Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Entry-Level Sports Reporter

Open until the position is filled

The Ottumwa (Iowa) Courier is looking for a full-time sports reporter to join its award-winning sports staff to help cover the Ottumwa and southeast Iowa high school sports beat as well Indian Hills  Community College.

Qualified applicants should be able to cover scheduled events but also have an eye for feature and spot news. A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is necessary, as well as the ability to work within deadlines, establish connections with coaches, athletes and athletic directors, while constantly searching for fresh stories and unique angles. 

Some pagination, computer and photo experience as well as good typing skills, and knowledge of interactive media are desired. We are willing to train a recent journalism graduate that is highly motivated and is dedicated to learning. Most sports coverage takes place in the evenings. This is a great opportunity to get your foot in the door 
if you are seeking a career in sports journalism. 

The Ottumwa Courier is a 6-day a week, 11,000 circulation newspaper that is owned by CNHI. Ottumwa is located 90 miles southeast of Des Moines and a short drive from both Iowa and Iowa State universities. In exchange for your talents we offer a full benefit package including, medical, dental, eye care, 401k, disability, and paid vacations. The Ottumwa Courier is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply, e-mail a resume and cover letter to the editor,

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