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St. Cloud LIVE seeks a reporter

September 5, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

St. Cloud LIVE is looking for a reporter to cover local news in the St. Cloud, Minnesota, region. This is a full-time position.

Since launching as a website in February 2023, the response to St. Cloud LIVE from the community has been outstanding. We have since grown our staff, as well as added a print product to our offerings.

We are the newest publication from the family-owned Forum Communications Company, with newspapers, web and broadcast throughout Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.

This is a rare opportunity for a reporter to help our news vision and identity, and tell great stories for a community just waiting for them!

Responsibilities include:

  • Research and report on assigned topics and issues.
  • Determine story focus and write/ produce stories according to editorial style and format standards for all relevant publishing platforms.
  • Drive audience loyalty and digital growth through engaging and timely content.
  • Develop unique story ideas and content around key categories that drive digital memberships and reader engagement.
  • Respond with urgency to breaking news, which includes writing stories and producing visuals on deadline with a digital audience in mind.
  • Collaborate with digital teams and make use of available tools and technology to gain insight into story metrics, determine new ways to create and present content online.
  • Embrace a creative, collaborative approach with other team members and with other FCC departments and locations.
  • Contribute to the overall advancement of digital initiatives; share and promote digital content through various social media channels.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.

Education and experience:

  • Writing experience for a newspaper, website, magazine or specialty publication is required.
  • Experience using digital analytics and social media tools is preferred.
  • Basic knowledge of video and photo editing is preferred.
  • Some experience in proofreading or editing is preferred; AP Style knowledge is a plus.
  • Journalism or communications degree is helpful, though equivalent experience will be considered.

Knowledge, skills and ability: 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential.
  • A strong sense of purpose and urgency for the news.
  • Must be able to multitask and juggle many different projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work quickly and accurately using a Web-based content management system.
  • Must be creative, hardworking and a self-starter.

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