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 three weekly newspapers - The Jasper County Tribune, Prairie City News, and Monroe Legacy - 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.
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.
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 it to us at:
Newton Daily News - Reporter
P O Box 967
Newton, IA 50208
Shaw Media is a Drug-Free Employer.
Pre-employment background check, driving record, and drug screen required.
This posting may not include all duties of the position.
Equal Opportunity Employer
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