Business Record news assistant (Des Moines)

Hours: 8 per week

Pay: negotiable

Description: The Business Record is seeking a part-time news assistant to help with the production of our website, enewsletter products and other data gathering tasks. This individual should be comfortable navigating website content management systems and utilizing basic computer programs such as Microsoft Word and Excel. HTML and computer programming skills are a plus, but are not required for this role. A journalism degree is not required, however candidates pursuing a journalism and/or communications degree will be strongly considered. An understanding of Journalism ethics and basics along with an understanding of news judgement are also plusses. As the position is currently constructed, writing and interviewing is not required, however, there could be opportunities for this should the candidate possess the skills.

Daily Tasks:

  • Select and write national morning business headlines
  • Compile Morning Daily enewsletter
  • Post Morning daily stories on
  • Compile Afternoon Daily enewsletter
  • Post Morning daily stories online​

Other tasks:

  • ​Compile On the Moves (new hires, promotion listings)
  • Put together calendar of events
  • Compile Photo Mugs archive
  • Compile Board appointments


Please direct questions and/or resumes via email to Business Record editor Chris Conetzkey: