Seeking GA reporter

Bemidji Pioneer, Bemidji, Minnesota

Date PostedMay 22, 2019
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
Job StatusFull-time

The Bemidji Pioneer is hiring a full-time General Assignment Reporter to produce in-depth stories on a variety of topics important to the Pioneer’s coverage area. The reporter will work in various storytelling formats, including print and digital.

Qualified candidates must demonstrate proven journalism skills as a reporter and writer, produce timely and fresh online content, master time management, work efficiently on deadline and possess photography skills. In addition, you should be savvy with multimedia and social media platforms, have a knack for writing on topics and issues of interest to younger readers, and be able to work with the newsroom’s multimedia teams to present stories in the most effective way possible. Experience is preferred but will consider recent college graduates.

The Pioneer is a six-day daily with a circulation of 8,000 and a strong web presence. We feature a 10-person newsroom. The Pioneer is family owned and offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits package with health, dental and vision insurance, 401(k) and paid time off.

Bemidji is located in north-central Minnesota, the first city on the Mississippi River, home to Lake Bemidji. Numerous lakes and rivers are just minutes away, as are several federal forests and state parks. A growing community, Bemidji has a population of just over 14,000 but draws in more than 40,000 people on a daily basis. Bemidji is also near two American Indian reservations, which contribute greatly to the diversity and cultural aspect of the area. Bemidji is one of Minnesota's favorite vacation destinations and we wouldn't want to leave out that it is the "real" home of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox.

Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field. A background in digital media, newspaper and/or magazine writing, along with photo and multimedia skills, is required. Accuracy and the ability to write clean, crisp copy for multiple platforms is a must. A valid driver's license with a record insurable by the company is required.

Qualified candidates should send resume and several writing examples by July 1 to Matt Cory, Editor, at or to 1320 Neilson Avenue SE, Box 455, Bemidji, MN 56619.

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