Forum News Service, a growing wire service in the Upper Midwest, is seeking an energetic copy editor to join our team in Fargo, N.D. We are looking for someone whose knowledge goes beyond the basics. Sure, you need to know the difference between its and it’s, but the ideal candidate also will have some experience editing and making decisions in a deadline-driven news environment. The person in this key position must be organized and versatile and must have good news judgement and strong verbal communication skills. The copy editor handles the editing and distribution of regional news, features and sports copy most evenings as well as on Saturdays.
Forum News Service is based in Fargo with bureaus St. Paul, Minn., Bismarck, N.D., and in the Oil Patch of western North Dakota. We are part of the family-owned Forum Communications Co.., which owns more than 30 newspapers, television and radio stations throughout North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin and South Dakota. We distribute content both to our FCC member papers and to other media clients of the News Service around the Midwest.
To apply, please send a letter and resume by Sept. 3 to Forum News Service Director Mary Jo Hotzler, firstname.lastname@example.org.