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EIMG N - Dyersville Commercial - Dyersville, IA
Full Time
4 Year Degree
Up to 50%
Media - Journalism - Newspaper


Overall Responsibilities:

  • Plan, direct and execute content in EIMG-N.
  • Serve as representative regarding newspaper content in the applicable circulation areas.
  • Oversee the hiring, coaching and training of employee-owners within areas of responsibilities.

Specific Responsibilities:

Reporting responsibilities:

  • Writes accurate, fair, timely and interesting news and feature stories. (2-3 each week.)
  • Meets deadlines.

Editorial responsibilities:

  • Develops new sources and business contacts.
  • Assigns stories, photographs, photo captions and graphics
  • Plans, monitors and manages news hole budgets.
  • Edits for news value, accuracy, fairness, clarity and timeliness.
  • Oversees all editorial responsibilities on the Dyersville, Cascade and Manchester web sites.
  • Monitors ongoing news and issues through diligent perusal of other media.

Management responsibilities:

  • Hires, trains, counsels, coaches and evaluates employees under direct supervision.
  • Supervises reporters/photographers and news clerks through planning, communicating and budgeting.
  • Makes sure staff meets all deadlines.

Team responsibilities:

  • Suggests and initiates, as appropriate, new methods and procedures to enhance efficient operation of the department.
  • Assists in the creation of, and adheres to, WCI policies and journalistic ethics.
  • Maintains a customer-comes-first commitment to internal and external customer service.
  • Leads and actively participates in the Great Game of Business.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.


Behavior: Strong commitment to quality and service while being a team player. Proclivity to balance all sides of a story and is thought of as being objective overall. Excellent communication with the publisher, other staffers and other people within the company. Self-starter who is a great time manager; one who works well with others and is capable of accepting constructive criticism.Representative in the communities at large of the Dyersville Commercial, Cascade Pioneer and Manchester Press. Professionally represents the newspapers in character and appearance, behaving as a role model in the communities we represent. Maintains a valid driver’s license.

Skills: Excellent ability with the English language in writing skills, including spelling and grammar. Good photojournalist with strong photo skills. Management skills and ability to be clear in communication, with strong organizational skill sets. Sets and follow goals, good with time management and deadlines. Skilled with computer operations and main software programs.

Knowledge: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent; minimum of 3 years of newspaper or related media/communications experience, with minimum of 1 year of supervisory experience; familiarity with management concepts and practices, budgeting, overall newspaper operations, current events and history.