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

Advertising Sales Representitive. The Diocese of Sioux City is seeking an experienced advertising sales representative for its weekly newspaper, The Catholic Globe. High-energy individual responsible for identifying new marketing opportunities and further expansions of existing clients. Duties include writing ad copy and designing layout of ads. Successful candidate must have strong communication skills with 2-4 years previous experience in ad sales and graphic arts, preferably with a newspaper or magazine publisher. Experience with QuarkXpress, Word & Excel preferred, with an understanding of current issues within the church. Benefits package including 401(k) and half-paid Catholic school tuition. Position open until filled. Please send resume, cover letter with salary requirements, and three professional references to: Margaret Fuentes, Director of Human Resources, Diocese of Sioux City, PO Box 3379, Sioux City, IA 51102-3379 Or E-mail: 0522

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 0529


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