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Reporter Internship

The Echo Press
Alexandria, MN
Depends on Experience

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* This is a part-time internship opportunity for the Alexandria Echo Press, based in Alexandria, Minnesota.*


This individual will do general news reporting and community coverage for approximately 20 hours per week for five weeks during the summer of 2024.

  • Interested candidates must be an enrolled college or high school student from the greater Alexandria area,
  • Studying in the field of mass communication or another related area in college, or have a journalism/communications interest in high school.
  • Some writing experience at the high school or college level is preferred. Video and photo skills are a plus!

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, 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.

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. FCC currently does not offer employer sponsorship.


Founded before the turn of the century, The Echo Press is the only in-depth news source in Douglas County, which also publishes a total market coverage shopper.

The Echo press is published twice weekly on Wednesday and Friday with a circulation of nearly 10,000. The Lakeland Shopping Guide published each week has a circulation of nearly 27,000. Every year the Echo Press produces several summer publications for residents and vacationers.


The Echo Press continues to be recognized as an award-winning newspaper receiving the NNA Weekly Division Best Newspaper Website in 1998 and 2001 as well as awards for photography, web site design and editorials. The paper has also received awards from the Minnesota Newspaper Association for Best Investigative Reporting and the Herman Roe Award. The newspaper was named best weekly newspaper by MNA in 2002 & 2004.

Alexandria is the county seat of Douglas County with a population of over 11,000, 35,000 when the lakes area is included. Each summer the population triples as the area is considered a prime vacation destination with beaches, many lakes, great fishing and antique shops. Alexandria also boasts one of the top technical colleges in the state.

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