Sports Editor

Willmar, MN
Depends on Experience
Aug 20, 2019
Job Type
Full Time
The West Central Tribune in Willmar, Minnesota, is seeking a full-time Sports Editor. This position is responsible for managing and directing the day-to-day activities of The West Central Tribune's sports staff.

Primary duties include:
  • Directs all activities and employees within the sports department for digital and print platforms.
  • Supervises employees, establishes schedules, conducts performance reviews, interviews, hires and provides training.
  • Writes or assigns staff members to write articles and reports in AP style for print and digital.
  • Meets regularly with editor to assist in planning and long-range goals.
  • Ensures utilization of all news sources, such as press releases, telephone contacts, radio, television, wire services and other reporters.
  • May be responsible for overseeing and writing blogs or columns.
  • Recommends budget needs and capital expenditures.
  • Represents newsroom at community activities and at professional newspaper meetings.

Position Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in Journalism or Mass Communications from a four-year college or university.
  • Two or more years of related newspaper experience.
  • Some management experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of human resource/supervisory rules and policies.
  • Knowledge of AP style, the Freedom of Information Act and libel laws.
  • Ability to be flexible and work under pressure and deadlines.
  • Ability to effectively present information to employees, management and/or groups.
  • Ability to promote teamwork, interdepartmental cooperation, and to motivate others.
  • 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.
  • Personnel management and design and presentation of newspaper pages.
  • Requires superior organization skills.

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, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

This position is currently accepting applications.