Seeking top-notch reporter

Owatonna People's Press, Owatonna, Minnesota

Date PostedJune 01, 2018
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
SpecialtyLocal News
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNegotiable
Websitehttp://www.owatonna.com
Description:

The Owatonna People’s Press is looking for a top-notch reporter. We won’t settle for the ordinary. We need a reporter who’s equally comfortable covering hard news, doing investigative reporting and crafting compelling features as well as knowing the ins and outs of social media.

The People’s Press is a 6,000 circulation, award-winning five-day daily an hour south of the Twin Cities in Minnesota.

The successful applicant will have insatiable curiosity, an excellent grasp of open records/meeting law and a demonstrated knowledge of how multimedia enhances reporting. Reporters who thrive on reactive, institutional stories need not apply.

Other requirements include:

  • Four-year post-secondary degree in related field, or comparable practical experience in a work environment.
  • Experience using a wide degree of social media tools, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and SnapChat.
  • Technical competence with Word and Web-based content management.

The Owatonna People’s Press is part of APG Media of Southern Minnesota, LLC, a division of family-owned Adams Publishing Group. APG Media of Southern Minnesota operates a regional cluster of 14 publications 11 community websites, shopping guides, magazines including a regional entertainment magazine, a digital agency and commercial printing facility in southern Minnesota. Its newspapers are aggressive, watchdog-oriented papers with newsrooms full of talent. Adams Publishing Group also owns newspapers in northern Minnesota, Wisconsin, Ohio and Maryland as well as other media and non-media operations.

Owatonna is driving distance from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, Rochester and the Mayo Clinic, Mall of America, eight state parks and more than 100 recreational lakes and other top attractions. Benefits include health care, dental, life and long-term disability insurance, a flexible spending plan, vacation and 401k.

Send your resume and no more than five of your best clips to Jeffrey Jackson, Managing Editor, Owatonna People’s Press, 135 W. Pearl St., Owatonna, MN 55060. Email it jjackson@owatonna.com. No phone calls, please. The People’s Press is an equal opportunity employer.


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