Southeast Iowa Union   Mount Pleasant, IA   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on June 14, 2021

The Southeast Iowa Union is a regional daily newspaper searching for its next rising star reporter to cover stories throughout southeast Iowa communities including Mt.Pleasant, Fairfield and Washington, Iowa.

This position will be based in our Mt. Pleasant office.   

Our ideal candidate is hard-working, motivated and a self-starter willing to  work with a team to produce exciting print and digital news products. You’ll cover a wide variety of topics, from government meetings to community celebrations throughout Southeast Iowa. 

We are a part of a progressive employee-owned print and digital media company including our daily regional publication, as well as our parent company, The Gazette in Cedar Rapids.   

Our ideal candidate will be someone who is curious about our communities and residents and is as comfortable covering a city meeting as you are writing a great feature or diving into an in-depth story. You’ll work on multiple stories simultaneously and can jump between projects easily. We’re looking for a candidate that has solid news judgment and is someone that finds themselves asking why or how, in addition to just telling readers what.

You should be comfortable shooting video and still pictures and able to write a good cutline. 

You’ll be thinking about engaging with the audience through digital channels and be thinking how to present news and connect to the audience in an ever-changing media landscape. You should enjoy trying new things.

This is a full-time position with benefits including health, dental, vision, 401k, and participation in the employee stock ownership program.

You should have an undergraduate degree in journalism, English, communications or a related course of study. You’ll need a valid driver’s license and a history of safe driving habits.   

EOE pre-screening drug and background tests required.