Seeking journalist to manage online news community

Wick Communications, Wahpeton, North Dakota

Date Posted April 28, 2021
Industry Digital Media
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time
Salary $30,000 to $35,000
Website http://nabur.org

Description:

Are you a social media-savvy digital journalist ready to help local news innovate?

The Fergus Falls Journal and Wahpeton Daily News, a pair of local newspapers in the heart of the midwest, are looking for a Journalist Product Manager to lead our Google News Initiative-supported platform called NABUR

As a Journalist Product Manager, you will start and moderate discussions on the online discussion platform, write email newsletters to encourage engagement and turn story ideas from the site into well-reported news articles. 

Requirements:
We’re looking for someone who comes ready to break new ground and push our industry forward. Journalism experience is vital. You should be tech-savvy and a whiz with social media. Experience with product development or digital production is a plus.

This role is a true hybrid with feet in the editorial, product management and digital worlds. If your skillset doesn’t exactly match this description or you come from a more traditional print background, that’s OK — we’re looking for folks ready to learn along with us.

Your growth in this role will be supported by one of the best digital audience teams anywhere in local news. You’ll work closely and collaborate with Journalist Product Managers at our four other NABUR sites. 

Background:
The NABUR project is an initiative from Wick Communications, which owns newspapers in 20 markets across a dozen states. We launched this project in April of 2020 and have well-established NABUR sites in Wenatchee, Washington; Green Valley, Arizona; Sierra Vista, Arizona; and Montrose, Colorado. 

The goal of NABUR, or Neighborhood Assisted Bureau Reporting, is to put readers front and center in our news coverage. We want to provide a hyper-local social media platform that's based on facts, not vitriol. 

We prefer this position to be located in the market and relocation assistance is available, although it may begin with remote work depending on the status of the pandemic. 

If this position gets your juices flowing, head to one of our live NABUR sites, nabur.myheraldreview.com, create a free account and see what you think. You can also find more information about the project at nabur.org.

The application deadline is May 20. Applicants can send a resume and cover letter to Digital Director Sean Fitzpatrick at sean.fitzpatrick@wickcommunications.com and Digital Audience Editor Reilly Kneedler at reilly.kneedler@wickcommunications.com.

When applying, mention you saw this opening listed at JournalismJobs.com.