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MN College Hockey Reporter 

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Forum News Service  
City, State Minneapolis / St. Paul, MN  
Close Date 9/19/2018  

Forum News Service is hiring a fulltime reporter to cover MN College Hockey. This position will be based in the Minneapolis / St. Paul area and will provide multimedia coverage of Minnesota college hockey, with primary focus on the Minnesota Gophers and some coverage of St. Cloud State and Minnesota State Mankato. Other duties include:

  • Developing strategic and comprehensive coverage for Gophers hockey and identifying additional opportunities to enhance the company’s overall college hockey efforts.
  • Receive assignments and develop ideas into relevant, audience-engaging college hockey content with enterprise, features, game coverage and analysis.
  • Develop, nurture and maintain network of sources for multiple college hockey programs.
  • Working independently to identify storytelling opportunities and planning coverage with FCC sports editors for publication on multiple digital platforms.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with other company beat reporters to provide comprehensive coverage of Minnesota’s college hockey teams and affiliated conferences
  • Organize materials, determine focus and produce content according to styles and format standards suitable for media websites, TV, radio and social media.
  • Strong photography skills, producing video stories and appearing on broadcast formats.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Position Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education in journalism and two years experience in a professional newsroom.
  • Strong organizational, time management and people skills are essential.
  • Versatility and flexibility essential.
  • Ability to work on deadline, handle sensitive and emotional situations, balance competing demands, set priorities and juggle several tasks at once.
  • Accuracy and ability to write clean, crisp copy with confidence 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.
  • 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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