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Company: Ottumwa Courier
General Assignment Reporter
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
December 5, 2013
Job ID: 1539953


General Assignment Reporter


The Ottumwa Courier located in Ottumwa, Iowa, is looking for a full-time general assignment reporter to join its award-winning news team to help cover Ottumwa and the surrounding communities.


Qualified applicants should have 2 – 3 years experience as a reporter at a weekly or daily newspaper, have the ability to tweet and post stories across multiple digital platforms and type 70-plus wpm.  We are looking for a team player that works well with others both in and out of the newsroom.  Some pagination, computer and Photoshop experience is a plus.  We are willing to train a recent journalism graduate who is highly motivated and is dedicated to learning.  This is a great opportunity to get your foot in the door if you are seeking a career in journalism.    

The Ottumwa Courier is a 5-day a week (Tuesday – Saturday), 10,500 circulation newspaper that is owned by CNHI.  Ottumwa is the county seat and located 90 miles southeast of Des Moines and a short drive from both the University Iowa and Iowa State University.  


Interested candidates should email a cover letter explaining why they believe they are the right person for the position, along with their resume and 5 – 6 work samples to: Ottumwa Courier Publisher Martin Cody,


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