News Reporter - Savage Pacer

News Reporter – Savage Pacer

We’re looking for an experienced News Reporter to join our award-winning weekly newspaper staff at the Savage Pacer, located in the southwest suburbs of Minneapolis in Scott County. The Savage Pacer is part of the Southwest News Media family owned by Big Fish Works, publisher of 11 weekly/twice-weekly Minnesota newspapers. The newspaper has been recognized for producing exceptional community journalism, and is located in one of the fastest growing regions of the Midwest. Other weekly affiliates are: the Chanhassen Villager, Eden Prairie News, Jordan Independent, Lakeshore Weekly News, Prior Lake American, Chaska Herald, Shakopee Valley News, Hutchinson Leader, Litchfield Independent Review and International Falls Journal.


– A bachelor’s degree or equivalent in experience.
– Exceptional spelling skills and attention to detail (particularly with names and dates).
– Must be creative and organized, with a love for the written word.
– Top-notch verbal and interviewing skills.
– Work in a fast-paced, collaborative, deadline-driven environment.
– Ability to shoot video and photographs for use in print/website.
– Be a great story teller, have a nose for news, be savvy in all aspects of digital and social media.
– Have the ability to work on enterprise stories with the supervision of the editor.
– Must be a self-starter and able to work on their own.
– Embrace our organization’s core values: Collaboration, Community, Integrity, Passion & Perseverance.

This is a general assignment, full-time position. Southwest News Media offers a competitive salary and benefits including health insurance contribution, PTO, paid holidays and a 401k program. Required education: Bachelor’s degree. Required license or certification: Driver’s License.

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