Public Safety Reporter

Public Safety Reporter

(3/9/22) The West Central Tribune has an immediate opening for a full-time reporter for public safety beat with digital skills to help build our audience with outstanding journalism and great interaction with our readership. We are seeking a team-oriented journalist to join our newsroom team focusing on audience-driven content for news and features. This position will be responsible for generating breaking news content for digital and print platforms under daily deadlines to serve all readers. Responsible for reporting and writing stories, producing photos and video, developing and contributing to broader reporting projects and utilizing social media sites. This position will be located in the newsroom of the West Central Tribune, a member of Forum Communications Co. The West Central Tribune (Twitter @wctrib), based in Willmar, Minn., is the leading news source for west central Minnesota.

We are part of Forum Communications Co., a family-owned communications company with multiple newspapers and other divisions across the upper Midwest. Our company’s digital network reaches more than 6 million people monthly. We are an audience-focused, multimedia company delivering content to our network of customers and communities in west central Minnesota and the upper Midwest. We publish content in multiple platforms, including digital, e-paper, magazine, print, special sections and social media formats. Our organization has completed the Poynter’s Table Stakes project in 2021 for transitioning to sustainable digital publishing and building a culture of performance-driven change.

The Willmar Lakes Area is a growing regional center with a good economy. We are located in Kandiyohi County, part of our seven-county coverage area which is rich in family, educational, outdoor and recreational opportunities. Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, resume and appropriate writing sample PDFs and/or portfolio links of your top reporting and writing via our online application portal.

Application deadline is 03/31/2022. To apply, please go to

At Forum Communications Company, our legacy is deeply rooted in harnessing the power of communication to connect and inform people in the communities we serve. Since 1917, everything we do is driven by creating and sharing information, ideas and insights.

Today, we’re a leading media and technology company that’s home to a family of people whose passion and purpose is fueled by collaboration and innovation. We believe in supporting each other, working hard towards common goals and having fun.

Come for the perks: Excellent employee culture, competitive pay, 401(k), company-paid volunteer time, health and wellness initiatives for all employees. Additional perks for full-time positions include: comprehensive benefits package, generous paid time off, paid holidays and paid time off for birthday, paid parental and pregnancy disability leave for qualifying employees.

Stay for the people: Family-owned and operated since 1917, development and growth opportunities, inclusive, creative culture, safe working environment, employees of all ages and backgrounds, positive collaboration.

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. FCC currently does not offer employer sponsorship.