News Reporter

Oskaloosa Herald, Oskaloosa, Iowa

Date Posted October 16, 2020
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Not Specified
Required Education High School Diploma
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified


The Oskaloosa Herald is searching for a full-time news writer to join its award-winning staff.

Our next reporter must be a self-starter with a passion for learning and reporting important stories to our community. The Oskaloosa Herald offers a great opportunity for reporters to grow in a variety of subjects and mediums.

This reporter will go from reporting feature stories on local people to producing important watchdog packages that either hold governments accountable or further educate readers on trends and happenings in their community. Our newsroom gives the freedom to pursue projects you're interested in that go beyond the day-to-day responsibilities. We are a 21st-century newsroom that seeks to break the news that matters to our community.

This position does not require a degree or experience. We will train the right person to be successful and are eager to do so. It's more important that candidates be laser-focused on the mission of providing good quality journalism to our rural communities. We're looking for a self-starter that is organized, able to meet deadlines, juggle multiple pending stories and that has the curiosity to seek out facts for our readers.

The person we hire will be exposed to work on virtually every beat. This is a great opportunity for a reporter to acquire quality experience and become a versatile multi-media journalist.

The Oskaloosa Herald operates a daily news website,, and publishes print editions on Tuesday and Friday. The Oskaloosa Herald reports on the counties of Mahaska and Marion in central Iowa. Based in Oskaloosa, Iowa, the newspaper is located in the home of the four-year William Penn University and a short drive from Des Moines and Iowa City.

To apply, send a cover letter describing qualifications for the position, a resume, and 3-4 writing samples to Kyle Ocker, Group Editor of the Oskaloosa Herald and Ottumwa Courier, by email at

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