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

Account Executive - Arizona

Are you entrepreneurial and interested in landing a job where you will feel like you are a business owner without the pressure and headache of owning your own business? Are you experienced and effective building relationships in a b2b sales environment? Are you a good person with a strong work ethic? If you answered yes to these questions, we have a fantastic opportunity for you to consider.

O’Rourke Media Group is recruiting for an Account Executive to lead the charge with building sales and managing advertising accounts in Queen Creek, Gilbert, Chandler, Mesa and Tempe. A big, immediate focus area will be on Queen Creek, where we are already the leading source for local news and information with our Queencreeksuntimes.com website that we launched last September. You will also have the ability to sell into our City Sun Times market that cover Scottsdale, North Phoenix, Carefree and Cavecreek. Additionally, you will have the ability to offer game-changing digital advertising solutions to local businesses through our full-service, inhouse digital agency.

The Company provides an excellent, ongoing training and development program and lots of opportunity for professional growth.

Job Details:

  • Present and sell company digital and print advertising solutions to new and existing customers.
  • Prospect and contact potential customers by leveraging all touchpoints-email, phone, Google Meet, social media and in-person
  • Reach agreed upon sales targets
  • Resolve customer inquiries and issues
  • Set up follow up appointments to ensure great service and high retention
  • Create sales material to present to customers

Qualifications

  • Previous experience in sales, customer service or other related fields
  • Familiarity with CRM platforms
  • Ability to build rapport with clients
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Deadline and detail oriented

Compensation
We offer a commission/draw compensation plan with uncapped earnings potential, medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits, 401 (k) plan with company match, car allowance and laptop. Relocation assistance considered if you are moving from outside our market area.

Account Executive - Vermont

Are you entrepreneurial and interested in landing a job where you will feel like you are a business owner without the pressure and headache of owning your own business? Are you experienced and effective with building relationships in a b2b sales environment? Are you a good person with a strong work ethic? If you answered yes to these questions, we have a fantastic opportunity for you to consider.

We are recruiting for an Account Executive to lead the charge with building sales and managing advertising accounts in Chittenden County, VT. A big, immediate focus area will be on Essex Junction, where we are the leading source for local news and information through our website. We are bringing back our print edition of the Essex Reporter in late June, early July this year. You will have the ability to
sell into other company websites (Milton Independent, Colchester Sun, South Burlington Messenger (coming in Sept), Williston Messenger (coming Sept) and our flagship Messenger in Franklin County. Additionally, you will have the ability to offer game-changing digital advertising solutions to local businesses through our full-service, inhouse digital agency.

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 sets up for high close ratios.
  • Develop and present creative, omnichannel advertising and marketing strategies.
  • Close on a steady flow of new business.
  • Develop incremental revenue by working closely with existing accounts.
  • Proactively manage accounts to provide great service and maximize campaign retention.
  • Embrace internal CRM expectations, including maintaining accurate customer data and setting clear customer payment expectations upfront in the sale process.

Compensation Package Details:

  • We offer a commission/draw compensation plan with uncapped earnings potential.
  • Competitive medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits.
  • 401 (k) plan with company match.
  • Car allowance.
  • Laptop and any other reasonable tools needed for success.
  • Relocation assistance considered if you’re moving from outside our market area.
  • The Company provides an excellent, ongoing training and development program.
Reporter-Red Wing & Hastings, Minnesota

O’Rourke Media Group is searching for a few talented multimedia reporters in Hastings and Red Wing, MN (Greater Minneapolis market).   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 Red Wing, Hastings or a nearby city;  

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

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.

Graphic Designer, Minnesota

O’Rourke Media Group is recruiting for a Graphic Designer that’s fluent in all aspects of digital print.  This position works out of our office in Cannon Falls, MN and will support our internal printing and design agency in the Greater Minneapolis market.  The optimal candidate is highly proficient in the Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign and Illustrator) and preferably has experience working with Konica or Xerox printing equipment.

Job Responsibilities

  • Full service graphic design for products that include business cards, menus, single sheet fliers, banners, signs, etc…
  • Communicating directly with customers throughout the design to production process. 
  • Preparing estimates and work orders.
  • Preparing and printing of digital files, checking fonts, links, and colors, creating bleeds, crops, and imposing art when required.
  • Print bindery duties such as cutting, folding and stapling.
  • Submitting files to vendors.
  • Other duties as assigned.  

Qualifications

  • High level of proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite; primarily InDesign and Illustrator.
  • 2+ years of recent professional graphic design experience.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to multitask in a fast paced, deadline driven environment.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. 

We offer excellent compensation, medical, vision and dental benefits, PTO and 401 (k) plan. 

For immediate consideration, send your resume to: dpevonka@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 

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.