Email Opening

Night Editor 

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead  
City, State Fargo, North Dakota  
Close Date 9/29/2019  

The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, the largest newspaper and news website in North Dakota and western Minnesota, seeks an energetic and resourceful night editor to masterfully edit afternoon and evening copy, which includes a variety of news and sports content as well as some broadcast script rewriting. This is strictly an editing role, with no page design responsibilities.

This Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper on the Northern Plains reaches more than 30,000 highly-engaged daily readers and boasts the region's most popular news website, averaging more than 10 million pageviews a month. Many of our journalists move on from here to major-market dailies. Those who stay have great opportunities for advancement with us or within our parent company's regional footprint, spanning four Upper Midwest states. And while we value experience, newer journalists with strong work ethics and great editing abilities will be considered for the position, which offers competitive pay and benefits.


  • Edit local stories to conform to AP/local style. Stories should be free of grammatical errors or misspellings. They should also be accurate, clear and balanced.
  • Write/edit headlines that capture the tone and impact of a story without compromising accuracy. Headlines should be eye-catching and appropriate for the story.
  • Manage the print lineup from creation to printing, working as main point of contact for page designers who have questions about budgeted content and space issues.
  • Writes news briefs on deadline, adding multimedia components when available.
  • Writes or assists writing short-form content as well as longer stories or other audience-appropriate content such as births, bankruptcies, building permits, briefs, divorces, marriage licenses, court records, Namedroppers.
  • Upload content to the newspaper website through CMS.
  • Process press releases and other reader-submitted information for publication.
  • Monitor police and fire scanner, making notes of emergency calls and alerting reporters to breaking news.
  • Ensure deadlines and timelines are met to make production schedules.
  • Answer phones and handle customer inquiries about the website and newspaper.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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, 401(k), company-paid volunteer time, health and wellness initiatives for all employees. Additional perks for full-time positions include comprehensive benefits package, generous paid time off, paid holidays and paid time off for birthday, 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, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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