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Education Reporter 

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead  
City, State Fargo, ND  
Close Date 11/2/2019  

The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead is hiring a full-time Education Reporter to join our Newsroom team. Primary responsibilities include:

  • Receives assignments and develops own ideas into relevant news content.
  • Gathers, verifies and provides information for stories through interviews, observations and research.
  • Organizes material, determines focus and writes stories according to editorial style and format standards, for multiple platforms.
  • Builds rapport and stays attuned to local, regional and state issues, attends local and regional board meetings.
  • Collaborates with the newsroom’s visual and design teams to ensure stories are presented to readers in the best possible way.
  • May need to use video and camera equipment as needed for stories.
  • Contributes to the website by planning online components for stories, writing online stories and composing additional content; may be responsible for blog content.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • 2-4 years of experience preferred, but will consider outstanding recent graduates.
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, mass communication or a related field preferred.
  • AP style experience required.
  • High attention to detail, including name spellings and scores/statistics reporting.
  • Shows initiative and can work independently.
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to listen, interview and take accurate notes and write accurate, clear and concise stories.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Computer skills in word processing and content management systems.
  • Knowledge of AP Style, Freedom of Information Act and libel laws.
  • Knowledge of video and camera equipment and ability to edit photos.
  • Ability to be flexible and work under pressure and deadlines.
  • 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, 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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