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Title

Reporter, Sports 

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Rochester Post Bulletin  
City, State Rochester, MN  
Close Date 11/19/2019  
Description

The Rochester Post Bulletin is seeking a full-time Sports Reporter to join their award winning newsroom. The position will be responsible for collecting ideas, gathering facts, analyzing and reviewing data and ideas in order to produce content on multiple platforms. Additional responsibilities include:

  • Receiving assignments and develops own ideas into relevant news content.
  • Gathering, verifying and providing information for stories through interviews, observations and research.
  • Organizing material, determines focus and writes stories according to editorial style and format standards, for multiple platforms.
  • Building rapport and stays attuned to local, regional and state issues, attends local and regional board meetings.
  • Collaborating with the newsroom’s visual and design teams to ensure stories are presented to readers in the best possible way.
  • May be responsible for editing of stories.
  • Incorporating multimedia aspects such as video, audio, and photography in all stories.
  • Contributing to the website by planning online components for stories, writing online stories and composing additional content; may be responsible for blog content.
  • Maintaining regular and punctual attendance.
  • Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, mass communication or a related field.
  • Professional experience writing, AP style preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to listen, interview and take accurate notes and write accurate, clear and concise stories.
  • Strong organizational skills and detail oriented.
  • Computer skills in word processing and content management systems.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and emotional situations, maintain confidentiality, balance demands, set priorities and manage multiple issues/projects at a time.
  • 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.
  • Ability to effectively present information to employees, management and/or groups.
  • Ability to promote teamwork, interdepartmental cooperation and motivate others.
 
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, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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