Thursday, March 29, 2012

Summer Reporting Internship, Marengo, Iowa

Newspapers of Iowa County, Marengo Iowa
Application Deadline Friday, April 27, 2012

Newspapers of Iowa County – publishers of the Pioneer-Republican of Iowa County, Marengo;
and Williamsburg Journal Tribune – is looking for a summer intern. We are looking for the right candidate who can assist the editorial staff with covering meetings, writing features, taking pictures, some layout and helping out wherever else needed.

The ideal candidate is from Iowa, in college (at least finishing his/her sophomore year) and working toward a degree in journalism, mass communications or a related field; and is looking for that first big step into the world of mass media. The position would be about 20 hours per week, but we are willing to work with the ideal candidate’s schedule depending on his/her needs.

Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • Someone who can cover a meeting at least once or twice a month, and write two or three features per month. Some stories will be assigned, but the best candidates will be able to offer ideas of their own. You may also be asked to assist with breaking news as needed.
  • Photography skills are highly desired, as we’ll have you take photos at some of our many summer festivals in our coverage area along with the Iowa County Fair.
  • Experience with Adobe InDesign Version CS3 or a similar pagination program is a plus but not required.

Candidates are asked to send a resume and five clips to:
Newspapers of Iowa County
Attn: Brian Rathjen
P.O. Box 208
Marengo, Iowa 52301

or by e-mail to No phone calls, please.

Resumes will be accepted through Friday, April 27; we hope to offer the (unpaid) position to someone
by mid-May.

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