Newspaper Job Openings

Account Executive. The Newton Daily News located in Newton, IA has a sales opening in the Advertising Department. This is an exciting opportunity for those that like to get out and meet people!
About This Opportunity:
This position is responsible for selling advertising in a variety of print and online products, including but not limited to newspapers, magazines, websites and much more in an established territory.
Some sales experience is desired, but we look for a person with personality, drive, and ambition more than just past sales experience. We are always willing to train a person with a great attitude and shows the desire to grow and learn.
If you are looking for a career change or new to the workforce and want to join an established but growing company, then we'd like to meet you!
The successful candidate must have and maintain a valid drivers license, dependable transportation, and proof of insurance. This position is Monday - Friday and offers base pay along with a generous commission program, making this an excellent opportunity! 0626

Columnist. The Gazette, located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is looking for a talented columnist to join its opinion team. This position is responsible for writing timely, locally relevant commentary and engage audiences to mold public opinion. This position writes regular columns for print and online publication and investigates and writes on topics of public importance/interest, through interviews, research and first-hand experiences. This person will also serve on the paper’s five-member editorial board and will also be responsible for researching and writing staff editorials that reflect consensus opinion. Our ideal candidate understands Iowa and uses their voice in constructive and engaging ways. They are known for finding ways to listen to people with differing views. The columnist should be digitally-focused in soliciting and distributing the content they and the three-member opinion team produces. High ethical standards, strong news judgment and desire to innovate are musts. So is the desire to work as part of the team which seeks op-ed contributions from across the state. Our ideal candidate will also be comfortable engaging with the audience in person, through initiatives like Pints & Politics, a monthly show featuring our opinion and political reporting staff. They will utilize social media and digital tools to build and connect with audience. They’ll be a strong listener with abilities to cut through political rhetoric and be able to construct clear, concise, accurate and fair arguments in their writing. Visit www.thegazette.com/careers for full description or to apply. 0529

Community Journalist.  The Newton Daily News is seeking a community journalist to join its award-winning news staff.
This reporter will be responsible for coverage of public safety in Newton and the surrounding area, including the Newton Police Department, Jasper County Sheriff's office and Iowa Department of Corrections.
We're looking for a creative writer, comfortable covering crime and courts as well breaking down wider trends in criminal justice impacting Newton.
This reporter will split their time between the daily paper and our two weekly newspapers - The Jasper County Tribune and PCM Explorer - and will have the opportunity for general assignment reporting as needed.
About This Opportunity:
This position is ideal for an entry-level 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.
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. Must possess and maintain a valid drivers license, dependable transportation and proof of insurance. 0626

Editor. The Fort Dodge Messenger, a 7 day a week, morning newspaper in a thriving northcentral Iowa community of 25,000+ is looking for an editor to lead our award-winning newsroom staff. The ideal candidate will be a positive, detailed, hands-on leader who will be involved in communities throughout our region. The successful candidate will have superior news judgment and be deadline oriented. Knowledge of municipal, state, federal workings is necessary. The successful applicant will have superior editing and writing skills, excellent page design skills with knowledge of Quark, InDesign, Excel, Word all crucial. Digitally savvy, including all online platforms, is a must. First Amendment, FOIA and libel knowledge is a plus. Full benefits package including matching 401k. Contact Terry Christensen by phone at 515-573-2141 ext. 211 or by email at tchristensen@messengernews.net. 0529

Marketing Representative. Mid-America Publishing, publisher of the News-Review, Keota Eagle, New Sharon Sun and 21 other weekly newspapers in Iowa is now hiring a marketing representative to sell advertising solutions and custom print products in Keokuk County and Mahaska County. We are looking for a dynamic personality with the drive to succeed, the attitude to win and the skill set to be a team player. Organizational skills are a must, sales knowledge is teachable, must be able to travel within your sales territory.
The ideal candidate will be personable, able to communicate effectively both in person and by phone and have above average presentation skills. Responsibilities will include developing ad campaigns and promotional materials to service existing clients, prospecting for new clients in person and by phone, maintaining client and prospect databases and promoting sales of the company’s custom print products. Prior sales experience a plus but will train motivated candidate.
Driver license and own vehicle required. Competitive benefits include health, dental and vision insurance, paid time off; vacation accrual; 401K w/ match. Complete orientation and ongoing one on one training plus group coaching and large library of self-study webinars through the Iowa Newspaper Association. Compensation based on an hourly wage plus commission. How to apply: Please submit a resume to pam@midamericapub.com or call Pam at 641-456-2585 ext. 119 for more details today! 0703

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

News Reporter. The Daily Iowegian in Centerville is seeking a full-time news reporter to join its award-winning staff.
This reporter will compliment the Daily Iowegian’s watchdog focus, reporting on local education, businesses and more.
We seek someone who is curious, a strong writer and learner, and determined to produce important journalism. A recent college graduate or someone with a few years of experience would be well-suited for this position. The Daily Iowegian offers great opportunity for reporters to grow in a variety of subjects and mediums.
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.
The Daily Iowegian publishes a print edition on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and operates a seven-day website. This position comes with a competitive salary and benefits.
The Iowegian has a marked history in creating important, award-winning journalism despite its status as a small southern Iowa newspaper.
In the last year, the newspaper has reported on news that took honors on a statewide and national scale, facing outlets more than 100 times its size. The Iowegian’s watchdog reporting on local government consistently earns honors.
A college-degree is not required. On-the-job experience preferred but we’ll train the person who is eager to learn and succeed in the field.
Interested candidates should email their resume and writing samples to Daily Iowegian editor Kyle Ocker by email at kocker@dailyiowegian.com. 0529

Reporter. The Messenger, a daily newspaper in Fort Dodge, is seeking a versatile reporter to join its staff in a growing area of northern Iowa. Must be able to write hard news, such as local government stories, and human interest feature stories. Photography skills are required, along with knowledge of page design. Helping to update the web site and maintain social media feeds will also be part of the job. One to two years of experience is preferred. Complete benefits package available. Please send resume and two writing samples to editor@messengernews.net. 0529

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