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Editor. The Ottumwa Courier is looking for a journalist ready to move into the editor ranks.
Our associate editor serves as the paper’s No. 2 editor and is a vital member of our team. The Courier’s newsroom is a collaborative environment that seeks to use each other’s strengths to build our product into the best it can be. This position manages our special publications and helps ensure we’re publishing a quality news product daily.
This role is an excellent next step for journalists that are looking to gain supervisory responsibilities, while continuing to build their clips and experience toward their career goals.

We are searching for someone who is a proficient writer, an organized self-starter, a collaborator, and clear communicator. A bachelor’s degree in journalism or similar field is preferred, but we’ll consider those who have on-the-job experience in lieu of a formal degree.
Other ideal (but not required) qualifications include proficiency of the AP Stylebook, accurate typing skills, experience with journalism ethics and standards, and prior experience in print journalism.
This position does require a valid driver’s license, safe driving record and reliable transportation.
To apply, send cover letter explaining your qualifications for the position, a resume, and 3-4 samples of your best work to Editor Kyle Ocker, kocker@ottumwacourier.com. Any questions about the position should be routed to the Editor via email. 11.17


Editor. Seeking and Editor to oversee the newsroom operations of our 3-day-per-week well established community newspaper in Le Mars, Iowa.
The editor will be a reporter who is also responsible for organizing the newsroom. Working/coordinating with other office department heads, dealing with the public. The Editor will be well organized and efficient planner ,team player and ambassador of the newspaper.
Some of the duties will include but not limited to : Design/layout of several news pages including the front page, update website and social media accounts, write multiple stories per day, take photos, organize and assign assignments for reporters, copy editing, format press release, point of contact for the community, attend community events, photo orders, contact for special ocassion announcements, conduct weekly news meeting,decide what stories will publish on a given day and what stories can be held for future publication. Maintaining the newsroom budget and preparing the next year budget. Review all expenses and assure they are necessary to the department. Being team leader of the newsroom.
Preferred candidate will have a : solid journalism background covering a variety of areas, knowledge using Adobe software and experience with social media and online strategies.
The Daily Sentinel offers a competitive salary and solid benefits package.
To apply for this position email a cover letter,resume' and examples of your work – writing- layouts to -Publisher monte Josy , mjost70@gmail.com or mail to 41 1st Ave Ne Le Mars Iowa 51031 Attn: Publisher. 12.08


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.


News Editor. Woodward Community Media seeks a News Editor for the Solon office with the Solon Economist and North Liberty Leader. Must have a strong commitment to quality and service and be a team player. We need a News Editor with good organizational skills who can handle a range of duties that will include reporting, photography, editing and familiarity with websites and social media. Beats will include community and sports with some government coverage sprinkled in, depending on the skills of the top candidate. Photo equipment is provided.
College degree or equivalent in journalism, communications, or related field is required. This is a Full Time position. Benefits include employee stock ownership, 401(k), paid time off and holidays, parental leave, volunteer time off, and more. Health, dental, vision, life, disability, and supplemental insurance available. Continuing education assistance offered for further career development. 12.01


News Editor. Consider joining the award-winning Harlan Newspapers in beautiful Shelby County in western Iowa as our next news editor.  Join a dedicated and experienced team of professionals as we continue to grow our products, the Harlan Tribune and Harlan News-Advertiser.  Bring fresh ideas as you coordinate our news coverage, from covering local meetings to writing feature stories, layout and design of the newspaper, photography and social media.  We’re excited to hear from you!  Competitive salary and benefits package includes matching 401K plan, health insurance, flexible schedule, paid time off and sick leave.  Send resume and cover letter, or simply call if this peaks your interest – 712-755-3111.  All inquiries to Bob Bjoin, Editor, at news@harlanonline. 12.01


News Editor. Join the award-winning Harlan Newspapers in beautiful Shelby County in western Iowa as a news reporter.  We are a dedicated and experienced team of professionals continuing to grow our products, the Harlan Tribune and Harlan News-Advertiser.  We welcome your fresh ideas as you become one of your premiere journalists, writing pieces you are excited about and helping in areas with regional meeting coverage, feature articles, sports coverage, photography and layout and design of the newspaper.  Give us a look!  Competitive salary and benefits package includes matching 401K plan, health insurance, flexible schedule, paid time off and sick leave.  Send resume and cover letter, or simply call if this peaks your interest – 712-755-3111.  All inquiries to Bob Bjoin, Editor, at news@harlanonline. 12.01


News Reporter. In search of a news reporter to join the Le Mars Daily Sentinel's news team. We're looking for a motivated writer who can generate story ideas, turn in accurate and well -organized stories, and work well with our newsroom staff. Responsibilities include covering everything from hard news, business and government to personality features. The ideal candidate should be comfortable with digital photography and social media platforms. Page design abilities and experience with Indesign And Photoshop are a must. The Daily Sentinel offers a competitive salary and solid benefit package.
Please forward resume, cover letter and writing samples to Monte Jost, mjost70@gmail.com or mail to Publisher Le Mars Daily Sentinel 41 1st Ave NE Le Mars Iowa 51031. 12.15


News Writer. The Oskaloosa Herald is searching for a full-time news writer to join its award-winning staff.
Our next reporter must be a self-starter with a passion for learning and reporting important stories to our community. The Oskaloosa Herald offers a great opportunity for reporters to grow in a variety of subjects and mediums.
This position will report primarily on Marion County news, with an emphasis on Pella, Iowa and Knoxville, Iowa.
This reporter will go from reporting feature stories on local people to producing important watchdog packages that either hold governments accountable or further educate readers on trends and happenings in their community. Our newsroom gives you the freedom to pursue projects you're interested in that go beyond the 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.
The Oskaloosa Herald operates a daily news website, http://www.oskaloosa.com, and publishes print editions on Tuesday and Saturday to more than 1,500 subscribers. The Oskaloosa Herald reports on the counties of Mahaska and Marion in central Iowa. Based in Oskaloosa, Iowa, the newspaper is located in the home of the four-year William Penn University. Pella, Iowa is home to Central College, Pella Windows, Vermeer Corporation and the annual three-day Tulip Time Festival. Knoxville, Iowa is home to the Sprint Car Racing Capital of the World in Knoxville Raceway.
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@oskyherald.com. 11.17

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