Education Reporter

Newton, IA

Seeking enterprising education reporter!

The Newton Daily News is seeking an education reporter to 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. 

This position is ideal for a 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 driver’s 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.

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 to:

Online: Apply Now! Located below.

Or mail:  Newton Daily News - Editor
PO Box 967
Newton, IA 50208

Shaw Media is a Drug-free Employer
Pre-employment background check including motor vehicle record and drug screen required
This posting may not include all duties of the position
Equal Opportunity Employer


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