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Assistant News Editor/Reporter. Assistant News editor/reporter needed for The News of Kalona, a growing weekly serving  four communities and four  schools, located in Eastern Iowa near Iowa City, Iowa. Duties would include  covering area city councils, school boards and other activities in neighboring communities.  You also must be able to write features for the weekly newspaper  plus stories for several special sections and two seasonal visitors guide. Knowledge of photography with a 35mm digital camera beneficial. Starting pay depends on experience with a minimum of $14 an hour. Must be willing to move to one of our communities. This is a full time position with flexible work schedule , 40 hours a year sick leave possible, mileage and more. Must have own transportation.  Send resume and clippings to publisher Ronald C. Slechta by email at or mail to The News, PO Box 430, Kalona, IA 52247. Or Call Ron Slechta at 319-656-2273. 09.29

Assistant Professor. The School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Iowa seeks to hire a tenure-track or clinical faculty member at the Assistant Professor rank in the area of multimedia storytelling with a preferred focus on and commitment to working with historically marginalized communities (examples include, but are not limited to, communities defined by race, class, ethnicity, national origin, sexuality, and geography). Applicants may come from the world of journalism, strategic communication, or creative media. Professional experience producing multimedia stories is required, as demonstrated by a strong record of creative activity.
This position is ideal for a working professional wishing to transition into college teaching while maintaining professional output or a former/current professional who has obtained a Master’s or PhD interested in research or professional creative activities. Our School’s social justice mission leads us to invest in recruiting colleagues who in their scholarship, professional activity, teaching, and service demonstrate experience, knowledge of, and sensitivity to the needs of marginalized communities and students holding a range of world views.
The expectations of tenure-track faculty are 40% teaching (2 courses per semester), 40% research or professional creative activity, and 20% university and professional service. The expectations of clinical faculty are 60% teaching (3 courses per semester), 30% professional creative activity, and 10% university and professional service. The appointment will begin August 17, 2022.

Education Requirement:
Tenure-track: Doctoral degree in Mass Communication or related discipline in hand by August 17, 2022.
Clinical-track: Master’s or doctoral degree in mass communication or related discipline.

Required Qualification:
Demonstrated professional experience in multimedia storytelling.
Desired Qualifications:
Experience telling stories about marginalized communities; University-level teaching experience.

Applications should be submitted online at (requisition #74238). Attachments to the application should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, diversity statement, and contact information for three references. Applicants should submit examples of their relevant work in multimedia practice. Questions should be directed to Associate Professor Brian Ekdale, Search Chair,

Review of applications will begin October 15, 2021, and will be ongoing until the position is filled.

Located in Iowa City (population 70,000), The University of Iowa is the state’s flagship educational institution with more than 31,000 students and 1,700 faculty. The University of Iowa’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication, with roughly 400 undergraduate majors and 100 masters and doctoral students, is housed in the Philip D. Adler Journalism and Mass Communication Building and features the Moeller Media Research Lab. The School is a unit of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the largest of the university’s 11 colleges. Visit the School’s website at for more information.
The University of Iowa understands the link between diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and excellence in education. As demonstrated by the University’s 2019-2021 DEI Action Plan, we embrace our responsibility to create a welcoming and inclusive campus culture so that all community members are able to realize their full potential. Faculty members in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication contribute to this mission by designing curricula, research programs, and engagement opportunities that advance understanding of DEI, uphold social justice, and emphasize the value of global citizenship. As part of the application, candidates are required to describe their past, current and planned future efforts to advance diversity and inclusion in alignment with the University of Iowa’s mission and values in the areas of teaching, mentoring, research and broader impacts, or professional service. To learn more about the University of Iowa’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, visit

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, associational preferences, or any other classification that deprives the person of consideration as an individual. 09.29

Editor. The Marshalltown Times-Republican is seeking an editor to join its esteemed and award-winning staff. The editor is charged with leading a staff in producing quality community-oriented news, sports and opinion content. Our hyperlocal content is produced for print, digital and social.
The editor will oversee the production of the six-day newspaper with responsibilities including generating story ideas, coaching reporters, copyediting, designing news pages, overseeing the website and social media, writing news stories and editorials and strong community involvement.
Must thrive in a fast-paced environment and be disciplined with meeting short and long-term deadlines. Must be proficient in AP Style, InDesign and Photoshop.
The preferred candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field and at least five years of experience in a leadership role. 
This full-time, salaried position offers a competitive salary, health benefits and 401(k). To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Publisher Abigail Pelzer at

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.

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


  • 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

NEWS EDITOR. If you’re ready to join an award-winning media news operation as it expands coverage across its digital and print platforms, we want to hear from you. The Harlan Newspapers in western Iowa has an opening for its News Editor position. This position is the most flexible in the newsroom and includes general assignment reporting and regular coverage of HMU Board of Trustees, Myrtue Medical Hospital Board and regional city, county and schools coverage as assigned. It is best served by a creative writer who is also able to handle strict deadlines and write compelling stories in AP style. The position requires good observation, deduction and investigative skills while being able to handle daily tasks on deadline. This position is the also back-up for the editor. In the event the editor is unable to work, you lead the newsroom.
The position contributes content to special sections when assigned. While the role accommodates some remote work, especially during a pandemic or natural disaster, the position will be based in Harlan, with day-to-day attendance in the office necessary.
Editors with the Harlan Newspapers should be passionate about community journalism. They must be disciplined with meeting short- and long-term deadlines, proficient in AP style, and able to shoot their own photos and video.There will be night and weekend assignments. In addition to your regular newsroom duties, you will be asked to update our digital offerings. This begins with audio and video and will expand through our many current digital platforms.

Job Skills & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent newsroom experience
  • Ability to work nights, weekends and holidays
  • A focus on producing accurate and factual stories
  • Experience as a newspaper reporter or newspaper intern
  • Meet all deadlines
  • Proficiency with computers and other office equipment
  • Background knowledge of the local community

About Harlan Publishing LLC

Harlan Newspapers prints a twice-weekly newspaper and has been family owned since its inception in 1870. The newspaper was purchased in September 2020 by J. Louis Mullen, an owner who is committed to local community news and believes in the power of print media. We offer health care, a 401(K) program with a match and paid time off. Send resumes to 09.29

News Reporter/Feature Writer/Photographer. The N'West Iowa REVIEW has an opening for a full-time news reporter/feature writer/photographer. The applicant will be responsible for reporting on a range of topics, from hard news to features to sports with an opportunity to serve as a managing editor of one of our many sister publications.
The REVIEW is multipublication weekly newspaper based in Sheldon covering a four-county area that makes up the far northwest corner of the state.
We have a circulation of about 5,000, making The REVIEW the largest weekly newspaper in Iowa.
The REVIEW has been named Iowa Newspaper of the Year 17 times since 1982 and consistently has been named one of the top weeklies in the nation by the National Newspaper Association.
Key to our success is we take a big-city newspaper approach to community journalism.
Our staff is a mixture of experienced veterans and young, enthusiastic journalists, which makes The REVIEW a great place for someone just out of college or for someone who wants to further their journalism skill set.
A love for small-town living in the Midwest is a must for success in this position.
Send resume, writing samples and potential start date to Jeff Grant, editor, The N'West Iowa REVIEW, at 09.29

Reporter. Driftless Multimedia is looking for a passionate and energetic FT Reporter to join our media team! As a Reporter at our company, you will be responsible for delivering fresh and interesting news, features, and/or Sports to our audience for our weekly Newspaper, the Public Opinion.
Applicant should be reliable, ethical, and adaptable to a wide variety of writing styles and subject matter.
Driftless Multimedia offers flexible hours, a collaborative working environment, and opportunities for growth.
interested parties should contact, and submit three writing samples and resume. For more information on the position or Driftless Multimedia, feel free to call 563-382-4221 or 563-379-4224. Driftless Multimedia is an EOE employer, veteran friendly. 09.29


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