Breaking News / Public Safety Reporter — Also seeking Intern Reporter

West Central Tribune, Forum Communications Co.

Willmar, Minnesota

Date Posted May 14, 2022
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Local News
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified


The West Central Tribune has an immediate opening for a full-time reporter for breaking news/public safety beat with digital skills to help build our audience with outstanding journalism and great interaction with our readership. We are also seeking a college reporter for a 13-week summer internship on a general assignment beat.

We are seeking team-oriented journalists to join our newsroom team focusing on audience-driven content for news and features. These positions will be responsible for generating breaking news content for digital and print platforms under daily deadlines to serve all readers. Responsible for reporting and writing stories, producing photos and video, developing and contributing to broader reporting projects and utilizing social media sites. These positons will be located in the newsroom of the West Central Tribune, (Twitter @wctrib), based in Willmar, Minnesota. Our media site is the leading news source for west central Minnesota.

We are part of Forum Communications Co., a family-owned communications company with multiple newspapers and other divisions across the upper Midwest. Our company's digital network reaches more than 6 million people monthly. We are an audience-focused, multimedia company delivering content to our network of customers and communities in west-central Minnesota and the upper Midwest. We publish content in multiple platforms, including digital, e-paper, magazine, print, special sections and social media formats. Our organization has completed the Poynter’s Table Stakes project in 2021 for transitioning to sustainable digital publishing and building a culture of performance-driven change.

The Willmar Lakes Area is a growing regional center with a good economy. We are located in Kandiyohi County, part of our seven-county coverage area which is rich in family, educational, outdoor and recreational opportunities. Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, resume and appropriate writing sample PDFs and/or portfolio links of your top reporting and writing via our online application portal.

Our application deadline is 06/15/2022. To apply or get more information: Breaking News /  Public Safety Reporter or Reporter Intern.

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