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Content Coordinator - Obituaries

Cedar Rapids, IA

Job Information:

The Gazette, based in Cedar Rapids, is seeking a part-time content coordinator to write and edit obituaries and other newsroom content.

This position will work with funeral directors and families to create and publish obituaries, while also writing briefs and other short stories in other sections of the paper. Our ideal candidate blends compassion, organization, attention to detail and accuracy, community-minded and ability to juggle varied tasks simultaneously.  

The content coordinator should be able to work 20-30 hours per week, with Sunday and occasional holiday hours included. You’ll need to adhere to deadlines. Job duties include frequent typing, editing submitted content for clarity and consistency. Spreadsheet and familiarity with spreadsheets is a benefit. You should be comfortable working with the public on an occasional basis.

This position helps our newsroom function smoothly by copyediting submitted content, organizing community news submissions and do basic reporting on a variety of topics. As such, we want someone who is friendly and willing to jump in and help with a variety of tasks. A journalism background will be helpful, but not required.

Our organization:

Our news team reaches audiences across a variety of print and digital platforms and through a variety of in-person events. Our company has a strong tradition of being independent and is owned by a trust for the benefit of its employees. The Gazette is delivered to 16 Eastern Iowa counties each morning. The majority of our news team is focused on enterprise reporting, and we have a strong spirit of collaboration with other news outlets. While we’re focused in Cedar Rapids -- Iowa’s second-largest city – we have bureaus in Des Moines and Iowa City. The region is rich with things to do outside of work hours.

Qualifications & Requirements: A degree in English, Journalism or a writing program is preferred but not required. Candidate should have prior experience in a detail and deadline oriented business and have strong writing and grammar skills.

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Content Coordinator - Obituaries

The Gazette

Application Instructions

To Apply: Apply online at or by submitting a resume and cover letter to The Gazette, Attn: Content Coordinator Job, P.O. Box 1862, Cedar Rapids IA 52406.

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The Gazette, Attn: Content Coordinator Job, P.O. Box 1862, Cedar Rapids IA 52406

Posted 11/21/17

Job ID: 62610