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Sports Editor 

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Forum News Service  
City, State Location Flexible  
Close Date 9/19/2018  

Forum News Service is hiring a full-time Sports Editor who will be responsible for strategic sports content and audience optimization, with a heavy emphasis on digital growth, for Forum Communications. The location for this position can be flexible within one of our company locations. Primary responsibilities include:

  • Lead special FCC sports projects/initiatives — with a special emphasis on hockey in first year — in addition to coordinating state high school tournament coverage coordination and aggregating digital content.
  • Determine focus and deliver assignments for relevant, audience-engaging sports content with consideration given to format to engage audience members
  • Direct coverage by the Minnesota college hockey reporter and a stable of freelancers across Minnesota and possibly North Dakota for high school and college coverage.
  • Coach reporters as needed and work with other team leaders to help edit and organize daily content for media websites and champion reader experience in multiple formats.
  • Edit content and occasional enterprise writing, if needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Position Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education in journalism and minimum of five years experience in a professional newsroom.
  • Strong organizational, time management and people skills are essential.
  • Versatility and flexibility essential.
  • Ability to work on deadline, balance competing demands, set priorities and juggle several tasks at once.
  • Multi-media savvy and knowledge of various social media platforms and opportunities
  • Superior editing skills 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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