K-12 Education Multimedia Reporter
SourceMedia Group provides unparalleled content in personal ways that enrich lives, drives collaborative opportunities to strengthen communities and discovers new and inventive ways to deliver credible information. This is made possible due to our ever-expanding family of products including our best-loved brands The Gazette and KCRG-TV9. With that kind of power giving voice to our community, it's easy to see why we are the media company of choice in Eastern Iowa.
The Gazette, based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is seeking an innovative education reporter with strong digital skills to join its converged news team. The education reporter would be focused on K-12 schools and learning across Eastern Iowa.
The ideal candidate knows strong education coverage is about far more than school board meeting coverage and brings a watchdog attitude, eye for enterprise story ideas and desire to connect with an audience in an ongoing basis online. The ideal candidate can spot trends, ask tough questions and has strong analytical chops. Ideal candidates can get past educational jargon and explain concepts in clear and concise ways. Ideal candidates should also have experience with explanatory and alternative storytelling and strong multimedia reporting skills.
The ideal candidate will be a flexible, self-motivated, creative go-getter, strong multi-tasker and problem solver who work well on a team with varying abilities. We work in a converged setting with our broadcast division, KCRG-TV9, and we strive to reach audiences across platforms. Ideal candidates should be willing to utilize broadcast opportunities to enhance coverage.
Candidate must be comfortable with basic Web skills and be able to use tools such as Wordpress, Audacity, Final Cut (or equivalents).The position requires an Undergraduate degree in journalism, English or related course of study with 3 to 5 years experience in a multimedia newsroom. Candidate must demonstrate ability to work quickly and accurately and must have ideas on how to present news in an ever-changing media landscape. A valid driver's license and ability to be company insurable are required.
Interested candidates should send resume, cover letter and at least 6 recent clips to:
PO Box 511
500 third Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406