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


Overall Responsibilities:

  • Assign and oversee sports and feature stories; plan time schedules of sports reporters for the Dyersville Commercial, Manchester Press and Cascade Pioneer
  • Write sports and feature stories, taking photos to accompany
  • Create an interesting sports section each week
  • Make sure that all sports content gets entered into the content management system
  • Serve as a public relations representative

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Writes accurate, fair, timely and interesting sports and feature stories
  • Uploads sports stories, video and photos to the web.
  • Gives appropriate coverage of area sports to our various high schools, based on news value and reader interest.
  • Maintains a flexible schedule that includes evenings and weekends
  • Edits sports material for value, accuracy, timeliness and fairness
  • Meets deadlines
  • Develops news sources and business contacts. Represents the paper in service areas.
  • Takes fresh, interesting feature and sports photos
  • Monitors ongoing news and sports issues
  • 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.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned or needed


Behavior: Commitment to quality and service. A team player. Objectivity. Capable of accepting constructive criticism; communicative with other staff members and supervisors; imaginative; representative of the Dyersville Commercial and Cascade Pioneer; colleagues as a member of the journalism

Skills: English language; spelling; communication; goal setting; computer operation; time management, photography and videography; ability to perform efficiently and accurately on deadline. Reporting, interviewing, writing, typing, planning and organizing; valid drivers license. Ability to upload news, photos and video to the web.

Knowledge: Bachelors degree or equivalent; preferably two years of newspaper or related media/communications experience; familiarity with overall newspaper operations, current events, sports and history.