able to work a variety of schedules, including evenings, nights and weekends;
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment;
  • A valid driver’s license and a reliable vehicle;
  • Willingness to live in Franklin County, VT.

If this sounds like the perfect position for you, we would love to hear from you! To apply, please send your resume, letter of interest and relevant samples of your work to Managing Editor, Bridget Higdon, at bhigdon@orourkemediagroup.com.

Company Benefits

We offer competitive compensation plans, including reasonable relocation assistance if you are moving from outside one of our markets. Employees are eligible for medical, dental, vision, life insurance benefits, paid time off and our 401 (k) savings plan. Excellent opportunity for career development and growth within the company.

About the Company

O’Rourke Media Group is a fast-growing company that owns and operates hyper-local, community newspapers, niche publications and a full-service digital agency. We are family-owned and mission-driven to save newspapers and local media companies by investing in the people, resources and technology needed to thrive for many years to come.

We currently operate in eight states with more than 30 publications and hyperlocal websites. Our News teams excel at producing unique content and useful information that fuels an engaged, growing audience across print and digital platforms. And, we have established ourselves as a top-performing sales company in the industry.

We are always on the hunt for talent that can help us grow.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $37,000.00 – $40,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance
Publisher - Greater Madison

O’Rourke Media Group is recruiting for a Publisher to lead and grow our business in the Greater Madison, WI market area.  The Publisher will be responsible for managing the operation, which includes Sales/Marketing, New Business Development, News/Editorial, Community Relations, Operations and Team/Staff Development.  We’re looking for someone that can effectively balance strategy, which includes aligning to our total company strategy, with tactics to grow revenue and audience.    

The Publisher has lots of freedom and autonomy but is expected to work cohesively with our internal digital agency and centralized team of resources in Finance, IT/Process Improvement, News and HR/Payroll to drive business growth and efficiency.  Our goal is for this job to feel like it’s your own business or franchise without the headache of owning a company.   

We’re looking for an experienced manager in the media industry with a track record of growing revenue, a rising star in the media industry currently working in an Advertising or News capacity and looking for an opportunity to run a business, and or, an experienced manager from outside the media industry that is working in a sales or marketing capacity. 

The Publisher must live or relocate to the Greater Madison area to be considered for this job opportunity.   

 About the market

We have paid weekly newspapers in Oregon, Verona and Stoughton along with companion websites, the Great Dane Shopper-a free weekly with a massive distribution footprint, and the Fitchburg Star, a free monthly newspaper.  Each publication is mailed with supplemental distribution to local retail outlets. There is amazing revenue and audience growth potential with both print and digital along with opportunities to expand into additional markets.

Some pros of living in Madison include access to a variety of cultural and recreational activities, a strong economy, and a high quality of life. Madison is also home to the University of Wisconsin-Madison, which provides a diverse range of educational and employment opportunities.  

Job Responsibilities

Sales/Marketing: Build relationships and trust with business owners and decision-makers to help them with their advertising and marketing plans. Lead the way with providing creative, omni-channel advertising and marketing solutions to drive revenue growth.  Develop and manage a sales team while also maintaining and growing a book of business.  Bottom-line, we’re looking for someone that can lead by example with a very hands-on approach.       

New business development:  Leverage our established brands in the market to open up business expansion opportunities such as Printing & Design services and IT solutions.   

News/Editorial:  Work with the editorial team to publish engaging and interesting local news and information.  Maximize each channel to grow audience–print, website, newsletters, social media.  

Community relations:  Keep the company’s newspaper and website brands impactful and in the middle of everything going on in the local communities served.  Engage with local chambers of commerce, networking groups, schools, nonprofit organizations etc…  

Operations:   Responsible for managing activity as it relates to print, distribution, store/rack collections and other office duties.  Embrace our company’s zero based expense management discipline where every dollar spent is justified, consistently reviewed and aligned to business growth objectives.  

Team/Staff Development:  Responsible for developing people in each functional area and for steadily recruiting new talent to drive revenue and audience growth.  The Publisher is also expected to establish back-up for each key position. 

Compensation/Benefits

  • Competitive compensation package based on experience and the job responsibility.   
  • Eligible for medical, dental and vision benefits on the 1st of the month after 30 days of employment
  • Eligible to enroll in the company’s 401 (k) retirement savings on the 1st of the month after 90 days.  The company matches 50% of your contribution up to 2.5% of total compensation
  • 16 days of PTO plus 4-5 paid holidays
  • Career growth potential

About the Company

O’Rourke Media Group (www.orourkemediagroup.com) is a fast-growing company that owns and operates hyper-local, community newspapers, websites, niche publications and a full-service digital agency.  We are family-owned and mission-driven to save newspapers and local media companies by investing in the people, resources and technology needed to thrive for many years to come.  We believe that every community can benefit from a well-run, properly resourced, local newspaper and website.  Our News teams produce hyper-local, high interest local news and accurate and trustworthy reporting.  Our Sales and Digital Fulfillment teams bring omnichannel advertising solutions to local businesses in the communities we serve. 

O’Rourke Media Group now operates in eight states and 28 markets with 41 publications and hyper-local websites. We started from ground zero in December 2018, totally bootstrapped, confident and with an entrepreneurial mindset. 

Interested candidates should send their resume and letter of interest to Jim O’Rourke at jorourke@orourkemediagroup.com.

Reporter - Salida - CO

O’Rourke Media Group is searching for a talented reporter to fill a full-time position in Salida, Colorado, at the Mountain Mail newspaper.

The Mountain Mail is published twice a week and its companion website, https://www.themountainmail.com, is updated frequently every day.

Our journalists are driven to find stories that matter to our community and are dedicated to fairness, accuracy and ethical reporting.

The successful candidate for this position is someone who knows how to cover hard news but also loves to write about people and their passions. They know that a good interview is often a good conversation and know when to ask the tough questions, but also when to listen. The ideal candidate has exceptional writing skills and is willing to put in the extra effort and research to deliver an engaging story.

Qualifications for this position include:

  • Degree or diploma in journalism, or a related field;
  • At least 1-3 years of experience as a reporter with experience covering hard news and feature stories or experience at a college newspaper;
  • The ability to meet tight deadlines and report the news as it happens;
  • Superior language, writing and editing skills;
  • Strong photography skills;
  • Able to work a variety of schedules, including evenings, nights and weekends;
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment;
  • A valid driver’s license and a reliable vehicle;
  • Willingness to live in Salida, Colorado.

If this sounds like the perfect position for you, we would love to hear from you! To apply, please send your resume, letter of interest and relevant samples of your work to Chad Richardson, Vice President of News at O’Rourke Media Group, at crichardson@orourkemediagroup.com.

Company Benefits

We offer competitive compensation plans, including reasonable relocation assistance if you are moving from outside one of our markets. Employees are eligible for medical, dental, vision, life insurance benefits, paid time off and our 401 (k) retirement plan, which includes a company match. There are excellent opportunities for career development and growth within the company.

About the Company

O’Rourke Media Group is a fast-growing company that owns and operates hyper-local, community newspapers, niche publications and a full-service digital agency. We are family-owned and mission-driven to save newspapers and local media companies by investing in the people, resources and technology needed to thrive for many years to come.

We currently operate in eight states with more than 30 publications and hyperlocal websites. Our news teams excel at producing unique content and useful information that fuels an engaged, growing audience across print and digital platforms. We have also established ourselves as a top-performing sales company in the industry.

We are always on the hunt for talent that can help us grow.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $36,000.00 – $40,000.00 per year to start.

 
Reporter - Oregon - Wisconsin

We are looking for a reporter at the Oregon (Wisconsin) Observer who is passionate about telling stories that matter to our community — someone who is fair, accurate and ethical. The Observer is owned by O’Rourke Media Group, a rapidly growing company that continues to invest in community journalism.

You’ll be joining a super-talented team of reporters equally excited to be writing about the people and events that make Oregon a great place to live. 

The successful candidate for this position is someone who knows how to cover hard news and loves to write about people and their passions. Someone who knows that a good interview is often a good conversation and knows when to ask the tough questions but also when to listen. The ideal candidate has exceptional writing skills and is willing to put in the extra effort and research to deliver an engaging story. They will be passionate about their own photography.

Oregon is located just 20 minutes south of Madison. 

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Degree in journalism or a related field.

  • Experience as a reporter covering local news and feature stories with an emphasis on enterprise stories. Recent college grads with internship or college newspaper experience will be considered.

  • The ability to meet tight deadlines and report the news as it happens.

  • Superior language, writing and editing skills.

  • Some photography — both still and video — and associated editing software experience.

  • Able to work a variety of schedules, including evenings, nights and weekends.

  • Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and under pressure.

  • Able to physically be in Hastings most days to cover stories and do interviews in-person.

  • A valid driver’s license and a reliable vehicle.

If this sounds like the perfect position for you, we would love to hear from you today.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume, along with relevant samples of your work to Chad Richardson, Vice President of News, at crichardson@orourkemediagroup.com.

About O’Rourke Media Group:

O’Rourke Media Group currently operates in seven states with a full-service digital agency, print publications and hyperlocal websites.

Our journalists provide in-depth coverage of our communities. Our team of marketing experts specialize in providing customized digital marketing strategies and solutions for any size business and budget. We’re a hyper-local community news publisher with an engaged audience of print subscribers, digital subscribers, website pageviews, social media followers and email newsletters.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $35,000.00 – $40,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • 401(k)

  • 401(k) matching

  • Dental insurance

  • Flexible schedule

  • Health insurance

  • Paid time off

  • Vision insurance