The Minot Daily News, the newspaper of choice in North
Central North Dakota for over 125 years, is seeking an editor to
transform and lead our newspaper into the future. The right candidate
will direct and oversee news and sports coverage in the greater Minot
region, with a strong focus on local content, agriculture, the area's
deep & rich Scandinavian heritage and prep sports.
Minot is a growing city that sits amidst the biggest story in
North Dakota, the Bakken Oil Shale – also one of the nation's biggest
story. Our next editor will lead coverage of how work in the Bakken is
not only reshaping North Dakota through population growth and the
billions of dollars in new revenue into the region/state, but also the
impact on the nation's energy policy. Minot Air Force Base, and military
life in general is a strong focus as it adds a unique and diverse quality
of life for our region with personnel from all over the world and is the
only dual-wing nuclear capable base in the entire Air Force. Minot State
University, North Dakota's 3rd largest university plays an important role
as does the North Dakota State Fair and Norsk Hostefest, North
America's largest Scandinavian Festival. Together, all make Minot a
city of action.
Our newspaper's commitment also covers the region's small
towns and rural communities, along with solid, consistent, dependable
coverage of Minot municipal government and affairs within Ward
County. Along with directing news coverage, the editor will be
responsible for writing local editorials, collaborating on new
projects/products, as well as staying on top of emerging technologies
to further expand our digital product. The next editor must be a coach,
mentor and teacher of our newsroom staff and be active in the
community and advocate community engagement with our products.
Previous newsroom management is required and we are
seeking someone who has a deep love and passion for North Dakota.
Minot is family friendly with new school development and great city
parks. If you want to work hard, have fun and be a part of something
truly exciting, this job is for you!
If interested please forward your cover letter and resume to:
Minot Daily News
Attention: Steven K. McLister, Publisher
PO Box 1150
Minot, ND 58702