Email Opening
Title

Reporter 

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location RiverTown Multimedia  
City, State Ellsworth, WI and River Falls, WI  
Close Date 11/2/2016  
Description

RiverTown Multimedia, a subsidiary of Forum Communications Co., has an immediate opening for a full-time reporter at the Pierce County Herald/River Falls Journal, reporting for both locations. We have nine award-winning publications in our group. On the Minnesota side, we have publications in Woodbury, Cottage Grove, Farmington, Hastings and Red Wing. In Wisconsin, we have publications in Hudson, River Falls, New Richmond and Ellsworth.

The right candidate will be responsible for generating news and feature content for multiple platforms under daily deadlines to serve web and print readership. He or she will be responsible for producing video, developing and contributing to broader RiverTown Multimedia reporting projects, utilizing social media sites and contributing to multimedia content. This position may be assigned to one or more departments within a newsroom.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  

  • Receives assignments and develops own ideas into relevant news content.
  • Covers all breaking news with urgency and accuracy with the goal of always being first to report important, accurate, developing news on our digital platforms, including a heavy focus on video from scenes.
  • Follows prescribed editorial style and format standards, for multiple platforms.
  • Shares stories to FCC properties and collaborates with others on stories of regional interest.
  • Stays attuned to local, regional and state issues and their effects on local communities.
  • Attends community events and local and regional civic meetings as assigned.
  • Collaborates with the newsroom’s visual and design teams to ensure stories are presented to readers in the best possible way. May assist with page layout.  
  • Use video, cellphone and camera equipment in reporting of stories.
  • May be responsible for blog content and contributes to relevant social media accounts.  
 
About the Organization At Forum Communications Company, our legacy is deeply rooted in harnessing the power of communication to connect and inform people in the communities we serve. Since 1917, everything we do is driven by creating and sharing information, ideas and insights.


Today, we're a leading media and technology company that's home to a family of people whose passion and purpose is fueled by collaboration and innovation We believe in supporting each other, working hard towards common goals and having fun.


Come for the perks:

Excellent employee culture, competitive pay, comprehensive benefits package, generous paid time off, paid holidays and paid time off for birthday, 401(k), company-paid volunteer time, health and wellness initiatives, paid parental and pregnancy disability leave for qualifying employees.


Stay for the people:

Family-owned and operated since 1917, development and growth opportunities, inclusive, creative culture, safe working environment, employees of all ages and backgrounds, positive collaboration.

 
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

This position is currently not accepting applications.

To search for an open position, please go to http://ForumCommunications.appone.com



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