Harlan Publications   Harlan, IA   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on July 20, 2022

Harlan Publishing, a family owned newspaper in western Iowa, has an opening for its top newsroom position. This is an exciting opportunity for either an up-and-coming journalist or a veteran who is excited about telling stories across multiple platforms. Harlan Newspapers boasts a fun work environment in a great town that’s just small enough to be home but close enough to both Omaha and Des Moines for day trips.

We’re looking for a journalist that’s adept at posting content to social media and then polishing that content for our print editions. We offer health care, a 401(K) program with a company match and paid time off. If you’re ready to join an award-winning news media operation as it expands coverage across its digital and print platforms, we want to hear from you. 

This position is best for someone who likes to tell stories and includes regular reporting and coverage of community issues and events. The editor coordinates coverage with our freelance writers and summer intern. We will train the successful candidate on any of the skills they’re lacking. While the role accommodates some remote work, especially during a pandemic or natural disaster, the position will be based in Harlan, with day-to-day attendance in the office necessary.

Editors with the Harlan Newspapers should be passionate about community journalism. They must be disciplined with meeting short- and long-term deadlines, proficient in AP style, and able to shoot their own photos and video.