April 10, 2021


Newton, IA

The Newton News is seeking a community journalist to join its award-winning news staff.

This reporter will be responsible for coverage of public safety along with reporting on various boards, community groups and events.

We are looking for a creative writer who is also interested in social media aspects of journalism including Facebook and Twitter.

This reporter will split their time between the Newton News and our two weekly newspapers - the Jasper County Tribune and PCM Explorer - 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, and 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 a related field and at least one year of deadline-driven reporting experience in a daily newsroom. Must possess and maintain 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, 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, along with a resume and clips to:


Or mail it to us at:

Shaw Media - Human Resources

Attn: Newton News Reporter

P O Box 250

Crystal Lake, IL 60039

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