MediaNews Group, Inc.

Community Reporter

Job Locations US-MN-Savage
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(5/13/2020 12:48 PM)
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Southwest News Media, a subsidiary of MediaNews Group, is seeking a Community Reporter to join the team!  MediaNews Group offers news reporting and third party advertising and marketing opportunities through its multi-platform products which include: web, mobile, tablet, and print.  We are one of the largest media groups in the U.S., serving high-value audiences and connecting advertisers to them. MNG publishes award-winning content (49 Pulitzers) that amasses and engages a nationwide audience via 800 multi-media platforms including web, mobile, social, and print.  We are transforming the news industry. #LI-RL1


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. #LI-RL1


  • Cover news stories in surrounding counties.
  • Versatility is a must, as stories will cover a wide variety of topics, from city and county government to community events.
  • Proficient in taking his/her own photos and producing their own videos and must be able to write, take photos and produce videos on deadline and in a fast paced environment.
  • Along with producing stories that are assigned, the reporter should also be able to pitch their own story ideas on a regular basis. 
  • The candidate must be able to research and develop stories to the utmost accuracy.


  • Bachelor’s or Associate's degree (with comparable experience) in journalism or related field.
  • Experience in reporting breaking news, politics, features, or enterprise is preferred.
  • Experience in both photography and video, and a willingness to experiment with new storytelling tools and social media approaches.
  • Strong writing across a variety of story types.
  • A mindset to put the reader first.
  • Some experience in copy editing a bonus.
  • Curiosity is a must.
  • 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.
  • Must be a motivated self-starter who is passionate about producing great community content and enterprise reporting.
  • Comfortable operating in rapidly changing media environment.
  • Participate in developing content related to special publications/projects.
  • Knowledge of content management system.
  • 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.


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