Multi-media Reporter

Multi-media Reporter

MULTI-MEDIA REPORTER – International Falls Journal
Non-exempt, full-time

International Falls Journal, an affiliate of Big Fish Works, an award-winning news organization in northern Minnesota, is looking for an enthusiastic journalist to work in collaboration with a five-member news team in covering the region we serve. Our focus is on producing hyper-local content that entices local residents to turn to us as the primary sources for local news and information.

The successful applicant will have strong journalism skills and be prepared to develop print and digital content that is hyper-local. Storytelling in print and online is a top priority, in addition to producing video and photography. Knowing the basics of writing, editing and photo journalism is important. Our primary mission is to inform, entertain and grow our audience base.

This full-time position offers a competitive wage, benefits including 401(k), health, dental, life and disability insurance, PTO and paid holidays.

Job and skill requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
• Ability to recognize and cover breaking news, including developing related story content that is relevant to our local audience
• Communication excellence is imperative, including the ability to listen, interview, take notes and write great content on deadline and under pressure
• Spelling, accuracy, attention to detail, ability to multi-task, maintaining confidentiality and following prescribed editorial styles/formatting for multiple platforms are high priorities
• Must be a motivated self-starter who is passionate about producing great community content and enterprise reporting
• Demonstrated ability to work in collaboration with all members of the news team to ensure our continuance as the #1 source for local news and information
• Primary assignments/beat may include comprehensive coverage of a specific community or intent focus on a particular pillar of content, i.e. education, crime transportation, government, regional news, etc.
• Be aware of key interest points that would be important to local readers and be able to regularly generate ideas for content creation that are relevant to the primary assignment area
• Comfortable operating in rapidly changing media environment
• Participate in developing content related to special “advertorial” publications/projects
• Knowledge of content management system
• Must possess a sense of urgency in being “first” in providing accurate content that impacts our local communities
• Demonstrated fluency and success in using social media to drive audience engagement
• Ability to attend meetings and community events as assigned
• Willingness to work nights, weekends and some holidays
• Candidate must have a valid driver’s license and current auto insurance

Due to the evolving nature of the media industry, job responsibilities are subject to change based upon the needs of our company.

The International Falls Journal, is an affiliate of Big Fish Works, a nationally-recognized, award-winning media organization. Its family of weekly newspapers include Litchfield Independent Review, Hutchinson Leader, Chanhassen Villager, Chaska Herald, Eden Prairie News, Jordan Independent, Prior Lake American, Savage Pacer, Shakopee Valley News and International Falls Journal. Collaboration, Community, Integrity, Passion and Perseverance are our company’s core values.

Contact: laurel@ifallsjournal.com