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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.

Bookkeeper

O’Rourke Media Group is seeking an experienced Bookkeeper 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.  Great opportunity for advancement into a bigger accounting 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 the digital 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 Reconciliation
  • 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 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 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.

 

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. 

 

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.

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: $35,000.00 – $40,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance
Community News Editor - Sheboygan, WI

O’Rourke Media Group is looking for a Community News Editor for the Sheboygan Sun in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. We are seeking someone who is passionate about telling stories that matter to our community — someone who is fair, accurate and ethical. The Sun is a free weekly printed paper with a companion website. The publication focuses on the people and businesses that make Sheboygan a great place to live and it features stories on upcoming events of interest to area residents.

The successful candidate for this position is someone who can:

  • Represent the Sun in person at events across the area;

  • Write about people and their passions;

  • Spread the word on key upcoming events in the cities we cover;

  • Write engaging stories about new businesses;

  • Develop exceptional writing skills;

  • Put in the extra effort and research to deliver an engaging story;

  • Work with the community to grow the amount of user generated content; and

  • Post daily to the Sun’s website.

Qualifications:

  • Degree in journalism or a related field;

  • Experience as a reporter covering local news and feature stories. Recent college graduates with internship or college newspaper experience will be considered;

  • The ability to meet deadlines;

  • Superior language, writing and editing skills;

  • Some photography and associated editing software experience;

  • 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.

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.

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.

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