|Date Posted||September 11, 2019|
|Industry||Newspapers / Wires|
The Muscatine Journal is looking for a general assignment reporter who can produce smart, lively writing about the people, places, policy and lifestyle in Muscatine and Louisa counties.
The next reporter will cover everything from the next President of the United States to the prize hog at the county fair. Muscatine is a river city with a rich history. Mark Twain’s alter-ego, Samuel Clemens, reported for the Muscatine Journal. China’s president Xi Jinping studied American farming technology here, and a Chinese-American cultural center continues to build ties between the two nations. It was the pearl button capital of the world, and today is home to Fortune 500 corporations like HON, Kent Corp., and Kraft.
This is an ideal job for a hard-working, motivated recent college graduate, or a seasoned professional looking for a job in a community with a low cost of living and high quality of life. Photography skills are a plus, as is demonstrated interest in reaching and growing an audience through social media. There will be ample opportunity to turn daily stories and dive deeper into enterprise projects.
Our audience is growing, and we need a smart thinker and a clean writer to work closely with an experienced editor. We’re a digital-first newsroom in a highly competitive news market, so urgency and tech savviness are important traits. To apply, please include a resume and cover letter and work samples.
This is a full-time position with competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits plan, including health, dental and vision insurance, a 401(k) plan and paid vacation. EOE