Landmark Community Newspapers
  • Opinion-Tribune
  • Glenwood, IA, USA
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

Front Office/Receptionist
The Opinion-Tribune
Glenwood, Iowa

The Opinion-Tribune, a weekly newspaper in Glenwood, Iowa, has an opening for a part-time front office receptionist. This person is responsible for answering phone calls, waiting on customers and being responsible for various front office duties. This is an hourly part-time position that will require 20-25 hours per week (variable days and hours as needed to meet production and other schedules). This person will report to the regional office manager.

 The Opinion-Tribune is the paid weekly community newspaper of record serving the Mills County market. It is distributed by mail subscription and through single-copy outlets, and together with the Town and Country Shopper is distributed to more than 8,000 households in Mills County and surrounding areas. In addition to the weekly print edition, the newspaper also maintains an interactive web page at Glenwood is a growing community near Interstate 29 less than 30 minutes from the Omaha metropolitan area.  The county seat of Mills County, Glenwood is home to a new YMCA, a new, state-of-the-art high school and a new aquatic center.


  • Excellent spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to work in pressured environment to meet deadlines
  • Ability to learn and operate computer software applications essential to the publishing industry, including EIO (advertising order system) and CSI (circulation database)
  • Be neat in appearance and able to communicate well with the public
  • Must be team player able to pitch in and work where necessary for smooth operation of the newspaper
  • Prior sales experience a plus

 Essential Functions:

  • Answer phone calls and transfer or take messages as necessary
  • Wait on customers who come in the door
  • Pick up and sort mail and route to correct people
  • Keep front office tidy; keep newspapers on counter neat and available
  • Proofread as necessary
  • Take payments/run cash register
  • Do deposits as necessary
  • Do tear sheets for ROP/classified display ads
  • Do tear sheets/affidavits for legals (as time permits)
  • Enter classified ads
  • Learn and operate all admin systems including EIO and CSI
  • Save papers and shoppers in appropriate locations
  • Assist customers with questions on ROP ads if sales rep is not available
  • Read/answer emails
  • May assist with opening or closing office each day


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