Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Reporter, Webster City, Iowa

General assignment/lifestyles reporter. 

The Daily Freeman-Journal, an award-winning North Central Iowa daily community newspaper, is seeking a full-time general assignment/lifestyles reporter for its news staff. 

Duties will include covering education and local government, feature stories, taking photos, assisting with layout, design and the daily tasks to produce the newspaper, both in print and online. Strong emphasis on using social media platforms. 

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in English, journalism or a writing-related field, although candidates with writing experience are encouraged to apply. Competitive full benefits package. 

Send letters of application, resumes and writing samples to Anne Blankenship, Managing Editor, Daily Freeman-Journal, P.O. Box 490, Webster City, IA 50595, or email,

Community News Editor, Hampton, Iowa


The Eagle Grove Eagle has an anticipated opening for a full-time community news editor. This person must be energetic, is a self-starter, have a nose for news with a knack of being able to shoot quality photos. 

This position isn’t an 8-5 weekday position; it requires someone with ambition, diligence, and integrity. Reliable transportation, ability to work nights and weekends required. Experience is preferred, but new college grads will be considered. 

For more information, please send a letter of inquiry to Ryan Harvey, Mid-America Publishing Corp., 9 2nd Street NW, Hampton, Iowa 50441 or by email at

Monday, June 25, 2012

FTC Watch Internship

FTC:WATCH, a respected, 35-year-old publication covering consumer protection and competition, is expanding to cover the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a controversial new agency with a staggering array of responsibilities in a time of economic uncertainty. 

We are looking for interns who are smart, savvy, intellectually curious and good writers. This is an opportunity to break new ground in covering consumer finance, including student and mortgage lending and the credit industries. Journalism students and recent graduates will be considered, and will be mentored by senior, award-winning reporters with extensive experience covering business and politics in Washington. 

Objectivity, accuracy and attention to detail are essential qualities. These are paid, part-time positions. Unfortunately we can not offer health insurance at this time. Our publication is read by our paying subscribers, who are top officials at the Federal Trade Commission, Justice Department, leading law firms, consumer advocacy organizations and state attorney generals nationwide. 

Prospective applicants should send a resume, two clips, several names of professional references and a cover letter to Managing Editor Kirstin Downey, at No telephone calls, please.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Assistant Media Buyer, Minnesota Newspaper Association

Assistant Media Buyer 

Minnesota Newspaper Association is looking for an assistant media buyer to join its advertising team. This is an entry level position. 
The person will assist in the placement of statewide and national newspaper advertising. The right person will be service and detail oriented a quick learner and work well under deadlines. Computer experience and exceptional customer service required. 
Job Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Understanding of newspapers, newspaper product portfolios, rate cards, and deadlines
  • Proficient use of the One System (web-based media placement program)
  • General knowledge of all MNA advertising accounts and agencies
  • Ordering, sending and confirming ads before deadline
  • Generating One System quotes for Advertising Account Managers and Managing Director
  • Gathering out-of-state tearsheets in a timely manner to keep billing current
  • Working closely with assigned accounts in conjunction with Advertising Account Managers
  • Collecting current out-of-state and in-state rate cards
  • Updating newspaper rates and information in the One System database
  • Serving as a back up for scheduling MCAN and MDAN Statewide Advertising Networks
  • Assisting Executive Director, Managing Director and Advertising Account Managers as requested
  • Various clerical duties as required to perform job responsibilities Skills required:
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Extremely detail oriented
  • Proficient in working with numbers and calculating with percentages
  • Ability to multi-task and coordinate multiple projects at once
  • Capable of working under deadline
  • Knowledge of Windows and Mac operating systems
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite (especially InDesign & Acrobat) is helpful 
MNA offers:
  • A positive and pleasant work environment
  • Competitive pay and vacation
  • Health Insurance
  • 401K 

To apply please send cover letter and resume to:

Copy Editor/Page Designer, Ames, Iowa

Copy Editor/Page Designer.
Some people are at their greatest in the clutch, when news is happening and deadlines are approaching. If that’s you, we want you on our team.
The Ames Tribune is looking for an energetic and versatile copy editor/page designer.
You’ll join a four-person copy/design desk and have responsibility for the Tribune’s sports sections, including Iowa State University and local high school sports.
You’ll also get the opportunity to edit and design for Ames Out Loud, our weekly section devoted to the thriving Ames music and entertainment scene, and our other sections while honing your skills as an editor, designer and illustrator. The person we’re looking for has top-notch copy editing skills and the ability to manage multiple projects and make deadlines.
Requirements include a bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related field and at least a year of copy editing and design experience in a daily news environment. Recent college graduates with strong college and internship experience will be considered.  You must be skilled in InDesign and comfortable working in print and digital content management systems.
The position requires night and Saturday work. Please send a cover letter, resume, up to five work samples, and three references whom we can contact now, to Presentation Editor Andy Rohrback at, or 317 Fifth St., Ames, IA 50010. No phone calls, please. The Ames Tribune produces a six-day daily newspaper, a weekly entertainment tab, several websites, two monthly magazines and various niche publications. The Ames Tribune and its parent company, Stephens Media Iowa, are equal opportunity employers. A pre-employment drug test is required.

Copy Editor, The Quad-City Times

Copy Editor. 

We are looking to fill a full-time job editing and paginating pages and updating digital content for the Quad-City Times. Candidate must have demonstrated editing skills, solid news judgment, experience with Quark or InDesign and Photoshop, and knowledge of AP Style. 
Ours is a fast-paced environment that values critical thinking and attention to detail. Candidate must have demonstrated editing skills, solid news judgment, experience with Quark or InDesign and Photoshop, and knowledge of AP Style. 
Ours is a fast-paced environment that values critical thinking and attention to detail. Competitive compensation including an excellent benefits package will be offered to the successful candidate. 
When applying please provide samples or a link to your work or portfolio. If interested please apply online @, complete an application at the Quad-City Times or mail your resume to: Quad-City Times, Human Resources Department, Attn: Copy Editor/Page Designer, 500 E. Third St., Davenport, IA  52801. 
The Quad-City Times is a Drug-Free Employer. The Quad-City Times ( and Lee Enterprises, Inc. ( are Equal Opportunity Employers.

Copy editor and reporter, southeast Nebraska

The Beatrice Daily Sun, a 6-day daily located in southeast Nebraska, is seeking a talented and organized journalist to work as a copy editor and reporter. 

Strong spelling and grammar skills and reliable news judgment are a must. The right person must be able to juggle several tasks at once, meet all deadlines and be comfortable covering a variety of stories from breaking news to festivals. 

This is a full-time position, which will include evenings and weekends. A college degree in journalism or experience in a related field is a must.

Applicants must apply online at

This position is a full-time career opportunity offering a highly competitive compensation package including medical, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, 401(k) plan and paid time off.

We are a drug-free workplace and all applicants considered for employment must pass a post-offer drug screen and background check prior to commencing employment.