Digital News Producer / Coordinator

Forum Communications Company, Fargo, North Dakota

Date PostedJuly 10, 2018
IndustryDigital Media
Job StatusFull-time

Forum Communications Company is hiring a fulltime Digital News Producer/Coordinator. This position is responsible for coordinating and editing broadcast scripts and other non-newspaper content (ie, blogs, radio podcasts) for a digital subscriber audience, while finding new opportunities to maximize video presentation online. This person will work in conjunction with assignment editors, reporters and web teams in the newsrooms of WDAY/WDAZ-TV, The Forum and Grand Forks Herald to prepare and distribute content for our digital audiences. This person would serve as a point person for joint story coverage and promote digital initiatives in the newsrooms. Other responsibilities include:

  • Edit and rewrite daily content for a digital audience.
  • Distribute and share content to the appropriate sites and in style-specific formats, on deadline.
  • Work with print and broadcast newsrooms to coordinate communication and joint story coverage, including breaking news.
  • Upload content to TV and newspaper websites using a common content management system.

Position Requirements:

  • Must have a journalism degree, or similar, from a four-year college and/ or the equivalent newsroom experience in a writing, editing or digital producer capacity.
  • Must be able to edit copy under tight deadlines and follow prescribed style
  • Demonstrate a commitment to increase online reporting and grow digital audience.
  • Basic video editing knowledge
  • Must be able to work evenings initially, and occasionally weekends and holidays.
  • Must be a motivated, self-starter with strong organizational skills and an eye for details.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Follow best practices and ethics of responsible journalism.
  • Highly motivated and able to work both independently and with other staff.
  • Able to multitask and excel under intense deadline pressure in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and a driving record that is insurable by the company.
  • Must carry an acceptable level of vehicle insurance as required 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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