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Do you enjoy high school sports and writing about sports activities and events? The International Falls Journal, northern Minnesota’s premier twice-weekly newspaper, has an opening for a Sports Reporter.

Jobs to be done include:

  • Provide comprehensive coverage of area high school sports teams and sports-related stories/events. The successful candidate will write game reports, feature stories and columns for our print editions, take photos and post stories, videos and digital content on the Journal’s website.
  • Develop strong relationships with coaches, athletes, sports fans and community supporters.
  • Must be able to works nights and weekends to accommodate game/match schedules.
  • Work collaboratively with members of creative team on layout of newspaper sports pages.

Job requirements are:

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent in experience.
  • Exceptional spelling skills and attention to detail (particularly with names, dates, scores).
  • Must be creative and organized, with a love for the written word, have a broad range of sports interests, and be a great story-teller.
  • Solid knowledge of newspapers, journalism and need for immediacy in digital postings.
  • Ability to take great action photos and shoot video in challenging weather/lighting conditions.
  • Good verbal and interviewing skills. Should be able to express ideas clearly, work with many different personality types and communicate with others in a sensitive and encouraging manner.
  • Work in a fast-paced, collaborative, deadline-oriented environment.
  • Valid driver’s license and insurance.
  • Embrace our organization’s core values: Collaboration, Community, Integrity, Passion & Perseverance.

Other information:

  • This is a full-time position.
  • Benefits include: 401k match, health insurance contribution, dental and and disability insurance, life insurance, PTO, paid holidays.
  • All candidates who are being considered for hire by our organization must pass a background check.

The International Falls Journal is an affiliate of North Star Publishing and Big Fish Works.Our office is located at 1602 Highway 71, International Falls, MN.

Job Type: Full-time

Required education: Bachelor’s degree

Required license or certification: Driver’s License and have the ability to be insured to drive at all times.

433 W. 3rd St. Red Wing, MN 55066