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Company: The Newton Daily News
Sports Editor in a 21st Century Newsroom
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
June 16, 2013
Job ID: 1242293


The Newton Daily News, a five-day daily newspaper located in Newton, Iowa, is seeking a sports editor to lead its award-winning sports effort. Our newspaper is on the move to a 21st century digital-first mindset, which will provide you with the opportunity to use new technologies and to do a little bit of everything in a market with five high school sports programs, numerous youth sports leagues, several area colleges, and a NASCAR and IndyCar racetrack.

In addition to our daily print product, our sports department produces a weekly Sports Chat video on YouTube, and an assortment of special niche products.

Ideal candidates should have a bachelor's degree in journalism or a related field, but we really want to know what you're able to do in a modern newsroom. Previous newspaper sports department experience is a plus. This is an ideal position for a weekly sports editor ready to "move up," or a daily sports beat writer ready to move into a leadership role.

A firm grasp of AP style and experience with pagination (we use InDesign) and video- and photo-editing software is vital.

The Newton Daily News is part of Shaw Media. We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package. We are an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace. A pre-employment drug screen and background check will be required. Qualified applicants must possess and maintain a valid driver's license and automobile insurance.

As a member of Skilled Iowa, we give preference to applicants who have obtained the National Career Readiness Certificate.

Send resume, cover letter and 3-4 of your best clips to: NDN Editor Bob Eschliman at or via mail to P.O. Box 967 Newton, Iowa, 50208.

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