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TH Media - Dubuque, IA
Full Time
4 Year Degree
Road Warrior
Media - Journalism - Newspaper


Overall Responsibilities:

To find and gather information both words and images (mugs and video) -- for the newspapers print and digital platforms. To write news and feature stories.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Monitors events, activities and issues in assigned geographic and subject area(s).
  • Suggests content and coverage within assigned areas, coordinates with supervisors and peers.
  • Posts content on social media as directed, consistent with policy and content strategy.
  • Takes still photos (mostly head-and-shoulders images) and video.
  • Writes text for video stories. Records narrative audio, as assigned.
  • Develops and maintains ongoing contact with sources in assigned geographical and topical area(s).
  • Meets deadlines.
  • Monitors news and issues, from local to international.
  • Suggests content and coverage consistent with audience interest and editorial direction.
  • Suggests and initiates programs and procedures to enhance products, efficiency and morale.
  • Adheres to company and departmental policies.
  • Adheres to standard practices and ethical standards of the industry.
  • Positive representative of department, company and industry at all times.
  • Attends and participates in corporate initiatives such as Great Game of Business, ESOP meetings, etc.
  • Provides quality customer service via phone, email and face-to-face interaction to both internal and external customers.
  • Communicates information to the appropriate individuals and/or departments in a timely manner, such as news tips, source suggestions or real or potential customer-relations issues.
  • Works in cooperation with all members of company in general and Editorial Department in particular.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.


Behavior: Commitment to quality and service. A team player. Objectivity. A positive representative of the newspaper and colleagues as a member of the journalism profession. Dresses appropriately for the job. Valid drivers license.

Skills: Reporting, interviewing, writing, multi-media, typing, shooting mug shots and video, using electronic media, communicating, meeting deadlines, planning and organizing.

Knowledge: Bachelors degree or equivalent; minimum of two years of newspaper or related media/communications experience.