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Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location The Bemidji Pioneer  
City, State Bemidji, MN  
Close Date 6/26/2019  

The Bemidji Pioneer is hiring a full-time General Assignment Reporter to produce in-depth stories on a variety of topics important to the Pioneer’s coverage area. The reporter will work in various storytelling formats, including print and digital.


  • Responsible for producing engaging content for a targeted audience that may be used in both digital and print production.
  • Will focus on people-driven narratives, weaving in context and research---we want to resonate with and reflect our readers.
  • Incorporates multimedia aspects such as video, audio and photography in all stories.
  • Brainstorms digital storytelling formats and executes the technological components required.
  • Will rely often on data reporting to tell stories and show trends.
  • Must be flexible and have the ability to move from one story to the next, tweak the website and work with digital analytics tools.
Position Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education in journalism and experience in a professional newsroom is preferred. Exceptional recent graduates will be considered.
  • 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.
  • Photography skills a plus. Ability to shoot video or willingness to learn
  • 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 include occasional nights, weekends and holidays.
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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