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Ottumwa Courier/Oskaloosa Herald seeks an associate editor

October 25, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

Are you ready to elevate your journalism career? The Ottumwa Courier is seeking a dedicated and passionate journalist to step into the role of Associate Editor, a pivotal position within our dynamic newsroom. As the No. 2 editor, you will play an integral role in shaping the quality and direction of our esteemed publication.

Qualifications We Are Seeking:

  • Proficient writer with a keen eye for detail.
  • Organized self-starter with strong leadership skills.
  • Excellent collaborator and adept communicator.
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field preferred, though relevant on-the-job experience will be considered.
  • Familiarity with AP Stylebook, sound typing skills, and an understanding of journalism ethics and standards are desirable.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Actively participate in Ottumwa Courier’s Editorial Board.
  • Cover local education and other pertinent stories.
  • Manage the production of special publications and magazines, overseeing both content and layout.
  • Supervise obituaries and celebrations announcements.
  • Provide editorial guidance and support to staff members.
  • Contribute to the daily news budget and facilitate the production process.

About The Ottumwa Courier & Oskaloosa Herald:

The Ottumwa Courier and Oskaloosa Herald are both reputable newspapers with a combined readership of over 5,000, publishing both print and electronic editions. Our commitment to delivering quality news extends to our website, serving as a vital hub for our readers and community. As part of CNHI, LLC, we operate within a larger network of more than 90 titles across 21 states.

How to Apply:

If you’re ready to take the next step in your journalism career, please email General Manager/Editor Kyle Ocker at with a cover letter highlighting your qualifications, your resume, and 3-4 samples of your best work.

Join our vibrant team and contribute to the legacy of The Ottumwa Courier and Oskaloosa Herald’s impactful journalism. We look forward to reviewing your application and welcoming you aboard.

For any inquiries about the position, please reach out to the Editor via email.

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