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Managing Editor 

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location The Bemidji Pioneer  
City, State Bemidji, MN  
Close Date 1/11/2020  

The Bemidji Pioneer is hiring a Managing Editor who will drive and support community conversation and reader loyalty through quality content --- that being produced daily by the local newsroom staff and that being produced at the state and regional level by way of Forum News Service. The Managing Editor is responsible for the direction and management of the local newsroom and news gathering efforts. That includes handling personnel issues, staff scheduling, story planning and timely digital publishing. Other responsibilities include:

  • Direct and manage local news gathering and editorial functions for the newsroom on all relevant publishing platforms.
  • Create and oversee digital publishing workflows that support the company’s audience-first content strategy.
  • Organize and communicate story/ visual plans for the print edition to relevant production teams to ensure a high-quality publication that meets all deadlines.
  • Work with FCC content division leadership to set and maintain policies and best practices for the newsroom.
  • Represent the newspaper/ website in the community; serve as an ambassador for the brand and promote community conversation and engagement through quality content.
  • Responsible for newsroom budget management and ensuring newsroom/ content resources are allocated appropriately.
  • Communicate weekly or as needed with FCC content teams and collaborate regularly on content projects with FCC state and regional teams.
  • Contribute to the overall news product, digital and print, by way of editing and/ or writing.
  • Serve as the building leader for the community and for staff members, taking the lead on communication issues or other business matters that arise.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements:

  • Have a journalism or communications degree, or similar, from a four-year college.
  • Have experience at daily newspapers, or in web-based media.
  • Be able to cover breaking news and work under tight deadlines.
  • Have experience with Google and Adobe software, especially InDesign, Photoshop and Premiere, and be able to use mobile video editing software.
  • Be able to take photographs, shoot video and publish it online in a timely manner.
  • Have strong decision-making, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Be a motivated, self-starter who can generate ideas that change the way we do business.
  • Have a valid driver's license, a driving record that is insurable by the company and a reliable source of transportation.

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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