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Multimedia Business Reporter 

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead  
City, State Fargo, ND  
Close Date 11/30/2020  

The Team

The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead is a family owned newspaper and communications 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.

Forum Communications is constantly evolving and aims to develop new concepts and approaches to reflect readers' interests and habits. We believe in telling great stories that reflect our communities and readers, blending writing skill with compelling visuals to bring those stories to life. We aim to tell the stories our readers need and want to know. We aim to be creative, develop great content and value accurate journalism.

The Role

We are adding a Business Reporter to our newsroom team. The ideal candidate will be positive and eager to produce multimedia work on a range of topics, such as retail, small business, workplace, restaurants and bars, and community news as assigned. The right candidate will embrace creative multimedia storytelling and will be eager to produce engaging news, features and enterprise work for a digital audience. In this role, you will write and produce creative, unique digital content, videos, and photos. Collaborating with our audience engagement team to gain insight into website and story metrics will help to determine new and engaging ways to present content online. You will work with a team of producers to gain online audience as well as embrace a creative, collaborative approach with other team members to produce engaging news, features and enterprise work.

Experience writing for a newspaper, website, magazine or similar publication is ideal, in addition to experience using digital analytics tools such as Chartbeat, CrowdTangle and Google Analytics. Basic knowledge of video and photo editing is required. A journalism or communications degree is helpful, though equivalent experience will be considered. The ability to multi task in a fast-paced newsroom, be resourceful and provide ideas that readers will find interesting and compelling is crucial. Excellent communication skills and knowledge of AP Style is essential.

Applicants must possess a reliable vehicle covered with acceptable insurance and a valid driver's license with a record insurable 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, 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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