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Company: Perham Focus Newspaper
Position:
Seeking Dedicated Reporter
Location:
Minnesota
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
September 3, 2013
Job ID: 1471516

Description:

The great outdoors await you in Perham, Minnesota!  If you’ve always dreamed of being a writer in a beautiful year-round resort community, this is the opportunity you've been waiting for.

 The Perham Focus newspaper (www.perhamfocus.com), is a weekly newspaper which is a part of Forum Communications Company.  The Company owns newspapers in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.  Its multiple properties contribute to the success of its online network which has a readership of around two million people each month. 

 This position offers the right candidate the opportunity to be a journalist in a growing community which is surrounded by lakes, golf courses and fabulous shopping.  There is also plenty of opportunity for advancement within the company.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

·         Writing articles as assigned for the weekly newspaper and website, as well as special sections. Also, developing your own unique story ideas.

·         Building a rapport with news sources and community members to develop stories.

·         Taking photographs to accompany stories, and to capture various community events.

·         Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE:

·         Bachelor's degree in journalism or related field; or at least one year of reporting or other applicable writing experience.

·         Excellent communication skills.

·         Detail oriented.

·         Able to work both independently and as part of a team.

·         Must have a valid driver's license with a driving record that is insurable by the company.

·         Willing to work some evenings and weekends.

·         Must be willing to relocate to Perham, Minnesota area

Send your resume, cover letter and writing samples by August 9th to: Perham Focus Editor, Marie Nitke, 222 Second Ave. SE, Perham, MN 56573; or preferably via email, to editor@perhamfocus.com. With questions, call 218-346-5900.

The Perham Focus is a part of Forum Communications Company.  Go to www.forumcomm.com for more information.

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