Creston, IA

The Creston News Advertiser — an award-winning daily newspaper located in southwest Iowa — is seeking an entry level full-time reporter to join our newsroom staff. This reporter will cover meetings, write feature stories, conduct enterprise reporting, paginate and do some photography for our daily newspaper with a circulation of 4,000. This reporter should be self-motivated with the ability to generate his or her own story ideas and field assignments from editors.

About This Opportunity: 
The chosen candidate will cover a beat but should also be versatile enough to report on stories outside of his or her beat. We cover events from county fairs to the Southwest Iowa Hot Air Balloon Days to the Fourth of July and everything in between. We also publish two magazines – Creston Living and Southwest Iowa Ag Mag.

This job is a perfect opportunity for the right candidate to gain experience reporting on a variety of topics, as well as hands-on experience in page design and photography.

Solid knowledge of AP style and grammar are required, as is the ability to write clear, concise copy. Photography skills are a plus. Some evening and weekend work hours required.   The successful candidate must possess and maintain a valid driver's license, proof of insurance, reliable transportation, and acceptable motor vehicle record.

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 should submit a cover letter, resume, and writing samples to: 
Online: Apply Now! (Located below)
Or Mail To:  
Creston News Advertiser - Reporter
P.O. Box 126
Creston, IA 50801-0126

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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