Newspaper Job Openings

News Reporter. Plymouth County's official newspaper, The Le Mars Daily Sentinel, is in search of a news reporter to join our 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. Page design abilities and experience with InDesign and Photoshop are a must. The Daily Sentinel offers a competitive salary and solid benefits package. Please forward resumé, cover letter and clips to Kim Fickett, Editor at senteditor@gmail.com or mail to Editor, Le Mars Daily Sentinel, 41 First Ave. N.E., Le Mars, Iowa 51031. No phone calls please. 0821

Regional Sports Editor. Mid-America Publishing , leader in community news in Iowa has an opening for a Regional Sports Editor. The successful candidate will provide sports coverage of five different high schools of various class sizes throughout the school year. He or she will attend various events such as football games, volleyball games, cross country events, basketball games, wrestling matches, golf meets, track and field events, baseball and softball games, take photos and notes to keep a log of the action for write-ups to follow, Interview coaches and players and provide insight and give depth to recaps.
The sports editor also takes on the responsibility of athlete of the week, which is a sponsored section in the sports page, uploads scores, photos, etc in a timely manner so that our readers are up to date on the sports in the area, which could include Facebook live if needed and should also be able to provide interesting sports-based feature stories. Being able to write more than just the box score will be expected. The Sports Editor will also have the willingness to provide support in other areas of the newspaper, such as breaking news events or other local happenings.
In terms of education, a bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related field is encouraged along with some prior experience working with media or publications relating to journalism. It will be helpful to have some working knowledge of programs such as Photoshop or other graphic design programs and photography skills in terms of knowing how to address various lighting scenarios, different types of motion and photo editing.
Hours vary considerably based on sporting events but there is some flexibility in your schedule. Evening hours will be required, especially during major sports seasons. Competitive benefits include health, dental and vision insurance, generous PTO, 401K w/match . Great opportunity to network with professionals from 23 similar publications on a regular basis and hone skills through INA webinars. Mid-America Publishing is a family owned company that employs more than 110 Iowans across the state. Call Pam DeVries at 641-486-2585 Ext 118 for more details or apply on Indeed.com today! 0821

Salesperson. Are you ready to take your skills to the next level? Are you looking for a challenging new career where your earning power is limited only by your desire for personal success? Do you enjoy talking to people and helping them become the best that they can be? Then, this job is for you. No sales experience? No problem. We will train the right candidate on how to become a part of our winning team! Our community newspapers, related websites and special section products are part of Enterprise Media in New Hampton Iowa. We are an equal opportunity employer that offers health, vision and dental insurance along with an optional 401K plan. Let us help you grow while building value to the place you already call home! 0731

Sales Manager. Are you ready to take your skills to the next level? Are you looking for a challenging new career where your earning power is limited only by your desire for personal success? Do you enjoy talking to people and helping them become the best that they can be? Then, this job is for you. No sales experience? No problem. We will train the right candidate on how to become a part of our winning team! Our community newspapers, related websites and special section products are part of Enterprise Media in Charles City. We are an equal opportunity employer that offers health, vision and dental insurance along with an optional 401K plan. Let us help you grow while building value to the place you already call home!
Contact Christopher Hall at christopherhall@charlescitypress.com. 0807

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