Rick Jost


Rick Jost’s journalism education at Iowa State University (class of 1984) prepped him well for distinguished careers in both news and marketing. At Iowa’s largest newspaper, The Des Moines Register, he excelled as a reporter and editor, including 10 years as Business Editor. At Iowa’s largest media company, Meredith Corp., he successfully created digital and print marketing content for Fortune 500-sized companies – Chrysler, Wells Fargo and State Farm to name a few. He also mentored interns from ISU and other schools. After Meredith Corp., Rick worked as a copy editor on the Gannett National Wire Desk. The team works in The Register’s newsroom, selecting and editing national and world stories for dozens of Gannett newspapers. He also frequently contributes columns to The Register’s opinion pages. Rick now serves as the editor for Our Iowa magazine.