Breaking News Reporter

Forum Communications Company, Fargo, North Dakota

Date PostedJuly 10, 2018
IndustryDigital Media
Job StatusFull-time

The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead is hiring a full-time Breaking News Reporter. This position is responsible for producing engaging content for a targeted audience that may be used in both digital and print production. Other responsibilities include:

  • Serves as both a sounding board and resource to other members of a team to develop the most creative and appealing content for our audience.
  • Constantly moves from one story to the next and uses digital tools and analytics to produce the best work for our audience.
  • Writes stories based on digital analytics that are delivered to a targeted digital audience.
  • Incorporates multimedia aspects such as video, audio, and photography in all stories.
  • Develops own ideas into relevant, well-written news and feature stories.
  • Meets regularly with team to discuss story ideas and content development.
  • Brainstorms digital storytelling formats and executes the technological components required.
  • Adheres to deadlines that will ensure content is ready for both digital and print publication.
  • Peer edits stories from other members of the team.
  • Writes audience-focused headlines.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, mass communications or related field.
  • Newsroom and editing experience preferred.
  • Five years experience in a newsroom setting or equivalent combination although exceptional recent graduates will be considered.
  • Accuracy and ability to write clean, crisp copy in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment.
  • Basic knowledge of video and photo editing.
  • Knowledge of AP style, the Freedom of Information Act and libel laws.
  • Strong organizational, time management and communication skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills to include computers.
  • Ability to be flexible and work under pressure and deadlines.
  • Ability to effectively present information to employees, management and/or groups.
  • Ability to promote teamwork and interdepartmental cooperation and motivate others.
  • Work hours may include weekends and holidays.
  • Must possess a reliable vehicle covered with acceptable insurance.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license with a driving record that is insurable by the company.

Forum Communications Company is a multimedia news company with locations across ND, SD, MN and WI. We have over 1,400 employees that work towards a common goal, delivering quality products and information to our clients and viewers. We publish both print and online versions of our newspapers. We develop websites and apps. We own and operate television and radio stations and offer agency services and sales solutions.



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