Education/Political Reporter

Newton, IA

The Newton Daily News is seeking an education/political reporter to join its award-winning 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.

They will also be responsible for reporting on the legislative activity of four state lawmakers in the Newton Daily News' coverage area during the Iowa General Assembly's Legislative Session. They will be the point person for the Newton Daily News Campaign coverage in 2018 and beyond.

We're looking for a creative writer, comfortable covering government policy and meetings as well as informative enterprise stories and engaging features.

The education/political 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, at least 1 year of deadline-driven reporting experience in a daily newsroom or a recent college graduate with solid internship experience in a daily newsroom.

This position is ideal for a seasoned 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.

About Shaw Media:

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.

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.

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Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter explaining your journalism credentials and philosophy, along with a resume and clips or link to online portfolio.

     Online: Apply Now! (see below)

     Or mail to:
     Newton Daily News - Edu/Pol Reporter
     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


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