Email Opening

Multimedia Journalist/Tourism  

Full-Time/Part-Time -unspecified-  
Location Forum Communications Company  
City, State Brainerd MN Bedmidji MN  
Close Date 6/15/2019  

Forum Communications Co. is hiring tourism and recreation reporters at the following Minnesota locations: Bemidji Pioneer, Brainerd Dispatch and the West Central Tribune in Willmar. This beat will include topics such as lakes, recreation, tourism, dining, go-and-do event coverage, shopping and retail, outdoors, science and nature.

Other duties include:

  • Working to produce engaging news, features and enterprise work for a digital audience in the above mentioned topic areas.
  • Writing and producing creative and unique digital content that includes but is not limited to stories, videos and photos.
  • Developing story ideas around content areas that drive subscribers and loyalty to the digital brand.
  • Collaboration with audience engagement team to gain insight into website and story metrics and to determine new, engaging ways to present content online.
  • Embracing a creative, collaborative approach with other team members and in working with other FCC departments and locations.
  • Working with a team of producers to grow online audience.
  • Live streaming of events and press conferences.
  • Video producing and editing, regular website and social media work
  • Rewriting content and headlines to appeal to new audiences.
  • Sharing and promoting digital content through various social media channels.

Forum Communications is a family-owned company with a large Upper Midwest footprint. We offer a competitive salary, an excellent benefits package with health, dental and vision insurance, 401(k) and paid time off.

Position Requirements
  • Writing experience for a newspaper, website, magazine or similar publication is required.
  • Experience using digital analytics tools such as Chartbeat, CrowdTangle and Google Analytics is preferred.
  • Basic knowledge of video and photo editing is required.
  • Some experience in proofreading or editing is preferred; AP Style knowledge a plus.
  • Journalism or communications degree is helpful, though equivalent experience will be considered.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential.
  • Knowledge of video and photo editing; knowledge of podcasts, video blogs and livestreaming.
  • Must be able to multitask and juggle many different projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work quickly and accurately using a Web-based content management system.
  • Must be creative, hardworking and a self-starter.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and a driving record that is insurable by the company.
  • Must carry an acceptable level of vehicle insurance as required 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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