Seeking reporter for Northfield News

Seeking reporter for Northfield News

The Northfield News is looking for a watchdog reporter. We won’t settle for the ordinary. We need a reporter who is equally comfortable crafting compelling tales and analyzing documents.

The Northfield News is a 4,000 circulation, award-winning twice-weekly publication. We are an hour south of the Twin Cities in Minnesota. This position would cover Northfield city government and public safety, as well as cover news in Lonsdale for our sister publication The Lonsdale Area News-Review.

The successful applicant will have insatiable curiosity, an excellent grasp of open records/meeting law and a demonstrated knowledge of how multimedia enhances reporting.

Special consideration will be given to candidates who are fluent in Spanish and who have experience using social media.

Reporters who thrive on reactive, institutional stories need not apply.

We are a family-owned cluster of 14 publications, 11 community websites and Facebook pages and a regional entertainment magazine. All are aggressive, watchdog-oriented papers with newsrooms full of talent. Besides the Twin Cities, Northfield is within one hour of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, Rochester and the Mayo Clinic, Mall of America, eight state parks and more than 100 recreational lakes and other top attractions.

Benefits include health care, dental, life and long-term disability insurance, a flexible spending plan, vacation and 401k.

Send your resume, your plan to use social media in your reporting and no more than five of your best clips to Jerry Smith, Managing Editor, Northfield News, 115 W. 5th St., Northfield, MN 55057. E-mail it to No phone calls, please. The Northfield News is an equal opportunity employer.