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Enterprise Reporter 

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead  
City, State Fargo, ND  
Close Date 2/22/2019  

The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead is hiring a full-time Enterprise Reporter who will be focused on specific issues affecting the Fargo-Moorhead community such as workforce, child care, affordable housing, refugee resettlement, education, mental health, crime and cost of living. This position is responsible for producing engaging content for a targeted audience that may be used in both digital and print production. Other responsibilities include:

  • Serves as both a sounding board and resource to other members of the team to develop the most creative and appealing content for our audience.
  • Produces in-depth, engaging stories about specific issues affecting the local and regional community.
  • Incorporates multimedia aspects such as video, audio, and photography in all stories.
  • Develops own ideas into relevant, well-written stories.
  • Meets regularly with team to discuss story ideas and content development.
  • Brainstorms digital storytelling formats and executes the technological components required.
  • Adheres to deadlines that will ensure content is ready for both digital and print publication.
  • Peer edits stories from other members of the team.
Position Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, mass communications or related field.
  • Newsroom and editing experience preferred.
  • Five years experience in a newsroom setting or equivalent combination although exceptional recent graduates will be considered.
  • Accuracy and ability to write clean, crisp copy in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment.
  • Basic knowledge of video and photo editing.
  • Knowledge of AP style, the Freedom of Information Act and libel laws.
  • Strong organizational, time management and communication skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills to include computers.
  • Ability to be flexible and work under pressure and deadlines.
  • Ability to effectively present information to employees, management and/or groups.
  • Ability to promote teamwork and interdepartmental cooperation and motivate others.
  • Work hours may include weekends and holidays.
  • Must possess a reliable vehicle covered with acceptable insurance.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license with a driving record that is insurable by the company.
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, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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