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Managing Editor 

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location The Grand Forks Herald  
City, State Grand Forks, ND  
Close Date 3/6/2021  

The Herald in Grand Forks, N.D., is looking for its next rising star: a managing editor to lead and develop a team of reporters in a fast-paced, digital-first newsroom.

The ideal candidate will be smart, positive and eager to lead a team of talented and energetic reporters. Members of our management team must encourage great ideas, collaboration and innovation. Our next managing editor should be excited about the news, ready to coach reporters and embrace digital storytelling.

The Herald’s managing editor will lead the development of engaging journalism for a targeted audience that may be used in both digital and print formats. The person in this role should be familiar with data and enterprise reporting and digital analytics tools.

The managing editor will work alongside the editor on story planning and development, story assignments, gathering visuals in all mediums and measuring digital goals.

The Herald 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, watchdog journalism.

Grand Forks is a large, vibrant college town with an array of opportunities for professional and personal fun: performing, visual and creative arts, recreation and outdoors activities, sports and a variety of dining and nightlife options. 

Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree in journalism, with one to three years of editing experience preferred. Those without editing experience or who have an equivalent combination of experience and education may be considered. A strong knowledge of AP style, along with excellent grammar and spelling skills is required. Also, candidates must be able to in a fast-paced newsroom, be resourceful and provide ideas that our readers will find interesting and compelling. 

Applicants must possess a reliable vehicle covered with acceptable insurance and a valid driver's license with a record insurable by the company.

The Herald is part of a family-owned company with a large Upper Midwest footprint. We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits package with health, dental and vision insurance, 401(k) and paid time off.

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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