Multi-Media Reporter

Perham, Minnesota
Depends on experience
Oct 08, 2018
Job Type
Full Time

The Perham Focus in Perham, MN and the Wadena Pioneer Journal in Wadena, MN are looking for a full-time motivated Multi-Media Reporter to join our team. The desire to be part of a community newspaper, feature writing experience, the ability to shoot engaging photographs and strong organizational skills are preferred. These newspapers serve the communities with award-winning coverage, a strong online presence and top-quality targeted magazines. This position could be based in either the Perham or Wadena office and includes a healthy benefit package including PTO, paid holidays, medical, 401k and more!

Responsibilities include:

  • Coverage of a variety of issues and events and people in the communities the newspapers serve.
  • Coverage of breaking news, including crimes, accidents and natural disasters. Must be able to independently cover breaking news, write the story immediately and get it online.
  • Taking photos that are of print quality to accompany stories, as well as shooting video to attach to the story online.
  • Writing stories as assigned for special sections; as well as general assignment stories as assigned.
  • Generating and pursuing story ideas from around the communities.
  • Regularly cover evening and weekend events/meetings.
  • Post to and update the newspapers’ websites.
  • Rewrite and edit press releases.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • College education in mass communications/journalism preferred.
  • Excellent grammar, spelling and typing skills.
  • Ability to work well with others under pressure and deadlines.
  • Photography skills required and some experience with videography preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to listen, interview and take accurate notes and write accurate, clear and concise stories in a fast-paced, deadline oriented environment.
  • Strong organizational skills, detail oriented and the ability to work well with others.
  • Prompt and reliable attendance.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and a driving record that is insurable by the Company.
  • Must have a reliable vehicle with an acceptable level of insurance.