Staff Writer

Oskaloosa Herald

Oskaloosa, Iowa

Date Posted November 17, 2021
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Not Specified
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 position will report primarily on Marion County news, with an emphasis on Pella, Iowa and Knoxville, Iowa.

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 you 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 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 Saturday to more than 1,500 subscribers. 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. Pella, Iowa is home to Central College, Pella Windows, Vermeer Corporation and the annual three-day Tulip Time Festival. Knoxville, Iowa is home to the Sprint Car Racing Capital of the World in Knoxville Raceway.

To apply, send a cover letter describing qualifications for the position, a resume, and 3-4 writing samples to Editor Kyle Ocker by email to

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