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Company: Ames Tribune
Reporter - Higher Education
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
February 22, 2013
Job ID: 1028001


The Ames Tribune has a full-time opening for an experienced education and/or news reporter to cover Iowa State University in Ames and higher education in general.  The position includes some general assignment as well.

You'll join a small, hard-working, award-winning newsroom dedicated to creating compelling content and serving our readers. You'll report and write short- and long-form stories for digital and print media; produce clean copy and usable photos, video and sound on tight digital and print deadlines; develop a beat, cultivate sources and be first to report news and issues in higher education in our coverage area; understand and explain budgets, contracts and other complex documents; follow legislation, court cases, issues and trends affecting post-secondary education; and understand and use social media and real-time reporting to enhance our news report and relationship with readers.

The successful candidate will have a bachelor's degree in journalism and at least two years experience as a reporter in a fast-paced news environment. You'll know your way around common content management systems, basic photography, audio and video equipment and editing software, and social media. Recent graduates with college news experience and an internship or two will be considered.

Ames is a college town about 30 miles north of Des Moines.  We have a small-town quality of life with a big-city array of cultural and recreational opportunities.  It's a great place to live.

Sound intriguing? Send a letter of interest, resume, up to five work samples and three work references we can contact to Tribune city editor Michael Crumb at Please, no phone calls. 

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The Ames Tribune is part of Stephens Media Iowa, a subsidiary of Stephens Media, and an equal opportunity employer.  We offer a full range of benefits, including health, dental and vision insurance, paid time off, and a 401(k) plan.  A satisfactory driving record and pre-employment drug screening are required.  

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