Newsroom Editor

Newsroom Editor

The Detroit Lakes Tribune and Perham Focus is looking for its next rising star: an editor to lead and develop a team of reporters in a digital-first newsroom.

The ideal candidate will be smart, positive, and eager to lead a team of young and energetic reporters. Members of our management team must encourage great ideas, collaboration, and innovation. Our next editor should be excited about the news, ready to coach reporters, and embrace digital storytelling.

The editor will lead the development of engaging journalism for a targeted audience that may be used in both digital and print formats. The person in this role should be familiar with data and enterprise reporting and digital analytics tools.

The Tribune and Focus are constantly evolving to develop new concepts and approaches to reflect readers’ interests and habits. We believe in telling great stories that reflect our communities and readers, blending writing skills with compelling visuals to bring those stories to life. We aim to tell the stories our readers need and want to know. We aim to be creative, develop great content, and value accurate, watchdog journalism.


Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree in journalism, with one to three years of editing experience preferred. Those without editing experience or who have an equivalent combination of experience and education may be considered. Strong knowledge of AP style, along with excellent grammar and spelling skills is required. Also, candidates must be able to multitask in a fast-paced newsroom, be resourceful and provide ideas that our readers will find interesting and compelling.

Applicants must possess a reliable vehicle covered with acceptable insurance and a valid driver’s license with a record insurable by the company.

The Tribune and Focus is part of a family-owned company with a large Upper Midwest footprint. To learn more about Detroit Lake and Perham, visit and

The application deadline is 09/29/2021. To apply, please go to

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