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Audience Engagement Specialist 

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Forum Communications Company  
City, State Fargo, ND  
Close Date 6/20/2020  

The Team

Forum Communications Company is a family owned newspaper and media company that has been in operation for more than 125 years. We are located in the heart of downtown Fargo and not too far from Minnesota’s beautiful lakes country. If you are seeking a career where you can help to grow our company, interact with coworkers and know that your voice and opinion matter, you have come to the right place.

The Role

The Audience Engagement Specialist will collaborate with Forum Communications Company's newsrooms and marketing team to grow our digital audiences, increase online reader engagement and drive memberships/subscriptions to our websites. This position also plays an active role in optimizing content and digital presentation for all of our sites, as well as analyzing data around site traffic, SEO, user trends and social engagement. Shifts for this position will include weekend coverage, with flexibility around 8 hours per shift (5 days per week) or 10 hours per shift (4 days per week).

Ideal candidate

An ideal candidate is a natural collaborator with a broad understanding of internet culture and digital publishing and distribution. Experience with content management systems, social media strategy, and the ability to work quickly and efficiently is crucial. Must be able to work weekends and holidays. 


  • Curate top-performing stories, photos and videos from across the company’s multi-state news network to present in an engaging and user-friendly digital format.
  • Collect and analyze data to identify trends as well as new content/ storytelling opportunities.
  • Communicate analysis and insight in an easy-to-understand format to key content and marketing stakeholders.
  • Identify and execute opportunities to optimize content for online search results and social media performance.
  • Share and promote FCC content through various social media channels and digital platforms.
  • Work with the company's digital marketing team to help grow online audience and increase the value of digital memberships.
  • Rewrite headlines and conduct performance testing to ensure our content is reaching the intended audience.
  • Collaborate on the creation and execution of strategic digital publishing plans for niche content.
  • Assist in updating websites with breaking news and daily updates.
  • Embrace a creative, collaborative approach with other team members and other FCC departments and locations; be a social ambassador of the FCC news brands.
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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