Details for REPORTER Southwest News Media, an affiliate of Big Fish Works

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REPORTER Southwest News Media, an affiliate of Big Fish Works, an award-winning news organization in the southwest metro area of the Twin Cities, is looking for a motivated journalist to work in collaboration with a 19-member news team in covering the communities we serve, with a focus on the community of Prior Lake. 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. This full-time position offers a competitive wage, benefits including 401(k) and profit sharing, health insurance, PTO and paid holidays. 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 for multiple platforms are high priorities Must be a motivated self-starter who is passionate about producing great community content and enterprise reporting Ability to work in collaboration with all members of news team to ensure continuance as the #1 source for local news and info Comfortable operating in rapidly changing media environment Participate in developing content related to special "advertorial" publications/projects Knowledge of content management system Must possess a sense of urgency in being "first" in providing accurate content that impacts our local communities 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 Brent at: schacherer@hutchinsonleader.com

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