Work for Us

Come join a winning TEAM!   If you’re passionate about your work, positive about the future of the media industry and results-driven, we’re always open to having a discussion to try to figure out a win-win opportunity for you to join O’Rourke Media Group.  Send along your email or letter of interest directly to CEO Jim O’Rourke at jorourke@orourkemediagroup.com.

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 medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits plus paid time off.  We’ve recently rolled out a new 401 (k) retirement savings plan with a respectable company match.   Additionally, if you’re in Sales, we provide industry leading, ongoing training, support and resources that will help transform your digital marketing career path. 

Current Openings

Reporter-Oregon, Wisconsin

O’Rourke Media Group is searching for a talented multi-media reporter to fill a full-time position in Oregon, Wisconsin.  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;
  • 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 Madison, WI area

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 jorourke@orourkemediagroup.com.

Reporter-River Falls, Wisconsin

O’Rourke Media Group is searching for a talented multi-media reporter to fill a full-time position in River Falls, Wisconsin.  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;
  • 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 River Falls or a nearby city

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 jorourke@orourkemediagroup.com.

Digital Marketing Consultant, Wisconsin

O’Rourke Media Group has an immediate opening for a Digital Marketing Consultant in the Greater Madison, Wisconsin market area.  This position is responsible for working with local businesses to help them develop, execute and optimize their advertising and marketing strategy.  The optimal candidate is competitive, hardworking and has experience developing trusted relationships with decision-makers in a b2b environment.   The Company provides an excellent internal training and development program, a full suite of advertising and marketing solutions and great support resources and processes to help maximize selling time.

Additionally, we have four hyper-local community newspapers and websites—Verona Press, Oregon Observer, Stoughton Courier and the Fitchburg Star along with the Great Dane Shopper that provides a 30k distribution for advertisers interested in print mass marketing.   We’re the go to source local news and information in these markets.  Monetizing the fast-growing audience with our custom advertising opportunities in combination with having access to sell our digital agency solutions provides us a competitive advantage in the market.

Job Details:

  • Prospect for new business by leveraging all touchpoints-email, phone, Google Meet, social media and, most importantly, in-person.
  • Consistent, quality appointment setting that leads to high close ratios. 
  • Develop and present creative, multichannel advertising and marketing strategies.     
  • Account management to provide great service and maximize campaign retention.
  • Embrace internal CRM expectations.     

Compensation Details:

  • We offer an excellent compensation plan with uncapped earnings potential. 
  • Competitive medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits. 
  • 401 (k) plan with company match (new employees eligible after 90 days).
  • Paid time off.
  • Car allowance.
  • Laptop and any other reasonable tools needed for success.   
  • Relocation assistance considered.

For immediate consideration, send your resume to:  jorourke@orourkemediagroup.com.

Market Manager, Vermont

O’Rourke Media Group is recruiting for Market Manager in our Vermont business.  This is a new position to support growth plans in both Franklin County (primary city St Albans), where we are the dominant provider of local news and information and in Chittenden County, where we have engaging hyper-local websites in Essex, Milton and Colchester with new sites set to launch in South Burlington and Williston in the next several months.

This position is a modern-day version of a media Publisher with responsibility for the business and expectations that align to our company strategy and top leadership team.  The ideal candidate has a sales and revenue background, a passion for all things digital and a proven track record of delivering results. Don’t expect any corporate nonsense, long meetings, narrative flash reports etc…we spend our time on delivering results, and we strive every day to make OMG a great place to work.

Job Details:

  • Prospect for new business and develop ROI driven, multi-channel sales strategies for local businesses. Of course, rock solid account management activity is required.
  • Build a performance-driven team to maximize revenue and relationships with customers.  This is definitely a “lead by example” opportunity.
  • Optimize cash flow by driving recurring revenue and by setting clear payment expectations upfront with customers in the sales process.
  • Work with key players and businesses in the communities we serve to keep our brands engaged and actively involved.
  • Breathe new life and generate increased revenue in our Printing & Design business segment.
  • Bring an entrepreneurial mindset and consistently be in the hunt to develop new revenue and business segments.
  • Be a good person and easy to work with…we have a great team in place and have zero interest in wasting time on internal conflicts and politics that don’t help grow revenue.

Company Benefits

We offer competitive pay with a well-rounded compensation package, including medical benefits, vision, dental, life insurance, paid time off and our newly established 401 (k) savings plan with a respectable company match. If you’re willing to relocate to this amazing part of the country, will we consider reasonable relocation assistance.  Performers and those that want to be in this with us for the long run will have an opportunity for quick advancement and increased earnings in the Company.  You’d be more than welcome to talk to a number of our current employees during the interview process to make sure this is real.

Please send your resume, letter/email of interest and compensation range expectations to:  jorourke@orourkemediagroup.com.

Customer Service Representative, Minnesota

O’Rourke Media Group, owner of the Cannon Falls Beacon, Republican Eagle, Star-Observer, Hastings Star Gazette and the River Falls Journal, is seeking a Customer Service Representative to join our growing media company. This position is required to work out of our main office in Cannon Falls. Hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm.

Responsibilities:

Handle inbound calls from subscribers and advertisers
Make outbound calls to current subscribers to secure subscription renewals
Database management
Processing customer invoicing and posting payments
Other office duties as assigned
 
Qualifications:
Previous experience in a customer service or sales-oriented environment
Excellent written and verbal communications skills
Ability to build rapport with clients
Positive and professional demeanor
Good computer skills

Hourly pay is $14-$16/hour plus commission.

About the Company

O’Rourke Media Group currently operates in six states with a full-service digital agency and 23 publications and hyperlocal websites.  We expect and plan to at least double the number of markets over the next few years.  Our team of marketing experts specialize in developing customized digital marketing strategies and solutions for any size business and budget.  We’re also a hyper-local community news publisher with an audience that includes print subscribers, digital subscribers, website pageviews, social media followers and email newsletter subscribers.  

Please send your resume, letter/email of interest and compensation range expectations to:  dpevonka@orourkemediagroup.com 

Digital Marketing Consultant, Arizona

O’Rourke Media Group has an immediate opening for a Digital Marketing Consultant in Queen Creek, Arizona and the Greater Phoenix market area.  This position is responsible for working with local businesses to help them develop, execute and optimize their advertising and marketing strategy.  The optimal candidate is competitive, hardworking and has experience developing trusted relationships with decision-makers in a b2b environment.   The Company provides an excellent internal training and development program, a full suite of advertising and marketing solutions and great support resources and processes to help maximize selling time.

We launched the Queencreeksuntimes.com back in September, and we’re already the go to source local news and information in the area.  Monetizing this growing audience with our custom advertising opportunities in combination with having access to sell our digital agency solutions is going to be a really fun, high earnings job for the right candidate! 

Job Details:

  • Prospect for new business by leveraging all touchpoints – email, phone, Google Meet, social media and, most importantly, in-person.
  • Consistent, quality appointment setting that leads to high close ratios. 
  • Develop and present creative, multichannel advertising and marketing strategies.     
  • Account management to provide great service and maximize campaign retention.
  • Embrace internal CRM expectations.     

Compensation Details:

  • We offer an excellent compensation plan with uncapped earnings potential. 
  • Competitive medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits. 
  • 401 (k) plan with company match (new employees eligible after 90 days).
  • Paid time off.
  • Car allowance.
  • Laptop and any other reasonable tools needed for success.   
  • Relocation assistance considered.

For immediate consideration, send your resume to:  jorourke@orourkemediagroup.com.

Multimedia Sales Executive, Vermont

O’Rourke Media Group has an opening for a Multimedia Sales Executive in Saint Albans, Vermont and the Greater Burlington market area. This position is responsible for working with local businesses to help them develop, execute and optimize their advertising and marketing strategy. The optimal candidate is competitive, hardworking and has experience developing trusted relationships with decision-makers in a b2b environment. The Company provides an excellent, internal training and development program, a full suite of advertising and marketing solutions, and great support resources and processes to help maximize selling time.

Job Details:

  • Prospect for new business by leveraging all touchpoints-email, phone, Google Meet, social media and, most importantly, in-person.
  • Consistent, quality appointment setting that leads to high close ratios.
  • Develop and present creative, multichannel advertising and marketing strategies.
  • Account management to provide great service and maximize campaign retention.
  • Embrace internal CRM expectations.

Compensation Details:

  • We offer an excellent compensation plan with uncapped earnings potential.
  • Competitive medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits.
  • 401 (k) plan with company match (new employees eligible after 90 days).
  • Paid time off.
  • Car allowance.
  • Laptop and any other reasonable tools needed for success.
  • Relocation assistance considered.

For immediate consideration, send your resume to: canderson@orourkemediagroup.com.

Freelance Reporters and Writers, Arizona, Minnesota, New Mexico, Vermont, Wisconsin

Location: Arizona, Minnesota, New Mexico, Vermont, Wisconsin

O’Rourke Media Group is recruiting for experienced, well-rounded freelance writers and reporters that are interested in providing their services to help expand and supplement hyper-local news coverage in communities where we have newspapers and websites (Local Markets – O’Rourke Media Group).

You will be paid on a per story basis.  This a great opportunity for retired journalists, students currently in J-school and for reporters who want to work on a part-time basis.  Ideally, you live locally in one of our markets, but we’re open to considering other arrangements if the content you provide is valuable to our local readers.

If you’re interested, please send along your resume and up to five writing samples to Managing Editor Jim Johnson at jjohnson@orourkemediagroup.com.