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Adams Publishing Group (APG) is, first and foremost, a family-owned community newspaper company. APG has grown quickly, consisting of 27 dailies, over 90 non-daily, and collectively over 220 media-related products and associated websites in 20 states.

Adams Publishing Group is driven to provide high quality products and services that make a positive difference in the lives of its constituents, which are, in prioritized order: its readers, its customers/advertisers, its communities, its Associates, and its shareholders/owners.

APG’s vision is to be a financially stable, high performing, merit-driven company that strives for excellence in everything it does, where “good” people want to be employed. “Good” is defined as those who are capable of, and engaged in, making the enterprise stronger and better every single day.


News Reporters | Full-time

Antigo • Beloit • Fort Atkinson • Janesville • Marinette • Sun Prairie - WI

APG Media of Southern Wisconsin is looking for reporters to be part of a community-focused team.

Each of these positions will involve reporting, some photography and an understanding of the importance of digital as the future of our industry and how modern subscribers want to consume their news. In southern Wisconsin, Adams Publishing Group produces 15 news publications in a variety of formats – daily, weekly and semiweekly – but what they all have in common are readers who want useful, local content. We need stories about our neighbors, our businesses, our governments and local trends.

The reporters best suited to these roles will be creative self-starters with a natural curiosity about the people in our communities. We need someone who wants to build relationships with sources, peers and mentors and will always look for ways to engage readers and get beyond the surface of stories.

Qualifications include a degree in journalism or professional reporting experience. Skills desired include photography, social media, an understanding of open records laws and the ability to get sources to speak freely, whether that’s a government official or a reluctant feature story subject. Most important is a can-do attitude and a desire to expand your skillset. If you have a hole in your resume, don’t worry. We’ve got a large group of people who can teach you and a budding development culture.

These full-time positions offer a competitive salary and benefits package including health, dental, paid vacation and 401(k). For more information about our company, visit adamspg.com/markets/#wisconsin.

To be considered for one of these positions, send a resume, cover letter, samples of your work and references to: 

Email your resume, references to jferolie@adamspg.com


Pressroom Trainee

Full-Time | Janesville - WI

APG Printing Solutions, the premier newspaper printer in the Midwest, is seeking an energetic person for our pressroom crew. No prior printing experience is required, but solid computer skills are necessary for this job, as our equipment is state-of-the-art.

As part of the training program, this position receives wage increases each six months until reaching Journeyman status.

This position will be night shift, generally from 8:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. Weekdays would be Sunday night through Thursday night or Monday night through Friday night.

This is a technical position, so good problem solving skills will be very useful for the successful applicant.

This is a very team-oriented environment, so if you enjoy working on a fast-paced, detail-oriented team, we would love to talk with you.

If you are interested, please submit a resume to:

APG Printing Solutions | P.O. Box 5001 | One S Parker Dr | Janesville, WI 53547  OR 

Email your resume to: tsmithson@gazettextra.com


Multi Media Advertising Account Executive | Full-time

Beloit • Fort Atkinson • Janesville - WI

APG Southern Wisconsin is looking for Advertising and Marketing Account Executives to join our team. Are you an experienced sales professional with a go-getter attitude and motivated by an uncapped earning potential? Can you develop strong business relationships? Develop, negotiate and close new business sales? Then you may be ready for Adams Publishing Group. Take the next step toward a career – not just a job.

Adams Publishing Group is seeking creative, goal-driven sales professionals with great integrity. If you are a resilient person that enjoys problem solving, marketing, ongoing education, teamwork and helping Advertisers succeed - Apply today!

Job Description:

• Establish good business relationships to grow advertising revenue

• Prospecting to build sales leads

• Develop and close new business sales

• Ensure customer satisfaction

Required Skills:

• Creative abilities and strong communication skills

• Marketing or business degree or equivalent

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

• Sales, promotion, or digital advertising experience

Adams Publishing Group offers a great earning potential, full benefits package and flexible working arrangements. Take the first step towards a Career...not just a Job.

What are you waiting for? Email your resume and desired income range.

Adams Publishing Group  Attn: Human Resources • PO Box 5001 • Janesville, WI 53547-5001


Inside Advertising Sales Representative

Full-Time | Janesville - WI

Adams Publishing Group is seeking an inside sales person at our flagship office in Janesville, WI. The primary responsibility is to represent our recruitment and business listing solutions plus other special sales projects as assigned. Daily tasks include but are not limited to prospecting, outbound cold calling, closing inbound calls, ad design, and servicing clients post sale.

Requirements include cold calling, problem solving, effective interaction with prospects/customers, and the ability to prioritize and pivot in a fast paced & deadline oriented environment. The desire and ability to consistently achieve and exceed goals are the keys to success in this role. A background in marketing, sales and/or customer service is a plus as is proficiency with Microsoft Office.

Candidates Must Exhibit:

• Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.

• Answer customer inquiries regarding products, services, costs, and payment options.

• Research new leads through cold calling, business directories, and client referrals.

• Work with customers to find specific products or services that suits their needs and budget.

• Recommend upgrade packages during the finalization of a sale.

• Keep a record of customer contact information for future sales, referrals, and follow-up.

This is a great opportunity to be part of a successful team where individual achievement is recognized and rewarded. The compensation plan consists of full benefits including: health, life, dental, and paid vacation. This is a full-time position, starting at $14/hour plus an attractive commission plan for a goal driven individual.

This full-time position offers a competitive salary and benefits package including health, dental, paid vacation and 401(k). For more information about our company, visit adamspg.com/markets/#wisconsin.

For consideration, please submit an Application or send an updated resume to Steve Lauber at: slauber@gazettextra.com


Inside Advertising Sales Representative

Full-Time | Beloit - WI

Adams Publishing Group has an excellent opportunity for a customer focused individual to join our Inside Sales Team in our Beloit, WI office. We are seeking a dynamic individual who must enjoy working with people, have high levels of customer service, and possess the ability to succeed in a fast passed environment while working under sales deadlines. This self-motivated and creative individual must be a strong communicator with excellent spelling, grammar, and clerical skills.

A minimum of 40-50 words per minute typing is necessary.

The responsibilities include in and outbound telephone sales, servicing of current and prospective classified advertising customers, prepare advertising layouts and general clerical duties.

This is a great opportunity to be part of a successful team where individual achievement is recognized and rewarded. Compensation

plan consists of full benefits including: health, life, dental, and vacation. This is a full-time position, 35 hours per week.

For consideration, please submit an Application or Resume to: 

Beloit Daily News  Attn: Kim Boreen • 444 E. Grand Ave., Suite 102 • Beloit, WI 53511    |    beloitdailynews.com 

For consideration, please submit an Application or send an updated resume to Kim Boreen at: kboreen@beloitdailynews.com


Managing Editor

Full-Time | Janesville - WI

APG Media of Southern Wisconsin is looking for a dynamic leader to fill the top newsroom position for the Janesville Gazette.

As with most companies in the industry, the Gazette and the newspapers in the Southern Wisconsin region, are undergoing significant changes. We’re not just working harder, we’re working smarter, collaborating with our fellow editors and reporters and automating as much as we can so we can focus on what our readers want most – local news.

This position will require rock-solid news judgment, the ability to manage, teach and elevate reporters and the ability to adapt to a changing news environment. APG’s emphasis on growing and retaining our digital subscriber base requires close attention to our websites, social media, newsletters and other platforms modern readers use to consume their news. We’ll expect the managing editor to continue the Gazette’s exemplary record of producing high-impact enterprise, investigative and solutions journalism that has led to consecutive Newspaper of the Year awards.

The successful candidate will become an important part of the community and get to know other movers and shakers in Janesville and Rock County. In addition, the Gazette newsroom works closely with the Beloit Daily News, so collaboration both in planning and executing the daily operations is a must.

In Southern Wisconsin, Adams Publishing Group produces 15 news publications in a variety of formats – daily, weekly and semiweekly – but what they all have in common are readers who want useful, local content that enriches their lives and their communities. We need stories about our neighbors, our businesses, our governments and local trends. The Gazette editor must be able to keep readers engaged, analyze audience data to evolve news coverage and understand the needs of both print and digital readers.

Qualifications include reporting and editing experience and at least a year of management. Experience at a daily newspaper is helpful but not required. Desired skills include conceptualizing and developing enterprise stories, leading staffers to tackle difficult tasks with aplomb, guiding reporters to produce their best work, editing for balance, story structure, grammar and style, delivering criticism constructively and collaborating with other editors.

This full-time position offers a competitive salary and benefits package including health, dental, paid vacation and 401(k). For more information about our company, visit adamspg.com/markets/#wisconsin.

To be considered for this positions, send a resume, cover letter, samples of your work and references to: jferolie@adamspg.com


Regional Single Copy Manager

Full-Time | Janesville - WI

APG of Southern Wisconsin and The Janesville Gazette have an opening on their Regional Audience Team for a Regional Single Copy Manager. This position will provide a critical leadership role in the region and will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the newspaper retail sales operation within the distribution area. Job includes building relationships with retailers, properly recording distribution and returns numbers and monitoring needed draws per location. The Regional Single Copy Manager will also design, develop, and implement contests to help drive single copy sales and help with events in the regional area.

  • A qualified candidate must be a flexible, self-starter, attentive to detail, diplomatic, creative, be able to provide direction, and multi-task.
    Applicants should love to generate new ideas, love to take care of customers, understand that every department and every person at the
    operation is important and bring a passion to work.
  • Individual must possess strong communication skills, sales aptitude, creativity, and be comfortable in a fast-paced atmosphere.
    Retail experience and proficiency in Microsoft Office a plus.

Email your resume, references to humanresources@gazettextra.com or apply in person at:

The Janesville Gazette • One South Parker Dr • Janesville, WI 53546


Regional Audience Sales & Marketing Manager

Full-Time | Janesville - WI

APG of Southern Wisconsin and The Janesville Gazette have an opening on their regional team for an Audience Sales & Marketing Manager. Working closely with the Regional Director of Audience Development this position will be responsible for executing sales and retention programs, designing and scheduling sales collateral, developing campaign production plans and sales strategies, and will also assist with branding communications, customer loyalty, and rewards programs. Winning will be defined by reaching successful marketing outcomes.

  • Qualified candidates will have experience and an understanding of multiple marketing channels, including direct mail, e-mail, print, broadcast,
    electronic media, point of purchase, and person-to-person sales channels, such as telemarketing, neighborhood crewing and event sales.
    Applicants should love to generate new ideas, love to take care of customers, understand that every department and every person at the
    operation is important and bring a passion to work.
  • You should also have a bachelor’s degree in marketing, sales, or related field, 1-3 years’ experience, and proficiency in Microsoft Office with Business Intelligence software experience a plus.
  • Individual must be highly contemporary with strong communication skills, sales aptitude, creativity, and be comfortable in a fast-paced atmosphere.

Email your resume, references to humanresources@gazettextra.com or apply in person at:

The Janesville Gazette • One South Parker Dr • Janesville, WI 53546


Product Handlers

Full-Time • Part-Time • Weekend | Janesville - WI

Looking to work for a growing company?

Want to work in a climate controlled – comfortable building?

The Janesville Gazette Printing and Distribution facility is seeking energetic and reliable team players to join our team on ALL SHIFTS!

We are hiring Full Time positions with a starting pay up to $12.00 per hour and Part Time positions starting at $11.00 per hour. Afternoon and night shift include a shift premium. Our ideal candidates will work independently, accurately and efficiently in a fast-paced, deadline driven production environment. You must work well with others and be reliable! Job duties are general paper handling tasks and feeding inserts into packaging machines.

  • Day shift hours fall between 5 am - 1 pm. End time is approximate. Production runs Monday through Saturday so you will work on Saturdays. 
  • Afternoon shift hours fall between 1 pm - 9 pm. End time is approximate. Production runs Monday through Friday.
  • Night shift hours fall between 9 pm - 5 am. End time is approximate. Production runs Sunday night through Friday night.

We can potentially offer some flexibility in your standard schedule, as long as it falls within our production needs.

Choose Your Shift - Choose Your Hours!

You must be at least 18, able to lift 15 to 25 pounds and do routine bending and standing.

Email your resume, references to rperini@gazettextra.com or apply in person at:

The Janesville Gazette Print Center • 333 S Wuthering Hills Dr • Janesville, WI 53546 OR

The Janesville Gazette • One South Parker Dr • Janesville, WI 53546


Insert Operators

Full-Time | Janesville - WI

The Janesville Gazette Printing and Distribution facility is seeking energetic and reliable team players to join our staff. Ideal candidates will have the ability to work with accuracy in a fast-paced, deadline driven production environment.

Duties include setting up and operating packaging equipment, verifying accuracy of products being processed, operating hand lifts, responding to production problems during a run, and performing multiple other tasks in a newspaper distribution environment. This position provides line-level leadership for employees.

An ability to work independently and efficiently, an ability to work well with other team members, and reliability are all required. Qualified individuals will also have excellent communication skills, organization and problem solving skills. Preferred candidates will have computer, mechanical and leadership skills. You must be available to work a flexible schedule and have a valid driver’s license.

Full-time positions average 35 hours per week. Hours will fluctuate based on production but Day shift hours tend to be between the hours of 5 am and 1 pm, Afternoon shift hours tend to be between the hours of 1 pm and 9 pm, and Night shift hours tend to be between the hours of 9 pm and 5 am. Position starts at $14 - $16 per hour. Benefits offered include health/dental/life insurance, paid vacation and 401(K).

Email your resume, references to rperini@gazettextra.com or apply in person at:

The Janesville Gazette Print Center • 333 S Wuthering Hills Dr • Janesville, WI 53546 OR

The Janesville Gazette • One South Parker Dr • Janesville, WI 53546


We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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