Multi-Media Reporter

Perham Focus, Perham, Minnesota

Date PostedOctober 12, 2018
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
SpecialtyGeneral Assignment
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified
Websitehttp://www.perhamfocus.com/
Description:

The Perham Focus in Perham, MN is  looking for a full-time motivated Multi-Media News Reporter to join our team. The desire to be part of a community newspaper, feature writing experience, the ability to shoot engaging photographs and video and strong organizational skills are preferred. The Focus serves the community with award-winning coverage, a strong online presence and top-quality targeted magazines. This position includes a healthy benefit package including PTO, paid holidays, medical, 401k and more!

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Coverage of a variety of issues and events and people in the communities the newspapers serve.

  • Coverage of breaking news, including crimes, accidents and natural disasters. Must be able to independently cover breaking news, write the story immediately and get it online.

  • Taking photos that are of print quality to accompany stories, as well as shooting video to attach to the story online.

  • Writing stories as assigned for special sections; as well as general assignment stories as assigned.

  • Generating and pursuing story ideas from around the communities.

  • Regularly cover evening and weekend events/meetings.

  • Post to and update the newspapers’ websites.

  • Rewrite and edit press releases.

Qualifications include:

  • College education in mass communications/journalism preferred.

  • Excellent grammar, spelling and typing skills.

  • Ability to work well with others under pressure and deadlines.

  • Photography skills required and some experience with videography preferred.

  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to listen, interview and take accurate notes and write accurate, clear and concise stories in a fast-paced, deadline oriented environment.

  • Strong organizational skills, detail oriented and the ability to work well with others.

  • Must have a valid driver’s license and a driving record that is insurable by the Company.

 

For more information, contact Publisher Jason Miller at jmiller@perhamfocus.com or (218) 346-5900. If you’re ready to apply, go to  www.forumcomm.com/careers

 

Deadline:  Friday, Nov. 2, 2018

 


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