Multimedia Journalist

Little Village Magazine

Iowa City, Iowa

Date Posted May 20, 2021
Industry Magazines / Publishing
Specialty Local News
Job Status Full-time
Salary $30,000 to $35,000
Website http://www.littlevillagemag.com

Description:

Little Village is seeking a multimedia journalist to cover news and culture in Iowa City and the surrounding areas, with a focus on local government, racial justice and environmental initiatives.

The right candidate will have an understanding of journalistic principals, an appreciation for local, independent news and an authoritative voice that can reliably interpret some of the area's most urgent, complex issues for Little Village readers.

Requirements:

- Strong writing, editing and interview skills

- Experience covering city council, boards and commissions

- Basic photography and photo editing skills

- Basic videography and video editing skills

- Access to reliable transportation

- An interest in and understanding of Iowa City's history, culture and diverse communities

Desired skills:

- Familiarity with AP Style, Wordpress and Adobe Creative Suite

- Ability to cover restaurant openings or arts events, on occasion

- Experience working, living or studying in the Iowa City area

Job expectations:

- Write four or more stories a week to be published online (littlevillagemag.com) or in the print magazine.

- Attend city council meetings, protest marches and other events relevant to your coverage area. (Weekends sometimes required.)

- Work with Little Village's small editorial team to create well-rounded articles, including accurate reporting, engaging writing and compelling imagery.

APPLICATION

Little Village is an independent media platform driven by core values (affordability and access, economic and labor justice, environmental sustainability, racial justice, gender equity, quality healthcare, quality education, critical culture, multiculturalism). With respect to these, our purpose is to create visibility for the communities, businesses and events that define the Iowa City/Cedar Rapids area.

With your resume submission, please include a cover letter describing how you will help Little Village fulfill this purpose. We want to know what you can bring to conversations about social change in Iowa City no one else can.

Send resume and cover letter to: editor@littlevillagemag.com and publisher@littlevillagemag.com

When applying, mention you saw this opening listed at JournalismJobs.com.