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MN Capital Correspondent 

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Forum News Service  
City, State St. Paul, MN  
Close Date 9/6/2018  

Forum News Service is seeking an experienced watchdog journalist to lead our state reporting efforts, delivering stories with impact, telling our audiences why they should care and delivering journalism that makes a difference.

As a full-time reporter based in St. Paul, you will work for a family-owned company with a wire service to several newspapers in Minnesota.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Receive assignments and develop own ideas into relevant, well-written news and enterprise stories through research, interviews, experience, meetings, events and reader engagement.
  • Working independently to identify storytelling opportunities and planning coverage with news editors for a mix of daily and enterprise reporting suitable for multiple platforms.
  • Organize materials, determine focus and write stories according to prescribed editorial style and format standards for media websites, newspapers and social media.
  • Covering the Minnesota Legislature, state government, business communities and a wide variety of trends/issues impacting greater Minnesota.
  • Develop, nurture and maintain network of sources with primary focus on Minnesota government issues and trends, particularly with an emphasis on impact to readers.
  • Respond to breaking news and be able to write on deadline from breaking news events.
  • Strong photography skills and willingness to produce video stories.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Position Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education in journalism and experience in a professional newsroom.
  • Strong organizational, time management and people skills are essential.
  • Versatility and flexibility essential. Ability to write with confidence on multiple topics.
  • Ability to work on deadline, handle sensitive and emotional situations, balance competing demands, set priorities and juggle several issues at once.
  • Digital skills, particularly ability to produce video, a plus.
  • Accuracy and ability to write clean, crisp copy in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license with a driving record that is insurable by the company.
  • Work hours may include nights, weekends and holidays, as needed.
About the Organization Forum Communications Company is a multimedia news company with locations across ND, SD, MN and WI. We have over 1,400 employees that work towards a common goal, delivering quality products and information to our clients and viewers. We publish both print and online versions of our newspapers. We develop websites and apps. We own and operate television and radio stations and offer agency services and sales solutions.

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

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