Community Engagement Editor

The Rochester Post Bulletin, Rochester, Minnesota

Date Posted February 22, 2021
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified
Website http://www.forumcomm.com

Description:

Do you value diverse viewpoints and elevated debate? Do you want to have a prominent public role in generating real discussion on the biggest and most meaningful issues in a vibrant and growing community? 

The Post Bulletin Community Engagement Editor will be an audience-facing, well-connected thought leader in Rochester and surrounding counties southeastern Minnesota. In another time, this position would have been called Opinion Editor. We are taking a new approach. We want to reach out to spark lively and meaningful discussions on our pages, involving a wide variety of voices. This is a position that can make a difference, especially in these times. 

Working closely with our Editor, the Community Engagement Editor will help lead public forums (physical or virtual), engage with our audience through social media, and of course edit our daily opinion pages. You will bring the relevant journalism skills (writing, editing and editorial judgment) and be comfortable meeting new people and speaking before a crowd. We feel that vibrant opinion and commentary content is a key element within our wider goal to engage readers and deepen subscriber interest and loyalty. We’re committed to this position, and we want a star to fill it. 

Rochester is in southeastern Minnesota, about an hour south of the Twin Cities metropolitan area and about an hour from the Wisconsin and Iowa borders. Rochester is home to Mayo Clinic and vibrant biomedical and tech sector industries. Hormel Foods and the Hormel Institute, in Austin, are also in our coverage area. 

Forum Communications, the Post Bulletin’s corporate parent, is constantly evolving and aims to develop new concepts and approaches to reflect readers' interests and habits. We believe in telling great stories that reflect our communities and readers, blending writing skill with compelling visuals to bring those stories to life. We aim to tell the stories our readers need and want to know. We aim to be creative, develop great content and value accurate journalism.

Candidates must be able to multitask in a fast-paced newsroom, be resourceful and provide ideas that readers will find interesting and compelling. 

Responsibilities of this position include: 

To excel in this role, the following requirements are essential:

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