Reporter-Multi-Media Journalist

Fargo, ND
Depends on Experience
Jan 08, 2021
Job Type
Full Time
WDAY, the number #1 station in Fargo, North Dakota is looking for a Reporter/Multi-Media Journalist to join our team and work in our multi-platform newsroom.

As a Reporter/MMJ, you will be responsible for writing stories for TV, social media, radio and our newspaper. You will shoot, edit, and conduct interviews. The successful candidate will have exceptional writing, communication and organizational skills. A college degree in journalism or a related field is required. The successful candidate must be organized and work well under pressure. You must also have a valid driver's license with a driving record that is insurable by the company, and a reliable vehicle with an acceptable level of insurance coverage.

WDAY is an award-winning station. In the last four years, WDAY has won six Emmys and two national Edward R. Murrow awards. We are a locally owned and operated station that covers eastern North Dakota and western Minnesota. We produce over 30 hours of local news each week and have a staff of 40 journalists working in our news, weather and sports departments. Our recently remodeled newsroom includes spacious new work stations, a makeup room with individualized spaces for personal supplies, meeting spaces and a hangout area complete with couches and televisions. Here is what WDAY can do for you:
  1. We offer opportunities to grow – we like to promote from with-in.
  2. We will invest in you with ongoing training and individual coaching sessions with our consultant team from Magid
  3. We offer a good work environment with veteran staff to help you grow and advance.
  4. We have an on-site gym for you to use that is accessible 24-hours a day.
  5. You will qualify for a monthly cell phone reimbursement allowance of up to $40.

Our former employees have used their experience at WDAY to obtain jobs in much larger markets. We currently have WDAY trained journalist working in Detroit, Michigan; Phoenix, Arizona; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Grand Rapids, Michigan; Tampa Bay, Florida; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio.

A little about the Fargo/Moorhead area: Fargo is the largest city in North Dakota and borders Moorhead, Minnesota. The metro population is over 240,000. Fargo has a vibrant downtown with activities geared towards young professionals like yourself. The communities have plenty of options for shopping – from local specialty shops to major retailers.

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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