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Editor. Enthusiastic editor with writing responsibilities. Iowa Information Media Group, a family-owned newspaper company in N’West Iowa, has an opening for the editor of the Le Mars Sentinel, a three-times-a-week publication. This is an excellent opportunity for an up-and-coming journalist or a veteran who is excited about telling stories, including regular reporting and coverage of community issues and events. If you are ready to join an award-winning news media operation, we want to hear from you. We offer health care, a 401(K) program with a company match and paid time off. The position will be based in Le Mars, with day-to-day attendance in the office necessary. Send resume, writing samples and potential start date to Jeff Grant, editor, The N'West Iowa REVIEW, at editor@iowainformation.com. 0930

News Editor. The Daily Freeman-Journal is looking for a full-time news editor in Webster City. The news editor will be responsible for journalistic reporting, news writing, photography, and page design. The news editor will work to ensure the news- room’s tradition of quality, accuracy, and community trust.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Manages and coordinates coverage of local news throughout the coverage area
• Writing and editing news stories
• Taking photographs to supplement news articles
• Page design
QUALIFICATIONS:
• Two years of full-time journalism experience preferred
• Ability to multi-task and work efficiently under deadlines
• Self-motivation and self-direction
• Applies innovative and creative thinking to tasks
• Communicate and share ideas with team members
• Strong writing and editing skills
• Experience with InDesign preferred
BENEFITS:
• We offer Competitive Compensation
• Paid Vacations • 401 K
• Health, Dental & Vision Insurance
• Paid Sick Leave • Paid Holidays
Please submit a resume to: Bill Shea at
bshea@messengernews.net 0911

News Writer. Strategic Relations and Communications, the central communications unit at Iowa State University, seeks qualified candidates for a Communications Specialist II. The professional in this position will:
•Serve as assistant editor of the weekly faculty-staff online publication, Inside Iowa State, including a lead role on producing the publication's companion email, Inside Update.
•Write and edit for internal and external communications and news websites.
•Collaborate with administrative and academic units on campus to share information and tell the university's stories.
Candidates should have excellent story enterprising, news writing and editing skills, and be able to meet deadlines while handling multiple projects.
See Professional and Scientific job posting R9848 on the university's Jobs website. 10.09

Radio and Web News Director/Reporter. Job Summary: The Radio and Web News Director/Reporter will work with local media including the Times Citizen newspaper, KIFG Radio and on the Web to create a quality local news product that is compelling, fresh, and relevant. Must have expert news judgement and is a decisive and assertive journalist.
Supervisory Responsibilities:
• None.
Duties/Responsibilities:
• Prepare daily newscast for KIFG Radio in approximately three-minute segments.
• Gathers information and facts; develops stories; writes articles for daily newscast on KIFG and Times Citizen newspaper
• Report on current local community events; courts and crimes; and help cover local government and/or school board meetings.
• Post articles to website.
• Edit staff news articles for radio use, adding in news actualities when appropriate.
• Develop a strong sense of ownership/accountability.
• Write 2-3 stories per week for print in the Times Citizen.
• Have basic camera skills, some videography and be comfortable with on-the-spot live interviews.
• Fill in as Morning Show host on KIFG and have general knowledge of station responsibilities while Station Director is away.
Required Skills/Abilities:
• Provide strong organizational skills and experience in coordinating many different reporter’s contributions.
• Effectively manage multiple tasks/priorities.
• Work independently with minimal supervision while collaborating with the editor.
• Excellent writing and editing skills.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, or similar software.
• Proficient with desktop publishing software.
Education and Experience:
• At least three years of job experience and a degree from an accredited college or university preferred. Will train the right candidate.
Physical Requirements:
• Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
• Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at a time.
• Must be able to traverse various terrains to cover stories and conduct interviews.
Please send resumes to: jpeters@iafalls.com or call 1-800-798-2691 Ext. 333 for more information. 0930

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