Newspaper Job Openings

Advertising Representative. Business Publications is adding to our advertising team. We are looking for two goal-oriented self-starters who have strong marketing, communication and relationship-building skills. Those filling the positions will be charged with skillfully representing our products by developing strategic advertising campaigns tailored to Des Moines’ most influential audiences. Responsibilities include: prospecting and developing new advertising relationships; listening to and understanding their needs to best help them reach their goals; maintaining and strengthening existing client relationships; and meeting goals, deadlines and quality standards.
How to apply: Please submit a resume via the Business Record hiring portal at Ashley Bohnenkamp will be the main point of contact for dsm Magazine. Sara Brown will be the main point of contact for the Business Record. Questions can be directed to or

Director of Printing & Packaging. CWoodward Printing Services (WPS) is looking for a Director of Printing & Packaging Operations in Platteville, Wisconsin. WPS provides a wide variety of services from pre-press & press to bindery, mailing & delivery, and guarantees customer satisfaction. The Director of Printing & Packing Operations is a key leadership role who will oversee pre-press, printing, packaging, mailing and delivery operations. The director will ensure a culture of safety, ownership, innovation, teamwork and open-book management as well as drive strategies that result in efficiencies, cost savings and optimal performance. The director will champion the organization’s efforts to achieve company objectives, strategic plans and customer satisfaction.
To be successful in this leadership role, the director will possess a high level of “people skills”, problem solving and analytical skills, the ability to think strategically, a drive to succeed and a keen focus on employee development and customer satisfaction. Above average ability to communicate at all levels and knowledge of leadership, participatory management, team dynamics and group process techniques are essential.
The qualified candidate will have ten years of combined experience in manufacturing or production, management, leadership, facilitation, team building and creating a positive work-environment. A record of continuous learning is required. The ability to read, write and speak Spanish is a plus.
To learn more about our employee-owned organization and to apply online, visit our website at The deadline to apply for this new career opportunity is December 28, 2018.
Woodward Printing Services is a part of the Woodward Community Media division whose parent company is employee-owned Woodward Communications, Incorporated (WCI), headquartered in Dubuque, Iowa. WCI is an equal opportunity employer. 0102

Director of Sales. Community newspaper group seeks experienced sales and marketing professional to lead our sales team for eight newspapers, multiple TMC products, on-line sales, and other special projects and products.

Enterprise Media Group is a family owned business which is continuing to grow and diversify and needs an excellent team builder to help us continue that growth. Find out more about our products and services at
Our Director of Sales will be responsible for team sales, planning, budgeting, community relations and be an integral part of our management team. Compensation includes base salary, bonus opportunities, health insurance, 401K retirement, vacation, personal days and more.
This is a great opportunity to come and be part of our fun, adaptable, dedicated and positive team. Apply to Chris Rhoades,, Enterprise Media Group, Blair, NE 1212

Enterprising Education Reporter. Seeking enterprising education reporter: The Newton Daily News is seeking an education join its award-winning community news staff.
This reporter will be responsible for coverage of the Newton Community School District, attend bi-weekly school board meetings and cover trends in education in relation to Newton schools and school-related events.
We’re looking for a creative writer, comfortable covering the programs in the classroom as well as wider trends in education impacting local community school districts.
The education reporter will also have the opportunity for general assignment reporting as their schedule allows.
The preferred candidate will have a bachelor's degree in journalism or related field and at least 1 year of deadline-driven reporting experience in a daily newsroom. Recent college graduates with solid internship experience are encouraged to apply.
This position is ideal for a young reporter wanting to cover a growing market not far from the Des Moines metro area and is passionate about community journalism. Must be disciplined with meeting short and long-term deadlines, proficient in AP Style, able to shoot their own photos and video. Experience with Adobe InDesign and Photoshop is a plus. The position requires occasional night and weekend assignments.
Must have a valid drivers license, dependable transportation and proof of insurance.
Enjoy the Rewards of Working Among the Best:
In return for your contributions to our success, Shaw Media offers a competitive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and 401(k) with company match.
Apply Today.
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter explaining your journalism credentials and philosophy, along with a resume and clips or link to online portfolio.
Or mail it to us at:
Newton Daily News - Weeklies Editor
PO Box 967
Newton, IA 50208
Shaw Media is a Drug-Free Employer. Pre-employment background check and drug screen required.
This posting may not include all duties of the position. Equal Opportunity Employer 0109

Full-time Salesperson. The New Hampton Tribune and The Nashua Reporter seeks a community-oriented, results-driven professional to service an existing account list and to grow new business. The Tribune publishes twice a week; The Reporter is weekly. We also have a once a week shopper — The Advertiser. The successful candidate will be a self-starter who enjoys people and creating value for their clients. We are part of Enterprise Media, an established privately-held newspaper holding company based in Charles City. The compensation package includes health, dental and vision insurance, a competitive 401K plan, and mileage reimbursement. We will train the right candidate to grow into a sales manager roll here. Email short cover letter, resume and three references to Kevin Brown, Publisher, at, or mail to: New Hampton Tribune, 10 N. Chestnut Ave., New Hampton, IA 50659 or FAX to (641) 394-2113. 1205

General Assignment Reporter. The Daily Freeman-Journal is seeking a general assignment reporter. Must have strong interviewing and writing skills. The right candidate will be detail and deadline oriented with solid people skills. Knowledge and experience with social media platforms a must. Experience with both Mac and PC preferred, digital photography skills and knowledge of Quark Express helpful. Willing to train the right enthusiastic self-starter who is looking for entry into the world of journalism. Send a cover letter, resume and writing samples 1212

Reporter. The Pella Chronicle and the Knoxville Journal Express seek a reporter to help produce thorough community coverage in print and online. This position is a shared reporter for both locations. Our reporter must be passionate about local news and demonstrate strong reporting and writing skills. The reporter is a key member of our news team and requires clear communication to work collaboratively with two editors. The Pella Chronicle and the Knoxville Journal Express are both weekly publications and seven-day website,, and Interested candidates should email their resume, work examples and a cover letter explaining why they believe they are qualified for the reporter's position to Pat Finan at 1212

Sales Manager. The Newton Daily News is seeking a dynamic professional, innovative and results-oriented leader, to join our multi-media sales effort.
The chosen candidate will lead the local sales team in creating, developing, and implementing strategies that will fulfill our customer's needs. This exciting role calls for an individual who enjoys working with their team and local businesses to assess needs and present a solution-based product mix including print, digital, social and mobile platforms.
As the sales manager you will handle key accounts, spend a significant amount of your time with your team on sales calls, developing proposals, and making presentations. You will implement training in the field and in the office, and facilitate communication across all departments.
Qualified candidates will possess a minimum of three years sales leadership experience, along with an established and successful work history. A valid driver's license, proof of insurance, reliable transportation, and acceptable motor vehicle record are required.
Shaw Media publishes over 150 titles in Illinois and Iowa. Its holdings include websites, newspapers, magazines, Pro Football Weekly, a video production unit and a digital marketing services division. Founded in Dixon, Illinois, Shaw Media has been privately owned by the Shaw family since its inception in 1851.
In return for your contributions, Shaw Media offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, and 401(k) with company match. Please send resume to:
Newton Daily News
Brenda Lamb, HR Coordinator
P.O. Box 967
Newton, IA 50208
or email to: 1219

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