Outdoors Reporter

Duluth, Minnesota
Depends on experience.
Mar 08, 2018
Job Type
Full Time

The Duluth News Tribune is hiring a full-time Outdoors Reporter. Primary responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for collecting ideas, gathering facts, analyzing and reviewing data and ideas in order to produce content on multiple platforms. 
  • Receives assignments and develops own ideas into relevant news content.
  • Gathers verifies and provides information for stories through interviews, observations and research.
  • Organizes material, determines focus and writes stories according to editorial style and format standards, for multiple platforms.
  • Builds rapport and stays attuned to local, regional and state issues, attends local and regional board meetings.
  • Collaborates with the newsrooms visual and design teams to ensure stories are presented to readers in the best possible way.
  • May be responsible for editing of stories.
  • May need to use video and camera equipment as needed for stories.
  • Contributes to the website by planning online components for stories, writing online stories and composing additional content; may be responsible for blog content.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, mass communication or a related field.
  • Professional experience writing, AP style preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to listen, interview and take accurate notes and write accurate, clear and concise stories.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Computer skills in word processing and content management systems. 
  • Ability to handle sensitive and emotional situations, maintain confidentiality, balance demands, set priorities and manage multiple issues/projects at a time.
  • Knowledge of Freedom of Information Act and libel laws.
  • Know how to use video and camera equipment and edit photos. 
  • Editing of content.
  • 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.