RiverTown Multimedia, a subsidiary of Forum Communications Co., has an immediate opening for a full-time reporter at the Pierce County Herald/River Falls Journal, reporting for both locations. We have nine award-winning publications in our group. On the Minnesota side, we have publications in Woodbury, Cottage Grove, Farmington, Hastings and Red Wing. In Wisconsin, we have publications in Hudson, River Falls, New Richmond and Ellsworth.
The right candidate will be responsible for generating news and feature content for multiple platforms under daily deadlines to serve web and print readership. He or she will be responsible for producing video, developing and contributing to broader RiverTown Multimedia reporting projects, utilizing social media sites and contributing to multimedia content. This position may be assigned to one or more departments within a newsroom.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Receives assignments and develops own ideas into relevant news content.
- Covers all breaking news with urgency and accuracy with the goal of always being first to report important, accurate, developing news on our digital platforms, including a heavy focus on video from scenes.
- Follows prescribed editorial style and format standards, for multiple platforms.
- Shares stories to FCC properties and collaborates with others on stories of regional interest.
- Stays attuned to local, regional and state issues and their effects on local communities.
- Attends community events and local and regional civic meetings as assigned.
- Collaborates with the newsroom’s visual and design teams to ensure stories are presented to readers in the best possible way. May assist with page layout.
- Use video, cellphone and camera equipment in reporting of stories.
- May be responsible for blog content and contributes to relevant social media accounts.