Community editor, Farmington/Rosemount Independent Town Pages

Community editor, Farmington/Rosemount Independent Town Pages

RiverTown Multimedia, a subsidiary of Forum Communications Co., is hiring for a community editor in Farmington/Rosemount, Minnesota.

The right candidate will be responsible for assigning stories and overseeing workflow in a newsroom. He or she will coordinate web posting activity and manage the content of the newspaper and website. The community editor will work in conjunction with the Regional Editors and News Director and will contribute stories to Forum News Service and collaborate with other Community Editors/Editors within FCC.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for overseeing assignments and scheduling of stories.

  • Upload content to the newspaper website and expertly utilize social media platforms.

  • Write breaking news stories and create multimedia content for web and print.

  • Write columns and/or feature stories for the newspaper and specialty publications.

  • Review stories, cleanly edit local, wire and contributed copy for both online and print.

  • Write headlines, proofread pages and contribute new design ideas.

  • May coordinate newsroom’s activities and staff to cover newsworthy events in the community.

  • Review articles and photos to ensure they are appropriate for publication both online and in print.

  • Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Must have a journalism degree, or similar, from a four-year college.

  • Must have at least one year of journalism experience at a newspaper.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and a driving record that is insurable by the company.

  • Must carry an acceptable level of vehicle insurance as required by the company.

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