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Executive Director - NDNA, Bismarck

The North Dakota Newspaper Association (NDNA) seeks an EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR. NDNA represents 85 member newspapers and the public in legislative affairs -- protecting the public's right-to-know through open public meetings and open public records. NDNA also works to secure and process advertising for its members; offers a service of distributing news releases, and provides a service to clip news stories for organizations and individuals. NDNA is governed by an eight-member Board of Directors elected by member newspapers. A structure of committees, whose members are volunteers, make recommendations to the Board of Directors. As the chief executive officer for our state association, the Executive Director will lead and direct the operational and financial performance of the association. The individual is also responsible for member contact and development, legislative/lobbying work, management of newspaper content sharing and advertising placement programs, personnel management for a staff of 5, and working with the board of directors and its member committees. This position requires an individual with consistent and effective communication and organizational skills. The Executive Director is expected to travel across the state (approximately 10% of the time) to develop relationships with member newspapers, as well as lead regional meetings. Position Description/Duties: 1. Prepare the annual budget and submit to the board of directors for their approval. Approve and direct purchases and expenditures within the limits of the board-approved budget. Provide information to the board regarding purchases and expenditures. 2. Hire, fire, evaluate and supervise all staff. Hiring of legal counsel and accounting/auditing firm will be made with the board approval. Direct staff in their assignments and duties. 3. Coordinate or supervise planning of all meetings, workshops and convention on behalf of the association. 4. Prepare the agenda for all board and committee meetings (with the assistance of the president or chairman). Attend all meetings, acting as secretary when necessary, and see that the board’s or committee’s agendas are accomplished between meetings. 5. Provide the board with adequate information to help them reach sound decisions and establish policies. Supervise the implementation of all board policies. Report regularly to the board about progress toward organizational objectives, financial status of the organization and other issues of concern to the board. 6. Represent the organization as the chief executive officer in dealings with other organizations, legislators, individuals and general public. 7. Develop short range (one year) goals for the organization. Work with the board to prepare a long range plan for the organization. NDNA offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Application deadline is July 15, 2022. Send letter, resume and salary requirements to: NDNA Search Committee, 1435 Interstate Loop, Bismarck, ND 58503-05671, or email director@ndna.com.

Editor - Beulah

Central NorDak Publishing seeks a Managing Editor to cover and oversee multiple locations in Central North Dakota. The ideal candidate will have strong leadership skills and excel in writing news, feature, and sports stories, along with editing and proofing copy and planning coverage for the week. The right candidate will also be capable of taking great photos. Most of all, the ideal candidate will have a passion for telling stories that engage and educate readers. This position offers an opportunity to become part of a growing newspaper group throughout North & South Dakota. Requirements: Strong knowledge of AP style and grammar, previous experience as a newspaper reporter, experience working with InDesign, ability to shoot photographs, must have a valid driver’s license, insurance and dependable transportation. The position will be based out of Beulah, N.D., a welcoming community with a lot of local activity. To apply, email your cover letter, resume, clips and three professional references to kelsey@nordaknorth.com.

Editor - Casselton

A challenging and rewarding position for someone looking to play a big role in an award-winning publication. The Cass County Reporter is looking for a skilled and determined individual ready to take on the position of Editor in Casselton, North Dakota. Paper content ranges from personal features, meeting coverage, local events, sports and more, with something new to cover each week. Duties include covering events, writing content, taking photos, general editing, customer contact and overseeing design of the final paper each week. This local paper has maintained a steady circulation and a loyal readership and is looking for an editor to continue that legacy. The Cass County Reporter has successfully become the oldest continuous weekly newspaper in North Dakota serving rural Cass County since 1880. Benefits include 401K, health insurance, paid mileage for travel, free admission to events and more. Vision, dental and other pretax benefits are also available. Requirements:Strong knowledge of AP style and grammar, previous experience as a newspaper reporter, experience working with InDesign, ability to shoot photographs. Must have a valid driver’s license, insurance and dependable transportation. To apply, email your cover letter, resume, clips and three professional references to kelsey@nordaknorth.com.

Editor - Washburn

NorDak North Publications seeks a full-time Editor in Washburn, N.D. The ideal candidate will have strong communication skills and excel in writing news, feature, and sports stories, along with editing and proofing copy and planning coverage for the week. The right candidate will also be willing to become part of the local community. Most of all, the ideal candidate will have a passion for telling stories that engage and educate readers. This position offers an opportunity to become part of a growing newspaper group throughout North & South Dakota. Requirements: Strong knowledge of AP style and grammar, previous experience as a newspaper reporter, experience working with InDesign, ability to shoot photographs, must have a valid driver’s license, insurance and dependable transportation. The position will be based out of Washburn, N.D., a welcoming community 40 miles north of the state capital. To apply, email your cover letter, resume, clips and three professional references to kelsey@nordaknorth.com.

FT Energy & Environmental Reporter - Bismarck & Bakken oil fields

The Bismarck Tribune, the newspaper in the capital city of North Dakota, is seeking a full-time reporter to cover energy and the environment. The successful candidate will cover developments in the Bakken oil fields, which make North Dakota one of the nation’s top oil-producing states. The beat also includes coverage of coal, with North Dakota home to the single-largest deposit of lignite in the world. North Dakota also is a leading state for wind energy development. State leaders have embraced carbon capture and sequestration technology, with numerous projects in the works to capture emissions from industrial facilities and bury them in rocks deep underground. We’re looking for an experienced reporter to cover the energy industry, as well as environmental impacts of development. Bismarck is the center of energy regulation and centrally located to coal country and the Bakken oil patch. North Dakota has been at the center of many national energy stories, including the Dakota Access protests, an oil refinery planned near Theodore Roosevelt National Park and record volumes of natural gas flaring. We prefer at least five years of reporting experience, with multimedia skills a plus. The newsroom emphasizes professional development opportunities to help reporters grow. The Tribune is a member of Lee Enterprises and offers a full benefits package including medical, dental, a generous paid time off program and a 401k plan. To apply, go to www.bismarcktribune.com/workhere

Night Reporter - Fargo

The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead is seeking a night reporter to join the largest daily newspaper in North Dakota. We are looking for a driven reporter who is eager to keep readers informed on breaking news, local meetings and ongoing community issues. The Night Editor covers breaking news stories and evening meetings, as well as developments in ongoing stories from day shift reporters. They generate their own ideas for daily and long-term stories that take readers beyond the competition's reporting. They also collaborate with WDAY TV partners to ensure coverage of evening and late-night happenings. 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. We are family-owned and operated since 1917, development and growth opportunities, inclusive, creative culture, safe working environment, employees of all ages and backgrounds, positive collaboration. Apply online: www.forumcomm.com/careers

Local government and education reporter - Bismarck

The Bismarck Tribune, the newspaper in the capital city of North Dakota, is seeking a full-time reporter to cover local government and education in Bismarck and its sister city, Mandan. The successful candidate will also cover a variety of general assignment stories and contribute to weekend centerpieces and special projects. The Tribune is looking for someone who will find the story behind the story; someone who doesn’t wait for a press conference to get the news. We’re looking for a reporter who will dig deeper than meeting coverage and develop sources to stay ahead of developing stories. We’d prefer someone with at least two years of reporting experience but will consider recent college graduates with strong internships. The newsroom emphasizes professional development opportunities to help reporters grow. The Tribune is a member of Lee Enterprises and offers a full benefits package including medical, dental, a generous paid time off program and a 401k plan. To apply, go to www.bismarcktribune.com/workhere

FT Sports & General Assignment Reporter- Devils Lake

The Devils Lake Journal in Devils Lake, North Dakota is seeking a highly motivated full-time sports and general assignment reporter to join our team. We are looking for a reporter who is passionate about community journalism, with a reader-focused mindset. Our reporters shoot their own photos and video, engage audience members on social media, mine social media for story ideas and sources and use the right tools and platforms to reach key audience groups. We sometimes speak to community groups or moderate panels to promote our brand and show our expertise. Apply at www.gannett.com/careers

FT Sports Reporter - Fargo

The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead and InForum.com is hiring a full-time Sports Reporter to produce engaging sports-related content for print and online with an emphasis on reporting, features and profiles. This position will also serve as both a sounding board and resource to other members of the sports team to develop the most creative and appealing content for our audience. Application deadline is 04/08/2022. To apply, please go to www.forumcomm.com/careers/

News/Sports Reporter - Valley City

News/Sports Reporter. Full or part-time news/sports reporter position to investigate and write the creative “scoop” for the Times-Record newspaper. Responsibilities include: - Receiving assignments and/or investigating news leads and tips - Writing and delivering news stories with the reader’s perspective in mind - Staying up-to-date with the latest current happenings and events in Barnes County - Always pursuing the lead for a great story. Requirements: - Excellent communication - Active listening skills - Working experience as a reporter or intern preferred, but we will train the right individual. Position offers opportunity for advancement. Please email your resume to Tina Olson, Valley City Times-Record General Manager, at trpub@times-online.com and provide an email or hard copy examples of your work, promoting your ability to gather information and write a compelling story.

Wanted: Layout and Design Staff - New Rockford

As a graphic designer at Transcript Publishing, you will layout newspaper pages, design print and digital advertisements, and create other custom printed products for our customers. We prefer that candidates have training in graphic design and/or working experience with Adobe Creative Suite, particularly Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. However, we are willing to train the right person who has intermediate computer skills and a strong desire to learn. This is a full-time position in our New Rockford office. Vacation time, paid holidays, AFLAC insurance, and a fun working atmosphere are among the perks! If you are a creative person, explore this opportunity to do what you love and work with great people when you join our successful team! To apply, send your resumé and design samples by email to amywobbema@gmail.com.