Willmar, MN
Depends on Experience
Aug 06, 2019
Job Type
Full Time
The West Central Tribune is seeking a full-time reporter with digital skills to help build our audience with outstanding journalism and great interaction with our readership. This position will be responsible for generating news content for digital-first and print platforms under daily deadlines to serve all readers. Responsible for producing video, developing and contributing to broader reporting projects, utilizing social media sites and contributing to multimedia content. This position will be located in the newsroom of the West Central Tribune, a member of Forum Communications Co..

Responsibilities include:
  • Research, report and write compelling journalism to grow all audience platforms by informing and engaging readers.
  • Receives assignments and develops own ideas into relevant news and information content.
  • Covers breaking news with urgency and accuracy with the goal of digital first, including multimedia segments.
  • Follows prescribed editorial style and format standards, for multiple platforms.
  • Comfort and fluency with digital tools, from audio to video.
  • Collaborates with the editor and design teams to to present content in best presentation to all readers.
  • Contributes to relevant social media accounts.
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned.

Position Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, mass communication or a related field.
  • Professional experience writing, AP style preferred.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license and a driving record that is insurable by the company.
  • Must carry an acceptable level of vehicle insurance as required by the company.
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to listen, interview and take accurate notes and write accurate, clear and concise stories on deadline and under pressure in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Detail oriented with strong organizational skills with the ability to multitask.
  • Competency in word processing and content management systems.
  • Knowledge of Freedom of Information Act, Open Meeting Law and libel laws.
  • Follow best practices and ethics of responsible journalism.

To be considered for this position please upload resume and appropriate work samples when applying.

About the Organization
At Forum Communications Company, our legacy is deeply rooted in harnessing the power of communication to connect and inform people in the communities we serve. Since 1917, everything we do is driven by creating and sharing information, ideas and insights.

Today, we're a leading media and technology company that's home to a family of people whose passion and purpose is fueled by collaboration and innovation We believe in supporting each other, working hard towards common goals and having fun.

Come for the perks:

Excellent employee culture, competitive pay, comprehensive benefits package, generous paid time off, paid holidays and paid time off for birthday, 401(k), company-paid volunteer time, health and wellness initiatives, paid parental and pregnancy disability leave for qualifying employees.

Stay for the people:

Family-owned and operated since 1917, development and growth opportunities, inclusive, creative culture, safe working environment, employees of all ages and backgrounds, positive collaboration.

EOE Statement
We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

This position is currently accepting applications.