Sports Editor

Fargo, ND
Depends on Experience
Nov 18, 2020
Job Type
Full Time
The Team

The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead is a family owned newspaper and communications company that has been in operation for more than 125 years. We are located in the heart of downtown Fargo and not too far from Minnesota's beautiful lakes country. If you are seeking a career where you can help to grow our company, interact with coworkers and know that your voice and opinion matter, you have come to the right place.

Forum Communications 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.

The Role

We are adding a Sports Editor to our Newsroom Team. In this role, you will be responsible for the overall direction and leadership of the sports department and its news gathering efforts, with a focus on building a loyal, engaged audience on each unique publishing platform. This position will assist in establishing an agile news operation with workflows organized around timely, digital publishing, and drive reader loyalty by focusing on audience needs and interests. Additional duties include:
  • Promote the consistent use of alternative content formats and publishing tools that will help reach new audiences
  • Demonstrate strong journalism values, creativity and agility
  • Create and maintain a healthy workplace that values candid communication, clear expectations, respect, inclusion, and innovation
  • Build newsroom skills and performance expectations around use of new and emerging digital tools
  • Employ journalistic practices that facilitate community conversation and participation
  • Play an active role in the company's growth strategies, working collaboratively with cross-functional teams to achieve common goals

To excel in this role the following requirements are preferred:
  • bachelor's degree in journalism, mass communication or related field
  • newsroom and editing experience, five years of related newspaper experience, and management experience
  • knowledge of supervisory rules and policies, AP Style, the Freedom of Information Act, and open meeting laws
  • strong communication and organizational skills
  • the ability to multi task and excel under deadline pressure in a rapidly changing environment
  • promote teamwork and interdepartmental cooperation
  • demonstrate a commitment to increase online reporting and grow digital audience
  • passionate approach to producing strong community journalism

Must possess a valid driver's license and a driving record that is insurable by the company and carry an acceptable level of vehicle insurance as required by the company.

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, 401(k), company-paid volunteer time, health and wellness initiatives for all employees. Additional perks for full-time positions include comprehensive benefits package, generous paid time off, paid holidays and paid time off for birthday, 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.

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