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Forum Communications Co. seeks a Minnesota capitol correspondent

October 5, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

This position is located in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota


  • Receive assignments and develop your own ideas into relevant, well-written news and enterprise stories through research, interviews, experience, meetings, events and reader engagement.
  • Working independently to identify storytelling opportunities and planning coverage with news editors for a mix of daily and enterprise reporting suitable for multiple platforms.
  • Organize materials, determine focus and write stories according to prescribed editorial style and format standards for media websites, newspapers and social media.
  • Covering the Minnesota Legislature, state government, business communities and a wide variety of trends/issues impacting greater Minnesota.
  • Develop, nurture and maintain a network of sources with primary focus on Minnesota government issues and trends, particularly with an emphasis on impact to readers.
  • Respond to breaking news and be able to write on deadline from breaking news events.
  • Strong photography skills and willingness to produce video stories.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education in journalism and experience in a professional newsroom.
  • Strong organizational, time management and people skills are essential.
  • Versatility and flexibility are essential. Ability to write with confidence on multiple topics.
  • Ability to work on deadline, handle sensitive and emotional situations, balance
    competing demands, set priorities and juggle several issues at once.
  • Digital skills, particularly ability to produce video, a plus.
  • Accuracy and ability to write clean, crisp copy in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented
  • Must have a valid driver’s license with a driving record that is insurable by the company.
  • Work hours may include nights, weekends and holidays, as needed.

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