Community Issues Reporter

Location
Grand Forks, North Dakota (US)
Salary
Depends on experience.
Posted
Jan 02, 2019
Job Type
Long-Term
Hours
Full Time

The Grand Forks Herald is hiring a full-time Reporter to focus on issues important to our community. This position will produces in-depth stories about issues such as population, education, housing, health care, poverty and new Americans. Other duties include:

  • Responsible for producing engaging content for a targeted audience that may be used in both digital and print production.
  • Will focus on people-driven narratives, weaving in context and research---we want to resonate with and reflect our readers.
  • Incorporates multimedia aspects such as video, audio and photography in all stories.
  • Brainstorms digital storytelling formats and executes the technological components required.
  • Will rely often on data reporting to tell stories and show trends.
  • Must be flexible and have the ability to move from one story to the next, tweak the website and work with digital analytics tools.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education in journalism and experience in a professional newsroom is preferred. Exceptional recent graduates will be considered.
  • Strong organizational, time management and people skills are essential.
  • Flexibility is required. Ability to write with confidence on multiple topics.
  • Ability to work on deadline, handle sensitive and emotional situations, balance competing demands, set priorities and juggle several issues at once.
  • Photography skills a plus.
  • Ability to shoot video or willingness to learn
  • Accuracy and ability to write clean, crisp copy in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license with a driving record that is insurable by the company.
  • Work hours include occasional nights, weekends and holidays.