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Audience Development and Sales Director. TH Media is seeking an Audience Development and Sales Director.  This position is part of the TH Media leadership team.
TH Media, an employee-owned company located in Dubuque, Iowa, sits on the banks of the beautiful Mississippi River.  Both Wisconsin and Illinois are directly across the river and Dubuque serves as the Tri-States regional hub for business and entertainment.  TH Media is focused on local content and serves the market through a variety of print and digital platforms including:  the Telegraph Herald, a six day print/seven day digital newspaper with extremely high penetration; telegraphherald.com (and the TH app), a local news, information and advertising website with over 3 million visitors each month; AccessDubuqueJobs.com, the area’s leading employment website; BizTimes, a publication focused on the business community, Her Magazine, a magazine just for women; numerous digital newsletters, events, and more.
As an employee-owner, the Audience Development and Sales Director will be involved in all TH Media platforms, overseeing print and digital subscription growth, classified advertising, and distribution.  As part of the leadership team, you will not only be an integral part of the day-to-day operation of the company, you will help position TH Media for the future.
Qualified candidates should have a track record of growing revenue and possess a strong knowledge of sales and subscription management, along with distribution.  You will need a solid business acumen with experience in budgeting revenue and expenses, leading teams, and working with Microsoft products.  You will be expected to be active in the business community.  This position provides the right candidate an opportunity for future growth within our company.
The Audience Development and Sales Director position offers a competitive salary, attractive benefits package, employee ownership, schedule flexibility, a family atmosphere, work/life balance and more.
TH Media is part of Woodward Communications, Inc., with headquarters in Dubuque.  Our employee-owned company also includes weekly publications in Iowa and Wisconsin, radio stations, a commercial printing facility, and a full-service advertising agency.
Click here to learn more about this opportunity and to submit a resume and application. 03.30


Editor/Office Manager. Looking for an enthusiastic and responsible person interested in excelling in community journalism. Coverage of school and community news and local issues is our top priority. Work with writing and layout of weekly newspaper, e-edition and Facebook page. Long-term situation including possible ownership is a possibility. Please forward resume, cover letter and writing samples to Janine Kock, observer@westianet.net or mail to The Observer, PO Box 156, Westside, IA 51467. 04.01


Full-Time Staff Writer. The Oskaloosa Herald and Ottumwa Courier have two full-time staff writer openings on its regional news staff. We're seeking reporters who live for the next good story to contribute stories to our news and magazine products. The Ottumwa Courier and Oskaloosa Herald share a regional newsroom that creates content for our newspaper and magazine products, with reporters located in either Ottumwa or Oskaloosa. Occasional remote work is possible depending on the situation, but we generally expect reporters to maintain office hours in either Ottumwa or Oskaloosa, Iowa.

Our newsroom gives you the freedom to pursue projects you're interested in that go beyond your day-to-day responsibilities. We are a 21st-century newsroom that seeks to break the news that matters to our community. This is a great opportunity for a reporter to acquire quality experience and become a versatile multi-media journalist.

This position is best suited for entry-level journalists who were active at their college's campus media (newspaper, TV, radio, etc.) or for early-career journalists looking for an exciting challenge. A bachelor’s degree in journalism, mass communications, or related field, is preferred. Though we will consider those who have relevant experience and a passion for journalism in lieu of a degree.

To apply, send a cover letter describing qualifications for the position, a resume, and 3-4 writing samples to Editor Kyle Ocker by email to kocker@ottumwacourier.com.


Media Buyer. Customized Newspaper Advertising is seeking a Media Buyer. This position is responsible for working closely with the sales department and advertising staff in processing advertising orders, estimates and scheduling information.  This position will have national industry contacts and an aggressive sales-like attitude to buy media for print, online and digital. Responsible for being self-motivated, working independently, and well under conflicting deadlines.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Generating newspaper cost estimates and orders for print, online, networks and programmatic digital
  • Coordinating with newspapers, other printed publications and media vendors throughout the United States and Canada in obtaining rate and general information for advertisers
  • Serving as an information outlet to Outside and Inside Account Executives in securing publication information to match advertiser needs
  • Coordinating, maintaining daily space, material and request deadlines
  • Using analytical skills in researching and reviewing information provided by newspapers and media vendors to ensure accuracy of applicable pricing and details
  • Serving as the liaison to in-house advertising accounts and vendors
  • Deliver advertising ad copy weekly to member publications in Iowa, Michigan and Wisconsin.
  • Tearsheet daily/weekly for network and display advertising
  • Update content management site with advertising copy

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES)

  • 1 to 2 years of college or equivalent experience in advertising/marketing required
  • 2 to 3 years of customer service experience required
  • Experience analyzing complex data, market research, and formulating actionable plans preferred
  • Excellent organizational skills; ability to prioritize multiple tasks and conflicting deadlines; detail-oriented
  • Must have ability to work well in a team-based environment
  • Excellent oral/written communication skills, including well-developed presentation skills
  • High comfort level for math and excel spreadsheets
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, specifically Excel, Word and PowerPoint

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to CNA Sales and Marketing Director, Kris Maggard at kmaggard@cnaads.com by April 1, 2022.


News Services Coordinator. Do you have a passion for writing that matters? Do you thrive in a collaborative work environment? Are you a go-getter with high initiative and keen attention to detail that meets deadlines? If so, this News Services Coordinator opportunity could be a great fit for you!
Who We Are: At Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF), we are committed to the people, progress, and pride of Iowa. IFBF is Iowa’s largest farm organization, established in 1918. We remain a statewide, non-profit grassroots farm organization dedicated to our mission of creating a vibrant future for agriculture, farm families, and their communities. We work for family farmers in areas critical to the success of their farm enterprises, from representing their public policy interests at the local, state, and national levels, to enhancing market opportunities and providing cutting-edge information to enhance their decision-making abilities. In addition to working for farmers, we are strengthening rural communities, investing in youth and education, and promoting quality healthcare - serving Iowans in all walks of life.
What You’ll Do: The News Services Coordinator is a high-profile position where you will oversee the weekly news gathering, story placement, and layout of the Iowa Farm Bureau Spokesman, a key vehicle for communicating state and national legislative and general news of interest to over 153,000 Farm Bureau members in Iowa. You will also write and edit articles for the Farm Bureau website, blog, e-newsletter, podcast and other outlets. Additional responsibilities will include:
-Create content and write stories for the Iowa Farm Bureau Spokesman and other news sources related to national policy; crop and livestock production and production costs; conservation, technology and the Shop and Field column.
-​Work with freelancers to ensure news events of interest to members are covered and timely articles are published in the Iowa Farm Bureau Spokesman and other outlets as directed.
-Coordinate with the News Services Manager to determine which articles and photographs will be produced for the Iowa Farm Bureau Spokesman.
​-Manage the weekly production of the Iowa Farm Bureau Spokesman by running the weekly news meeting; determining which stories and photographs to run and making sure they are produced during the week, including ROP.
-​Manage the layout of the Iowa Farm Bureau Spokesman. Determine where stories and photos will be placed and assign layout duties to staffers.
​-Contribute blog entries to Farm Fresh and articles for the Farm Bureau website and conduct interviews for the Spokesman Speaks podcast.
-​Collaborate with the News Services Manager on exploring and implementing alternative news delivery methods to meet member needs.
-​Work with Time Citizens Communications to make sure that the weekly pages are at the press and ready to be printed.
-​Determine which Spokesman stories will be used on the Iowa Farm Bureau Internet pages and make sure those stories are posted.
​-Identify and manage the Iowa Farm Bureau Spokesman crop reporters from a cross section of the state that provide readers first-hand knowledge of crop conditions during the growing season.
External Application Link 03.09


Regional Reporter. The Telegraph Herald in Dubuque, IA is looking for a confident journalist comfortable keeping tabs on a portion of our coverage area. He or she will handle everything from features to hard news, from education to politics, and must be as adept at breaking a story on our website in the middle of the afternoon as on the front page the next morning. The position will provide an opportunity for a diversity of stories and trend pieces. Primary responsibilities include writing news and feature stories, taking video and using social media to gather information and inform readers.
Prior professional or collegiate media experience is required. Prior experience at a daily newspaper is preferred, but we are willing to consider any talented journalist. New graduates of collegiate journalism programs are encouraged to apply.
Joining our team offers more than just the daily grind of churning out small stories. Reporters have time to tackle Sunday centerpieces on larger issues and to craft strong series. Investigative reporting and data-driven work also is encouraged.
Our salaries are very competitive with others in the industry. In addition, our employee-owned paper offers the possibility of raises after one year, and current employees earn shares in the company annually that vest after five years, providing another significant financial benefit.
Additionally, due to our local ownership, the important decisions about our products are made by people who live and work in our community. Visit our website to learn more about this employee-owned organization.
Want to know more about our beautiful tri-state area right on the Mississippi River?  Learn more from Greater Dubuque Development Corp.
Click here to apply online.  
The Telegraph Herald is a product of TH Media, a division of Woodward Communications, Inc. (WCI).  WCI is an equal-opportunity employer. 03.0
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Reporter. The Telegraph Herald, an employee-owned daily newspaper located in Dubuque, Iowa, seeks a talented regional reporter to join our news team. Be part of a hard-working, aggressive newsroom working to produce the best newspaper in the state, both in print and online.
We are looking for a confident journalist comfortable keeping tabs on a portion of our coverage area. He or she will handle everything from features to hard news, from education to politics, and must be as adept at breaking a story on our website in the middle of the afternoon as on the front page the next morning. The position will provide an opportunity for a diversity of stories and trend pieces. Primary responsibilities include writing news and feature stories, taking video, and using social media to gather information and inform readers.
Prior professional or collegiate media experience is required. Prior experience at a daily newspaper is preferred, but we are willing to consider any talented journalist. New graduates of collegiate journalism programs are encouraged to apply.
Joining our team offers more than just the daily grind of churning out small stories. Reporters have time to tackle Sunday centerpieces on larger issues and to craft strong series. Investigative reporting and data-driven work also is encouraged.
Our salaries are very competitive with others in the industry. In addition, our employee-owned paper offers the possibility of raises after one year, and current employees earn shares in the company annually that vest after five years, providing another significant financial benefit. Additionally, due to our local ownership, the important decisions about our products are made by people who live and work in our community. 04.01


Reporter/Photographer. With the Eastern Iowa Media Group, we don't just drop you into a job, we all work together and co-mentor to get everyone's best. We have a strong, collaborative news gathering organization that’s looking for talented journalists who know how to relay important news in a way that people can understand and enjoy reading. Our reporters are a team within a team, and we've all got one another's backs as we are constantly learning what drives our local communities - and then teaching our readers about it.
As part of our fun and close-knit team, you get to:
• Learn new thing
• Write informative news storie
• Meet new peopl
• Be part of a team within a tea
• Entertain readers with dynamic feature article
• Take engaging photograph
• Attend events throughout the area
Advancement opportunities are available for the right candidate.
The job averages 37 hours a week and is based in Dyersville, IA. It includes a comprehensive benefit package including health, dental, paid time off, tuition reimbursement, retirement, gym membership reimbursement, employee stock ownership (ESOP) and much more.
The Eastern Iowa Media Group is part of Woodward Community Media, a division of Woodward Communications, Inc., an employee-owned company based in Dubuque, Iowa.
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