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Lakes Area Reporter 

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Forum News Service  
City, State Location Flexible  
Close Date 2/22/2019  

Forum News Service is hiring a full-time Lakes Area Reporter to receive assignments and develop own ideas into relevant and well-written news, enterprise and features stories through research, interviews and reader engagement. The location for this position is flexible within our lakes area papers. Primary responsibilities include:

  • 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.
  • Focus on broad coverage of the Lakes to address stories, trends and issues related to business/economy of lakes, recreation, environment/water issues, lake life/lifestyle/people, policy/regulatory/land issues and tourism/travel.
  • Develop, nurture and maintain network of sources with primary focus on Minnesota’s lakes area, with a particular emphasis on impact to audience for several websites.
  • Strong photography skills and willingness to produce video stories.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Position Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education in journalism.
  • Strong organizational, time management and people skills are essential.
  • Flexibility is required. 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 produce clean, crisp content in multiple formats.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license with a driving record that is insurable by the company.
  • Work hours and travel 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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