Stassen-Berger takes on exec role at Omaha World-Herald

The Omaha World-Herald, part of Lee Enterprises, has appointed Rachel Stassen-Berger its executive editor. She will begin on Jan. 15. Stassen-Berger commented: “I am honored and thrilled with the opportunity to lead The World-Herald’s newsroom, which has a rich legacy and a vibrant future. Together with The World-Herald’s talented journalists, I will work to deliver […]

NBC News welcomes Pfannenstiel as contributor

Brianne Pfannenstiel has joined NBC News as a contributor. She will continue in her current role of chief politics reporter at the Des Moines Register, where she covers the Iowa caucuses and the 2024 presidential race. Pfannenstiel joined in February 2015 as a statehouse reporter. Before that, she was a health care and legal reporter […]

Des Moines Register reporter Smith departs

Kennington Lloyd Smith, Iowa Hawkeyes beat reporter at the Des Moines Register will leave. His tweet reads: “After two years at the Des Moines Register, the next week and a half will be my last. “My time in Iowa’s been dope, I have a lot of people to thank and memories to re-live and we’ll […]

Gannett seeks a metro jobs reporter

The Des Moines Register/, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK, is seeking an experienced reporter to produce enterprise and watchdog work focused on central Iowa’s largest employers and prospects for the region’s workers. The metro jobs reporter should know how to dig out stories from balance sheets, economic statistics and census data. But the ideal […]

Gannett seeks an entertainment reporter

The Des Moines Register /, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK, is seeking a creative, digitally savvy journalist to join our award-winning features team as an entertainment reporter. This position requires a versatile reporter who can report and write stories on entertainment, concerts, dining, shopping, Iowa celebrities and things to do. The successful candidate will […]

Gannett (USA Today Network) seeks a trending reporter

The Des Moines Register/ , part of the USA TODAY NETWORK, is seeking an aggressive, digitally savvy journalist to be our next trending/general assignment reporter, identifying, verifying and curating news of what Iowans are talking about on the internet. This job requires an understanding of social media platforms, audience metrics and SEO techniques; quick, tight, […]