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Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location The Jamestown Sun  
City, State Jamestown, ND  
Close Date 4/11/2020  

The Team

The Jamestown Sun is one of North Dakota's top small daily award-winning newspapers in a family-owned corporation that places a high value on strong local coverage and content. We are located in south-central North Dakota. Jamestown, as a larger rural community, provides recreational opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy hunting, fishing, camping and water sports. This small community atmosphere provides excellent schools, a private liberal arts college and is within driving distance to several metropolitan areas.

The Role

The Jamestown Sun has an immediate opening for a full-time news reporter. We are looking for a self-starter reporter who has a desire to be part of a community newspaper to produce strong news, features and enterprise stories.

This position's main areas of focus include the following:

  • Receive assignments and develop own ideas into relevant news content.
  • Gather, verify, and provide information for stories through interviews, observations and research.
  • Organize material, determine focus and write stories according to editorial style and format standards, for multiple platforms.
  • Build rapport and stays attuned to local, regional and state issues, attends local and regional board meetings.
  • Collaborate 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.
  • Incorporate multimedia aspects such as video, audio, and photography in all stories.
  • Contribute to the website by planning online components for stories, writing online stories and composing additional content; may be responsible for blog content.

The ideal candidate should possess a Bachelor of Arts in journalism or mass communications or equivalent work experience; be able to write, take photos and shoot video under deadline; have strong knowledge of AP style; have strong communication, organizational and interpersonal skills; and social media platform experience. Must also possess a reliable vehicle covered with acceptable insurance and have a valid driver’s license with a driving record that is insurable by the company.

Please include a brief cover letter, five of your most current, relevant writing samples, and resume including references.


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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