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Managing Editor- Watford City

The McKenzie County Farmer, an award winning weekly newspaper in Watford City, N.D., in the heart of the Bakken Oil Field, is seeking a full-time managing editor. Areas of responsibility will include writing, editing, ad sales, photography and overseeing staff. Successful candidate must be flexible, attentive to detail, able to communicate well, possess writing and photography skills, and be able to function well with InDesign and Photoshop. Must possess leadership skills, news judgement, and be able to work under pressure. Must be a self-starter. Bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related field, as well as experience in the newspaper industry preferred. A passion for community journalism is required. Watford City is located in western North Dakota and is an outdoor recreation paradise being just minutes from Lake Sakakawea, Theodore Roosevelt National Park and the National Grasslands. We offer a competitive salary, along with full health, dental and vision insurance and a retirement plan. Please submit resume and writing samples to: McKenzie County Farmer, PO Box 587, Watford City, ND 58854, Phone 701-842-2351, or by email to mcf@watfordcitynd.com.

 

Two positions - Fargo

The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead is a family owned newspaper and communications company that has been in operation for more than 125 years. We are located in the heart of downtown Fargo and not too far from Minnesota’s beautiful lakes country. If you are seeking a career where you can help to grow our company, interact with coworkers and know that your voice and opinion matter, you have come to the right place. Forum Communications is constantly evolving and aims to develop new concepts and approaches to reflect readers' interests and habits. We believe in telling great stories that reflect our communities and readers, blending writing skill with compelling visuals to bring those stories to life. We aim to tell the stories our readers need and want to know. We aim to be creative, develop great content and value accurate journalism. We are adding two positions to our Fargo newsroom team: Sports Editor: In this role, you will be responsible for the overall direction and leadership of the sports department and its news gathering efforts, with a focus on building a loyal, engaged audience on each unique publishing platform. This position will assist in establishing an agile news operation with workflows organized around timely, digital publishing, and drive reader loyalty by focusing on audience needs and interests.  Multi-Media Business Reporter: The ideal candidate will be positive and eager to produce multimedia work on a range of topics, such as retail, small business, workplace, restaurants and bars, and community news as assigned. The right candidate will embrace creative multimedia storytelling and will be eager to produce engaging news, features and enterprise work for a digital audience. In this role, you will write and produce creative, unique digital content, videos, and photos. Collaborating with our audience engagement team to gain insight into website and story metrics will help to determine new and engaging ways to present content online. You will work with a team of producers to gain online audience as well as embrace a creative, collaborative approach with other team members to produce engaging news, features and enterprise work. For more details and to apply, visit: www.forumcomm.com/careers

Managing Editor - Minnesota

Our managing editor is retiring this year after 30 years of service and 45 years in the journalism field. We are seeking someone to take on this role at the state’s only cooperatively owned newspaper, which also includes a digital print shop with bindery equipment. This person will be responsible for our weekly newspaper, the Farmers Independent, as well as the weekly Clearwater Shopper. Areas of responsibility include writing, editing, ad sales, overseeing print department. Currently, there are four stringers who cover school board, county board and city council meetings, provide feature articles, and another freelance photographer who covers sports action. We also publish a quarterly magazine dedicated to beef producers which is circulated around northern Minnesota. Successful candidates must be flexible, attentive to detail, able to communicate well, possess writing and photography talent, and be able to function well with Microsoft Word, InDesign and Photoshop. Ability with Excel is a plus. Use of the Internet and email are required, and ability with social media would be a plus. Must possess leadership skills, news judgement, and be able to maintain grace under pressure. Must be a self-starter. Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field as well as experience in the newspaper field preferred. A passion for community journalism is required. Our retiring editor will provide assistance to ease the transition and will be on call for an indefinite period if needed to help in any of the departments or to help in any new enterprises. We offer a competitive salary plus profit-sharing and, of course, paid time off. Bagley is the county seat of Clearwater County, home of the Mississippi Headwaters, and is a great place to raise a family. Please submit your resume and writing samples to: Farmers Publishing Co., PO Box 130, Bagley MN 56621, Phone: 218-694-6265. We are an equal opportunity employer

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.

Editor - Sidney, MT

The Sidney Herald, a twice weekly community newspaper in eastern Montana, is looking for a top-notch editor who’s a go-getter, loves story-telling and wants to join a team that values growing its own and giving you that next opportunity. The editor is a key figure in our community and will help the city set an agenda while leading and facilitating local discourse on a range of issues from the oil industry to farming, schools and growth. Sidney — called the Sunrise City — has more than 100 years of history and sits along the beautiful Yellowstone River near the North Dakota border. This position requires analytical skills, people skills, joy of writing and editing copy, and a willingness to be a lifelong learner. The ideal candidate is someone who seeks adventure, motivates and teaches others, cultivates a positive and focused environment and showcases a love of the English language. Knowledge of Associated Press style and AP copy and headline writing are important. This position offers an opportunity to be a managing editor while working closely with a mentor at a nearby Wick Communications newspaper. The editors across our company are in close contact with each other and the editorial director, and always have somebody to bounce ideas off of. The managing editor crafts the editorial goals for the community newspaper and provides clarity and fair consideration throughout the pages of the print and digital products. Adhering to deadlines is a critical part of this job opportunity as is having strong organizational skills. This is a full- time position and as part of Wick Communications, we offer a strong package of pay and benefits, including base salary, bonus plan, medical, vision, dental, and a 401(k). See our web site at www.sidneyherald.com and learn about our parent company at www.wickcommunications.com. We are an equal opportunity employer. Please submit letter of interest, resume and salary requirements, and examples of writings, to Publisher Kelly Miller: publisher@sidneyherald.com.