Community Reporter

Community Reporter

Southwest News Media, a subsidiary of MediaNews Group, is looking for a motivated journalist to work in collaboration with its news team in covering the communities we serve in the south metro area of the Twin Cities.

Successful applicant will have strong journalism skills and be prepared to develop investigative, enterprise and big-picture print and digital content that goes beyond merely covering events. 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.

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 essential, ability to listen, interview, take notes, write great content on deadline and under pressure
-Spelling, accuracy, attention to detail, ability to multitask, maintaining confidentiality and following AP style and formatting
-Must be a motivated self-starter who is passionate about producing great community content and enterprise reporting
-Comfortable operating in rapidly changing media environment
-Participate in developing content related to special “advertorial” publications/projects
-Knowledge of content management system
-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 with a driving record that is insurable by the company

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

To apply send resume to Mark Olson, molson@swpub.com