The Creston News Advertiser – a Shaw Media publication located an hour southwest of Des Moines and two hours east of Omaha in southwest Iowa – is seeking an energetic sports reporter to add to our team that provides coverage of high school athletics, community sports, and Southwestern Community College.
About This Opportunity:
The successful candidate will work as a team with the sports editor to provide sports coverage for the Creston News Advertiser, a 3,400 circulation five-day-a-week paper, as well as the Osceola Sentinel-Tribune, a 1,800 circulation weekly paper and the Adair County Free Press, a 1,500 circulation weekly paper.
Within the past several years, prep sports teams in the area have produced a state track team championship, state softball championship, three straight state cross country championships, and state wrestling championship, as well as numerous individual state champions and place winners. In addition, in the previous two seasons, Southwestern Community College’s men’s basketball team has won the NJCAA Division II national championship and finished third.
We are looking for a team player who will continue to provide quality game reports and in-depth feature stories, while maintaining a reliable presence on social media and developing sources and contacts around the area. We are looking for a candidate who will continue to grow both our print and our digital audiences. The position requires reporters who know how to incorporate photos or videos in his or her reporting and who can make a story come to life.
Solid knowledge of AP style and grammar required, as is the ability to design pages. Experience with the web, multimedia, photography, and InDesign is a plus. 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.
Interested candidates are invited to send their resume, cover letter and writing clips to:
Online: Apply Now! (Located below)
Creston News Advertiser - Sports
503 W. Adams or PO Box 126
Creston, IA 50801
Pre-employment background check including motor vehicle record and drug screen required.
This posting may not include all duties of positions.
Shaw Media is an equal opportunity employer and drug-free workplace.